Zhu Yong

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Jan 6, 2015 - 2 minute read - Comments - DIY

HDB BTO Home Network DIY

Inspired by this blog, I decided to DIY the network thing for my new HDB flat when I was shopping on Taobao in Nov. Followed the suggestion in that blog, I bought all necessary items from Taobao, but the network modules I bought are Cat 6 module, not 5E. On Jan 03, my contractor went to my new HDB flat to install the lights we bought from Taobao, while they doing the lights installation, I was doing DIY job to change all RJ11 phone jacks to network RJ45 jacks.

Dec 31, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - coding

T32Hook: Utility To Auto Hook Trace32

Today is last day of 2014. I will use this 2014 last blog to write about the utility I recently developed. On my latest project, firmware code failed during test with power cycle on target. And the Lauterbach emulator can’t detect the power on event on this target, so we can’t use the power on event to automate initial script running. The failure only happens after power cycle, so I must let Trace32 run the setup script to enable the trace in order to capture the code running history.

Dec 29, 2014 - 4 minute read - Comments - misc

2014 Year End Summary

It’s end of Year 2014 and it’s the time to write summary for this year. Year 2014 is just an ordinary year same as previous few years, the main reason is there were no much excited things happen. There were several good opportunities for me to change, but unfortunately, I didn’t prepare myself well and I missed all those opportunities. I really think developer should be already be ready for opportunities, you never know when will an opportunity appears.

Dec 24, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - HHKB

HHKB Palm Rest Arrived

My HHKB palm rest from Taobao arrived last Saturday, and I brought it to office on Monday. After use if for two days, I am totally satisfied with it. The build quality is good, size is just nice for HHKB, well polished, and no strange smell. The logo was customized very good, exactly same as my requirement. Maybe I should do a free advertisement for this Taobao shop: Taobao Shop

Dec 22, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - gadget

Upgraded My HP DV6-6144TX To SSD + HDD

I received my Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD on 17 Dec, on that night, immediately after my kids slept, I went to study room and replaced the internal Toshiba SATA II HDD to this SSD. Next I partitioned the drive and installed Windows 7 Ultimate, the waiting time for Windows booting was significantly reduced. Next on 18 Dec night, after I installed all drivers for Windows 7, I tried to install a Debian 7.

Dec 12, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - c armcc fromelf

ARM RVCT tips: armcc && fromelf

For embedded system C projects that share same code base, one common practice is to use various feature flags to encapsulate related code. This results difficulty in code reading, especially when you have huge amounts of feature flags, especially when flags’ value depend on value of other flags. This is what I am dealing with in current project. And I found armcc and fromelf have some useful feature to help developer in such situation.

Dec 8, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - gadget

DIY Cut My Sim Card To Micro-Sim

It has been weeks since I purchased my LG G Pro 2, but I haven’t insert sim card into it yet. The reason is because my current sim card is the normal size sim card, but LG G Pro 2 needs micro-sim card. I checked with my Telco M1 customer service, they said they don’t provide sim card cutting service, I must pay S$37 to get a micro-sim card. To me, this S$37 is too expensive, so I didn’t buy from M1 and just use the new phone as a Tablet to surf net.

Dec 3, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - Amazon

My #1 Earning Report From Amazon Affiliate

I can’t remember when did I joined Amazon’s affiliate program, and I can’t remember I ever earned a single penny from this program. That’s why I was so surprised and happy when I found out that I have earned over US$50 from Amazon during the Black Friday week. After checked Amazon’s report, I know all those links were not from my blog, those are from the links I posted on Facebook and one online forum after I purchased SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD.

Nov 27, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - gadget

Crazy Shopping Month

This afternoon, I ordered another gadget from Amazon: SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With 10-Year Warranty- SDSSDXPS-480G-G25When I start sourcing good SSD deal on Amazon, I was initially looking at Intel 730 480GB, few days back, it was on discount price of US$199.99. Intel SSD has 5 Years international warranty, then I found this SandDisk SSD was selling with 10 Years warranty, someone online said the warranty was international, but I can’t find clear statement.

Nov 26, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - HHKB gadget

HHKB Pro 2 Type-S After One Week

My HHKB Pro 2 Type-S was delivered to my house on 19 Nov, so till today, I have officially owned it one week. So I think it’s time to write down my feeling about this well designed keyboard. Before I purchase HHKB, I have being using old IBM Model M SSK for two years, the feel for IBM Model M is superb, it’s just too noisy. I should say sorry to colleagues whose seats near me.