Monday, December 27, 2004

Zend T-shirt

Wahohoho
I just got 2 Zend T-shirts, it was nice from Zend to send thos T-shirts.
I wonder if there is anyone preparing to Zend Cert so we can study/work together
now I'm waiting my Zend Cert guide + Andi php 5 book


Same to LPI 101 I'm preparing for it and now waiting my LPIC study guide,

Zend T-shirt

Wahohoho
I just got 2 Zend T-shirts, it was nice from Zend to send thos T-shirts.
I wonder if there is anyone preparing to Zend Cert so we can study/work together
now I'm waiting my Zend Cert guide + Andi php 5 book


Same to LPI 101 I'm preparing for it and now waiting my LPIC study guide,

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

:Gmail: Gmail invites

gmail invites available - post a comment with your email to get yours

:Gmail: Gmail invites

gmail invites available - post a comment with your email to get yours

Friday, December 17, 2004

:Chechen: Playgirls, the Kremlin and Chechen rebels


IT could have come from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel, but PC users tempted to view girlie pictures on their screens this Christmas should beware. They could find themselves unwittingly recruited into an international plot to crash Chechen rebel websites.


A super-virus disguised as nude pictures is being used to attack internet sites run by insurgents in the Northern Caucasus. Whoever launched the new virus - and the suspicion is that it may not be a million miles away from the Kremlin - is betting that seasonal high spirits will prompt male PC users to open e-mail attachments that promise to show pictures of naked women. The virus is spread through e-mail with an attached file called Playgirls2.exe - a name clearly designed to appeal to the male libido.

But anyone unwise enough to click on the attachments will not see titillating pictures. Instead the virus, the W32/Maslan-C worm, takes control of the PC and uses it for what appear to be political ends. The virus hides inside the PC and waits until the first day of every month to attack the Chechen rebel sites. The attacks take the form of what are called "distributed denial-of-service attacks". This means they hijack infected computers and use them to fire so many messages at the targeted websites that they collapse under the strain, blasting them off the internet.

PCs that run the attached file also pass the virus on to other e-mail users, who may then also become participants in attacks on separatist websites.

The virus in question is exclusively targeting Chechen rebel websites such as www.chechenpress.com and www.kavkazcenter.info. This has led security experts to conclude that whoever launched the virus is politically motivated, with growing suspicion of Russian involvement.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for computer security firm Sophos, said: "These websites play a key role in the propaganda war between the Chechen rebels and the Kremlin. Clearly whoever has written the virus wants to make it harder for the Chechen separatists to publish information about their cause on the internet."

Though there is no proof linking the Kremlin to the virus, its emergence follows attempts by the Russians to shut down the websites. According to Sophos, the Russian foreign ministry is reported to have asked their Lithuanian counterparts why websites run by Chechen separatists have recently resumed activity.

Sophos warns that the virus poses a dangerous threat to computers in companies across the English-speaking world. "Whether you agree with the worm's intention or not, spreading a virus which infects innocent computers and launches attacks against websites is a criminal offence," said Cluley.

Source:
Tony Glover
The Business Online
[tags]chechnya, chechen, russia, war[/tags]

:Chechen: Playgirls, the Kremlin and Chechen rebels


IT could have come from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel, but PC users tempted to view girlie pictures on their screens this Christmas should beware. They could find themselves unwittingly recruited into an international plot to crash Chechen rebel websites.


A super-virus disguised as nude pictures is being used to attack internet sites run by insurgents in the Northern Caucasus. Whoever launched the new virus - and the suspicion is that it may not be a million miles away from the Kremlin - is betting that seasonal high spirits will prompt male PC users to open e-mail attachments that promise to show pictures of naked women. The virus is spread through e-mail with an attached file called Playgirls2.exe - a name clearly designed to appeal to the male libido.

But anyone unwise enough to click on the attachments will not see titillating pictures. Instead the virus, the W32/Maslan-C worm, takes control of the PC and uses it for what appear to be political ends. The virus hides inside the PC and waits until the first day of every month to attack the Chechen rebel sites. The attacks take the form of what are called "distributed denial-of-service attacks". This means they hijack infected computers and use them to fire so many messages at the targeted websites that they collapse under the strain, blasting them off the internet.

