Interesting ways to use Google Docs

This is one of the example on how you can implement Google Docs in classroom.
The presentation was posted on Googledocs.blogspot.com by Tom Barrett, Assistant Headteacher of ?

I hope this help.



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Anyway, there are lots of website / blogs out there giving free tutorial on googledocs. Some of the are really quite helpful. You can find them here
and here.

Belajar menggunakan spreadsheet dalam Google Doc

Berikut adalah contoh form yang dibina menggunakan fungsi Form di dalam Spreadsheet Google Doc.

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The nerd quotes

  • There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t
  • If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
  • I’m not anti-social; I’m just not user friendly
  • My software never has bugs. It just develops random features
  • Roses are #FF0000 , Violets are #0000FF , All my base belongs to you
  • In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?
  • Hand over the calculator, friends don’t let friends derive drunk
  • I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code
  • Enter any 11-digit prime number to continue…
  • The box said ‘Requires Windows Vista or better’. So I installed LINUX

When I Click the Close Window Icon My Program Doesn't Go Away

If your application seems to hang, and the window won't go away keep clicking the X icon. After a few seconds a dialog box should appear to indicate the program has become inactive and asking if you want to close it.
If this does not work, you can use xkill to stop it. Press Alt+F2, type xkill, and press Enter. Your mouse cursor changes to a small skull and crossbones. Click the offending application window, and it will finally be banished to that place where naughty applications wallow.

I Deleted Something in the File Manager, but I Don't See the Extra Disk Space

When you delete files in the file manager, they are copied to the wastebasket. To finally delete them, right-click the wastebasket in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and click Empty the Wastebasket. A dialog box pops up asking you to confirm the deletion. Click the Empty the Wastebasket button, and the files are removed.
Another Version of Ubuntu is Out-How Do I Upgrade to It?

If a new version of Ubuntu is released, the update manager will notify you via an upgrade notification pop-up bubble. To upgrade, click the Upgrade button, and follow the instructions.

If you want to manually upgrade, first find out the codename for the next version of Ubuntu (in the same vain as Warty, Hoary, Breezy, and Dapper). Now open /etc/apt/sources.list, and replace the word "dapper" with the new codeword. Now run:

foo@bar:~$ sudo apt-get updates

This command updated your package list. Now upgrade the system:

foo@bar:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

You are asked if you wish to continue. Press Y, and then press Enter to continue. Your entire system is now upgraded.

As Usual...

Remember to back up all your important files before doing a distribution upgrade!

EONBANK problem

3 hari lepas saya transfer duit dari maybank2u ke akaun semasa saya di EONBANK. Saya dah biasa transfer duit ni sebab setiap bulan saya gunakan saluran ini untuk membayar "hire-purchase" kereta dan kad kredit EONBANK.

Namun, saya terkejut kerana sehari selepas itu, semasa saya memeriksa akaun Maybank2u saya, wang tersebut dikembalikan (rejected).

Saya pun menelefon Service Centre EONBANK di nombor 0327829464. Saya disapa dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Namun saya memilih untuk bercakap dalam Bahasa Melayu walau pun saya boleh bertutur B, Inggeris. Saya dilayan dalam B. Melayu oleh seorang perempuan dalam pelat Cina yang pekat. Setelah menerangkan masalah saya, beliau meminta nama, no.kad pengenalan dan no. akaun semasa serta nama ibu.

Hmm.. siapa ingat no. akaun semasa? Bukannya ada buku akaun pun. Saya pun malas nak buka Maybank2u untuk lihat no akaun tersebut. 

Setelah saya jelaskan saya tidak ingat no. akaun tersebut, beliau meminta pula no. akaun Kad Kredit saya. Kad kredit ini saya jarang guna dan saya simpan dalam almari. (saya dah ada 3 kad krdit lain yang biasa saya pakai). Kad kredit EONBANK ini saya guna hanyalah sebagai 'backup'.

Jadi  untuk saya mengambil kad tersebut, memakan beberapa ketika. Tiba-tiba talian senyap. Beliau telah mematikan talian ???

Kemudian setelah saya mendapat kad kredit tersebut, saya telefon kembali, dan kali ni dilayan oleh seorang lelaki (juga dalam pelat Cina).

Saya terpaksa menerangkan kembali masalah saya. Dan kali ini tanpa meminta apa-apa maklumat beliau dengan tegas menerangkan terdapat masalah untuk akaun semasa pada masa ini dan masalah ini hanyalah untuk hari tersebut.

Oleh kerana jawapan beliau amat tegas dan yakin, maka, saya pun terkedu dan diam sahaja. Mungkin ada benarnya.

Hari ini, 27 September, saya telefon kembali Service Centre apabila akaun semasa saya belum disenaraikan dalam Internet Banking EONBANK.

