All in all, Le Max Pro does NOT support 802.11ad

Let me clarify a bit. Le Max Pro, the smartphone that carried with so much hope in 60GHz communications, does not support 802.11ad in terms of software.

Yes, although demonstrated in the video like here and articles like here, Le Max Pro does not have software functionality that supports 802.11ad. It does carry with Snapdragon 820 and does have a fully functioning system, but the ability to access 60GHz channel is missing. I got this phone a while ago, with hope and faith. Yet, I was disappointed.

Guess the only good news is that this phone is discontinued. If there is anyone still looking for this phone, and is looking forward to the so-claimed first smartphone with 60GHz, please consider to wait for more time.

Sony DPT-S1 13.3" Testmode

Okay I know this is not new and people have discussed about it, but I still want to post something here to log the process.

To get in the Testmode, just connect to your DPT-S1 and create an empty file named "rVPzp8O1j0m01oOq.crsZVu8crtmXGrc2". Then reboot it, press HOME key once to get back to the home. And then press MENU key four to six times (first time you press it you will see the time on top left corner). Then you will get into the Test Mode app. Online people said you need to press BACK button along with HOME key three times, but mine work with just pressing MENU buttons.

If you see black screen, just press once BACK button and you should be able to see Test Mode.

I think Sony updated the Test Mode in version 1.5.50.11180. My "Update Sony Reader file" shows "NG: file not found" instead of "sr.bin is not found".

Quickly Scan Local Network

Recently I need to quickly scan the local network and find my other device's IP address. I do not have access to the access point, and my device does not report its IP so I cannot directly get what I want. But using another device (laptop specifically), I can quickly find out the IP address of that device.

Just simply do:

for ip in $(seq 1 254); do echo $ip; nmap -sP --max-retries=1 --host-timeout=10ms 10.0.0.$ip | grep "Host is up"; done

Since we are under the same network (assuming my IP is 10.0.0.xx), we will have very low latency (so we can set low timeout). And then this prints:

1
Host is up (xxxs latency).
2
3
...
61
Host is up (xxxs latency).
...
206
Host is up (xxxs latency).
...

That means:

  • 10.0.0.1 is my gateway (access point)
  • 10.0.0.61 is me
  • And of course the one left is 10.0.0.206, which is my device's IP

✌️

Sony DPT S1 13.3" E-ink Reader

Eyes feel drained and tired after reading from the laptop.. So glad we have E-ink readers. Sony DPT S1 has been out for years, and it's price finally drops to an acceptable range. Considering I will have 3 more years of papers to read, I bought it. There would be new tablet out namely Good E-Reader, but I decided not to wait. Besides, from online people have shown by modding hardware you can hack the device and run Android 2.2 on it. Plan to take a look at that.

HoloLens blows my mind

HoloLens blows my mind.. awesome everything except the limited display area and resolution, and its weight (a bit heavy if you put it on head for > 30min).

hololens
hololens

07/15/2016 Update

Okay, somehow Microsoft Store does not allow me to return one of two purchases on the HoloLens. So I have two now... Well, and equivalently my money is gone... If anyone is interested to develop apps with me (or on some level of cooperation as requested by Microsoft), please feel free to leave a message below. I'll contact you how we can "share" (you know, you need to pay, and it'll be yours, but we have to "cooperate" a bit). This is a one-time only offer, valid until someone gets before you! What you get will be completely the same you purchase from Microsoft Store (if you have the invitation code).

A Company Named "Yanzi Networks"

It's both cool and weird to see a company that has my first name in it.. It's located at Sweden. If have a chance, I must go and visit this company!!

https://www.yanzi.se/about.jsp

Internet your things with Yanzi!

Yanzi Networks AB is a Swedish limited liability company that was founded in 2009. The shares in Yanzi are owned by the company’s founders and employees together with a selected number of private investors and The Sixth AP-Fund. Yanzi resides at the company’s offices at Isafjordsgatan 32C in Kista, Sweden.

Google Drive is a joke..

Seriously, Google Drive is a joke.. today I trashed one folder by accident and when I go online and try to recover the folder, nothing is inside the recovered folder. And then I have to go to Trash tab and go to fetch each individual file being removed by the Google Drive Desktop app. Sorry for this word, but it is a joke. I'll be moving to OneDrive for now..