PCs that run the attached file also pass the virus on to other e-mail users, who may then also become participants in attacks on separatist websites.

The virus in question is exclusively targeting Chechen rebel websites such as www.chechenpress.com and www.kavkazcenter.info. This has led security experts to conclude that whoever launched the virus is politically motivated, with growing suspicion of Russian involvement.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for computer security firm Sophos, said: "These websites play a key role in the propaganda war between the Chechen rebels and the Kremlin. Clearly whoever has written the virus wants to make it harder for the Chechen separatists to publish information about their cause on the internet."

Though there is no proof linking the Kremlin to the virus, its emergence follows attempts by the Russians to shut down the websites. According to Sophos, the Russian foreign ministry is reported to have asked their Lithuanian counterparts why websites run by Chechen separatists have recently resumed activity.

Sophos warns that the virus poses a dangerous threat to computers in companies across the English-speaking world. "Whether you agree with the worm's intention or not, spreading a virus which infects innocent computers and launches attacks against websites is a criminal offence," said Cluley.

Source:
Tony Glover
The Business Online
[tags]chechnya, chechen, russia, war[/tags]

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

:News: Get your International driving license over the Internet!

Good news!!!
Get your international driving license over the Internet!
Apply now!

:News: Get your International driving license over the Internet!

Good news!!!
Get your international driving license over the Internet!
Apply now!

:Mozilla: From The book of Mozilla

And the beast shall be made legion. Its numbers shall be increased a thousand thousand fold. The din of a million keyboards like unto a great storm shall cover the earth, and the followers of Mammon shall tremble.
from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31


And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of vengeance. The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of days.

from The Book of Mozilla, 12:10


And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

:Mozilla: From The book of Mozilla

And the beast shall be made legion. Its numbers shall be increased a thousand thousand fold. The din of a million keyboards like unto a great storm shall cover the earth, and the followers of Mammon shall tremble.
from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31


And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of vengeance. The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of days.

from The Book of Mozilla, 12:10


And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

Sunday, November 21, 2004

:LoL:If Jad Was a File Extension...

Well well well, it seems I'm a JPG

You are .jpg You are very colorful.  Sometimes you forget things, or distort the truth.  You like working with pictures more than words.
Which File Extension are You?

:LoL:If Jad Was a File Extension...

Well well well, it seems I'm a JPG

You are .jpg You are very colorful.  Sometimes you forget things, or distort the truth.  You like working with pictures more than words.
Which File Extension are You?

:MS Tech: How to marry Bill gate's daughter...?

Jack, a smart businessman, talks to his son...
Jack: I want you to marry a girl of my choice
Son: "I will choose my own bride".
Jack: "But the girl is Bill Gates's daughter."
Son: "Well, in that case..."
Next Jack approaches Bill Gates...
Jack: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry."
Jack: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case..."
Finally Jack goes to see the president of the World Bank...
Jack: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president."
President: "But I already have more vice-presidents than I need."
Jack: "But this young man is Bill Gates's son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case....."

This is how some business is done!! Don't get caught.......!!!!!

:MS Tech: How to marry Bill gate's daughter...?

Jack, a smart businessman, talks to his son...
Jack: I want you to marry a girl of my choice
Son: "I will choose my own bride".
Jack: "But the girl is Bill Gates's daughter."
Son: "Well, in that case..."
Next Jack approaches Bill Gates...
Jack: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry."
Jack: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case..."
Finally Jack goes to see the president of the World Bank...
Jack: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president."
President: "But I already have more vice-presidents than I need."
Jack: "But this young man is Bill Gates's son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case....."

