Information Technology

When Android application update fail

Many of you who love your Android phone will notice that many times, your Android application failed to update. Sometimes this is because your memory is full. But most of the time, the application failed to update for unknown reason. The error message in this case is usually “Unknown error”. How annoying! How many time you try to update your Android application, it refused to update. Most of the time, these Android applications that failed to update happened to be those installed on the SD card. Here is the answer. Move the application to the phone memory and update again. Most of the time, it solve the problem.
However, sometimes even after you move the Android application from SD card to the phone memory, it still fail to update. Frustrated, you uninstall and try to reinstall again. No success, and you start to get panic. If you are face with such a stubborn Android application that refuse to update, here is the trick for you.
1. Uninstall the stuck Android application
2. Go to Setting, SD card and storage and dismount the SD card.
3. Now go to Setting, Application, Manage applications, open Market and clear both cache and data.
4. Go and open Market application. You will need to accept the license agreement again. Just click accept. Now search the application you have problem updating.
5. Install application. Bingo!
6. Mount SD card again.

The above trick will solve almost all stuck Android applicatuons.

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Family

A new house for the puppies

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Our puppies are growing every day. They are big, healthy and feed a lot. The problem is, the mother (Thong) seems to be worried. Our rental house is a town house so there is no fence in the front. It is so open. And it is also very cold for the puppies at night time. Lots of mosquitoes also come and bite the puppies. So we decided to give Thong and the puppies a nice puppy house that will also prevent mosquitoes.And here is the puppy house.
We use the ready-made big mosquito net as their house. We then covered the tent with a few black plastic sheets so that the mother has some privacy. Thong usually does not like or trust strangers and she sometimes bite strangers without any warning. And to prevent it from flying away, we put water in the used 6L drinking water bottles and use them as weight. We also covered the base with some cardboard boxes to prevent from scratching from puppies and Thong.
At first, Thong seemed a bit confused with the new house. But in a few minutes, she learned how to go in and out of the tent, and became familiar with the new thing.
The babies are now big and healthy, and feed a lot and become very fat. And they seem to like their new house that we gave them.

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Family

Our little puppies

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My dog has delivered! Ok, that’s not something to be very excited. But she delivered three cute little puppies.
It all occurred while we were away for a weekend. Usually, every weekend, we go back home. I mean, we stay in a rental house near our work, and drive back to our real home every Friday evening, and come back on Monday in the early morning. So, last week we went back as usual on Friday and came back on Monday. My wife noticed that Thong’s (that is the name of our dog) big belly was gone. That was when we realized she has delivered.
So that evening on return from work, we tried to find her babies. Unfortunately, after more than an hour of exhaustive search, we still could not find her puppies. They were no where to be found. Our colleagues confirmed she had already delivered, so the babies must be somewhere. Finally, a guard from the bank near by pointed out the puppies to us. To our amazement, the puppies were taken care of not by mother, but their grandmother! Yea, they were taken care of by Thong’s mother. But the granny does not have breast milk. And she didn’t let Thong come near the babies. The babies need milk from the mother. So, with the help of the guard, we brought the puppies back home. And Thong was more than happy to take care of the babies and give milk.
The puppies and the matter are now in front of our house, in a special mosquito net for the babies. Please be careful when you walk past our house. Thong might bite you.

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Family

Preparing for parenthood

On 25th of this month, I will be a father. We are planning a delivery of a new baby on 25th November. We prefer normal delivery, but our Ob-Gyn informed that she might not be available during the expected date. So, finally, we decided to do a planned delivery.
How do I feel? Pretty excited, pretty worried and quite frantic. What? You want to say there is nothing to be frantic about? I have never been a father, and this is the first time I will be a father, ok? I have every right to be worried and excited.
Boy or girl? We don’t know yet. And we want it to be a surprise. Isn’t it wonderful to know the gender of your baby at the time of delivery?

