Keeping curtain flaps closed with neodymium magnets (0)

    April 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , | Posted in Guides, Life

    Keeping curtain flaps closed with neodymium magnets

    Keeping curtain flaps closed with neodymium magnets

    I think most of us would have the problem of keeping the two curtain flaps closed without a gap in the middle. Some would use one of the flap’s curtain hook to latch on to the ring of the opposite flap’s track glider. This essentially keeps both curtain flaps close to each other, closing the gap as a result. Do you know you can use neodymium magnets too?


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    How to identify a fake Xiaomi Mi Power Bank (0)

    April 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , | Posted in Guides, Tech

    Capitalising on the success of Xiaomi, fake Xiaomi Mi Power Banks also started making its rounds on deal-of-the-day websites. If your Xiaomi Mi Power Banks are not charging up your mobile devices (e.g. Xiaomi Redmi, Samsung S5), you really need to do a quick check on whether your Xiaomi Mi Power Bank is authentic. The check for original Xiaomi Mi Power Bank is real simple.

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    After 15 years, Dyn free is closing down (0)

    April 7th, 2014 | Tags: , | Posted in Tech

    Dyn announced today that they are ending free hostname program on 7 May 2014. This means that you will no longer be able to use the free hostname service from Dyn. Any free accounts that have not upgraded to VIP will have their DynDns free services disabled by then.

    Check out their FAQ page on Free User Discontinuation and their blog post for more information.


    So what should you do?

    Instead of signing up for the paid DynDns services, you can consider other free alternatives like:

    These DynDns alternatives work just like Dyn. They are also supported in most router’s DDNS client.

    How to identify a fake Xiaomi Redmi (0)

    March 28th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Posted in Guides, Tech

    It appears that fake Xiaomi Redmi / Hongmi / Red Rice phones made their appearance in Singapore. The sellers are capitalising on the lack of Xiaomi Redmi stocks in the region. So how do you identify a fake Xiaomi Redmi? Let’s find out.


    No Google PlayStore on Xiaomi Redmi

    Google PlayStore

    Google Play Store

    It appears that the fake Xiaomi Redmi do not come with Google Play Store. Hence, people (with fake Xiaomi) are searching high and low on the Internet for guides on how to install Google Play Store on Xiaomi Redmi. So if you come across a online seller retailing Xiaomi Redmi with other buyers commenting that the Xiaomi they purchased do not come with Play Store. The seller is probably selling fake Xiaomi Redmi.

    The Xiaomi’s MIUI comes installed with Google PlayStore.

    Luckily, installing Google Play is is straight-forward. Let’s proceed to install Google Play (if yours is missing).

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    ASUS RT-AC68U – How to flash TomatoUSB for RT-AC68U (11)

    March 26th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Posted in Guides, Tech

    TomatoUSB (Shibby) on the ASUS RT-AC68U

    TomatoUSB (Shibby) on the ASUS RT-AC68U

    TomatoUSB (Shibby) support for ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless AC1900 Gigabit Router is something that I’ve been waiting for quite some time. The Tomato-ARM Team (Shibby, roadkill, Victek) released a public beta for the RT-AC68U on 24 March 2014.

    With the TomatoUSB (Shibby) beta, it is time for my to migrate from my ASUS RT-AC66U. In this article, I’ve documented my process of flashing TomatoUSB for RT-AC68U. Previously, I’ve written TomatoUSB (Shibby) flashing guide for ASUS RT-N66U and ASUS RT-AC66U. Do take a look at those guides if you intend to flash TomatoUSB for those devices.

    Below are some of the TomatoUSB firmware features that I had found useful:

    • Comprehensive QoS (Quality of Service) controls
    • VPN Tunnelling support (OpenVPN Server / Client, PPTP Server / Client)
    • Captive Portal (based on NoCatSplash)
    • VLAN Support
    • Multiple LAN support
    • Bandwidth Limiter based on IP/MAC

    Warning: Flashing third party firmware will void your warranty. I will not be held responsible for anything that goes wrong.


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    Root your Xiaomi Redmi / Hongmi / Red Rice (1)

    March 12th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Posted in Guides, Tech

    Got my Redmi a while back and one of the first thing I did was to root Xiaomi Redmi. Some of you may ask why? Perhaps I am too used to a rooted Android smartphone. I use apps like Greenify to hibernate nasty battery juice draining apps. To me, I felt that battery life is an important thing for a smartphone.

    That pretty sums up why I want to root Redmi. And here is the guide to root your Redmi.


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