This is how some business is done!! Don't get caught.......!!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Dear Internet Explorer:
It's over. Our relationship just hasn't been working for a while, and now, this is it. I'm leaving you for another browser.
I know this isn't a good time--you're down with yet another virus. I do hope you feel better soon--really, I do--but I, too, have to move on with my life. Fact is, in the entire time I've known you, you seem always to have a virus or an occasional worm. You should really see a doctor.
That said, I just can't continue with this relationship any longer. I know you say you'll fix things, that next time it'll go better--but that's what you said the last time--and the time before that. Each time I believed you.
Well, not any longer.
You cheater!
The truth is there's nothing more you can say to make things better. I know about your secret marriage to Windows. You say you two are not seeing each other anymore, but I just don't believe it. You say you can live without Windows, and I've heard that Windows can live without you, but I know that's simply not true.
What about HTML e-mail in Outlook? Every time there's a new letter in the Inbox, you rush over to help Windows render it. And what about HTML within Word? There you go again. And don't get me started with those late nights you've spent rendering thumbnail images in Windows Explorer. You're all over Windows and, what, you just expect me to turn a blind eye?
You're no longer fit
For another thing, you've gone and gotten all lazy and out of shape on me. When was the last time you picked up a new feature? Two years ago? Three? While you rest on your laurels, while you spend your days slapping patches on the various flaws that seem to pour out as though your source code were a colander, the Internet has changed. A lot.
Last Christmas, I gave you a free RSS reader, Pluck, and you seemed to like it, with new feeds popping up from time to time keeping you fun and relevant. It gave me reason to think maybe you and I could work things out. But, in the end, it just wasn't a true fit; it wasn't really a part of you.
When I mentioned wanting to view more than one Web page at a time, you just laughed, said it couldn't be done. Well, I knew that wasn't true. Opera, Netscape, and now Firefox, they can all do it. You simply don't want to discuss change.
And when you do, it's only because of someone else. A certain someone else: Windows. Don't deny it. You didn't think twice when Windows XP SP2 offered you its shiny new pop-up blocker. Or gave you new firewall protection. I know Windows has promised to block buffer overflows, too--but I'll believe it when I see it.
Yet what have you done for me lately? I don't want to keep upgrading my operating system just to keep you around. Talk about baggage.
This is it
I know, I've tried breaking up before, and I've always come back, but that's because I couldn't find the right browser to move on with. I want an independent browser, one that stands on its own without a codependent operating system. What I want is a browser that's strong and secure, one that handles the latest content and won't crash. I want transparency. I want code that actually means something.
I have found just that.
With Mozilla Firefox, at least I know where I stand. The code is open source, built from the ground up, clean--not recycled. No more hidden agendas. At least when there's a flaw in Firefox, this browser alerts me on its toolbar. It doesn't try to hide its mistakes, waiting until the second Tuesday of the month to offer me a patch for some flaw that's been out there for six months already.
I can take my Firefox to my Mac and Linux friends, and everyone gets along just fine. You barely even talk to Macs anymore, and you always seem to walk out of the room whenever Linux stops by. Why? What are you afraid of? Honestly, a grown browser like you afraid of a little operating system? I think this snobby behavior speaks volumes about what's wrong with this relationship.
So this is it: Good-bye. I know you'll do fine without me; you always have. I'm sure there'll be someone who'll find you to be cute and interesting. It just won't be me.
if you can write a better break-up letter to IE Talkback
Dear Internet Explorer:

It's over. Our relationship just hasn't been working for a while, and now, this is it. I'm leaving you for another browser.

I know this isn't a good time--you're down with yet another virus. I do hope you feel better soon--really, I do--but I, too, have to move on with my life. Fact is, in the entire time I've known you, you seem to always have a virus or an occasional worm. You should really see a doctor.

That said, I just can't continue with this relationship any longer. I know you say you'll fix things, that next time it'll go better--but that's what you said the last time--and the time before that. Each time I believed you.

Well, not any longer.


You cheater!
The truth is there's nothing more you can say to make things better. I know about your secret marriage to Windows. You say you two are not seeing each other anymore, but I just don't believe it. You say you can live without Windows, and I've heard that Windows can live without you, but I know that's simply not true.

What about HTML e-mail in Outlook? Every time there's a new letter in the Inbox, you rush over to help Windows render it. And what about HTML within Word? There you go again. And don't get me started with those late nights you've spent rendering thumbnail images in Windows Explorer. You're all over Windows and, what, you just expect me to turn a blind eye?