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Blogging

Blogging from my phone

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It has been a long time that I write in this blog. Part of the reason is that I was quite lazy. Another reason is I rarely opened my computer at home to write something. I was using my phone to assess the internet most of the time at home. And you know about mobile phone browsers, right? They are slow and buggy while at the same time are not full functional. It all changed after I bought a new.phone, the HTC Desire.
I was using a Nokia Music Express 5800 for the past one and half year. Nokia 5800 was a great phone. It has a stable operating system, has excellent speakers – one of the best among mobile phones, and usable mobile browser. It was ok for most of the things I did online. However, it was not fit for a mobile blogging.
Last month, I bought a new Android phone, the HTC Desire. It has a fast processor, big screen, fast browser. And there is a dedicated WordPress application in the Android Market. It is a fully functional WordPress client. So here I am, with my first post, direct from my Android device.

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Information Technology

cPanel

The following article is written in Zawgyi-2009 font.

ဒီတစ္ခာေတာ့ ဝက္ဆိုက္ hosting လုပ္ရာမွာ အသံုးမ်ားတဲ့ cPanel အေျကာင္း ေျပာပာ့မယ္။ ဒီေန့ေတာ့ အျကမ္းျဖင္း Introduction ေပာ့။ သူက နဲနဲ ေျပာစရာ မ်ားေတာ့ အေသးစိတ္ feature တစ္ခုခ်င္းကို ေနာက္မွ ေအးေအးေဆးေဆး ေျပာပာ့မယ္။ သိပ္ေျကာက္ မသြားပာနဲ့ဦး။ cPanel က သံုးရတာ အရမ္းကို လြယ္ပာတယ္။

cPanel ဆိုတာ ဘာလဲ။

cPanel ဆိုတာ ကိုယ့္ ဝက္ဆိုက္ကို webpage ကတဆင့္ ထိန္းခ်ုပ္တဲ့ web interface control panel တစ္ခုပာ။ ရွုပ္ေထြးတဲ့ အလုပ္ေတြကို သီးသန့္ software မလိုပဲ web browser ရွိရံုနဲ့ အလြယ္တစ္ကူ လုပ္နိုင္ေအာင္ လုပ္ထားတဲ့ web based application တစ္ခုပာ။

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ဒာဆို cPanel ဆိုတာ Blogger interface လိုဟာမ်ိုးေပာ့။

သေဘာတရားကေတာ့ တူပာတယ္။ ဒာေပမယ့္ လက္ေတြ့မွာ မတူပာဘူး။ Blogger control panel က template ေျပာင္းတာ၊ ပိုစ့္အသစ္ တင္တာ၊ ျပင္ဆင္တာ ေလာက္ပဲ လုပ္လို့ ရတာပာ။ cPanel ကေတာ့ web hosting account တစ္ခုလံုးကို ထိန္းခ်ုပ္ နိုင္ပာတယ္။

ဒာဆို cPanel က ဘာေတြ လုပ္ေပးလဲ။ ဘာေတြ လုပ္လို့ ရလဲ။

Web hosting account နဲ့ ပာတ္သက္တာ ေတာှေတာှ မ်ားမ်ား လုပ္လို့ ရပာတယ္။ ေအာက္မွာ အသံုးမ်ားတဲ့ လုပ္ငန္းေတြကို list လုပ္ေပးထားပာတယ္။

