25 Februari 2009

Ubuntu: problem password

Apakah ubuntu anda sedang salah tingkah, seperti "passwd does not prompt for new password". Silakan install paket "libpam-cracklib", aktifkan ketiga opsi yang tersedia, dan problem anda akan hilang...

(Bug #302026)

revisi 10.11.01-01

22 Februari 2009

Chip Maker’s Units File for Chapter 11

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/21/business/worldbusiness/21bizbriefs-CHIPMAKERSUN_BRF.html

Two American units of the insolvent German memory chip maker Qimonda filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in United States Bankruptcy Court.

revisi 10.11.01-02

21 Februari 2009

AXIOO Neon TVW datang dengan trojan?!

AVG update terkini mengindikasikan bahwa driver XP bawaan notebook AXIOO terkontaminasi trojan. Apa bener?

revisi 10.11.01-03

16 Februari 2009

Masih Bingung Memilih Partai

K... KPU, K... KPU
Minta fatwa barang se-partai
Kalau dapat... kalau dapat...
Janganlah partai jualan 'bullshit'

Partai yang mana engkau akan pilih?
Partai yang mana engkau akan pilih?

Itulah dia, 'ku bingung 'milih...
Mana yang tidak jualan 'bullshit' ?!
'Bullshit'... 'bullshit'... siapa beli?
'Bullshit'... 'bullshit'... siapa beli?
revisi 10.11.01-05
Syarat dan ketentuan berlaku: mohon maap kepada Saridjah Niung Bintang Soedibio -- Ibu Soed (1908-1993), pengarang lagu permainan ''Kakak Mia'': Kakak Mia, kakak Mia minta anak barang seorang. Kalau dapat, kalau dapat, suruh ia jualan sirih. Anak yang mana akan kau pilih? Anak yang mana akan kau pilih? Ini dia yang aku pilih. Akan kusuruh jualan sirih! Sirih-sirih siapa beli? Sirih-sirih siapa beli?

12 Februari 2009

Internship in Information Systems undergraduate programme

I am tasked to evaluate the internship programme of our department. Therefore, last January I sent a query to two mailing list in regard of "Internship in Information Systems undergraduate programme". I have received 19 replies from three regions i.e. Americas (8), Euro/Africa (3), and Asia/Australia (8). This following is the compiled result:

Question 1: "Is it optional or mandatory?"
* Mandatory: 13
* Optional: 6

Question 2: "How long is the internship?"
* One year: 2
* 12-24 weeks
* 320 hours: 5
* 200 hours
* 3-6 credit units
* 3 credit units: 5
* 2 credit units
* 135 hours equivalent to a 3 credit course (9 hours x 15 weeks)
* 5 - 20 hours/week, depending on the number of units they want to earn.
* 4 weeks (20 days) of full-time work

Question 3: Are the duties "fixed/pre-arranged" or "open-ended"?
* fixed/pre-arranged: 7
* open-ended: 6
* must be approved by the faculty supervisor, but at the discretion of the company to choose the project within the corporation
* duties are by contract between employer, student and faculty. We have an onsite internship coordinator who helps arrange the internship and liaison with the employer. Students are also required to take internship workshops given by the coordinator the semester prior to the internship. These workshops include: interview skills, resume writing, professional expectations (arrive on time, dress right etc.)
* pre-arranged with selected employers. We allocate student to company. All students are given the same remuneration by each employer. We split students across: selected consulting/advisory companies; software and hardware vendors; large corporate companies (banking and financial services in particular).
* some of them do real work like building simple IT systems or helping out with process modeling. Some of them do helpdesk support.

Question 4: How/who is going to grade the result: "the faculty committee" or "the employer"?
* both: 5
* the employer: 2
* the faculty member in charge of the internship.
* there is no committee, however the employer makes an assessment of the student's work
* faculty grades academic result; employer may also provide performance feedback as they would for regular employees
* faculty in charge in consultation with employer supervisor.
* 35% by the employer, rest by faculty supervisor
* a single faculty member
* the student grade is based upon employee evaluation and faculty response to the paper. The faculty member gives the grade. Recent university policy requires all internships to be Pass/Fail.
* employer writes a report and provides perception of student performance against a range of criteria, faculty assigns formal grades based not just on the employer report, but also the student’s self evaluation report, and presentation.
* the University grades the result with input from the employer

Question 5: Do the intern have to write a report?
* Yes: 12
* No: 2
* This is a writing emphasis course - 3 credits. They do daily journals, a written report 1500 words and a presentation to the corporate sector when they come back to school. We invite in all supervisors and have a corporate presentation evening with a reception.
* Yes - the report as two parts. Part A is a relection/report on their activities/duties. Part B is a research oriented report about something in the IT field that has come up because of the internship. The report is about 10 pages.
* Yes, this is a big part of assessment, and it is important for the student to reflect on various components of the coursework and how those were applied in practice (or not).

