How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

How to tidy up your Contact list in Android

This information is suitable for those techy enough and have smartphones with the necessary specs (both of which I am not and have not). Make sure you are confident enough before you attempt, otherwise, you might face the problems of data migration (missing names, as intended by some unscrupulous people) like that faced by our PTPTN!


Some of you may find that the People (Contacts List) in Android a bit constrainted, esp. in terms of duplicate or multiple copies of some of your contacts, and find it cumbersome to delete or remove them, well, here is a simple solution.

This is for Android v4.0 or higher ONLY, and preferably with Wifi ON :::

1.  You must have already sync-ed your contacts list with or into your Google GMail account for this to work.

A copy of all your contacts, once synced, can be viewed and edited (using your Desktop PC).

Tidy up this Contacts List in this GMail on the Desktop PC.  It's much easier to edit this contacts list on the PC.  Once you are satisfied with its contents and everything looks ok, now log out.

2.  Now go to your Android smartphone.  Check into your Contacts app, and you see all those multiple copies of your contacts.  Now is to clear the entire Contacts List and restart with a new one.

To clear all the Contacts on the Android mobile, do or goto your Settings:

    a.  Settings>Storage> (scroll down to) Apps>Contacts Storage>Clear Data

then return to the Home page, and

     b. click on People (Contacts) app.

                  - You will find this Contacts List all EMPTY now.

     c. press on the Menu within the Contacts app, and tick Auto-sync app data (with your default Gmail account)

     d.  select only to sync with Contacts (others like BookMarks, Calendar, etc. should not be ticked) ONLY

     e. let it go, and wait until the sync has completed.

Once done, you'll see the new Contacts List which is an EXACT copy of the one stored in the GMail Clouds.

Oh, yeah, just one more thing.  Switch off your SYNC once you are done, and no longer wants to sync with your Google GMail all the time.  If you wanna stay SYNC-ed, ignore this.  Staying SYNC-ed all the time can be taxing in terms of time and money, esp. if you are not on Wifi but dataplan.