Open Source Risk and Investment

AESTE was engaged by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd to help with a problem that they have been having recently – open-source. Cradle is a Malaysian government agency that focuses on pre-seed funding for start-ups. While they cover a wide variety of fields, they have been getting more and more applicants Read more…

Unifi is Coming

Earlier this week, there was some construction work along a side-road leading away from the office. At first, I did not know what it was until I took a closer look – they were contractors installing a couple of large enclosures for Unifi – our national optical fibre broadband service. Read more…

Small-office System Infrastructure

Virtualisation comes in handy for a small-office – we can run a bunch of disparate services on limited hardware. Hardware A second-hand laptop is used as the KVM host and is installed with Debian and Lib-virt. I like using laptops as servers because of the built-in UPS. However, it is Read more…

Small-office Physical Networking

I’ll talk a little about the wiring up and networking infrastructure in the office. I had a lot of old networking equipment lying around my home and decided to work with that instead of buying new ones. However, the future is also important and I have planned for easy upgrades Read more…

New Aeste Offices

AESTE moved out of my home and into its new offices at Queen’s Avenue about a year ago. The renovations were completed and the furniture was installed in stages. Almost all of the furniture comes from IKEA because they sell startup-friendly furniture at a very startup-friendly price. The image above Read more…

Partnership with Otak-Otak

We are happy to announce our parnership with Otak-Otak – The Internship Programme for Leaders. Quoting the official website: The Otak-Otak Program will be built around a first of its kind, unique talent development schedule consisting of leadership training and site visits. Our core mission is to connect top student Read more…

Hardware-Assisted Synchronisation

An idea about hardware assisted synchronisation for the AEMB came about recently. The idea centered on the problem of how multiple threads would communicated between each other. The solution to this problem has always been synchronisation primitives. The AEMB already supports the atomic MSRSET/MSRCLR instructions, which can be used as Read more…

AEMB on Altera with uC/OS-II in China

Seems like there are three important pieces of news to report: that the AEMB has made in-roads into China; that the AEMB has been implemented on Altera hardware; and that the AEMB is capable of booting uC/OS-II. According to the information provided at a Chinese media website, a key Chinese Read more…