Daily Ramblings : 8/28/2010

Yosh everyone! How are you?

Yesh…. It’s the 18th day of Ramadhan (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan) now. Still 12 (or 11?) more days to wade through. Not that I’m complaining : Fasting IS awesome, after all~

I got a new theme : Monochrome, by Mono-labs. Isn’t it has a great feel to it? So yes, thanks Kafka Fuura (http://kafkafuura.wordpress.com/ , or twitter.com/ZephyrRz) for recommending it to me.

I will have a vacation on September 5th, for 2 weeks. I find it a bit too fast, but yeah, with Curriculum like this… We get a feeling that the whole point of school is to stress us out… 😦

What I’ll do for today : Install Kubuntu on my older desktop, successfully!

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WordPress for Symbian, my take on it.

Yosh everyone~ I’m typing this from a Nokia N97, from the beta WordPress for Symbian (dev.nokia.wordpress.org)

As far as I could see, this is much better than WordPress for Blackberry, or it maybe just because of N97’s touchscreen, keyboard, and a stylus here 😀

Very much thanks, developers, for enchancing our Symbian experience! (My father and I are still searching for a HTC Desire, of course. It’s sold out everywhere near here!)

PS: I do not know if it’s only because it’s beta, but the installing process is slow… And unbelievely large. Use a Wi-fi if you do not have unlimited data.

PS2: QT is cool!

Linux? Tale of a noob using Fedora

Hey, this is inawarminister. Sorry for the long pause in posts. It seems that I am not suited for a blog, since I don’t really like writing large, wall-o’-text, except if they are for debating. Internet debates (and trolling, anti-trolling, flamewars) are fun~ :>

Anyway, I have manages to successfully lobby my father into allowing me install Linux, and he gave me our old desktop to be messed with, freely (this is an old story). Because I really, really ♥ to lazying around, I have only recently installed a distro on it (I am side-loading a Fedora on my main comp, with 0.1 second of grub-wait, so yesssh). Because I am a KDE fanboy, I install the KDE-mix live CD. And… It works! Even though it’s a Pentium 4-equipped, 5 years old desktop! (The monitor is still a CRT! A Compaq :P)

KDE

Anyway, K-Fedora came with KDE 4.4, which has MASSIVE SPEED INCREASE when compared to 4.3 (I know this from experience). However, due to the old-ness of the parts, KDE LAGS on this… irfan.oldcomp. Thankfully, the lag has been minimised by selecting Low Resolution > Low CPU on the desktop effect setting.

I loves KDE desktop, and I love Plasma and those cute, lil’ plasmoids. But I still love GTK apps more. So I typed yum install firefox, and yum install thunderbird, and all. Yes, I’m hypocrite like that :>

After that, a notification came up. Security updates. I click Review and Apply. Blah blah blah. Now I switched into my main comp and listened to GODLY AWESOME ARRANGES of Touhou BGMs :>. Aaaaand… Disaster struck. Next afternoon, when I am powering up the oldcomp, a BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH (BSoD!) appears! With words :

kernel panic – not syncing :VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0)
So I googled it. I know what kernel panic means — And I become panic myself. Hey, I am a Windows user! We usually don’t have the kernel itself fails, only the drivers or dll of it.
Anyway, that seems to be caused of a corrupt installation of a kernel. I frowned : “What the hell, I didn’t authorised a new kernel and all”. Then duh, Fedora is (in)famous for updating KERNELs in regular security update. And this is usual in Fedora (hey, Fedora is for ADVANCED USERS, not NOOBS like you, inawarminister!)
Solutions exist, of course, like every other Linux problems out there. Problem is, I wanted an easy-to-install, easy-to-run, easy-to-maintain OS. So I abandoned Fedora, sorry ._. Now, I have burned a live CD of kubuntu 10.4, and waiting for tomorrow, when I’m home again, to install it.
inawarminister.