Seperti biasa, saya disapa dalam Bahasa Inggeris dan dilayan oleh seorang perempuan yang agak pelat juga Berbahasa Melayu. Cuma kali ini saya tidak dapat mengagak pelat itu pelat kaum apa. (Di akhir perbualan, saya mendapat tahu namanya adalah ARUNA; err, bukan Melayu agaknya)

Setelah menerangakan masalah saya satu persatu dari awal, beliau meminta maklumat-maklumat saya. Setelah beberapa ketika, beliau mengatakan akaun semasa saya telah dibatalkan!!!

DIBATALKAN???? Siapa yang batal? Kenapa dibatalkan?

Beliau bertanya jika saya ada meminta agar akaun saya dibatalkan. Untuk apa saya nak akaun itu dibatalkan? Itukan akaun yang saya selalu guna setiap bulan untuk terima wang dari Maybank2u untuk membayar kereta dan kad kredit saya? Menurut beliau lagi, akaun itu dibatalkan di cawangan asal akaun saya. Saya perlu ke cawangan itu untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini.

Apa yang terjadi sebenarnya? Kenapa pula saya perlu ke cawangan semata-mata menyelesaikan masalah yang ditimbulkan oleh pegawai EONBANK? Saya mula naik darah dan enggan meletakkan diri saya dalam kesusahan disebabkan oleh orang lain.

Saya kemudiannya meminta no telefon untuk membuat aduan, kerana saya yakin ini adalah satu kesilapan di pihak EONBANK. Akaun saya selalu aktif, jadi kenapa pula dibatalkan oleh pegawai EONBANK?

Lagi pun, saya tidak menggunakan akaun itu untuk apa-apa tujuan selain menerima wang dan membayar kereta dan kad kredit.

Maka, beliau memberikan no telefon cawangan tersebut. Saya tegaskan saya mahukan no. telefon HQ sebab saya nak adukan terus. Ini adalah satu kesilapan di pihak EONBANK. Saya nakkan suatu gantirugi. Siapa nak bayarkan bil telefon saya selama 1/2 jam ni?


Akhirnya, beliau memberikan no. telefon bahagian akaun HQ. Tetapi saya perlu telefon hari Isnin pula.

Hmm.. rumit sungguh EONBANK. Tobat lepas habis bayar kereta ni tak nak dah berurusan dengan EONBANK. Serik dah.

1. Sebagai seorang pelanggan Melayu saya lebih selesa dengan operator dari Service Centre ni fasih berbahasa Melayu. Payah nak adukan apa-apa jika kita pun tak berapa faham apa pegawai tu nak.

2. Saya rasa EONBANK ini mengamalkan pilih kasih sebab sudah 5-6 kali saya telefon eonbank, semuanya dijawab oleh pegawai bukan melayu. Mana pegawai Melayu nya? Saya bukan perkauman, saya cuma bosan cuba mengagak apa yang pegawai pelat tu nak saja.

3. EONBANK, tolonglah dapatkan pegawai yang fasih berbahasa Melayu.

4. Saya tak puas hati dengan pegawai Lelaki yang pelat Cina tu. Cakapnya seolah-olah nak halau saya saja.


* Saya tidak gunakan istilah perempuan atau lelaki Cina atau India sebab saya tidak tahu siapa mereka sebenarnya dan saya bukanlah seorang yang bersifat perkauman. Cuma saya agak kecewa mereka tidak fasih berbahasa Melayu sehingga menyebabkan saya sedikit hairan mereka boleh bekerja di PR (Service Centre). Bagi saya amatlah tidak sesuai jika sekadar boleh berbahasa Melayu. Customer Service  wajib fasih.

p/s: Sebelum ini ada satu lagi masalah berkenaan permohonan kad kredit EONBANK. Sungguh lembab dan rumit. Kad Kredit EONBANK yang saya mula-mula sekali apply cuma dapat selepas saya dapat 3 kad kredit lain dari bank-bank lain. Itu pun lepas saya buat aduan. HUH!!

EONBANK HAMPEH!!

I Tried to Upgrade My System, but I Get an Error

If you try to install some software or upgrade your computer, and you get an error, the package manager may have tied itself in a knot. To try and resolve this, open a terminal, and run the following commands:

foo@bar:~$ sudo apt-get update
foo@bar:~$ sudo apt-get -f install

The first command updates your package list, and the second command tries to fix your package manager. If this is successful the packages that failed will be installed correctly.
In addition to these commands, you can reconfigure any packages that have not yet been configured by running:

foo@bar:~$ sudo dpkg -configure -pending

How Can I Automatically Login Without Having to Enter My Login Details?

