Monthly Archives: July 2015

What will be your choice if your phone has stipulate time ?

three_idiot_telecoms_of_skorea If your phone has stipulate time and it is restricted to wireless telegraph operator? And plus, if the goverment controlled it? What would you do?

This is not a fiction. Just happens to in South Korea.

There’s are three major wireless telegraph operators – SKTelecom, KTelecom and U+ – and they are sales smartphones with their slavish stipulate time in 2 or 3 years with big penalty if you want to break stipulate in earlier. And it belong to the goverment of South Korea.

Let me guess an example, if you are buying a new smartphone in South Korea.

You may walk to an Agency with determinded to use a wirless agency like KT. You wan to use an Android device. Now you will hearing very complexible arguments and contract rules from agency – You need keep service in 2 or 3 years and don’t break contract while in term of you contracted. You may support about 200 to 300 USD by new purchasement support program. But it is a big trap. really big trap. But you don’t know in that time. Now, you have sign in the contract with stipulate time in 3 years for end of slavish term.

You found many useless app already preinstalled and it can’t be hide or uninstalled! Even it doesn’t work after update via wireless telegraph operator’s store, and it is not the google app store. Everytime you will see these uknown to wehre to use apps in task screen. So you determinded change your phone to iOS, So you going back to agency office. BUT you hear this from them: ‘You can’t break your contract while in 3 years. Or Break the contract and pay back all damages for breach of contract. plus you many need pay more before than supported new purchase program.’

What? Why? …. You can’t understand but it is the real. Yes, you are a slave of them, plus the goverment of South Korea.

This won’t be a story is the tale of ‘Dan-Tong-Bub’ known as ‘Terminal distribution system improvement law’.

There’s many new models are poped out in a year in Soth Korea, specially a company that logo made a tilted blue ellipse. Each sizes, each prices, they are really made many models in a year even people aren’t know exactly how many different models are in market.

This made oversupply in real market, and these products performance been enough to use in normally in 2 or 3 years ago. Increasement of technical criterion elavated but we don’t know what it is. We just want to know OS is being upgrade? Modern games are runs on? whatever. My phone still in high price in market?

Android devices price normally not too expensive except flagship modesl of each company. Specially a tilted blue ellipse company and a half human face in red circle company. They are always making the top model of South Korea market only except Bited fruit logoed company.

Too many oversupply making low profits and value. Too many models are too. Almost 90% of one nation’s market taken with Android devices. and if their oversupply continues? absolutely used devices value will much quickly going down. and their products are only works well in South Korea because of radio frequency limitation with useless DMB.

If you have no choice to break slavish stipulate term in 3 years because you in payment in installment. And you want to keep your expensive smartphone value keep in higher price of used market? there’s only one answer – the bited fruit logoed. Their used smarphones are really keeping higher price in longest term while before new model comes out with well made personal security – really hard to break security to hack personal informations in their phone as we know.

We can’t break the law. We can’t break the goverment. We can’t resist the law. But we can buy a good smartphone in keeping long term value. And android devices will not, specailly if your personal information is much important.

KZ-ATE review in a month.

KZ-ATE #1

KZ-ATE #1

KZ-ATE is a popualr in ear headphone (or call it as canal earphone in some pacific nations,  I think it belongs to ‘auditory canal’) in Ali-Express and Amazon in low price but good sound. So I have bought this celebrituff (a word from mixing ‘celebrity’ and ‘stuff’) from Ali-Express. Surprisingly it taken a month for delivered to my home since ordered. Many sellers are using tracking not allowed or fake parcel numbers in Ali-Express. So I don’t recommend buy valuable something in Ali-Express.

KZ is known as Knowledge Zenith. Actually I don’t understand what it means, but they are using “KZ” model numbering for their stuffs: KZ-DT3, KZ-ED3, KZ-ED5, KZ-ATE ..

I bought 4 different stuffs from KZ official seller – name known as “He Yue” : KZ-DT3, KZ-ED3, KZ-ED9, KZ-ATE. And KZ-ATE is lastest product of them. Actually KZ-ATE was a brand new product when I ordered in their store.

KZ-ATE has two different colors in store: Silver and Dark-Transparency with options to mic controller or not. My order was two of dark-transparency and normal cable and mic controller.

Product finishing is just for its price. Speaker unit has little bigger than normal IEMs, actually fitting is not comfort. It provides 3 different sizes of silicon tips and plus a foam tip. Without foam tip, silicons are good to waste or use in other headphones. I used Ultimate Ears old silicon tip. Don’t hope you can use other silicon tips in this, KZ-ATE nozle is not kind of we knows before. Actually we don’t have many choice to use different tips.

KZ-ATE #2

Plumb of cable.

