Sabtu, Februari 26, 2005

Facing the Extinction?

I never stop feeling awful knowing how much devastation has been made by demonic-evil-ego-centric-maniac people for their own sake. How we could get by from this?

Facing Indonesian Natural Resources Extinction?

The picture above is composed from these websites which tell about the spead of devastation throughout the Indonesian Archipelago:

You may download publications and maps from Global Forest Watch about Indonesian forest.

Somehow, I have tried my own way to preserve the environment. I use my kerchief instead of tissue and I plant some trees on my yard. I know it won't affect the current destruction. At least I could get extra fruits and oxygen ^_^. Will you do some simple things to preserve the environment?

Selasa, Februari 22, 2005

From Dokar to Highly Military Equipment Vehicle

Hi, I'm back! These are some pictures I took during my travel to Kuningan West Java last weeknd. Apparantly, villagers are stylish and creative enough to actualize their imagination.

Dokar
Local people are used to taking Dokar as their alternative transportation.

Vespa Mania

Army Style
Army Style

Cross Words Puzzle Style
Cross Words Puzzle Style

Vespa-Davidson
Vespa-Davidson???

Military Vehicle? No Lah :p
Military Vehicle? No laah :p

Full of self-esteem
On a very important mission

Jumat, Februari 18, 2005

Hari Anak Yatim

Muhammad...Muhammad...Muhammad...Mustafa

Ibunya bernama Aminah,
Ayahnya bernama Abdullah,
Dilahirkan di Mekkah Mukarramah,
Ibu susunya Halimatus Saadiah,
Ayahnya meninggal dunia,
Tika Nabi di dalam kandungan,
Alangkah sedih pilunya,
Ibunya menjaga baginda,

Muhammad...Mustafa...
Semasa di dalam perjalanan,
Pulang dari Makam suaminya,
Aminah jatuh sakit di Abwa',
Kembali ke alam baqa.

Tinggalah Nabi seorang diri,
Tiada insan yang dikasihi,
Tinggalah Nabi seorang diri,
Mengajar Nabi hidup berdikari.
Anak yatim anak yang mulia,
Dilindungi Allah setiap masa.

Terpadam api biara Majusi,
Runtuhlah istana Kisra Parsi,
Makkah diterangi cahaya putih,
Tanda lahir Nabi anak yatim.

Sollallahu ala Muhammad,
Sollallahu alai wassalam,

Hidupnya yatim yatim piatu,
Tiada ayah tiada ibu,
Hidupnya yatim yatim piatu,
Namun dialah manusia agung.

Nabi Anak Yatim, Raihan.

Besok adalah hari Anak Yatim. Ada anjuran untuk 'mengusap kepada anak yatim' pada tanggal 10 Muharram yang dikenal dengan hari 'Asyura. Mengusap kepada anak yatim adalah bahasa ungkapan untuk memberikan santunan dan bantuan kepada mereka. Dan yang terpenting adalah membagi rasa cinta dan kasih sayang kepada mereka yang selama ini alpa dari indahnya bersama kedua orang tua.

Mari kita bagi cinta kasih kita kepada mereka!

Mudregku yang Imut

Daku bakal pergi beberapa hari keluar kota dalam rangka acara keluarga. Nah sebelum daku balik lagi, ini aku pajang fotonya si Mudreg waktu masih jadi kitten. Imut ya? Sekarang sih amit-amit tidurnya. Hehehe...

Mudreg Kecil

Gambar di atas diambil dari kamera handphone merek Alcatel seri OT735 dalam kondisi kurang cahaya. Efek yang timbul akibat kurangnya cahaya adalah noise seperti yang terlihat jelas pada gambar akan tetapi tidak mampu menghilangkan kelucuan dan keimutan seekor kucing kecil bernama Mudreg. :D

Musik Mulut

Cover Album Musik Mulut Jamaica CafeLagi jatuh cinta sama grup Acapella yang namanya sedang naik daun kayak Ulet Bulu (walau sebenarnya sudah eksis sejak lama dan beberapa kali muncul di acara Metro TV). Kalau mengikuti perkembangan musik Indonesia pasti sehabis membaca judul postingnya langsung tahu kalau grup yang aku bicarakan adalah Jamaica Cafe. Sejak dulu bagi aku musik Acapella statusnya hanya 'suka'. Baru kali ini loh bisa bener-bener 'jatuh cinta', yang lebih heboh lagi grup acapella itu adalah grup lokal. Sama sekali gak ada hubungannya dengan Bob Marley.

