Archive for 2011

Solution : Problem When Upgrading Samsung Galaxy Mini to Gingerbread 2.3.4

That was quite scary – I almost bricked (read: killed!) my phone this morning, when I tried to upgrade it to Gingerbread (Android version 2.3.x).

To cut long story short – tried to install / “flash” Gingerbread ROM into my Samsung Galaxy Mini. There are many excellent tutorials that shows how easy to do this, for example :

# Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Mini and Root to Android Gingerbread 2.3.3
#
Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570XXKPI Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
# And many others.

However, in my case, the process got stuck at the following text :

<1> START!!!
<1> set download environment.
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> mibib download..

I was quite rightly scared at this point, thinking “dang, that’s it – my phone is bricked”.

Thankfully, that was not the case πŸ˜€ after MUCH googling around, I was able to finally upgrade my Galaxy Mini by doing the following :

DISCLAIMER: I shared this info with the intention to help others. However, I offer NO guarantee whatsoever that it will work for you as well.
Be aware that there is always a chance that your phone will end up bricked. Flashing ROM is not yet a 100% safe operation.

Now let’s continue, shall we ?

(1) Find another computer which has NOT Kies installed in it. (Kies is the software provided along with Samsung phones).
Looks like somehow that Kies is interfering with Odin / flashing operation on our Galaxy Mini. NOT good. Bad, bad Kies !

(2) Install Samsung USB driver there. If you haven’t got it, you can download it from here : [ Samsung USB driver ] (18 MB)

(3) Now, start following one of the tutorials listed above.

Now my Galaxy Mini is running Gingerbread 2.3.4 πŸ˜€ yeah !

A bit more info – this is what you’ll get in Odin’s Message Box when everything’s going okay :

Download Start…
<0> Create File…
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> setup connection…
<1> odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
<1> VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
<1> START!!!
<1> set download environment.
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> mibib download..
<1> 1/10 Finished.
<1> qcsbl download..
<1> 2/10 Finished.
<1> oemsbl download..
<1> 3/10 Finished.
<1> amss download..
<1> 4/10 Finished.
<1> arm11boot download..
<1> 5/10 Finished.
<1> boot.img download..
<1> 6/10 Finished.
<1> recovery.img download..
<1> 7/10 Finished.
<1> system.rfs download..
<1> 8/10 Finished.
<1> data.rfs download..
<1> 9/10 Finished.
<1> csc.rfs download..
<1> 10/10 Finished.
<1> reset pda..
<0> Started Timer
<1> Close serial port and wait until rebooting.
<1> PASS!!!
<0> Destroy instant..
<0> Killed timer

So that’s how I did it. Hopefully it’ll help someone else out there πŸ™‚
Enjoy !

Turut Merayakan HUT RI 66 : AhadPOS Dirilis

Menyambut & merayakan kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia yang ke-66, dengan gembira kami mengumumkan bahwa AhadPOS kini telah resmi dirilis.

AhadPOS v1.2.0 ]
Kode nama rilis ini adalah : β€œMinangkabau”

Tentang AhadPOS :
http://ahadpos.com/about/

Fasilitas support :
http://ahadpos.com/support/

Dokumentasi ringkas :
http://ahadpos.com/docs/

Mengapa Fokus Ke UKM ?

Sektor Retail UKM adalah salah satu sektor yang sudah terbukti cukup tahan terhadap beberapa gelombang krisis ekonomi yang terjadi. Ketika berbagai perusahaan raksasa kolaps secara spektakuler, berbagai retail UKM terus hidup. Beberapa bahkan menemukan / membuat peluang-peluang baru, dan menjadi lebih besar paska krisis.

Sektor ini juga sangat padat karya dan menghidupi sangat banyak orang. Bantuan serta dukungan untuk sektor ini akan membantu masyarakat secara luas.

Berikut adalah beberapa fakta seputar pentingnya UKM di Indonesia :

(a) UMKM menyumbang 53,32% PDB (sumber)
(b) Lebih fantastis lagi adalah ketika kita melihat angka penyerapan tenaga kerja – di berbagai daerah, secara konsisten UMKM menyerap lebih dari 95% tenaga kerja.
Di Sukabumi, UMKM bahkan menyerap 99% dari semua tenaga kerja.
(sumber)

Informasi lebih menarik datang dari BPS, yaitu :

# UKM adalah 99,9% dari pelaku usaha usaha Nasional
# Padat Karya : Mempekerjakan 96,95% dari total tenaga kerja
# Padat Karya : Mempekerjakan 90 juta orang (Usaha Besar: hanya 2 juta)
# Menyumbang Pendapatan Nasional sebesar 2000+ Trilyun

(sumber: BPS 2008)

Bantuan kepada sektor ini akan berdampak sangat luas. Karena itu Rimbalinux.com berkomitmen untuk berusaha mendukung mereka.

