Friday, June 24, 2016

Meet-The-Author: Chade-Meng Tan of Joy On Demand

18th June 2016 (Saturday)
Kinokuniya Singapore

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Raspberry Pi and i2c Midas LCD

I needed an i2c-based LCD for a Raspberry Pi project; so I salvage a Midas LCD from an old project. The LCD is not popular with hobbyists because it is not breadboard friendly. I tried in vain to google for Python code for it.
Then I remembered that my colleague, Mr. Wong SS, did some work on Midas LCD two years ago.  He shared with me his codes generously. He was already using Python3 and Quickwire. I am still with Python2.  Quickwire as a company has already folded and no longer available for new projects.  I did a technology in reverse gear: converting Python3 codes to Python2 and Quickwire to smbus.
With Mr.Wong permission, I am sharing the modified code here:

Saturday, May 28, 2016


15th May 2016
28th May 2016
8th June 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

We should celebrate mama's life

Kong Kum Soon
1939 to 2016

My mother passed away peacefully at 10:03 am, 30th April 2016, Sat. Immediately after and holding onto her hand, I still have the same feeling I had when she held my hand when I was young. The warmth, the feeling of security and the confidence that it inspired. It was good. The thought that I am losing my mother suddenly overwhelmed me. I cried like never before. After a good while, my son came up to me and said, "We should celebrate mama's life."
Yes, I should recount the good times that we have had, the nursery rhymes that she taught me to sing, the joy that we shared. She had lived a fruitful life, always bearing the burden of others. Thrifty to the point of misery towards herself but always generous to others. She did not have much, yet all that we have, comes from her.
Moth at sis's house (1 May)
Moth on WD's shirt (8 May)
Moth on CW's computer (14 Jun)
Moth at CY's bedroom (16 Jun)
Moth at CK's kitchen (17 Jun)
Moth at JL's bedroom (18 Jun)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Best Kueh Lapis in Batam

My First Terrarium

This Fittonia Albivenis plant is a gift from my department: plant, bottle and all. It is supposed to be a terrarium but the original plants rotted away. My wife thought that it was because I wet the leaves too much. (I followed instructions blindly).
The plants in the picture are replacement. Now, I have no heart to cover the plants anymore so I just treat them like normal potted plants. They have grown so much that they are fighting with the glass wall for space.
7th March '16
24th March '16
28th May '16

Monday, February 29, 2016