You're no longer fit
For another thing, you've gone and gotten all lazy and out of shape on me. When was the last time you picked up a new feature? Two years ago? Three? While you rest on your laurels, while you spend your days slapping patches on the various flaws that seem to pour out as though your source code were a colander, the Internet has changed. A lot.

Last Christmas, I gave you a free RSS reader, Pluck, and you seemed to like it, with new feeds popping up from time to time keeping you fun and relevant. It gave me reason to think maybe you and I could work things out. But, in the end, it just wasn't a true fit; it wasn't really a part of you.

When I mentioned wanting to view more than one Web page at a time, you just laughed, said it couldn't be done. Well, I knew that wasn't true. Opera, Netscape, and now Firefox, they can all do it. You simply don't want to discuss change.

And when you do, it's only because of someone else. A certain someone else: Windows. Don't deny it. You didn't think twice when Windows XP SP2 offered you its shiny new pop-up blocker. Or gave you new firewall protection. I know Windows has promised to block buffer overflows, too--but I'll believe it when I see it.

Yet what have you done for me lately? I don't want to keep upgrading my operating system just to keep you around. Talk about baggage.


This is it
I know, I've tried breaking up before, and I've always come back, but that's because I couldn't find the right browser to move on with. I want an independent browser, one that stands on its own without a codependent operating system. What I want is a browser that's strong and secure, one that handles the latest content and won't crash. I want transparency. I want code that actually means something.

I have found just that.

With Mozilla Firefox, at least I know where I stand. The code is open source, built from the ground up, clean--not recycled. No more hidden agendas. At least when there's a flaw in Firefox, this browser alerts me on its toolbar. It doesn't try to hide its mistakes, waiting until the second Tuesday of the month to offer me a patch for some flaw that's been out there for six months already.

I can take my Firefox to my Mac and Linux friends, and everyone gets along just fine. You barely even talk to Macs anymore, and you always seem to walk out of the room whenever Linux stops by. Why? What are you afraid of? Honestly, a grown browser like you afraid of a little operating system? I think this snobby behavior speaks volumes about what's wrong with this relationship.

So this is it: Good-bye. I know you'll do fine without me; you always have. I'm sure there'll be someone who'll find you to be cute and interesting. It just won't be me.



if you can write a better break-up letter to IE Talkback

Saturday, November 13, 2004

:Clear: The difference between Copyright, patent & trademark

A Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", both published and unpublished. Copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject of the expression.

Federal copyright registrations are issued by the U.S. Copyright Office. They give the copyright owner exclusive rights to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies of the work, and to perform and display the work publicly.



A Trademark is a word, name, symbol or device which indicates the source of a product and distinguishes it from the products of others. A servicemark identifies and distinguishes the source of a service instead of a product.

Trademarks are issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. They prevent others from using a confusingly similar mark, but cannot prevent others from making the same products or from selling the same products under a clearly different mark.

A Patent is the grant of a property right to an inventor. What is granted is the right to exclude others from using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention.
Patents are issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

:Clear: The difference between Copyright, patent & trademark

A Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", both published and unpublished. Copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject of the expression.

Federal copyright registrations are issued by the U.S. Copyright Office. They give the copyright owner exclusive rights to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies of the work, and to perform and display the work publicly.



A Trademark is a word, name, symbol or device which indicates the source of a product and distinguishes it from the products of others. A servicemark identifies and distinguishes the source of a service instead of a product.

Trademarks are issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. They prevent others from using a confusingly similar mark, but cannot prevent others from making the same products or from selling the same products under a clearly different mark.

A Patent is the grant of a property right to an inventor. What is granted is the right to exclude others from using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention.
Patents are issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Friday, November 12, 2004

:Linux: Identify Gateway Machines

Special attention should be paid to gateway or firewall systems, as they usually control access to the services running on the entire network.
Such gateways should be identified, its function within the network should be assessed and owners or administrators should be identified. These hosts, often referred to as bastion hosts are a prime target for an intruder. They should be some of the most fortified machines on the network.

Be sure to regularly review the current access policies and security of the system itself.

