About me

These are some information about myself.

Name : Farhan Faisal Zakaria
DOB : 23rd January 1984

About me
I am still student in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), 4th year now, taking Computer Science. My interest area are very wide 🙂 In computer, my interest would be system administration in open source software, programming (a little bit on PHP+MySQL, HTML & CSS), web development, and embedded system. I’m still very new in embedded system, and I would like to digg up more on this.

My other main interest are in sport, especially in extreme sports. Right now I do involve in rock climbing, wall climbing, kayaking, mountain hiking, and have participated in a few sport events such as Malakoff Powerman and Nuang Challenge 2004. I love swimming, but only in certain places. Not swimming pool, not beach. I love to go to waterfalls, and do camping out there. The best place right now is Bekelah Waterfall, in Maran, Pahang, Malaysia. Do let me know if I have the chance to join you guys 🙂

My philosophy in simple, when you study, study hard. When it comes to play, play hard too. When you want to play and take it not serious, you will just waste your time.

Website that i manage.

  • http://www.farhanfaisal.com
  • http://www.budihost.com
  • http://www.zakariamohamad.com
  • http://www.hanizahhjramlee.com
  • http://www.sbudi.net
  • http://www.smkatj.net

You can contact me using the other page, contact me.


Farhan Faisal

Pulau Pangkor – Canoe and Rowing Club, IIUM

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8-10 April 2007, Canoe & Rowing Club IIUM organized a trip to Pangkor Island. This 3 days program were participated by 24 students and 1 accompanying officer, Bro Zahari. We arrive on 8th April morning at 10, at Ceria Bogak Resort. Not much that we do on the first day. We do cycling in the evening to Kota Belanda. At night, we have some group activities.

On the second day, we went to Pulau Giam for snorkeling activities. There are one group who drop at Pulau Giam as well. The do kayaking from Teluk Bogak to Pulau Giam, and went back in the evening. We also met other IIUM students, who went there on other programs. In the evening, all of us except me went out for kayaking, to Pangkor Laut, and back to Teluk Bogak. They just took 1 hour. We spend the night with charcoal, burning chicken and fish for BBQ. I hope there were octopus, prawn, etc 🙁

Pangkor not really as what I’ve expected. I never though Pangkor Island were so developed, even they have school, police, proper roads, water supply, electricity. Not like other island in East Coast of peninsular Malaysia like Kapas Island and Redang Island. In Kapas and Redang Island, surely you will have a life without vehicle smokes 🙂 btw, Pangkor Island is a nice place for a vacation, and honeymoon 😉

Sungai Tembat, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu

sgtembat22 – 25 April 2006, I have joined University Kebangsaan Malaysia’s trip to Sungai Tembat, Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu. The trip was organized for students who took recreation as their optional credited subject in UKM. Overall there were 60 of us, including trainers, supporting staff, and acompanying officer.

We took boat from Musang platform, about 30 minutes passed Pengkalan Gawi, and 500m meters walk. From Musang platform, it took us about 15 minutes to Sungai Tembat. The view accross the lake was very nice, with nice wheather, and a hill waiting in front of us. Upon reaching Tembat platform, we can already saw the waterfall ahead of us. Its was spectacular.

Overall, during those 3 days in Sungai Tembat, we spend the time for revising what they have learn in recreation class through presentation divided into 5 topics. They are first aid, rope and knots, camp craft, orienteering and water confidence. I was incharged for orienteering, and it gives me some time to know what they have learned, and share what I have, and also revising what they do not understand during class, such as map scale.

In Sungai Tembat, we also have abseiling activities, and some unofficial activities with other trainers 🙂 we do river crossing over a rapid and rock climbing. Sungai Tembat is a very good place for everyone to have some time out of city, especially for fishing. You should try fishing in Tasik Kenyir some times, the fish are really big and bite friendly 🙂

VMX builder – create virtual machine for your VMware Player

Eventhough VMware have release free version of the player, called Vmware Player, you can just open a virtual machine, not creating a new one.

With Vmxbuilder, you can create a new virtual machine, easily. This is a batch command, using command prompt, and only for Windows.

There were also some few websites that have web-based interface to create a new virtual machine, and all of them are for both platform, windows and linux.

Havva good try!

FOSSCAR – 1st day

Today is a very long day. Visitors from various universities came to FOSSCAR ’06 today.

We have a few key person came to FOSSCAR today:

  • Assoc Prof Dr Azmi Omar – Deputy Rector of IIUM
  • Assoc Prof Dr Adam Suhaimi – Dean of KICT, IIUM
  • Ang Chin Han – ByteCraft
  • Khairil Yusoff
  • Dr Nah Soo Hoe
  • Bakhtiar Hamid
  • UPMN (Unit Pembangunan Maklumat Negeri Terengganu)
  • Ezwan Aizat- MyOSS Organizer
  • Thanks for the CDs 🙂

  • Wouter Tebbens – Self Projects
  • UiTM
  • KPTM
  • UniKL – MFI
  • Thanks for those who came today, and we do hope more visitors to FOSSCAR tomorrow. Hope to see you guys here..

    Tomorrow will be more workshop session. Waiting for Bro Adli (get well soon!), Lau Kai Jern (xwings), Lee Chin Sheng (geek00l), Ditesh, Jaya Kumar and everyone, please come. Not forget, Khairul (Creative DR) and Bro Redzuan.

    Tentative for tomorrow, refer here.. http://www.fosscar.com/v1/?2-day_schedule.

    FOSSCAR ’06 – Free & Open Source Software Carnival

    Free & Open Source Software Carnival

    ICT Students Society (ICTSS) will be organizing Free & Open Source Software Carnival 2006. Please refer to the information below:

    Date : 28th and 29th July 2006
    Venue : Cultural Activity Center, IIUM

    Main event of the day:

    Open Source Showcase

      All are invited to present their open source project. Hope everyone can get exposure of different skills and discipline in Open Source.
      Also open for any business entity to promote their open source solution.


      Open source project, there will be award to be given to best 2 softwares.


      Please refer to the speaker list


      Please refer to our workshop speaker list

    International Rafting Expedition – Sungai Pahang

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    26 April – 1 May 2006, I went on International Rafting Expedition, Sungai Pahang, with some other IIUM guys.. Quite an interesting experience, meeting so many people in such a big event. Even though there are some problems, but everything just fine.

    Love the time in those villages.. 🙂

    Code snippets collection

    While searching for information about ruby and configuring mod_security in apache, I found 2 sites that might be useful for us.



    There are alot of categories for the code snippets, Java, PHP, javaScript, Ruby, Perl bash, and many more. It would be useful for programmers and system administrators.

    Guess what, both the system running the sites were developed by Peter Cooper and powered by Ruby On Rails 😉