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Google Chrome, a new web browser from Google

Tuesday, September 2. 2008

Google is about to release a new open-source web browser, Google Chrome on Sept 2 or 3, 2008.
To get more information on it, the 40 pages comic book is a good start point.



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N10, the next generation of netbook from Asus

Friday, August 22. 2008

A French site Blogeee.net posted an exclusive report on the upcoming Asus netbook N10.

The design seems to be an evolution from the EeePC series, but looks more professional.

From the photos, it seems N10 contain features more than a netbook should be:
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • HDMI connector
  • ExpressCard slot
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker system from Altec Lansing

Reference:
Exclusive Photos of the Non-N10 Asus Eee PC Notebook
Exclu : ASUSTeK N10, le Netbook Ultime ?


eeedownload.asus.com

Wednesday, August 20. 2008

今日無意中在 Google中 search "eee download"發現了一個 eeedownload.asus.com的 website.於是即刻 click入去睇睇有乜野可以 download. 原來可供下載的 program 也不少, 像有  GIMP, Inkscape, MPlayer, Kaffeine Player, Audacity, zsnes 等等...

但可惜的是網站標題注明:

Currently supports OS version 1.1 and up

:(  咁即係我的 701 用唔到

Use EeePC 701 to watch Digital TV channels in HK

Monday, August 4. 2008

Although the processing power of EeePC 701 is low, it should be able to watch H.264 SD Digital TV program in HK. Someone claims it runs smoothly using Windows. But it seems no one tried this on the Xandros Linux platform. The reason why the program provided by Asus cannot playback the H.264 SD TV programs is because the codec is missing (Asus choose not to include it into EeePC).

So, if I can get a H.264 decoder, then the Linux version of EeePC should be able to watch H.264 SD programs too. After asking Google, I found that the VLC media player has build-in support for DVB. Thanks to FOSS :-)

Below shows the screen capture while watching TVB J2. I have use VLC's function to resize the screen output by half, such that I can watch the log and do the screen capture.

Watching TVB J2 on Linux version of EeePC 701

The sound is smooth but the screen sometimes slow/lag.

But for ATV channels, only sound is coming out. :-(


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My Cinema-U3100Mini/DMB-TH on EeePC 701

Sunday, August 3. 2008

Without any changes to the EeePC 701 Xandros Linux, Asus My Cinema-U3100 Mini/DMB-TH can scan out all 13 channels. However, only can playback the 4 basic channels (Jade, Pearl, Home and World). This is expected, as some news

already reported.


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Obtained the authorization from HKO

Monday, July 21. 2008

Today, received the authorization from HKO on reproduce/re-disseminate their weather information.

In addition, HKO also provided a detailed documentation on how their information is organized in the HTML files, such that programmer can collect the information accurately. Those information is very useful, and this will lead to some minor enhancements to the HKWW.


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HKWW is available for installation at addons.mozilla.org

Thursday, July 17. 2008

Although it is still marked as experimental, HKWW is now available for installation at AMO.


Day 3 : 經已完成 並進入測試

Monday, July 14. 2008

上圖為在 EeePC 701 上 FireFox 2.0.0.11 運行的 Screen-shot


除此以外還在以下系統上成功運行:
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS + FireFox 3.0
  • Windows XP + FireFox 3.0
  • Windows XP + FireFox 2.0.0.15

近日天氣這麼不穩定, 相信會是測試的好時候。



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Day 2 : 已經能運作, 但有幾個問題要解決

Sunday, July 13. 2008

今天天文台發出雷暴警告, HKWW  已能成功顯示。
基本的流程和 function 都可以算是已經完成, 但有幾個問題須要解決。

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Day 1 : 不消一天已初步成形

Saturday, July 12. 2008


真的要多謝 Extension Wizard 的幫助, 使得像我這些新手馬上就能架起基本的框架展開工作。



今天的目標是在 Status-bar 中能顯示圗示和用 XMLHttpRequest 從天文台取得現正生效的警告。
MDC 中的技術文件都頗為詳細, 所以沒有什麼大的問題。


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Friday, July 11. 2008


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Day 0 : Hong Kong Weather Warnings

Thursday, July 10. 2008

在六月廿八日 出席了 Firefox 3 Hong Kong Kick-off Party

, 會中三位 Firefox extension developer : Haggen, Chris Chan 和 網絡暴民, 均介紹了他們自己開發的 extension. 並說開發一個 extension 其實好容易, 和寫一般網頁差不多。

就是這樣, 便引起我去開發一個 extension 的興趣 。。。


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Free WiFi in MegaBox

Monday, May 12. 2008
We can enjoy unlimited Wifi access in Megabox :-D
Free Wifi

XEPC.org recovery disk

Tuesday, April 29. 2008

Thanks to the hard work of XEPC.org. By install their recovery disk, I can get 2.3G of free SSD space out of my EeePC 701.

It is a brilliant idea to compress the content stored at the system partition which is read-only in the default setting. Such method is not new and is very common among LiveCDs. I don't understand why Asus didn't implement of such method to better utilize the small SSD space at the beginning.



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The previous rose in pair

Sunday, April 27. 2008

If you mirror the previous rose, and place it side-by-side. You will get a heart in the middle.


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