Well, That was Embarrassing

Hello everyone! Long time no see, eh? Well, SMA 8 got a really tense atmosphere that makes you forget to do things (outside of schoolworks), but that is not good enough reason? Ah, let’s just say that I am embarrassed at having such an untidy blog and all… Well, it’s fine now, since I am this kind of person!

Anyway, remember my previous post? About me getting a Huawei? Disregard it! There is no way in hell I’m going to buy a Chinese Android phone when I could get a Taiwan Android phone! (Read: HTC)

Anyway, I have a budget of 4 jt (around 400 US $) to spend about, so I must ask you this:

Which one should I get? A 280 $ HTC Magic, or 450 $ Nexus One? Yes, all of you will choose a Nexus One almost immediately, but there are some problems:

Nexus Ones here are sold at 550 $ to 600 $ (unlocked), so I am not so sure about the price myself, can it be that low while still being functional? But, 450 $ for an AWESOME smartphone? … I’ll kill for that price, really.

Well, please pray that I can find those really-cheap Nexus One!

See ya,

InaWarMinister

PS: I got Vocaloid! At long last! … I do have a crappy Internet…. -_-

Huawei U8120, uh? HELPPPPP

So, my N95 is broken. Well, it’s time has already passed anyway.

Anyway, my replacement is should be this:  Yep, it’s a cheap (sub-200 $), Chinese phone. Chinese ANDROID phone. And it’s so small… Well, at least it’s eclair right?

BUT! I can’t find, for my life, ANY ONLINE INFO about this phone! It’s like… it does not exists! … Right? I won’t buy this phone if I can’t at least root it.

Help me guyz

Vacation ~ Eastern Java

This week, I have almost no presence in the Internet (well, except Twitter, and maybe Facebook, but they’re not Internet Proper). Why? Well, I am now in Eastern Java (typing this from

Hotel Argo Kusuma
Batu
Indonesia) -> http://goo.gl/GCA2

Anyway, since I don’t have any smartphones now (don’t ask… My sad N95…), please wait for pictures (AND DETAILS!) when I returned home, which will be at Sunday, Jakarta time.

WWII setting I’m making | In progress

Note: Crazy stuffs, I’m having to many caffeine. But yes, it’s still in progress.
Damn, if I have the skill, I’d make a doujin out of this
Yukari Yakumo

Yukari Yakumo

You guys know about the Thule Society? http://goo.gl/Lpvu ? Well guys, it seems that the advisor of Thule was someone we all know, Yukari Yakumo. So yeah, the Nazi actually have access to MAGIC, but since Hitler is someone who couldn’t accept any non-Aryan (Yukari was not a human) helping him, they stay in secret.
So, it’s 1941, and Operation Barbarossa has been launched by Germany. You would think that everything is the same right? The Wehrmacth killing Russies until stopped by Hitler’s strategical stupidity?
NOT SO! The Red Army, far from being disabled! While its generals were slaughtered by Stalin, there was a factor that makes them still capable in battlefield. STALIN GOT ALIEN TECHNOLOGY! As Lunarians predict the future, they discover that Germans will try to colonise the Moon in the future, and they’ll WIN. So the Lunarians lend the Red Army some of their “magics” and war machines.
So, 1941, the Germans were pushed back, and managed to get conquered easily by Generalissimo Stalin, the grim reaper. And he’s now trying to invade Britain too.
The Nazi Germany lost Berlin, and later moved into Paris itself, annexing Vichy France. Britain, in horror of the Communists’ newfound power, secure an alliance with the Third Reich, now led by Hermann Goring, since Adolf Hitler retired for a while after nearly mad when confronting Stalin in the sky on Berlin, with the latter in an airship.
The Japanese Empire, watching closely the Western Front, as their arch-enemy, Russia, manages to reverses the situation in just overnight. They discover the Lunarians’ menace, and doubling their military presence in China, as the Communist Chinese are in full speed to recover the Mainland, with the new technologies.
In Hijaz, Arabia, a man who claim to be from the future brought many AK-74, RPG, and Scud missiles. The Second Arab Revolt, primarily in securing the Holy Land and the Islamic Lands from European influences, proves successful, and now a new Islamic Caliphate has been formed in Medina, with support from throughout the Muslim world. A new bloc has been established. And this mysterious individual is claimed to be working on a weapon capable of defeating even the alien-supported Russia
Italy was relentlessly invaded by the now very strong Russia, and a Red Europe seems inevitable, until Germany-in-exile, with many of her troops retreated safely behind the Maginot Line, attacks Russia with occult magics and strange technology. Missile-equipped armored zeppelins, armored proto-mechs, and submarines raids, and sometimes attack Russian military forces in the mainland.
In the Home Islands front, strange alien airships and freezing rays are held back with conventional aircrafts and fleets. The Americans are petitioned for help, and they’re now reinforcing British positions in the North Sea. Sweden and Denmark are mostly conquered, but the Finns are combating the Red Army with some supports by German and British soldiers.
With conventional armors have few effect on the Air-focused Red Army, will experimental exoskeletons and jets saves Germany from the Red Menace? Does America and Britain have superweapons of their own? What is the mysterious Caliph planning?

