Sunday, January 31, 2010
It seems that I cannot add a book directly by typing the author and the title of the book. I can do a search, but the book that I was trying to add (Perahu Kertas by Dewi Lestari) was not found. So there's no way to add the book to my virtual bookshelf.
Oh well. Let me try another virtual bookshelf like goodreads.com.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This week is the first week of school. This term I am teaching two classes. Originally, I was listed in two other classes. I asked other lecturers to take over those classes. Now, I have two classes only.
Well, I was surprised to see the number of students taking my class; 83 (and perhaps more). Oh boy... The class was design to accomodate 40-ish students. I have to find an assistant to help me marking students' assignments.
My other class, which is a grad level, is smaller. I think there are 40-ish students. I can handle that. Unfortunately, I have to change the schedule for this class because it was exactly the same time slot as my other class.
So wish me luck this semester ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I can assure you that this is true. In Indonesia, everybody (and his/her pets) perhaps has facebook account. Some even have more than one accounts. (One for each personality? ha ha ha.) The number of Facebook users in Indonesia exceeds the number of people in Singapore and Malaysia! Take that!
Because of Facebook, many people buy BlackBerry (BB). Yes, you may want to check with RIM that the number of BlackBerry users in Indonesia is unbelievably large. I guess, we can safely say that facebook is a killer application for BlackBerry. At least, that is true in Indonesia. My point is that Indonesia is an important market for BlackBerry and Facebook. This is also true for Nokia. (Indonesia is perhaps the biggest market for Nokia smartphone, such as communicator!)
Why Facebook and BlackBerry are popular in Indonesia? I suspect it has something to do with our social culture, that tends to gather and talk among families and friends.
Facebook allows us to connect with people from our past. Once we are connected, we tend to have reunion; university reunion, high school reunion, preschool reunion, what not. Yes, you would not believe the number of reunion that have happened because of facebook.
I don't think any (IT/business) expert can predict this. And I can assure you that non-Indonesian experts would find it difficult to understand this. That is why, I urge big IT companies (such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Nokia, Sony, ...) to open their research centers in Indonesia. They need to be here to understand the market. You don't want to miss the opportunity, do you?
Friday, January 15, 2010
A few years ago, this blog was in the top 10 of Indonesian blogs! I understand completely if you don't believe it, but it is true. I am not making this one up.
I guess, a few years ago there were not many blogs. Today, there are too many good blogs to visit (and read). So, this blog is nothing ... At the same time I am more focused on my other blog. A deadly combination for this blog :) [Ok, I am planning to write more on this blog.]
The good thing about this is that I can post anything I like and nobody will notice it :)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Uneasy Relationship Between Mathematics and Cryptography Export
by: Neal Koblitz
Notices of the AMS, Vol. 54, No. 8. (September 2007), pp. 973-979.
Done reading it. Wow. It's a great article explaining what happened behind the hood. Need more articles like this. Anybody?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
no, this is not a song list. I’ve just got my coffee …
the thing is, i shouldn’t drink too much coffee. there’s going to be two meetings today. so, i have to choose which meeting i will have coffee and which one i will be in a unknown-(unstable?)-state.
and … i already have had my coffee (right now). i don’t want to think about the meetings. whatever will be, will be
let me enjoy my coffee …
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I've got these new musical DVDs. I took sneak preview of those. Oh boy, they are so good that I want to watch them right now.
Then, I wanted to update my blogs. There are so many ideas floating around. I've got to capture them and write them down before they run away.
Then, books and stuff I wanted to read. Things I want to do (like cleaning up the pile of stuff in my desk).
Grrr... the timing is so perfect! Like they know that I have to work. Now they tease me. I just can't say no to them. What to do?
Friday, January 08, 2010
No, I am not joking.
After asking around, some people think that this is a correct behavior. That's what they were taught by their friends and family. They never bother reading what's the correct usage. (Hey, is there such manual?)
So, be careful when driving in Indonesia.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
In terms of academic stuff, my students and I produced 5 papers. I wrote 2 books. Not bad.
Here are the papers
- Budi Sulistyo, Budi Rahardjo, Dimitri Mahayana, On Applicability of Chaos Game Method for Block Cipher Randomness Analysis, International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Volume I, Selangor, Malaysia, IEEE Computer Society, August 2009.
- Budi Sulistyo, Budi Rahardjo, Dimitri Mahayana, Carmadi Machbub, New Methodology of Block Cipher Analysis Using Chaos Game, submitted to ICT Journal, ITB, 2009.
- Budi Sulistyo, Budi Rahardjo, Dimitri Mahayana, Carmadi Machbub, Randomness Analysis of Block Cipher Using Chaos Game Method, International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology 2009, ITB, 17 June 2009.
- Samuel Beta, Bambang Riyanto, Armein Z. R. Langi, Budi Rahardjo, Penguraian Tugas Sinkripsi untuk Kriptografi pada Jaringan Ad Hoc, Journal Elektronika dan Telekomunikasi, Vol. IX, No. 2, LIPI, 2009.
- Budi Rahardjo, Marisa W. Paryasto, Software Cryptography Issues, International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology 2009, ITB, 17 June 2009.
- Budi Rahardjo, Diary Budi Rahardjo, Oase Media, 2009.
- Dimitri Mahayana, Budi Rahardjo, Arry Akhmad Arman, Khairul Ummah, Team Riset Sharing Vision, “Review & Survey Teknologi Informasi di Indonesia,” Penerbit ITB, 2008. ISBN 978-979-1344-35-7.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Who will be the lucky person?
(as if it is that important. ha ha ha. but, still... 2 million is not a small number. I am kinda proud of that blog.)
After browsing the internet I found out that the problem is with my system clock/date. When I booted the computer, it went to the CMOS setup (for some reasons). I guess I have to replace the CMOS battery. Anyway, I got my computer (Windows XP) to boot up. I didn't realize that the system date was messed up. It was set to 2006. (Now, it's 2010!)
I corrected the date and time. Everything is fine now. Firefox and gmail are now happy. Phew ...
Monday, January 04, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Here's a picture of it.
I am enjoying the book right now. Reading the songs one by one. They are popular songs in the 70s and 80s, so I know most of them. Right now, I am adding chords to the songs.
This book inspires me to do a similar thing; collecting lyrics and chords of songs that I like. It is difficult to find songs that I like in one book. Most of the songs I like are not common :) Thus, I am on my own. Hmm... let me find time to do this personal project.
Friday, January 01, 2010
Since I have just added the blog, there's not much I can do. I wanted to analyze and optimize this blog. I'll wait a few days to see how this one goes. In the mean time, let me read all the docs related to feedburner. In any case, here's the feedburner feed
and my other blog
So, what can you do with feedburner?