Zhu Yong

$ echo "Be Persistent, Be Patient" >> ~/.life

Jan 28, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - gadget

Half Day With Allure Eyewear "Call Of Duty : Ghost"

Just before lunch time, security guard at reception desk called me to collect my parcel. I knew my 3 pieces of Call Of Duty : Ghost have arrived. I placed order on 23 Jan and it only takes 5 days for international shipping, the speed is fast enough for a US$20 delivery.

My excutement and happiness didn’t last long until I opened the box and only see two pieces of eyeware inside. I immediately opened my order online and checked carefully, yes, the invoice stated clearly that I ordered 3 pieces of eyewear, but I only got 2 of them shipped. And there is only 1 shipment number, so I guess there won’t be a second package on the way. Next I immediately sent an email through the online contact form, but I think it will take some hours before I got response due to the different timezone. Let’s wait and see how Allure reply.

After lunch time, I clipped the eyewear onto my glass and used it for the whole afternoon. So here is how I feel about this eyewear with one afternoon experience:

Jan 25, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - applications

How I Use Google Keep To Manage Todo List

I use Pomodoro Technique at office, although I don’t follow it strictly, the technique did improve my productivity, and it’s very effective. I use Tomighty desktop timer, it’s free and opensource. Then for the todo list, I use Google Keep, I don’t really record down how many pomodori I spend on a task. The main reason for me to apply Pomodoro Technique is to make me stay focus and concentrate. Google Keep is not dedicated application for todo list, its capability to support todo list simply enought for my requirements.

Just as other Google product, Google Keep interface is clean and minimal, they have Chrome App and Android App. And the best part of Google Keep is its sync function, you can modify your Google Keep on multiple devices and they all sync to your Google account.

Below is my practice to use Google Keep as my todo list.

Jan 25, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - chromecast gadget

I Received My Chromecast

Chromecast On Amazon

I ordered Chromecast from Amazon one week back when it has promotional price of US$29.99 only.

I want to buy Chromecast even before I got my C720 Chromebook, but Chromecast is not selling in Singapore and it is not eligible for the free international shipping to Singapore for over US$125 spending, I don’t want to spend over US$20 shipping fee to buy a product only cost US$29.99, so I wait.

One week earlier, I saw my colleage shopping on Amazon, and he always use Comegateway service to ship product from US to Singapore. So I ask if he can buy the Chromecast and ship together with his purchases. He happily agreed.

Yesterday afternoon, DHL delivered to our office, I pay my colleague total S$46 (S$40 for the Chromecast and S$6 for the shared shipping fee), that’s very cheap.

Jan 23, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - reading

Intel's Recommended Reading List

Intel published a 10 pages recommanded reading list for 1st half year of 2014, you can go to here for details or directly download the list in PDF The Recommended Reading List is a valuable resource for technical professionals who want to thoroughly explore topics such as multi-core programming, embedded security, and more. These books are produced by leading publishers around the world. This is a very good reference list for developers who want to expand their knowledges.

Jan 23, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - gadget

I Ordered "Call Of Duty: Ghosts Eyewear"

This afternoon I placed an order for 3 pieces of Call Of Duty Ghosts By Allure Eyewear. One for myself and the other two for my colleagues.

Call Of Duy Ghosts By Allure Eyewear

One week ago, I didn’t even know there are glasses specially designed for heavy computer user and gamers. One day, one of my colleagues said he was going to buy a glass from Amazon, ask me to search word gunnar to have a look. Then he said the glass can give eyes some relief for full day computer user like us, almost all professional gamer wear this kind of glass to protect their eyes. So I did some google about this eyewear. From reviews on various websites, the feedbacks are quite possitive and effective. So I decided to invest one to protect my precious eyes.

Jan 22, 2014 - 3 minute read - Comments - chromebook ubuntu crouton

Turn C720 Into Development Machine: Step By Step Guide

From Google Analytic report of my blog, I saw there are two visitors, one from Germany and the other from US. Both of them viewed my blog post about setup C720 development environment. But in that post, I didn’t record down step by step how to setup the development environment. Since people are interested in this topic, I think I should write a formal and detail post about this. So, here come this step by step guide of turn your C720 as development machine by install Ubuntu using crouton.

The reason I choose crouton over chrubuntu is because of the super convenient way to switch between ChromeOS and Ubuntu with Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Back keys. There is no need to reboot machine to switch between the OSs.

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode

Enable the developer mode will wipe all your data, so backup any important data before enable developer mode.

To enable developer mode:

  • Press Esc + Refresh (F3) keys then press Power button
  • Press Ctrl + D, ignore the warning/error message on screen.
  • Press Ctrl + D again, you entered the developer mode.

After enable developer mode, evertime you cold start your computer, you need to press Ctr + D or just wait for 30 second.

Jan 22, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - GAE golang

My First Google App Engine In Golang : Hello World!

Long time ago, I was thinking to build something using Google App Engine. But I didn’t start coding after created the app in GAE. So the apps remain there with a None Deployed status.

Yesterday I downloaded the GAE Golang SDK, the reason for choosing experimental golang SDK is that, I want to be more familar with Golang though the process of GAE development.

So the process started with the the Hello World example. I created the folder and files, then when I issue goapp serve command, I saw error about the app.yaml file. It’s because the indent of line

- url: /.*

Jan 20, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - life

Beginning Of Book Reading: The Power Of Habits

Today I read someone’s article about how the book “The Power Of Habit” changed his life in the past one year. After read the article, I was thinking that maybe I should read it also. Long time ago, I already bought the kindle edition of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” from Amazon, but I didn’t actually finished it. Both of the two books are very good book about self improvement; both of them have excellent customer reviews from thousands of customers on Amazon.

So after dinner when I carried my son to national library to return his books, I searched the library catalogs. Although the records shown that both the book and the audio CDs are available, I only managed to find the audio CDs at the end. That’s good enough.

At the beginning of The Power Of Habit book, the author mentioned that people will change when they focus on one particular change for long time and that change could be the keystone habit; this keystone habit will radially change other habits. This perspective is interesting, and I totally agree on that.

Jan 19, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - life

Sold My Old P4 Computer For S$2

I just sold my very old desktop computer bought in 2003 to Karung Guni for S$2. It’s a Pentium 4 computer I assembled by myself when I studied my 3rd year in university after my even old desktop bought in 1999 stopped working. This 11 years old computer is till functional, unbelievable hah! I can’t remember in which year I retired this computer, maybe 2007 or 2008. Since then, it was my father-in-law’s computer during the time he occasionally visit Singapore.

Jan 17, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - linux gcc c

Linux Is Always The Number 1?

Yesterday I read an article C language and the linux macro - proof that linux is always Number 1. It shows a simple C code which just define variable linux and assign with a value, but gcc produce error when compile it. Code of the simple program: #include <stdio.h> int main() { int linux = 701; printf("%d", linux); return 0; } Error message from gcc : code.c: In function ‘main’: code.