Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
- Skype Access – access WiFi hotspots the easy way with your Skype Credit.
- Call transfer – transfer calls to a Skype contact or a mobile or landline.
- Updated call quality guide with pre-call soundcheck.
Unfortunately, there is no update (yet) for Linux platform. The latest version for Linux is 188.8.131.52. I don't know about Mac OS X as i don't use it.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Other alternative to Mercurial is Git, originally written by Linus Torvalds (now maintained by Junio). It's also distributed revision control tool, unlike Subversion or CVS which are centralized. You can find the tutorial for Git on Git Book or in Charles Duan's website in Harvard.
Learning how to use revision control will help you organize your team even if your team are not located in the same place, same building, same city, same country. Your team can be widespread around the world, but they can share their work to others without interupting other's work or causing a dillema on the code itself (whether it's a buggy code or late code because people are afraid to commit to the repository unless it has been well tested).
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This year, the celebration was held since 23 - 28 February 2010. I was lucky enough to visit there tonight and to see my girlfriend sang on the event because she was asked to give a contribution by singing.
There were so many foods on this area and what i saw is that the booth were getting much bigger and bigger in terms of number. That's because the event took place in more alleys than before, so more booth can join and make this event much more spectacular.
You can attend the last two day and probably you can also see fireworks at the last day. Go visit it or you will have to wait until next year
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
They were really enjoying the video as well as i did, so i thought it worked. I will try to find more videos to be presented to the students, so they can enjoy the class and can have better understanding about the material i will give to them.
Thanks to those who have created all the videos available on the Internet. You really helped me out to explain something to the students
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Some of the players from Jogja has achieved gold medal in junior olympic competition and also in national events. Great job and keep it up
Monday, February 22, 2010
It's a consequence of trying to finish the study as fast as they can, but they will gain nothing from it. This is a paradigm that happened nowadays. Students wanted to take as much as possible, without looking whether they can get benefit of it or not. The main focus is take the class and don't care if they even get a knowledge or not. What a shame
If you know what's the risk are, then what you need is a good time management, so that you can have time to finish all the assignments given to you. Start managing your time or you will be frustated with all the assignments
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I will use it to produce my own video for demonstrating to do something on Linux or even to teach my students on some of my course (computer security for example).
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Congratulations to all of you and prepare yourself to enter the real world
I'm sorry that i can't be there yesterday and today as i have another task to do in these two days, but i wish you luck
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thank you for listening the show and i hope all of your questions were answered in the show. If you still have any questions which i didn't or haven't answered, please send me an email and i will gladly answer it.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I hope it will be included on the next batch of Slackware-Current
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Whenever i wanted to reply a tweet from my follower, i couldn't write anything after i clicked on the reply icon. I have close the Echofon window and reopen it again, tab the End key to move the cursor to the end and start writing my replies. This is very annoying for me, so i started to find several other Twitter client, until finally i saw an email from SlackBuilds mailing list about QTwitter, a new Twitter client which work on Slackware.
I download the source and also the SlackBuilds script and install it without any problem and after trying to authorize my account several times (it's not quite stable for me), i managed to make it work and now, i love it. It works like a widget, so you can just put it on your desktop and it will start grabbing updates from friends you followed.
I would recommend this application if you are looking for a Twitter client application.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I am hoping that this movie will be played on Jogja as soon as possible, as i liked this movie (based on the book which i have read until the forth series)
Monday, February 15, 2010
After updating to all of the patches, some users reported that they encountered a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) which caused their computer unusable. They couldn't even entered a safe mode, so they ended stop using their computer.
If you happened to experience the same problem, you may want to visit Microsoft Forum and you will see the solution to this problem which i will post on this blog also.
So, basically this is what you should do in order to fix your computer (credit goes to the writer, Kevin Hau, which is the moderator for Microsoft Forum):
1. Boot from your Windows XP CD or DVD and start the recovery console (see this Microsoft article for help with this step)
Once you are in the Repair Screen..
2. Type this command: CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst
NOTES: no spaces between them all except for CHDIR and $NtUninstall...
3. Type this command: BATCH spuninst.txt4. When complete, type this command: exit
IMPORTANT: If you are able to uninstall the patch and get back into Windows, in order to stay protected you can use the following automated solution which secures your PC against the vulnerabilities that are resolved with KB977165 until you can successfully get the update installed without the blue screens.
Please see the link below for the article describing the vulnerability that is fixed with KB977165 and how you can get protected without installing the actual KB update:
Sunday, February 14, 2010
It's been a great day and in the end, i got a very pleasant gift from my girlfriend. She bought me a 6x6x6 rubik cube so i can play with . I bought her a neclace which has a watch on it and also it has 4 GB of flash disk inside it, so perfect combination. I bought it from a Hongkong site on the Internet and the price wasn't too expensive, so it's worthed to have it. I will probably buy again from the same shop for her birthday soon
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Enjoy yours as well
Thursday, February 11, 2010
If you want to download the latest Google Maps on your phone, just launch a browser on your phone and point to http://m.google.com.
