Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to root HP Touchpad

Alohaeveryone, I haven't updated this blog for a long time but I would like to share the instructions of how to root a HP Touchpad since friends kept asking me.

Step one - put your device in developer mode
1, go to setting
2, click "device info"
3, click "device info" pull down manual (located top left corner)
4, click "custom application"
5, type ##3386633#
6, turn on developer mode (slider option, located top right corner)
7, click submit without entering password (if it doesnt work, try again until the slider option stay on but not grey out)

Step two - log in as root(admin) from computer
1, download and install webOS SDK from here

2, Download and install Java here

3, Download novacom
For Windows 32-bit, download novacom-win-32.tgz and install novacom with NovacomInstaller_x86.msi.
For Windows 64-bit, download novacom-win-64.tgz and install novacom with NovacomInstaller_x64.msi.
4, connect touchpad to your computer
5, click "cancel" from top right corner to cancel USB Drive mode
6, browse to C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc\terminal and run novaterm.bat
7, now you are logged in as root of your touchpad.

Monday, March 7, 2011

CAD Lights Euro Pico Unboxing

For those who interested to keep a small saltwater reef tank, I found a very interesting tank from CAD Lights - Euro Pico LED reef system for you guys. It come with different size; 4 gallon, 8 gallon and 18 gallon for you to chose from. The video below is a unboxing for the smallest 4 gallon.

The reason I pick CAD Lights Euro Pico vs other cheaper pico tank in the market as below:

  • StarFire Glass - Maximum clarity compare to normal glass. (no blue or green tint)

  • 3.8W blue and white LEDs max - should keep most soft corals happy.

  • 110 GPH (gallon per hour) pump - no need additional power head for waterflow.

  • Extra room from the filter system - enough space for you to fit in a 25W heater

  • Photo of the cycling the tank with 5lbs live sand and around 3lbs live rock.

I am woking with the manufacture to see if I can get some discount to those interested buying the tank after watching this post. Please leave comments here to support and check this post again to see if there are any updates.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Macro extension tube test with my reef tank

Macro photography is quite fun. Some people like to insect photography, some people like to close - up with plants/flowers. I would like to try with my reef tank. The above photo was not taken by a marco lens. Instead, I am using the extension tube set I bought years ago. Instead of buying a marco lens, the extension tube set allow me to convert all my lens collection to marco lens.

Kenko DG Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS is what I am using for above photo and the video below. It is designed with all the circuitry and mechanical coupling to maintain auto focus and TTL auto exposure with most Canon,and Nikon lenses (make sure you pick the right set for your camera).

for Canon EOS EF and EF-s

for Nikon

Following video show some macro fun with my reef tank. I hope you enjoy it.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Update of the Reef Tank

An update of my 60 gallons reef tank 6 months after I start this hobby. I try to ID most of the corals I have while there are 2 of them missing. Please leave me comments if you can ID them.