7/19/2006

Pengalaman Dengan PLN

Tadi listrik mati total sekitar pukul 02:30 dini hari , dengan segera saya (terbangun dari mimpi) menuju kamar untuk mematikan router yang tak pernah mati di warnet ini :D sebelum baterai UPS nya habis. Konon katanya os BSD sangat rentan/ sensitif terhadap hal-hal seperti ini (hardware aja pilih2.. hehehe ).

Karena hanya CPU yang terhubung dengan UPS maka saya berusaha menyambung monitor ke listrik ups yang satu nya lagi , ketika monitor tersambung tiba-tiba UPS nya mendadak mati.. rupanya mati listrik ini sudah berlangsung cukup lama sehingga UPS nya telah kehabisan daya (parah..parah ):((.. akhirnya yah (soft error corrected lagi deh). siapa yang harus saya salah kan ? PLN kah? (mungkin)

menurut mereka yang sudah lama tinggal di Cimahi katanya emang begini keadaan listrik cimahi, kadang-kadang di waktu tertentu voltase nya suka turun (istilah nya ngedrop), sebelum ada UPS semua komputer pasti nge-restart otomatis bila terjadi gangguan ini. Dalam sehari bisa terjadi 1 - 3 kali.

Sebelum memutuskan memakai UPS pernah didatangkan "Ahli Listrik" untuk memeriksa. ternyata sang ahli berpendapat ini harus ada perbaikan instalasi/ kabel2 listrik.. maka segera saya melakukan perombakan total sistem perkabelan listrik warnet ini. hasilnya? ternyata sama saja .. listrik masih byarpet tuh.

Sia-sia saya membayar tukang instalasi listrik walaupun ada hikmahnya saya mendapat pengetahuan dasar instalasi listrik,... hehehe. akhir nya saya memutuskan untuk meng-UPS kan seluruh komputer di warnet ini.


mungkin kebetulan atau bukan, Tadi pagi dua orang petugas PLN datang membawa selembar kuitansi penunggakan tagihan (lho.... padahal kan selalu bayar tepat waktu) dengan penuh percaya diri bapak2 itu mengatakan kalau tempat ini sudah jatuh tempo dan belum membayar. tanpa banyak bicara saya (langsung hajar orang PLN itu pinginnya sih ... hehehe tapi ngga jadi) Saya berikan bukti pembayaran yang saya miliki. akhirnya mereka sendiri yang merasa kebingungan.. dan mengemukakan berbagai alasan bla..bla.. validasi... dsb sambil ngeloyor pergi...

seribu satu pertanyaan muncul di benak saya . ada apa dengan PLN? (manajemen? duit? korupsi? riweuh? lieur?.. ah sudah lah)
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Top Ten Tricks and Tips for New IRC Users

Top Ten Tricks and Tips for New IRC Users
Collaborate and interact with other people, wherever they may be

By: Paul Mutton

June 26, 2006
Editor's note:

This article originally appeared on O'Reilly's Web site .

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an often overlooked medium of communication. I've been using IRC for several years and have found it to be a great way to collaborate and interact with other people, wherever they may be.

If you're used to traditional peer-to-peer chat systems, you may at first feel rather daunted by the unfamiliar look and feel of IRC. Once you're able to gloss over this, you will start to appreciate the true power of IRC and maybe even adopt it as your preferred chat medium.

Here is my top 10 list of tips and tricks that will give you a good start on the road to becoming an everyday IRC user.
1. Pick a Good IRC Client

Because there are so many different IRC clients to choose from, you could easily spend a whole day trying to decide which is best. The good news is that many of them are free or available as shareware, so there is often no harm in trying them out.

For Windows platforms, I would recommend mIRC; while on Linux, XChat seems to be a firm favorite. Mac users may like to try out Snak. If you're the kind of person who prefers to work from a console, you can find BitchX or irssi available for most platforms.
2. Register with NickServ

Each IRC network can support thousands of users, but each user must have a unique nickname. If somebody uses your nickname while you aren't connected, you'll have no way of getting it back until they leave.

If your favorite IRC network runs a NickServ service, you should protect your nickname by registering it. Freenode is one such network that runs a NickServ service.

