If you wonder how the wonderful PHP no-explicitly-define-data-type feature against the Java, in context of Webservice. This what you should do:

return $returnValue + 0;

This also happens if you have an array returned from database and you are 100% sure that it is an Integer (non-string) type.

$intValue = $queryResult[0]['id'] + 0;

This ensure your return type is always Integer. Well, at least in my case. What a weird hack. Care to show better to return integer not string? I am a noob in PHP! Bah, this language is dificult than C.

Ampun, Pak... Ampun, Pak, saya gak bakal nakal, kok. :D
From Ryo Saeba in ID-Ubuntu forum, [1] I found out that OSS is being actively maintained. 4Front has put OSS back to life, it's now OSS4, currently 4.0 and ongoing 4.1 in Mercurial. [2] Gonna try it later because they said it is better than the ALSA driver which in recent version has the lack of support of HDA-Intel soundcard variants.

Fyi, OSS that is deprecated is the OSS 3.8 which is being developed 10 years ago. So, I might give a try of OSS 4.0.

Well, may be I would try to compile this one in lunch time, if I have time and not lazy. :D

[1] http://groups.google.com/group/id-ubuntu/browse_thread/thread/baabf0544e379a87
[2] http://ge.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=780961
Kalau elo adalah mahasiswa aktif UI, daripada ngeblog di luar, silahkan blog di http://mhs.blog.ui.edu. Lebih komprehensif dan tokcer.
As usual, I dug out Ubuntu Planet and Debian Planet, from the constalation I found great facts.

Gene of The ERACC Web Log posted that Fox News responded to his blog entry about the GNU/Linux problem and politely responded to his problem [1]. One of the fact that the Fox guy pointed that most of his developer runs GNU/Linux Ubuntu (Ubuntu).

The fact that many corporate have begun migrating to GNU/Linux is way beyond any contemporer data gathering. Long time way to analyze computer Operating System usage is to see the selling of product lines that in the subject. However, because of the way of GNU/Linux distributed, this is a debatable measurement.

How many vendors that actually sells PCs with GNU/Linux as a supported OS? Not that much I'm afraid. Even in Indonesia, they sells PCs with FreeDOS, a way to say, "we vendors endorse piracy but we don't want to get involve with it." Even if some of them preloaded with GNU/Linux, who would support it? The driver is all for Windows (tm).

Another bitter trend is like my Toshiba laptop that preloaded with Windows (tm) Vista (R) which would I wipe out completely (unfortunately that laptop is shared which forbide me to do so). So, I installed the GNU/Linux Debian in it and I don't recall of being asked by a surveyor about my using GNU/Linux as OS.

So, it's a vague estimation to say about usage of GNU/Linux. Still, we do know the real number is increasing. We also know that there are silent movement to change their solution towards FOSS software. Becareful to grade something next time.


[1] http://blog.eracc.com/2008/04/28/guess-what-fox-news-is-responsive-to-the-linux-community/

* Windows is a trademark from Microsoft Corporation
* Vista is a registered product of Microsoft Corporation
Lagu yang lagi ada di nomor satu di Ajang Musik JP:

Burung Camar
terbang melayang
jauh tinggi.. [1]
ke tempat kau berada. [2]

[1] Panduwinata, Vina. Burung Camar.
[2] TK, anak. Bintang Kecil.
[ATTENTION: POST INI BUKAN BUAT ANAK2, ANAK KECIL DILARANG BACA!]

Ini komentar buat postingan Umam yang menarik di "Logika Paradoks" [1] (Habis gak ngerti cara komen di multiply)

Apa yang membedakan antara AKKBB, Adnan Buyung, dkk dengan FPI, MUI, dsb ? Adalah yang disebut sebagai plurarisme dan humanisme. Dasar dari plurarisme adalah paham yang terbuka untuk berbagai pikiran. [2] Apakah FPI dkk termasuk dalamnya? Tidak, FPI menentang plurarisme, FPI tidak menerima pemikiran yang berbeda. Maka, FPI dapat digambarkan sebagai suatu gerakan yang mengancam plurarisme. Tentu, dalam plurarisme ada juga gerakan yang menekankan plurarisme itu sendiri.

Tetapi saudara-saudara, mari kita melihat lebih lanjut.

Masalah di Indonesia, saudara-saudara, bukanlah suatu masalah tentang adanya kelompok yang berbeda. Masalah di Indonesia adalah adanya bentrokan nilai antar suku bangsa, kelompok kultural, dan masyarakat itu sendiri.

Tahukah Anda, ada suku di Papua yang masih telanjang dan melihat orang berpakaian sebagai hal yang aneh. Tahukah Anda bahwa di bagian tertentu di Karo, ada wanita dan laki-laki yang mandi di sungai yang sama di tempat yang agak berjauhan? Tahukah Anda bahwa minuman keras dan kartu merupakan tradisi bagi beberapa masyarakat Batak, Manado, dan Ambon. Tahukah Anda bahwa seks bebas sudah menjadi gaya hidup metropolitan? Tahukah Anda bahwa di sebagian suku Betawi berkata kasar itu sudah biasa?

Tahukah Anda bahwa nilai-nilai kekeluargaan sudah berevolusi dalam tahun-tahun belakangan ini? Dulu orang punya yang namanya keluarga besar, tetapi saat ini model satelit (ayah, ibu, anak, dan [opsional] pembantu). Dahulu memandang ayah langsung ke mata dipandang tidak sopan, sekarang memanggil nama pun sudah banyak dilakukan. Bahkan, saat ini sudah banyak keluarga yang anaknya lebih keras dari orang tuanya.