If logging in is a drag for you, click System > Administration > Login Screen Setup, and select the Login a User automatically on first bootup checkbox. In the checkbox below it, select the user who should be logged in automatically.

Be careful when automatically logging in-anyone will have access to the computer when it is started. If you would prefer certain people not have access to the computer, automatically logging in may not be such a good idea.

Automatically Logging in Root

In the Security tab of the window, you can allow root to login automatically. Although possible, this is not recommended due to the security implications. Automating a root login could allow anyone to tamper with your computer-so be careful!

My Screen Resolution Is Wrong

If your screen resolution is incorrect, click System > Preferences > Screen Resolution, and select a new resolution from the combo box.

If the box does not show the resolution that you want, refer to the recipe showing how to reconfigure your X server.

The Desktop Has Hung-What Do I Do?

In the rare situation that the desktop hangs, first try and restart it by pressing Alt-Ctrl-Backspace at the same time. This kills and restarts the X server. Another method of killing the X server is to press Alt+F2 to jump to a terminal, log in, and then run this command:

foo@bar:~$ /etc/init.d/gdm stop

This command stops the graphical login screen, which in turn stops the X server. You can restart it with this command:

foo@bar:~$ /etc/init.d/gdm start

How Do I Restore Something I Deleted in the File Manager?

When you delete something in Ubuntu, the files are not deleted immediately and are instead moved to the wastebasket. If you accidentally deleted your important report and want to avoid limb removal by your boss, open the wastebasket by double-clicking the small wastebasket icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and then drag your files back into the file manager. The world now returns to the happy place it was before you accidentally deleted your files.

I Can't See the Hidden Dot Files and Folders in the File Manager

Files and directories that begin with a dot (such as .openoffice2) are typically used to store settings and configuration details for a particular application. By default, the file manager does not show these files. So how do you view, move, and copy them? Simple. Just click View > Show Hidden Files, or press Ctrl-H and your hidden files are displayed.

Warning!

Don't ever mess around with hidden files and directories unless you know exactly what you are doing. Making the wrong move with one of these files or directories could break something!

How Do I Compile an Application?

When a distribution package is not available, the source code is always available to compile with Open Source applications. Compilation is the process of converting programming code into a program that you can run and use. Although it sounds like a devilishly difficult process, it is typically fairly simple.

You should first have a look on the application's Web page, or in the INSTALL or README file that is included with the code to see what software the application needs to run. When you know what is required, use Synaptic to search for the required tools. Many of the requirements will be software libraries (software that applications require to run), and these libraries typically have "lib" at the start of the package name. As an example, if you need to have the Vorbis audio codec installed, do a search in Synaptic for Vorbis, and libvorbis will be one of the packages. You should also install with -dev at the end of the package name (such as libvorbis-dev). These packages allow you to compile software for that library.

The process of compiling software involves three steps: 1) configuration, 2) compilation, and 3) installation. Open a terminal, move into the directory from which you extracted the source code, and configure it:

foo@bar:yourapp$ ./configure

When you run ./configure, it checks to see that you have all the required software. If it throws an error, it is likely that a required tool or library is missing. Find out what it is, and install it. Typically, configure will tell you what you need to install.

If the configure script works fine, compile the code with this command:

foo@bar:yourapp$ make

If a problem appears when compiling the software, it may be a bug or problem in the source code. It is best to refer your problem to the author of the code for further help.
If the compile process was successful, install the application with this command:

foo@bar:yourapp$ sudo make install

The software is now fully installed.

Quick Tip

If you want to ensure you have all the right tools installed to build your application, run the following command:

foo@bar:~$ sudo apt-get build-dep packagename

I Downloaded an Autopackage But I Don't Know How to Run It

Official Ubuntu circle with wordmark. Replace ...Image via WikipediaAutopackages are software packages that install on any Linux distribution, including Ubuntu. Autopackages offer an ideal way of installing software on your system that is not available via Synaptic. If you need something Synaptic can't offer, Autopackages are a great alternative.

Replacing an Application with an Autopackage

If you are running an existing application that was installed via Synaptic, and you want to replace it with an Autopackage, make sure that you uninstall the application first with Synaptic. Autopackage does not work in conjunction with Synaptic, so ensure that you remove any applications before you install the Autopackage.

When you find an Autopackage that you want to install, download it to your desktop. Now, right-click the package, and select Properties. In the Permissions tab, select the Execute checkbox on the Owner row. Now close the dialog box, and double-click the package.

The installation program now begins, and you can just follow the on-screen instructions.


How Can I Test That an ISO File Works?

Open a terminal, and then go to the folder where the ISO image has been downloaded. As an example, if you saved it to your disk in Firefox, it will have saved it to the Desktop folder in your home folder:

foo@bar:~$ cd Desktop

To test that the ISO image works, you are going to mount it and access the files in a particular folder. First, create this folder:

foo@bar:~$ mkdir test_iso

Now mount it on that folder:

foo@bar:~$ sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 my_iso_file.iso test_iso

That's it! Now you can browse the folder test_iso.

Verifying the ISO

To verify the iso, fire up a terminal, and run the following command:

foo@bar:~$ md5sum my_iso_file.iso

Wait a little while and Ubuntu will print a "word" that is 33 characters long. Now go to the site  from which you downloaded the file, and compare this word with the md5sum given by the owner of the iso file, usually a file named MD5SUMS. The words should match. 

Nautilus Is Painfully Slow-How Can I Make It Run Faster?

There are a number of options you can deactivate to make using Nautilus a faster process. First, click Edit > Preferences, find the tab marked Preview, and click on it. If Show Text in Icons (the first option) is enabled it will preview some of the contents of text documents in their icons. Set this option to Never. Next, there's an option called Show Thumbnails. This option will preview image files as thumbnails. Set this option to Never to further improve the speed of Nautilus browsing. If enabled, the option Preview Sound Files will make it possible to preview sound files without actually opening them. Set this to Never as well. The last option, Count Number of Items, shows how many items are within the folders listed in the directory you're currently browsing. Set this to Never.

If you are still not satisfied with the speed of Nautilus, you could check out some other file managers, such as Rox Filer or Thunar.

Add TrueType Fonts to Your Desktop Quickly

Fonts have a huge impact on how attractive and usable your desktop is. Although Ubuntu comes with a range of high quality fonts, you may want to install some additional fonts. This is often the case when you need to use a specific company font. On modern OS, most fonts come in the form of TrueType fonts. Ubuntu offers full support for TrueType fronts, and it is simple to add new fonts.
To add a font, press Alt+F2. In the resulting dialog box type fonts:///, and press Enter. A font folder opens up. Drag and drop your new font(s) to the folder that opens up.

To check to see if the new fonts are installed, press Alt+F2, and in the dialog box type ~/.fonts. You should see your new font in the folder that appears. Try out the new font in an application such as GIMP. You will have to restart open applications before they detect the new fonts.

Note

If you perform these steps as an ordinary user, the fonts will only be available to your user account.

I Want to Install an Application That Is Not In Synaptic

Synaptic Package Manager 0.61 on ubuntuAlthough Synaptic contains a huge selection of packages, sometimes the package you need is not included. The first thing you should check is that you have enabled the additional repositories such as universe and multiverse. Open Synaptic from System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. Now click Settings > Repositories > Add. Ensure that all of the Components check-boxes are selected. See https://wiki.Ubuntu.com/AddingRepositoriesHowto for more details.

The Repository Run-Down

The universe repository contains the thousands of packages that are part of the Debian distribution, upon which Ubuntu is based. All of these packages are entirely free and supported by a community of Ubuntu contributors.
The multiverse repository contains a number of packages that are freely available to download but are not fully Open Source. If you only want to run Open Source software, you may not want to use this repository.

If you have enabled these extra repositories and your package is still not there, have a quick hunt around with a search engine to see if you can find a repository (known as a Debian or APT repository) for your package. If you find one, use the Repositories dialog box you have just played with to add the new repository, and then use Synaptic to install the package.

If no repository is available, look for a Debian package (.deb) for the application. If you find one, download it, and double-click it to install. If no Debian Package exists, look for an Autopackage. (Details about Autopackage installation are in the next section.)

Finally, if all else fails, download the source code and compile it.

How Do I Install a Package? In Ubuntu, Literally!

In Ubuntu, all components (applications, documentation, artwork, etc.) are split up into separate packages. Each package serves one purpose. For instance the package Firefox contains Mozilla Firefox, and Ubuntu-audio contains the Ubuntu default audio theme.

To install a program, select Applications > Add/Remove. When asked for a password, enter your login password. Select a category in the left pane. This corresponds to the Applications menu. Click an empty checkbox for any application you want in the upper right pane to select it for installation. Or deinstall an application by deselecting the application's checkbox. Nothing will actually happen until you click Apply or OK. A dialog box lists the pending changes, and if you click OK the required packages are downloaded and installed (or deinstalled if that's what you chose). When it's finished, click Close.

If you can't find what you're looking for, enter a word into the search box in the upper right corner. For instance if you enter "picture," it will show the GIMP, a powerful tool to edit pictures. You can also search for a specific application, such as Patience.

When you still can't find it, or you want to install a package not listed in Add/Remove, click the Advanced button. You can also open Synaptic by selecting System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. Enter your login password if prompted.