All you have to do is connect to the IRC network and register your current nickname by typing:

/msg NickServ register [password]

Be sure to specify a password. When you next connect to the IRC network, you can identify yourself to NickServ by typing:

/msg NickServ identify [password]

NickServ will now recognize who you are. Once you are registered with NickServ, you can do all sorts of other useful tasks, such as kicking off people who have stolen your nickname. To find out what else NickServ supports, simply type the following:

/msg NickServ help

3. Register a Channel with ChanServ

If you want to create your own channel for discussing a particular topic, you will want to register this channel with ChanServ. This lets you keep control over who can access the channel and what rights other people can have on it. Simply create your channel by joining it:

/join #MyChannel

First, make sure you are identified with NickServ; you then can proceed with registering your channel:

/msg ChanServ register #MyChannel [password]

You are now the owner of this channel and can control every aspect of it. For a full list of the commands supported by ChanServ, type:

/msg ChanServ help

4. Save your fingers.

There's no point typing more than you have to, and most IRC clients will help to save your finger work when it comes to typing in peoples' nicknames. Simply type the first few characters of somebody's nickname and press the Tab key. If you are using a modern IRC client, you'll see the characters expand to the full nickname of that user. If there is more than one nickname that starts with those characters, you will usually be allowed to cycle through all possible choices by pressing the Tab key repeatedly.
5. Add a useful IRC bot to your channel.

An IRC bot is a program that acts like an IRC client but behaves totally autonomously. These are often the slaves of the IRC world, given mundane tasks that a human would be fed up with. One particularly useful bot is ReminderBot, which reminds people to do things after a set time period. For example:

Remind me in 1 hour and 30 mins to watch TV.
Jibbler: Okay, I'll remind you about that
on Sat May 29 20:45:28 BST 2004

One and a half hours later ...

You asked me to remind you to watch TV.

6. Turn your IRC channel into a group blog.

If you find an interesting Web page or some such, you can paste the URL into an IRC channel, thereby spreading the word to all of your online friends. But why stop there? Why not run an IRC bot that intercepts these URLs and also publishes them on a Web page? Mobibot is an IRC bot that does just that plus a whole lot more. Mobitopia uses mobibot to capture URLs in their IRC channel and place them on a Web page.
7. Avoid using colors and formatting.

Although most IRC clients will let you apply colors and formatting to your messages, not many people bother with this. Some people take a strong dislike to such extras, so as a general rule you should avoid them unless everyone else uses them. Be aware that some channels even ban the use of colored messages and will prevent you from sending them.
8. Advertise your IRC channel.

If you want more people to join your newly created IRC channel, you can advertise it on a web page by including an IRC hyperlink. If a user has an IRC client installed, their web browser may let them launch their IRC client automatically if they click on an irc:// style link.

For example, if you want somebody to join your channel on the freenode IRC network, you could include the following HTML on the Web page:

Join my channel!

9. Avoid public arguing.

Whether you're using newsgroups or IRC, arguing in public is only going to make you look stupid. If you have a gripe with somebody on a newsgroup, the sensible thing to do is to take it to email. With IRC, rather than arguing your point with an individual on a public IRC channel, you can take it to private messages. This relieves everyone else from your arguing, and that can only be a good thing. You can send a private message like so:

/msg Dave You can't be serious

This message will be sent only to Dave.
10. Keep log files.

Virtually all IRC clients give you the option to log your chat to one or more files. This is extremely useful if you need to check back on something that was said last week or even longer ago. Keeping log files also lets you produce interesting statistics about your IRC channels, such as those produced by the Perl IRC Statistics Generator.
About the author:

Paul Mutton is the author of the PircBot IRC framework and several other Java programs that can be found on his Web site.

Copyright ©2006 O'Reilly Media, Inc.. All Rights Reserved.

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7/18/2006

About my Fav band

Pearl Jam Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Pearl Jam rose from the ashes of Mother Love Bone to become the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s. After vocalist Andrew Wood overdosed on heroin in 1990, guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament assembled a new band, bringing in Mike McCready on lead guitar and recording a demo with Soundgarden's Matt Cameron on drums. Thanks to future Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons, the demo found its way to a 25-year-old San Diego surfer named Eddie Vedder, who overdubbed vocals and original lyrics and was subsequently invited to join the band (then christened Mookie Blaylock after the NBA player). Dave Krusen was hired as the full-time drummer shortly thereafter, completing the original lineup. Renaming themselves Pearl Jam, the band recorded their debut album, Ten, in the beginning of 1991, although it wasn't released until August; in the meantime, the majority of the band appeared on the Andrew Wood tribute project Temple of the Dog. Krusen left the band shortly after the release of Ten; he was replaced by Dave Abbruzzese.

