Archive for December, 2009

Android Development: DDMS perspective

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Don’t forget DDMS perspective in Eclipse. It’s the best way to pull/push files, and you can screen capture your android phone, so easily!

For example, to push files on the emulator, go to
Eclipse->Window->Open Perspective->DDMS

there is sdcard folder with d–rxrwx permissions
drag and drop audio or other files with all possible extensions.

Puppet show: the last dragon on earth

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

That is a great show. We watched the show in the first floor. Rather than the scene is the who stage as in second floor theater, this is a show with smaller stage but all the performance is centered in the middle of the area. There are rodded, stringed and shaded puppets and the show is all in side the castle area.

We also enjoyed the workshop to build a rodded dragon puppet with a string too. The museum is full of saseme street puppets create Jim Henson and his team.

Per performer Bluegrass from Vermont, Atlanta’s center for puppet arts are the only puppet center in the states. We are so lucky to have it here in Atlanta so kids can enjoy the great puppet shows in Atlanta.

To day I noticed that in iddition to member reserved seats in tows 1-4, row 5 is reserved for a kids birthday. What a good idea!

Google Phone: It’s real

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The long awaited google phone is finally materializing and today Google gave them to its employees to test out:

Google Releases Experimental Phone to Employees:

This is the phone I want. I need an unlocked phone, with data plan only, can run Skype to make calls, to be open-source based, can run Java. Google phone looks like, finally, my dream phone.

I like iphone/ipod, but I do not like the way that all is prepriotary. I don’t want to buy another pc/notebook to develop iphone apps running in a mystery OS uisng Object C. Wifi and Skype do not work well too. I hate they exclude Java programs from their OS and Steve Jobs’s rediculous comments about Java.

Did I mention that you can use your sd card to expand your storage without paying bigger bucks? Better than iPhones too!


Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Shame on me… I created a task in my Outlook named “regramding” that was due Friday morning at 8 am and I could not recall what that means!

I don’t know what I have missed but I just could not remember what this note is about. It is a mistery what I had missed and what this task/reminder is… No shortcut next time and a lesson learned.

Change domain name for joomla/virtuemart

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

It’s easy for Joomla itself (at its global config within online admin interface) but tricky for embedded virtuemart. Annoying thing is, after the domain name change you can not access config page online via admin interface.

Here is the file you have to make the changes to make virtuemart work after domain name change: (Remember you have to know what your folder your Joomla points to)


// these path and url definitions here are based on the Joomla! Configuration
define( ‘URL’, ‘’ );
define( ‘SECUREURL’, ‘’ );

After that all is set with your embedded virtuemart.


Saturday, December 12th, 2009

讠犭纟亻忄氵冫艹饣 宀冖冂



Apps to avoid

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Rankings by authoritylabs: tried several times, each time I got it took too long to get results and then busted. A crappy app not worthy of even trying it


Thursday, December 10th, 2009

我觉得 ipod touch/iphone 成功的地方在于,它成功地让人们在马桶上就能方便地写博客。

Chinese class: fun is top priotity

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Talked with Hows this afternoon. He did not care how much we teach there in his discovery point locations, but he wants his kids to have fun and show off to other kids-to him, this is a viral marketing.

Had a long conversation with niu laoshi about the program and we’ll also do more research in how to make program more fin in day care setting.

A lawyer or a social activist

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Just had some fun playing with an apple iTunes app called what is your career, after several questions I was presents with my best careers : a lawyer or a social activist - a regular Rosa Parks!