Friday, July 24, 2009

My secret project has resumed.

Yep I have resumed my top secret project. Me and my wife thought about it back in the 2000s, but I only did partial test on how it could be implemented here and there. Then later on I started playing WOW and the bot project (zoloFighter/fisher) and most of my time got sucked into the bot project (and WOW).

I have restarted the project on Monday. I don't want to discuss it publicly till I had some lead on it (because it is complex and there is no guaranties that it could be done by me). The project has nothing to do with WOW or games in general.

I started to build testing modules on Monday, the project uses C++ and C#. The C++ part is for native interface and C# part is used for display. Today I got a small prototype that can be used to display test data. It needs to be refined to archive the desired tuning effects I needed for my research.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Artifical Brain?

This is a news from BBC, professor Markram said he could build a brain in 10 years.

I am really excited about that, if it is true, he will overturn my assumption that you can't use computers to make true intelligence. We will see if he could succeed.

I always wanted to study biology, and use the simplest things (single cell lives) to study how complex animals/humans are made of. Of course I realize that is not possible unless I had a lot of money, so other people's study is good enough :-)

Great Depression

Found this interesting read today on

Here is a quote from it:

The Gap Between Production and Consumption. In the 1920's the US was producing a lot more than it was consuming. This time around, the US is consuming a lot more than it is producing.

The link is

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A sad story

I am not a big fan of the communist government. But sometimes a story does have 2 sides.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A correction to Starcraft installation

Well I found out I was wrong about the Starcraft installer. It does asking for a CD key.

Last week before I re-download the install client, I tried it again and it was prompting me for a CD key. I must have forgotten about it during the first install.

Anyway, so instead of re-download, the only thing needed is re-install if you forget which CD key you installed Starcraft under.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Problem of 2 copies of Starcraft

I bought my copy of Starcraft when it was first released 10 years ago. Recently I registered it (to get an extra chance to enter into the beta opt-in). Then I bought another digital copy of Starcraft, partly to get one more chance of opt-in, partly to allow friends of mine to come to my house and relax.

So I downloaded the new copy (or I thought so) and installed on one of my computers. Yesterday when I tried to logon to on both copies, I got the message that the CD key is been used. Turned out that I install the same copy on both computers.

I thought it will be a easy fix, just change the CD key right?

Well, I found it is impossible to find the CD key, either from the installed product nor the installation file. To solve that myself, means I need to uninstall both copies, re-download both copies (because I don't know which copy I downloaded), and re-install them (the downloaded digital copy don't ask for CD keys, it appears to be embedded in).

I have sent an support email to Blizzard. The best alternative I found on the internet is a CD key changer, but it is third party and I don't want to risk my CD keys.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Congrats to Microsoft and project Tuva

Yep, big thanks to Bill Gates, he posted some pretty cool stuff from Dr. Feynman. I am listening to his lectures right now, and it is fascinating. I am sure I heard them before, but this is so refreshing, and I love his style. If he is my professor back in college I am sure I will not skip classes that much ....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Silverlight 3 is out!

Yes, it is finally out, and check out this great movie!

Of course I immediately went to check if Silverlight 3 can play videos taken by my HF200, no results yet. I will try to put as much time as possible into that, maybe up to 10 minutes a day lol.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google's new OS?

Google is making a new OS for netbooks.

I have no interest in netbooks. If Google really want to destroy Microsoft, they should make a directx layer on Linux, so my games can run on linux.

I tried to move to linux several times before, I have everything I need on linux, some things are even better (i.e making CD/DVDs), but I can't port my games to linux so I gave up.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pirate-Hungint Cruise

LOL, I can't stop laughing at this. Maybe I should feel sad. But it is definitely interesting. Some people with money to spend is so bored that they are Cruising in the most dangers waters and attacking pirates!

Here is their quote:
How can we make that guarantee? We operate at 5 knots just beyond 12 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, thus in international waters where pirates have no rights whatever. In fact, we make three passes through the area's most treacherous waters to ensure maximum visibility by Somali "mother ships".

We will see if they are more effect than US navy.

Here is the link

10 good Korean Starcraft matches

Found this yesterday: