Wednesday, April 23, 2014

They call me OP and they thank me. You are welcome!

I am the actual OP. The actual original poster of the solution. As in the one who first posted it and then this website posted it to its users. I am not angry, I am flattered. Thanks for the reference though.

The comments in the web page have a lot of references to OP (again.. Original Poster). For them, they want the opinion of the person who posted there. For me, I am "THE OP". The android champ. The android itself.

So I will be replying to them here:


Thank you stranger olu4life. Atleast you knew I am a bro! I know I solved a huge problem.


Silence is gold. I don't want to say anything. Plus what does your username LCDD even mean?


Herald9 has spoken. The method is definitely worth trying.


Nice job Abdul. Are you my cousin Abdul?

Well, fame is short lived. There was a time when my post used to come at the top of Google when users searched for "Storage Space Running Out Android". Now its somewhere near the bottom. SEO needs to be done.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Insufficient phone space on Android? Help is here.

Most common (read popular) solution:

Specifically related to wifi issues:

Basically the methodology is same. You need to delete the log files which keep building up in Android based phones over time. I don't hate Android, I just love it because I get to understand how much phone works, and I have a high level of control on what I am doing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Install Ubuntu on Alix 2D13 without VGA | Tutorial

Let me make this tutorial very short. Assuming Windows.

Problem: You want to install Ubuntu (12.10??) on Alix 2D13 but you are confused about the installation. How could you possibly install without using a VGA monitor. How?


Well, use the serial port. Duuuh!

You need to re-route (networking term) the display from the VGA into the SERIAL.

1. Make a live USB of Ubuntu Server using Universal USB installer software.

2. Replace the following files under the isolinux folder with the ones I have provided so generously:


3. You are good to go.. Boot!

4. Did I forget to tell you to connect the serial port on the Alix to your PC/Laptop (using a serial-serial or serial-usb cable)

 5. Open up PuTTy or any other similar software. Use a baud rate of 115200 on your prized serial port. (COM1, COM2... COM455??)

End of tutorial!

ubuntu server installation output to serial
ubuntu error setting up gfx boot on a live usb

The Internet of Things in Malaysia

Working in MIMOS is great. I get to be part of team that is committed to bring IoT into Malaysia. The IoT team in Wireless Communications header by Dr. Mazlan Abbas. DMA is also a member of the Industry Panel for Communication Engineering for IIUM (mi alma mater)

But Malaysians are not familiar with IoT.

People ask me what I am researching on, and I reply "The Internet of Things!"

"Things? What Things?", they say.

Then I start defining the vision like an academic, pointing to the potential like an excited child and being proud to be part of it.

But that also means my skill set is getting really unique. All networking layers in one; from programming end devices such as Zolertia Z1 nodes and Arduinos, to configuring gateways, networks and cloud configurations. Life is a piece of strawberry cake,

Skill set related to Linux, and other tools is becoming secondary. Yes, I can do all those system admin stuff:install, update, troubleshoot. But that's not my main job. I get to learn all that. My primary skill set is now heading towards computer research.

Yeah, that's what I wanted to become as a child. A SCIENTIST!

I am on my way!