Gaya hidup orang pelabuhan, terminal, dan sastra terbiasa dengan kata "Bangsat", "Babi", dan berbagai kata lainnya. Bahkan, ada suatu istilah yang disebut dengan hormat di suatu daerah tetapi bisa menjadi penghinaan di daerah lain.

Kendati Islam, Kristen, Budha, Hindhu, dan Kong Hu Cu menjadi agama resmi, masih banyak orang yang menganut kejawen dan masih banyak orang yang pergi ke dukun. Coba saja lihat iklan Pos Kota dan koran-koran kuning lainnya. Selain itu, kendati tingkat pendidikan sudah tinggi, masih banyak orang yang percaya dengan takhayul. Bahkan, kalau mau bertemu orang-orang Agnostik dan Atheis, di Indonesia banyak (terutama Agnostik).

Apakah aliran kiri sudah mati? Saat ini justru aliran kiri sedang berkembang. Kendati konflik G/30/S PKI mengakibatkan partai PKI mati dan beribu-ribu orang menjadi korban pembuangan, pemikiran sosialis sangat berkembang di kalangan mahasiswa. Pemikiran-pemikiran kaum sosialis menjadi jawaban atas kegelisahan orang terhadap kegagalan pembangunan di Indonesia untuk mencari jawaban alternatif.

Sebagian orang mungkin menemukan jawaban terhadap penyalahgunaan agama dan mengharapkan pemurnian agama, tetapi ada juga yang menemukan bahwa agama itulah permasalahan yang pokok. Apalagi, negara-negara yang muncul ke permukaan yang memperhatikan rakyatnya/setidaknya maju sebagai suatu negara seperti Cina, Kuba, dan Venezuela adalah negara-negara komunis.

Sebelum berbicara mengenai Komunis, perlu diketahui saudara-saudara bahwa komunisme dalam pengertian ini adalah paham yang mengajarkan kebencian kepada agama seperti kebanyakan praktisi komunis. Tetapi, komunis itu adalah paham yang mengajarkan bahwa kepentingan bersama di atas kepentingan pribadi dan hak pribadi dapat diambil jika bertentangan dengan kepentingan bersama. Komunisme adalah lawan dari Kapitalisme.

Mengapa kaum komunis memilih untuk tidak beragama adalah karena dahulu kaum agamawan dan kaum bangsawan bersama-sama memerah kaum rakyat jelata. Agama waktu itu dipandang sebagai bagian dari candu dan menjadi justifikasi orang-orang dalam menyatakan kekuasaan absolut. Anyway, supaya jangan keluar dari konteks, intinya paham ini telah merebut hati sebagian orang.

Tentunya kebanyakan dari orang-orang yang memiliki paham ini biasanya kaum intelektual yang tidak akan langsung turun ke lapangan yang bahkan hanya seperti kelompok jenius yang berbicara saja. Tetapi, apa yang terjadi seandainya kaum seperti FPI dibiarkan?

Saya sengaja tak menyebutkan di awal, tetapi fakta berbicara bahwa mafia-mafia banyak di Indonesia. Vasal-vasal kecil bertebaran dari Sabang sampai Merauke. Gerakan-gerakan anti-republik seperti GAM, OPM, dan lain sebagainya masih merupakan laten. Saat ini setiap orang masih berharap pada republik dan berpikir tentang persatuan.

Tetapi, seandainya sebuah kelompok radikal dari Islam Sunni yang bernama Front Pembela Islam bebas melakukan kehendaknya, maka akan ada kelompok-kelompok lain yang muncul. Tentunya, setiap anggota republik ini yang bukan Islam Sunni akan merasa terancam. Sebagian akan memilih untuk pergi dari republik ini karena negara-negara maju saat ini sedang kekurangan penduduk. Sebagian yang memiliki keterikatan dengan daerahnya akan membentuk kelompok. Sebagian yang merasa terancam akan berharap pada pemerintah. Sebagian yang merasa disudutkan akan membentuk kelompok perlawanan (atau pembelaan).

Apabila itu terjadi, tinggal tunggu waktunya sebelum Indonesia seperti Yugoslavia, India/Pakistan, atau bahkan Soviet. Hampir setiap daerah di Indonesia punya kemampuan untuk berdiri sendiri. Apalagi, Indonesia adalah mitra strategis (sapi perahan atau apapun namanya bagi Anda) bagi negara-negara asing. Bisa jadi, kelompok mayoritas malah akan dikalahkan oleh kelompok minoritas yang memegang sektor-sektor strategis. Atau sebaliknya, terjadi genosida dan Indonesia kembali menjadi lapangan perang.

Satu-satunya cara untuk mencegah hal tersebut saudara-saudara, adalah dengan mengedepankan semangat nasionalisme. Satu-satunya cara untuk tetap menjaga kedamaian adalah dengan menjaga persatuan dan kesatuan. Kesatuan membutuhkan penerimaan tentang perbedaan nilai dan menjunjung suatu nilai dan nilai bersama itu adalah Pancasila.

Maka, pertanyaan terakhir saya kepada saudara-saudara adalah apakah agama yang saudara-saudara anut adalah agama darah? Karena dari setiap agama yang diakui oleh pemerintah Indonesia yang saya tahu adalah menjunjung tinggi kedamaian. Bukankah dengan adanya perang dan kebencian maka agama yang dianut menjadi sebuah paradoks?

