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Project Traffico shows traffic conditions along hotspots
23 Mar 2018

Lately I have been working on Project Traffico. Essentially, it is a creative use of bus arrival times to infer traffic conditions along certain hotspots in Singapore. There are daily and monthly statistics, historical charts and also some interesting stories …

Preemptive Maintenance (Disaster Recovery Plan)
6 Nov 2017

I recently reconnected with the boss of a clinic. He told me he uses two software applications on his server, which has been running for the past 6 to 7 years. He does not engage an IT person for his clinic and he cannot imagine the amount of work he needs to do if the server suddenly crashes due to hardware failure …

Migrating Emails From Outlook Express
3 Jul 2017

Just a while ago, I got a request to migrate emails from a Windows XP machine running Outlook Express. I am glad my client decided to make the upgrade to a new PC running Windows 10 to improve security.

If you are looking for a way to migrate emails from Outlook Express into Thunderbird or Outlook, here are your options …

Adding A Binary Touch To Singapore Coffee (KOPI) And Tea (TEH) Culture
9 Mar 2017

A while back, I came across an incident where a patron had to walk 10m away to confirm his friend’s KOPI or TEH order. As an engineer, I start to ask myself if there is a better way to remember such orders. Knowing these local KOPI and TEH orders can be confusing because they are made up from different languages (e.g. KOPI C PENG SIEW-DAI), I started designing a binary sequence to systematically ‘step’ through each order …

Good Security Practices
14 Sep 2016

There have been increasing reports of users being infected with ransomware. In short, it is a form of malware and once you are infected, you will not be able to view or edit files and you can only unlock them by paying a ransom to the hackers. One of my client's computers was infected …

Checking the Sender Email
14 Sep 2016

Always check the sender email address to ensure it is somebody legit. This is the first step to protect yourself against hackers. How exactly should you check …

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