December 26, 2012 in Sideblog
Jot Pro in my thought is by far the best stylus for capacitive screen like iPad. I am using it all the time and even bought the iPad case that can carry this Jot Pro. However, the only draw back is the lack of pen clip. It’s difficult to put in your pocket without worrying about losing it. Here is what I did to make DIY clip for Jot Pro.
1. Buy a pen with a big clip (my pen is 25c)
2. Take the clip out and make a cut on the outer ring
3. Done ^__^
September 10, 2012 in Sideblog
XPS format is a Microsoft standard format to use in MS Office. From MS Office you can print any document into XPS format (*.xps). However, I got a difficulty to read this format in Mac. The best way I found out is open with Google Doc. Here is how I did it:
1. Mail the XPS file with Gmail
2. Instead of download the file, choose to view file
3. The file will open with Google Doc and then later you can convert to PDF ^__^
September 5, 2012 in Sideblog
Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. It has important applications in networking, bioinformatics, software engineering, database and web design, machine learning, and in visual interfaces for other technical domains.
However there are some issues between Mountain Lion and X11, Graphviz 2.28 can’t run properly on Mountain Lion. Here is how I make it work.
* Install Homebrew by using this command in Terminal
$ brew install wget
* Then brew Libtool by typing this code in Terminal
$ brew install libtool
* Finally, install Graphviz at http://www.graphviz.org/Download_macos.php (I am using version 2.29 dev snapshot)
* Done now you should be able to run Graphviz on Mountain Lion
September 25, 2011 in Sideblog
For Windows users who familiar with switching between language with grave accent ( ` ), using Mac input source switching with Command + Spacebar might be difficult. After a long time of confusing, I finally see the light. I just need the same setting for all devices.
All you need is this piece of software Keyremap4macbook [http://pqrs.org/macosx/keyremap4macbook/]. After download and install (in System Preferences), you need to map ( ` ) to Command+Space .
That’s all, now I can use ( ` ) to switch language in both Mac and Windows.
July 30, 2011 in Sideblog
I found this site http://profile-themes.com/upload-photo . It’s a site app that help cropping your photo and arrange to your Facebook profile. It’s very easy and automated. Two thumbs up for its developer ^_^
April 29, 2011 in Sideblog
My friends just got AT&T iPhones from the US. They couldn’t unlock them via software because their baseband doesn’t supported. The good new is Gevey Sim can unlock unsupported baseband. My friend went with this solution. It works great but there is a problem of contact doesn’t recognize. iPhone doesn’t show the caller name, just display the caller number. Here is how I fix their iPhone.
1. Go to ” Settings/General/International/Region Format/ ” and select your region
2. Downlosds files ” com.apple.AppSupport.plist ” from here
3. Put this file at ” /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/”
4. Restart iPhone
February 22, 2011 in Sideblog
After setting up XMBC on ATV2, I felt like I really use full potential of ATV2. The good thing (for me) in this version of XMBC is I can set up Thai Character in Region setting. However I can’t read Thai because XMBC does not include Thai font in its package. Here how to add Thai font:
- Log on to ATV2
- I use Cyberduck to access into ATV2
- It’s already found my ATV2 via Bonjour network
- username is “root” and password is “alpine”
- Go to XMBC > Media > font then copy Thai font to this directory
Done, now I can see beautiful Thai font for file list name ^__^
February 16, 2011 in Sideblog
I have tried to jailbreak my AppleTV 2g with both GreenPois0n RC6 and PwnageTool 4.2.1 for several times, none of them working well. Fortunately one day I incidentally made it work. Here how I did:
- I follow the instruction from http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-jailbreak-apple-tv-2g-on-ios-4.2.1-untethered-with-greenpois0n-rc6-guide/
- The problem is I can’t go to DFU mode with the instruction given. It always fails at the end.
- To FIX this problem, I just enter the DFU mode before running GreenPois0n
- First I plug in both USB cable and Power cable in to AppleTV then press Menu + Down until the white flash blinking rapidly.
- Next release both button, the white light will stop blinking.
- Now immediately hold Menu+Play until the light
- Once in DFU mode (iTunes will show up), run GreenPoisi0n. It will start jailbreaking suddenly.
- Wait for 5 minutes, click complete and it’s done.
- PS. my AppleTV was stuck in recovery mode after the jailbreak process. I have to use RecBoot to kick it out of recovery mode.
December 21, 2010 in Sideblog
The task is connecting MacPro with 3 monitors, so I ordered Samsung monitors which come with Display, DVI and VGA port on each monitor.
MacPro 2010 comes with two mini-Display ports and one Dual-link DVI. The first trial is to convert mini-Display port to DVI using this mini-Display port to DVI adapter.
However, because of insufficient power, only 2 displays are working (the ones from mini-Display ports)
So I have to order mini-Display port to Display port cable from CircuitAssembly to make these three screens work. Now everything is perfect, I can drive 3 monitors simultaneously.