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15 months, yeah. And even closer to 16 XD
You may not even remember it, but I mentioned on an earlier entry that I would tell more about my experience on upgrading my machine with a Solid-State Drive (SSD) after spending more times using it.
And, yeah. Then over 15 months passed XD

The SSD I got is Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB. It's powered by 3D V-NAND Technology and comes with 5 year limited warranty.
The package includes:
  • the SSD unit
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty Statement Summary
  • One-stop Install Navigator Manual & Software CD

I simply enjoyed my experience with the SSD and then forgot to write about it XD
Really, even after all those months, it turned out that I don't have many of things to tell.
That's it: I simply enjoy it.
Things got really smoother and faster. Even LibreOffice that used to take a long time to start with hard disk drive, now starts up really nice and fast.
Okay, that was sad :(
My Ubuntu Touch device, a Nexus 4, suddenly behave strangely. It suddenly restarted, and continuously rebooting. Practically becomes unusable. It seems to become worse as it can't even boot for long, only reaching the Google logo before turning off again (and not restarting). I booted into recovery mode, wiped the cache partition, but it didn't solve the problem. I then planned for a factory reset, but first, I need to recover my data first. I found an instruction on TechGlen, but sadly it doesn't clearly tell us how to get the location of the user data that needs to be mounted so that we can backup the contents. After some more googling, I got the clue from Stack Exchange. So, here's how to do it, as a note for myself, or in case someone needs it.
Hi :)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus was released some days ago, April 21, 2016. I replaced my laptop hard disk drive with a Solid State Drive (SSD), and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it. Hmm, well, I'll tell you more about the SSD later in another post, after I get more experiences in using my upgraded machine :)
For now, I'll just make some notes on the software-side, especially on the web development stuffs.

Of course, I needed to resetup my local server that I use to develop my websites before uploading them to the webhost.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS comes with MySQL 5.7 and PHP 7. They bring many changes, and some of them are.. well, honestly, troublesome.
Yes, I know. It has been a long time, but finally, multiConvert comes to the long-intended platform: Ubuntu Touch! :D

Running HTML5 app from the SDK on Ubuntu emulator had been broken for a long time (it even shows only black screen for quite some time), and I am really glad that it is finally fixed. Things are now working much better.
I also finally get to run Ubuntu on an actual device, so there's no holding back now :)

multiConvert v.1.2 for Ubuntu


multiConvert is coming to Ubuntu Touch with the same version as the current Android and Firefox OS builds, v.1.2.
It is ready to grab from the Ubuntu Store, published under the Utilities category. If you are on an Ubuntu Touch device, tapping the install button below will take you to the official appstore.
You can also check it out on the unofficial appstore for Ubuntu Touch apps at https://uappexplorer.com/app/multiconvert.upforward
Yay, here is an update on multiConvert for Ubuntu! :3 Here it is in its current state:

In accordance to Ubuntu Touch design guidelines, the Ubuntu version has a bottom toolbar for navigation. The toolbar is supposed to be swipable and hidden by default, but it is currently always visible, as reported in a bug report. So, if you take a look at the source code, you'll see that I add bottom padding to make sure it is not blocking the content in a lower-resolution devices. If the swipable toolbar is implemented, it should be removed, though :)
Ubuntu Touch SDK is obviously in an early stage, but the works on Apps for it have already been quite active. And so, multiConvert is currently on the stage of porting to Ubuntu :)
Up till now (March 30), the Go mobile section of Ubuntu App Developer site indicates that it is our choice to develop apps for Ubuntu natively or using HTML5, but at the same time leaves us unclear about how to deploy HTML5 app in Ubuntu. But hey, to simply make it run, it is easy! :D
Up to some times ago, I got confused when getting asked "What is the advantage of Ubuntu?" XD

Some friends, seeing me using my notebook and realizing that the operating system in front of me is Ubuntu instead of Windows, threw me such question. So, why the confusion? I can just show them what can be found on internet about Ubuntu's edge over other operating system. Well, yeah. I do realize that. I realize that Ubuntu is a powerful and secure operating system. We have no need to bother with viruses. We have no need to bother with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). However, actually, even when using Windows, I don't really care to such problems XD