• Posted On: April 21st 2017 at 9:16 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: New stuff, Online life, School life, Technology

    Phew. I am finally taking some form of break (in terms of blogging) from my law exam revision.

    I’m left with 3 classes of readings to cover this weekend. Hopefully, I can clear them soon.

    Oh yes, Dynadot is having .com domain name sale. You can use this link to buy it and get additional US$5 off in your next purchase too!

    I got myself a new .com domain name too. Hehe. Now I am thinking the new direction of the new domain name.


    Posted On: March 21st 2017 at 7:08 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: School life, Technology

    I went back to school to do my Network Security project last Sunday. Well, it was supposed to be a 4-person project but Pei Fang dropped the module just before we start working on the project proposal so it is only Alan, Jeffery and I left in the project…

    Alan and I was in school since 11am while Jeffery joined us after lunch.

    Oh, guess what? Alan and I met Prof Liang Zhenkai (our Network Security prof) at Macdonalds’ when we went there for lunch. Hahaha. Prof didn’t manage to recognise Alan but recognised me instead. Well… He was also the one who pointed my name on the attendance list during my class test to ask me to sign (i.e. knows my name). Lololol.

    I think after Network Security project, I would have gained an in-depth knowledge of the math behind SSL, in particular the RSA key exchange variant. Guess that’s a good thing? Oh yes, in case you are wondering… We are working on a project related to DROWN attacks. I hope we don’t DROWN-ed in this semester…

    In the end we left school at 9pm. What a tiring Sunday… Now I am counting down to next weekend…


    Posted On: March 19th 2017 at 12:28 am | 3 Comments
    Categories: Emma Watson, Friendship, New stuff, Online life, Personal life, Shopping, Technology

    I went to PC Show just now to get my hard disk for my Macbook Pro. It’s like the fastest shopping trip to PC Show since Rui Yun and I were rushing to catch our Beauty and the Beast movie. Yes, it’s that Emma Watson movie! Hahaha. That’s actually the main reason why I wanted to watch it and we planned for it months ahead. We originally plan to go on Sunday instead of Saturday but I am having my Network Security project meeting so have to pre-pone it at the last minute notice. Thanks to her for accommodating and also helping me to shop around for the hard disk so I can just go there and get it immediately.

    I was talking to one of the salesgirl at Western Digital counter where I decided to buy my hard disk and this epic conversation came up.

    Q: Which hard disk do you recommend me to use if I want to transfer files from macOS to Windows OS (points to the 2 different hard disk options for Windows OS and macOS namely My Passport and My Passport for Mac)?

    A: Oh, that’s not possible. Perhaps you can consider the mobile wifi hard disk instead?

    Moral of the story: Make sure you know the basics before going to PC Show to buy your stuff. Discounted prices don’t come with sound advice. Lololol.

    Rui Yun and I were both amazed at her “sound” technological knowledge of the products that she is promoting.

    Anyway, in the end I got the My Passport (for Windows OS) and bought it home to reformat it by myself and started using it now. Hehe. I saved S$10 and got a better looking case (it’s orange!) too. Hehe. :smile: 

    Oh, I have been posting quite a lot for someone who is supposedly on hiatus. Oops.


    Posted On: February 27th 2017 at 10:56 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Online life, Personal life, Site Updates, Technology

    Hoho it is my 2000th post on ViolinStar.NET! What an achievement indeed. I never thought that I will be able to blog for so long and so much on the same domain. Some of my blogger/online friends have changed domain names several times. We have known each other for many years even though we don’t really keep in contact. To my online friends, you know where you can always find Sakura and that’s always at ViolinStar.NET. :grin: 

    Anyway, I have set up SSL on ViolinStar.NET so now you can access my blog using https://violinstar.net. I have also redirect all traffic to http://violinstar.net to https://violinstar.net too.

    That shall be ViolinStar.NET first step to contributing to a better security in this World Wide Web. :smile: 


    Posted On: February 4th 2017 at 6:59 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Insights, Personal life, Technology, Work

    Sigh, I end up getting stuck at the last part of my Web Security assignment even though I stayed up till 3am to do it. Can’t really be bothered anymore… Oh well… I wonder when will I get the motivation to do my law readings… 

    Somehow the more I learned about security and IP Law, the more skeptical I am with regards to using social media. Not sure if I want to stop using social media after this semester…

    Do you know that by uploading photos to Instagram, you are giving them a license to do whatever to your photos? But the so-called license can be challenged as well. Then again, why do you want to challenge Instagram with regards to your photos? In addition, using live stream on Facebook or Instagram means you are given performers’ rights which Facebook and Instagram are infringing on your copyright when they provide API calls to share your performance elsewhere. There’s nothing in their terms and conditions that protects themselves with regards to performers’ rights. 

    Anyway, the more I learn about IP Law, the more interesting it gets and the more I am reluctant to use social media…