Makzan / I share what I learnt


Coding Rails app with iPad and Cloud9

Almost there. I used iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard yesterday to scaffold a rails application with cloud9 web IDE. Almost there to make C9 fully works in iPad. Just come minor issues. What works: Editor, except arrow keys and text selection. Terminal, for all git, heroku and Files operations. Navigation panel, for opening files without […]

Read Post / 2017-10-07

Things to know to get started HTML5 game with socket

We want to build an HTML5/JS game that connect players with socket. Here is what we need to get started: 1. Web socket or library 2. HTML5 based game scene (a playground for interaction) 3. Showing other players into your game scene. Let’s get into them. 1. Socket library If we are getting started […]

Read Post / 2017-10-05

A rear fingerprint sensor may trigger accidental purchases.

A rear fingerprint sensor on phone may trigger accidental purchases. When we hold the phone, we may rest our index finger on the rear fingerprint sensor. In such case, whenever the UI prompts for confirmation of purchase via fingerprint, the confirmation is instantly finished even without user aware of that, due to the always there […]

Read Post / 2017-07-12

The similarity of Medium and YouTube

I don’t like putting business videos on YouTube. Especially the videos that I need to embed in my website. That’s because of the non-controllable video suggestions at the end of the video playback. It may distract and redirect the reader from my site to the next funny videos. The same applies to Medium. In Medium, […]

Read Post / 2017-07-11

Working on iPad is more focus

Using iPad is more focus than using macOS, thanks to the nature of app-based environment vs. window-based environment. Moreover, Mac has so many background processes that are running and thus sometimes make the main application not fast response enough, even with an i7 core.  For iPad, especially iPad Pro, the iOS is so fine-tuned that […]

Read Post / 2017-07-11

My thought on Freewrite

View this post on Instagram Hello Freewrite. A post shared by Thomas Mak (@makzan) on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:35pm PST It does not become my writing tool. It becomes my thought dump. That’s like a meditation via typing on mechanical keyboard. It is the pleasure and joyful of typing what’s in my mind currently. […]

Read Post / 2017-05-06

Don’t rely on a single service

Do not rely on a software company, any software company, to provide you with a servoce for any length of time – especially one that is free. Investiscope wasnt free, but it should have been if it is suddenly shutting down. Obvisouly, the business mode didnt work. I encourage everyone to control their own data, […]

Read Post / 2017-04-12

2017 software for my productivity day

Software that supports my productivity day: Google Keep to save all my fragmented ideas and inputs. Dropbox to store files based on life roles and years. Basecamp to work together with contractors. JunkDraft to write my books and documents into a 1st draft. Jourla to store my diary and family moments. to post my […]

Read Post / 2017-04-08