Ketika saya berkunjung ke Malaysia, saya melihat suatu hal yang luar biasa. Ketika di Keretapi, saya melihat keturunan Melayu berjilbab duduk dan di sampingnya berdiri keturunan Cina dengan pakaian agak mirip Tang Top [cmmiw] dan celana pendek Jeans. (buat klarifikasi sdr2, gw gak mandangin cwk2 itu lama! I'm not a pervert!) Mereka tidak saling berkomunikasi, mereka saling cuek satu sama lain karena tak kenal satu sama lain. Tetapi, mereka tidak satu pun yang berpandangan jijik atau merasa paling benar. Masing-masing punya nilai mereka sendiri.

[1] Umam. Logika Paradoks. http://umam1101.multiply.com/journal/item/94/Logika_Paradoks
[2] Google Search. http://www.google.com/search?hl=id&client=opera&rls=en&hs=z6g&q=define%3Apluralism&btnG=Telusuri&lr=
There is nothing that 100% secure. If people would sell security, they just like selling dead donkey. Even a multi-million dollar item equipped with strong security can easily be broken with common tool.

Hmm.. I'm sleepy. Okay people, some other time. (to be continued if time permit and I'm not that lazy).

To sum it up, to build a good secure system:
1. Build a good secure social system first, introduce security to the humans.
2. Build a good base code, black boxing each part of the system.
3. Stack up your code and consider of a domain problem. A domain problem is like there is nothing wrong with the modules, but as they integrates, they create holes.
4. Familiarize people with the good security practice and make sure they do the damn thing right!

Uhm, just like when you implement a password for entering the secure area, it is important to keep the person whom uses the feature to not use any common, easy to guess phrase. No matter how sophisticated your application, people just second guessing the password.

To make it worst, there would be a bad practice where people shares password each other. The login confidentiality that was used to overcome the non-repudiation is no longer effective. Another threat is as person write their password anywhere that made people phisically would enable to require the password.

That just a little example. Time to go to sleep. Bye....
Wish for someone who would see me
Wish for someone who come to this dark room
Wish for someone who would not scold to me
Wish for someone who want to see the imperfect me

Wish for someone who would not yell at my mistake
Wish for someone who take my hand
Wish for someone who would bleed to broke the door

Wish for someone who would accept my mistake
Wish for someone who would make me smile

Wish for someone who would take me from that dark room.

Wish... that person would come.


A room where I just wait and see looking at the guy who have my body. Hey, look, there is this guy in that side of mirror, but he isn't me. I'm just here, stood on the dark room at the very bottom of inner me. Just sit and watch.

Yeah, I think there would be no one would find me. This very wall that should protect me is covering me from being found out. Instead, it only give me the chill and when I think of it, I just want to be found. This brick of self defense, the scar from broken trust, the animal sense of protection, the feeling of loosing dignity, the fear of loosing existence is clouding the sight of other.

Every life has the end, but, no, I would not end my life. Although, I wish there is a way to end it. But, there is a strong soul from me to see a hope that someday someone would open the door. So, for this time, I will play along and watch that other guy take me.

No, he isn't me, he just the one that everyone would expect. He is the one that would be the savior of the world. I see everyone glad to see him. Everyone smile is precious for me, so why bother to have me? Let that person be the one in control and I just stay here, sitting watching.

No one would see me, right? No one would expect the true me, right? I mean, who would see an errand with so much pain and despair? Everyone just need a savior and I just realize I could fill in that position. They don't need me, they only need that me. So, why should I wake from this floor?

If I remember, everytime I tried to be me, there would be anger. I would ruin the good relationship with other. Instead of getting out from this room, I just get left out again and again. Ah, this mistake shall not continue! I'll just sitting here and let that me take over.

Why bother with self pity? Crying will get me nowhere. Yeah, I do complain and sometimes I just want to smack random people into their face. See of how much they bleed and may be feel the same hurt when they fight back. Yeah, that might be a good idea.

No, I'm not being sarcastic because it may be not a good Idea. I'm not being pessimistic, just being pragmatic. Look here, no way that it would change. The world is just as is. I would expect nothing less and nothing more.

Hmm.. anyway, I'm happy with this... this way of life.


No, you're not! You just feel that way. I'm sorry if today I write with gender. Not to be sexist, I just want you, dear readers, to feel that this is a personal writing of me. So, as you dive into the writing, you would identify you in me. Got it? Did you felt yourself that was written above?

Unfortunately, the more connected people, the more people felt casted away. This is the fact haunt the modern society. Deadlines, alien neighbour, and the lost picture of a family have become the trait of today's culture. These and other factors lead people to have races over things that suppose to be shared.

Greed, why is it common today? It is because of the fear of man of loosing existence. Of course, you are not that kind of man/women. But believe me, nobody is! Everyone just fear to loose again.

If you would say that who is the best mentalist, I would not say Deddy C. or any mental magician or any witch but the society itself. The society would inject you to burry the honest you and take out that other crafted personally as you in person.

---- CHRISTIAN SECTION [may skip this if you wish] -----
If you are a Christian, or maybe just interested in Christianity, I would suggest you to take SPK (Saya Pengikut Kristus/I am Jesus' Follower) and take Champion Gathering camp. The second option is, get into KK/Komsel/PA group/[name any cell group meeting term here].

Don't take it yourself. Remember when Jesus sent his 70 disciples? They were sent in the team of two people. See, even God knows that people cannot walk alone to stand with their principles, to hold true as themselves.

Stop being stubborn!

Even King David the mightiest king of Israel cried when he was down. He ran to the Lord and said all of his sorrows. Do you think you are more brave than the king who would be feared by all his enemy? There were this saying that said if King David's personal army is at war, the war will be hard, if the one of his commander is personally in charge, the enemy will flee, and if the king himself on that war, the enemy would surrender in the very beginning. But, that man made a book with his sorrows and sins and the joy and the hope he would gladly found in God.

