Forget about Da Vinci Code.. the latest hot story in town is DA SMITHY CODE!!

The story began a few weeks ago when author Dan Brown was stirred into his “The Da Vinci Code” copyright lawsuit, and the the London High Court ruled that Dan Brown was not guilty. Now here’s the fun part..

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Recent heated topic.. Microsoft is implementing a new gimmick to tackle piracy [Microsoft articel] in United States, Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia starting April 26. If you want to know more, some of the local bloggers already blogged about this, you can have a look here, here and here..

I am actually going to write something a bit controversial.. that despite all their effort, Microsoft actually support piracy.. in some sense.

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It has been one month since I started my journey to Sabah. Chinese has a proverb that say something like this..

Reading thousands of books is unmatchable to walking thousand miles of roads

True that, every journey provides wonderful experience and great memories, regardless of overseas or in Malaysia.

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Proboscis monkeys[Sabah trip, 31-Mar-2006] We continued our journey to Klias Wetland after our joyous Padas white water rafting. Klias Wetland is famous worldwide for its endangered species of proboscis monkeys.

We arrived at our resort almost evening and hopped on a motorboat where it took us into the mangroves swamp in search of the monkey famous for its big nose.

It’s not easy to spot the proboscis monkeys, and not easy to see it clearly even with a binocular. YM used her 40x zoom camera to took the photo (left), which still required a bit of editing, and that’s as good as it gets.

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I suddenly thought of an Indian friend that passed away in a car accident 2 years ago, and no matter how hard I tried.. I just couldn’t recall his name.

We were faculty mates back in UM, he’s one of the closest Indian friend I’ve ever had. He was humorous, smart and fun loving.. a great guy I must say. But how on earth could it be that I can’t remember his name.

I feel like an idiot right now.

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