Jamaica Cafe memang bener-bener unik. Olah vokal mereka mampu menirukan berbagai alat musik. Jika pertama kali mendengarnya pasti mengira mereka diiringi oleh berbagai alat musik, padahal tidak ada sama sekali. Jadi gak aneh album perdana mereka pun dinamakan Musik Mulut.

Sebuah situs berita Singapura berbahasa Melayu membahas group Musik yang beranggotakan Michael Carlos Da Lopez, Pambudi Bayuseno, Jimmy Jefry Ayal, Prihartono Mirzaputra, dan Hekko Wicaksono ini pada tanggal 17 Februari kemarin. Bahkan Mba penggemar bakso kita pun langsung jatuh cinta setelah saya kasih contoh dua lagunya, Hari yang Indah dan Terajana (Karangan Bang Haji Rhoma Irama, Bang Oma emang asoy geboy ;)). Fai, daku minta izin mengutip percakapan kita dikit ya ;)

fairy: just listen to indonesia pusaka versi JC
fairy: pasti kembali bangga
me: yaa bagus sekali
me: suka kamu Fai?
fairy: wah tau ga
fairy: pertama kali aku habis dengar lagu itu
fairy: mataku berair
me: oh ya
fairy: iya
fairy: sangat moving sekali
me: tul
me: JC kan juga ada di Koes Plus
me: dia nyanyi Nusantara
fairy: yup
fairy: betul
me: itu juga bagus
me: :D
fairy: aku jadi ngefans ama JC gara2 kamu deh adi
fairy: sukses kamu
fairy: aku punya kaset dan cdnya
me: wew
me: aku suka sama terajana
me: olah vokalnya sempurna
fairy: dangduttt
me: dangdutt iya
fairy: i love nang ning nung
me: i see
fairy: intronya mistik
me: betul
fairy: itu sebetulnya mirip melody jawa ya
fairy: with gamelan?
fairy: serasa aku begitu
me: iya gamelan
me: awalnya aja
fairy: nang ning nang nung
fairy: hehehe
fairy: cintaa banget ama itu lagu
me: keren ya
me: i'm listening to it
me: :D
fairy: yeee
fairy: me too
fairy: heheh

Yaaa, sebagai orang yang paling gak bisa nahan jempol-jempol tangan dan kaki bergoyang nikmat, aku nyaranin dengerin deh Jamaica Cafe. Musiknya bagus dan gak monoton. Aduh gimana ya, aku bukan ahli musik jadi gak bisa mendeskripsikan dengan bahasa yang gamblang. Pokoknya mataku merem melek deh pas dengerin lagu-lagu mereka (Jijay!!!!). Dengerin ya ;;)

*gue dapet komisi gak ya dari Jamaica Cafe???*

Rabu, Februari 16, 2005

Better Security and Standard Friendly Browser?

At RSA conference 2005, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Executive Bill Gates announces Beta Release of Internet Explorer 7.0. It will be available around this summer.

There are two main issues regarding this release that really concern me. Security and W3C standard.

It's been annoying by the sudden appear of Online Gambling Pop Up, Weather Cast deskbar, and other disgusting-unperdictable Ads anytime I run programs that use IE as their based browser. To name few of those are Download Accelerator Plus, Flash Get, and so on. I leave IE since the release of 0.7 beta version of Firefox. Now with the announcement of new IE will it be able to fight against phishing, malicious software and spyware?

Furthermore, IE stupidity of having its own behaviour on managing web standards make most webdesigners and webdevelopers pique. Hopely, newer IE could handle transparent PNG support, fixing floating issues, etc.

IE wants to gain its market losts. Firefox should be aware! Pay attention to corporate users that are sensitive with their running applications. They won't change their application in order to run smoothly under Firefox. For now, I'm happy with Firefox.

Will we see 'tabs' in IE7? Time will tell :-D

Senin, Februari 14, 2005

Guilt-Free Chocolates

I was checking my news-agreegator client to see what's new on my favorite weblogs and to get fresh news on my-interested-certain-topics. Then I came across Emil's Weblog that is currently talking about Chocolate.

