My Devices

  • Kenzo (Redmi Note 3)
  • MiPad

Android tips for Chinese Readers

Google Suite in China

Alternatives for Smartisan OS

Alternative for WeChat(微信)


  • Shadowsocks
    • Repo:
    • install: pip install shadowsocks
    • start on boot: add sslocal -c your_config_file.json -d start --log-file /var/log/sslocal.log in /etc/rc.local
  • Aria2
    • chinese tutorial to help you directly download large files from
    • add the following snippet to ~/.aria/aria2.conf to enable daemon mode and logging warning to disk, according to this tutorial
    • start: just run aria2c
#log file  
  • VirtualBox
    • Install WinXP Deepin Lite is enough
    • Press Right Ctrl (Host Key) to stop keyboard capture (by Guest OS), so you can use Host OS hotkey
    • create winxp.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications/
[Desktop Entry]
Name=WinXP - VirtualBox
GenericName=PC virtualization solution
Comment=Run several virtual systems on a single host computer
Exec=VBoxManage startvm "WinXP"
  • Terminator
    • install: sudo apt install terminator
    • some key bindings:
      • Ctrl+Shift+e/E → Vertical tab division
      • Ctrl+shift+o/O → Horizontal tab division
      • Ctrl+Tab → Switch between the terminals
      • Ctrl+Shift+t/T → Tab Division
      • Ctrl+Shift+q/Q → Quits Terminator
  • Shutter: a screentshot utility
  • Synapse: Search everything you do, with Ctrl + Space
  • Thunderbird: an email client
  • Shotwell: an image viewer
  • Wiznote: for note-taking, with various desktop and mobile clients
  • Insomnia: a beautiful RESTful API client
  • WPS Office, Chrome, SublimeText, WebStorm, and more
  • Disk usage visualisation tool:


  • Keybinding of Openbox:
    • Combined Menu to switch between applications
    • ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml
  • Autostart:
    • ~/.config/autostart
    • ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart

Smoothly switch between VirtualBox virtual machine (vm) and Lubuntu

  • First Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in your vm
  • Send your vm window to your desktop 2, and enter Fullscreen Mode by hitting Host + F
  • When focused in vm, first hit Host (Right Ctrl) to escape keyboard capture, then hit Ctrl + Alt + ← or Ctrl + Alt + → to switch between desktop 1 and desktop 2