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Monday, May 26, 2008

IBM/Lenove ThinkPad Battery Maintenance in Linux

I felt the deteriorate of the lifetime of the battery on my IBM ThinkPad T43p. This article has a good discussion on best practices. I also installed the tm_smapi driver and set charge threshold for my laptop.

Save battery, no waste. :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

China Earthquake Relief, Sichuan, 2008

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake occurred at 14:28:04.1 CST (06:28:04.1 UTC) on 12 May 2008, with its epicenter in Wenchuan County, Sichuan province of the People's Republic of China. It had a magnitude of 7.8 Ms according to the State Seismological Bureau of China and 7.9 Mw according to the United States Geological Survey.

With more than 60,000 recently confirmed dead so far, it was the deadliest and strongest earthquake to hit China since the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, which killed approximately 250,000 people.

Please consider donation to China Red Cross! Thank you!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Qt Problem of Google Earth 4.3 Beta for Linux

On some systems (as Ubuntu Hardy 8.04) the Google Earth 4.3 Beta doesn't work very well, the fonts are ugly and tiny. You may try this workaround:

On other systems (as CentOS 5.1) it may work very well out-of-box.

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