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Upgrade Piwik to 2.11.0

One of my site uses Piwik for site analytics. Now, it is upgraded to Piwik 2.11.0.

Here is the release note about it.

Breaking changes:

  • The event User.getLanguage has been removed.
  • The following deprecated event has been removed: TaskScheduler.getScheduledTasks
  • Special handling for operating system Windows has been removed. Like other operating systems all versions will now only be reported as Windows with versions like XP, 7, 8, etc.
  • Reporting for operating systems has been adjusted to report information according to browser information. Visitor details now contain: operatingSystemName, operatingSystemIcon, operatingSystemCode and operatingSystemVersion

There are no big changes.

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What are utma, utmb, utmc, utmz cookies

I use Firefox YSlow plugin to check web site performance. It is quite good tool for developer.

The cookies named _utma , _utmb, _utmc and _utmz come from those websites that using Google Analytics as site analytic or tracking. The main purpose of it is to track web site user visit activities.

The cookies names likely come from the very early version called the Urchin Tracking, and now it is ga.js.

 

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Fitbit zip wireless activity tracker

I bought one Fitbit Ultra to my wife. She is using it all day and night.

I feel it is great tool. So I ordered one more Fitbit gardget for myself. It is called Fitbit Zip. It is a wireless activity Tracker. Comparing with Fitibit Ultra, Zip can track steps, distance, and calories burned only.

Fitbit Zip can not track Stairs Climebd or sleeping. For me, it is enough. I just want to know how many steps every day.

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Give Fitbit Ultra to my wife for 15th Anniversary

We have wonderful time during past 15 years. Taking care of each other. Raising our three children. My wife, Vivian spend a lot of time with them. She is so busy. Has no time to do regular exercises. Until last month, I saw a great product, Fitbit Ultra.

It is a USB disk size device. My wife put it pocket, waist, or bra, and put on wrist when sleeping.
Fitbit Ultra can log following activities:

  • Steps
  • Stairs Climebd
  • Floors
  • Distance
  • Sleeping track

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Install vnstat on Centos at Burst.net to monitor the traffic

The traffic graphic on Burst.net portal is not correct. It is what Burst.net support stuff said. So I would like to install my own traffic monitoring service to track home much I use during the month.

vnStat is the one we are going to go through the installation.

The screen shot below is the report I have for last two weeks.

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1) Install vnstat
SSH to VPS

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Tracking details of Kindle Internation Edition to Vancouver

As I posted the Kindle is on the way to my home. I check the status of it. UPS provide the details as below.
January 15, 2011 08:45:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 08:39:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrived at destination country
January 15, 2011 07:31:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 06:52:00 AM Seattle WA US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 06:10:00 AM Seattle WA US Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 04:14:00 AM Louisville KY US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 02:02:00 AM Louisville KY US Arrival Scan
January 14, 2011 11:02:00 PM Lexington KY US Departure Scan
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Completed customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Initiated customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 06:17:00 PM Lexington KY US Shipment received by carrier
January 14, 2011 05:35:34 PM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit
Yeah, it is in Canada already. Just half hour distance from my home to Richmond BC.
I hope I can get it Monday.

Kindle is on the way to my home now

Got the news from Amazon. The email I received yesterday said:

We have good news! We’re able to get this part of your order to you faster than we originally promised:
“Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology [Includes USB Cable for Charging. For International Shipme”
Previous estimated arrival date: February 03 2011 – February 16 2011
New estimated arrival date: January 18 2011

So, I do not need to wait one more month.
I check the status of shipment which carrier is UPS.
Now it is on Louisville, KY, United States.
Customs clearance was made in Richmond BC, Canada.
UPS has a very detailed records of every city the item passed. Check the status of UPS parcel here.

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