Advice From An Old Programmer

Finally, I will say that learning to create software changes you and makes you different. Not better or worse, just different. You may find that people treat you harshly because you can create software, maybe using words like “nerd”. Maybe you will find that because you can dissect their logic that they hate arguing with you. You may even find that simply knowing how a computer works makes you annoying and weird to them.

To this I have one just piece of advice: they can go to hell. The world needs more weird people who know how things work and who love to figure it all out. When they treat you like this, just remember that this is your journey, not theirs. Being different is not a crime, and people who tell you it is are just jealous that you have picked up a skill they never in their wildest dreams could acquire.

You can code. They cannot. That is pretty damn cool.


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JavaScript object just a collection of key/item property pairs

In earlier post, I wrote that I’m in turbulence. Right before I finished (actually I’m about 100 pages left) Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets, I stumbled upon Node JS. I spent almost last four days digging some text about nodejs and managed clásico hello world running and some other nodejs usage, including Express framework.

Just like before, I got stuck (cursed you anonymous function! 😦 ), and Google bring me to this weblog that lifted veil of truth about JavaScript, at least for me :P.
To save your precious mouse click, this is moral value I’ve got.

JavaScript object just a collection of key/item property pairs.

and a little something else.

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In last few day I’ve wandered arround some computer related topic. You may call it mood swing, but in term of, I don’t know, may be computer science. Whatever.

I jumped from one technology to next shiny (IMO) one. From Qt, to WPF, then came ruby on rails, followed by C. And now I’m reading Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets. Freak, eh.

Actually this mood swing thing was not a good thing, right? It’s such a waste of time. But one thing for sure, I managed to clear some misconception in some aspects in C. Like the differences between NUL and NULL in C or why some of code acted strangely when I’m sure it shouldn’t be. Who’s care anyway :p.

PS: For those who want to know, NUL is a char meanwhile NULL is pointer to nothing, to emptiness, to invalid, etc. In C NUL can be expressed as ” or \’0′ and acted string terminator. NULL equal to (void *) 0 statement.

I think my post ended here, and you may dismissed now.

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First Post in 2011

Hidup manusia seperti sebuah buku. Sampul depan adalah tanggal lahir, sampul belakang adalah tanggal berpulang. Setiap lembarannya adalah hidup kita. Ada buku yang tebal dan ada yang tipis. Hebatnya seburuk apapun halaman sebelumnya selalu tersedia halaman berikutnya yang bersih, baru dan tiada cacat. Sama dengan hidup kita, seburuk apapun hari kemaren, Allah selalu menyediakan hari yang baru untuk kita. Untuk melakukan sesuatu yang benar setiap hari. Memperbaiki kesalahan, melanjutkan alur cerita kehidupan yang sudah ditetapkan-Nya.

PS: disadur dari sebuah SMS dengan pengubahan seperlunya. Thanks to Duratul.

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Baby you’re a firework

Beberapa hari yang lalu secara tidak sengaja saya lihat status teman di Facebook tetang video clip Firework-nya Katy Perry. Merasa penasaran karena jarang-jarang seorang Bambang memuji artis cewek, akhirnya buka Youtube. Overall saya suka. Videonya lumayan, apalagi liriknya.

Beberapa penggalan liriknya yang saya suka :

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine

And, buat saudara kita di Mentawai dan sekitaran Merapi

After a hurricane comes a rainbow


And “It’s always darkest before the dawn”

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Minggu pagi di Kota Kembang.
S : Saya
M : Mas-mas penjual CD/DVD

S : Mas, ada Robin Hood?
M : Hmmm.. Robin Hood?
S : Robin Hood, serial TV produksi BBC.
M : (bisik-bisik dengan mas-mas satu lagi)
M : Maaf mas, ga ada.
M : (Mendekatkan ke telinga S sambil berbisik) Bo**p ada Mas.
S : (Meninggalkan TKP dengan bimbang. Tersinggung)

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Gambar dari signature teman di milis.

Setuju sekali dengan signature diatas. Tidak ada yang perlu dibuktikan.
Passion. Passion. Passion.
Insya Allah ga bakalan moody, ga gampang kehilangan arah.

Yok cuk, demi Tuhan, Bangsa dan lain-lain. Ga usah ngikut-ngikut.
Kita punya jalan masing-masing.

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