Undo

Reading Time: < 1 minute I think “Undo” is one of the best features we have in many desktop applications. I am not going to get into details of individual applications, but I used quite a bit of “Undo” in Visual Studio editor, Word, and more recently “System restore” on my Windows XP box. There are two reasons we need… Continue reading Undo

Wi-Fied finally

Reading Time: < 1 minute I mean the wireless Internet for my laptop at home. My laptop does come with Intel (R) Pro/wireless Lan 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter but it losts the connection with my D-link wireless router very frequently. Initially I thought it’s the problem with my Internet provider. But after I changed from DSL to cable for… Continue reading Wi-Fied finally

Lost in translation

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was looking for some information on “Multithread programming” lately and I happened to find the Chinese version of the book “Practical UNIX programming” by Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins. Since my friend brought it from China, it has been sitting on my desk. I was glad I could find some use finally. But… Continue reading Lost in translation

Cell phone

Reading Time: 2 minutes I ordered Motorola E815 and Verizon Wireless new service plan from Amazon yesterday, after doing some research on the web. My contract with T-mobile expired recently, and I was not impressed by their service: the biggest problem is their limited coverage area. Many times when I am off the highways, I no longer have the… Continue reading Cell phone

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Be careful

Reading Time: < 1 minute The following is a faked email I received today. I found it out by “show full headers” in my Yahoo email. I believe you can do it in other mail clients. The lesson here is don’t click on the link from your email unless you are absolutely sure it’s from a trusted source. ========================= To:… Continue reading Be careful

Car problem

Reading Time: 2 minutes My car is making funny noise recently. So I made an appointment with a local Nissan dealership 9AM today, to take a look. The customer rep asked my phone numbers and the usual stuff. I gave them both my work number and mobile number (that turns out to be a mistake). He told me expect… Continue reading Car problem