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Like Father Like Son

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Like Father Like Son

Title : Like Father Like Son
Camera : Panasonic Lumic DMC-TZ3
ISO Speed : 800
Shutter speed : 1/6 s
Aperture : f/4.6
Focal Length :12.7 mm
Flash : No

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March 13, 2008 at 6:43 pm

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IPA Indonesian Vowels Chart

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International Phonetic Association had mapped vowel sounds into a chart as seen below. The y-axis represents the lip opening and the x-axis represents the tongue position.

IPA Vowels Chart
IPA Vowels Chart

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March 13, 2008 at 4:53 pm

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Wrong Route

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Several days ago, I sent a package of documents to Eindhoven, Netherlands using DHL. Using DHL’s tracking system, I tracked my package day-by-day. Just now, I checked it again and (thanks, God) finally my package delivered. If you wonder why I really happy with this, you can check the screen capture of tracking system’s report below.

DHL’s tracking system report

– final tracking system report –
(click the picture above to see the better view)

Yup… I think you know the reason why I really happy.

I don’t know why my package, which should be sent to Eindhoven, Netherlands, has to ‘visit’ Leipzig, Germany. When I checked yesterday, I was very surprised when my package’s status is on hold in Leipzig, Germany. How came my package which should be sent to Eindhoven, Netherlands and had reached Amsterdam, Netherlands have to sent to Leipzig, Germany. I think it’s shameful for DHL, a reputable international courier service company, misdirected a package.

Unfortunately, my package, which could be delivered on March 2, 2008, delivered on March 4, 2008 – delayed 2 days. Hmm… Should I complain to DHL about this?

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March 5, 2008 at 12:57 am

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Slackware 12.0 + KDE 4.0 3.5

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Yesterday, I installed Slackware 12.0 on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 6400. I’m really surprised because the installation process (relatively) very simple. It’s really different from my previous Slackware installation. I forgot what version of the Slackware, but at that time the installation process was really frustrating.

Today, I finished configuring the system. Then, I used this new operating system to surf on the internet and I was interested in an article about the release of KDE 4.0. Because of the KDE desktop environment installed is 3.5, I wanted to install the 4.0. After read some articles and tutorials, I started to download whatever the installation process needs, from the KDE until the dependencies. However, I can’t download the kdesupport package, because it should be downloaded using svn (subversion). I don’t know why, but it always failed with the error message that the system couldn’t connect to server. Whereas, the kdesupport package is one of the four primary packages besides kdelibs, kdepimlibs, and kdebase. The bottom line is, in the end, I still use KDE 3.5 on my Slackware 12.0. 😦

I think it’s enough for today. Maybe, I will continue to try installing the KDE 4.0 tomorrow or a day after tomorrow. Maybe… :mrgreen:

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March 4, 2008 at 9:20 pm

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My Unique Tomica Toyota Hilux Bigfoot 4WD

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I have a quite unique collection of Tomica, that is Tomica Toyota Hilux Bigfoot 4WD. Different from my previous post about my Mitsubishi PET Leo that are included in Limited Vintage series, this Toyota Hilux is included in regular series.

The uniqueness of this Toyota Hilux is the series number. On the box, it is written 61, but on the base of the model, it is written 3. I haven’t got information about this, so if you know why this unusual numbering can be occurred, please let me know.

P1020586 P1020585

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March 2, 2008 at 10:21 pm

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1st Training for Prospective ARC Crew 2008

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Finally, training for prospective ARC crew 2008 had begun. Today was the first session.

This year the prospective crew is about 350 people. Because of that, we have to use 2 rooms for each session. For today’s session, the topic was about introduction of ARC, although it also discussed little bit about ITB network, and the trainer for first room was Alief Nugraha while for the second one was Muhammad Arif (known as Bom-Bom… ^_^).

Today I joined the training in second room because I had joined Alief’s training several times and I think it will be fun if I can give little bit ‘pressure’ to my junior. :mrgreen:

Overall, Arif’s presentation was quite interesting. He could give a good introduction about ARC, about its activity, about its contribution and responsibility related to network service in ITB, about its achievement, and especially about amateur radio activity in ARC (I think I can’t say that there is activity related to amateur radio in ARC, because most of ARC crew are more interested in networking and web development). Moreover, I really like his presentation style, humorous but the presentation still can be delivered well.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take some photos from this session considering I brought my TZ3 in my bag.

PS: I think Arif should seriously think about amateur radio activity in ARC because he is the Head of Radio Frequency and Wireless Division for 2008-2009 periods.

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March 1, 2008 at 11:43 am

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