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Kim Jong Il: I’m an Internet Expert

Now Kim Jong Il calls himself an internet expert. Funny chap. I believe he is the only one who can afford and is using the internet in North Korea. And it certainly brings whole new meaning to what they call “dedicated access”.

Our Dear Leader Kim Jong Il!

(Our Dear Leader Kim Jong Il!)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il called himself an ”Internet expert” during summit talks with South Korea’s president this week, a news report said Friday.

The reclusive leader made the remark after South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun asked that South Korean companies operating at an industrial park in the North Korean city of Kaesong be allowed to use the Internet, Yonhap news agency reported, without citing any source.

”I’m an Internet expert too. It’s all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired,” Kim told Roh, according to Yonhap.

Kim reportedly asked former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for her e-mail address when she visited Pyongyang in 2000. A North Korean general cracked a joke about President Bush during high-level military talks with the South earlier this year, saying he read it on the Internet.

The North’s leader is also a big fan of South Korean movies and TV dramas, and Roh gave him a bookcase of South Korean DVDs as a gift this week.

Source: New York Times

Internet is so useful these days. Sure it has many side effects but the advantages outweighs them.

Kim Jong Il is know to drink US$650,000 worth of Hennessy and Cognac in just a year.

[via Digg, Image source: The Rad Report]

Song about all the internet celebrities in YouTube and Myspace

A really well done and creative song highlighting all the people the internet has made famous. Includes all the break classics like the angry German kid, Gary the Numa Numa guy and so many more.

Internet People – Watch more free videos

I realized I recognize about 90% of the internet celebrities the song does patronage on! Oh no, I need to get a life. Seriously.

Is Net neutrality in jeopardy?

Oh no! MSNBC reports the Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic.

Justice Dept. against ‘Net neutrality’

Several phone and cable companies, such as AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp., have previously said they want the option to charge some users more money for loading certain content or Web sites faster than others.

The Justice Department said imposing a Net neutrality regulation could hamper development of the Internet and prevent service providers from upgrading or expanding their networks. It could also shift the “entire burden of implementing costly network expansions and improvements onto consumers,” the agency said in its filing.

Such a result could diminish or delay network expansion and improvement, it added.

Supporters of Internet regulation have said that phone and cable companies could discriminate against certain Web site and services.

Source: MSNBC

Some thoughts on Web 2.0

Everyone is talking about Web 2.0 these days. Honestly, I don’t really like to use that term a lot as it has been overused and has, in my opinion, kinda lost its meaning.

Today, Web 2.0 can mean anything – video content, social networking, social news, social bookmarking, Ajax, Prototype libraries, JSON, accordion visual effects, mash-ups, Ruby on Rails, XML, and whatever.

It’s a marketing term for any webservice that is published after 2005. Google managed to revolutionize the way people understand ‘beta’. Today, some products is following some sort of a perpectual beta idea, meaning it’s just beta forever. That, once again, is pure marketing.

Everyone wants the future of the web.

(Facebook has communities for Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web 4.0, Web 5.0 and in case you haven’t noticed – Web �??.0.)

Has the web really changed that much? Sure it has, but it didn’t just come overnight. It came a long way and Web 2.0 describes the awakening – the awakening of ordinary people such as my mom and my elephant – and the reintroduction of these technologies. Magazines that cover whatever Web 2.0 ideas are selling like hotcakes and if you actually read a couple of them you’ll realize none is particularly clear of what Web 2.0 is.

Because it just is so many things! But ultimately, I think Web 2.0 is about you and me addicted to connecting and sharing information. It’s as if we allow ourselves to be part of a whole movement. Just thinking of that scares me, but the thought never fails to make me tingle with excitement.

Having some hosting woes again

One of the websites (not //beconfused) I managed got hacked. My host pointed out an exploit in WordPress and said that intruders have planted a spam email sender. The WordPress installed is 2.2 and yeah I didn’t update when 2.2.1 was out. But the exploit is not among those that are fixed which is puzzling. Perhaps it’s really a new exploit, I’m still waiting for the web host to give me more details. Honestly… I am a little confused, I don’t know how to handle these stuff.

And my blog is going to max out the bandwidth again it seems. I am already using a business plan and it seems to be insufficient. My bandwidth is 40 GB per month and I am hitting the limit. I just upgraded 3 months back actually, it used to be 20 GB per month. I didn’t explain it to outgrow that quickly! I thought I would probably grow to using more than 30 GB per month probably the start of next year at the earliest. (Yes, I kinda got it charted out.) Continue reading “Having some hosting woes again” »

See how you fare in a phishing quiz!

Online phishing is getting more and more common and it is important to safeguard your identity and passwords. There are numerous tell-tale signs that you can look out for. Check out this quiz by McAfee to see how vigilant you are towards internet scams. I scored a 10 out of 10. :D

McAfee SiteAdvisor Phishing Quiz


Rating: Safety Guru

Nice work! Your practically clairvoyant knowledge of the Web allows you to spot even the most realistic looking spoofed sites. We’re impressed!

But remember that even one misstep on a deceptive Web site can put your personal information at risk which could lead to identity theft or financial losses.

Don’t let scammers fool you! SiteAdvisor can help protect your identity by warning you before you visit a risky site.

And McAfee didn’t forget to do product plugging to and quickly pointed out that ‘Even the savviest expert can use a little help sometimes’ and recommends me the McAfee SiteAdvisor plugin. It’s free by the way.