Fineprint double-sided printing under Canon LBP 2900

In Advanced Settings of Fineprint, choose:

1. The printer requires manual duplex

2. Paper must be flipped over (along the short side)

In this way, when it finishes one-side printing, take the paper and face the printed page, then flip it over along the short side.


Accept or change

I realize that everything about life can be boiled down to two things: accept or change.

Life choices become easier and sensible if you reason like this:

1. Life is best lived when we constantly change for better.

2. Any change has its risks and unknown hardships. Be prepared to confront them.

3. Do not judge by its appearance and have some patience when deciding what is best for you.

You are caught between willingly sacrifice to make the change happen or reluctantly lose your life to inertia and inaction.



Make the blog posts personal

A blog should talk, not lecture. I don’t like the two previous posts on meeting the needs of the customers because they reads dry and lifeless, being too abstract for the readers and too boring as a journal for self-reference.

I am not a marketing expert and I am in no position writing a treatise on customer service with comprehensiveness and depth. Instead I can write from my personal experience and share the cases I encounter so that lessons can be drawn.

Particularly from the last two sales in Taobao, I learned a lot. The most important thing is that customers can feel how much effort you put in the product.

If customers are sure that you are putting your heart to the job and you are working toward the best of their interests, everything else will be easy. The majority of the customers will find out the true value of the product sooner or later because it is their money.

Many great revelations are actually simple. My understanding of building a best company is the one that puts the heart into the product. Apple’s IPhone is an example and Thinkpad is another. There is always insufficient supply of ‘devotion and dedication’ in the market, and company that can manufacture it will prosper.



Installing Win7 Thin PC on HP Dv2000t


1. The sound does not work well on HP Dv2000t with Win 7 Thin PC.

Even if I mute the system sound, individual programs will still make sound and can not be muted. Sometimes, the whole system is muted even I enable sound, and a reboot is needed for the sound to come out again.

2. The good thing about Thin PC is that it does not have BSOD as Win XP usually did on my laptop.


I installed Win 7 Thin PC on my five year old HP dv2000t. The installation process was straightforward. Here are some information you might find useful if you plan to install this stripped-down version of win7.

1. Use diskgenius to partition and align the SSD disk. I didn’t realize diskgenius can easily assign the sector to the new 4K sector and I wasted too much time finding the right partition tool.

2. Then use wintoflash to transfer the ISO image of thinpc into the USB thumb stick and boot from that boot from it. The system will restart twice before the installation is finished and a little patience is required when the installation process seems frozen.

3. The display of Chinese fonts is not so good and some tuning such as clear-type is needed for better display. Installing popular Chinese fonts is also recommended.

4. The Chinese input method is working and the interface as well as the locale can be changed to suit the Chinese language environment. In this respect, it feels like using Linux in a simple way, because I do the same thing under Linux.

5. To run cmd.exe as an administrator, find the file first, then right click and select ‘run as an administrator’. You need admin privilege to run activate commands.

Like any new version of MS OS, the system feels slower and it uses more resources. I am thinking of going back to XP. Thin PC and probably Win7 looks better, but do not necessarily works better than XP.

Then why did I install Thin PC in the first place? Because I have a 40G SSD drive and Win7 or Thin PC is optimized for SSD hard drive. Also, Thin PC uses less space than Win7 which has many extra features I do not need.

For now, I will stick to this Thin PC system for a while and may eventually return to a self-customized version of XP.