Monday, October 31, 2005

Wasting Time

Sunday is the most boring day for my life right now, since there are no activities can be done, so i just wasting time by watching Korean movies, Wonderful Life. It was a great movie, and it was so touchy. I finished 3 DVD yesterday and at night, i went to Citraland with Markus to buy our weekly needs.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Worst Game

Yesterday was the worst game i've ever seen since i picked MU as my favourite team. It was strucked 4-0 and they played emotionally. It was like a nightmare. Three goals in first half and it was a simple goal. Let's hope they will be back next week.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Kernel 2.6.14

After a long RC development process, finally the 2.6.14 kernel is released. This version should be released when the last RC was published, but Linus thought that the changes was quite big and it will need some time to test the latest RC, so he decided to put anoter RC before the final release. It's now available on You can see the changelog to see what has been changed after the last RC.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Shoutbox on Friendster?

When i logged in into my Friendster account, i noticed that there were some changes made on Friendster's interface. It has a new textbox on the left side of the screen, below your pictures. It's as same as the shoutbox that being used by many people around the world. I never try that new features, but i think it will be great if you can make a services like Shoutbox had.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Microsoft Turning to OpenSource?

We didn't know that yet, but they have released Shared Source Licenses which had a positive response from open source proponents such as Tim O'Reilly, and even the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Please read the full details in Newsforge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

MySQL 5.0

MySQL AB has gave a new label for the latest MySQL 5.0.x release. It's now a production ready product, so everybody can start migrating their product to the latest version. It contains a lot of new feature that already existed in most commercial database product, such as stored procedure, cursor, trigger, and many more. Get them now and try the new features :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Enjoy Your Work

For several people, finding the best occupation is based on their salary. The bigger the salary, then he will prefer to choose that one rather the other who offer smaller salary. In my opinion, salary is not my first priority, but it should be enjoyed. Not everybody can enjoy their work and they only work just to find bigger and bigger salary. But that doesn't apply to me. I can't work well if i can't enjoy my current job. Of course i should consider looking for a better job that gives bigger salary, but the point is you should enjoy your work first and then work hard. The salary will be raised if you are a good worker and everybody acknowledge your work.

I do have great time working in my new office at QnAp Asia. It has a great environment that will support my work. It's only my first month but i had many new experiences here.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Start a New Week

After two days resting, a new week has come and go back to work again. It will be the last week before we had our vacation together which will be held at 31 October until 4 November. What am i going to do in that day? I don't know yet. We will find out soon.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

MySQL 4.1.15 Released

Hey... MySQL 4.1.15 is out now with some huge changes and fixes that can be seen in the changelog. While the 4.1.15 can be enjoyed, the MySQL dev team has prepared for their 4.1.16 release which already contain some bug fixes also. If you lack of bandwidth, then i suggest that you wait for the upcoming 4.1.16 release, as it will contain the previous updates also, but... i don't know when will it be released.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Updated Indonesian Page

I have updated the Indonesian Native Lang site so that it contains the links to the latest 2.0 final and also added some information about the project that has been started. Please give your feedback and send it to me

Friday, October 21, 2005

No Updates Yet

For the last one week or probably more, Slackware hasn't been updated yet even though some packages has been updated. I think that it will be released as a bunch of updates. It will be hard for me to download the updates, since the packages are sometimes big enough, like the KDE packages. Let's hope the updates will be released as soon as possible.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

OOo 2.0 Final

Finally, after a week behind schedule due to graphics bug that appeared in the last minute of the final release, the has released the final build of OOo 2.0 that already shipped in some mirrors and waiting for the official announcement. Enjoy the latest 2.0 :)

Download now

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Logic Done

Finally i finished the image puzzle, with some help from Budi and Markus. Our next task is to integrate all the exercises and also waiting for the others to finish their task. Let's hope we can be ahead schedule which being set to Friday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ahead Schedule

Today i finished another 3 exercises, so all the exercises has been finished and now, we are concentrating on the database and also the image puzzle that was harder that i thought. I had a headache thinking of this puzzle and it's only module 2 of 11 (or probably more).

Monday, October 17, 2005

Next Module Please

Starting this week, i will start working on the second modules on my projects. I had 3 exercises and i have finished all the main logic, and tomorrow or the day after it, i only have to review the code, integrate some parts that were still missing today, and make some unit test for those exercises. Let's hope i finish it as soon as possible, so i can help the others to make the exercises.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

OOo 2.0 RC3 Released

As i said in my previous post, the OOo 2.0 RC3 will be released this week and it is true. The OOo 2.0 RC3 has hit the public mirror and ready to be consumed by the developer, tester, or any other people who are eager to try the new OOo 2.0 build or those who suffered the problem in the RC2 which has been fixed in RC3, mostly for "Incorrect attributes of graphics objects after saving in .odt format".

This version only fixed 4 issues:
# 55330 Incorrect attributes of graphics objects after saving in .odt format
# 55627 Mac OS X icons are broken in m2 ( -kb options forgotten for commit)
# 55679 and version numbers
# 55719 No printing of text when UI language is RTL

If you lack of bandwidth, i suggest that you wait for the final version which should be finished in one or two weeks.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Enjoy Weekend

Today is my second weekend on Jakarta and we are planning to play a pool somewhere around my office with some of my friends. Every saturday, we should plan somewhere to go to reduce the stress level because every monday till friday we are haunted by the deadline projects :)

