This is just a test, recently I had Blogger pages unrendered it just like chunk of bytes. At first, it was randomed but today it happens all the time. If this is not getting better, I will move my blog elsewhere. This is really annoying! ;(

Btw, I too found it in another (blogspot's) blogs.
Many people always mentioning their distribution as Linux, such as:

"I'm using Linux"
"My Linux is Redhat/ubuntu ..."

But, it is a wrong way to address that great operating system as Linux alone.

Linux is a kernel. Well, let's put it in a simple description. It is a library that provide mechanisms to arrange system resource and do something with your machine. It provide service such as running applications concurently, accessing memory, accessing devices like printer etc.

But, in order to run the library, you must provide a framework that accessing that library. Luckily for FOSS, Stallman and the crew have released series of tools that running on top of Linux kernel. Those tools (GNU Libc, GNU BASH, GNU C Compiler, etc) is provided as a whole-set-solution framework called GNU (GNU Not Unix).

So, if you would mention that system, which runs GNU framework in a top of Linux kernel, you should mention it as GNU/Linux.
Kunderemp said:
What if the incident happened when the admins (all of them) needed to go to
toiletWhat if the incident happened when the admins (all of them) needed to go
to toilet?


Of course then all of people will suffer from the lost of connection. But, when it happens, many systems may fails.

Have you ever thought that the admin of that system left the system's problem unresolved?
The admin knows about all systems, for the admin self that have the system built. Each system have MRTG so that each monitored.

But, sometimes, when you must restore a system, you must restore your surrounding so the system can runs well again. When the service of the server which you lived on fails, don't blame the admin. For the admin knows it and may on the way to make the system flawless.

May you think your system is broken, the admin knows it. But you may consider the system in the functionality in different view of the admin.

You may consider your LDAP server is insufficient like other's Postgre server. Or, you are using MySQL and you feel that you're inferior than Oracle that some other use. You may think that it's not fair for the admin to assign to you a LDAP or a My SQL server to you while other may use the Oracle.

But, there are many aspects that My SQL excels than Oracle. Just like there are cases where Bubble sort can be faster than Quick Sort. Even, default quick sort excel than randomized quick sort.

The admin knows your need. But, do you believe in admin?
Life is like taking a walk in server room. You may step on a cable and make the RJ45 loosen making a server unable to connect into a network which cause other people to suffer. Don't worry, even if you felt like there is no one around, admins will always be there watching over you. You are not alone.
I dunno of the way people thinking in this particular country (Indonesia). I'm always listening to everyone's bragging about their IT and how it is creating a real opportunity and how it seems making the company cost-effective. Also, they bragging about the way they could go into the realm of modernity.

But, is it true?

Hardly. As far as I can get, there is NO qualified running system that I have seen is worth to be entitled. I may seems like an oldman that creating a fud to you, but believe me, this is true. For instance, how many of you folks that runs a company must upgrade your applications each year? And worst, how many of you that never really use the facility?

You know something. What I see in most of IT projects is: (sometimes it make me shame to be part of IT folks)
  1. The project failed.
  2. The project ended up with overtime and over bugdet and over estimated and over anything but success.
  3. The project finished in time but it only effective in short time and then abandoned, or worst (the common thing I see), the finished project is abandoned and never been used.
Actually there is a forth, but I think you got the picture, haven't you? ;P

Qualification of software people is a low one. This is true to the nature of the computer science itself. Now, I don't want to say that my people is too dump to really understand the matter. But, the whole world is also comes with the problem. All of the experts come with the problem and never realized it. That's why, many big projects around the world suffer the same problem.

What is it from the computer science that makes us so dumb?

Well, have you ever know about the joke of geeks and non geeks? Yeah, the two world that separated us human of beings. There are those with thick glasses and white jackets and having math book as their bible and speaking of Marsian. From the other side, there are cool guys and girls with partying style and talkative. Those people are the people considered of their lives is fully aware of the existance of others.

Both sides, for centuries are in their sides and it is considered rare there is a man (or woman if you are a feminist), that can stand and understand both world. They are seems like counterpart.

One day, there is a cool stuff invented named computer. This new thing is shining. It rocks! It is melting and be an integrated part of cultures around the globe.

Now, here's the bad news. Cultures are a territory of cool people, but the computer is the geek invented stuff. The computer have crossed the both worlds. It creates many of expanding minds that people never thought of. The understanding of both world is twisted and creating many unprepared minds. The technollogy is forcing the people from geek side and non geek side to speak each other intensively.

That's why we often hears "Man, my boss is brainless" or "What the heck are you talking about?" and worst, some people talking about terminologies that they even doesn't understand.

Computer science is not about engineering alone. Computer science is also talking about how human interacts. Computer science is not a geek side and also not a part of non geeks. It is a funky engineering, understands both world and tries to overcome the woes.

The prerequisites of a projects that is not being awared by most of developers is the human part. Often, just because you have a series of cracking mad PHP programmers or a hardcore MS-dev, you have become over confident of being able to do the job. Well, that's not enough. You need also people who listen! You don't need geeks talking with Marsian, you need people who can talk and understand of client's need. That's computer science!

You cannot force people to do something because resistance is the most of it. People (like nowadays) would be forced to do the stuff. On the other hand, you cannot just ask people about their needs. They would become a developer worst nightmare, a creeping requirement. They often cannot decide what they actually need. You need to capture it! And it's not from a tech side but also from social perception. That's a computer science.

As old man says, coding is only 10-15% part of an IT project. The most part of it is actually to really understand the real need of our client. So, be persuasive. NEVER start from a scracth, for it will be a suicide! I would recommend you to start with a running system.