---- END OF CHRISTIAN SECTION -----------

So, why don't you true to yourself. It's alright to cry because it is a relief mechanism made by the body (through evolution/creation depends of you reader believe). So, release all anger and sadness. It is alright to scream and shout. Let all the anger go away. Because when you shout, the brain release all the natural painkiller.

Everyone is like that. Why don't you take your place and try to make friend with some people? Yeah, sometimes frictions happen. But, hey, that's normal as people try to adjust themselves each other. As you progressing, you would find yourself mutually dependent each other. Try to be honest.

As I experimented it, when I made a mistake, I would apologize. There is nothing I can do about it and the event is already done. The result of being honest is not like everyone of us think of. They would accept your failure and start motivating.

There are kinds of way known for people. The first is like myself, I would like to motivating people to overcome their boundaries. I would push people. Yeah, this kind of people is bitching alot. But, trust me, you should be grateful. I would not bother to say something good if I felt it is a worthless effort. Again, it is natural that when a person sees failure in other people and try to say I'm cared with pushing them to go forward and leave the failure behind.

And yes there are kind of people who just cheer up.

In the end, there is nothing wrong of being honest and open. You would not loose anything but the feeling of depressed.
Bisa dilihat di sini:
http://hasil.spmb.or.id/

Hmm.. skrip Iang emang cesplong. Gampang skali setingnya.

Buat yang ngincer UI dan pengen interface yang lebih bagus, silahkan liat ke:
http://penerimaan.ui.edu/

Buat kaka2 yang nakal:
Coy, itu website pendidikan, gak ada target laen apa? Pls lah dukung pendidikan di Indonesia.

All for the glory of the Indonesia.
Once upon a time, there was a happy single man. He was graduated from a famous university, having a fun job, and favorable among his family. But the family realized something and came to asked this man. JP (not a true name), the poor man, faced the question with his deeper knowledge.

Family: Are you still single?
JP: Yes, and I'm perfectly fine with it.

Family: Why don't you find a girlfriend?
JP: ...

Family: Are you unable to find a girl?
JP: Hmm.. what do you mean?

Family: Let us find you a girlfriend, how 'bout that?
JP: Alright, alright, I can find one. In fact, let me search one right now.

JP: There you have:
Results 1 - 10 of about 96,800,000 for girlfriend [definition]. (0.34 seconds

-- google search.
When you are not an administrator, a connection speed is a matter. You would do anything to get the precious bandwith. But, now you are an admin and you can download how much you can and nobody will stop you. Bah, no entertainment in there anymore.

So, you are no longer a download freak and you, yes the very you, have turned into a honest downloader. Some part of you died. :D
When user having over quota and the grace period is over, they cannot delete the email. This simply because when they delete the email, the webmail email client simply copy the message and move it into the Trash after that delete the original message. There, because of the webmail tries to copy the message, it failed.

Workaround: Ask your administrator, or THE MOST PREFERABLE to set your webmail to delete the message without going to Trash.



[1] http://help.ncsu.edu/solutions/all/2918.php
[2] http://ucis.dal.ca/helpdesk/faq/imap_over_quota.html
#3 The Evolving World

Yeah, today's theme is evolving. :P

Theodore Ts'o of DD, [1] writes up about the wrong communication approach of senior engineers of Nokia by telling the opensource developer to see DRM from different perspective. Yeah, its a trolling incident, got hit by slashdot and ZDNet. But, in the end the man said that he is not a teacher but a learner.

As the world evolve, clash will be there and Nokia as a device vendor live in a world where open standards has only been introduced these past years. Relatively young, they will learn how to behave.

The success story of collaboration of device technology is the AMD64 of AMD and the ASUS EEE-PC which undoubtedly have become two majors. Another note from AMD, after its success of AMD64 because of the back up of FOSS kernel (Linux etc.) making them step forward by FOSS-ing the ATi cards.

Collaborating with other companies in a community may seems alien by some companies and they need to fit in. But, when the time comes they would play nicely. FOSS have many adopters these day, so it is a new trend as an emerging niche and everybody need a moment.

But, the world won't evolve in a day! Simply impossible to change the way people do over the years. Evolution simply takes time and money. Moving your business to includes open source solution is a a long walk. To have the evolution in a day is just like a suicide and your business will fall because of the lost performance of learning something new.

Is this the way to justify that FOSS is not an ideal way of surviving in business, or FOSS is not for business?

As indicated, the world is moving towards FOSS solution and the evolution is a long walk. But, in the end, they will have a major open source solution. They will grasp the spirit of FOSS and implements or may be simply adapt it into their own business model.

Now, this would happen in a near future:

A company with closed solution support versus a company with stable and longstanding support of open source. Who would go first?

This is a long still-in-argument question and I as objective as I could, don't see that FOSS will win and vice versa. Because of the scenario of what if and the nature of business that adapt into new demands, I doubt that the closed solution would be no more. Because of the way of the world, they may implements FOSS as parts of their components to have competitive products. Of course, many would die as the world change.

And again, in the end, the adapting architecture would make all the client forced to use the new implementation, which is good and one of the part. Yet another cost of reimplementation and the company must do what it'll dictated. A price of using propretiary implementation.

But, what if a company slowly absorb open source? Do your research!


Reference:
[1] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThoughtsByTed/~3/311414268/
[2] http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/13/123206
When the generation of 2000 reformed the way of treating new students (2002 generation) into democratic way, there a lot of questions arouse. Some people had difficult time to accept it, some became reluctant, and some minor refused. Because of the reformation, we the 2002 generations having a lot of gap at the time with some of the seniors. Some postings reflected of the dislike of the new young minds and the record of the first generation that had significant percentage of people that not going into the Inauguration Night (or MK: Malam Kekerabatan). But, thanks to the preassure, we did somehow have tigher bonds between us, the 2002 generation.

