Saturday, December 27, 2014

Porting over to Google Voice, easy as ...

Pretty easy to do, but why would you do it?    For me it's because I have a work mobile phone, so I basically carry two phone around for the past year.  I do not give out my work mobile number to people that is not from my work.  Yes, there are some co-worker are friends so they have both numbers, but that is beside the point.

Basically I want to keep my original mobile number that I have for the past 10 years but carry / pay 1 phone bill.

You need to have a google account, and it does cost one time transfer fee of $20 (WAIT... but if you are still under contract you may want to wait to avoid early termination fee).

Let's start!!!

"Get a voice number".

Next screen is select "I want to use my mobile number"

Now google want you to enter your mobile number and it'll verify if it's eligible.
things you need to check off.

now it's time to verify, click on "Call me now" 

you'll get a call on the mobile phone number you entered, so google know that you are who you say you are.

time to pay with Wallet.

Now the final screen, then you wait about 3 business days.

Now enjoy all the features in the google voice.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lone Survivor, movie is here.

I read this book in "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10"  2009, it's now a movie.   Haven't seem the movie hope it's half as good as the book.    Knowing Hollywood they'll change some "facts" oh well.   Mark Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell in the movie, but Marcus is a tall guy (6' 5") ... and Mark maybe 5' 8" perfect to play a boxer (The Fighter).    Oh well, still a movie to watch out for!

CBS 60 minutes video

checkout the trailer.

Friday, November 8, 2013

google's way of cloud printing from other devices.

I got my "smart" phone in 2012 it does all kind of neat tricks but it doesn't connect to my home printer.

2013 Google finally has the "Cloud Print" app, but to connect to my old printer you'll to have activating Chrome to manage printer.   I used the classic printer setup (ain't nothing wrong with that!).

Took me about 10 minutes including reading and download the Android app (I already have Chrome on my computer).

Well, if someone else want to print something in your house they can't because it's linked to your google account.

I'll update as I find other issues.

if you in the market for new printer, maybe get one that has Cloud Printing feature.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

LOST number almost Mega Millons

1/4/2011 Winning number 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, with 42
yes the last number is 42. Two winners to split lot of zeros.

The LOST number 4 8 15 16 23 42 miss by just two. off by many zeros but you match 3+ 1 you got $150. There were 25,587 ticket with that number.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Don't flash me! [this is only regard to video online]

Apple is a neat company with great products and when Steve Jobs speaks everyone listen (kinda like Warren Buffett in the stock market).

So what is Steve's throughts on flash? The long version you can read for yourself, but in short; big, fat, slow, "can't touch me" and last by not least, here comes H.264

By the way, adoble flash doesn't just do "video" but in term of watching video online I think Steve is on the money again? , Tech Crunch has the graphic that is showing H.264 is leading the game.

If I remember correctly, Steve also has issue with Java on "i" products. Now I want to hear about that blog from Mr. Jobs. =)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Use Netbeans on c project with winscp

Normally I don't do much cee (actually it's Pro*c) my choice of editor in c is vi for quick change, but for larger project I needed to be able to code offline and have all the comfort of modern IDE.

Here is how I make my life easier. I do not have Pro*c compiler setup on Windows so the actual "make" is taking place on the Linux box. Which is fine during the coding phase and no need to deal with Makefile.

First install WinSCP screenshot below are from 4.2.7 I also setup ssh key with help of PuTTYgen this step is a separate topic. But in a quick summery first winscp login

You can navigate to the directory you want to keep in sync; there are few different options but I chose to use "Keep Remote Directory up to Date..." see screen shot below

I use the option that synch only existing files.

btw, depend on what is your use cases Netbean 6.8 does have Remote Development tutorial maybe helpful in your project.

Now let's talk about Netbean 6.8 as c/C++ IDE.
I really love how the IDE high light unused variable (black arrow) if you had to maintain old code base this is a nice feature.

The call graph (blue arrow) is a nice touch if you have to navigate spaghetti code.

The big problem I have is its use of memory (red arrow), I notice memory usage keeps on going up than I start to notice I can type much faster than code appears. To work around this problem I clicked on the "memory bar" to run garbage collect. Seems to help, I am still not sure why this happens?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Home network storage solution

After about 7 years the continues beating my 120 GB WD finally gave up.

Saturday morning press the power button thinking the computer is in sleep mode. Walk by kitchen to get a cup of coffee... still sleepy. WTF, blue background with deathly font froze on screen. I kick and scream but nothing will bring this coaster back.

I knew that my last backup was about 6 month ago... which would include 2 birthdays, 1 vacation and few other events. Work related file were amount the casualty, but most current project is always on my 2 GB USB drive.

so I look online and realize there LOT of different options anything from docking station, enclosures to Network Attach Storage (NAS). I decided to come up with a backup plan for my home office.

Of course my plan will be limit by the cost.

1) Need to have access from more than one computer
2) Security
3) gotta go with RAID (I'll choose 1; mirror)

I like the idea of BYOD (bring your own disk) so it's possible to upgrade to larger size in the future.

you can google to get all the updated review.

Some call it External Drive has full list of different type of NAS.

I am split between 2 "diskless" NAS.

If you want value NAS 2000 ( it was made by Linksys, now "by Cisco").

[Need photos]

D-Link's DNS -323, this has been around for a while, with lot of mod since it's running Linux.

for some reason Synology NAS cost a little more (~$100) but they do have nice to use interface and lot of feature bake into this little thing!

I went with Synology, because I really like their firmware that can do lot of things without me knowning my Linux commands.