Saturday, May 23, 2009

Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu 2nd Season is HERE!!!



At last, Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu「涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱」 2nd season has aired!!. More Haruhism!!!.



Yuuki's seiyuu, Chihara Minori, on this year's 11th to 12th July will be coming to perform at DaiCon. Bring everyone there!.


A re-broadcast of the first series began in April 2009. Following a comment by Teletama, one of the broadcasting stations, that the 2009 broadcast would be twenty-eight episodes long, there was speculation that the re-broadcast will be followed by the second season, though this has not been confirmed by Kadokawa. On May 17, 2009, TV Wakayama listed the eighth broadcasted episode of the re-broadcast as a new episode reported to air on May 24, 2009, though it was removed later. The new episode, "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody" (笹の葉ラプソディ, Sasa no Ha Rapusodi?), was aired on May 21, 2009. Unlike the original run, the re-broadcast is shown in chronological order, with new episodes intermixed with the old ones. - Wikipedia


What Interesting In MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 ?

Date: 31st May until 3rd June 2009
Time: 9:00 to 17:00 (9:00 AM until 5:00 PM)

Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre
Level 14, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 gather together almost 87 local and international speakers which cover various topic in Information Communication Technology focusing on Free and Open Source Softwares (FOSS). FOSS is an option for ICT solutions which should be taken seriously by various parties in Malaysia.

Our speakers come from ICT giants such as Google, Red Hat, Novell, Microsoft, Sun Microsystem, Mimos, Canonical and several more which will share their experience and knowledge for FOSS development in Malaysia. So, why not you come in and JOIN THE FUN??!.

This conference also gather together experienced developers who are involved in software development using FOSS. For you who want to know more about Python, Perl, Java, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc, this conference is an event which you DONT WANT TO MISS!.

More details can be acquired from the conference official website at

Registration open until 1 June 2009. Freebies are only for early registrants, as stock is limited. Therefore, REGISTER NOW!.

Friday, May 22, 2009

When the Deen got polluted with idiots

Indonesian clerics want rules for Facebook

SURABAYA: Muslim clerics are seeking ways to regulate online behaviour in Indonesia, saying the exploding popularity of social networking sites like Facebook could encourage illicit sex.

Around 700 clerics, or imams, gathering in the world’s most populous Muslim nation on Thursday were considering guidelines forbidding their followers from going online to flirt or engage in practices they believe could encourage extramarital affairs.

Facebook says Indonesia, a nation of 235 million, was its fastest-growing country in South-East Asia in 2008, with a 645% increase to 831,000 users -- outpacing China and India. And with less than 0.5% of Indonesia’s citizens wired, there is a huge potential for growth.

"The clerics think it is necessary to set an edict on virtual networking, because this online relationship could lead to lust, which is forbidden in Islam," said Nabil Haroen, a spokesman for the Lirboyo Islamic boarding school that is hosting the event.

Though followers could still be members of the networking site, guidelines dealing with surfing the Web and Islamic values are urgently needed, he said.

Facebook officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ninety per cent of Indonesians are Muslim, though most practise a moderate form of the faith.

An edict by the clerics would not have any legal weight. But it could be endorsed by the influential Ulema Council, which recently issued rulings against smoking and yoga. Most devout Muslims adhere to the council’s rulings because ignoring a fatwa, or religious decree, is considered a sin.

Facebook is the top ranked site in Indonesia, ahead of search engines Yahoo and Google, according, which tracks Internet traffic. Nearly 4% of all Facebook visitors are from Indonesia, making it the largest source of visitors after the United States, Britain, France and Italy. -- AP


A cleric (Ancient Greek κληρικός - klērikos), clergyman (pl. clergymen), or churchman (pl. churchmen) is a member of the clergy of a religion, especially one who is a priest, preacher, or other religious professional. It is often used to refer to the religious leadership in Islam, where the term "priest" is not accurate and where terms such as "Alim" are not widely understood in the English-speaking world. - (Wikipedia)

Oh ok.. Alim .. but that word means "scholar" or "educated" .. but the actions doesn't show any traces of educated .. more like a decision made by a group of Haraam Police who mainly try to find bad stuff, but hard to acknowledge good stuff.

Social networks increase illicit sex?, bullshit~. I would say bunch of uncontrolled horny people got in contact with each other, regardless medium, increase illicit sex. It can even happen in the mosque.

Bro. Baba Ali described these people best. Click here if you didnt see the youtube video below

No technologies are evil, its how the people utilize that make it appear bad. A sword does not kill, its the sword wielder who kills.

So, find a way to fix your people, not block something that your people (mis)use. It wont fix anything, those (mis)users will find other alternatives in no time. (mis)Users nowadays are more clever in finding workarounds than you think.

The church knows how to react to technology better. Something to learn from.

Fatwa as religious decree?. So far what I understand with it is, its only like laws passed in parliament. Yep its religious in one sense, but not something to be call as part of the Deen. Its a law made by Muslims based on teachings of Islam, but its not part of the real thing and humans make mistakes, a fatwa can't escape that nature. The Deen have been perfected by God during the final prophet's day. There's no need to add new stuff in it.

To non-Muslims who are reading this: Want to know more about the True Message of Islam?. Try reading and analyse the Quran and see if you can find agreement. You can grab a copy of a translation of the Quran here : Or if you want a higher tech tool than that ancient PDF, grab Zekr : You might also want to watch the vids from The Deen Show.

