Dive into Java!


Yesterday was a rare moment for me and my friends at campus, as so many of us from out of town came home to one of our friend’s wedding. Everybody was asking about where I’m going and what I’m going to do, and each time I answered they would tell me how lucky I am.

One of my best friends told me once that choosing a career path is one of the three biggest decisions that a person has to make (FYI, the other two are choosing your faith and choosing your spouse). I decided to apply for this job because I wasn’t aiming to be rich. I aimed to stay close to my hometown and my family. Not because then I could beg and whine every time I got into something I can’t handle, but because the fact that my entire extended family is already some place else is bugging me.

Well then, this job is a perfect one for me (for now, I haven’t really done it yet). It’s close to home (about 50 minutes away by train), it’s something I like to do (I’m an ISTJ — check my personality profile — and ISTJs are supposed to be programmers), and it pays good money (I’m sorry, but I’m not disclosing my first pay). Furthermore, I have 4 friends that are already there, and they will surely be a great help to me — not professionally, but as campus friends when we’re having lunch together or hanging around after hours.

Tomorrow (yes, tomorrow!) I will officially be a Java programmer. This is something I have never done before. I know Javascript, but not Java itself. I know Macromedia Dreamweaver for editing all sorts of web-related source codes, but I haven’t had time to explore Java IDE itself: NetBeans. However, I have every confidence in myself that I will be able to learn.

Well, my vacation ends today, and tomorrow I’m off to a whole new adventure! Yippie kai ye!

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Off You Go!


Selamat untuk Mbak Ilma, yang malam ini melangsungkan pernikahannya dengan Mas Arinova. Aku sempat kaget, baru turun dari motor, baru mau buka jaket, tiba-tiba dirimu sudah di depanku, di atas, di koridor. Dan kamu tersenyum padaku.

Beautiful…

So, off you go, to a new life, a new adventure you’ve never experienced before. Have a safe trip, and enjoy the ride!


signal processing programming


a week ago an old friend of mine contacted me. she wanted to know if i could help her on her thesis. she’s supposed to craft some kind of program to graph and analyze some digital signal processing technique. since i am not a C-course (signal systems and electronics) student and had no knowledge whatsoever about digital signal processing, i was immediately interested (what the…?!). so i invited her to come over to my place to talk a few things over.

she wanted to build the application on delphi, and i think she is just about as anxious to get the job done as i am. she bought a book on basic deplhi programming. unfortunately i have no experience about delphi. i couldn’t even get the main form to show up! so i talked her into visual basic 6.0. now this is a programming language i am very familiar with. well, at least i had completed several homeworks using this language.

so, on a saturday morning, after a full night without sleep in the internet cafe, i had my girlfriend pick me up. then, at home, i sat down with this old friend and we started exchanging ideas. i always wanted to do an application that includes graphing, and i think now’s my chance. she walked me through the equations and we worked out an algorithm. unfortunately, i lacked enough sensitivity to let her in on what i was typing on the visual basic IDE. well, at least the darn thing compiled OK, and we tested it a couple of times. she then copied the prototype and said “i’ll show this to my teachers and i’ll let you know what they have to say about it”. i think that means that if the teachers are okay with the prototype, she can go ahead and really start studying visual basic and develop a real application.

programming something scientific was something new to me, as i spent most of my time developing database-centric applications. as i was also a greenhorn in the world of desktop programming, this opportunity allows me to acquire new knowledge. the bottom line is, i think i’m not doing this for her, i’m doing it for myself.

today i finished the first – and very unreliable – class, containing calculations for the BPSK mode (whatever that is). i basically cut the calculation procedure from last week’s prototype and retrofitted it into a class. i wanted to finish the class – at least until it can validate its own data – but i had a job to go to.

i plan to put some other functionalities in the class, such as calculating PAPR, and other signal attributes. i also intend to build two more classes that will provide support for QPSK and nQAM modes.

let’s start!


i will survive!


aku harus bikin tugas APSI… nggak ngerti apa yang dikerjain
aku harus bikin tugas IMK… padahal gak pernah masuk kuliah
aku harus nyiapin natalan… capeknya…
aku harus…
aku harus bisa!!!