  • ဖိုင္မ်ား ဆာဗာေပာှ တင္ျခင္း၊ ျပင္ဆင္ျခင္း၊ ဖ်က္ဆီးျခင္း၊ တစ္ေနရာမွ တစ္ေနရာသို့ ေရြွ့ျခင္း။
  • Folder မ်ား တစ္ေနရာမွ တစ္ေနရာသို့ ေရြွ့ျခင္း၊ ဖ်က္ျခင္း။
  • Zip file မ်ားကို ဆာဗာေပာ္တင္ျပီး folder မ်ား အျဖစ္သို့ ျဖန့္ခ်ျခင္း။
  • Fantastico ေပးထားလ်ွင္ wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, forum, e-commerce site စတဲ့ content management system ေတြကို ေအာှတိုမက္တစ္ တင္ေပးျခင္း။
  • ဆာဗာေပာ္ရွိ ဖိုင္ေတြကို back up လုပ္ျခင္း၊ backup ကို ျပန္တင္ျခင္း။
  • SQL database မ်ား ဖန္တီးျခင္း၊ ေျပာင္းလဲျခင္း၊ ျပင္ဆင္ျခင္း။
  • CGI script မ်ား တင္ျခင္း။
  • Website stats မ်ား ျကည့္ျခင္း။
  • FTP account မ်ား ဖန္တီးျခင္း။
  • Email account မ်ားဖြင့္ျခင္း (yourname@yourdomain.com)၊ ျပုျပင္ျခင္း၊ ေျပာင္းလဲျခင္း၊ ဖ်က္သိမ္းျခင္း။
  • DNS zone မ်ား ျပုျပင္ျခင္း။

ဒာ့အျပင္ ကိုယ့္ service provider က ေပးရင္ ေပးသလို တစ္ျခား လုပ္ငန္းေတြလဲ လုပ္လို့ ရပာေသးတယ္။ ဒီေလာက္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ cPanel ဘာလဲဆိုတာ ေရးေရးေတာ့ သေဘာေပာက္ ေလာက္ျပီ ထင္ပာတယ္။ အေသးစိတ္ ကိုေတာ့ ေနာက္မွပဲ တစ္ခုျခင္း ေရးပာ့မယ္။ လက္ေဆာ့ျခင္ သူေတြကေတာ ဒီ cPanel Demo မွာ လက္ေတြ့ လက္ေဆာ့ နိုင္ ျကပာတယ္။

ဝက္ဆိုက္ ေထာင္ဖို့ စိတ္ဝင္စား သူေတြကေတာ့ က်ြန္ေတာှ သံုးေနတဲ့ Host Gator Web hosting မွာ sign up လုပ္နိုင္ ျကပာတယ္။

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Opinion

User opinion poll for Zawgyi and Myanmar unicode 5.1

Dear visitors,

I would like to run a small mini poll about user opinion on Myanmar unicode 5.1 fonts and the Zawgyi one fonts. Please take a few seconds to complete the following poll. Thank you.

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Information Technology

Bamarlay’s experience with Myanmar Unicode 5.1

Bamarlay has started using Myanmar Unicode 5.1. A few days ago, with the recommendation of my father, who is a PHP geek (although he is an old man), I tried using Myanmar3 font and keyboard. After a few days of testing, frustration, error, searching for help, retrying, I finally decided to make a switch to a Myanmar Unicode 5.1 font.

There is a user opinion poll associated with this article. It will take only a few seconds. Please visit here for the user opinion poll on Myanmar Unicode font.

I used to use Zawgyi-one on my blog as well as to write word documents. I have success and failure. Zawgyi is the only Myanmar font I have ever used, and the only one I know how to type. I cannot type the famous Win fonts and keyboard. A few articles on this blog were written in Zawgyi. However, today, I have decided that it is time to switch to a more advanced and standardized as well as easier system. It is time to change.

Here are my experience and impressions using Myanmar Unicode fonts.

Fonts

There are a few Myanmar Unicode fonts available for free download. The supposedly official Myanmar Unicode font, Myanmar3 is free to download, as well as the keyboard and keyboard layout. Others are Padauk font, Parabaik font and MyMyanmar fonts. Among them, Myanmar3 font is the ugliest and the MyMyanmar font the most beautiful. However, none of them are as beautiful as Zawgyi.

Keyboard

I use the keyman keyboard with Myanmar3 keyboard. At first, it was quite strange to use this keyboard which is quite different from Zawgyi keyboard. However, after a few hours of trying, I found it much much easier to use Myanmar3 keyboard. There are only two position of keys – normal and shift, which is different form Zawgyi which has 4 positions. This means easier to write difficult “Pat-sints” which are so common in Burmese language.

