He never comes back…

My father passed away several weeks ago.

He will never come back.

But you know what?

Someday I will die too.

(Feb. 19th, 2017)

We cannot live forever…

It just happened suddenly.
First, my mother was down for a cerebral infarction; then, my father was down for a cerebral hemorrhage.

It seems like this occurred a few years ago, but this is the story comes from several months ago.

Ordinary days have gone. It has completely changed everything.
Day-to-day of elderly care have followed every day.



(Oct. 9th, 2016)

It seemed like I used a wrong app…

I didn’t update this blog for a long time.

I didn’t feel like typing or saying anything in the Internet.

(That’s the reason why I wrote something about dealing with Ubuntu.)

Suddenly, however, a topic came up last night.

This was about an app for the smartphone.

I do not disclose the name of the app, but it’s a popular one.

The concept of the app is to give non-professional people opportunity to teach languages.

I thought it was good. I do speak two languages. Maybe, I could do something to help other people learn Japanese, for example.

To my surprise, however, people were using the app as a dating app.

I felt something weird out there, but I tried using the app according to its concept.

Despite my effort, I could not stand keep watching what was going on out there: 1)when a young cute girl posted something on timeline, a lot of man gave comments, 2)some girls complained being asked to become a friend from a bunch of men with intention of possible sexual relationship, 3)some girls asked me to become a friend without eagerness to learn the other language.

I quit it and removed the app, but I thought there, maybe, some people who want to learn seriously. So, I restarted.

This time, I wrote better introduction in my profile section. And, I tried to make a friend. I mean I asked someone, not waiting until someone asked me.

I picked up a middle aged Southeast Asian woman from a possible friends list provided by the app.

When I sent her a request to become a friend, a reply came back very soon. Her answer was positive.

I thought, “OK, now I am getting somewhere…” That is one thing, but what is going to be is another.

She typed amazingly fast, so I couldn’t catch up. When I was typing a reply to her question, she gave me four or five questions or comments.

I know some people are able to type very fast with a smartphone, or some other people use a keyboard adapter. But, for me, it seemed like she was teasing me.

Maybe, I’m too paranoid or I don’t know.

She stopped chatting and disconnected only a few minutes later. That attitude led me to quit the app completely.

In retrospect, it was good. I couldn’t improve my English skills, but I learned there are still something I never know in this world.

Yes, this is the end of the story.


May 21st, 2016


I will never regret…

Lately, there has been a space between some people in the US and me.

This fact had almost destroyed every single reason why I was in the US.

But, I remember how much wonderful time I spend in the US,

and that how much I have learned from the world of English.

Furthermore, how much the lyrics of English songs cheered me up…

I will never regret that I was in the US and things I’ve leaned in the US.

I hope these sentences give me guts to go on…

(Feb. 27th, 2016)

Java Plugin in 32bit Ubuntu

There was something wrong with a plugin, related to Java, in Firefox.

It took hours to figure out how to take care of it yesterday.

But, after I did it, I thought,”Wow, that was easy & simple.”

It went like…

1. I downloaded “jre-8u45-linux-i586.tar.gz”

2. I moved it to “opt” folder w/ a command, “sudo mv jre-8u45-linux-i586.tar.gz /opt”

3. I expanded it w/ a command, “tar xzf jre-8u45-linux-i586.tar.gz”

4. I erased an old plugin (I forgot the name of it) w/ a command, “sudo rm /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/unknown.so”

5. Finally, I used a magic like, “sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.8.0_45/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins”

6. (I think the command in #5 is the one used. But, I might be wrong. Maybe,I just moved into the “plugins” folder and did something else, like “cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins,” then “sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.8.0_45/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so” – I cannot recall which one I did. Sorry about that.)

That’s all.

(July 12th, 2015)

KB3033929 & Ubuntu

Many people have already known there is an installation problem with a KB3033929 update.

My PC had that problem. But, I read somewhere that one of its causes stems from GRUB. And, I have been using the GRUB – I use Linux and Windows in one PC.

So, I thought this might be the cause.

I decided to update my Windows7 without using the GRUB.

My strategy to do that was a little rough. I pulled out SATA cables attached to HDD which has Linux OS; then I started Windows7. Fortunately, KB3033929 was installed successfully.

However, after that, I made a mistake. Although the SATA cables were back in, GRUB screen did not show up and Windows7 automatically started. I didn’t realize that BIOS switched primary HDD after I pulled out cables and put them back in.

But, stupid me did not know what was going on, so I used Boot-Repair using following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair.

However, it seemed not working right.

I took a couple of hours until the BIOS thing came up to my mind.

So, I entered BIOS setup; then, I selected the HDD in which Linux is installed.

I restarted my PC, but I saw the screen something unfamiliar. And, I still couldn’t start Linux.

I decided to use the Boot-Repair again.

I put a live DVD to start Ubuntu14.04 and tried the previous commands again –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair.

And, now it worked.

So, now my PC gets back to normal…


(Mar.15th, 2015)

Eclipse menus do not show up in Ubuntu13.10

Hi, there.

After I upgraded my ubuntu to 13.10, many problems have occurred.

Today, I’m going to tell you the latest one: eclipse menus do not show up.

I used a search engine to find how to fix it for while. I have found a few methods, but none of them solved this problem yet.

Only thing, however, works temporarily is…

from the terminal, you type, “export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0”; then, start eclipse not from the global menu, but from the terminal.

(Jan. 8th, 2014)


It seems like I found a way to fix the problem.

① you go to your eclipse folder.
② create a text file there.
③ copy & paste the following…

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= /your/path/to/the/eclipse/launch/botton
[NewWindow Shortcut Group]
Name=New Window
Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= /your/path/to/the/eclipse/launch/botton

④ modify the paths in above file.
⑤ save the file.
⑥ rename the file’s name “eclipse.desktop”.
⑦ right click on the file.
⑧ choose “property.”
⑨ switch a tab to the other (there are only two tabs).
⑩ click on the check box (make the file executable).
⑪ drag the file into the global menu.

That’s it.

If it doesn’t work, I’m sorry about that.

(Jan. 10th, 2014)