Masalah & Solusi

Salah satu masalah terbesar pada retail UKM adalah proses penjualan & kontrol stok (inventory control). Kontrol stok amat penting untuk mencegah kehilangan. Dan pada jangka panjang, kontrol stok yang baik bisa sangat membantu untuk optimalisasi stok.
Stok yang terkontrol dan optimal akan sangat membantu kelancaran cashflow, dan meningkatkan keuntungan.

Masalahnya, pekerjaan ini (kontrol stok) cukup memakan waktu, sehingga para pebisnis UKM sering menjadi segan untuk melakukannya. Dan implementasinya secara manual juga rentan kesalahan, dan juga sulit untuk menelusuri sumber kesalahannya.

Semua masalah ini bisa diatasi dengan mudah oleh sebuah sistem POS (Point Of Sales) yang terintegrasi. Tidak hanya berupa layar kasir / transaksi, namun juga sudah mencakup modul kontrol stok.

Pada saat ini, ada banyak masalah dengan berbagai sistem POS, baik yang open source maupun yang proprietary, seperti :

1. Fitur tidak lengkap
2. Reliabilitas
3. Data lock-in
4. Tidak bisa dikembangkan
5. Harga

Software AhadPOS akan memecahkan semua masalah ini, karena dibuat dengan berdasarkan pengalaman langsung dari beberapa UKM di lapangan, dan tersedia dengan lisensi yang bebas (GPL).

Selamat menikmati, dan, Merdeka !!

Lampiran : foto-foto pameran AhadPOS, gedung JCC,
Acara PPKI (Pekan Produk Kreatif Indonesia), 23-27 Juni 2010

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Pameran AhadPOS @ JCC, a set on Flickr.

Di PPKI (Pekan Produk Kreatif Indonesia), 23 – 27 Juni 2010

Jumat Pagi Bersama Ulil

Siapa yang tidak kenal dengan Ulil Abshar Abdalla ? Salah satu tokoh JIL ini sudah dikenal karena berbagai kegiatan & pernyataannya. Selain di media konvensional, saat ini Ulil juga cukup aktif di Internet, termasuk di berbagai situs social media.

Suatu hari saya membaca tweet berikut ini dari account Ulil :

Ulil: If Muslim dictators kill their people, Muslim tend to shut up. When the world tries to stop them kill, they shout: INTERVENTION! Gosh!

Saat itu adalah pagi hari Jumat, 25 Maret 2011. Suasananya adem & tenang, jadi menggugah saya untuk mendiskusikan pendapat tersebut diatas.
Ketika itu saya kira balasan saya tidak akan ditanggapi oleh Ulil, tapi tidak apa, yang penting saya sudah menyampaikan pendapat saya. Yaitu :

Saya: Sejahat2nya Saddam, dia tidak spt GW Bush yg bantai ratusan ribu orang & bikin jutaan lainnya jadi pengungsi. Hm ? Gosh !

(http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51059424663584768)

Saya: Intervensi langgar konsep kedaulatan / sovereignty. People have the right to sort out their own problems. Gosh !

(http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51060190732230656)

Lalu saya melanjutkan rutinitas pagi saya dengan santai, dan bersiap-siap untuk sarapan…. ketika kemudian saya sadar bahwa ternyata tweet saya dibalas oleh Ulil ! Ups πŸ™‚

Ulil: But yes, you’re right, Muslim suffer from amnesia a lot. When Muslim dictators killed their people, they tend to shut up!

(http://twitter.com/#!/ulil/status/51066382632230912)

Pagi hari Jumat itu tiba-tiba menjadi jauh lebih menarik πŸ™‚

Selama beberapa jam setelah itu, kami saling kirim mengirim tweet. Sampai saya luput sarapan πŸ˜€ dan terpaksa minta izin pamit dulu kepada Ulil :

Saya: Yeah, but you have had your muffin, and I haven’t mine (breakfast). Slow down ! πŸ˜€

(http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51085648727257089)

Diskusi saling tukar pikiran kemudian terus berlanjut kembali dengan seru, sampai akhirnya kami sepakat untuk saling tidak setuju (agree to disagree) πŸ™‚
No problem, tiap orang punya hak untuk punya pemikirannya sendiri-sendiri.

Terlampir adalah beberapa kutipan diskusi tersebut.
Selamat menikmati….


Ulil : If Muslim dictators kill their people, Muslim tend to shut up. When the world tries to stop them kill, they shout: INTERVENTION! Gosh!

