“诞生”于奇想 - When creativity blooms

“诞生”于奇想– TPMonitor

 

by Cleo Lee

 

创意是每个人与生俱来的财富,但并不是每个人都会开窍,懂得去运用它。如果自己没有好好耕耘,磨出一把钥匙启动它,那难有什么大作为。

 

上几个星期在51nb论坛里发现了一位仁兄。他的昵称是tracemouse。因想学习C#,于是突发奇想写了个程序以便运用在ThinkPad之上。非常欣赏这位仁兄的创意点子~虽然程序的用途只是作为显示笔记本里不同零件的温度与风扇旋转速度,但是对于一些用户来说,这是一个很不错的检查器。它让ThinkPad用户能更了解自己的ThinkPad的状况。助人助己,何乐而不为?

 

本人观察了一段日子,发现此程序已经大约有638次的点击下载记录!这个获得不少网友赞赏的程序,名为TPMonitor。目前为止只有Beta 3版本,至于正式版何时推出则无限期待中。这个软件可以自由使用和分发,唯独不能去除作者版权信息。唯一遗憾的是,目前为止它只有中文简体字版,不谙中文的朋友们就无福消受了~

 

此软件的特点就是可以让用户知道笔记本里不同零件的温度,如CPU GPU、电池左右侧、北桥等。此外,它亦可以在不同机型里运行(除了600E,600X,770E,770X)。

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。

 

作者对ThinkPad的爱戴,让笔者甚感欣喜。试问有多少人像他一样,会有如此激情呢?创意能造就人才,耕耘能创出大业。如果人类只是一味等待而没有付诸于实际表现,即使具有创意那又如何?在此,让我们一起来表扬一下tracemouse吧!

 

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.