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Dec. 3rd, 2016

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Dec. 2nd, 2016

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  • Fri, 08:50: Kindle could have used a hardware touch bar to skim through a book, or even help randomly select a page to start.. give up e-Ink?
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Nov. 29th, 2016

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  • Mon, 12:38: LZ said she got her part time tutor job at the city college where she was working as student peer advisor. That job suits her well!
  • Mon, 22:11: PM 中枪了没 https://t.co/89OTWitfxc
  • Mon, 22:55: I want to move to a house now that the neighbor downstairs got a treadmill and the pace was making my heart explode. Worse than my djembe.
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Nov. 26th, 2016

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Nov. 25th, 2016

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2016 BF list

Amazon
- Oral-B 5000 $70
lowest $63 on BF, or Amazon Now has $50 or so. Need it as backup.
- Gillette Fusion Proglide Power Men's Razor Blade Refills 8 Count $16
- Snap Circuits Lights $36
- LEGO Technic 42046 $12
- Norton $20

Target (this year's winner in toys and games!)
- Pokemon super mystery dungeon $25
- Luigi's Mansion dark moon $15
- many other toys (Legos and board games)

Crocs
- 14461 M10 $23
- 203051 10 $36
- 203743 c12/13 $23

Costco
- Sandisk sdhc extreme 32Gx2 $25 (for the RPi)

Subscriptions
- Kiwi Crate one year $190
- Safari books online one year $200

Concerts
- Harris theater, 3 performances $70

Donations $20~25 each
- Movember
- great chicago food depository
- Mozilla
- FSF
- Wikipedia

Gift cards
- NA.

wanted
- many.
I doubt if people are ever going to need the same items as myself. I would not have the same list every year. If I could have doubled the spending.. :(
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Creative SoundBlasterX G5 review

As an external sound card and headphone amplifier it has met my expectations. It is my first time to own such a device. I don't play games, but need it for music and movies. I have read some reviews about the difference with E5, and the amplifier compared to Fiio E10K. I am glad the review on Slickdeals was accurate, that the amplifier is good enough. The output impedance, as one article said, could be lower, but in my experience the max volume is good enough (I use it to drive both HD650 and a Bose Companion 2).

My input is the computer (foobar2000 with wasapi, kodi and other movie players), and a portable CD player. It is easy to toggle the direct mode/off but I do wish there is a tray shortcut.

The best thing is that line-in works when USB input is enabled. When I want to listen from the CD player, I don't have to unplug the USB input.

(forget to mention the device selection in either Windows 10 or in foobar2000/kodi also makes it very flexible.)

Initially my biggest concern was the delay as a USB device. I had a $5 USB sound card before, which was quite unresponsive or had jitters. But I found this one plays instantly.

One issue in Windows 10 though is the device stops working after computer resumes. The light flashes and I have to unplug it, plug it, repeat maybe several times. Once it starts to pick up the signal then it would continue to work without problem. I don't think it is a hardware issue, just the driver fails to initialize it properly.

It does not work well with a Mi-box (an Android TV device). There is loud crack sound once in a while. It works in Fedora Linux without such issue.

It is quite small, not bigger much than a pack of cigarettes. I got it for $75 at Best Buy clearance. I'd like to buy another one to avoid carrying it though, to reduce the work of setup, and to avoid repeatedly plugging in the wires. Somehow I feel audio devices are more delicate.
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Nov. 23rd, 2016

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  • Wed, 00:38: Tried F25. Switch user by log off, then log in as another user always fail.. also FB is not properly setup when rebooting from Windows..
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Nov. 21st, 2016

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  • Mon, 10:37: Team leader in SZ went to a training, so any review, build, test of my code has to wait until he is back. This shows inefficiency guys..
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Nov. 16th, 2016

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Nov. 15th, 2016

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  • Tue, 22:19: 手上有代码最好了。刚才VPN连不上,发现是 NetworkManager-openconnect-gnome 没有装,可是装好了仍然连不上。看代码原来需要杀掉 gnome-shell 来刷新一个助手程序的路径 https://t.co/RcNqyhp4CX
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