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  • USB ISO image writer and dabbling with Linux

    USB ISO image writer and dabbling with Linux

    Problems with UNetbootin can be solved by using USB ISO image writer like Etcher where Linux Mint 19 Tara was installed well. GParted must be used with caution.


  • Setting up cheap web-based Xiaomi & Yi home security cams

    Setting up cheap web-based Xiaomi & Yi home security cams

    The learning experience on installing & configuring cheap Xiaomi & Yi Technology home security webcam is shared in this article. If your are adventurous & on a tight budget, the cheaper made-for-China versions of these gadgets are for you, otherwise you should stick to the “international” version.


  • Don’t confuse Chinese primary schools with UEC recognition

    Don’t confuse Chinese primary schools with UEC recognition

    This article lays down bare facts about Chinese primary (SJK(C)), secondary (SMJK) and independent Chinese schools in Malaysia. The differences between the UEC examinations & SJK(C) that’re wrongly lumped together are clearly explained. The author opined that the recognition of the UEC should be a separate issue which should not be confused with the Chinese…


  • Reviving old laptops with Puppy Linux (part 2)

    Reviving old laptops with Puppy Linux (part 2)

    In this article, the author shares his experience in creating such a bootable USB flash drive, comes complete with a working Puppy Linux distribution that is persistence. Unlike “live” bootable USB flash drive of other distribution, where once a session is over, all the updates, software installed are lost, Puppy Linux will keep all the these…


  • Revive old laptops with Linux, Puppy Linux (parts 1)

    Revive old laptops with Linux, Puppy Linux (parts 1)

    This article contains the sharing of experience & learning on how to revive old PCs/laptops using the light weight Puppy Linux as OS to replace Windows. It gives step-by-step details on how to fit the entire OS plus applications & software into a USB flash dive of a minimum of 4 Gb, with larger capacities…