First click the Reload button on the toolbar to download the latest package lists. To search for a package, click Search on the toolbar. For example, enter "Tux Paint," and click Search. Successive search queries are stored in the left pane, and the results are shown in the right pane. To install a package, click the box to the left of the name. Select Mark for Installation from the list. Synaptic will warn when other packages (dependencies) have to be installed for the package you want to install. Click Mark to automatically mark the required packages for installation. The package you've selected is highlighted in green. Packages marked for removal appear in red. For Tux Paint, you see two other packages highlighted in green. Other required packages marked for installation do not appear in the search results for Tux Paint, because they are not specifically made for Tux Paint, and hence can also be used by other applications.

To browse for packages click Components in the lower left corner. The categories presented in the left pane are not corresponding to the Applications menu. The "universe" and "multiverse" categories hold packages not supported by Ubuntu. It is advisable only to install them if you know what you are doing.

When you have selected a package, a description is shown in the bottom pane. To obtain more detailed information (such as the download and installed size), click Properties on the toolbar.

When you are done marking packages, click Apply on the toolbar. This opens a dialog where you can see the pending changes. If you are sure, click Apply. The required packages are then downloaded and installed. When it's finished, click close. 

I Tried to Use a Word or PowerPoint Document, and the Fonts Are All Wrong

When loading Microsoft Office documents in OpenOffice.org, the document may require Windows fonts that are not on your system. Many of these fonts are available online and can be automatically downloaded with the msttcorefonts package from the multiverse repository.

When you install msttcorefonts, it automatically downloads and installs the following common Windows fonts:
  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings
With the installation complete, restart X, and the fonts are available.

When I Start My Computer I Get Text Instead of a Graphical Interface

The graphical interface used in Ubuntu comes in two parts: X and GNOME. The X server is an underlying chun of software that ensures your graphics card and monitor work, and it provides a base for GNOME to run on. The GNOME desktop uses X as an engine to create the rich desktop platform you have been using. If you start the computer and you can only see text and no graphical interface, this is a problem with X.

First reboot your computer to see if that fixes the problem. When your computer has booted, if you still have the same problem, Ubuntu may have told you that it cannot start X. If you did not see this message, press Ctrl-Alt-F7 to see if you can access the graphical interface. If this does not work, there is a configuration problem with X.
X stores its configuration in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Before you fiddle with your configuration, it is always wise to make a backup of the file. Even if X is not starting, some other parts of the configuration may be working fine.

foo@bar:~$ cd /etc/X11
foo@bar:~$ sudo cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.old

First you move to the /etc/X11 directory and then you use the cp command to copy the existing file (xorg.conf) to a backup file (xorg.conf.old). You now have both an xorg.conf and an xorg.conf.old with the same information in them.

Now run the X configuration process:

foo@bar:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

A configuration routine will start, and you should experiment with different settings in the routine. Unfortunately, we don't have the space to cover X configuration in detail, so refer to https://wiki.Ubuntu.com/DebuggingXAutoconfiguration.

Restricted Drivers

Ubuntu only ships with fully Open Source graphics drivers. There are, however, closed source drivers available for ATI and NVidea cards. For more information about these drivers, visit the respective manufacturer's Web site.

Disable Ubuntu splash Screen

The Ubuntu Desktop is simple, uncluttered, and...brown

If you have problems with this splash screen, you can disable it. To do this, load the /boot/grub/menu.lst file into a text editor, and scroll to the bottom of the file. You should see a line such as this:

kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-10-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash

Just remove the splash word from the line and restart your computer. Now plain text boot messages are displayed when the system starts.

I Am Running Out of Disk Space-How Do I Free Up Some Space?

If you are concerned you may be running out of disk space, there are a few techniques that you can use to clear some room. Before you do anything you should get a report of how much disk space is available. Load up a terminal, and run the following command:

foo@bar:~$ df -h

The df command prints a listing of the free space on your disk. By passing it the -h option, more readable file sizes are displayed (e.g., 9.5G as opposed to 9887776). In addition to the file size, a percentage of how much space is left is displayed. If the line with / in the Mounted On column is nearing 100 percent, you need to clear some room. The / partition is where most of the software is installed.

The first thing you should do is to clean out your package cache. Every time a package is downloaded with Synaptic or with the automatic upgrade manager, it is stored in /var/cache/apt/archives/. You can clean out these packages without affecting your system. Just run the following command:

foo@bar:~$ sudo apt-get clean

With the package cache cleaned, you should now look for the largest directories on your system. This is where the command line can really come into its own. Run the following command:

foo@bar:~$ du -h /home | sort -nr | less

The du command lists disk usage for the /home directory (where users store their files). Again, the -h option makes the sizes more readable. The output of this command is fed into sort which organizes the output numerically (-n) and reverses the order (-r) to display the largest files first. Finally, the output is fed into less, which lets you scroll up and down through the listing.

