Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Simpsons Arcade Game - Windows Mobile Smartphone

"Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"

That's one of the famous quotes from longest running TV animation / cartoon, "The Simpsons". One of my all time favorite of course. And my life long search came to an end when I finally found a Simpsons Game for WinMo / Smartphone devices.

"The Simpsons Arcade" was released by EA Mobile early this year for both WinMO and Iphones. The graphic is just plain 2D as it always been to keep the originality i believe and a very simple story line. Basically, you will be helping Homer to chase after a mysterious donuts. Little that he knows, the donut holds the key to a devious scheme by none other than Mr Burn and his gang. So, Homer will be facing obstacles along his way in 6 different levels. It's pretty simple and you can finish the game in less than an hour. However, the most important is the fact I can have my most favorite Tv series on my mobile phone :)

Note : If you would like to have this game, feel free to drop me a line.

Some Pics [ Omnia i8000 ]:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Funny Out Of Office [ OoO ] Messages

You may try this the next time you setting up OoO messages. :)

1- I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

2- You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

3- Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management.

4- I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 5/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

5- Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

6- The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this one is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

7- Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

8- Please reply to this e-mail so I will know that you got this message.

9- I am on holiday. Your e-mail has been deleted.

10- Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

11- Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.

12- I’ve run away to join a different circus.

13- AND, FINALLY, ABSOLUTELY THE BEST: I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as ‘Loretta’ instead of ‘Anthony’.

Friday, March 12, 2010

LHDN / IRB E-Filing : Income Tax for the Assessment Year 2009

Oh ya, time of the year to start looking for those old receipts :) It's time to fill for our annual Income Tax filing. Thanks to IRB's e-filing method, it's been very easy for me to do my filing which takes less than 10 mins if you have all the required information such as EA form [ Gets it from your employer ] and receipts for your claims such as for Computers , books , insurance & medical insurance etc.
E-Filing for the Assessment Year 2009 was started from 1st March 2010. You may visit "https://e.hasil.gov.my" for more details. Below data was extracted from IRB official website on due dates.
[ BE Form ] Individuals without any commercial income with Residence Status - 30th April 2010
[ M Form ] Individuals without any commercial income without Residence Status  - 30th April 2010
[ B Form ] Individuals with commercial / Business Income with Residence Status - 30th June 2010
[ M Form ] Individuals with commercial / Business Income with Residence Status - 30th June 2010
And of course, let's not wait till the last minute. :)


News on KPLI 2010

Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (KPM) memaklumkan Pengambilan Calon Guru Kursus Perguruan Lepas Ijazah Sekolah Rendah (KPLI-SR) Mode Sepenuh Masa bagi ambilan Januari 2010 adalah tidak diiklankan. Pemilihan calon guru adalah berdasarkan calon simpanan yang memohon bagi KPLI-SR Ambilan Khas Jun 2009. Sementara itu, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) telah menangguhkan pengambilan Diploma Pendidikan Lepasan Ijazah (DPLI) sehingga ke satu tarikh yang belum ditentukan. Harap Maklum.

Untul Keterangan Lanjut :  http://apps.emoe.gov.my/kpli/tdjan2010/ 


11 November 2009
Makluman secara SMS kepada calon yang berjaya dipanggil temu duga.

12 November 2009
Semakan nama calon berjaya temu duga. (permohonan yang berjaya dikehendaki mencetak Surat Panggilan Temu Duga, Borang Butiran Diri dan Helaian Penyataan Hasrat yang dicetak melalui internet)

16 November 2009
Temuduga KPLI-SR Ambilan Januari 2010 (Sila bawa bersama Surat Panggilan Temu Duga, Borang Butiran Diri dan Helaian Penyataan Hasrat yang dicetak melalui internet)

8 Januari 2010
Semakan tawaran calon berjaya ke Institusi Pendidikan Guru IPG (Calon boleh mencetak surat tawaran sementara melalui internet. Surat Tawaran Rasmi boleh didapati selepas melapor diri di IPG)

18 Januari 2010
Pendaftaran calon di Intitusi Pendidikan Guru IPG (calon yang melapor diri boleh mendapatkan Surat Tawaran Berkursus di Institusi Pendidikan Guru

Perhatian : Aktiviti dan Tarikh yang dinyatakan tertakluk kepada perubahan semasa.

Bahagian Pendidikan Guru
Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia

Free Apps : WinUtilities

After sometime, your windows box will start to show signs of aging. After long hours of surfing, installation/removal of applications and so on, you started to feel your PC is slowing down. It boots up longer than it used to and the memory always seems to be hogged by funny processes.

The good news is, instead of going thru painful process of re-installing your OS, you can try to fix your box by cleaning up the junks, clear up registry , remove unwanted apps, defrag etc. You can use different tools to do these tasks or you can just go ahead and get this "All-in-One" WinUtilities. It's a complete solution for PC optimization & System cleaner. The most importantly, It's FREE! :)

It does almost everything you need to keep your PC healthy. It can clean up your usage history [ IE , documents etc ], Registry and temp files which usually takes up unnecessery space off your drives. You can also defrag your filesystem for better performance. You can even try to recover files that you have accidently deleted etc.

So, give it a try and postpone your next format. :)

Application Name : WinUtilities
License : FREE!
Download Website : Here

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NoData - Manage Data Connection on your Windows Mobile Phones

I never really did sign-up for any data plan. Mainly because, I hardly use it except for occasionally. For those moments, I usually just get one of those hourly or Daily passes. But the problem is, being a WinMo [ Windows Mobile ] device, it's full of widgets [ Weather , News etc ] and applications which connects to data networks so very often and sometimes even without your knowledge.

It was a problem for me as well due to high cost for data rates in Malaysia until I came across this little tool developed by one of the admins @ Modaco [http://www.modaco.com/content/pocket-pc-software/246171/new-free-utility-nodata/]. It does what the title says, limits data access of the mobile device. It really come in handy especially if you are "roaming".

So, if you are not planning to get one of those expensive data plan but in love with WinMo devices, you should have this tool. On top of all, It's for free! :)

Note : If you really like the tool, please consider making a donation to the owner.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tower Defense - Windows Mobile Game

Defense my Tower! That’s what I’m doing whenever I can find some free time. J Tower defense is a popular arcade/console type of game which was pretty popular back in the days. This game is being distributed by Color Stone Ltd [ http://www.stonegames.net/ ]. As the name suggest, you need to defense your tower or base from incoming enemy soldiers , tanks , fighter jets and bombers. You can do that with help of 6 different type of towers such as artillery guns, flame throwers , lighting striker etc. You can place these things in a very strategic ways to navigate your enemies from your base to yours. While you gaining money by “destroying” your enemies, you can use the cash to upgrade your weapons. More upgrade you gets ; the faster your can bring down your enemy tankers.

One thing I can say, once you get a grip on this, it’s pretty much very addictive. Though it looks like it was developed for HTCs, but it works extremely well on my Omnia i8000 thanks to it’s wide screen. However, the game did crashed couple of times once I reached >100th level. Nevertheless, it is surely deserves 5 stars!!

Note : it requires Ms compact net framework 3.5 to work.