These systems should absolutely only be running the services necessary to perform it's operation. Your firewall should not be your mail server, web server, contain user accounts, etc. Some of the things you should check for, and absolutely fortify on these hosts include:

  1. Turn off access to all but necessary services.

  2. Depending on the type of firewall, disable IP Forwarding, preventing the system from routing packets unless absolutely instructed to do so.

  3. Update machine by installing vendor patches immediately.

  4. Restrict network management utilities, such as SNMP, public communities, and write access.

  5. Be sure firewall policy includes mechanisms for preventing common attacks such as IP Spoofing, Fragmentation attacks, Denial of Service, etc.

  6. Monitor status very closely. You should develop a reference point in which the machine normally operates to be able to detect variations which may indicate an intrusion.

  7. Develop a comprehensive firewall model. Firewalls should be treated as
    a security system, not just a program that runs on a machine and has an access control list. Firewall administration should be centrally controlled and evaluation of firewall policies should be done prior to actual firewall deployment.



Excerpt from the LinuxSecurity Administrator's Guide:
Written by: Dave Wreski (dave[at]guardiandigital.com)

[tags]linux, firewall, gateway[/tags]

:Linux: Identify Gateway Machines

Special attention should be paid to gateway or firewall systems, as they usually control access to the services running on the entire network.
Such gateways should be identified, its function within the network should be assessed and owners or administrators should be identified. These hosts, often referred to as bastion hosts are a prime target for an intruder. They should be some of the most fortified machines on the network.

Be sure to regularly review the current access policies and security of the system itself.

These systems should absolutely only be running the services necessary to perform it's operation. Your firewall should not be your mail server, web server, contain user accounts, etc. Some of the things you should check for, and absolutely fortify on these hosts include:


  1. Turn off access to all but necessary services.

  2. Depending on the type of firewall, disable IP Forwarding, preventing the system from routing packets unless absolutely instructed to do so.

  3. Update machine by installing vendor patches immediately.

  4. Restrict network management utilities, such as SNMP, public communities, and write access.

  5. Be sure firewall policy includes mechanisms for preventing common attacks such as IP Spoofing, Fragmentation attacks, Denial of Service, etc.

  6. Monitor status very closely. You should develop a reference point in which the machine normally operates to be able to detect variations which may indicate an intrusion.

  7. Develop a comprehensive firewall model. Firewalls should be treated as
    a security system, not just a program that runs on a machine and has an access control list. Firewall administration should be centrally controlled and evaluation of firewall policies should be done prior to actual firewall deployment.




Excerpt from the LinuxSecurity Administrator's Guide:
Written by: Dave Wreski (dave[at]guardiandigital.com)

[tags]linux, firewall, gateway[/tags]

:Linux: Identify Gateway Machines

Special attention should be paid to gateway or firewall systems, as they usually control access to the services running on the entire network.
Such gateways should be identified, its function within the network should be assessed and owners or administrators should be identified. These hosts, often referred to as bastion hosts are a prime target for an intruder. They should be some of the most fortified machines on the network.

Be sure to regularly review the current access policies and security of the system itself.

These systems should absolutely only be running the services necessary to perform it's operation. Your firewall should not be your mail server, web server, contain user accounts, etc. Some of the things you should check for, and absolutely fortify on these hosts include:

  1. Turn off access to all but necessary services.

  2. Depending on the type of firewall, disable IP Forwarding, preventing the system from routing packets unless absolutely instructed to do so.

  3. Update machine by installing vendor patches immediately.

  4. Restrict network management utilities, such as SNMP, public communities, and write access.

  5. Be sure firewall policy includes mechanisms for preventing common attacks such as IP Spoofing, Fragmentation attacks, Denial of Service, etc.

  6. Monitor status very closely. You should develop a reference point in which the machine normally operates to be able to detect variations which may indicate an intrusion.

  7. Develop a comprehensive firewall model. Firewalls should be treated as
    a security system, not just a program that runs on a machine and has an access control list. Firewall administration should be centrally controlled and evaluation of firewall policies should be done prior to actual firewall deployment.