Find the largest directories, and remove any unwanted files by either using the graphical file manager or the rm command.

A Graphical Option

A useful little tool called Baobab can be installed to provide a graphical means of exploring hard disk usage. Baobab also includes a script for Nautilus so that you can right-click a folder to use Baobab to explore that folder. Baobab is packaged and ready to install for Ubuntu-just use Synaptic to download and install it. 

Backing Up and Restoring Your Boot Sector

When GRUB runs, the boot sector part of your hard disk contains information about which OS you can boot. This sector sometimes gets corrupted due to a system crash or power loss and your computer won't boot. Luckily, with a few carefully chosen commands, you can back up and restore this important sector.
Back it up using this command:

foo@bar:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/hda of=MBR-backup bs=512 count=1

The dd command copies the sector from the first disk (/dev/hda-change this to your disk) and saves it as MBR-backup in the current directory.

Quick Tip

When referring to boot sectors you may see it prefixed as MBR-this is short for master boot record.
To restore the sector, run this command:

foo@bar:~$ sudo dd if=MBR-backup of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

When you boot your computer in rescue mode, you can use these command to manage your boot sector.

Know your Ubuntu. Troubleshooting Guide.

The Bootloader

If your system still fails to start, it is likely that your bootloader is broken. When you use a bootloader such as GRUB, a tiny file (called the boot sector) is copied into the very first part of your hard disk. If this file is broken or corrupted, your system often won't boot. Don't worry though, you can fix this! Restart your computer, and choose the newest rescue mode option. When using rescue mode, the system starts in a limited single-user command line mode. You can use this mode to fix any problems from the command line. In this case, you need to fix the GRUB bootloader.

To do this, go to /boot/grub, and load menu.lst in a text editor. Unfortunately we don't have the space to cover GRUB configuration here, so it is recommended that you consult the excellent documentation on the GRUB Web site at www.gnu.org/software/grub/.

wattOS: Light weight, Ubuntu-based distro

WattOS is a new Linux distribution that's based on Ubuntu, but designed for low-power machines. It has low system requirements, which means you can run it on older hardware. But the developers are also hoping to build advanced power management features into the OS so that you'll have a full Linux desktop experience without consuming much power (by today's computer standards).

The operating system comes in four flavors:

  • wattOS: The core operating system which features a Gnome desktop
  • mWattOS: Uses the Xfce interface
  • µWattOS: Features a command line interface and a light-weight GUI
  • Substation: A server edition
WattOS is currently available as a public alpha, which means there's still a lot of work to do, but the operating system is perfectly usable, if a little rough around the edges. It comes with a stripped down set of applications. For examle, instead of OpenOffice.org you get AbiWord and Gnumeric. But WattOS supports apt-get and the Synaptic Package Manager, which makes it easy to add additional applications.

Taburan Undi di Pusat Mengundi Permatang Pauh

Guar Perahu: Pengundi: 1907. Jumlah KeADILan 913, Akim 7, BN 726, Rosak 12

Saluran 1 -
KeADILan: 135
BN: 161,
Akim: 3

Saluran 2
KeADILan: 236
BN: 236
Akim: 2

Saluran 3
KeADILan: 284
BN 176
Akim: 2

Saluran 4
KeADILan 258
BN 153
Akim: 0,

Kuala Mengkuang: Pengundi: 2727. Jumlah; KeADILan 1207, Akim: 2, BN 1062, Rosak 14

Saluran 1
AKIM: 1,
KeADILan: 136,
BN 157,

Saluran 2
AKIM: o
PKR: 268
BN: 274,

Saluran 3
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 285,
BN 233,

Saluran 4
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 291,
BN: 192,

Saluran 5
Akim: 0
KeADILan: 227,
BN: 206

* Telok Wang: Jumlah pengundi: 599
Saluran 1

akin: 0,
KeADILan: 260 (pertama kali menang),
BN: 232
rosak

Mengkuang: Pengundi: 1901 KeADILan: 1037, Akim: 2, BN: 560, rosak: 14

Saluran 1
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 178,
BN: 115,
rosak: 5,

Saluran 2
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 267,
BN: 183,
rosak: 7.

Saluran 3
Akim: 0
KeADILan: 310,
BN: 136,
rosak: 1

Saluran 4
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 282,
BN: 126
rosak: 1

* Sungai Lembu: Pengundi: 509
Akim: 2,
KeADILan: 291,
BN: 124,
rosak: 5

Penanti: Pengundi: 1061. KeADILan: 549, Akim: 1, BN 253

Saluran 1
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 178,
BN 78,
rosak 4,

Saluran 2
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 192,
BN: mega_shok.gif.

