You can now check your public IP Address by visiting checkip.mypapit.net.
The website will display your public IP Address (or your anonymous proxy IP Address). As usual, this service is provided without any warranty.
Additionally, you can also check IP Address from bash command line using this curl/wget trick.
wget -qO - checkip.mypapit.net
curl -o - checkip.mypapit.net
The server finally has a new home! I finally had the time to look back into this aging blog and decided to moved it to a new datacenter in Singapore!
The new blog also features SSL-only connection which added a layer of privacy between the blog and your browsers.
You can expect more updates from now on!
Phew, I’ve finally decided to change the theme of my blog. The previous “Torn” theme have been in use for more than 7 years! So this day I finally gathered the courage to upgrade to the latest WordPress version and finally changed the theme.
P/s: I dont expect anybody to read this, but if anybody still does. It means that I’m still alive. Cheers!!
I haven’t had much time since I migrated my blog to a new VPS server. However, here is a little treat for all my readers out there. The top 5 things I do with my Ubuntu Linux:
- Surfing the internet
Pretty obvious – I usually surf the internet using my Ubuntu Linux on my Desktop computer. I’ve a dual-monitor setup computer with Intel Core i5 CPU (12GB RAM), It is not a gaming pc, but I do occasionally play DOSBox games as well as Need For Speed: World from another operating system. The seamless Unity integration with the web intrigues me though, wished I had touchscreen monitor
- Developing Android Application
The qemu-based Android device emulator runs nicely on Ubuntu, with no sign of lagging presents in other operating systems. Plus with 12GB of RAM, I can say that I could study and do mobile application with relative comfort. For Android 4.x development, I prefer to use the x86 images, because put less contraint on the CPU for skipping ARM-related code translation.
Usually this is being done in parallel with other works. My current favorite bittorent client is Deluge. For some reason, I find Azureus/Vuze too cumbersome and I haven’t got around to use Transmission. I used to study bittorrent protocol in my spare time, but has since abandoned it when I realise that I’ve not much time to spend on side-projects anymore.
- Writing Manual
I’m now in the process of writing a Lab Manual for those who just begining to learn about Mobile Computing. Although I wouldn’t call myself as an expert, I think every little bit of knowledge-sharing helps. I’ll promise I’ll share my progress with all of you sometimes at the end of the year. Though, I usually prepare my academic papers using Latex (IEEE templates), I choose to write my manual in LibreOffice, for reasons that I’m more familiar with WYSIWYG word-processor, plus, the publisher would prefer to receive the written manuscript in OpenDocument or Microsoft OpenXML file.
- Internet Radio
Though I rarely if ever listen to MP3 in portable devices, I do listen to internet radio station from Rhythmbox. There are sizeable collection of preset Internet Radio station in Rhythmbox according to genre and age-group. I prefer to listen to trance or easy-listening radio stations.
There you go, the top 5 things that I usually do with my Ubuntu Linux. Nothing fancy, just that I prefer to use Ubuntu for reasons of application development. I’m a terminal-emulator typed guy. I prefer to switch/change the environmental settings using terminal emulator, something I find very easy to do in Ubuntu (or any GNU/Linux distribution for that matter).
Until next time…
One of the my posts, titled: How to add Linux Swap file if you don’t have Swap Partition was featured in US Patent #8244955: Storage System and its Controlling Method
Here is the copy of the patent:
Hope that you guys continue to support my blog!