God knows best. I'm not a scholar, neither I pretend to be one. So, I leave it to yourself to think and decide. Different people may have different judgement on this stuff. Some with better, more logical, reasons.

Peace be upon all of you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A day with Fedora 11 ( Leonidas )

I've upgraded my installation to Fedora 11 Preview last night. The installation went smooth as usual, except for a minor hiccup caused by broken ISO, running torrent to patch the ISO worked ok.

Upon booting Fedora 11, I was greeted by a plymouth screen which looks like the generic theme used during its early dev (unlike the one on F10, which is Solar). Bootup was faster as expected from 20 Seconds Boot feature.

After logging in, I was greeted with one nice popup from DeviceKit:

Dang~ , this machine is dying T_T. Clicking at the panel icon brought up Palimsest utility which shows that my laptop HDD failed the "reallocated sector count" test.

Must.. get .. new .... machine ... >.<

Yum and RPM got faster than ever!. Thanks to the upgrade to RPM4.7. PackageKit UI is not locking Yum as annoyingly like before, so another good point there. Firefox that included is Firefox 3.1b3 which is amazingly responsive.

The Input Method Editor used in Fedora before, SCIM, have been replaced with IBus. Which offers better stability.

The long awaited Presto feature finally hit the main repos in Fedora 11. Its not enabled enabled by default yet, but setting it up now is as easy as yum install yum-presto. No more 3rd party temporary presto repos, its all in main repos now :D.

Other enhancements includes, EXT4 file system as default FS,Python2.6, Xserver 1.6 and many others.

Some annoyance I faced so far are related to Xorg on my old i855GM card. The screen messed up when launching compiz in dual screen mode. So, no compiz for me again for this moment. Another Xorg annoyance with my card is Xvideo. When Kernel Mode Setting is enabled, XVideo fails with "No Adapter" error. But if I disable KMS, XVideo is detected, but crashes Xorg when trying to play a video. So, I had to fallback to X11 output, which is resource intensive. Bug already reported related to Xvideo, lets hope later driver pushes fixes this. Xorg related issues is common to me when upgrading to newer Xorg, so its kindof expected here.

Overall, Leonidas roars!!. Once the driver for my card fixed, it gonna ROAR more :D.



Saturday, May 16, 2009

Earth and Mankind

Random thoughts.

I wonder how people will react when theres a politician or philosopher create this statement

Racism will always exist as long as race exist regardless where you are in the world.

Nationalism will always exist as long as nations exists.

Racism and Nationalism are not much different in essence. Races fights to maintain superiority among other races or for their race survival. Nations/Countries fight to maintain superiority among other nations/countries or for the survival of the nation/country. Races/Nations/Countries also fights because their differing opinions.

Nations, countries, races should be destroyed altogether. Everyone should be prescribed to only one Way of Life.

We don't need Malaysia, Singapore, China, India, Arab, Israel, Palestine, United States, etc. We only need Earth.

We don't need Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arabs, Jews, Anglo-Saxon, or whatever race. We only need Mankind, Children of Adam.

Disagree on the statement nations and countries shouldn't exist, it means you are supporting nationalism.

Disagree on the statement races shouldn't exist, it means you are supporting racism.

Perhaps after some intelligent lifeform from other planets or worlds come to attack earth then will mankind start ignoring their differences. Does we really need another intelligent species that is on all ways different than us before mankind start realizing that they are one species?. Hope for such event to occur is way too farfetched, but perhaps, thats the only way.

There was once a time in the earth, where an Empire existed, and was growing with such value, but nationalism destroyed the empire by breaking it apart to several small, weak countries that fight each other. I wonder if mankind will able to recreate such Empire again, now that nationalism is a common trait in almost everyone on Earth.

Something to think about.

Reminder : MSC OSCONF 2009

Theres 2 weeks left before MSC OSCONF 2009 !. If you havent registered, REGISTER NOW!

We have names such as Chris DiBona (Google), Anthony Baxter (Google), Matthew Olander (FreeBSD), Sara Falamaki (LinuxChix), Gen Kanai (Mozilla), and our own locals such as Redhuan Oon (Adempiere), Dinesh Nair (m0n0wall), Yoon Kit (FMM), Mansur (Sun) as speakers in the event!. (more speaker details here)

Oh yeah, the first day of MSC OSCONF is FREE to access for ALL!!. We will having the first Fedora Activity Day Malaysia on that day too.

What you are waiting for?


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Chihara Minori Mini Concert at DaiCon2009

First its Aya Hirano secret visit to Malaysia. Now, its Chihara Minori turn!. She's coming here officially at DaiCon2009!!!.

I just bought the AWSM ticket (there goes part of my budget for T400) for her mini concert in DaiCon which entitled me for:
  • Specially numbered AWSM seating for Chihara Minori’s Q&A Panel on Saturday and Mini-Concert on Sunday
  • Entitlement to ONE Autograph Pass for Chihara Minori’s Autograph Session on Saturday.

ワクワク〜ワクワク〜. Can't wait for 12th July. Wanna see Minorin~!!!.

I never imagined celebrities from that part of the world coming to Malaysia, but hey, its happened!!. Japan Animation is here to stay ^o^.

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