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Windows 10 Update

Here is a new icon in the notification area of my Windows 7.


The white four grids window icon. Double click it and I saw the pop up window as below.


It asked user to agree to Reserve your free upgrade.  Of course agree it.  Before click the button, let me check the details of the sliders.



Wow, good news, The start Menu is back. It is the main reason I don’t want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8.



Emm… Speed is very important. SSD saved my life by reducing the waiting time.

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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.


Upgrade firmware of D-Link DIR-850L

Now it is time to upgrade D-Link router 850L to new version, 1.12WW.

Here is official download link

Look at the release notes:

Firmware: FW1.12.B05(Release)
Hardware: A1
1. Update CN channel table
2. Support No-IP DDNS server
Problems Resolved:
1. Fix gmx mail server issue.
2. Fix WAN/LAN IP conflict issue.
3. Fix HW NAT throughput issue
It is only for Hardware version A1.

Nexus 7 got Android 5.0.2 OTA

Yesterday, I got the notice. To upgrade my Nexus 7 tablet to Android 5.0.2. The update package is 9.8MB. Very small.

Restart and install the upgrade is fast. But the process to optimize the Apps installed is about 5 minutes.


My device is LRX22G, Lollipop looks like below:


The EasterEgg of Lollipop is a Android Robot style Flappy Bird.


I have never passed even one.



Nexus 7 got Android 5.0.1 OTA

Yes. Adnroid 5, or Lollipop released oin October. Based on Google announcement, it is supposed 5.0.  But I received the OTA of 5.0.1 on my old 4.4.4 Nexus 7 tablet yesterday.


On October 15, 2014, Google officially announced that Android L would be known as Android 5.0 “Lollipop”. The company also unveiled launch devices for Android 5.0—​including Motorola’s Nexus 6 and HTC’s Nexus 9—​for release on November 3, 2014.


I took the screen shot during the updates.

1) Before the upgrade, it is Android 4.4.4. The latest version 4.


The home page of Android 4.4.4.

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Errors when upgrade phpBB 3.0.12 to phpBB3.1

I am going to upgrade my forums which are powered by phpBB.  The package I downloaded is automatic upgrade package. phpBB-3.0.12–

One is small forum, with most of the default settings. When I upgrade it as old way, the error came as below:

Fatal error: Composer dependencies have not been set up yet

Laterly, I found I just uploaded the folder “install”. The thing I missed is folder “vendor”.

Then, I uploaded both install and vendor folders to my forum root directory.

This error is gone and following upgrade procedures are smooth.


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Update Kindle Touch firmware to

Kindle touch version

Here is the way to update Kindle Touch firmware from 5.3.7 to

The upgrade package is 114M. A big file. Following is the copy from Amazon official site.

Before you perform these steps, make sure you determine your software version. Go to Determine Your Software Version.

  1. From your computer, go to Kindle Touch Software Updates and download the applicable software update file.
  2. Transfer the software update file to your Kindle device:

    1. Turn your Kindle on and connect it to your computer using the USB cable.
    2. Drag and drop the new update file from your computer onto the Kindle drive.

    Note: Do not drop the file into one of the folders within the Kindle drive.

  3. Monitor file transfer and disconnect:

    1. After the file has transferred successfully, eject the Kindle to safely disconnect your Kindle from your computer.
    2. Disconnect the USB cable from your Kindle and your computer.
  4. Start the software update:

    1. From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
    2. Tap the Menu icon, and then tap Update Your Kindle. This option will be grayed out if the most recent update has already been installed or if the file transfer was not successful.
    3. Tap OK to perform the update. You will see Your Kindle Is Updating.

    Once the update is complete, your Kindle will automatically restart.

  5. Kindle touch version

Android 4.4.4 OTA is avaiable for Nexus 7 wifi

Android 4.4.4 System update

My Nexus 7 (2013) was just updated to Android 4.4.3 two weeks ago. It is Android 4.4.4 now.

Followed the prompt, the system is safe to upgrade. Be sure, the batter is full charged or with usb power connected.


Android 4.4.4 OTA update notice
Android 4.4.4 OTA update notice

System update downloaded is done. Time to upgrade.

Android 4.4.4 System update

It said 2.4MB data was downloaded. Touch Restart & install

After shutdown and restart, and optimize the installed apps. Go to the settings, about to check the system information.

Android 4.4.4 About tablet



Wifi 5Ghz connection improvement on Android 4.4.3

wifi 5G band, on Android 4.4.3 Nexus 7

One of the biggest improvement on Android 4.4.3 release is Wifi connection.

Especially at 5G band. My router is located in living room.

When my Nexus 7 connected with Wifi 5G in the same room, the signal strength is very good. The problem is when I move to the room with two walls distance, connection lost.

It is no problem when it is working on the 2.4G band.

After this Android 4.4.3 upgrade. The problem solved.

wifi 5G band, on Android 4.4.3 Nexus 7

See, the signal icon is full.


If your Nexus 7 has same problem as mine, go to upgrade to Android 4.4.3.

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