You guys know about the Thule Society? http://goo.gl/Lpvu ? Well guys, it seems that the advisor of Thule was someone we all know, Yukari Yakumo. So yeah, the Nazi actually have access to MAGIC, but since Hitler is someone who couldn’t accept any non-Aryan (Yukari was not a human) helping him, they stay in secret.
So, it’s 1941, and Operation Barbarossa has been launched by Germany. You would think that everything is the same right? The Wehrmacth killing Russies until stopped by Hitler’s strategical stupidity?
NOT SO! The Red Army, far from being disabled! While its generals were slaughtered by Stalin, there was a factor that makes them still capable in battlefield. STALIN GOT ALIEN TECHNOLOGY! As Lunarians predict the future, they discover that Germans will try to colonise the Moon in the future, and they’ll WIN. So the Lunarians lend the Red Army some of their “magics” and war machines.
So, 1941, the Germans were pushed back, and managed to get conquered easily by Generalissimo Stalin, the grim reaper. And he’s now trying to invade Britain too.
The Nazi Germany lost Berlin, and later moved into Paris itself, annexing Vichy France. Britain, in horror of the Communists’ newfound power, secure an alliance with the Third Reich, now led by Hermann Goring, since Adolf Hitler retired for a while after nearly mad when confronting Stalin in the sky on Berlin, with the latter in an airship.
The Japanese Empire, watching closely the Western Front, as their arch-enemy, Russia, manages to reverses the situation in just overnight. They discover the Lunarians’ menace, and doubling their military presence in China, as the Communist Chinese are in full speed to recover the Mainland, with the new technologies.
In Hijaz, Arabia, a man who claim to be from the future brought many AK-74, RPG, and Scud missiles. The Second Arab Revolt, primarily in securing the Holy Land and the Islamic Lands from European influences, proves successful, and now a new Islamic Caliphate has been formed in Medina, with support from throughout the Muslim world. A new bloc has been established. And this mysterious individual is claimed to be working on a weapon capable of defeating even the alien-supported Russia
Italy was relentlessly invaded by the now very strong Russia, and a Red Europe seems inevitable, until Germany-in-exile, with many of her troops retreated safely behind the Maginot Line, attacks Russia with occult magics and strange technology. Missile-equipped armored zeppelins, armored proto-mechs, and submarines raids, and sometimes attack Russian military forces in the mainland.
In the Home Islands front, strange alien airships and freezing rays are held back with conventional aircrafts and fleets. The Americans are petitioned for help, and they’re now reinforcing British positions in the North Sea. Sweden and Denmark are mostly conquered, but the Finns are combating the Red Army with some supports by German and British soldiers.
With conventional armors have few effect on the Air-focused Red Army, will experimental exoskeletons and jets saves Germany from the Red Menace? Does America and Britain have superweapons of their own? What is the mysterious Caliph planning?