Excerpt from the LinuxSecurity Administrator's Guide:
Written by: Dave Wreski (dave[at]guardiandigital.com)

[tags]linux, firewall, gateway[/tags]

Canada wants & loves immigrants

Canada wants and loves immigrants, especially if they've got the skills to pay the bills. But that doesn't mean it's easy to become a Canadian citizen. First off, you have to be a permanent resident for three years, and then pass a difficult test about Canadian explorers and French grammar. So, concentrate on getting your permanent work visa first.

There are four ways to do this. The business immigrant visa is for entrepreneurs ready to invest $400,000 in their new Canuck venture. If you've got a loved one in Canada who'll sponsor and support you, go for the family class visa. A new class of visa, provincial nominee, encourages applicants willing to live nowhere near the standard immigrant destinations of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Finally, the skilled work visa is the most common, especially if you've got a university education and at least one year of relevant work experience. Canada needs skilled workers in every occupation under the sun: telecommunications managers, pilots, journalists, coaches, data-entry clerks. You could check the National Occupation website (www.canlaw.com/immigration/noc.htm) for a list of allowable professions, but I guarantee your job is on it: There's not a single restricted occupation listed at this time.




If you are unsure which category is best for you, a plethora of free immigration assessments are available at websites like www.canadavisa.com and www.akcanada.com. Canadian immigration lawyers like David Cohen (888-947-9445) and Abrams & Krochak (416-482-3387) are well versed in immy dilly-o and will answer your questions for a fee (Cohen charges $100 for 30 minutes). Or simply call Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) at 604-666-2171. Application forms can be downloaded from the CIC's website (www.cic.gc.ca) or picked up from any Canadian embassy or consulate, like the one on Sixth Avenue and Stewart Street in Seattle (immigration line: 443-1777).

So just how long is this going to take? Prepare yourself for at least a year. Application processing times vary from 22 to 150 days, and the call for an interview comes in six to 18 months; you'll need to undergo a medical examination, and then wait for your visa to arrive. Your permanent resident card won't arrive in Canada until about 30 days after you do. To bide the time during your wait, brush up on Canadian-centric topics like the queen, especially if you plan to apply for full-on citizenship in a few years. Did you know that our dear old Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, introduced a new breed of dog called a "dorgi" when she crossbred her corgi with her sister's dachshund? Or that she wears those boxy dresses because she is large-breasted? She's also the 13th cousin, twice removed, of your very own George Bush Sr. You might be related.

Gaining temporary residency through work, study, or visitor permits is much faster--especially if you're a cathode ray tube repairperson, a cattle or swine herdsperson, a registered nurse, or a long-haul truck driver. The Canadian government fast-tracks work permits for these much-in-demand skills.

But having a work permit doesn't necessarily guarantee a smooth ride at the border. I was in a rock band on tour through North America and we decided to get work permits so that we wouldn't have to worry about the border. (On other tours we'd just lied and gotten across fine, but we didn't want to push our luck.) As soon as we showed the Peace Arch border guard our papers, he pulled us over, ripped apart our wood-paneled minivan, and apprehended our merchandise, causing us to miss our in-store in Seattle. In that instance, having a work permit sucked. If you are thinking about a temporary stay in Canada, a chance to just chill and smoke the weed, check out the list of jobs exempt from the work permit requirement at www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/exempt-1.html.

Or take your chances and cross refugee-style. In 2001 alone, almost 6,000 Americans immigrated to Canada--800 of whom entered at a Washington-Vancouver border. And those are just the ones Immigration knows about. See? People do it all the time. But you still need a good story for the immigration official. Tell them you'd like to learn more about the metric system. Or that you're coming to see the Bachman-Turner Overdrive reunion show. Just don't mention pot or develop your story out loud while waiting in the line-up: Borders are equipped with radio surveillance systems that listen in on conversations within a one-kilometer radius. I am not shitting you.

Here are some further tips from a Vancouver friend who goes to Anacortes once a week to earn money and is such a pro that the border guards now give her dogs treats on her way through: "Make eye contact. Act really friendly and unassuming, perhaps a little on the dumb side. Laugh a lot--like, "Oh, ha ha, hello.' Seeming confused doesn't hurt either."

