Saturday, March 31, 2012

Enable HiDPI in OSX

The MacBook Pro 15" comes with native high resolution 1680X1050, with tiny system fonts. You can lower the resolution with the compromise of fuzzy fonts. There is one approach can be taken similar to Windows DPI adjustment. This is called HiDPI.

You need install XCode, and use Guartz Debug to enable HiDPI. It does something magic, but very limited. On MacBook Pro, I can only get 840X525 in HiDPI.

Correction: You don't need install XCode, simply install Graphics Tools for XCode will do. It can be downloaded from Apple Developer site.

OSX display tweakit

font smoothing 
defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 1
display scaling
defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1.5
font anti aliasing
defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 18

but none of them works as you would expect

Monday, September 26, 2011

awesome HTC WildFire A510e ROM

I have a HTC WildFire A510e phone, with S-OFF, and lots of junk applications pre-installed. I want a mean and lean OS.

I tried several, and ROMs, it is the only one works for me.

Before doing that, you need install Recovery

The ROM and how-to is located at

Monday, May 09, 2011

jailbreak iphone

if redsn0w stuck at uploading ramdisk part, make sure the redsn0w Affinity is set to 1 CPU only (Task Manager > Process > Set Affinity for redsn0w process).

Friday, February 11, 2011


i started my blogging since 2005. the blog covers my life journey in all the cities. back then, blog was cool, that's why google bought blogspot. now, blog sounds like 70 years old. this is internet, always emerging, always adapting.

now it seems everyone is microblogging. type on the smart phones on a sentence or two, and fans follows, huge amount of opinions. microblogging prevails because it fits the internet style, fast, pop, hype, buzz, eyeballs catching. it just likes the endless ocean tides. it keeps coming, yeah, it keeps fading.

i just installed iphone app of sina microblogging, and posted 2 lines. follow me at

why not facebook, twitter? hmm...they are the same issues as this blogspot. they all are blocked in china. you can sense the power of mass communication.