Question 6: Do the intern have to "defend" their products/results before a committee?
* Yes (in a seminar): 8
* Yes, the presentation is an important component of the grade, and wonderful opportunity for the students to learn what others did / compare experiences etc.
* No: 6
* No. They work with a single faculty member.
* No, it takes too much time and effort.
* No committee. (The Faculty member) visit each company and student in the summer and learn from the company and supervisor exactly what they are doing, what they need to improve on and what they excel in. Then during the fall semester in the capstone course we work on those items that are specific to them in addition to the requirements of the capstone course.
* They have to give a presentation mid way – this is not a viva.

PS:
* The instructor assigned to the student intern provides the final grade. Sometimes the student make a presentation that other professors come to, but they do not grade the presentation.
* INTERN'S REPORT IS SUFFICIENT. FACULTY MEMBERS VISIT THE INTERNS AT THEIR PLACE OF WORK AND INTERVIEW THE INTERNS' SUPERVISORS.
* There is no committee. Students must seek out a faculty member willing to sponsor the internship. It is more like an independent study.
* There is also an up-to-2-year program where 3 students build software for companies. They literally go all the way from requirements gathering and interviews, etc. to implementation of the system. Generally, the students who have done this have gotten the best job offers, because they can talk intelligently about what it means to be involved in a project.
* No deliverable is required - they only need to share their experience at the end. Attendance and professional conduct is essential and this may be the main requirement.

revisi 10.11.01-02

11 Februari 2009

Aturan Pajak/ NPWP bagi yang berada di luar negeri

Berikut ini sekedar informasi perpajakan bagi yang berada di luar negeri.

Kabar Baik: Berdasarkan aturan baru, kini tidak usah lagi melaporkan penghasilan di luar negeri, jika berada di luar lebih dari 6 bulan. Dengan demikian, tidak perlu capek-capek mengurus perpajakan termasuk NPWP.

Kabar Buruk: Aturan ini baru berlaku mulai 2009, sehingga tidak jelas pengaturan untuk tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Belum lagi, berbagai transaksi di dalam negeri mensyaratkan kepemilikan NPWP.

Jadi, jika tidak mau jual apa-apa (mobil/rumah) di Indonesia, tidak perlu buru-buru membuat NPWP. Nanti saja, kalau sudah pulang ke Indonesia.

Revisi 100606-03

05 Februari 2009

1978: Jadul Banget...


(untuk pembesaran, silakan klik foto di atas)
Ini merupakan arsip "SPAM" kertas yang saya terima pada tahun 1978 yang lalu... Ya, jadul banget! Bagi yang lupa, atau yang tidak pernah mengalami masa tersebut, tahun 1978 merupakan salah satu tahun saat bapak Soeharto kembali diangkat menjadi presiden untuk kesekian kalinya. Seputar sidang umum MPR awal tahun tersebut, ABRI masuk ke kampus, seiring dengan berhentinya kegiatan ajar-mengajar di perguruan tinggi dan sekolah lainnya. Setelah ''normal'' kembali pada pertengahan tahun, pemerentah ORBA memutuskan untuk memperpanjang sekolah, yang semula dimulai awal tahun, menjadi pertengahan tahun. Dengan kata lain, extra 6 bulan tambahan dengan gerakan ''Normalisai Kehidupan Kampus'' (NKK) dari Daoed Joesoef.

Tersirat, bahwa pada awal 1979 akan dilangsungkan Konferensi Komputer Nasional (KKN), yang secara tahunan diselenggarakan oleh IPKIN (Ikatan Profesi Komputer dan Informatika Indonesia) -- sebuah organisasi bergengsi pada saat tersebut.

Sehubungan KKN tersebut, Hotel Sahid menawarkan penginapan dengan tarif USD 30, atau kurang dari 50% tarif mereka dewasa ini. Ternyata, fasilitas standar saat itu ialah: ''Central AC'', ''Lemari Es'', ''Tilpon'', dan ''Televisi''. Selain itu, juga tersedia fasilitas ''Travel Biro'', ''Kantor Penerbangan'', ''Apotik'', ''Minishop'', ''Restaurant'', ''Bar'', ''Newstand'', ''telex'', ''tenis court'', dan ''kolam renang''. Jelas-jelas, tidak tersedia ''HOTSPOT'', ''kabel UTP/Internet'', ''faksimili'', ''YouTube'', ''FaceBook'', serta "CNN" atau ''BBC''.

Yang paling menarik, ternyata di Hotel Sahid sedang ada ''sesuatu yang baru'', yaitu ''sistem video''. Gunanya? Agar ''dapat menikmati acara TV tambahan yang menarik disamping acara TVRI''.

Terlalu!

PS:
- pada catatan kaki tertulis ''Cable: Sahidotel''. Artinya kalau mengirim telegram ke hotel tersebut, cukup dengan alamat kawat ''Sahidotel''. Satu kata dibatasi 9 huruf, sehingga huruf ''H''-nya dihilangkan. Alamat kawat kira-kira setara dengan domain zaman ini.

revisi 10.11.01-02


01 Februari 2009

Windows 7 (Hasta La Vista)

With the release of the Windows 7 public beta, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is declaring victory in its BadVista.org campaign.

URL: http://badvista.fsf.org/ .

revisi 10.11.01-01