The drive from Seattle to Vancouver takes about three hours and offers a choice of four border crossings: Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Peace Arch, or the Pacific Highway. Everyone must show a passport or birth certificate and a driver's license to the border guard. Baptismal certificates work too. Going by car has its advantages, as it's cheap and you can bring stuff from home. Items with an air of permanence--waterbeds, encyclopedia sets, home-sweet-home plaques--should be left behind if you don't have a visa, so as not to raise suspicions. You can also travel by plane (airport customs officials are notoriously lax with questions), by boat (the Coho ferry travels between Port Angeles and Victoria), or by helicopter (stylish, though this costs close to $300).

If you don't have a prearranged job upon your arrival, you'll need to find work as soon as possible, especially since your hard-earned American cash just isn't going to go as far as it used to. Our 12-sided bronze loonie is healthier than ever; currently the Canadian dollar equals about 70 American cents, which means you'll be able to buy the Peace Songs compilation for a measly 12 bucks. The Vancouver Currency Exchange, on 402 Hornby Street, gives the best rates in town.

A browse through the help-wanted section of the Georgia Straight unearths plenty of opportunities for brake and exhaust mechanics, clairvoyants, and Paul or John musicians willing to round out Beatles tribute bands. One particularly hot business seems to be the she-male industry. Transgendered? Then Canada's a great place for you. Just remember, if you're here illegally, the trick is to find a boss who is willing to pay you under the table. Small-business owners happy to skip out of paying the hefty government taxes are your best bet.

As for shelter, Canada is a gigantic country with a minuscule population, so living spaces aren't hard to come by--except in Vancouver, where current vacancy rates are 1.4 percent. Try to find a cute Canuck roommate to share a place with, maybe even a lonely or reckless soul who would consider marrying you at a minute's notice. This is a handy option to have if you're here illegally and Immigration is positively ready to boot your ass south, although it may be expensive. "A friend of a friend's sister offered me a couple thousand dollars to swap citizenships by marrying," says an American friend. "But I don't know. I just don't think I want to live here that
badly."

Source
TheStranger.com

[tags]immigrate, canada[/tags]

Canada wants & loves immigrants

Canada wants and loves immigrants, especially if they've got the skills to pay the bills. But that doesn't mean it's easy to become a Canadian citizen. First off, you have to be a permanent resident for three years, and then pass a difficult test about Canadian explorers and French grammar. So, concentrate on getting your permanent work visa first.

There are four ways to do this. The business immigrant visa is for entrepreneurs ready to invest $400,000 in their new Canuck venture. If you've got a loved one in Canada who'll sponsor and support you, go for the family class visa. A new class of visa, provincial nominee, encourages applicants willing to live nowhere near the standard immigrant destinations of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Finally, the skilled work visa is the most common, especially if you've got a university education and at least one year of relevant work experience. Canada needs skilled workers in every occupation under the sun: telecommunications managers, pilots, journalists, coaches, data-entry clerks. You could check the National Occupation website (www.canlaw.com/immigration/noc.htm) for a list of allowable professions, but I guarantee your job is on it: There's not a single restricted occupation listed at this time.

Saturday, November 6, 2004

:Clear:Using Gmail as an online backup system

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:Clear:Using Gmail as an online backup system

Hello Jad,

Thank you for your message.

Google does not endorse third party applications meant to interact with
Gmail. Please also note that we do not provide support for such
applications.

For more information, please refer to the Gmail Program Policies by
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We hope you enjoy Google's approach to email.

Sincerely,

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Thursday, October 21, 2004

:Linux: Why Governments loves linux?

When it comes to picking an operating system, some governments are
flip-floppers, and some just prefer flippers -- as in the flippers of
a penguin. Find out why many government agencies all over the world
are choosing Linux in this collection of articles.

Search Enterprise linux articles

Related stories
French government agency moves out NT, moves in Linux

Mississippi deal a landmark for Linux in government

Asian enterprises, governments adopt Linux at own pace

The Wrong Choice: Australian fisheries agency throws NT back in the water

:Linux: Why Governments loves linux?

When it comes to picking an operating system, some governments are
flip-floppers, and some just prefer flippers -- as in the flippers of
a penguin. Find out why many government agencies all over the world
are choosing Linux in this collection of articles.

