Sorry for the Downtime!

I am so sorry that the site was down in about five (!) days, starting from Sunday. This is the fault of my webhost, so everybody using its service also experienced the same nuisance.

The bad thing is that all the data in the server is erased (this is sooooo bad), and the last backup I had dates back to June 27 (which is outdated for about a week), so comments and changes since that time was lost. So much for a downtime...

Omnia Dicta Fortiori, Si Dicta Latina

“Semuanya terdengar hebat dalam Latin.”

  • sic transit gloria mundi – kejayaan dunia hanya sementara saja. Sic transit server juga bagus :p
  • id est, exempli gratia, post scriptum, nota bene – i.e., e.g., P.S., NB
  • deux ex machina – “a god from the machine” (keren aja ^^)
  • fiat lux – “jadilah cahaya”, atau “let there be light”
  • Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas – “The sower Arepo holds the working wheel.” Memang artinya nggak jelas, tapi coba disusun jadi kotak:
    SATOR<br />
    AREPO<br />
    TENET<br />
    OPERA<br />

    Super palindrom!

  • Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – “Who watches the watchers?” (dari Digital Fortress … )
  • Veni, vidi, velcro – Saya datang, saya lihat, saya nempel :D
  • Ad maiorem Dei gloriam – demi besarnya kemuliaan Tuhan (boleh kan ikutan nongol?)
  • Boleh lihat semuanya di Wikipedia atau di sini atau di situ ad nauseam (“sampai muntah-muntah”).

Memang quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur (“semua perkataan dalam Latin terasa heboh”)! Ergo, carpe diem! (“Maka, nikmati hari ini!”) Read more »

If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...

UNIX Airways

Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed to be building.


Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again. Then they push again, jump on again, and so on…

Mac Airlines

All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don’t need to know, don’t want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.

Windows Air

The terminal is pretty and colourful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.

Windows NT Air

Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes.

Windows XP Air Read more »

Firefox Easter Eggs

Ow there are two, actually!

Firefox Inside

Put chrome://browser/content/browser.xul in your address bar. And tada! It’s Firefox in Firefox! (It does use more memory though! Find out more about chrome://)

The Book of Mozilla

Again, put about:mozilla in your address bar. You will be presented with the Book of Mozilla, 7:15:

The Book of Mozilla

Photo Editing dengan Fauxto

Fauxto mencoba meng-onlinekan photo editing. Sehingga (kalau Fauxto sudah benar-benar jadi) kita tidak perlu lagi punya Adobe Photoshop atau download GIMP untuk mengedit gambar.

Pas gw coba, fiturnya (sangat) banyak untuk ukuran web application. Ada brush, gambar primitif biasa (kotak, lingkaran, garis dll.), filter untuk blur, sharpen, posterize dll., bisa zoom, dan layer effect. Dan itu semua pakai Flash. Gimana bikinnya tuh, buset… >.< Gambar yang sudah dibuat / diedit bisa di-save di servernya Fauxto, atau bisa juga langsung didownload ke komputer sendiri (dalam format PNG atau JPEG).

Sayangnya untuk mencoba kita harus bikin account dulu. O iya, gw juga udah coba save Flashnya (biar bisa dipake offline), cuma sayangnya gak bisa save gambarnya (harus online dulu)...

Makin lama internet makin hebat saja, semuanya bisa dilakukan online…

How Drupal Will Save The World

For almost a year now, I have been gestating an idea about Drupal fitting into a larger world view. As part of the development community, our focus is making Drupal as flexible as possible in order to meet our own needs and those of our clients. In this process, we put into place most of the pieces that position Drupal as a solid, free, easy-to-use website-building application for the rest of the world. This is the first draft of my thoughts, which will grow and evolve as people within and outside the Drupal community contribute their feedback. Thanks in advance for your comments and input.

An inspiring article for any Drupal enthusiasts ;) Read the full article.

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