Thursday, September 30, 2004

Borland story

Find an interesting article about Borland story.

moon cake festival

Yesterday night gathering with kf's friends, rain a bit in the evening. When I go back home is already 2am. The moon is big and bright. I heard those people in south pole may see 2 moon these 2 days, a meteorite (a big one!) just pass thorugh the earth, and NASA is monitoring it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Forbes 400

Forbes publish the 400 richest Americans. Guess who is the top 10? As usual. I like the notable newbies.

XFree86 and firefox-1.0pr

Upgrade XFree86-4.4.0 is no smooth, many library dependecy problem. Compilation for firefox-1.0pr fail on my x86 linux platform, may be the ppc gentoo linux will work, but it take me too long to compile last night(may be 2 hours(?)), so tired, I stop the compilation, shutdown my iBook, and go to sleep at 2am. Will try again later.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Firefox 1.0 PR

Try firefox 1.0 browser today. Suddenly something just came into my mind.

So I talk to kf and swk while having coffee in Long Black at night. I have an antique IBM PC. Yes, it really from IBM not just compatible, is a 486 SX(yup, no coprocesser) 66 (it suppose to be a 33Mhz and double it into 66). With 8M Ram, I added in another 8M Ram, now I have to total of 16M, and a 420M CPU.

I am going to upgrade to software, make firefox-1.0 to run on that machine. Please don't laugh, it may work. I want it to support truetype font as well.

Kf have a 386SX machin in early 1990s, with 1M ram, 40M HD(and he install stacker software to double it), it is capable to run windows (v3.1) with EMS enable and play Romance of Three Kingdom(KOEI Game) too.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Gentoo & Anacondas

Update Gentoo portage for my iBook yesterday, I think it takes about half hours to complete. So tired, after it finish is almost 3am in the morning.

Tonight go to cinema watch Anaconda2, not that bad, just simple story.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Spend me almost 3 days to compile the gaim, finally find out what's wrong. Is my rpm spec file, forget to unremark the make command, the the plugin path goes to /tmp directory. Compile on P3 800(mandrake 10) is very much faster than on G3 iBook(gentoo). P3 take about 7 to 10 minutes, but POWER PC take more than 15mins. Why?

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Early celebration for moon cake festival

Received a call from a friend just came back from Hong Kong. I have dinner appointment and have early celebration for moon cake festival. Is 1 week earlier. Very full.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Boring night

Is friday night, a bit relex. Came back from Long Black internet cafe. Feeling not good, should sleep early.

RFID seminar

Attend a RFID talk this morning. The speaker point out something very important. The total investment for RFID tag and reader is nothing, more important is on software, especially integration to the legacy system.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Now only I know that the official name for open office is Not OpenOffice or Open Office. No wander is call as OOo. is a great software.


I believe there are people trade their soul with devil.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

雅虎1.6億收購 Musicmatch

雅虎14日宣布以1.6億美元現金收購數位音樂公司Musicmatch。 雅虎執行長 Terry Semel 在華納工作二十四年 現在打算把雅虎轉型成媒體公司很合理

Chinese Input for linux

今天心血來潮, 就把我的 Mandrake 10 加入 xcin 中文輸入法系統. 之前都一直沒有辦法輸入中文. 
首先下載 xcin- 原始碼
$ tar xzvfp xcin- $ cd xcin- $ ./configure --prefix=/usr $ make $ make install 若 msgfmt xcin-zh_TW.po 有問題,可能是 xcin-zh_TW.po 內有 \ 因為舊版的 gettext 在處理一些中文字會有問題,所以會加入 使用 xcin : $ export XMODIFIERS=@im=xcin (一些版本使用 XMODIFIERS=im@xcin ) $ LANG=zh_TW.Big5 gedit & $ LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5 xcin & 這樣子就可以了,簡單.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Start blog

I heard that blog is a next big things. So I blog.

I start blogging because I see Cassandra's blog

Editor is not working, and I have to use HTML!