Saya : Intervensi langgar konsep kedaulatan / sovereignty. People have the right to sort out their own problems. Gosh !

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51060190732230656


Ulil : If Muslim dictators kill their people, Muslim tend to shut up. When the world tries to stop them kill, they shout: INTERVENTION! Gosh!

Saya : http://www.crethiplethi.com/islamic-union-students-protest-massacre-of-libyans-by-gaddafi-regime/islamic-countries/iran-islamic-countries/2011/

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51075936921206784


Ulil : most people killed after the US invasion of Iraq was caused by civil war between warring groups of Syiah and Sunni.

Saya : Which would not happen if Saddam was not removed by USA, right ? Gosh !

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51070936765579264


Ulil : Who says sovereingty is a sacred principle? It’s just a modern myth. It becomes a pretext used by dictators to kill their people!

Saya : Then why bother with countries at all ? Let’s invade everyone & create Earth nation ! That’s what Nazi tried anyway.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51075445055172608


Ulil : Who say Arab can take care of their own problem? Is sending troops by Saudis to Bahrain to kill protestors part of that care?

Saya : Don’t tell me you forgot about Egypt already πŸ™‚ And Tunisia.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51074644026998784


Ulil – Intervention is not ideal, but less evil than letting dictators killing their people or other kind of atrocities!

Saya : And who are you to #judge other people’s affairs? Principles, like sovereignty, are there for good reason.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51074205999050752


Ulil : No, Saddam invaded Kuwait without approval of anyone. It was only him going mad and delusional!

Saya : WikiLeaks begs to differ with you:
http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/us-asked-saddam-to-invade-kuwaitwiki-leaks/

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51073932345876480


Ulil : First of all, Saddam invaded his neighbor, Kuwait. Forgot this? Second, he killed his own people for years. Forgot this too?

Saya : Kuwait was invaded under approval of USA. Forgot this?

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51070300678393856


Ulil : First of all, Saddam invaded his neighbor, Kuwait. Forgot this? Second, he killed his own people for years. Forgot this too?

Saya : USA should have principles like the “Prime Directive”. Arabs now have proven that they can take care their OWN problems, right ?

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51071240332509184

Prime Directive :

The Prime Directive is not just a set of rules; it is a philosophy and a very correct one. History has proven again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous.” — Jean-Luc Picard


Ulil : US is not an angel but it’s the only country that has the best military prowess today. And that entails responsibility.

Saya : And have they acted responsibly? So far, the Palestinians would say no.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51081070107561984


Ulil : Palestine problem needs separate discussion. Don’t lump everything in one basket!

Saya : Nope, it’s an excellent example of how USA does #not wield their power responsibly, but by using #DoubleStandards instead.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51082583580213248


Ulil : All counries practice double standard, not only the US. Even Muslims use double or even multiple standards too in judging events.

Saya : That’s no justification to make it (#DoubleStandard) right πŸ™‚

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51083659968643072


Ulil : You haven’t said your words about what’s the best way to stop genocide. Is intevention is not justified at all in such situation?

Saya : Only on #true cases of genocide, example: Nazi vs Jews. Intervention should be an #exception not the norm !

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51084317903953920

Genocide :
any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.


Ulil : And what’s that other country with no big business interest behind it that have military ability and willingness to stop atrocities?

Saya : I thought that’s what The UN are for ? (but first we need to wean them off USA’s money though)

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51089016136802304


Ulil : What if UN, due to its lack of capability, is unable to fulfill its mission to protect lives of people from their dictators?

Saya : Then its lack of capability is our fault, and we must rectify that – empower The UN more πŸ™‚

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51098199636717568


Ulil : Yes, because US has big power, it has big responsibility to stop atrocities in Libya. Right? Who else will be able to do?

Saya : Someone else with no Halliburton/Exxon/etc piggy-backing them, preferably πŸ™‚

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51085242269843456


Ulil : And what’s that other country with no big business interest behind it that have military ability and willingness to stop atrocities?

Saya : In case of inter-national affair, The UN is the #democratic institution which has most right to take on issues on this level.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51098930636800000


Ulil : Killing in Libya cannot wait for the fix of UN. The moral responsibility lies now on countries with best military power.

Saya : You believe on getting to the end, no matter how / the means. That’s fine. I believe in the process.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51104189643898881


Ulil : Anyway, I agree with coalition’s attack to stop Qadhafie from killing his own people. You may have diff. oponion, and that’s OKAY.