Was that the 2000 generation fault of having reformation?

No. The 2000 generation had put the best bet. At the time, it was the first year Universitas Indonesia having collaboration betweens faculties in PDPT program (I don't remember what it's stand for). The 2002 students from Computer Science, Psychology, and Nursing are having the same class. The result are, we the 2002 student became the first with noisy and active in the class.

We are being taught to become assertive and speak our mind. From the three months of study, we even being given collaborative tasks and presentations. We are trained to be active and searching for information independently. From those days, we are no longer the silent and shy students.

Of course, the freedom of mind came with the great price. We talked back when we were cornered. We didn't accept what people said without justification. We were seen rebellious over some matters. The confusion of the old value and the democratic value that we engaged made us in the position of which of what.

Now, there is nothing wrong with the old value. Every value comes with its positive and negative impacts. But, everyone at the time was changing. People with the old value too having the confusion of the new value. That's natural, every evolving environment will expect the individuals creates their own natural antibody to reflect the current change. So, our faculty at the time actually having a revolution of social behavior.

One of the great lost of the turnmoil at the time was the loosening bond between generations and the inability of people to adapt. This, sadly, making the next generation having even more loosening bond. Even today, we will not see any more of the long lost Computer Science tradition: to greet each other and to have the feeling of friendship between us. As I remembered, when I met a Computer Science student (CSUIer), we would greeted each other even if we didn't have that close relationship.

The old value actually have the effect of strengthening the bond between seniors and juniors. We even had new couples. With the way that they knew at the time, they tried to teach students, juniors and seniors, to have proper respect of each other. This method was effective years before because of the long tradition of military student organization known as Menwa (Student Regiment). But, the years of Civilian, started when Mr Soeharto stepped down, has led into the new role of democratic way making the method unusable anymore.

In paralel with Indonesia learn the way of democration, social education of young family also changed. The orthodox way of teaching children to obey were not a prominent anymore. As the baby boomer society, being born in 80's and 90's, we were having more Western education style. The rat race and the evolving family style from big family (grandparents, parents, children, siblings living nearby) to a smaller family (father, mother, children, and optionally a nanny) made that change. As the suffer of the rat race, many parents started to abandon their child social education to the environment and to the school. Thus, the individuals affected by alien culture were born.

Another change is also born through the Indonesian education system. With the bold move of Indonesian government by trusting its education system to an independent style, the government's school (yeah, I know it should be called public school) now are no longer people's school anymore. With the ulterior motive: money, many public school are now having high cost, so high that it even making many people cannot afford their children enrolled into the school.

Voila! The rat race also comes in campus life. The high rate of cost making many young associates think of their graduation highly more than the social campus life. The high rate also making the higher income more dominant than the less income. The life also changed because of the new demographic composition.

[DISCLAIMER: For readers that don't have discretion, the following paragraphs is from the social view of values, not from the education view, which that is considered as the best way to cope many new emerging needs.]

To make it worst, many faculties are making new entrance and new classes as the result of having new studies. As the result, the society is growing and many individuals from different backgrounds coming in. As the limit of human ability to having simultaneous relationship with each other, larger community widening the gap between people in a community.

Excessive growth of a community affecting a lot of people, including the people in the student body themselves. The inability to catch up and to read the real problem of the current situation dulling the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to link each other. This failure making students clusterred because of their natural cluster of grade (Post Graduate, Extension, etc).

Is this a lost cause?

With the evolving world and culture as mentioned above, this may hold true. This problem is not a Computer Science alone, but also effecting the other as the society itself affected that much. With current ability and realization of the student body and the society itself, there would be none can be done to cure this. We must accept this as a new culture that have emerge as a part of modern society.

Or...

We realize this together and cope the problem with different approach. This option may viable as a part of education process which is not a part of this writing.
Reflection after reading Golden Boy.

A sincere act is something that the world will never trust. They would consider that is an act of an idiot. To eat or to be eaten, they said. Nothing good will come from sincerity but to have yourself played as a toy by others whom receiving your sincerity. What you achieve in the end just fist against the wind.

Lust, on the contrary, is the basic need of man, so they said. Lust is the desire to own something. This desire affect motivation and spread some fire into your soul. Lust is the desire to gain something: power, money, sex, security, etc. With lust, people are able to walk with their mind and set their path toward goal.

Lust, however, comes with a great impact: it makes people fall for temptations. Temptation to be rich, temptation to have glory, and temptation to have sex. To bribe, to kill, to rape, to raid, to rage, to berserk.

In the end, people with lust is someone no one. The person have gone and the body is a puppet for purpose. The law of chaotic applied, disorder powers will in the end in a harmony. The question is, who lead the power? According to Physics, weak force will be driven by a greater force. A body with lust will eventually driven by other lustful bodies.

Do I say bodies?

Yes, those submissive force just like the law of Physics are strengthening the original force. Just like vector resultant, weak force that against the great force is simply weakening the original force, but part of its way that have the least same interest as the greater force is become one with the original force and strengthening the great force.

Great force is actually a resultant of many forces. Although the original force drive the weak force, the weak force actually give of its share to the great force and slightly change the way of the great force.

To put a simplicity, lets imagine lust/force as a slope to draw linear line and life is the set of value that creates the line. When forces are met, it's like combining the equation, each is strengthening with the same time weakening. From the collision, forms a new equation and the slope is now different. Depending on the delta of the two slopes, each of them is now creating a new direction.