Using with Microsoft word

One of the problems I consistently found when using Zawgyi with Word 2007 is that, whenever I open the word file written in Zawgyi, it only shows boxes. I have to manually change the font every time I open the document. This is quite annoying. More annoying is that when I write the document in more than one Myanmar languages (sometimes I have to write in Burmese and non-Burmese ethnic language in the same document). In that case, I have to manually change line by line whenever I open the word file. With Myanmar Unicode 5.1, it eliminates this problem.

However, the problem is not altogether gone if you use supposedly official Myanmar3 font. I have Zawgyi, Myanmar3, MyMyanmar, Padauk and Parabaik fonts installed. I don’t know why, but Word cannot recognize Myanmar3 if there are other Myanmar Unicode fonts installed. All words written and saved in Myanmar3 are changed into Padauk font whenever I reopen the file. Well, no problem. Padauk is more beautiful than the ugly Myanmar3. And as they all use the same Unicode standard, the words stay the same. Usually, I end up writing and saving in Padauk font rather than the Myanmar3 font.

On the internet

Now, here comes the biggest problem. My current site, Bamarlay, is written in Zawgyi-one (at least a few articles). Most blogs I follow use Zawgyi-one. All my facebook friends use Zawgyi-one. My Firefox and Chrome refuse to show Myanmar Unicode fonts if I have Zawgyi. If I change the default fonts to a Unicode font, I cannot read Zawgyi. That is too frustrating. Moreover, if I write in Myanmar Unicode, none of my online friends will be able to read what I write down. Sucks!

My solution

I now use Myanmar Unicode 5.1 standard font when writing in Microsoft Word. I stick to Zawgyi with my browsers (both Firefox and Chrome). I use Zawgyi-one to write comments in blogs and updates in Face book so that other people can read what I write down.

My Suggestion

Try Myanmar3 keyboard to write in Microsoft Office Word. It is very easy to learn and fun to use. You will definitely fall in love with this keyboard. But use Padauk or other Myanmar Unicode 5.1 standard font. They are more beautiful. Use Zawgyi-one for your online use. If you use Unicode font online, none of the people out there will be able to read what you write down.

For Bamarlay site, I will stop posting in Burmese for a while. If I post any post in Burmese, I will write in both Zawgyi and Myanmar Unicode (two separate articles, more time consuming!).

If you have any experience using Myanmar Unicode font, please share your experience here. Any comments are welcome.

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Information Technology

Setting up your domain name server

အလုပ္ေတြ ရွဳပ္ေနတာနဲ ့ ေျပာလက္စ web hosting အေၾကာင္း မေျပာျဖစ္တာ ေတာ္ေတာ္ ၾကာ သြားျပီ။ ဒီတစ္ပတ္ေတာ့ နဲနဲ စ်ာဥ္ဝင္လာတာနဲ ့ ဆက္ေရးဦးမယ္။

ဒီတစ္ပတ္ေတာ့ domain name server set up လုပ္တဲ့ အေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကရေအာင္။

Domain name server ဆိုတာက ကုိယ့္ဝက္ဆိုက္ ဘယ္ေနရာ၊ ဘယ္ IP address၊ ဘယ္ဆာဗာ ေပၚမွာ တင္ထားသလဲ ဆိုတာ ညြွန္ျပတဲ့ မာတိကာလို ဟာမ်ိဳးပါ။ ဒီ information ေတြကို name server ေတြက သိမ္းေပး ထားတာပါ။

