A brief history of water supply in Malaysia

“By 1950, Malaya had 100 treatment plants producing 195 million
litres of water per day to supply a population of 1.15 million. Then,
as now, water shortages were not uncommon, caused in part by
drought but mainly by rapid population growth.”

Jabatan Bekalan Air (Dept. of Water Supply, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia, 2008).  Read more…

Insync for google drive

Quick note to vouch for Insync Plus’ seamless synchronization solution for Google Drive for those using Linux. There is a lifetime fee of $25 for unlimited devices (so you can sync multiple computers and personally I think it is great value. You can sign up for a free trial: https://www.insynchq.com/




Install HP printer on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Printer type: HP Laserjet P1102

  1. Install HPLIP – this is available on Ubuntu Software Centre
  2. Start HPLIP
  3. Click ‘+’ sign
  4. Device discovery – select connection type. For a local printer usually this is USB. Click next.
  5. Select printer from discovered devices. Click next.
  6. Install hp-plugin if required. Download and install from HP server. If digital signature is missing install anyway.
  7. Setup printer – leave all fields as default. Add printer and test!