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Huan Truong

Basically a hacker

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Active projects

  • Crankshaft - Crankshaft is a turn-key GNU/Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi that transforms it to an Android Auto headunit. Android then displays your apps to the big 7 inches screen of the RPi and gives you a car-optimized interface and experience so you can drive distraction-free.

  • Hackable hardware list - A list of consumer devices that are ubiquitous, cheap and have significant hacking values, many accidentally and unintended by the manufacturers.

  • EzPi4ME - Easy Raspberry Pi image creation for removing the Intel ME. Make it dead simple for you to disable Intel ME on Chromebooks and Thinkpads. Experimental. Use with extreme care.

  • High-altitude Balloon - Collaborating with Dustin Mayfield-Jones, Derek Sigler, Don Bindner, et al. Yes we launch balloons to near-space. We're looking for people with the same passion: If you are interested, we are pretty open to anyone.

Minimally maintained projects

  • Oryza blogging-as-a-service. As a server, it enables hosting and deploying multiple blogs/sites hosted on the git version control system. As a client, it generates a static site from a jekyll-like site structure. Runs on Windows, OS X, Linux.

  • D. Bindner, H. Truong. Creating Thin-Client Workstations Using Ubuntu. Presentation, Download. HELIX Conference. Missouri Research and Education Network. Mar 2011.

  • Chumby Webkit+Qt4. Custom webkit backend for the Chumby internet enabled alarm clock. Featured on Engadget. Code.

  • Chronos OTP Firmware. Firmware for the Texas Instrument’s Chronos Watch. Enables Google Two-Factor sign in. Featured on Hackaday, Code.

  • GenieMon. Software application enabling Real-time monitoring of lab computers and generating statistical reports for lab usage. Live system.

  • Sophia Keyboard. Vietnamese smart keyboard, based on fuzzy word matching. 1000+ installs. Play Store

  • Unikey Legacy. A Unikey Vietnamese Keyboard Driver distribution for easier installation, deployment, update and maintenance for end-users and system administrators. Fixes some Unikey's annoying behaviors. Very fast. Download - NEW: Fixed link.

  • Viet Lunar Calendar. This gadget displays corresponding Lunar date corresponding to today or any solar date. Works with Windows Vista (also 7, maybe?). Download - NEW: Fixed link.

  • 1911 player. Lightweight, static HTML5 player, to stream music from the Raspberry Pi. Code.

Research and publications

Please look at my Google Scholar Profile for a list of my publications.