ကိုယ့္ စိတ္ၾကိဳက္ ဆိုက္နာမည္လဲ ေရြးျပီးသြားျပီ၊ ဒိုမိန္းလဲ ဝယ္ျပီသြုားျပီ၊ web hosting service မွာလဲ ဝယ္ျပီးသြားျပီဆို ေနာက္တစ္ခု လုပ္ဖို ့ လိုတာကေတာ့ ကိုယ့္ Domain Name Registrar ဆီမွာ ကိုယ့္ ဆိုက္ရဲ့ DNS server ကို ေျပာင္းဖို ့ လိုပါတယ္။ တစ္ကယ္လို ့ domain registrar နဲ ့ web hosting service တစ္ခုထဲ ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ ဘာမွ လုပ္စရာ မလိုပါ။ က်ြန္ေတာ္ကေတာ့ သပ္သပ္ဆီ ထားေတာ့ ေျပာင္းေပးရ ပါတယ္။ ေျပာင္းတာလဲ မခက္ပါဘူး။ ကိုယ့္ website sign up လုပ္တုန္းက ပို ့လိုက္တဲ့ email မွာ DNS server address ပါပါတယ္။ ဥပမာ ns1.mydomain.com လိုမ်ိဳးေပါ့။ ပံုမွန္ DNS name server နွစ္ခု ေပးေလ့ ရွိပါတယ္။ ကိုယ့္ domain name registrar website မွာ “Change DNS server” or “Change Name server” ဆိုတာရွာ၊ ဒီနွစ္ခုကိုထည့္၊ ျပီး မူလက ေပးထားတဲ့ ဟာေတြ ျဖဳတ္ျပစ္လိုက္၊ ျပီးပါျပီ။

DNS server ေျပာင္းျပီးေပမယ့္ မူလ ေနရာ ေဟာင္းကေန ေနရာသစ္ကို ေရာက္ဖို ့ ၂၄ နာရီ ကေန ၄၈ နာရီ ေလာက္ ၾကာပါတယ္။ ဒီအေတာ အတြင္းမွာေတာ့ မူလ ေနရာေဟာင္းက ဆိုက္အေဟာင္း ကိုပဲ ျပေနဦးမွာပါ။

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Information Technology

Bamarlay now hosted on a new webhost

Bamarly.com has successfully moved to a new server. The migration took only one day, with no downtime. Within a few hours of name server change, my visitors can see the site on the new server. The new server is faster (16 CPU compared to 4 CPU of the previous server). The service provided by the support staff at the new web host is also excellent. Questions are answered promptly, within a few hours of ticket submission to the support team.

Bamarly.com is now proudly hosted by Host Gator. If you would like to have your own website, I highly recommend hostgator to you.

ဗမာေလး ဘေလာ့ကို web host အသစ္ေပၚ ေျပာင္းလိုက္ပါျပီ။ အရင္ web host က ေလးျပီး ခဏခဏ off line ျဖစ္ေနလို ့ပါ။ ပိုဆိုးတာက ခဏခဏ DNS ဆာဗာ ေဒါင္း ေနတာပါ။ (ဒါက ရိုးရိုး ဆာဗာ ေဒါင္းတာထက္ ပိုဆိုးပါတယ္)။ အဲဒါေၾကာင့္ ေနာက္ဆံုး ေနာက္ web host ကို ေျပာင္းလိုက္ပါတယ္။

ေျပာင္းတယ္ဆိုလို ့ ဗမာေလးတင္ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ သူနဲ ့အတူ တင္ထားတဲ့ အျခား ဆိုဒ္ေတြပါ ေျပာင္းတာပါ။ ဆိုဒ္ေတြ အားလံုးက Reseller account ဝယ္ျပီး တင္ထားတာပါ။ တစ္လ ေဒၚလာ ၂၀ က်ပါတယ္။ အခု အသစ္ကလဲ Reseller account ပါပဲ။ ၂၄ ေဒၚလာ ေပးရပါတယ္။ 50 GB disk space နဲ ့ တစ္လ 500 GB bandwidth ရပါတယ္။ ေလာေလာဆယ္ေတာ့ ကိုယ္ပိုင္ေရာ ရင္းနွီးတဲ့ သူငယ္ခ်င္း ေတြရဲ့ ဆိုဒ္ေတြေရာ ၁၀ ခု ေလာက္ တင္ထားပါတယ္။ က်ြန္ေတာ္ Reseller account ဝယ္ထားတဲ့ web hosting service အသစ္ကေတာ့ Hostgator မွာပါ။ စိတ္ဝင္စား သူေတြ ေအာက္က Link မွာ sign up လုပ္နိုင္ပါတယ္။

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