Sunday, June 19, 2011

Remove Pending Friend Requests in Facebook

In Facebook, it used to allow you to look at who are your pending friend requests and you can remove those pending friend requests respectively. However, don’t know since when this feature has no longer available. If you go the friends section, you no longer can see who are still in pending friend requests. It is still okay if you still remember who you have requested to be your friend. You can still go to our friend's profile page and cancel the friend request. But what if you have forgotten who you have requested to be your friend?

Thanks to this “Pending Friend Requests” application in Facebook.  You can just go there and install this application in your Facebook. This application allows you to look at who are you pending friend request. There are 2 main tabs in this application:

(1) My Pending Requests 

Click on the “Remove Request”, it goes to the friends profile page. Of course if you can also “Send Reminder” if you still want to add him or her.

(2) Remove Requests

In your friends' profile page, you can click on the “Cancel Friend Request” to cancel your friend request.

[Update: August 18 2012]: The automation of finding your friend pending request is no longer available due to the Facebook has completely removed the "friends request send" API. However this Facebook application - "Pending Friend Requests" still allow you to manually key in the friend's URL here for tracking. 

Hope this is useful! Good luck and I hope you don’t get too many “Pending Friend Requests! You don't want to have too many pending friend requests as Facebook may think that you simply request even you do NOT know the person in real and possibly to get your account banned. Happy facebooking! :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bypass Malaysian Banned File Sharing Websites

This post is meant of educational purpose.

If you stay in Malaysia, you may realise that you won’t able to access those file sharing websites anymore.  The most famous one will be “Thepiratedbay Dot Org”.  Apparently all internet service providers (ISPs) in Malaysia have been ordered to block all these file-sharing websites.

Technically speaking, file sharing has nothing wrong and it should be something legal. What it makes it illegal is the copyright content of the file. So banning this website, you are basically ban everything which includes the legal content as well. Is that fair? It seems to me it doesn’t address the root cause…

How to bypass?

Well, interestingly those banned website can be easily bypass at least for this point in time. First you can perform the DNS lookup through For example, you can key-in “” and you will get an IP address “”

What you need to do is to enter this IP address “” into your web browser URL and click enter. Now you should able to access the website. Guess what? Yes, the ISPs (e.g. Streamyx) blocks the website through their DNS server. That’s why you can’t enter “URL name” directly but using the “IP Address” instead. So another workaround probably you can guess now is to change the DNS server!

How to Change DNS Server?

Well, you can refer to my old article on changing the DNS server here.  At the same time you will also able to speed up your web browser by changing the DNS server.  You have 2 options here. First option is use the Google Public DNS server and the second option is use the OpenDNS server. Since Google public DNS server runs faster, I would prefer to use Google one.

Google Public DNS Server
  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:
OpenDNS Server
  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:

Hope this helps! Please use this for the right purpose and I strongly discourage you to download illegal copyright content. :)

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