Computing

My Miranda IM Experience - Part 2 - Installation

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Mon, 2008-10-06 11:12

In this part, I'll talk about installing and setting up Miranda for basic functions.

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My Miranda IM Experience - Part 1 - Introduction

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sat, 2008-09-27 07:39

I started using ICQ when it was dishing out 7-digit UINs. Which should be around 10 years ago as far as I can tell.

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Excel Techniques

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Wed, 2008-09-17 13:20

Microsoft Excel is such a powerful and pervasive software that is used by so many people in so many places for so many uses. However, despite its importance in many people's works, many do stick with the limited set of techniques they know, and has no initiative to learn new ones which may potentially save him/her a lot of time and effort everyday.

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Website Backup

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Tue, 2008-09-16 07:23

A script is used to backup the site files and database daily with automatic rotation. Forgot where I found the codes so, sorry for not able to give credit.

P.S. Use a cron job to run it daily.

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Drupal Upgrade

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Mon, 2008-09-15 20:58

The site was upgraded from Drupal 5.x to 6.x.

It was working fine and as a hindsight, there's no major need to upgrade. Except maybe, the "cool" factor of upgrading something.

I had to change the codes of the theme (box_grey) a bit so that it works for 6.x. But other than that, it's just some clicks here and there.

Also changed the location of the "files" directory as per suggested.

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MiniBuddies External Drive Enclosure

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sun, 2006-07-16 04:18

After more than 3 years of storing everything on the notebook's drive and having virtually no backup at all. I bought in succeeding months an external DVD writer, and an external drive.

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AES Encryption on WLI-CB-G54L

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sat, 2006-07-08 02:17

As you may read in my other article, my home router now supports WPA2-PSK and AES encryption.

However, among the WLAN PC cards I have, not all support AES encryption, and one of them is the Buffalo WLI-CB-G54L. It is based on the Texas Instrument TNETW1130 chipset, which apparently DOES support AES encryption.

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A Little Hacking of Planex BLW-54PM

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sat, 2006-07-08 02:03

*** Disclaimer: By flashing the firmware, your router could be bricked/killed and its warranty be voided. ***

I bought a Planex BLW-54PM home router some time ago. It does the job well and in my opinions good for its price.

However, the lack of some features, like the support of AES encryption in WPA-PSK mode, and little configurable tweaks here and there, drove me to explore around for 3rd party firmwares, which is more functional and configurable, that can be loaded on it.

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Dell 2007WFP

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sun, 2006-04-16 02:21

I've taken some photos of the Dell 2007WFP, which you may find at the bottom of this page.

Some quick notes about the monitor:

  • Maximum height is not high enough for me, and is shorter than 2005FPW
  • The backlight is pretty even, very little, if any, light bleeding
  • Text is a bit fuzzy even at native resolution, but guess that's more about my setup (analog output from a notebook) instead of a quality issue of the monitor
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Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sun, 2006-03-12 00:08

It was bought to replace the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 which I've used for 2 years.

Despite the fact that the Explorer was specifically designed for right-handers, the 3000 actually feels better in my hand.

Comaparing the 3000 with the Explorer...

First of all, it's smaller and fits better in my hand. I consider my hand medium size for an Asian male, your milage may vary, but it feels just right for me.

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