Microsoft killed Free Custom Domain Email Service

Not long ago <a href="http://www like” target=”_blank”>Microsoft still provides a free Outlook Email service for custom domains (@[your domain].com) from this Windows Live Admin Console. Apparently Microsoft has no longer support this service, I’m not able create new accounts nor manage the existing accounts. While this is sort of expected, but I’m disappointed that Microsoft made this move without any notice.

According to this blog post, this was happened at around 11 April, 2014. Existing users are unable to login to the console. Users are advised to migrate to Office 365 which cost around $5 USD per month per user. Now I have to find an alternatives, as far as I know there’s only Zoho still provides free domain email service. I think I would choose Google over Outlook for paid Business email service. (which is also started from $5 USD price point).

Bad moves Microsoft. Bad moves…

Solving Genymotion “unable to connect to your virtual device” Error

So I know you are here because you get this error message while starting a Genymotion Device.


First you should go check your firewall settings as suggested in the Genymotion FAQ. Other than that, if the problem still persist, 9/10 it’s the problem of your Host-only adapter settings. Here’s how to correctly set it. Continue reading

AngularJS minimal MVC example

Recently started to learn AngularJS, which is really a very good framework. It makes routes, Two way data binding and modular design easy.

I have created a minimal MVC example for beginners to get started with. This is a BMI calulator.

You can also try the jsFiddle here.

Convert Webp image to png under osx/linux

You can find the open source project here :

To build the tool from source

You can find the dwebp utility under “examples” folder

You can test it out using the test.webp in the same folder


Install Tex on CentOS linux

Actually it’s pretty easy with Yum group install, a lot of people didn’t even notice this

There you go! run “tex” or “latex” in the shell and it’s up and running.

Sometimes you also need dvipng to compile Tex into PNGs

Something about yum groups

if you want to see what packages is in this group, you can run:

If you want to see what other Package groups in yum, you can run