Here's what it's like in a phone (i'm not sure what the phone is):
IMHO, Google Buzz is working like Google Wave + Google Reader combined as one application and integrated in GMail. It's a place where you can share everything with others, but in terms of social networks. You can add Twitter and Flickr (besides Google's site such as Blogger and YouTube), but not yet for Plurks. I'm waiting for Plurk to be added to Google Buzz as it's my favorite social network site for now.
Oh well, as always Google always put something interesting on each of it's products
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting".
This product will not be a separate product, but it will be built on top of GMail, so all you need to access or use this new product is to login to your GMail account and if you are lucky enough, you will be able to see this new shiny product in the next few days, as Google will start rolling it few days after the official announcement. It will also be available on mobile version, so don't worry if you are a mobile users .
For now, you can see the idea of Google Buzz by watching the official video below:
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
For now, we (who uses 3.6) will have to use the old, manual way, uploading five photos
Monday, February 08, 2010
Luckily, i have a co lecturer who will give the presentation on the first session, so i will give the second and third session which happened to be my class.
I have to become a man
Sunday, February 07, 2010
When i started Plurk on August 2009, not many people in my campus knew about this site, so i had some problem finding my friends. Lately, i used Plurk to give notifications about my class because some of them have joined in and they tend to watch Plurk more often than visiting my lecturer page
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Do you have any suggestion for Twitter-client application that integrates with Firefox 3.6+ ? I would love to hear your opinion.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Meanwhile, i will be out of YM, Plurk, Facebook, Email, Wave, and Skype
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I have been using BT 3 for a long time and i'm quite satisfied with it, since it is a complete Linux distribution for penetration testing purposes, which is required for my CEH classes. Most of the tools described in CEH are already included in BT 3. Besides, BT 3 are Slackware-based, which means i'm used with it, since my primary operating system is now Slackware (good bye Windows ).
Ever since the developer of BT are planning to switch to Ubuntu-based, i kinda feel disappointed (and i believe many of BT users did too), but there's nothing we can do about it. So when the final version of BT 4 comes out, i keep downloading it both the full ISO or the VMWare image.
Last night, i tried to use the VMWare image on my vmware application, because my student who tried it said that it was very slow and the ethernet card wasn't detected on his laptop. I'm so curious about it and give it a try. I extracted my image which is compressed using zip and then load it onto VMWare and the system started. It was configured to have 768 MB as the RAM, which i think sufficient as it still uses the old KDE 3.5.x and it has been reduced to minimum to provide faster access to the desktop itself.
I have no problem running it at the first time and it's still as fast as BT 3. The changes from Slackware to Ubuntu is not very significant in my opinion. In fact, i am quite happy with how easy for BT 4 to upgrade it's packages by just running
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade
about the ethernet card, i just ran dhclient eth0 and it will receive an IP address and it will get connected to the Internet at no time. I wonder why the developer didn't use DHCP as the option for BT 4.
By the way, Back Track Linux has a new web page, so you should visit the new page instead of the old one. BT 4 is also able to be installed on your USB stick. Please check the tutorial page for more information about this
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Here's a quote from the official home page:
The Harvard Stem Cell Institute's overall aim is to use the power of stem cell biology to understand and ultimately treat selected diseases and conditions.In short, The Harvard Stem Cell Institute is a place where scientist from many places gathered and trying to find new treatments for many kinds of illnesses and brings hope to many people who sufferred from those illnesses. You can find information about Stem Cell in Wikipedia or you can view the video below
Harvard is not the first one who investigate the possibility with stem cells, but it was done by Ernest A. McCulloch and James E. Till in the 1960s. Nevertheless, Harvard took the action to improve what has been done in the past and combine it with the technology that they have to significantly improve the research methodologies and techniques to develop new breakthrough in medical areas.
Why stem cell? Many scientiest believes that stem cells therapy can help people who has problem, such as leukemia, cancer, parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and muscle damage. For now, most of disease can't be cured, but i believe with the advancing technology, we will find the cure for this illness and many people will be saved in the future.
HSCI also offer internship program to provide undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. It will be held in Cambridge and Boston, MA – Harvard University and the 11 Harvard-affiliated hospitals and research centers from Monday, June 7 – Friday, August 13, 2010.
Way to go Harvard and the Stem Cell Institute
Monday, February 01, 2010
Even though i think the idea of Google Wave is not yet very mature, since it lacks of many things for now, but i believe in the future, Google will add more nice features on it's product and it will become a nice application