Resurrect, my onlinedict

R8076411 (by plateaukao)

Oh, I will survive too, even under this kind of tremendous pressure.
Just....don't bite me. It hurts.


I don't like to use stardict in Ubuntu, bacause of its UI. So, I decided to resurrect my onlinedict. Actually, it already works well in ubuntu after getting the latest codes from sourceforge website, although some libs are depreciated. I replaced the depreciated lib, and modifed a bit the parser of collins online dictionary, which is one of my favorite dics.



P5025486 (by plateaukao)



Optimize the battery usage in Ubuntu 9.04 on Asus eeepc 1000HE


Yesterday, I brought my eeepc to office. I wanna try link it to my big screen LCD and see how it works. If possible, I want to control my office notebook under ubuntu remotely. In this way, I can control the computer in the way I want it, and still, being able to access all the necessary apps in windows.

However, out of no reasons, when changing the xorg settings to adapt the LCD resolution, my compiz 3D effects are all gone. A bit panicked, I gave up this idea and back to my original work style.

In addition, I also found that the battery strength is much less than what I observed in windows xp. Even turning CPU to powersave mode, the indicator shows 4 hour usage at most. This is a big shock for me. The long battery usage of this model is the very reason I bought it. If this is broken in ubuntu, then I may need to consider going back to windows xp platform.

Fortunately, the problem is much easier to solve than I think. Thanks for the enormous eeepc users, the power usage under ubuntu is being improved continuously. And the patch/tool on the internet is already very stable. This problem can be solved by simply installing several packages. One thing to notice though, the battery monitor in ubuntu is not quite accurate. Don't trust it. Install powertop to get a better measurement and some hints are also available to tell you how to improve the battery usage.

Two packages I used for this problem:

I also found another package that can help you to quickly toggle H/W modules (wifi, bluetoo, webcam, etc).

Now, it's time surfing~~


customize Opera to be vimperator-like


It's hard to connect to plurk.com under ubuntu. So I tried to install Opera and set up the proper proxy for hinet network. And the result is: wonderful!

So, I started to browse some websites by using Opera. In this way, I don't have to keep going back and forth between firefox and Opera. However, I am  too addicted to vimperator under firefox that sometimes I accidentally press the wrong commands in Opera.

After searching some materials on the internet, I found that the keyboard shortcut management on Opera is flexible enough to do most of the tricks in Vimperator!! And all I have to do is to install a ini file that is already customized by other opera users. What a great news for me. :)

Here's the link, have fun!!


Android Development Notes




安裝eclipse ADT時遇上找不到plugin的問題。

Vimplugin for Eclipse