About Me

Hi, I am Jimmy MG Lim.

Over the decades, some are used to calling me “Guan”, “Jimmy” or “Gao1 Shou3” (nickname “the high hand”). The high hand was hilarious, as it started as an early habit of me calling everyone else that.

I work in the specialist domains of Information Management, Software Engineering, Graphics & Editorial and Education.

I am the author of “butlerfox“, “Jswissknife”, “up2 (usage provenance and prediction) framework” and “zenify series“. I have freelanced since 1997 on software development, worked at these inspiring companies ( Zencargo / QS / Grant Thornton / DEKO / Thoughtworks ) and have lectured at various institutions on software engineering.

You are most welcome to contact me either via email <mirageglobe@gmail.com> or twitter @mirageglobe. Twitter is better :D.

More about Me

Back in 2010 and I was proud to help deliver one of the first Cloud and Green Computing modules in UK at University of Kent. Earlier in 2000, I started web development and focused on helping small business web engineering and design.

Currently, I am involved in agile software development with high-level programming languages such as Javascript, Python, Ruby and most recently C. I am passionate in areas of people management, software engineering on “machine learning, prediction, automation” and “cultures and classic methods of astrology”.

When not doing the above, I am into comedy, reading, mudding, home DIY, cooking, collecting card & board games, rare coins & stamps.

Fun and Awards

  • “Session Chair UKSIM2015” University of Cambridge UK 2015
  • “Technology to Business Finalist” UoK 2012
  • “Big Ideas Round One Finalist” UoK 2011
  • “EPSRC Research Award” EU 2008
  • “Jian Nan Temple National Photographic Competition 2nd Prize” Malaysia 2003
  • “World’s Longest Paper Clip Chain” Book of Records 1998, 1999, 2000

Publications, Books and Events

  • External Review Panel – Bournemouth University (2022)
  • Secrets of the Face and Palm – Amazon Kindle, Google Play (2019)
  • Automating Management of Resources on Desktop Machines – UKSIM (2015)
  • Web Integration Guest Lecture – Bournemouth University (2015)
  • Secrets of the Human Face and Palm – Amazon UK (2014) [Editor] – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I1EBWEA
  • A case to identify information provenance by cross relating data objects with mouse traces – ICCIE Conference France (2013)
  • Social Media Workshop (2013) for Kent Enterprise
  • Automatic Association of Personal Documents on the Cloud – UoK EE Conference for Science and Engineering (2012)
  • A cloud based data integration framework (2012)
  • Memristive Systems – UoK EE Conference for Science and Engineering (2012)
  • Mobile HBase – UoK EE Conference for Science and Engineering (2012)
  • Delayed switching in memristors and memristive systems – IEEE Atlanta USA Speaker (2011)
  • Course Design and Review Panel – University of Kent (2010)
  • Personal Storage Grid Architecture: Consuming Cloud Data Space Resources. International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing, Vol 2, No. 3 (2010)
  • Delayed switching in memristors and memristive systems. IEEE Electron Device Letters 31 (7) art. no. 5482202 pp.755-757 (2010)
  • A Wireless Online Communication System for Small-Medium Enterprises. ICWI 2002: 665-668 (2002)

Open Source Projects

I strongly believe in the continuity and openness of software development. Thus, contribution to opensource is my special way of saying thanks to the community. The following are all Apache 2.0 licensed and free for use personally or commercially.

zenifywp – zenify series (WordPress / GetSimple / Sinatra) are themes designed to make the life of developers easier

butlerfox – butlerfox provides a simple interface for general users and especially server administrators. Samurai installs and setups the basic applications accordingly to best practises, leverages on your system tools and provides installation of packages for *nix system and Mac OS X.

jsf – jsf (jimmys swapfile) is the defacto way to enable/manage swapfiles on debian/ubuntu low memory systems in a simple way.

jsk – jsk (jimmys swissknife) is a collection of document, image, music and video (pdf/png/mp3/mp4) manipulation tools for standard output conversion. It also includes a shell/bash boilerplate and function library for building utilities.

upp – (currently closed – for learning engines licensing – please contact if you are interested) UPP usage provenance and prediction toolkit is a machine learning framework for multipurpose intelligent systems for learning based on usage behaviour,

HTML5Shiv for Meteor – HTML 5 Shiv is packaged for Meteor. HTML5shiv script is the defacto way to enable use of HTML5 sectioning elements in legacy Internet Explorer. This meteor package embeds the script directly into the header using fast CDN jsdelivr.

SNAPSVG for Meteor – snapsvg is packaged for Meteor. This meteor module enables the use of SNAPSVG elements in your meteor app. This meteor package embeds the script directly into the header using fast CDN jsdelivr.

meteorbox – meteorbox is a cli app that simplifies deploying meteor apps to your system simply.  most tasks are automated and only requires a simple template to define variables for your cloud system.

Selected Projects

Here are some of the projects I have developed. Some are experiments, most are live for my clients. There are more projects, however due to anonymity agreements, I am not able to list them.