So, in the end, every lust has lost its original destination. None is the winner.

In the battle of lusts, people are craving for themselves. The inner them is questioning every act they are doing. Many burying their feelings in their deepest abyssal. Those occurrences thus hungering people with their basic need: the need to exists. They are questioning their existence.

Have one not ever wondered whether something is real or not?

The act of sacrificing reality into lies is in the end lead people questioning their own existence which the original purpose of acquiring the lust. To put a simple term, this condition is called loosing the grip.

Have one not ever felt loosing a grip?

When one have the feeling of loosing a grip into a certain level where that one cannot handle the situation or feel like out of the line, one would tempered to have one single objective: to go with the current or in a harsh term, give up.

How many people have already give up?

Almost every consenting adults.

In their fleeing lives, people will try to anchor their feeling towards something that they consider real. This is the power of the sincerity. The feeling of doing something for others is making every lustful heart wanting to have anchor in it. Everyone would desperately in search for this feeling unconciously and found themselves in bounded into someone that actually have this feeling.

The sincere soul is just like a sweet that leads many ants to it. The act of its owner would reflect in other's and it will continue gradually change the surrounding and making the surrounding attached by its charm and in the end they are all addicted to it.

The sincerity, however, have features that made the world hated it from the beginning. It makes the world so much dependable that it would made the world fear of loosing it. It has no direction that the world able to foresee thus making them walking towards something that unpredictable. It is like a white paper without any inks, fragile as if waiting to be tainted. But, the most important feature that made the world worried is because sincerity is something that the world doesn't have.

Something that the lust don't have is something that what a lust longing for. That feeling make the one that longing would do everything, including begging, submitting oneself into the owner of the sincerity.

In the end, it is the slow and relaxing wind that put a giant into sleep.

So, who would be the naive? The one that submit to lust or the one that give away with sincerity?
Because the Free / Open Source Software (FOSS) is free, doesn't even means that you have the right to butt in and judge all wrongly by accusing FOSS is not even worth it.

There are some times where random trolls would come and flaming by make a harsh judgment of FOSS. Any developer with so much high in coding would get bait and strikes back. It is natural to do so in the way they devote hours of working. I mean, come on, it's like someone come and mess you up in a monday evening. But, actually there is something that we need to clarify about FOSS:

It is not just about the software, it is a philosophy.


At the time of 2002~2003, I've decided to move and support my interest to FOSS is simply because of its value and merit that make FOSS is an ideal way to educate people. For the sake of simple reader, I would like to make a short list of values to be consider when thinking of FOSS.

#1 Knowledge is not Free
Something that would come in mind when thinking about intellectual property is that each new knowledge is worth of something as a tribute. The way of modern world which implements Capitalism admire individuals with their inventions. With this process, everyone will be motivated to innovate and in the end would lead future into innovations.

The world of course is not an ideal. When we talk about money, all comes into greed. Information/knowledge is a property of few.

Of course you Darwinian/Wallacean people would say: "Hey, survival the fittest." Well, that's not totally true. One of the biggest mistake of US is to think that a war in some part of the world will not affecting the country. The mess, the tyrani, the economic down fall led many people into astray and making them what we call today terrorism.

In the end, sharing the idea together would make each of the country have a competitive/strong point. Many potential ideas brought up. Look how the world now evolve. Electronic industries now have the term of open standards, something that way look to strange in the old era. Web also blossom alot because of the openness.

The idea of sharing knowledge making the invention cost stripped to the minimal. Without reinventing the wheels, inventors can focus on their dreams. Who could imagine of Wordpress? Who could imagine of OpenMOKO? Who could imagine of PSP? The foremost, who could imagine of Apache Web Server?

All of the stack up and create a framework of knowledge. This framework of knowledge is come with huge price, but everybody is taking a pie to pay it all.

#2 To be continued....
As we know, the most developed chipset is the GPU chipset! It evolves from a co-processor into having its own subsystem. They are far more advanced than the x86 chipset development. The x86 chipset have stalled many years ago and only have minor development (multi cores, extra instructions, but no revolution). While for the GPU, it has been evolve amazingly.

Now, the problem with this is the world of X11. X11 is a wonderful project born from MIT. They are fairly stable and have lasted for centuries. It was said that technology from 20 years ago would still run on today's X11 platform. It has a backward compability and amazingly very stable.

It lasted until David R. of former XFree86 developer (now in X.org) showed a new ability called compositing in his own version X11 called Xgl which created a new stack for compositing. The idea also considered obsolete since the Xorg team produce a new approach: AIGLX extension. It was cleaner than the first but it brought another problem which is to introduce a new extension to graphic driver. The AIGLX operation have different approach than the normal operation. It uses indirect rendering for its pixmap operation.

The AIGLX makes graphics driver, especially the closed one became incompatible. The most suffered from this was the ATi GPU (Graphics Card) users. Many of them ranting and trolling over the Net and even threatening to move out into another GPU producer. Fortunately, the nVIDIA guys have the better support over the GNU/Linux driver. For a long period, the proprietary driver of nVIDIA was considered an excellent choice. They have a strong adaptation to coop with the everchanging ABI (Application Binary Interface) of Linux kernel. They even move fast after the new kernel breaks the ABI and even the first one of proprietary driver that include AIGLX support.

This domination, however, still can change because of the recent buy of ATi company by AMD. The chipset company have a strong relation towards FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) community. Their recent success of AMD64 Chipset is because of the strong support from Linux kernel and the fast pace of development that made the 64 bit environment available. For their commitment of supporting the FOSS, AMD released a spec about their ATi chips publicly. This makes the ati driver, the open source version of ATi driver, takes a major progress.

