Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Starfucks: a coffee shop in China

A coffee shop called Starfucks is to be opened in China.

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Creating a kernel call as well as a system call in Minix 3

Albeit important common principles exist, Minix 3 differentiates itself from other operating systems on many aspects. One such aspect is its microkernel design. While most OS adopt a monolithic kernel in which every process can do everything to everyone else, Minix 3 opts for a layered design. Its kernel layer, a.k.a microkernel, performs the most […]

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Practicing the presentation

The presentation for AIMS 2011 has begun to prepare from two weeks ago. I have given a few test drives. Two weeks might be too long for an experienced speaker. But for me, I wish I could have more time. I enjoy the whole procedure of preparation and I hope I can convince people with […]

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Message Inheritance in OMNeT++ 4.1

The message inheritance mechanism described in the OMNeT++ user guide does not work (as least it is not the case for me). In¬†section 5.2.4 of the use guide it said that if I want to extend an existing message, I can simply use theextends keyword in the message definition: message ParentMsg { … } then […]

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StarCraft II Got Published

Amazon uk dispatched my StarCraft II yesterday. The first real-time strategy game I played with is the Command and Conquer. It had been one of the most popular game at the age of DOS. With that game, I always spend 10 hours a day in front of my PC. Later I switched to the Age […]

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Reactivating the Ubuntu One service

On Ubuntu 10.04, I experienced a problem adding one of my PCs under my account. In the ‘devices’ tab, only a “localmachine” is listed.¬† This happens after I decided to delete some duplicate computers listed in the Ubuntu One dialogue. The strange thing is that I cannot go to its website and “add” my computer […]

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