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25/11/2008

Web Video Downloader, Download Video Tanpa Instalasi Program

Category: Indonesian,IT in General — kamaruddin @ 5:10 pm

Pertumbuhan perpustakaan video internet semakin berkembang dan ramai. Semua orang ingin menjadi bagian darinya. Ambisi menjadi selebritis sehari dunia maya atau cuma belajar membuat kue yang benar. Semua ini mendorong menjamurnya situs penyedia video online (online video hosting) yang digagasi Youtube.

Kekurangannya kita hanya bisa melihat video secara online tanpa bisa menyimpannya dan melihatnya di lain waktu. Masalah baru jika ingin menyimpan video yang kita inginkan ke perangkat genggam seperti ponsel atau iPod. Masalah memang terselesaikan dengan memasang program khusus. Tetapi tidak semua orang ingin repot memasang program hanya untuk mendownload sebuah video dan memasang program lain untuk mengkonversinya ke format yang diinginkan. Bagaimana jika anda di warnet atau di komputer lain yang bukan milik anda? Nah, di sinilah layanan web video downloader menjadi solusi. Masukkan URL (alamat) video, pilih format video, dan simpan. Ya, semudah itu! Tidak diperlukan program apapun. Dan yang terpenting, gratis!

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20/11/2008

Gmail experience, now with integrated theme

Category: IT in General,Tips and Tricks,Web — kamaruddin @ 11:46 am

Checking your e-mail on Gmail and notice strange atmosphere lately? Yes, Gmail now has an integrated theme inside (19/11/2008). So go pimp your Gmail. No scriptfu is required now.

Previously you can customize some parts of your Gmail with Greasemonkey and thousands of its user-generated scripts made available at Greasemonkey Repository. With Greasemonkey you can have Gmail on top of your Google Reader at the same page (which i really adore). Note that all these third party scripts and hacks are not officially supported.

Now, want to know how it feels writing an e-mail in the late 1970s while the green nasty monochrome monitor and cabinet-high system unit were still widely used? :D


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Jangan Asal Forward E-mail, Penjara/Denda Menanti!

Category: Indonesian,IT in General,News — kamaruddin @ 9:35 am

Sebaiknya lebih hati-hati jika ingin menyebar email yang bukan hak kita dan bisa merugikan banyak pihak. Sembarang menyebar email dusta bisa diganjar pidana 12 tahun dan denda Rp 12 miliar.

Ancaman ini berlaku nyata sejak pemerintah mengesahkan UU Informasi dan Transaksi Elektronik (ITE) No. 11 pada Maret 2008 lalu.

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14/11/2008

The Matrix Runs on Windows XP

Category: Fun — kamaruddin @ 3:08 pm

This video from CollegeHumor is hilarious. It’s a parody of The Matrix. Here’s the transcript.

Morpheus: You’re down to the rabbit hole, Neo. The Matrix is simulated reality construct. It is the most advanced Windows program ever developed.

Neo: Wait?! Windows?

Trinity: The Machine runs the Matrix on Windows XP. Subduing the human race while they harvest us for energy. Lean back.

Cypher: I just have to wait for the hourglass to go away. Ok…

(Trinity plugs in cable to the back of Neo’s head. Neo’s shows funny-agony face)

Trinity: Which one of these is the USB?

Morpheus: I think… that one. Er… No, that one

(Neo’s face still looks like shit)

Trinity: Is it the monitor cable or printer cable?

Morpheus: I think they both have screws, right?

(Trinity plugs in the cable. Windows logo flying. Neo is entering the Matrix)

Morpheus: The Matrix used to run pretty well. But it slows down over time. Cypher, Bittorents, a lot of movies.

(Neo stares at woman with red dress)

Morpheus: Freeze.

Morpheus: This was a training exercise. An agent can take the form of any being within the Matrix. So you’re to trust no one. Unfreeze.

(Scene is still freezing..)

Morpheus: Unfreeze!… This happens from time to time! Go on without me.

(Neo walks away from Morpheus. Morpheus shouts with anger)

Morpheus: Try Ctrl Alt Delete!!!

(Neo enters a room. The Oracle is there, preparing cookies.)

Oracle: Well, hello Neo… Hope you have cookies enabled.

(Neo watches a kid bending spoon with his mind. The kid handover the spoon to Neo. Obnoxious Office paperclip shows up)

Office paperclip: It looks like you’re trying to bend the spoon with your mind.

Neo: Yeah, I got it…

Office paperclip: Can I help you with that?

Neo: I said I got it.

Office paperclip: Have u tried realizing the truth that “There is no spoon”?

(Neo pissed off, bending the annoying paperclip with his mind)

Office paperclip: arrgghh…..

(Neo stands up, asking the Oracle)

Neo: Why am I here?

Oracle: Sooner or later we all encounter an error, Neo. You will have to make a choice. To send an error report or… not to send one. But… is there a difference?

(Neo’s phone rings)

Cypher: Neo, it’s Cypher

Neo: Hey Cypher, what’s up.

Cypher: There is an agent on your tail. You need to do exactly as I say, you understand. To your left is a closet. That closet should be full of guns.

(Neo runs to the closet. Opens up and adult DVDs fall down. He picks one and look at the case)

Neo: Amateurs. Wow…

Cypher: I don’t know how those got there.

(Trinity shooks her head in disgust)

(Neo escapes through the window. Agent is waiting in the alley. Agent approaches Neo. Neo reacts by calling Cypher)

Neo: Cypher, I need to learn Kungfu. Now!

Cypher: Our free trial of Kungfu has expired!

(Agent shoots. Spinning bullet in slow-mo (Matrix style) moving straight to Neo. Neo dodges, but in the end it slows down even more. Agent is upset, placing calls)

Voice from Agent’s phone: Data customer support. This is (indistinct)… from Connecticut (Call-waiting music chimes in)

Cypher: Progress bar is moving but the remaining time is going up!

(Agent looks VERY upset. Chases Neo but for some unknown reason, he lefts lots of shadow traces behind him)

Trinity: Oh God, he’s multiplying!

Neo: No… it’s a bug.

(Agent stops running, examining his surroundings. Matrix codes start falling and slowly turns to blue. Windows’ Blue screen of death pops up. Office paperclip flies in)

Office paperclip: Looks like you’re trying to free humanity. Want some help?

(Scene change. Neo wonders)

Neo: Ubuntu? I’m going to learn Ubuntu?

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You can download the video with the help of web video downloader. No software required.


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Asian-African countries committed to using open source software

Category: IT in General,News,Opensource — kamaruddin @ 10:43 am

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) – Indonesia and other countries in Asia and Africa are determined to strengthen their commitment to using Open Source (OS) software instead of licensed software which was mostly being monopolized by big companies, a research and technology official said.

The resolve to use OS software would also be reaffirmed in an Asia-Africa Conference on Open Source (AAOS) to be held November 18 to 19, 2008 in Jakarta, Prof Dr Engkos Koswara, a senior advisor to the research and technology minister, said here Thursday.

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