Of course, another major chipset company that run closely with FOSS is Intel. Its Centrino product which includes a GPU chipset play nicely with the open source driver. This makes the Compiz (a compositing manager) support runs smoothly on their platform. They were open in the beginning and as the result the driver became easy to maintain by the community. They have survived nicely in the GNU/Linux world.

The evolving world of X11 also leads many ideas. Project like KDrive (a set of experimental X implementations) was setup to address this problem. The Xevie event handling, AIGLX extension, the EXA extension are products of it. Every experimental KDrive that being considered stable will moved into X.org X11 implementation. This result in better X11 implementation.

Now, the addition of shading language and the new comer of OpenGL 2.x specification have brought another implementation problem over the kernel level: the driver infrastructure is not enough anymore! Even, the notorious DRM is being written as DRM2. Further implementation also to separate memory management from other instruction. GEM and TTM have this kind of implementation. The most promising project is Gallium 3D, a new replacement for current Mesa that hopefully to be called Mesa 2.

In these major implementation and the shifting of GPU world which is now evolving to work closely with the CPU to bring great solution to work with the HD technology. The FOSS community would be a nice playground (also could be considered as battle ground). The fast pace of development of FOSS will make the new technology just work.

I intentionally not write any reference, which is why my writing is not deep enough. This is only a reflection of what have the FOSS become in these days. So, just google the name you don't familiar with.

I'd like to write about mobile devices like Taurus, PSP, and even smart phone as an emerging market. I'd like to discuss it. But, with non-reference writing like this, which only came out from my mind, will only lead you, readers, into confusion. But, believe me, the niche world of GNU/Linux is not niche anymore and graphical is not something that it was lacking of.
Note #0:

How to create JNI:

public class AJNIClass {

static {
System.load("myLib.so");
}

private native static void aMethod (int aParam, String aParamToo, byte[] yetAnotherParam);

}


Note #1:

There are two ways of loading native library:
  1. Using "System.load". This is like loading a file. 
  2. Using "System.loadLibrary". This is like asking JVM loader to search in system path the right library.
    Example: System.loadLibrary("SMJava"); will try to load libSMJava.so in *nix or SMJava.dll in Windoze.
Note #2:

How to create JNI Code:

# javac AJNIClass.java
# javah AJNIClass

It will generate a header. Implement it and compile the arbitary library. Voila! Your program will start to run (of course with bug included).

Note #3:

A pointer in C/C++ is an integer long in the Java. So, you can save pointers in Java. Java will prevent its Garbage Collector from erasing the memory where the data inhabitate. So, be sure to free the memory after using it.

Note #4:

People always use static branch of  a class to load a native. This isn't a bad idea since the library is loaded once when the class is loaded. But, to give you a fairness and control, you could load the native library in any static method. The main method may applicable, this is necessary in times where you want to walk with many platform supported and you may choose which library should be loaded. Oh, with the Singleton around, maybe it can be suitable for non static object. But, I've never tried it before.

Note #5:

There is a God, pray when you see a segmentation fault. :P
http://www.detiknews.com/index.php/detik.read/tahun/2008/bulan/06/tgl/02/time/150248/idnews/949007/idkanal/10

Ini adalah komentar paling tidak bertanggung jawab yang saya pernah dengar. Siapa yang bermain api? Apakah AKK-BB ataukah FPI? AKK-BB sedang mengusungkan sebuah tema yang menjadi dasar negara ini: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika! Apakah menyatakan nilai nasionalitas adalah sikap yang tidak terpuji? Siapa yang sedang bermain api?

Apakah peran pemerintah sudah tidak berguna lagi sehingga Ormas memiliki privilege untuk menggunakan kekerasan? Apakah setiap orang tidak berhak bersuara di negeri ini?

Asal tahu saja, ada rasa takut yang timbul dari kaum non-mayoritas tentang keselamatan hidupnya, setidaknya itu yang saya rasakan. Ada ketakutan akan hari esok di mana sewaktu-waktu orang akan datang dan membakar tempat-tempat ibadah non-mayoritas. Setidaknya itu yang saya rasakan semenjak kasus Situbondo yang tak pernah diusut tuntas.

Rasa takut itu juga menyebabkan saya mempertimbangkan untuk meninggalkan UI dan berhenti mengurus Kambing, Open Source, smart card, dan lain sebagainya. Buat apa berbuat bagi negeri yang tidak pernah saya miliki? Seorang patriot rela membuang nyawanya demi ibu yang melahirkannya, tetapi tak akan ada anak haram yang mau mengakui ibunya kecuali malu akibat dilahirkan.

Tetapi, harapan tidak hilang. AKK-BB, Gusdur, dan umat Islam moderat lainnya justru membuat ketakutan itu tereduksi secara signifikan. Mereka mengangkat nilai kebangsaan di atas politik keberagamaan. Mereka menunjukkan bahwa agama adalah sikap hati bukan sebuah budaya yang dipaksakan. Sebuah nilai yang berusaha ditanamkan oleh para pendiri negeri ini.

Peristiwa FPI vs. AKK-BB sedang menunjukkan pada dunia, terutama pada bangsa Indonesia itu sendiri bahwa ada pertanyaan signifikan yang akan ditanyakan:

Apakah Indonesia masih negara Pancasila ataukah sudah menjadi negara satu agama?

Ya, benar sekali. Tanpa tersadar peristiwa di Monas telah mengkulminasi kebimbangan akan Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia. Pemerintah harus segera menyikapinya. Sebab, hal ini pada akhirnya akan berujung kepada disintegrasi bangsa.

