Month: September 2006

Marhaban Ya Ramadhan

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Terkadang kerinduan yang begitu besar terkikis oleh waktu dan kesibukan yang terus mengalir tak tertahankan. Tetapi janji pertemuan yang semakin dekat selalu mengingatkan kembali nostalgia yang terpendam di memori, terungkit lagi kenangan-kenangan indah sebelum perpisahan menjurang lebar menumbuhkan kerinduan yang melambungkan angan dan menantang asa, akankah waktu mempertemukan kembali jiwa perindu pada kekasihnya?

Tertatih aku mengejar bulan
Mengais sisa-sisa Ramadhan
Terjatuh terpuruk di keheningan
Ramadhanku telah pergi
Syawal tlah menjelang
Tinggalkan arti tujuh puluh tingkatan
Pahala bagi orang beriman

(suara persaudaraan–album balada sebuah dangau)

Masih kuingat lamat-lamat nasyid itu kulantunkan pada detik-detik akhir Ramadhan penuh berkah, ketika bulan yang begitu dirindukan itu tanpa bisa ditolak pergi meninggalkan. Terasa sekali jiwa ketakwaan yang masih rapuh, saat Ramadhan pergi. Sadar banyak sekali kesempatan terlewatkan tanpa pencerahan. Ingin Ramadhan tetap menjadi hari-hari yang panjang.

Nun di sana
Masih ada jalan putih
Peluang kebaikan
Sebulan di Bulan Ramadhan…
(Now See Heart)

“Allahumma barik lana fi Rajab wa Sya’ban wabalighna Ramadhan”


Happy B’Day 19 th My “Lovely Girl”

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Sebelumnya maaf buat chayangku klo ngasih kadonya telat… emang sih nggak bisa ngasih kado apa-apa, tapi mudah-mudahan adek seneng… 🙂

Satu hal yang perlu adek inget…!!! dengan bertambahnya usia, berarti semakin berkurang jatah usia adek, untuk itu saat ini sudah waktunya buat adek menjadi sosok yang lebih dewasa, lebih bisa menyelesaikan masalah sendiri, lebih bisa memilih mana yang benar mana yang salah, bukan lagi waktunya manja-manjaan (apalagi ma ibu 🙂 ) masa dah 19 tahun masih dikit-dikit Ibu…. :p, bukan lagi waktunya main-main, hura-hura… dll.

Buat adek: “Semoga panjang umur, tambah pinter, tambah dewasa, dan tambah berbakti ma orang tua, diberikan rezeki yang banyak, yg halal dan berkah. Amiien…!!!”

“I Love You & Happy Bithday”

I hope you will be happy with the life that has the Lord gave to you (bener nggak ya bhs inggrisnya…hehehehe..)

Install Flock [Ubuntu]

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Installing Flock on Ubuntu is easy. However, there is not .deb file yet. So, we will have to use the terminal to install it. This is no sweat though.

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Important Linux Directories

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There are many variants of Linux used in different computer systems today. Luckily, most Linux developers employ a common naming and utilization scheme that makes different variants of Linux easy to use and maintain. This article will discuss some important and common directories in many popular Linux distributions.

  • /home
  • Each user of a Linux system is assigned a special directory, called “home” direectory, that represents their private space on the system. For example, if a user of the system is called tom, the home directory of tom will be /home/tom. Tom has the right to create any files and directories under his home directory. This is also the default location when tom logs into the system.

  • /root
  • This is the home directory of the adminstrator or super user.

  • /tmp
  • In addition to personal hard disk space in the home directories, users are also given special access to shared temporary space in the /tmp directory. Linux systems often implement quotas on user accounts to prevent anyone from using too much disk space. The /tmp directory allows all users access to additional space to meet short term needs without charging the space against their quota. All files placed in this directory are deleted automatically after a few days.

  • /etc
  • This directory stores all the configuration files needed for the operating system. For example, startup configuration scripts are found in /etc/rc.d and network configuration scripts are found in /etc/sysconfig. Normal users cannot modify the files in /etc.

  • /bin and /usr/bin
  • Most system commands are stored as binary files only in machine readable format. Commands appropriate for use by ordinary users are either placed in the /bin or /usr/bin directory. Core commands like rm, mv, ls, cd go into /bin while supplementary utilities like compilers, firefox browser and openoffice go into /usr/bin.

  • /sbin and /usr/sbin
  • Like /bin and /usr/bin, /sbin and /usr/sbin store commands to be used only by the super user, ie root user. These include commands for attaching and removing hardware, starting and stopping the system…etc.

  • /var
  • This directory stores all the frequently changed files in the system. For example, incoming, outgoing mails, system logs, websites, ftp file archives…etc. very


There are only a few directories to know to really start using Linux. If you understand what the main directories are, then exploring the subdirectories becomes much easier. If you are lost while navigating the directories, always use “cd /” to return back the the root, “cd ..” to go up one level or use “pwd” to find out where you are. Another command “which xxx” tells you where certain commands are located

NTFS with read/write support using the NEW ntfs-3g (Ubuntu)

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Warning : ntfs-3g is still in beta. You should not use it on production machines.
If you can, it’s always better to prefer ext3 to share file between windows & linux using

Introduction :

Support of NTFS partition for linux has always been a problem. Projects exist since many years but was always experimental, and was claim to be not safe. But here come a new project ntfs-3g which claim to be capable for unlimited file creation and deletion.

The status of the different projects:

  1. The kernel’s NTFS driver exist since 2001, but write support is experimental and could lead to crash.
  2. The idea was then, because the driver wasn’t safe enough, to put it in an higher level (to be simple, kernel is the low level, and the user space is in high level (depend on the lower level)) in that way, we can easily stop it if he is doing something wrong.
  3. It’s the ntfsmount idea (part of ntfsprogs, in ubuntu repo). write support is still a pain (succes in 50% of the case) but because it use fuse, it reside in the user space, and error no more lead to a crash and leat the disk safe.
  4. Paragon also create an NTFS driver, but non-free.
    Captive NTFS come after with an other good idea, emulate the original Microsoft Windows ntfs.sys driver using wine and doing that in the usespace with FUSE. It lead to a 100% compatible driver but the wrapper itself is known to have some bug, and is really really slow.
  5. And here we are with the last project, ntfs-3g, which is base on ntfsmount (use also fuse) but with lots of improvement in functionality, quality, performance and reliability. This project started by Szakacsits Szabolcs, member of the linux-ntfs team, is actually in beta.

For more information:

But now you probably want to test this great new feature. So let’s start.
(note : a frensh traduction is available here :

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