Thursday, June 29, 2006

blog template update

I get a complain from a friend, says my blog is just like those web site that I complained. So I have changed my blogger template, not much different, because I am not really good with CSS. The content area should be bigger now.

Talk about blogs, mis2u finally get update, becuase his Favourite Radio Programme banned..

Friday, June 23, 2006

libchewing compile problem

I found out why libchewing can't compile properly (in my earlier post), because I am using gcc 2.8.1. When I use gcc 2.9.x, I solve the first problem but I get another problem, the system complain:-

keymap key;

in hanyupinpinyin.c, I don't know what is keymap in the source code, but will solve this later.

Another poor web layout

This is not bias, but I get another poor web page design:-

Who's Really Running Google?
Who's Really Running Google?

I am just reading a quarter of the screen, and almost the other half of the page is blank.

You can refer to my old post for another example or poor web page design.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

oxim compile, first try

oxim is firefly's modified version of xcin, I try to compile today (v1.0.3). xcin in a chinese input method for unix/linux system

These are the dependency:

  +- libtabe 0.1.9
   +- berkely db2
  +- libchewing

I get a compile error in libchewing, so just stop there. Earlier I want to compile gcin, but it depends on some QT package, so I give up.

Earlier there are someone suggest to use the name nicx, to avoid confusion with the original xcin program. I think nicx sounds good, oxim is good as well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Google Earth 4.0 beta

google earth application Finally I install the Google Earth after it has been release for sometime. Google Earth is a software allow you to view satallite photo on the earth. For some major city (eg. New York, London), buildings and even cars on the street can be seen quite clearly, but such detail photos only available for major city, not any part of the world.

mountain view
Mountain View, California
A lot of software and internet company located around here

The software is easy to use, to zoom in just click your left mouse button, click for a few times (I think should be a triple click and hold it), to zoom out just use the right mouse button. I found where I stay and my office building, the photo are quite clear.

Who need Google Earth? Some people just use it for fun, but I think is useful for some property developers, they don't need a helicopter to get a clear picture.

You can download the software from Google website, is available for Windows XP, Mac OS X (10.3.9 and above) and Linux platform. I have tried the Windows and OS X version, OS X version will crash sometimes when I zoom in to the map.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Malaysia open 2006 (not internet ready)

No live match on the internet?

Lee Chong Wei
Originally uploaded by dev_sandy.

Yesterday in Malaysia Open (Badminton) 2006, Malaysian player Lee Chong Wei beat China top player Lin Dan in the final match. I watch part of the match on Television, asking my friend, is there any website like for badminton live match? My friend do not have an answer for it, ask me to search around on the internet.

I google it for a while, and don't find anything, may be live match for badminton game is just not common. Badminton have many world class tournaments like All England, World Championships, Thomas/Uber Cup, Japan Open, Hong Kong Open, Singapore Open (old Konica Cup, now Aviva) etc. Next tournament is Chinese Taipei Open, which will be started on 20th June.

IBF (International Badminton Federation) change the game rules to 21-point match (like table tennis), to have a better control of the game timing, this will help the timing control when live on television. They have put in effort to improve the sport, but seems like they have to work harder. Each tournament should provide a live match feed.

Malaysian Open shown as a golf tournament in wikipedia. Looking for "Malaysia Open" in Google Calender found nothing, may be they need a unique name.

Malaysia Open 2006 4 star. What! 4 star?
Chinese Taipei Open
International badminton

Friday, June 16, 2006

Joga companion

joga companion
joga companion has a plugins for firefox call companion. It will display the match result and news of FIFA Worldcup in firefox browser.

joga companion
diplay on firefox browser

You can download from the firefox website.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Joga dot com
joga is a community website

This is a soccer (football) community website presented to you by Google and Nike. Google provide the website technology and Nike provide the content.

Unbearable yahoo mail attachment

I received a lot of funny pictures through my yahoo mail, I enjoy viewing the pictures (or photos), but open up attachment in yahoo mail is almost like a nightmare for me now, is so frustrating.
yahoo new
current yahoo mail

You could hardly see a clear picture with the thumbnail. To view the full picture:

1. Click on 'View'. Yahoo will scan the virus
2. Click 'Download Attachment' button. (strange, can't view it through the browser directly)
3. Select 'View with an application' or 'Download to local hard disk'.
4. Click 'Back to message'.

Imagine if I have 10 photo attachments in an email, I have to complete the 40 steps. Compare with Gmail, I just need one or two clicks.

Do you think yahoo mail (v2.0) beta is much better?
yahoo mail beta
yahoo mail beta

I am like viewing one fifth of the display, even after I maximize the windows, disable all toolbars and status bar, I still can not get a full pictures.

One day I may switch to Gmail for this reason.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Worldcup live with google and yahoo

Yesterday my friend show me, how you can include a world cup module in google personal page, but seems like yahoo worldcup is better.

Korea vs Togo

Like today's match, Korea and Togo. Yahoo showing 0:1, but google worldcup module still showing 0:0.

Monday, June 12, 2006

FlickrExport v1.3.4

FlickrExport is an open source software, a plugin for iPhoto to upload photo to flickr.
an open source flickr plugins

Is easy to install, easy to use and is open source! I think there is more than one plugins for iPhoto.

Configure ubuntu chinese display

I learn something new today.

I have some problem with the ubuntu chinese display.

The chinese font display are different in size, some are smaller and some are bigger.

I though is chinese font configuration problem, it is not. Some of the chinese font are loaded from japanese font, that's why they look all different.

Try this solution:-

$ vi /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
($ sudo vi, if necessary)

Look for Kochi, place Kochi after the chinese font.

<family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
<family>Kochi Gothic</family>

Ubuntu use server, this should work for all linux which use server.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

My Eclipse problem solved

Time flies at night.

Before I finish download Eclipse 3.2RC7, I found out the class file version problem. I set my JAVA_HOME environment in my Windows system (right click on My Computer, Advance, Environment Variables, then set JAVA_HOME in system variables.) to JDK 1.3.

Now I came back to tomcat setting, configure tomcat support XML, taglibs and XPath. I found out that I always have problem when configure tomcat on different system, cause by the different jar file that I used.

I use the new xalan.jar don't give me any problem, but the old xalan.jar give me error like serializer class not found.

I am confuse with xalan.jar, xerces.jar...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Eclipse 3.2RC7

I am having some problem when I build the ant file (build.xml)

Badd class file: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\lib\rt.jar(java/io/Serializable.class)
class file has wrong version 49.0, should be 47.0

I read this Malcolm Davis's Blog, it says 'Eclipse 3.1 looked rushed'. Version 3.2 seems to have a lot of changes, so I try 3.2 from eclipse download, let see the version 3.2RC7 will solve my problem.