Saturday, December 31, 2005

Trying Gaim 2.0beta1

I'm very eager about Gaim 2.0beta1 and finally i decided to give it a try. You can see my screenshot below, but as far as i see, this beta version has a lot to do before the final version comes out. The main GUI for YM is somehow misserable and it is overloading other parts of the window (mostly on the status window.

I asked my friend to send me a file and it receives the file without any confirmation first, which is bad from security points of view. I don't even know where the file is saved after the file transfer is finished. It looks like this :
(11:47:24) Offering to send FAQ_EN.rtf to willy2804
(11:47:24) Transfer of file FAQ_EN.rtf complete

The main options window is now better, just like Mozilla's UI and it's more comfortable to see. All the plugins window has been separated from the options window.

I can't wait until the final version comes, but as for now, just enjoy 2.0beta1.

Here are my screenshot:

Friday, December 30, 2005

New Year Party

I'm not celebrating my new year with my family nor my girlfriend this year, because i will be in Jakarta, and as a substitute, i will be with my friends, conducting a small gathering and also some BBQ party tommorrow. I hope we can spent some time and wait until new year comes at midnight. Let's go shopping after work.....

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Mandriva 2006 December Edition

Mandriva has released another customized version of the latest Mandriva 2006 which is called "Mandriva-2006-december-club". It has included a new theme, special for winter events, GNOME 2.12 and also the latest version of OOo (i think it's 2.0, not 2.0.1). This version will be available on 6 CDs, just like PowerPack edition and it will contains more than 4300 packages including all the third-party commercial drivers and plugins.

Unfortunately, it will not be available for public consumption, only for Mandriva Club's user and it's a comercial services. To get "Mandriva-2006-december-club" - among other benefits - you have to be member of the Mandriva Club. Mandriva Club subscriptions start at 11 euros / 12 USD per month.

Since all the 2006 security updates and bug fixes are included, there's no need to reinstall them afterwards. The updated graphics server corrects most of the known issues in Mandriva 2006.

Here are some screenshots available:

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Going Back to Jakarta

Today i went back to Jakarta at 14.40 using Lion Air and it was quite a nice flight, although the weather was bad (yes... we had some vibration up there but it was normal in this situation). I got back using a taxi and i forgot to use Blue Bird taxi, so i had to pay a little bit more for that (the taxi driver was asking for some money because they were not suppossed to pick up a passenger while in the airport, but they can do it by using someone's help and they had to pay for that. The bad news was the bill was charged to the passenger). I already know about this because someone had already told me, but i totally forgot about this and i had to pay the price :(

It's how we live in Jakarta.... rough, tough, and everything is about money (sad to hear... but it's true)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Today i went to Semarang with Ivan, Rio, Nico, Jet, and my uncle to buy some foods and toys for Jet. We went to Citraland Mall and we had lunch at Mc Donalds. After that, we went back to Bandungan (it wasn't a nice trip, so i take a nap for some time) and after that, i had to went back to Jogja, because my girlfriend was sick and i had to accompany her.... (it's kindda runaway, but i had a good reason for doing this).

Monday, December 26, 2005

Travelling to Bandungan

I got another change to go to Bandungan again, after my last visit (i don't know exactly when was my last visit to Bandungan). We left at 9 AM and arrived at 11.30, because we had to stop at Magelang first. The weather was fine (not too cold) and the room was quite large, so all the youngsters can stayed together and played Winning Eleven 9 until late at night. The foods were also good. It's a nice holiday to be spent with family. Too bad my girlfriend couldn't join me at Bandungan. She would be very happy...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Family Reunion

Today, i went to church with my girlfriend and after that, i went shopping with my mother to buy some clothes. After that, we had a family reunion at Quality Hotel with all of my family and close relatives. After coming from hotel, we went back and have a small chat with some people and at the night, we played card until midnight with Ivan, Steven, Rio, and Nico. It was great...

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Doing Some Final Work

This is my last post before i go to Jogja at 4 PM. I have upgraded my OOo into 2.0.1, but i couldn't upgrade my NVidia driver, due to a different version of GCC being used to compile the kernel and that i used now (i'm using kernel version 2.6.13 which was compiled using GCC 3.3.x and right now, i'm using GCC 3.4.5 and the installer complains). I had to replace the line Driver "NVidia" into Driver "nv" and it's still working, but i lost 3D features and i couldn't play Crack-Attack again :(

I went to the office to fix some bugs that i found this morning and because i still have time, i was working at some exercise which was quite easy and i managed to finish 2 more exercises, so up to now, i have completed 5 out of 8 exercises in module 7. I'll do the rest while i'm in Jogja / Bandungan (but the possibility of having 100% done is very small) and after i came back to Jakarta. I will be on the office again at Thursday, but please don't stop sending your email to me, because i will try to reply it as soon as possible, because i can still reply it while i'm in Jogja (maybe not while i'm in Bandungan).

Let's prepare our self for Christmas day .......

Friday, December 23, 2005

Back to Jogja Again

For the second time of this month, i'm coming back to Jogja. I will travel back to Jogja tommorrow at 15.50 (if not delayed) using Adam Air. I will be back to Jakarta at 28 of December. I'm planning to celebrate christmas in Jogja with my family and my girlfriend for sure :)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Yahoo Widgets

I tried to install Yahoo Widgets today and it was nice application, since it can make your desktop look like Mac OS by installing new widgets that suit your needs. One of the most needed widgets for me are To Do List, Calendar, and also Power XP (to shutdown, restart, lock, or standby your computer instantly). You should try this also......

