Tutorials and opinions about eCommerce, supply-chain systems and other technology that I'm passionate about.

Solution to when none of your Mac accounts work and you can’t login to your computer

By Hazrul | Aug 29, 2017

So I had a very peculiar problem yesterday when I had to setup a Mac for a new user. The only problem was, I could not login to the admin account. That was strange. We provision accounts remotely using JumpCloud, allowing user credentials to be provisioned to individual systems. It allows me greater efficiency to…

Rezkii Web 1.1 (Apam Balik) Launch

By Hazrul | Jul 29, 2016

Rezkii Web 1.1 (Apam Balik) Launch Deck from Hazrul Jamari At 3.15pm today, we launched Rezkii Web 1.1, codenamed “Apam Balik”. I’ve created a culture in my tech team, whereby whenever we launch something, we make a big deal out of it. It’s always a show, no matter how small. This is really a minor…

Proud moment for my team to launch

By Hazrul | Jul 15, 2016 is an iCommerce product, providing merchants with seamless shipping and returns service. It is pre-integrated into Rezkii, our WooCommerce SaaS, and only our shipping method can be used. We take care of forward shipments via our merchant websites as well as providing them returns services for selected clients. My team spent a month building…

HalalOnClick, a halal food delivery service in Singapore.

By Hazrul | Apr 24, 2014

The first in our installations of tech startups in the Muslim world, was created and founded by Muslims living in Singapore, a non-Muslim country. We stumbled across this gem from one of our friend’s Facebook postings, and while its start has been small and quiet, its potential to rock the halal food landscape is…

Building a collaborative user network for Open Source WordPress in Asia

By Hazrul | Nov 23, 2011

  Ladies and Gentlemen Esteemed guests, from Singapore and overseas. Thank you very much for helping us make history. You are the first attendees to Singapore’s inaugural WordCamp. Before I begin, I would like you to spend a moment asking yourselves this question. Why are you here? What are you doing right now? Are you…

WordPress Singapore Meetup #1

By Hazrul | Jun 28, 2010

On the 18th June 2010, a small community of WordPress lovers met up for the first time under the banner of the Official Singapore WordPress User Group (SWUG). It was the beginning of a routine each WordPress user and developer would do every 3 months: meetup, talk about WordPress, makan, make new friends, do something…

WordCamp Malaysia 2010

By Hazrul | May 22, 2010

This is a liveblog, latest item first. Refresh manually every 5 mins. Location: CitiTel Hotel, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1646pm: END. Thanks WordCamp Malaysia! 1643pm: Colin Charles crediting the sponsors of WordCamp Malaysia 2010. 1642pm: after answering lots of geeky qns from floor, Aizat ends the day on a techie feel. For questions,…

A new robotic frontier

By Hazrul | Feb 11, 2008

I’m a big fan of National Geographic, Discovery and the History Channel. And I’ve been swept by robotic documentaries this week. Some of the stories are human civic issue pieces, while others are ethics vs science features.  And all this just points to one thing: Humans have reached the beginning of a new robotic world.

Yahoo! not to agree with Microsoft deal

By Hazrul | Feb 10, 2008

Yahoo’s share price have rocketed up $10 from $19.18 before the unsolicited bid to $29.20 today. But there is news that Yahoo will dismiss Microsoft’s offer as being “inadequate”.  Microsoft’s share prices have also dropped significantly reflecting that it may have offered too much as it admits that it may have to go in debt…

Getting WordPress to encode non-Roman characters properly

By Hazrul | Jan 25, 2008

I thought that leaving WordPress’s database charset to UTF-8 would allow WordPress to display Chinese characters properly. UTF-8 is the file format to encode East Asian characters anyway. Even during MySQL installation, choosing UTF-8 charset would save database contents compatible for East Asian characters. But such are the quirks behind this impressive open source software…

Extended Caveat Guide for Deploying Ruby on Rails on Windows

By Hazrul | Jan 24, 2008

I was alerted on some issues on my deployment of our Ruby on Rails app on our Windows server. We’re proxying our Mongrel cluster through Apache and apparently, our Apache seem to be behaving funny. When accessing, without a trailing slash, I can see that Apache proxies to that app but the Ruby app…

Prayer Places Locater 1.0 Ruby On Rails App Launched

By Hazrul | Jan 21, 2008

I’m putting this as a Reqa development although the idea came from the TypeCanvas people and I developed it initially as a TypeCanvas project. But now as it is out of the idea incubator and we think that there is potential here, it would help encourage mosques here to trust us with their websites whatever…