Yeah it's all about the valentine day, friendster becomes pink, chocolates are sold everywhere, many bloggers must have prepared a special post to greet this special day to a special person which I think it will be full of surprises. Hohohoho.... ;-)

Okay, back to topic. Emil says that Chocolates are the most common comodity to sell during valentine days in Japan. Even, many stores have been selling chocolates since January. Girls will give chocolates to a man she likes. For me, Giri Choko is more than enough :D

But that's not the point I'm going to say. You might be some of people who are being advised for not consuming chocolates due to certain diseases (How about those girls who are currently on their strict diet programs? :P). On the other hand, you are a chocolate-holic who'll definitely be drooling everytime you look at chocolates. Do not be desperate! There are a new kind of chocolate that's called guilt-free chocolates. Yeah you won't feel guilty if you eat chocolates. Hohoho... it's some kind of great innovation discovered by a group of 19 years-old Singaporean students who are currently studying at Singapore Polytechnic.

They plan to market the chocolates commercially though. Anyhow the chocolates have to be a hundred percents well tested first. Will it be available on Indonesian market? We'll see lah.

Oh yeah, I don't celebrate valentine day. For me, everyday is always full of love ;-) But girls, if you wanna give me chocolates, please do not hesitate! I would be pleased and happy to take your presents. *GR Abis*

Sabtu, Februari 12, 2005

For Linux Geek who Loves Cats

It's very interesting to know a geek create a cat-feeding device using Linux. Chris McAvoy tells you the complete guidance.

Give your Linux box the power to control real-world events with an inexpensive microcontroller from Parallax, a Python program and some serial port magic.

Cats love toys. Our cats, Cotton and Tulip, slowly have taken over our house with their little plastic doo-dads-ping-pong balls, furry mice, bells, springs and things to scratch. The cats are rarely bored. On the weekends, my wife and I oblige the kittens by tossing their toys around the house, flinging strings and jingling bells. We scratch their backs and feed them treats. They're both in love with these little stinky fish treats; all we need to do is shake the can, and they stop whatever they're doing and dash to the kitchen. Their English lexicon now includes their names and the words good and treats.

Monday through Friday, nine to five, however, the cats are responsible for their own entertainment. While we're away, we're sure the cats have a good time with their toys. Our rugs almost always are moved around, ping-pong balls end up in water dishes and fur covers our chairs. The only real difference between the weekday and the weekend is our presence and the lack of treats.

We have to work, but that doesn't mean our cats should have to go without stinky little fish, right? Why should our economic necessities have a negative effect on their treat times? Isn't it our responsibility to build them an Internet-enabled, Linux-based, cat-feeding device?

What a geek :-D

Rabu, Februari 09, 2005

Ahlan Wa Sahlan 1426 H

Selamat datang 1426 Hijriah. Semoga tahun baru 1426 Hijriah ini dapat lebih meng'hijrah'kan diri sendiri dalam mengarungi lautan hikmah. Tahun 1425 H adalah tahun penuh pelajaran dan duka. Di zaman yang semakin susah membedakan mana yang baik dan jahat, bersih dan kotor, haq dan batil, dan penuh kemunafikan, tidak ada cara lain selain menghijrahkan diri sepenuh hati. Insya Allah

Senin, Februari 07, 2005

Ketangkep Basah

Aduh ketahuan mau nyolong
Aduh... ketahuan deh mau nyolong ikan. Pura-pura tidur ah...

masih pura-pura tidur
Wah masih diliatin... terusin pura-pura tidurnya ah....

mulai ngantuk
Kok jadi ngantuk ya?

tidur juga deh
Zzzzzzzzzzz...... (tidur beneran)

Jangan gangguin aku ya!
Jangan ganggu!

Kamis, Februari 03, 2005

Jet Li Vs Me

Jet Li Vs Me

Since Jet Li is a master of Kung Fu, then I am a master of Pencak Silat. It's always a dream to face a single-brutal-fight against my favorite Kungfu Master. Hue he he..

Gmail Invitation

I have 99 Gmail invitations left. Feel free to write down your First Name,
Last Name, and Email Address.

Selasa, Februari 01, 2005

The Mathematics of Tsunamis

Some geeks model the tsunami waves, following the 9.0 magnitute earthquake in Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004, into mathematical equation. Interested to toy the equation?