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15 November 2014

How a Password Changed My Life link

I’m gonna use a password to change my life. — Mauricio Estrella

Satu kisah yang sangat epic tentang bagaimana Maricio mengubah hidupnya hanya dengan kata laluan. Saya harap sangat anda dapat baca kisah ni.

Versi tl;dr : Mauricio menjadikan kata laluannya sebagai satu peringatan/motivasi dalam tempoh 30 hari. Jadi, setiap kali dia memasukkan kata laluan, saat itulah dia akan ingat apa yang ingin dicapainya pada bulan itu.

Via @aazraai

Beginners

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through. — Ira Glass

Saya terpanggil untuk berkongsi petikan kata-kata Ira Glass di atas. Tiada jalan mudah untuk kita hasilkan kerja kreatif yang benar-benar bagus. Semuanya mengambil masa, dan bila saya sebut masa, cepat atau lambat bergantung kepada usaha kita. Saya tak nak sentuh tentang bakat kerana orang yang berbakat pun belum tentu menjadi sekiranya malas.

Akhirnya, semuanya kembali kepada sikap. Sikaplah yang akan menentukan hala tuju kita. Ingat, keputusan untuk meneruskan sesuatu, atau berhenti, terletak di tangan kita dan bukannya pada orang lain. Sekiranya anda masih baru: jangan mudah mengalah, teruskan belajar, hasilkan sesuatu, dan ulanglah proses ini sampai bila-bila.

Sekadar pesanan untuk diri saya sendiri yang sering terlupa.

Keep calm and carry on.

Self-repairing Software link

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software then prevents the invader from ever infecting the computer again.

Maklumat selanjutnya boleh diperolehi pada thread perbincangan di Reddit.

Circuit Scribe

Dah dekat setahun baru saya tahu kewujudan benda sebegini. Apa yang membuatkan benda menarik seperti ni terlepas dari ‘radar pengesan’ saya pun saya tak tahu.

Via @iAzreen

14 November 2014

Type Genius link

Find the perfect font combo for your next project.

Cara yang paling mudah untuk mengetahui kombo font yang sesuai untuk kita guna. Contohnya, body font untuk blog ini ialah Chaparral Pro, dan font yang sesuai untuk heading berdasarkan saranan Type Genius ialah Futura PT, Brandon Grostesque, dan Jaf Herb.

Dibawakan oleh Muno Creative.

Find Character Encoding link

When exporting data from a system they are stored in a particular encoding. But when importing the data in another system it might think the data are in a different encoding resulting in complete chaos.

Seandainya kita ingin mengetahui apakah jenis character encoding yang digunakan pada sesuatu dokumen, kita boleh guna aplikasi online ini.

13 November 2014

Visual Studio Community 2013 link

IDE dari Microsoft untuk membangunkan aplikasi Windows, Android, dan iOS kini ditawarkan secara percuma. Langkah yang bijak, kerana pengguna Mac OS X sudah lama menikmati Xcode secara percuma sejak tahun 2011.

12 November 2014

NEW Hackaday link

Laman web Hackaday telah diberikan nafas baru dari segi ubahsuai rekabentuk laman web. Antara laman web yang telah lama bertapak di internet yang berkisar tentang dunia hacking. Tapi hacking dalam konteks ni bukan hacking yang kebanyakan orang sangkakan. 100% tidak sama langsung.

We are taking back the term “Hacking” which has been soured in the public mind. Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended. This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away.

Twitter Emoji on GitHub link

Earlier this year, we collaborated with our friends at @Iconfactory on a set of 872 beautiful emojis so Tweets containing emoji characters would look as sharp on the web as they do in mobile apps. Now we’re pleased to announce that these emoji are available as an open source library to the developer community at large.

11 November 2014

Firefox Developer Edition link

Firefox Developer Edition brings your core dev tools together with some powerful new ones that will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place. It’s everything you’re used to, only better. And only from Firefox.

p/s: Saya pengguna tegar Google Chrome.

YTL Communications disaman 2.4 Juta oleh KPM link

Yes4G WiMAX Internet Service Provider (ISP), YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has been fined RM2.4 million by the Malaysia Ministry of Education(MoE) for failing to provide all 10,000 schools with the 1BestariNet e-learning project, according to reports today.

Kadar kelajuan yang sepatutnya sekolah dapat, 4Mbps. Kadar kelajuan yang selalunya sekolah dapat, kurang dari 1Mbps. Itu belum nak sentuh tentang masalah Frog VLE dan SPS lagi. Diharap selepas ini kontrak dapat diberikan kepada syarikat yang lebih baik.

10 November 2014

Raspberry Pi model A+ link

Mungkin dalam beberapa hari lagi Raspberry Pi model A+ sudah boleh dibeli di laman web Element14. Harganya? RM65.40, tidak termasuk kos penghantaran. Model ini sesuai untuk projek standalone yang tidak memerlukan port LAN dan USB yang banyak.

9 November 2014

Gow - Alternatif kepada Cygwin link

Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient NSIS installer that installs over 100 extremely useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries. It is designed to be as small as possible, about 18 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well over 100 MB depending upon options.

Apa itu Cygwin?

Cygwin is free software that provides a Unix-like environment and software tool set to users of any modern x86 32-bit and 64-bit versions of MS-Windows (XP with SP3/Server 20xx/Vista/7/8) and (using older versions of Cygwin) some obsolete versions (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP without SP3) as well.

Hanya untuk pengguna Windows sahaja. Pengguna Linux dan Mac OS X? Tak perlu sebab dua-dua dah memang berada dalam platform UNIX.