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Farewell Peter

Today, Peter van der Kamp and his wife left Indonesia and go back to Holland with Ki. It's nice to have them in Indonesia for about three weeks. We had two weeks training (C and Reviews) in Jakarta and Jogja. I hope they will visit Indonesia again in the future. Have a nice trip and fly safely. We will meet again via Internet :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

RSS Icon

Microsoft team have agreed to adopt Firefox's icon about RSS. They have their own reason, which is to make a standard icon for every users. I think this is a good approach from Microsoft. Let's hope IE don't just agreed about the RSS icon, but also the security approachment being taken by the other browser vendor.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Nice Sleep

I had a nice sleep yesterday after i went back from my office to check my emails (i got approximately 600 emails in my primary emails) and download updates for Slackware. I slept at 7 PM and i woke up this morning at 5 AM (it was more than 8 hours).

Unfortunately, the kernel i downloaded yesterday couldn't be installed in my laptop. It always hangs up when starting super server internet daemon (for kernel and it couldn't load a lot of modules (for 2.4.32 version). I'll wait for another release for now and stick with the current version (2.4.31 and 2.6.13 version).

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Back Online

For about 8 days, i haven't been able to wrote any blogs and sadly, i lost my digicam also at Jogja. I will be back online starting today until next Friday, as Saturday i will have to come back to Jogja to celebrate christmas at my home with all of my relatives and of course, my girlfriend.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Here I Am

That's some of the first words on Here I Am, soundtrack for Spirit, which was singed by Bryan Adams. It describes the fact that i'm here, back to Jogja. I landed today at 9.10 AM using Batavia Air. I had to get to the airport early morning, so had to woke up at 4.30 AM and prepare all the things that should be brought. Finally... i made up and got safely at Jogja. Miss you all guys....

Friday, December 09, 2005

Totally Beaten Up

Last night, i went to Markas and played pool with some of the bugils (bule gila) from my office. At first, i was pairing with Peter and versus Diana - Ki. We were beaten up 4-1. After that, they played with Mark and Roderick and i switched partner. I tag along with Liza and versus Ronny and Peter. At first, we were beaten 2 - 0, but at the end, we can won 5 - 3.

Yesterday was totally not my night. I couldn't focused at all and most of my shots were very inaccurate. Luckily our latest opponents did it also, so we can won. I'll challenge Ki and Diana again at Jogja or perhaps tonight and right now, i'm totally prepared, since yesterday i was quite confused with the training materials (about pointers and structure in C).

Thursday, December 08, 2005

CSS2 Test Suite

Although it's a bit late, but i have just found it today (even though i have been searching it for long). The CSS2 Test Suite is now available (it's still in draft and it's not finished). You can try to use your favourite browser to test whether your browser supports many CSS feature as written in W3C standards?

I tested Firefox 1.5 and it works on most of the tests. This indicates a good sign for web developers, since they can try to use new CSS rules to be applied, mostly some CSS3 code which is now supported in Firefox 1.5. Opera have stated that they will comply to the standards and they have done it for the last 8.51 version (and maybe more on 9.0 version). Konqueror had also made their promises by fixing and applying the correct behaviour for CSS2 Standards (They have passed Acid Test also). Great job everyone....

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I shall start packing because i will leave to Jogja at Saturday and we will be one week at Jogja for training. The training will be conducted at my campuss, so i think it will be great to see many people that i haven't met for the last two months. Of course i will meet my girlfriend and my family also. Hm... start packing yo.......

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Mini Theater

We are planning to have some small mini theater today and we will watch some movies together with all the QnAp's personals. We have bought the DVDs and we have prepared all of them (including the foods and drinks), but we haven't decided what we will see since there are a lot of choises around.

And finally we decided to watch Chicken Little and The Cave. It was two movies that didn't related at all. One is an animation and the other is some action movie, but both was great.

Monday, December 05, 2005

C Training

Starting today, i will have C training by Peter van der Kamp and it will be finish at Friday because at Saturday, we are leaving to Jogja to have another training there in Duta Wacana (it's nice to visit my old campus again and meet many people there, as i couldn't meet all people when i came back in my graduation day).

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Antivirus Scanning

GMail has added one new feature that already available on most webmail services, which is Antivirus scanning. It will try to detect and delete all emails which contains viruses or any other threats, both incoming and outgoing emails. While this facility comes a little bit late, it's better than nothing. Keep improving....

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Long Updates

There aren't any updates yet for Slackware since the last update for elm. I hope that the development of Slackware still continues, because it is a great distro with simplicity and stability on the top of the priority, which makes it one of the great distro ever being made.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Java 1.5 Update 6

Updates for Java 1.5 series is now available on Java's website. It has a lot of updates and bug fixes. Java developers... go get them soon

Thursday, December 01, 2005

KDE 3.5

KDE 3.5 has been released and no doubt that it includes many improvement from the latest 3.4.3 version. Super Karamba is now included by default and there is a webcam support for MSN and Yahoo account for Kopete. Konqueror has also passed the CSS 2 Acid Test, which is a good news for web developers who liked to experiment with CSS, mostly 2.1 and 3.0. Kicker has also been updated so it gives new visual views. I'm waiting for the next 4.0 release.