After seeing today’s 9gag post :

I could not agree more.

This is the best film of Adam Sandler, ever.
For anyone who think that their life is not satisfied enough, for those who always say that they do not have enough time, this film punches those questions back. “Do you really do not have time? or you just make it seems like that?”

The moral of the story is the best. Once we say that we do not have time, we will never have it.
More importantly, do not forget to whom you have to make priorities.

Even after I watched this several times, it still reminds me for thanking the god about how beautiful the life is.

“I will do that after I get promoted, I will do this after doing those works, etc..”
If we follow the situations like that, we will never have time for ourselves, for our families, etc.

Once my mentor told me that, “Works will never end, because after you finish one, the other will come. Spare time for yourself and your families, and friends.”

Next Vacation Destination

I do really love travelling, especially to places I have never been there before.
when I was surfing the web, it is undoubtedly that Indonesia has the most beautiful scenery of natural beauty on the earth. One of the places I mean is this:

Papua, yes Papua. The most remote area in Indonesia.
The edge of Indonesia on the East.

Having diving there will be an unforgettable experience!

Upgrading MIMIX

Although I have done several times upgrading MIMIX service pack, there’s still errors happened during this night.

What can I evaluate is:

1. Remember that we have to be in the Management System for Ending the MIMIX
2. Make sure that the user space is not taking too much storage, otherwise, the backup step when installing the new version will be very slow. Things need to be done: Sysreq, end the job of upgrading, delete the user space, then restart it again.
3. Make sure that all the systems which we want to upgrade are ready to be upgraded. Upgrade all the system in the same time. Because ending the MIMIX will impact to another systems related.
4. Don’t forget to End the MIMIX at all systems first, and then END the subsystem
5. Be calm and do not panic.

Well, just a random note from a sleepless guy during the saturday night, still working..

The First Training Session

Finally I have made my first training in SMA 8 Jakarta about line follower robot.

For some robotic fans, line follower robot is not very interesting because it is very common.
But what I tried to make in my high school is a foundation about robotics extra curricular, which is started with the basic principals of electronics. And one of the beginning level robot project to make is line follower robot.

Line follower robot is a robot which can follow a line by reading it through sensors. I remembered when I participated in several competitions in college. I learned a lot about robot from doing those simple robot projects.

Within the project, hopefully the students will begin to understand:
– the basic of micro controller
– how the sensor works
– how the basic electronic circuits work
– how the motor works

Well, beside the training things, for me it is really fun to do something what I used to do in college. Because making robot is so interesting. It is indescribable feeling that seeing the combination of nuts, bolts, electronic things can move like a living thing.

The first module of the training will discuss about microcontroller and sensors.
It is important to introduce the micro controller first to these students because micro controller, for me, is the most amazing thing in my college life. With this tiny thing, we can make almost anything.

So, let’s have fun again :D

Working Late? Why Not?

During recent days, Jakarta has been raining every day.

And as we already know, when it is raining in Jakarta, the traffic goes really bad, especially during the time for people leave work to go home.

In my case, as my office is located in Plaza Indonesia, which is near Bundaran HI, it takes around an hour and a half travel time to go to home from my office.

But, when I go home late, around 11PM or 00AM, the traffic will all be mine :D

Yesterday I left the office at 23.55 , and arrived at home at 00.10. Amazing isn’t it? The traffic which usually takes an hour and a half, yesterday only took 15 minutes.

So, why not working late?

Sometimes, I feel that working at night is more productive, actually it is a common thing to do when I was still in college.

Though, I can be more productive by spending the rest of an hour and 15 minutes, sitting in front of my laptop doing works in the office, waiting for the traffic jam, and then go back home when the traffic is all mine.

Oh Well, Jakarta..

Preparing the First Material Robotics Training for SMAN 8

Few weeks ago, I have been contacted by one of the high school student of my former school, SMAN 8 Jakarta to give a robotics training for them.

As a basic training about robot for high school student, me helped by my dude Berry have decided to give a line follower robot training. The goal is to make a line follower robot for the next 3 months , hopefully the timeline can be kept as planned.

It will be a very fun tasks to do, since I started working, I have never had any chance nor reason to make robot again, let’s begin the FUN this first day training on this Saturday :)

Be Confused?

After new year, I have been assigned to do different projects from the projects I used to do, MIMIX.

Even I still handle some MIMIX projects, this new project is about different things. What does it mean? it means I have to learn that thing from the scratch,
from the beginning,
from zero,
from nothing.

Confused? Of course!

But one of my greatest mentor, Ivandeva of IBM, gave me an inspirational quote that I will never forget.

“Being confused is a sign that we are developing ourselves”

So, be confused?

That means you are developing your self.
There is no one that can be expert just in one night. everybody needs process.

Just be positive thinking and never give up.
if you are confused, it means you are taking the next step to be better.

When I were Remembering My Self in the past

I am now 23 years old, not old enough, but not teenager or very young anymore.

Sometimes I do really think that if I could go back to the past, there are so many things that I regret. If I did this, If I were this, if i didn’t do this, If I went there, etc.

Well, how regretful I am, I will never can change that. it is the past.
The most important thing is now.

Like what Han said in the Fast Furious Tokyo Drift.

“life’s simple, you choose, don’t look back”

It is OK to look back about our mistakes, but to evaluate not to happen in the future. Don’t stuck in the past. What had happened in the past, stays in the past. The only thing we can do is to be better and better every day.

and remember, without having mistakes in the past, you would not have your self in the present. Our decisions, our ways, our mistakes, have brought ourselves to be what we are today. Maybe if we didn’t do that thing in the past, you will do it in the future, which will impact worse.

Keep positive thinking, don’t stuck in the past. Keep going.

Fun Karaoke Day

2 days ago I had a very fun night spent in Karaoke room with my friends.

One of my favorite song is Jet Lag and You’re Suck at Love by Simple Plan.
Yes, I do love their songs from their instruments and lyric, especially the second one.

I do really hope that some one also read the lyric of the second one.

But the most awesome song that night was songs by Chicago, maybe that kind of music we can call it everlasting songs, even when we were singing it it felt like we were from 90s alumnus , haha :D