Selected Projects Screenshots

Recent Posts
Why Job Sites Are Disappearing? · Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master · List of Docker Registries · Installing Debian 10 buster on virtualbox · Cross platform terminal emulators · Keep active keep happy · Tools to secure your devices · Secrets of the Face and Palm · Vim as an IDE for developers · WordPress multisite on Debian · Mongodb guide to basics · Jagged Alliance 2 some historic notes · Antivirus solutions and why its needed · A taovilla review and history · MacOS X high sierra running out of disk space · Airprint on bonjour missing scan function for all-in-one printers · Improving terminal load times · Knowing website design costs and pitfalls · Keeping secure and checking if your password is safe? · Installing Virtualbox Guest Additions for Debian Stretch · Windows XP Virtualbox on Mac OS X High Sierra · DNS settings and getting on public DNS · Extracting OVF from VMware ESXI 6.0 · Installing LMDE 2 Betsy · SSL Certificates and Encryption · Machine Learning with Spark · Installing Lubuntu in Virtualbox · Getting started with Docker (docker-toolbox) · Ubuntu upgrade limited boot space · Top 10 Browsers Overview · Taovilla Oracle app beta built using meteorjs · Setting up Debian on VirtualBox · The HomeBrew doctor · Afterlife Buddhist Chants · Caffeine icon for ubuntu / lubuntu · Updating wordpress without FTP · Preinstalled Languages on mainstream OS · Reminisce of Xcom · Java install on Ubuntu · Display image as ASCII art · VirtualBox Resizing Lubuntu Guest Linux · Introducing Samurai · Buddhist Chants · Macbook Pro Key mapping for Lubuntu · Common Apache Nginx commands · The nothingness between Zen and Tao · Tao, Zen and Theravada · Meditation for Growth · Buddhism · Refreshing Git versioned files · Basic Environments for Jira · Coffee Shops and Feng Shui · Converting a hg mercurial to git repository · Long term domain name costs comparison · SVG Graphing · 2 ways to Php install on mac · New EBook Launched Secrets of Human Face and Palm · Introducing Samurai and Installing Meteorjs to own server · Improving the speed of Linux Mint · Ma Zu Deity in Malaysia Sabah · SVG graphics with Javascript · FTP Clients for Mac OS X · Windows Apps on Mac · Programming Languages Compared · Hackers Natural Cure · Publishing on Ebooks · Editors such as SublimeText2 · Good Coding Practice · LMDE Linux Mint Debian Edition · Heroku Webapp · Hadoop Single node 32bit on 12.10 Mint XFCE · Tracing User Behaviour FRUBO · Installing Nginx on MacOSX · Installing Ruby on MacOS X · Turn off annoying compress outlook message · HTML5 Apps on Cordova PhoneGap with MacOSX · Choosing and using Latex · Reviewing Javascript World · Gemstones · Han Xin the Hero of Han · Gathered Wisdoms · Oriental Calendar · Li Qi Feng Shui · Five Elements Feng Shui · Taoist Philosophy Overview · 25th Anniversary Singapore Taoist Philosophy Group · Draw up an Ubuntu Server Environment · Draw up a Lightweight Mail Server · Draw up a Web Database · Php CMS and Frameworks · Drawing up a Web Service · Draw up a Virtual Cloud Server · Unlocking and Flashing your ZTE Blade · Tai Chi and Qi Gong · Pip error in Python with Homebrew · Setting up homebrew for OSX · Personality by Month · Life and Death in Oriental Beliefs · Windows and Linux Desktop Security · Ruan Tou Feng Shui · Life Analysis and Prediction · Cemetery Feng Shui · Taoism · Confucius · Guan Gong · Meditation · Gu Qin · TexMaker with Glossary on Mac · Quick way to OpenStack on Lubuntu · Ancient IT Dictionary · Oriental Poems · Fan Li · IChing · Dao De Jing · TeaTime for Basic Python · CVs and Jobhunting · Chinese Input on Linux Ubuntu · Research in Computer Science · Reviewing Applications on My Mac · Reviewing Applications on My Windows · Installing Windows XP · Installing wireless on Linux Ubuntu or Mint · Restoring an Amazon EC2 Backup · Mac Update PASV problem · Reviewing Green Computing · Consuming the Cloud Storage Space · Using Cherokee and WordPress Whine · Disabling Lubuntu Screensaver · Installing Lubuntu from USB drive · Searching for a Micro Mini CMS · ReStructuredText in Python · Rackspacecloud Vs Amazon · Hacking your old PSP · Attending Atlanta 55th MMM Conference · Smart devices for everyday use · Creative Programmers · Linux Settings · Embarking on Further Education · Machine Learning · Mac Tips – Viewing hidden files on desktop · Creating PDF files for free · Online Media for All · C# ASP Settings · SVN Git and Mercurial Versioning · Getting the last inserted id using datasets · Think Lucky and be Happy · AngieGallery Design · AceTravel Design · Letter to Mum · Prison Vs Work · Irish Daughter · Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? · Home Media Entertainment Setup · Collection of Interesting sites · Studying in London · Great Oriental eats in London · CMS Joomla, WordPress, Drupal compared ·

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