Saya : I fully agree as well that you full right to have your own opinions. Thanks.

http://twitter.com/#!/hsuf/status/51081279692738560

SOLUSI: Wifi lambat di Ubuntu Linux

Tadi pagi saya melakukan transfer file dari komputer server di rumah via Hotspot. Tapi, kecepatan transfer yang didapat hanya sekitar 100 KBps. Lho, kok parah sekali ya ? Hm…

Untungnya di Linux, kita bisa cari tahu sumber masalahnya dengan mudah.
Jadi, mari kita buka layar Terminal πŸ™‚ dan ketikkan perintah berikut ini di komputer server tersebut :

iwconfig wlan0

Maka kemudian muncul informasi berikut ini di layar Terminal di komputer :

$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"linksys007"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:1C:10:66:CC:44
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=47/70 Signal level=-63 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Aha, langsung kelihatan ada informasi yang menarik disitu : Bit Rate=1 Mb/s, ternyata Wifi di komputer server kecepatannya saat ini hanya 1 Mbps = 128 KBps.
Pantesan lambat sekali πŸ™‚

Solusinya mudah sekali, yaitu cukup ketik baris berikut ini di Terminal untuk set kecepatan Wifi server menjadi 54 Mbps :

sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M

Selesai !
Setelah itu proses transfer file dari komputer server tersebut langsung ngebut tidak terkira πŸ˜€ sukses !

IPv6-ready : Yours Truly

Thanks to a new facility in Dreamhost.com, this blog is now IPv6-ready ! πŸ™‚

(1) “What’s the meaning of that ?“. Well, basically now you can also access this blog via its IPv6 address, which is :

2607:F298:0001:0107:0000:0000:02FF:2B5A

(2) “Cool ! I’d like to do that too, how ?” – if your website is hosted in Dreamhost.com as well, then it’s really easy.

On the “Manage Domain” menu, find your domain name; then click “Add IP” link. See the screenshot on the right for example.

And that’s it πŸ™‚

(3) “Why ?” – alright, this will take some time. Bear with me πŸ™‚

This morning, I got news that IANA just handed it’s last IP blocks to APNIC. Now they have ZERO block available for further allocation.

It may sound nothing of importance, until you find out that the Internet runs on IP addresses πŸ™‚

Imagine for a moment, if houses have no street names, and no number. How would Mr. Postman deliver the packages ?

Same thing with Internet – when new IP address / street names are no longer available, you can not build new streets. Therefore, we’ll be stuck with existing streets only.

The Internet will stop growing.

This may still sound like nothing of importance though – until you realize that, in the last few years, The Internet has been expanding like an exploded nuclear bomb. Suddenly, everyone and their pet got connected to the Internet – Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Suddenly, we can do everything on the Internet – do groceries, buy car (I know I did), revolt (hello Tunisians & Egyptians), shop for music, watch TV, do Xmas shopping, play games with friends, get involved in many communities, etc.

A sudden halt to all these can have a devastating impact to many. Especially businesses, big & small ones alike.

Thankfully, the clever people of The Internet has foresaw this, and devised the solution since 1996. Let us welcome The IPv6.
While IPv4 only has 4 billion of available addresses, IPv6 have 340 undecillion addresses.

“340 undecillion addresses” – to find out how many that is, try writing “34” followed by 37 zeroes. No, I don’t feel like writing out THAT many zeroes πŸ™‚ so, you do that, heh.
Another way to imagine that kind of number is this – if IPv4 is the size of a golf ball, then IPv6 is the size of the Sun (and remember that 1 million Earths can be fit inside the Sun !)

Crazy, I know. But better to overkill rather than face this exhaustion problem again, right ? Right ?

Anyway, back to IPv4 — with the old addresses taken & gone with such speed, we need to start transition to IPv6, like, YEARS ago. But somehow many of us managed not to.
Sure, many of the foundations are ready & in places – the routers, Linux, etc. However, if the houses themselves continue to ignore IPv6, then we’ll risk a parallel Internet : A vast IPv6 world with nothing in it, and a small IPv4 world, crowded & jammed.

So I decided to chip in and do my bit – I’ve booked an IPv6 address for my blog. So when the world moved to IPv6, then this website is ready to welcome you.

Let’s start moving ! πŸ™‚

Happy 10th Birthday !

How time flies ! I just realized that today marked the 10th birthday of this blog – yes folks, I’ve been blogging for 10 years now. Wow !

If this blog is a kid, he’d be on 5th grade now, he he.
If it’s a car though, then it’s probably time to change to a new one, oops πŸ˜€ just kidding, I have had so much fun here, no way I’d left this blog alone.

So I’d like to say THANK YOU, my loyal visitors, for making this blog as it is today. I’ve got an amazing amount of feedback, critiques, information, and even awesome stories, from YOU. Not even money would get me that, it’s so priceless.

Thank you again, and here’s hoping for an even brighter future for all of us.
Cheers !

            








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