:: Play Nethack ::

By Francisco Rangel
(To the tune of Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones)

I see a red D and I want to play nethack
Go down to Gehennom and bring the trinket back
I see the grid bugs bite, the Kop runs with a hose
I light my magic lamp and so the darkness goes

Drop stuff on altars but they’re cursed so they glow black
I stash my scrolls and potions in an oilskin sack
I see corpses all around, I’ll eat them right away
Hope I get intrinsics, hope my god will let me pray

Sit on a throne and get to genocide some L’s
The Oracle will speak, and the shopkeeper sells
Get a prize from Sokoban and then on to clear the quest
Kill Medusa, find the castle, open up that chest

The Valley of the Dead, and David’s Treasure Zoo
I’ll visit Vlad and get the Candelabrum too
If I look hard enough for the vibrating square
I’ll kill the wizard, get the Book, and I’ll be there

I’ll get the amulet and make a run for it
With demons on my tail, I hope I don’t get hit
Go through the planes and reach the altars at the end
I’ll sacrifice the amulet and I’ll ascend

I wanna beat this game, it’s so hard, cannot save, can’t restart
I’ll go to Gehennom, with my pet by my side
Don’t eat the food that’s tainted, tainted, tainted, or you’ll die, yeah!

:: Seminar Nasional The Free Software Movement and GNU Linux Operating System ::

Richard Matthew Stallman
(gnu.org)
Richard Mathew Stallman as known as RMS is an American Software Freedom Activist would come to Bali on 1 until 7 November 2009 after his last visiting to indonesia on 2004. RMS also known as founder of GNU project. The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix!”; it is pronounced g-noo, as one syllable with no vowel sound between the g and the n.The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. At GNU.org you can found some explanation about Free Software. Free software is about a Liberty TO USE the software not about the prices.

In visiting to Indonesia RMS will give speech to an event before Global Conference on Open Source (GCOS) which will be attended at Jakarta. RMS would not give speech on GCOS because there are some different about Free Software which introduced by RMS and Open Source Software. As the first computer science department in University of Udayana, we don’t want to miss this opportunity. Becouse we see Indonesia as a developed country need some breakthrough to develop our IT infrasturcture and the movement of Free Software wich is introduced by RMS can be the one solution for us. Hopefully as the young computer science department , we can learn much more about Free Software Movement directly from the founder.

After made some contacts with RMS, he is agreed to give some speech at Udayana University. Hopefully RMS can give two speech about Free Software Movement and GNU /LINUX Operating System so we can take full advantage of the RMS’s visit.

:: Anne Ahira? Siapa takut!!! ::

Introduction
Pagi-pagi, saya datang ke kantor kampus, mengecek email, dan mendapati email dari seorang kawan lama sewaktu kuliah, masuk di inbox. Setelah saya buka, isinya cukup menarik, berikut saya cuplikkan dari email saya tersebut.

=====email begins here
Subject: Re: Penting, dari k*******!

Isi :
Hi bli ****,

bli **** pernah mendengar nama Anne Ahira?

Dia suka menulis artikel-artikel motivasi & diberikan secara gratis kepada masyarakat Indonesia! Saat ini pembacanya sudah mencapai lebih dari 100 ribu orang!

Saya sarankan semua teman-teman saya untuk berlangganan “Asian Brain Newsletter” milik Anne Ahira, karena tulisannya bagus & bisa memberikan motivasi.

Silakan kunjungi situsnya: www._AsianBrain_Newsletter._com – (GRATIS)

Saya juga berlangganan di sana! Enjoy! 🙂

k******
=====email ends here

Methodology
wuih, dari pertama membaca, saya merasa ada yang janggal. Subjek emailnya saja (Re: Penting,) — reply? perasaan saya tidak pernah mengirim apapun ke dia. Kemudian dengan bahasanya yang cukup ‘baku’ dengan EYD, saya pun merasa aneh, biasanya ngobrol sama dia menggunakan bahasa Bali, tapi kok tiba-tiba menjadi bahasa Indonesia dengan EYD pula. Ada yang tidak beres. Dengan berbekal pengalaman ‘phising’ dan ‘anti-hoax’ yang dulu pernah beberapa kawan saya alami, saya pun melakukan ‘googling‘ dan ‘binging‘; dan mendapatkan beberapa artikel menarik tentang Anne Ahira ini.

Solving
Tiga di antaranya adalah orang-orang yang sudah terkenal dalam menulis blog, yaitu:
1. Mas Priyadi di Priyadi’s Place.
2. Bung Enda di Enda Nasution’s Weblog.
3. Anti Anne Ahira di Anti Anne Ahira Blogspot.

Mohon maaf, link-link yang lain tidak saya cantumkan, tetapi hanya saya baca saja.
Saya jadi semakin yakin, kalau ini Anne Ahira ini adalah hanya sebuah masalah lain di internet (Yet another problem in Internet). 😀 hehehehehe…

Conclusion
Buat teman-teman yang lain yang belum terlanjur jatuh dalam kubangan, mungkin bisa berpikir kembali sebelum mengambil keputusan. Mengutip sedikit dari cerita seorang kawan (Anom Gautama) yang mengatakan: “Setiap orang bebas mengambil keputusan dan menghadapi konsekuensi-konsekuensi logis dari keputusan tersebut, itulah kebebasan.”
Sekali lagi, keputusan ada di tangan anda. Dil ora dil?

Tabik,

Ari Mogi
http://www.cybermogi.net
http://www.satubuku.net

[NB:]
Buat Mas Priyadi dan Bung Enda, maafkan saya kalau salah menyebut gelar dan langsung mencomot alamat. Terima Kasih.

