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1 February 2009

Lingoes. The best dictionary, ever!

Category: Thoughts — kamaruddin @ 11:13 am

I’m still using the-old-faithful Oxford Advanced Genie until I stumbled across the net to Lingoes. Firstly, I thought it’s just another dictionary, yet I was wrong.

Lingoes v2.53 screenshot

Here are some of the best features:

1. Free!
2. Portable. No installation needed.
3. The ability to add (FREE) dictionaries from Lingoes’s project, eg. Wordnet English, Cambridge Advanced Learner’s, Merriam-Webster’s etc.
4. Multilanguage (over 60 languages). You can have a French, Japanese, Arabic, Vietnamese dictionaries.
5. Text translation service via online translation sites
6. Word/text pronunciation
7. Small footprint. Takes only ~5 MB for base program. (~53 MB with 6 additional comprehensive English dictionaries)

Lingoes addon dictionary packs

Know a better one? Please share.


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10 November 2008

If I Were A Boy – Beyonce

Category: Sentimental,Thoughts — kamaruddin @ 12:39 pm

IF I WERE A BOY
Beyonce
I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008)
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVTyLqkez6A

If I were a boy, even just for a day
I’d roll out of bed in the morning and throw on what I wanted and go
Drink beer with the guys, and chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted and I’d never get confronted for it
Cause they stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy, I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken so they think that I was sleeping alone
I’d put myself first and make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful, waiting for me to come home
To come home

If I were a boy
I think I could understand, oh-oh-oohh-oh
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say it’s just a mistake, think I’d forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You got it wrong

But you’re just a boy
And you don’t understand (yea, you don’t understand, oh!)
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Because you’ve taken her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you’re just a boy…


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18 May 2008

Tepat 10 Tahun Lalu

Category: Indonesian,Thoughts — kamaruddin @ 10:53 am

Cover Tabloid Aksi Vol. 2 No. 27 12-18 Mei 1998 Berbagai media cetak dan elektronik membangkitkan kembali ingatan saya tentang naiknya harga BBM yang ikut menarik harga sembako dan lainnya. Saya sudah cukup dewasa untuk mengingat peristiwa yang kemudian berujung ke kerusuhan masal. Tepat 10 tahun lalu.

Saya membongkar kembali sebuah tabloid yang sudah 10 tahun lalu sengaja diarsipkan. Ketika itu saya membeli tabloid Aksi Vol. 2 No. 27 12-18 Mei 1998 untuk mendapatkan berita yang “berani” dan mengungkap fakta. Tabloid ini barangkali sudah almarhum sekarang. Terbit pertama kali tahun 1996, zaman di mana masih memakai SIUPP untuk menerbitkan koran.

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17 March 2008

Pentingnya Manajemen Waktu

Category: Ranting,Thoughts,Work — kamaruddin @ 6:24 pm

mgt_waktu_01.jpgBerapa sering anda mendengar “Saya tidak punya waktu” sebagai alasan maupun jawaban atas pertanyaan anda?

“Olahraga? Tidak, saya tidak punya waktu. Anak saya rewel dan butuh perhatian.” “Kursus komputer? Tidak, saya juga tidak punya waktu. Jadwal saya sudah demikian padat.” Sesibuk itukah anda sehingga menyempatkan 10 menit olahraga di depan televisi sambil mengawasi anak anda tidak sempat? Ataukah anda lebih sibuk dari seorang bisnisman yang masih sempat meluangkan sedikit waktu untuk menjamu rekan bisnisnya?

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14 September 2007

Unconditional Love

Category: Miscellaneous,Sentimental,Thoughts — kamaruddin @ 1:01 pm

The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

Can anyone describe what type of relationship between the monkey and the pigeon? The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon story can be found at UK’s DailyMail.

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