Saluran 3
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 179,
BN 95,
rosak: 1.

Kubang Ulu: Pengundi:1423, undi pos 23. KeADILan: 788 Akim: 2 BN: 264, Rosak: 13

Saluran 1
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 181,
BN: 71,
rosak: 8,

Saluran 2
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 310,
BN: 105
rosak: 2,

Saluran 3
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 297,
BN: 88,
rosak: 3

Sungai Semambu:Jumlah Pengundi: 1872. KeADILan:1122, Akim: 2 BN: 360

Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 174,
BN: 81.

Saluran 2
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 303,
BN: 102.

Saluran 3
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 329,
BN: 87,
Rosak: 2,

Saluran 4
Akim: 0
KeADILan: 316
BN: 90,

Tanah Liat Mukim 9: Jumlah: Akim: 7, KeADILan: 965, BN: 531, Rosak: 17

Saluran 1
Akim: 5,
KeADILan: 134,
BN: 119
Rosak 7,

Saluran 2
Akim 1,
KeADILan: 267,
BN: 168,
Rosak: 4.

Saluran 3
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 294,
BN: 136,
Rosak: 4

Saluran 4
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 270,
BN: 108,
Rosak: 2

Berapit Road: Jumlah Pengundi: 1461. Penuh: Akim: 2, KeADILan: 922, BN: 117, rosak: 10.

Saluran 1
Akim: 0,
KeADILan: 204,
BN: 25.
rosak: 6.

Saluran 2
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 352,
BN: 37,
rosak: 2.

Saluran 3
Akim: 1,
KeADILan: 366,
BN: 55,
Rosak: 2

Keputusan Pilihanraya Kecil Permatang Pauh


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Ini keputusan RASMI.

Anwar ,PKR 31,195 undi => pertambahan 2283 undi berbanding Mac 2008

Arif Shah, BN 15,524 undi => pengurangan 1426 undi berbanding Mac 2008


Hanafi, AKIM 92 undi => hilang wang pertaruhan

Anwar menang dengan majoriti 15,671

% Keluar Mengundi : 81.01 => dulu 81.87 pengurangan 0.86% sahaja

Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, menang dahulu dengan majoriti 13,388 pada Pilihanraya Umum 8 March.

Pada pilihan raya umum 2004 pula, BN kalah dengan majoriti 590 undi
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Anwar will be making a statement shortly. Watch it on

http://www.ipglobal.tv/





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Bagaimana nak mula gunakan Linux Ubuntu

Untuk kali ini saya nak ceritakan bagaimana kita boleh gunakan Ubuntu Linux. Maklumat ini khas kepada rakan-rakan yang belum pernah gunakan Ubuntu.

Keperluan Komputer:

1. 384MB RAM
2. 4 GB ruang kosong Hardisk

Secara asasnya terdapat tiga (3) cara untuk menggunakan Ubuntu.

Cara pertama (1):

Gunakan Ubuntu menggunakan LIVE CD.

1. Shutdown Windows dan tutup komputer.

2. Buka balik komputer dan tekan kekunci untuk masuk ke dalam CMOS.
2.a - Kekunci untuk setiap komputer berbeza-beza mengikut model komputer. biasanya ia dipaparkan di skrin di bahagian bawah sekali untuk seketika, ketika komputer mula-mula di boot.
2.b - Ada yang menggunakan kekunci F2 atau F10 atau F12 atau DEL atau ESC. ada juga yang menggunakan kekunci gabungan seperti ALT+F10.

3. Setelah anda berada di CMOS, cuba cari pilihan untuk BOOT order. Tukar dan pastikan anda pilih CDROM / CDRW / DVDROM / DVDRW anda sebagai pilihan boot pertama dan Hardisk sebagai pilihan kedua.
3.a - Pastikan ANDA tidak mengubah benda-benda lain untuk mengelakkan masalah.

4. Masukkan CD Ubuntu ke dalam CD Drive.

5. Keluar daripada CMOS dan reboot komputer.

6. Sepatutnya pilihan untuk boot Ubuntu akan keluar. Tekan saja ENTER dan turuti arahan jika ada. Anda akan terus masuk ke dalam UBUNTU.

7. Anda boleh gunakan Ubuntu seterusnya. Tapi ingat, dalam mod LIVE CD, sebarang perubahan yang anda lakukan dalam Ubuntu akan hilang setelah anda tutup / reboot komputer.



Cara kedua (2):

1. Cara kedua adalah sama dengan cara pertama bermula dari langkah 1 - langkah 7.

2. Cuma dalam desktop Ubuntu anda akan dipaparkan dengan ikon Install . Klik pada ikon install dan ikuti arahan satu persatu.