i shoud’ve known all along. everything is blurry. everything is fake. nothing is real. i have nothing to grasp to. i’m falling so hard and nothing is there to catch me. i’m drifting away and i have no one to hold. what have i become…? after all this time, after all the times illusions lured me to nothingness, i still am so naive. i fall into the same hole again and again. when will i learn the hard truth about life? i should’ve known it wouldn’t be that easy.
i will prepare myself for everything that could possibly lie in front of me. i will not be defeated by myself. i will not let anything get over me. i will get over things, one way or the other. i will not run away. i will not give up. i will persevere. i will survive!


payday


bayar kuliah!!! hari ini si nanet sebel banget sama aku. lha aku janjian ke kos dia trus ke barek bareng2 ma temen2 yang laen, tapi aku langsung ke barek. lha aku mau ke kulon progo, jadi aku datang awal. aku dah bilang sama FanMeg, tapi ternyata tidak dipublikasikan kepada publik…

trus aku tadi dah nunggu setengah jam, baru nyadar kalo ternyata harus ngambil nomor urut dulu di tukang parkirnya. payah… untungnya ada kongkong yang berbaik hati ngasih nomor urut. trus ada itha juga yang ngasih nomor yang lebih kecil. aku juga ketemu dita fausta si ratu komik dari berbah, yang masih aja sombong banget sama aku.

pas rombongan FanMeg – SchoL – Nanet – Stoodt datang, pada nggak tau, langsung masuk ke depan loket, dimarahin satpam…

wakkakaka… kaciaaan dech loe

tadi perasaan aku liat motornya olip, malah aku parkir di sebelahnya, aku yakin karena aku tau helm olip, tapi kok orangnya gak kliatan ya… jangan2 olip sudah menguasai ilmu menghilangkan tubuh. tapi kalo belum menguasai ilmu menemukan tubuh trus gimana balikinnya ya…?

udah ah, jayus…

trus aku ke kulon progo, tepatnya di lendah, tempat KKN siska. ternyata deket banget, tempatnya enak, air gampang. siip deh pokoknya. di sana kenalan sama cica, anak psiko 2002, orangnya lucuuuuuu abis, jayuz puolll, bikin sakit perut! asyik juga dapet kenalan baru.

habis itu aku nongkrong di rumah eyang. buset, rumah eyang buat nongkrong, eyang kok gaul amat ya…? lha gimana, aku dah bosen banget di rumah, blas nggak ada kerjaan, tiap hari cuma ngepel, ngurusi jemuran, kadang cuci baju… kalo di rumah eyang kan bisa maen2 sama kinoy & oni, 2 makhluk gila bin tolol dari famili canis alias anjing yang selalu histeris kalo ada orang masuk rumah.

besok senin ke barek lagi trus ke sadhar sama FanMeg. perasaan jadi sering banget ketemuan ya Meg? ntar ada yang marah gak ya…?


ke pantai yuuk!


kemaren aku dan temen2 kampus ke baron. bukan ke pantainya. tepatnya ke desa kemadang, sekitar 5 kilo dari pantai. kerti, nanet, ali, fany, rino, dan evy berangkat dari kos nanet skitar jam setengah 4 sore, sampe sana jam setengah 6. niatnya sih liat sunset di baron, tapi nggak jadi.

sampai di sana, di pondokan tempat KKN schoL (di sana namanya jadi tika), setelah ngobrol2 beberapa menit, semua langsung antre ke kamar mandi. habis itu makan malam bersama, nebeng di pondokan. ada sayur gudangan kalo nggak salah, kirain rasanya biasa2 aja, ternyata puedes nggak karuan. untung aja aku cuma ambil sedikit.

setelah makan, ngobrol2 lagi. schoL harus ngajar jam 7, makanya nggak jadi ke pantai. padahal katanya di pantai lebih bagus kalo malam. ya udah deh, pulang, apalagi besoknya ali harus KKN juga.

pas pulang, ban motornya rino gembos. masak sih yang naek kecil2 gitu bannya bisa gembos. motorku aja yang naek segini gedenya nggak gembos kok…

Dsc00500_1 waktu pulang, mampir dulu di jalan jogja-wonosari, foto2 dulu lah. niatnya si bawa digicam bwat foto2 di pantai, tapi ya… daripada nggak foto2…

sampe rumah jam setengah 11, setelah perjalanan p.p. 120-an km. capeknya nggak seberapa, tapi seneng (^_^)…

kapan ya maen ma anak2 lagi?