Friday, October 14, 2005

OOo 2.0 Delayed

OOo 2.0 final release should be released at 13 October, but due to last minute bugs, the developer decided to postponed the release and working with that bugs and also some minor bugs for Mac platform and some other patches and integrate it to the next RC3 release which should be available at the end of this week or next week. The final release will be a week later, so you can hope it will be released next week, but in worst case, it will be available at the end of this month. Just like any other Open Source project, the final product will not be delivered when it's not ready yet, mostly for OOo, since it will be used by many people and in production phase. I'm looking forward to see the final 2.0 release, even though it won't be too much different with the RC version.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Gift From Brussels

Today all of our development staffs got a gifts from Rudi Theunis straight from Brussels and it's quite unique. Unfortunately i don't have any digital camera to take the screenshots. Thanks Rudi :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Backup is Important

I just find out that backup are really important, mostly when you are develop something big and many developers were involved. Most of our daily work must be well back-up in case something bad happened. You always have the backup and also you can revert back to your backup in case there were some corrupts or fatal errors like i did today :(

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu

Right now, many people likes to use Ubuntu for their distro and it was a famous distro, since it inheritted many of Debian's powerfull tool, like apt-get, so if you need more packages that they provide, you can use Debian's repository. Ubuntu by default uses GNOME as their desktop manager, but if you prefer KDE, you can try Kubuntu, another project which is similar to Ubuntu, but with KDE shipped as their default desktop manager. You can also merge those two distro into one distro by installing the other CD's packages. If you want to use the Ubuntu for education, you should try Edubuntu, ubuntu version for Education. Right now, Ubuntu is finalizing their latest version, 5.10, codename "The Breezy Badger". Just wait for the final release date.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Getting Confused

Arghhh... i'm getting confused. After having a problem with a 'stop stop' sound, now i'm having problem with the database section. It is a simple task in PHP, but in C#, it's quite difficult to me, since it was a new language for me (i just learn it for about a week). Tonight, it seems that i had to read the C# book before i go to bed :(

OOo 2.0 RC2

Well Well Well... OOo 2.0 RC2 has been released and it has been put on the public mirrors and the official announcement has been updated as well. Go get them from the official download page of OOo or any public mirrors that has OOo's repository.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Meet Old Friend

Today i met Doddy, my old friend since we were in elementary school. He had been working in Jakarta for a few months. We went to Taman Anggrek to have a chat and also had launch on Mc Donalds. Most of our friends has been traveling to another city or perhaps country, so it's quite difficult to hang out together.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Mandriva 2006

The latest of Mandriva has arrived, Mandriva 2006 after some delay from their previous schedule. The newest updates from the 2006 version are :
* New installer feature
* New software: Graphical desktops: KDE 3.4 & GNOME 2.10, Core & main components: Kernel 2.6.12, gcc 4.0, 6.9, glibc 2.3.5, 1.1.5, Kolab2 (groupware server), Akregator (RSS feed reader), Full version third-party products: Opera (web browser), Skype(TM) (Voice over IP with free calls), Mindawn (online music service), AdobeƂ®Reader(TM)7.0, RealPlayer(TM) 10, Flash(TM)Player 7- Improved performance: Boot time reduction
* Better look-and-feel and ergonomics

Unfortunately, it's only downloadable for Mandriva's Club user

Friday, October 07, 2005

Another Testing

Today i conduct a lot of software testing. It was quite fun, but unfortunately, i don't have any access to public CVS server, since it was quite fun playing wit CVS, mostly when developing something that being worked together with all the developers, like most Open Source project. Well... today is the last day of this week, so it's holiday tommorrow :)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

OOo 2.0 RC1

OOo 2.0 have reached the RC1 version and soon, it will be followed by another RC or perhaps directly to final release. Since beta 2, i don't see many major changes implemented on OOo 2.0. Mostly are typos and bug fixes that should be done earlier but it was skipped or missed. Well... let's hope the final version can be seen this months

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Changing Email Address

Since i can't use my ISP's SMTP, so i need to change my primary email from into This way, i can receive or send emails from and to everybody. Please note that both emails address are still valid and i always checked them everyday (maybe not in Sunday). Please update your bookmark or address book.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Work Work Work

Let's get to work, after i received my new laptop, but before that, i have to install some of the development application needed and it's not even started yet, but i hope tommorrow i can start working as a software engineer to finish the project that has been assigned to me.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Not Sleeping Well

My first night wasn't so good at all. I woke up every few hours, but i thought i had slept for quite a long time. Finally i woke up at 6 AM and read a novel about "The Secret of Shambhala", written by James Redfield. It was his third book after "The Celestine Prophecy" and "The Tenth Insight". It was a good novel that talked about our life and there were some spiritual messages on it. You will learn a lot about our life and also interactions between you and other human beings.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Home Alone

Finally i start a new life being home alone. After unpacking all my stuffs, i went to my friend's place and we had dinner together (i have eaten at home, so i didn't eat again). After that, i went back to my place and do some self cleaning before i wrote this blog. Well.. it's a hard life and i had just started it in Jakarta. Tommorrow will be my first day at my new office (i have been there several times though). What's the assignment for me? I don't know yet, but i'm sure it will be great and i can't wait to see it tommorrow.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Another Bom in Bali

After three years suffering from Bali tragedy, Indonesia once again suffered the same tragedy in the same island, Bali, but in different location (this time in Jimbaran). Today, there were some explosions happened in Bali, which causes some people lost their relatives and friends. Some dead bodies hadn't been identified, but you can check from some local and (perhaps) foreign news. Until 11 PM, there were 17 dead people and some of them are tourists (news from TV7's Stop Press). Polices have found some active bomb and deactivate it, but they will search for more bombs in that area.

When will this suffering ends? No one can tell this for sure, but everybody surely wait for it to be happened as soon as possible. We can only pray for that, so let's pray for the true freedom of our nation, Indonesia.