:: Dua Kata ::

Seorang reporter tengah mewawancarai seorang Presiden Direktur dari sebuah perusahaan yang sangat maju.

“Apa rahasia kesuksesan Anda, Pak?” tanya sang reporter

“Dua kata.” jawab sang Presiden Direktur tersebut

“Apa dua kata itu, Pak?”

“Keputusan tepat.”

“Dan bagaimana cara membuat keputusan yang tepat?”

“Satu kata.”

“Apakah itu, Pak?”

“Pengalaman.”

“Dan bagaimanakah cara memperoleh pengalaman tersebut?”

“Dua kata.”

“Apa dua kata itu?”

“Keputusan keliru.”

Cerita ini diambil dari cerita orang lain yang tersebar di internet maupun di buku-buku motivasi.

Ari Mogi, 2009

:: Absurd: Prevent leak from leaks ::

My friends post this URL, what a nice and interesting article.
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MoD ‘how to stop leaks’ document is leaked
A Ministry of Defence document giving advice on how to stop documents leaking onto the internet has been leaked onto the internet.

By Tom Chivers
Published: 2:47PM BST 05 Oct 2009 on Telegraph.co.uk

Wikileaks. MoD document intended to stop documents leaking onto the internet is leaked onto the internet.
The MoD document appeared on the website Wikileaks
The Defence Manual of Security is intended to help MoD, armed forces and intelligence personnel maintain information security in the face of hackers, journalists, foreign spies and others.
But the 2,400-page restricted document has found its way on to Wikileaks, a website that publishes anonymous leaks of sensitive information from organisations including governments, corporations and religions.
Known in the services as Joint Services Protocol 440 (JSP 440), it was published in 2001. As Wikileaks notes, it is the document that is used as justification for the monitoring of certain websites, including Wikileaks itself.

Under the section “Leaks of Official Information”, it says: “Leaks usually take the form of reports in the public media which appear to involve the unauthorised disclosure of official information (whether protectively marked or not) that causes political harm or embarrassment to either the UK Government or the Department concerned…
“The threat [of leakage] is less likely to arise from positive acts of counter-espionage, than from leakage of information through disaffected members of staff, or as a result of the attentions of an investigative journalist, or simply by accident or carelessness.”
The document is particularly keen to avoid the attentions of journalists, noting them as “threats” alongside foreign intelligence services, criminals, terrorist groups and disaffected staff.
As far as traditional espionage and intelligence threats go, the document singles out the Chinese as having “a voracious appetite for all kinds of information; political, military, commercial, scientific and technical.”

However, it is “very different to the portrayal of ‘Moscow Rules’ in the novels of John Le Carre”. The Chinese agencies do not “run agents”, but instead “make friends”, as befits intelligence officers in the Facebook era.
Wikileaks was also behind the memorable leaks of the British National Party membership list, the operating procedures at Guantanamo Bay and the secret workings of the Church of Scientology.
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When ‘the stop leaks book’ is leaked, what we gonna do?

:: Manchester United ditahan seri Sunderland ::

taken from : http://www.bbc.co.uk/indonesian/sports/story/2009/10/091003_eplsaturday.shtml

Manchester United beruntung. Bermain tidak sebaik biasanya anak-anak asuhan sir Alex Ferguson ini meraih satu angka ketika menjamu Sunderland di lanjutan Liga Primer Inggris.
Manchester United vs Sunderland
Bermain di kandang sendiri United sepertinya tak mampu meredam para pemain Sunderland.

Tidak mengherankan tim tamu unggul terlebih dahulu melalui pemain depan Darren Bent yang dicetak di menit ke-7.

Posisi 1-0 untuk Sunderland bertahan hingga turun minum.

Di babak kedua United mencoba mengejar ketertinggalan. Upaya ini membuahkan hasil setelah penyerang Dimitar Berbatov berhasil menyamakan kedudukan di menit ke-51.

Posisi satu sama hanya bertahan sekitar tujuh menit.

Sunderland lagi-lagi unggul setelah Kenwyne Jones memasukkan bola ke gawang United yang dikawal Ben Foster.

Sepertinya Sunderland akan pulang dengan mengantongi angka penuh.

Namun keberuntungan kali ini menjadi milik United setelah di menit-menit terakhir babak kedua United lagi-lagi menyamakan kedudukan.

Tendangan pemain belakang Patrice Evra dibelokkan oleh pemain Sunderland Anton Ferdinand, yang juga adik poros halang United, Rio Ferdinand.

Hasil seri ini tetap menjadikan United berada di tempat teratas klasemen sementara Liga Primer.

United mengumpulkan nilai 19 dari delapan kali bertanding.

Posisi kedua ditempati Chelsea dengan 18 poin dari tujuh kali bertanding.

Hari Minggu ini Chelsea akan berhadapan dengan Liverpool.

Spurs juga bermain imbang

Sempat dua kali tertinggal, Tottenham Hotpsurs bisa menyamakan kedudukan sekaligus meraih satu poin ketika bertandang ke kandang Bolton.

Pertandingan baru berjalan tiga menit ketika tuan rumah Bolton mencetak gol melalui Ricardo Gardner melalui tendangan jarak pendek.

Spurs menyamakan kedudukan melalui Nico Krancjar.

Lagi-lagi Bolton unggul 2-1 melalui Kevin Davies yang dibangun dari sebuah serangan yang rapi.

Harapan Bolton untuk memetik kemenangan pertama di kandang sendiri sirna setalah pemain Spurs, Vedran Corluka mencetak gol melalui sundulan kepala menyusul tendangan pojok yang diperoleh Spurs.

Hasil-hasil lain:

Burnley – Birmingham : 2-1
Hull – Wigan : 2-1
Wolverhampton – Portsmouth : 0-1