Search Enterprise linux articles

Related stories
French government agency moves out NT, moves in Linux

Mississippi deal a landmark for Linux in government

Asian enterprises, governments adopt Linux at own pace

The Wrong Choice: Australian fisheries agency throws NT back in the water

Friday, October 15, 2004

Non-Smoker 1st Day!

today my first day as a non-smoker person

till now I have no problem with cutting smoking, No headache, I'm not thinking about it even, but the thing that teasing me, what to do as non-smoker, ya3ni I don't have my cigarettes, I don't have lighter, tayeb what I'm supposed to have as a non-smoker, its kinda annoying.

Non-Smoker 1st Day!

today my first day as a non-smoker person

till now I have no problem with cutting smoking, No headache, I'm not thinking about it even, but the thing that teasing me, what to do as non-smoker, ya3ni I don't have my cigarettes, I don't have lighter, tayeb what I'm supposed to have as a non-smoker, its kinda annoying.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

:Unclear:Google - What are they?

yes, what are they, are they a search company ? Content-targeted advertising ? Blogging? News ? Software ?
it should be clear somehow, that google is not a search company, but what are they is not clear. they have different types of services, Google Search, Google News, Content-Targeted Advertising, Web Directory, Gmail , and as NyTime reports google planning to launch their own browser and some other software to challange MicroSoft, They are even building their own operating system..!!!
so What the hell they are?

:Unclear:Google - What are they?

yes, what are they, are they a search company ? Content-targeted advertising ? Blogging? News ? Software ?
it should be clear somehow, that google is not a search company, but what are they is not clear. they have different types of services, Google Search, Google News, Content-Targeted Advertising, Web Directory, Gmail , and as NyTime reports google planning to launch their own browser and some other software to challange MicroSoft, They are even building their own operating system..!!!
so What the hell they are?

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Back to University...!!!

ah ah ah ah
Back to Yarmouk university , its my 7th year now (ya3ni be6la3li iskan or taka3od :D) , You know el sho'3ol el nedeef bedo wagt, o el deraseh mesh shalfaga

Back to University...!!!

ah ah ah ah
Back to Yarmouk university , its my 7th year now (ya3ni be6la3li iskan or taka3od :D) , You know el sho'3ol el nedeef bedo wagt, o el deraseh mesh shalfaga

Sunday, September 19, 2004

:Standards: Down IE, Up Mozilla

Microsoft's Internet Explorer share has dropped from 95.6% in June to 93.7% this month. This is the most notable slip for IE's dominance in over seven years.
Reported by Web Standards Project

:Standards: Down IE, Up Mozilla

Microsoft's Internet Explorer share has dropped from 95.6% in June to 93.7% this month. This is the most notable slip for IE's dominance in over seven years.
Reported by Web Standards Project

:Patent: Microsoft again...!!!

No news is a good news....
Microsoft news is a bad news...

Internet news reported that Microsoft has apparently won a
patent on tab navigation of links in a browser.
This mean microsoft can take royalties fee's from any company whose browsers allow users to navigate web through tabs.

:Patent: Microsoft again...!!!

No news is a good news....
Microsoft news is a bad news...

Internet news reported that Microsoft has apparently won a
patent on tab navigation of links in a browser.
This mean microsoft can take royalties fee's from any company whose browsers allow users to navigate web through tabs.

:Usability: 1 field or 3?

a very nice web usability article by your total site
I think web developers must focus on usability and accessability, as the web development is not just writing markup pages, its a damn hard logical process till the project is done.

One field or three?

:Usability: 1 field or 3?

a very nice web usability article by your total site
I think web developers must focus on usability and accessability, as the web development is not just writing markup pages, its a damn hard logical process till the project is done.

One field or three?

My first post!!!

I started blogging back in 2002 but felt like Adam with the zero interaction. Now and after the growth of jordanplanet.net I decided to start blogging again!

My first post!!!

I started blogging back in 2002 but felt like Adam with the zero interaction. Now and after the growth of jordanplanet.net I decided to start blogging again!

My first post!!!

I started blogging back in 2002 but felt like Adam with the zero interaction. Now and after the growth of jordanplanet.net I decided to start blogging again!