The problem with Indonesian is they harshly jumping into a conclusion of the need of the new system. That's my friend is in the end, but not for a start. You must always start with a consideration that the old system (which are sometimes manually runned system) is worth enough to do the job. Then, by some necessity, you must reinvented the system part by part so it would runs effectively. That's what we call BPR, not some revolution.

Use the term EVOLVE not REVOLUTION! Revolution is evil. You can do it, but how is the people who runs it?

Ah, duh, gw mo kerja dulu ah... TO BE CONTINUED (if I'm not lazy enough). You got the picture.


Be a funky developer! Hang out and get a life! Enough with WoW! :D
God, it's hurt to know that I would be missing.
Why ... when around not much I care?
And now ... gone and I just realize that I've made a mistake.

God, why I was such a fool?
Wasting time and not being with ... and embrace ....
Instead, I made ... fallen apart.

God, I've lied.
Why it's hurts when I pretend it doesn't matter?
Why I can't let go the past that I don't like?

There are rainbows in the sky,
but why does my heart still hear the sound of thunder?

Today is a new day
But, why does my past drag me away?

I can run a new day
I can create new way
I can now search for something new

But, will You lead me this time?

I can be happy now and not remembering them all.
But, why can I still name them by one?

God, it's hurt.
Dari seorang Admin stress dengan kerjaan smartcardnya.

Network Admin (NA) VS System Admin (SA)

NA: I ban you from internet!
# iptables ... -d x.x.x.x REJECT

SA: Oh, yeah? I ban you from LDAP
# ldapdelete -X ... uid=...

------

NA: I ban your network!
# shut fa1/12

SA: I ban you from login!
# /etc/init.d/sldapd stop

------

NA: Flood your network
# ping x.x.x.x -p

SA: Oh yeah! flood your mail!
# while true do mail -x XX -s revenge ...

-----
ULTIMATE:

NA: kill all access to network! Die you SA! HUAHAHAHHA...
>> (manually kill all the routers)

SA: kill all systems! Die you HOMOK! HUEHEHEHEHE...
>> (manually kill all the servers)

----

Whoever is the winner, the result truly devastating. The most pathetic thing is, someone in front office such as Feha would be one of the people getting busy answering the phone.

CAUTION:
This is only imaginary, nama dan tempat hanya dalam khayalan. Kalaupun terdapat kesamaan, misalnya NA-nya yang homok, itu cuma kebetulan belaka.
Using Debian SID:

# apt-get install wine
# wine /path/to/WoW.exe

Enjoy!

And to those people whom lack of faith take a look at this:

W*****s can't do this, isn't it? It's Beryl, baby!

Now, I if I recall, some of you promised to me if GNU/Linux can run Warcraft, you would repent into Linux. Well, I want your talk proven!
Email dari Feha:
Bukalah: http://www.research-ui.org/profil.asp
Kemudian pada browser yang lu pake pilih menu "View" --> "Page Source".
Nah coba cari line yang ada tulisannya: script language="JavaScript"
Terus baca deh baris dibawah tulisan itu

NB: psst, gw pake Opera, GNU/Linux, lho.... :))
I'm using Debian GNU/Linux SID.

# sudo apt-get install wine
# wine /path/to/Frozen\ Throne.exe

Enjoy. :D
Yes, this is the most tontonan of the week:
5. God(?) Save The King
-> Animax
4. Live at the museum
-> Download from network
3. Southpark WoW Edition
-> Friend's computer
2. Idiocracy
-> VCD Rental
1. tail -f /tmp/horde.log
-> Server :))
The Jakarta Post, quoted from news.com (MetroTV) , had an headline written:
"Jakarta Paralyzed, Again".

Yeah, if you noticed, I mark the comma and the word "Again".

It is like what I said, I don't like to show my sympathy to people who get the flood into their house. I even don't care about the dumb ass people who asked for donation to feed the hunger of the people that caught on the flood.

Fyi, my house also flooded and since Friday, we haven't check it out again. But, that's the consequence of the bad design of our beloved city, especially our neighbourhood. When we first bought the house (when I was a little), the was a stream not far from my house. It was one of the river that connected to the Ciliwung river. But, it was stopped and people built houses on there.

When we built the house, we have reserved a meter or two behind our house to let people built sewer and let the water flows. But, they built their houses close and attached to ours letting it no use at all. So, the water cannot go anywhere. G_G

That's the example of bad neighbourhood environment design. How 'bout globally?

Well, as one of my first post, back then I was remembering people about how bad it could be when people have a lack knowledge about the word: "Homeostasis"

It's a term to explain the balance of the global environment. The term was taught at high school, I guess. But, maybe we just as dumb as average Americans, not enough sense to remembered it, nor to accept its existence.

I'm no environmentalist, but I am clever enough to know sudden climate change. Fyi, the normal thing is that the climate always change about 25 to 30 years. But, as nowadays, the climate drops into the position where the balance of the earth is interfered and it change fastly.

If you read the map in high school, you would noticed that the wind changed direction in the equator. If you notice the rain forrest acted as a filter to that wind. It also has the balance....

Bla.. bla.. bla... Argh... I'm getting bored. Just google it and read you Biology book, carefully.

This is not just about how bad people throw their trashes
This is not just of how bad people build their houses in the green area.
This is about how ignorance we are about the fact and there was nothing we have done about it.

I don't need any college student wandering off saving people lives, asking for donation, nor having a demo to the government (don't waste your time, they are dumb).

Why not educate them? EDUCATE, YOU MORON!!!

Tell the people not throw their trashes. Tell the government about the important of global city plan and tell them the necessity to eradicate the social problems behind all of this. Use your brain, write good stuff.

Please notice this:

The nature have evolved accordingly to our cause, only there would be a time in the evolution process where the human doesn't fit in there anymore.

So?