Apakah ketakutan saya tidak masuk akal?

Pertama, sudah lama sekali nilai kebudayaan nasional tidak lagi ditanamkan.

Kedua, adanya otonomi daerah tanpa diimbangi dengan penghapusan pemikiran feodal telah mengangkat raja-raja vasal yang memiliki laten akan disintegrasi. Dengan mudah mereka dapat menggerakkan massa dan menggapai dukungan. Apalagi, mereka ditunjang dengan penguasaan sumber daya alam di daerah mereka masing-masing.

Ketiga, rasa takut menyebabkan Indonesia semakin terfragmentasi dan membentuk kelompok-kelompok "minoritas". Minoritas adalah sebuah kata yang menyesatkan. Seberapa besarkah minoritas suatu kelompok? Badan Sensus Nasional tentunya takkan pernah bisa menjawab dari sensusnya tercemar fabrikasi. Setidaknya dari kasus dana BLT, jumlah kontestan Pemilu 2004, dan lain sebagainya jelas terlihat kinerja mereka.

Keempat, angkatan bersenjata Indonesia saat ini dipandang tidak memiliki cakupan yang luas untuk menjaga seluruh Indonesia. Apalagi, oknum-oknum di ketentaraan memanfaatkan korpsnya untuk kepentingan pribadi.

Kelima, gerakan-gerakan separatis sudah lama ada dan tinggal menunggu isu yang tepat untuk kembali berdiri.

Apakah dengan demikian negara ini akan bubar?

Saya rasa setiap kita yang telah menyelami peristiwa "10 November", perang Ambarawa, bahkan "Serangan Umum 1 Maret" akan mengagumi pembentukan negeri ini dengan nyawa, darah, dan air mata. Terlepas dari Bung Karno yang memiliki sisi hitam atau Pak Harto yang jatuh, atau pun banyak hal negatif lainnya.

Pancasila yang dibela itu nyata. Badan muda yang remuk oleh mortir Hindia Belanda itu nyata. Makam-makam tak bernama itu benar-benar ada! Mereka adalah pemuda dan pemudi tanpa nama. Mereka tak cemas akan dicemooh orang ketika Marga mereka tak lagi diturunkan dan nama keluarga mereka telah hilang dari silsilah.

Yang mereka paham, ada keluarga besar yang bernama Indonesia. Satu tumpah darah, satu tanah air, dan satu bahasa. Keluarga mereka ada dari Sabang sampai Merauke. Anak-anak mereka adalah mereka yang lahir dan tumbuh di Indonesia. Silsilah mereka bermula dari tegaknya Merah Putih di tanah air.

Inilah nilai semangat kebangsaan yang berusaha dihidupkan kembali. Perbedaan tanpa diskriminasi, seperti tertulis dalam Pancasila:

Keadilan sosial bagi seluruh rakyat Indonesia


Itu yang membuat bangsa ini tetap berdiri dan bersatu padu. Padu artinya bukan homogen. Padu merupakan sebuah kata ketika entitas-entitas berbeda berkumpul dan mengeluarkan suara yang harmonis.

Terinspirasi dari tulisan Narpati:
http://cacianqalbukunderemp.blogspot.com/2008/06/subversif.html
Ada perbedaan antara hak dan kewajiban. Hak seseorang dibatasi oleh hak orang lain. Seberapa besar garis yang ditarik seharusnya berimbang.

Satu hal yang diingat, dunia seperti dadu yang berputar dan kita semua masing-masing sedang memasang taruhan pada nomor-nomor yang akan keluar. Semuanya menantikan dadu berhenti dan memunculkan nomor kemenangan. Setiap orang mengeluarkan ilmu eksaktanya dengan mengatakan bahwa pasti positif nomor yang dia taruhkan akan keluar.

Ada yang memasang rantai Markov, adanya berusaha menggunakan sebaran Poison, bahkan menggunakan perhitungan Bayesian. Beberapa orang spesial berusaha mengemulasikan bentuk dadu dan menghitung friksi yang terjadi dan memodelkan matematika sehingga menggunakan pendekatan untuk menghitung kapan dadu akan berhenti berputar. Ada juga yang berusaha menjadi oportunis dengan bertaruh pada nomor tertentu tanpa perhitungan apa pun. Yang pasti, semua harus memasang pada suatu angka.

Di tengah-tengah perjudian ini, kemudian ada segelintir orang yang berusaha menambah taruhan dengan mengajak orang lain. Maksudnya adalah baik, dia tidak ingin orang lain menderita kekalahan dan dia tak mau menikmati kekayaan seorang diri. Apalagi, bandar yang sedang memutar dadu adalah seorang bandar yang kejam tak berperikemanusiaan. Ia hanya bekerja memutar dadu dan menarik taruhan yang kalah tanpa mempertimbangkan bahwa petaruh-petaruh itu telah menaruh seluruh harapannya pada angka yang mereka masing-masing pilih.

Apakah niat baik seseorang yang sedang menganjurkan angkanya kepada orang lain salah? Tentu saja tidak. Tetapi, apakah berhak seseorang memaksakan angka yang dia pilih kepada orang lain? Tentu saja tidak. Adakah kenikmatan berjudi jika pilihan yang dipilihkan tidak merupakan pilihan dari hati seseorang terlepas dari perhitungan-perhitungan yang dia ambil?

Lagipula, tidak seorang pun mengetahui angka apa yang akan keluar sebenarnya. Biarlah mereka memilih angka yang mereka percayai. Kalau memang percaya angka yang Anda yakini bakal keluar, silahkan yakinkan dengan argumen yang tepat.