Author Archives for Universal Cynic

Installing Windows 7 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410


[UPDATE: Forget Windows 7. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free while you still can! Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410.] There’s an update to this article below. I’ll write a full update later but for now, I think you can get the general idea from the short take. Lenovo does not officially support […]

Masalah Melayu Yang Tidak Istimewa


Terlalu banyak perbincangan tentang hak Melayu akhir-akhir ini. Di sebelah pihak, orang bukan Melayu meminta kesamarataan. Di satu pihak lagi, orang Melayu mempertahankan sebab-sebab mengapa keistimewaan Melayu harus dipelihara dengan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (yang sudah tidak baru lagi). Memang benar orang Melayu itu perlu diberi sedikit keistimewaannya supaya dia tidak terlalu kecil hati kehilangan sebahagian […]

Linux Mint 7 on Lenovo 3000 Y410


I’ve just installed Mint 7 on my Lenovo, dual-booting with Windows XP Pro. Hit a few snatch and had to install twice as I am using Acronis True Image 11 with the Startup Recovery option. First of all, if you have Startup Recovery of True Image too, don’t install Grub on the MBR. Grub will […]

No master pages in Xara Xtreme? Use repeated objects.


Xara Xtreme Pro is a vector illustration application similar to Adobe Illustrator. The last Illustrator version I really used was version 9. When it became CS, it’s too heavy on my AMD machine. It’s worst on my notebook back then… half an hour to open an illustration for a 2 meter bunting! Which led me […]

Got Bored and Took an IQ Test…


The result: Free-IQTest.net – Free IQ Test

Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.4) is Here!


Get the desktop version here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. Woohoo!!! Time to have fun this Labor Day weekend!

The Star: Clean-up for Puspakom


Let’s see how clean can feces become. Pan Malaysian Bus Operators Association president Datuk Ashfar Ali said the move would definitely curb corruption and would have far-reaching effects. “The operators will know that they don’t have to be at the mercy of Puspakom for small things like the paintwork not being perfect,” he said. Read […]

The Star: Miri Folk Plan to Sober Up Binge Drinkers


Here’s what Miri Indian Association chairman Karambir Singh said in The Star: “Drinking moderately is not a problem but excessive drinking will lead to greater problems like what happened to that baby,” he told The Star yesterday. Read full article: Miri folk plan to sober up binge drinkers Question: Well, if drinking excessively lead to […]