I’m part of this voluntary social initiative called Repair Kopitiam (RK) started by the social enterprise Sustainable Living Lab. On a monthly basis, we teach Singapore residents how to repair their household electrical appliances, fabrics and furniture. Our volunteers are called repair coaches. This initiative is similar to Repair Cafes which originated in Europe. My area of Read More
Yeo Kheng Meng
(This is a long ~2900 words post, I recommend reading this from a tablet or computer) Windows XP is the second-longest supported operating system (OS) in Microsoft’s history. Support by Microsoft finally ended on 8 April 2014 after a record-setting 12.5 years. The number one rank is technically* held by Windows 1.0 at 16 years from 1985 to 2001. *I Read More
The new Raspberry Pi 3 released on 29 Feb 2016 has issues with its UART port as the pinout GPIO 14/15 on the pin header is now based on a low throughput mini-UART which has baud rate problems. To understand the issue better and know how to solve them you can see the talk I Read More
I design Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) as my part of my job. I also have some PCB projects outside of work with my most famous project among my peers being my PCB name card. A major problem PCB designers like myself face is time and cost. It takes about 2 weeks (1 week if you can Read More
It is not everyday that one is like a tourist in our own country. I went on a trip with my fellow Repair Kopitiam coaches and others for a practically once-in-a-lifetime experience to Pulau Semakau, an island located 8km south of the mainland. It is affectionately known as a landfill island, where our incinerated trash gets sent. Who Read More
2015 has ended and 2016 has just begun, so a new first post of 2016 to mark this moment.
I can’t count how many times I have received business cards only for me to forget about them shortly afterwards. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feel this way when you get a card from someone. For the technical-oriented, you can go directly to my Github link on this project. Lets jump right into Read More
By now we should all know the poorer performance of the opposition this time round in GE2015 so I shall not harp on it already. I wrote a pro-PAP essay in an NUS module one year back just to go against the grain and my tutor even sent a personal message to say I did very well. I Read More
This is meant to be satire and obviously does not represent what I desire to happen and I hope all these will never happen. I’m personally partial to the opposition. Just that I had these random thoughts and I had the urge to pen them down. I saved the best point for the last (11th point) Read More
Let me start this post with my 3D-printers’ rendition of the Singapore’s National Anthem. Happy 50th Birthday Singapore! (You may need to turn up the volume to hear.) If you are curious how this is done, check out this and this. So now on to my thoughts for the SG50 Jubilee weekend.