Ten didn't begin selling in significant numbers until early 1992, after Nirvana made mainstream rock radio receptive to alternative rock acts. Soon, Pearl Jam outsold Nirvana, which wasn't surprising -- Pearl Jam fused the riff-heavy stadium rock of the '70s with the grit and anger of '80s post-punk, without ever neglecting hooks and choruses; "Jeremy," "Evenflow," and "Alive" fit perfectly onto album rock radio stations looking for new blood. Pearl Jam's audience continued to grow during 1992, thanks to a series of radio and MTV hits, as well as successful appearances on the second Lollapalooza tour and the Singles soundtrack (Stone Gossard also embarked on a side project called Brad, which released the album Shame in early 1993).

Despite their status as rock & roll superstars, the band refused to succumb to the accepted conventions of the music industry. The group refused to release any videos or singles from their second album, 1993's Vs. Nevertheless, it was another multi-platinum success, debuting at number one and selling nearly a million copies in its first week of release. On their spring 1994 American tour, the band decided not to play the conventional stadiums, choosing to play smaller arenas, including several shows on college campuses. Pearl Jam canceled their 1994 summer tour, claiming they could not keep ticket prices below 20 dollars because Ticketmaster was pressuring promoters to charge a higher price. The band took Ticketmaster to the Justice Department for unfair business practices; while fighting Ticketmaster, they recorded a new album during the spring and summer of 1994. After the record was completed, the group fired Dave Abbruzzese, replacing him with former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eleven drummer Jack Irons.

Vitalogy, the band's third album, appeared at the end of 1994. For the first two weeks, the album was only available as a limited vinyl release, but the record charted in the Top 60. Once Vitalogy was available on CD and cassette, the album shot to the top of the charts and quickly went multi-platinum. Pearl Jam continued to battle Ticketmaster in 1995, but the Justice Department eventually ruled in favor of the ticket agency. In early 1995, the band recorded an album with Neil Young. Meanwhile, Vedder toured with his wife Beth's experimental band Hovercraft in the spring of 1994 as Stone Gossard founded an independent record company; Mad Season, Mike McCready's side project with Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, released their first album, Above, in the spring of 1995. Comprised entirely of Neil Young songs, Mirror Ball appeared in the summer under Young's name; although the individual members of the band were credited, the name Pearl Jam did not appear on the cover due to legal complications. Pearl Jam released a single culled from the sessions, titled Merkinball and featuring the songs "I Got Id" and "Long Road," in the fall of 1995.

In late summer of 1996, Pearl Jam released their fourth album, No Code. Although the album was greeted with fairly positive reviews and debuted at number one, its weird amalgam of rock, worldbeat, and experimentalism dissatisfied a large portion of their fan base, and it quickly fell down the charts. The record's performance was also hurt by Pearl Jam's inability to launch a full-scale tour, due both to their battle with Ticketmaster and a reluctance to spend months on the road. The band spent most of 1997 out of the spotlight, working on new material; Gossard also released a second album with his side project Brad, titled Interiors. By the end of the year, Pearl Jam had completed a new, harder-rocking record entitled Yield. The album was greeted with enthusiastic reviews upon its February 1998 release, but its commercial fortunes weren't quite as clear cut. While their sizable cult embraced the album, sending it to number two its first week of release, Yield quickly slipped down the charts. Pearl Jam supported the record with a full-scale arena tour in the summer of 1998, issuing the concert LP Live on Two Legs at the end of the year; Jack Irons did not participate due to poor health, and was replaced by ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron.

In 1999, Pearl Jam scored an unlikely pop radio smash with their cover of the J. Frank Wilson oldie "Last Kiss," originally released as the seventh in a series of fan club-only singles that had also featured several incongruous covers in the past. Demand from fans and radio programmers resulted in the nationwide release of "Last Kiss," and it eventually became the band's highest-charting pop hit to date, peaking at number two and going gold. The group returned in 2000 with the Tchad Blake-produced Binaural. In order to circumvent bootleggers, their subsequent European and American tours were recorded in full and released in an unprecedented series of double-CD sets, each of the 72 volumes featuring a complete concert. 2002 saw the release of Riot Act, a muscular -- and critically lauded -- collection of new songs that found the group dabbling in experimental art rock. Two anthologies arrived in 2003 and 2004, Lost Dogs: Rarities and B Sides and Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003. They were followed in 2006 by the eponymous (and all-new) Pearl Jam, a number two hit on the album charts.




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sebenernya mungkin karena diracuni kakak sepupu waktu sma dulu hehehe entah ngga ada kaset lain ato gimana ya akhirnya jadi ikutan suka. untung ga di racunin dream theater :P
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