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The Greatest Speech Ever Made - Charlie Chaplin

I had watched this video in the past, but today,  it's just a fad that I watched this video again. At this second time, it feels very touching. I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness — not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.  Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness,


Artikel kali ini saya buat terinspirasi dan didasari isi khotbah yang disampaikan Pak Agus Syihabudin pada Jumat, 17 Agustus 2012, di masjid Salman ITB. Pak Agus adalah dosen agama Islam di ITB yang sempat mengajar saya sewaktu saya mengambil mata kuliah agama. Seperti kebiasaannya saat mengajar di kelas, saat khotbah pun beliau sempat menyelipkan nasihat-nasihat tentang jodoh. Saat itu beliau menyampaikan perkataan yang kurang lebih seperti berikut.  "Implikasi dari keraguan ada 3 macam. Ada yang ringan, sedang, dan berat. Salah satu implikasi dari keraguan yang bersifat sedang adalah ketika Anda ragu dalam memilih jodoh." (sambil tampak sedikit tersenyum) OK, yang di atas bukan hal utama yang ingin saya sampaikan. Menurut beliau keraguan adalah sifat alami yang sering muncul dalam diri setiap manusia. Kita semua pernah mengalami keraguan dalam berbagai hal. Implikasi atau akibat dari keraguan ada berbagai macam. Ada yang bersifat ringan, sedang, dan berat. Contoh akiba

Differences Between Micro ATX and Mini ATX

Mini ATX was created by AOpen to be a small, lower-power motherboard. Micro ATX (sometimes referred to as µATX, mATX[1] or uATX) is a standard for motherboards that was introduced in December 1997 to be backwards-compatible with existing systems but provide a smaller form factor. Size The maximum size of a micro ATX motherboard is 244 mm × 244 mm (9.6 in × 9.6 in), but some microATX boards can be as small as 171.45 mm × 171.45 mm (6.75 in × 6.75 in). Mini ATX is a 15 x 15 cm (or 5.9 x 5.9 inches) motherboard.  Computer form factors Name PCB size  (mm) WTX 356 × 425 AT 350 × 305 Baby-AT 330 × 216 BTX 325 × 266 ATX 305 × 244 EATX (Extended) 305 × 330 LPX 330 × 229 microBTX 264 × 267 NLX 254 × 228 Ultra ATX 244 × 367 microATX 244 × 244 DTX 244 × 203 FlexATX 229 × 191 Mini-DTX 203 × 170 EBX 203 × 146 microATX  (min.) 171 × 171 Mini-ITX 170 × 170 EPIC  (Express) 165 × 115 Mini ATX 150 × 150 ESM 149 × 71 Nano-ITX 120 × 120 COM Express 125 × 95 ESMexpre


One of my idols that always give me inspirations by his quotes which is usually about financial success is Robert Kiyosaki. I always try to learn and implement his suggestions about financial plan and hope that I can be a success person. I follow him for his ideas from a Facebook page HERE . I also have some books written by him like "Cash Flow Quadrant" and "Rich Dad Poor Dad". Some of his quotes talk about assets. These are some of them. "Live it up! Buy everything you want… just by the assets to pay for them first." "I use debt to buy assets. Most people use debt to buy toys and liabilities." "Don’t buy luxuries until you have built the assets to afford them." "If you want to predict a person’s financial future, you have to look no further than the expense column. Are they buying liabilities or assets?"   " By making charity and investing in assets making expenses in his budget, my rich dad ensured that he w

Console Application with High CPU Usage

This month, I have a project to make a kind of bot application. It's a console application that run on a server. This application doesn't have any heavy algorithm but just check a database periodically and run some simple function. When I run this application, the CPU usage of my server is increasing into 100%. I was thinking that it's caused by the function which run periodically. I don't have any idea about this. But, one of my friend in my laboratory said that it's caused by while function which doesn't use any kind of usleep function. He said, in C programming, if we make an application using while function for forever (e.g. using while(1){<some source code>} ), it  will cause a high CPU usage. After that, I looked for a kind of  usleep function in Java because my application is a Java console application. I found that we can use sleep function from Thread class. I made a simple program to check the differences. This is the program. publ

Implementasi Kaderisasi di Kampus

Baru-baru ini di beberapa group yang terdapat di akun Facebook saya , banyak teman yang membagi sebuah artikel buatan dosen yang menanggapi OSKM ITB (Orientasi Studi Keluarga Mahasiswa Institut Teknologi Bandung) 2012 ( DI SINI ). Artikel tersebut dibuat oleh salah seorang dosen yang cukup populer di teknik elektro dan mungkin juga di ITB yaitu Pak Budi Raharjo. Dalam tulisannya beliau menekankan tentang teknik menyampaikan materi yang dilakukan oleh orator yang sangat terlihat dibuat-buat (dipenggal-penggal) dan menyebabkan informasi yang ingin disampaikan menjadi tidak jelas. Mari kita menelaah sedikit ke dasar dari setiap kegiatan kaderisasi yang ada saat ini. Kader adalah orang atau kumpulan orang yang dibina oleh suatu lembaga kepengurusan dalam sebuah organisasi, baik sipil maupun militer, yang berfungsi sebagai 'pemihak' dan atau membantu tugas dan fungsi pokok organisasi tersebut (Nano Wijaya). Dalam hal membantu tugas dan fungsi pokok organisasi tersebut, seorang k

Vacation at Ciwidey with ELEKTRO 08

My friends in department of electrical engineering ITB class of 2008 held a vacation at Ciwidey on July,17th-19th 2012. I came late to Ciwidey and followed my friend on July,18th because I had to finished some of my work first. I went to Ciwidey by chartering an angkot   with 4 of my friends that come late too and  arrived there in the morning. We stayed in two villas which is surrounded by tea farm. This is the location :  -7.141851,107.382675 .  This place was so pleasant. There are some tourism attraction that is near from  where we stayed such as Danau Situ Patengan, Kawah Putih, and Cimanggu. In the first day, my friends who had arrived early went to Danau Situ Patengan. I'm regret for not coming there.  In the second day, when I arrived at Ciwidey, I enjoyed the morning air and nice atmosphere there immediately. Then, I had my breakfast and prepared to join a game with my friends in the pool. The Villa We played a game in the pool. This is a


Finally, I had been graduated from ITB after studied there at school of electrical engineering and informatics  for about 4 years. Graduation is a special thing for us because it's the beginning of new journey to continue pursuit of our dream. Of course, it's also the beginning for us to apply our skill in real life. You can choose to work in some companies or communities that need your skill. I think problem solving and adaptation skill is the most important things in every fields because sometime we will face some problems that is not corresponding with our study but we still have to solve that problem well. Anyway, in this post I just want to share about graduation ceremony that hold by Himpunan Mahasiswa Elektroteknik Institut Teknologi Bandung (HME ITB) at July, 13rd and 14th 2012. Committee of these series of events was members of HME ITB 2010 and 2011. This event was so cool and interesting for me. I thanks for all HME ITB members that joined and enlivened this event.