Cable seems strong, looks special. But it’s all of cable. Cable surface has too much friction. It easily snarled and difficult to unsnarl it. Only one thing, plumb to speaker side is makes rounding fit to easy, that’s only one to good in cable, just all.

Sound is similar like ED3, ED9. Much like known as V-EQ, emphasized bass and treble. But decay of these  featured frequency of bass and treble makes breaking sound, specially complexed music. Maybe it is characteristic of dynamic driver based in ear headphones, but I don’t like to assent this, because some in ear headphones are not like this.

And one more, If you are using this headphone to your smartphone, and if it is kind of Android OS, you may understand sometimes auto voice app appears like pressed mic controller button even headphone has no mic controller ! It seems to problem of L-plug of headphone, but there’s no solution to solve this strange problem.

Conclusion? I just recommend if you want to have experience of new in ear headphone from China, and time to wait for a month or above. And not? don’t try. don’t waste your time and money. It’s just a piece of cheap one in USD 10 to 20.

I love FLTK.

FLTK_custom_logo_400px  FLTK is a multi platform supported C++ open source library. And I have a forked (cloned) project to modifying this library for Windows32 GDI to drawing fast rendered surface.

To fork my project on Github, you can just visit there, and download or clone a project.

https://github.com/rageworx/fltk-1.3.3-ts

How to fix wrong HTML expressions for Crayon Syntax Highlight plug-in.

If you have a problem like me in your code embedded posts for expression gone to wrong, just do like me.

First, Go wp-admin and see CSH plug-in area. And then click to Settings.

fix_crayong_sh_plugin_html_expression00  You will see CSH plug-in page and find “Code” area.

fix_crayong_sh_plugin_html_expression01  There’s will be no checked “Decode HTML entities in code”. It means your <pre … /> codes are showing like this.

fix_crayong_sh_plugin_html_expression02  You will know some HTML expressions are gone to far far away … Now we fix this just a few clicks.
Now you will check on unchecked “Decode HTML entities in code” and save settings.

fix_crayong_sh_plugin_html_expression03  How easy ! It’s done. Your <pre … /> codes on latest WordPress came back to normal like this !

fix_crayong_sh_plugin_html_expression04  I think there’s some policy changed in WordPress and CSH plug-in not changed this default option in setting. And we just need to change a setting to good code expression in post.

I love Crayon Syntax Highlighter and WordPress !

Is Ricoh Pentax will make FF DSLR ?

Pentax FF DLSR mock up @ 2015

Pentax FF DLSR mock up @ 2015

 

I have many Pentax DSLRs and still they are working well in my repair skill. Just go back to the past in minute, My first DSLR was not Pentax, it was Minolta. I have changed Minolta to Pentax for ’cause of loved Pentax philosophy – slow but good picture. At that time, My Pentax DSLR was ist*DS. It used SONY CCD APS-C sensor and my latest DSLR K-5, and it is still using SONY CMOS APS-C sensor ! Wow …

Actually I love my Pentax DSLRs and K-mount lenses even I using SONY NEX series – it is with SONY E to K mount adaptor – because I just like to shoot a picture with K-7 and K-5.

My lenses of above half are designed to use in FF sensor, because they are belong to Film SLR cameras. Still they are too enough shoot a wonderful pictures in modern DSLR and its sensor. I believe good pictures are not always belongs to good camera like our life pictures stored in our phones.

I know FF sensor must be better in taking pictures in overall for photographer. Absolutely I know how many things are comes to me if FF sensor equiped body came out. My FF size exposured surface correspond lenses will be more shine, as I hoped. I can gain more depth with proper Av than APS-C.

I am still love my old to latest DSLRs, but I will love to see FF sensor euqipped. This is my hope.

Album titled for DOOM ?

elguitar Tom's Knee deep in metal of BandCamp

elguitar Tom’s Knee deep in metal of BandCamp

While searching some interested music band in BandCamp, I’d look a familiar album cover.

What? Wait … it looks like DOOM…

That was right, this album was focused on DOOM game musics ! And more interests are this band plays more game titled musics !

  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Command And Conquer
  • DOOM1, 2 …

What they are ?! Hale to the king !? I will keeping watch on my sight…

Why you warning to me my hearing volume is too high?

Did you have experience in hearing music volume to low to enough feeling like in situation using high impedance headphones including in-ear-monitorings ?

I have. Specailly in most on android devices.

And my SONY Xperia Z1 also has this un-thanksful function to protect my hearing, yes, very thank you for it. But I can’t understand what music now playing with my high impedance headphones from un-thanksful Xperia Z1 even it has big bulk.

So I need to flashing a zip file with custom recovery by refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2476498.

Download a zip file for Xperia Z1 108 stock ROM. In my case it worked for my Xperia Z1 157.

You can’t see warning dialog anymore after flashing a zip. But, I can’t sens what volume changed.

