Archive for June 2007

Harvesting

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Wow 4 Photos

STORY: We have a mango tree in our front yard. It gives fruit at least once a year. And this month is the time (^_^) Harvesting Time!!!

This is my 2nd photo blogging. I’ll add photos as an album for each post. The album name will be the same as the post title. I’ll give a short story of the album, and I’ll add the 1st photo as the album’s thumbnail

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7 Habits, an Introduction

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7 HabitsI’m sure most of you have heard about 7 habits before. It’s a book written by Stephen R. Covey. The full title of the book is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His latest book, The 8th Habit: from Effectiveness to Greatness is also available at many book stores already. And No! If you’re wondering if I might be one of his marketing team, the answer is no (^_^)

Believe it or not, this book has changed my life long before I read it. In fact, I’ve just bought it last night, and I haven’t read it yet, not a single page. So how could it changed my life? It’s not the book I’m talking about, It’s the messages inside it, the message It’s trying to tell the whole world, and that would mean you and me, too.

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the single step

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I’m kinda busy right now, but I really really need to write this. I guess spending a few minutes won’t hurt. Yesterday, 17 June 2007, has became a historical day for me, taking the single step I’ve always dreamed of. A small step toward the biggest change of my life.

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! – chinese proverb

Our family had a meeting yesterday, and my sister share this proverb in Bahasa — 1 kilometer pun dimulai dengan 1 senti. It’s nice and I like it. So I spent another few minutes to search for the English version.

Arrive 1st

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Waiting 4 Photos

STORY: I arrived 1st in the meeting place, about half an hour before the scheduled time. Well, what else do you expect me to do? (^_^)

This is my 1st photo blogging. I’ll add photos as an album for each post. The album name will be the same as the post title. I’ll give a short story of the album, and I’ll add the 1st photo as the album’s thumbnail

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Photo Blog

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a picture is worth a thousand words

Yes, I’m fully agree to this proverb. And that’s why, starting from now on, I’ll use this blog for my photo blog as well. No, I’m not a photographer, and I’m not planning to be one, either. I don’t even have any digicam (yet). All I have is an old nokia mobile phone with a standard camera (I think it’s still VGA).

I’ve had this thought for some times, but I haven’t got the chance to try it out. It’s hard to decide how would I organize the photos. I was uncertain whether I should put it in a free public photo web as flickr, have my own gallery (like this), make a new photo blog, or just use this one. Well, I’ve finally made up my mind (as you can see), but I soon stumbled in new question. I need plugins to support this. Finding the one suit my needs wasn’t easy, I need to search for some recommended plugins, explore them, see the live demo and finally try them on my local server. There are lots of good plugins with great features! But sometimes, we just don’t need that great features. So, I finally decide the plugins to extend my blog to a photo blog, Lightbox and ImageManager.

Lightbox will serve as the front end image loader, it has great javascript to load your image in layers. ImageManager will serve as the back end image organizer. I can only show you the live demo for lightbox, please click my name: Sahat-Tambunan to see how it works.

Batch File in Windows XP

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Ok, menyambung post gw dulu mengenai Environment Profile, sekarang gw share sedikit techie-nya. Buat yang udah kenal komputer dari jaman dos sih pasti ga asing sama batch file (dikenal dengan ekstensi bat), karena sering digunakan pada jaman itu. Tapi, ternyata batch masih tetap bisa bermanfaat sampai era windows sekarang, paling tidak buat gw (^_^)

Nah, hal dasar mengenai batch file ialah dia dapat berfungsi sebagaimana halnya aplikasi, hanya saja terbuka dengan bebas untuk dapat dibuka maupun dimodifikasi oleh siapapun. Batch file dijalankan oleh Windows dalam mode dos. Gw hanya akan membahas teknik di batch yang gw pake dalam membuat shortcut untuk environment profile di komputer gw.

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SMTP Server Simulator

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Ini tool yang baru gw temuin kemaren. Membantu banget untuk development environment gw. Semenjak gw pake WAMP, gw jadi kehilangan fungsi SMTP yang biasanya ditangani juga ama IIS. Awal-awalnya sih no problemo, tapi saat mulai butuh fasilitas kirim email di PHP, gw mulai meratap.

Gw coba dulu pake SMTP dari domain gw (sahat-tambunan.com), tapi entah kenapa walau sudah disetting bermacam2 tidak kunjung berhasil jua. Pilihan kedua, pake SMTP laen yang public service dan gratis, tapi rasanya kurang sreg. Akhirnya mulai cari-cari SMTP Server buat Windows yang ringan (dan gratis tentunya). Ketemu juga 2 alternatif, Free SMTP Server dan PostCast Server Free Edition. Karena perbedaan size yang sangat banget, 767KB vs 13.9MB (plis deh), akhirnya pilihan jatuh telak ke Free SMTP Server (I’m trying to keep it as lite as possible).

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