by Cleo Lee
Tracemouse 灵活使用户联网科技，充分利用了谷歌与MSDN来完成他的“大业”。根据作者描述，此软件是使用 WinIo.dll 来读取 ThinkPad 传感器(Sensor)中的数据，因此用户所看到的数据可说是正确无误。
When creativity blooms - TPMonitor We all have the potential for creativity inside us, and it is usually seen expressed through dance, music, voice, painting or sculpture, or through the written or spoken word. Sometimes an individual's passion for technology is an outlet for their creativity too. I noticed this talented guy in 51nb forum a few weeks back, nicknamed "tracemouse". While learning the computer language C++, tracemouse has undertaken a project dedicated to the ThinkPad. Frankly, I am quite impressed with his determination and commitment to undergo this project with help from the forum members. Although the tool's sole function is to display the temperature of different components in ThinkPad as well as the fan speed - RPM, it has sparked interest and curiosity for some ThinkPad users who want to understand their ThinkPad operating performance in more detail. Help others and himself, why not? His software has been downloaded more than 638 times in the past 4 weeks. This popular tool is named "TPMonitor" with its current version Beta 3 whereas the full release date is unknown yet. The tool can be re-distributed freely so long as the creator's copyright information is preserved. Perhaps one limitation to the broader adoption of the application is that it supports only Chinese Simplified language today. The main function of the tool is to display temperatures for different kind of components such as CPU, GPU (Graphic card), left and right side of battery, etc. It could be applied in almost all ThinkPad machines except the old one, for instance, 600E, 600X, 770E, 770X, etc.
Due to the awareness of the benefit of internet, tracemouse fully utilized what have been offered for free in the internet for example the Google. Also, MSDN is one of the Gurus for this on-going tool, too. According to tracemouse, the application is in fact retrieving information stored in ThinkPad Sensor by using WinIo.dll. Hence, he believes the resulting data is accurate and credible. I am so glad to see the passion of tracemouse for ThinkPad and his full dedication to this project. The creativity of talented people, when combined with determination and hard work produces some great results. Perhaps no person will be judged as truly great unless he/she is doing something great. Well, let us give applause to tracemouse for his creativity, talent, and hard work.