Diet my SONY Xperia Z1 1.14A.157

SONY Xperia Z1

In my case of as a user of SONY Xperia Z1, This bulkily brother has only 16GB internal NAND flash size, and actually I can use only about 11GB of free space in stock ROM. This big brother used Qualcomm snapdragon 801 and installed 2GB of DDR3 memory, but stock apps are already running on memory even I don’t have plan to use them in above half of system memory. finally free memory only left in about 700 to 800MB of 1900MB, wow.

Acutally this is not a product of Google or AOSP. So it can’t be expected like original android devices – Nexus series. But I was sure it be going to lighter than stock-system and I did it.

First It must be prepared like this:

  • It must be installed 1.14A.157 or 108 build as Android 4.4.x
  • Fresh factory reseted.
  • Prepare latest verison S1 Flashtool with driver, kernel only FTF files.
  • Rooting script for stock 1.14A.108 (and replace SuperSU.apk with latest)
  • ES Explorer on Google Play Store.

Now be a rooted device with our XDA brother’s good ways. ( I can’t explain whole things to do… ) Just replace 157 kernel to 108. And Run rooting script for exploit with ADB. Got rooted ? just remove useless apps in stock ROM with ES Explorer ( and it must be gain root explorer mode)

  • All small applications with launcher and manager ( these are appears when you touched a rectangle icon of soft navigation bar on bottom of screen )
  • Most of SONY apps except WALKMAN, audio effect manager and camera …
  • Simple Home – I don’t have plan to use this ugly launcher in 5″ display.
  • Active Clip and supporting apps – I don’t exepct anything from SONY as you may know.
  • SONY social junk apps – why I need these sh*ts ?
  • All helper apps like karaoke on Youtube ?
  • File Commander – A really big junk, hugh …

After removing all apps (maybe you should back up all apps before remove/uninstall), you should check your using memory state. Normally it overs about 1.2 to 1.3GB in used, but after removed junks, it diet to 700 to 800MB.

I know android system always caching their apps on memory for quick responsibilities. But if it included unwanted apps even it disturbe my using style and never possible to uninstall from app manager !? It’s hell.

Think about File commander app in stock ROM. This junk app has no useful functions if you have pay for their premium slave. And it is expensive ! USD 5? I will remove this junk and replace ES explorer to system app.

And don’t forget external SD write permission for Android’s big miss.

  •  Move to directory “/system/etc/permissions”.
  • Find a file “platform.xml” and open it.
  • Find below sections and edit. (red color means added) , then save.

<permission name=”android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE” >
<group gid=”sdcard_r” />
<group gid=”sdcard_rw” />
<group gid=”media_rw” />
</permission>

<permission name=”android.permission.WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE” >
<group gid=”sdcard_rw” />
<group gid=”media_rw” />
</permission>

Ok, If you think it’s done for clean up, self remove SuperSU, and turn off your phone. and go for flashmode. Update stock kernel 108 to 157 and reboot.

Your phone became to healthy.

Netami NE54G USB dongle driver for Win32/64

I have a dongle for using WiFi on my old dektop ( already it aged 8 to 9 years, an AMD system – Athlon64x2 … ) and every time I need find its driver, and it always really to hard find.

So I upload this only-driver set for work on Windows NT 6 kernels ( Windows Vista, 7 and 8 – but I’m not sure it works on Windows 8 .. )

RALINKRT7x Wireless LAN Card_Driver

Be sure this 7z file has only driver and you may need Ra-Link application, but I guess it dosen’t need to use WiFi.

SONY Xperia Z1 1.14A.108/157 kernel ftf files and dirvers set

sony_xperia_z1_white

I have an android – but I call it to expensive un-trusted toy – that named Xperia Z1 from SONY. It has really like towser even its display is 5″, but looks like 6 or above size with spacious bezel, wow. Still It is not clear to what is for the upside and downside black and blank area – maybe holding this big brother with my fingers ?

Ok. whatever, This bulkily device has many useless pre-installed apps(.APK) in stock ROM – specially I can’t understand SONY software development architecture – and I want remove this sh*ts from file system and preload memory as like service. Before I go, it need hack Kitkat kernel to 108 build of 4.4.2.

For doing back to old kernel, you may need unlocked bootloader and ‘S1 flashtool’ from XDA. (Just find them with god-google) And I attached some files like these:

sony_xperia_z1_drivers_win32_64

C690X_kernelonly_ftfs

Driver contained fastboot, flashmode, adb drivers in one 7z file. and C690X_kernelonly_ftfs 7z file contains two ftf files for flashing your Xperia Z1 kernel. *remember, it is not for stupid Lollipop(5.x) of android. I don’t like ugly ART of Java VM – Dalvik. Just for 4.4.4 of build SONY 1.14A.157.*

Detailed works are really well explained in XDA forum. Just get help our god-google.