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Weather sucks totally

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Weather these days totally goes crazy, one day freakin’ hot, one day freezing like hell…the pattern has been started up for two weeks…Consequently, I’ve got a fever today….

Oh Mr. Weather, when can you stop these madness? :(, I need some health to work on my ICS Launcher..

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Happy New Year 2012 !!!

January 1, 2012 2 comments

Happy New Year 2012……

Hope Android will grow far better than now 🙂

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year 2012


Android Happy New Year 2012 :)


Pete Houston

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Whole week delayed…damn bad!!!

October 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The worst thing ever happened to me when something wrong attacked my laptop, know what? The physical memory usage increased 300MB per minute…Just for several minutes after logging in, it’s totally dead.

Well, so I need to back everything up to prepare for a newly-fresh installation of Windows 7. Meanwhile the other Mandriva Linux is really well alive.

So many things to re-install after installation.Here the list, I know it’s not cool…

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Android (ADT + SDK)
  • Eclipse
  • Microsoft SQLServer Management Studio
  • Firefox
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Digsby
  • LINQ Pad
  • Skype
  • VMWare Workstation
  • TeamViewer
  • Notepad++
  • TortoiseSVN
  • AdobeReader
  • GOM Player
  • K-Lite Codec Packs
  • GuitarPro
  • Java (SDK + RE)
  • Launchy
  • NateOn
  • Paltalk Messenger
  • Enterprise Architect
  • uTorrent
  • Internet Download Manager
  • WinRAR
  • Google Chrome
  • Active Perl
  • Active Python
  • Cygwin
  • GNUStep
  • Apache HTTPd Server
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • PowerISO
  • Unikey
  • Songbird
  • TuneUp Utilities
  • TOSHIBA Drivers (lots of stuffs…)

First of re-installation of Windows 7 was totally fine. However, I really messed-up while configuring Graphics Driver, mine is: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, that is very rare. I’ve lost my drivers’ DVD. It took my one night just to make it work.

After everything’s done, I downloaded and installed Avira Internet Security 2012 (Trial), and it really sucks my stuffs. It say everything is whatever virus, malware, trojan…then quarantined them. I just can’t use anything, can’t execute any program.Angrily, I removed it, but after a while realized that something wrong. Every `svchost.exe` was having Private Byte at 47MB in minimum. Oh man! So DAMN crazy…..The it took me two more nights to dig up more information about `Windows 7 Services – svchost.exe`, and a newly-fresh installation of  Windows 7 again.

Now then, heard some advices on installing 64-bit version to use up all 4GB RAM, well I already knew I had before. Sound cool! However, just only 3GB is usable while it recognize 4GB installed. One more night to dig up things about it. I learned something, in order to use up all of my 4GB RAM, three conditions must be met:

  1. The motherboard chipset Processor must support to process such an amount.
  2. The flash BIOS must recognize those amount.
  3. The installed OS kernel must support to access those RAM amount.

I failed at second condition. After several hours, looking for Toshiba Satellite 100 PSAARK BIOS update, the latest one is 5.9, and it can’t recognize to 4GB, only 3.1GB. Too bad for me!!!

One additional thing that made my week bad is the weather, rainy for whole week non-stop. It’s still raining at the present, and when will it stop? cannot foresee…

Wish things got better next week!


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A day of good learnings and gains

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve taken the course of Risk Management today at my company Training Center for career improvement, or something like that. There was a lot of fun, especially about Risk itself.

By default, I always have in mind that Risk is something negative and should be avoided, but actually it is not. In facts, Risk includes both the positives and negatives, in which the positives refer to the opportunities or chances met or triggered under some conditions, and the negatives are things already known.

In life, we tend to find a way to meet the positive risks, but we don’t know how to do or to manage it well.

The Risk Management coure today really gives me something valuable and I hope I can manage it well in the future.

“Avoid the negatives, Trigger the positives!”

Some keywords related to the Risk concept: opportunity, mitigation, impact, contingency.


Update new section on Books

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Many buddies have asked me about what are good ebooks or documentation that can help them to learn more about Android; after a while, I’ve just decide to create a new section about “Books & Materials” to share many books, documentation, papers, references, materials….that can help and support other Android-ers.

I like to digging into books sometimes, because there might be some parts only mentioned on the book and rarely find it revealed over Internet. Many interesting and unique things that authors like to hide inside the books including experiences, cool guidelines, fun stuffs, tricks, tips…

Hope you find your interests overhere 🙂


Pete Houston

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Crazy work August

September 4, 2011 Leave a comment

In the past month, I’ve been working on customizing a Home application for Android. It was totally a mess!!!

Errors, bugs and exceptions are just risen in almost every single line of code. Can’t believe my eyes! Since my boss accepts this one, which originally developed somewhere else, to version up and re-factor, then it’s my job to do.

I’ve had a hard August at work. Especially, the thing I’ve encountered most is about performance. By several weeks digging on performance, I’ve found myself learned many interesting things I’ve never known before.

Crazy August, busy with no blog post entry! But now I’m back to the Android-Newbie journal with many cool things. Keep watching the Android-Newbie, you’ll find something good for you 🙂

Have fun,

Pete Houston


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Organize the technical blog

It’s been a month since I’ve created this blog. Somehow it’s getting pretty much helpful not only for me but also many others interested in Android. So love it! Just having a little plan ahead so I decided to organize it a bit for future, maybe.

Also, I’m getting back to my diary traditional style…”Code Breaker Diary” for Android.

Having a fever, just resting for the rest of weekend.

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