Hello again! My New Manjaro Gnome Installation Log 2022

I used to be a Manjaro Linux user. However, since I bought my new MSI Prestige 15 laptop as well as left my software engineer job about 2 years ago, my journey as a daily Linux user paused.

Few months after I bought my new laptop, I actually tried to install Manjaro in an external harddisk to get a taste, but the experience was not very good: I found many optimizations provided by MSI to this Windows laptop don’t have a good and simple alternative on Linux. For example, the audio optimization powered by Nahimic, optimized color profiles by True Color, power and battery management in Creator Center. Especially the last one allow me to set battery charging limit and CPU power throttle in just a few clicks, which is so handy, keeping my battery health and usage time very well. Some hardware couldn’t work either in that Manjaro installation, like the micro SD card reader and the fingerprint sensor. Even the wireless module couldn’t always be detected. Since then, I chose to stick back with Windows and WSL.

Even so, I can’t stop thinking about using Linux as my daily system. The smooth and elegant UI/UX that Gnome DE gave is unforgettable. (Especially I can never get comfortable with the dull taskbar and the non-tabbed file explorer in Windows 10) Furthermore, while Linux should be one of my major career skills, I have a feeling that my experience with it is fading. I know that even if I don’t have the energy to dive into a serious Linux project at the moment, I should still work with Linux more often, passively refresh my knowledge. So, even if I expect that installing Linux on my laptop may not give me the best all-rounded user experience, and I may encounter system problems from time to time, spending extra time to resolve them (in some sense it is what I want now), I still want to give it a try again.


My Journey to RIME-Array v2.0

This post is about a Chinese input method. The Chinese version of this post can be found here.

If you want to know more about this amazing Chinese input method, you may find an English tutorial at FISH UP.

Since a year ago, I realized that RIME is a highly customizable input method engine. I see it as a sustainable platform to develop Array30 Chinese input method, which is an easy-to-learn and efficient Chinese input method. Then I started developing the rime-array configuration on RIME repository to rebuild a number of important input features that the official Array had defined. The changes were accepted and became v1.0. From time to time, I still think how to further improve this configuration to make it more suitable to all general Array users and to provide more useful features.


My Tiny Vim Configuration v1.0.0

最近又更新了自己的Vim設定檔。這次更新改動較大但不算多:更新了一些插件、修正了一些安裝問題、完善了說明文檔、清理了一些沒有用的檔案。不過最重要是這次改用了另一個相當sexy、針對較多不同語言高亮,還在持續開發的配色方案sonokai。因為這款配色主要支援全彩顏色,在那些古老而只支援256色顯示的terminal emulator上使用體驗會沒有那麼好,所以版本號直接跳上v1.0.0以作區分。


The battle of Chinese University Marks the Beginning of Total War in Hong Kong

Over half a year, the tension in Hong Kong keeps raising. Since Monday the police began to siege 6 universities. My school — the Chinese University of Hong Kong turned into a major war zone.