3. Jika anda sudah ada Windows di install pada komputer anda, anda boleh pilih guided partition semasa pemilihan partition untuk install Ubuntu.

4. Selesai pemasangan, anda diminta keluarkan CD Ubuntu tadi dan REBOOT.

5. Setelah reboot, anda dipaparkan dengan pilihan untuk boot Ubuntu atau Windows.



Cara ketiga (3) :

1. Cara ketiga adalah cara kesukaan saya.

2. Boot Windows dan masukkan CD Ubuntu.

3. Kotak paparan untuk MENU PEMASANGAN dalam Windows akan dipaparkan.

4. Klik saja dan ikuti arahan-arahannya.

5. Selesai.


Ada cadangan lain?

Cara mudah menyembunyikan fail (Steganography)

Seperti yang diketahui, steganography ada seni menyembunyikan fail didalam gambar. Anda boleh rujuk dilaman wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography. Dibawah diterangkan cara mudah untuk memnyembunyikan fail (cara steganography).


1."Compress" fail yang hendak disembunyikan.(disini saya "compress" fail sembunyi.exe menjadi sembunyi.zip)
2. Ambil mana gambar yang hendak digunakan. (contoh disini love_u.jpeg)
3. Kemudian, masuk ke "command prompt(untuk windows)" (start -> run -> cmd (utk window)) / "CLI shell"

Jalankan arahan seperti dibawah.

copy /b love_u.jpeg + sembunyi.zip love_u_2.jpeg


*love_u_2.jpeg, adalah nama fail baru yang mengandungi fail tersembunyi.

4. Anda hanya dapat melihat fail lsembunyi.exe apabila membuka fail tersebut menggunakan "archiving utility".(disini saya mencuba buka menggunakan winzip & winrar)

Analisa.
Arahan "copy" akan menyalin kedua-dua file (love_u.jpeg dan sembunyi.zip) menjadi satu fail (love_u_2.jpeg). Fail ketiga akan bermula dengan "header" gambar. jadi apabila ianya dibuka cara biasa, ianya akan hanya memaparkan gambar.

Apakah RSS ?

RSS (Rich Site Summary) ialah satu format untuk penghantaran isi kandungan web yang sentiasa berubah-ubah. Kebanyakan laman-laman web berorientasikan berita, weblog (blog-blog, laman web dinamik) menerbitkan isi kandungan laman web mereka sebagai RSS Feed dan memberikannya kepada semua orang yang mahukannya.

Kenapa nak gunakan RSS?

RSS membolehkan kita 'menyedut' maklumat daripada laman-laman web yang kita minat dengan senang. Kita tidak perlu ke laman-laman web tersebut satu persatu untuk membaca.

Macam mana nak baca berita / cerita dari RSS?

Perisian Feed Reader atau News Aggregator diperlukan untuk 'menyedut' berita daripada pelbagai laman web. Perisian inilah yang akan memaparkan berita-berita ini kepada anda.

Terdapat pelbagai RSS Reader yang boleh di download dan digunakan. Ada juga yang berasaskan web seperti, My Yahoo, Bloglines, dan Google Reader.

Setelah kita ada perisian tersebut, kita perlu cari laman-laman web (seperti mindaict) yang menyediakan berita RSS.  Kebanyakan laman-laman web yang menyediakan RSS ini meletakkan satu ikon kecil dengan singkatan RSS, XML, atau RDF agar senang pembaca memasukkan alamat RSSnya ke dalam perisian tadi.

Contoh ikon-ikonnya adalah:


Introducing MindaICT newest blog writer.

Salam to all. It is a privilege for me to introduce Minda ICT newest blog writer, Payabunga. She will be handling the general Ubuntu tips category from now on. We hope with Payabunga with use, Minda ICT blog will be more organize in stepping on one more level. Welcome!

We are still waiting for a couple new bloggers to join us. If you are interested, please contact us. We are targeting on 10 new blog writers now to cater all the categories.

The categories are:

1. Windows apps - review on Windows applications
2. Windows tips - write about tips and tricks
3. Ubuntu apps
4. Mac OSX apps
5. Internet apps
6. Money making - Review on various programs
7. Malaysian issues
8. Other linux stuff
9.

If you think you can write something about the categories above, feel free to join Minda ICT as partners. Just contact us here.

And of course you can choose to write either in Malay or English, whichever you feel comfortable with.

Install wink in Ubuntu 64 Bit

To install wink in Ubuntu 32 bit, please read here. Unfortunately, wink doesn't support 64 bit but there is a workaround. You can use wink using Wine. This is how you can achieve that.

1. Install Wine with Synaptic or Adept
2. Download Wink Stable or unstable
3. Open Wink Installer with Wine and Install

How to install Wink in Ubuntu

Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

From the wink website:

    Wink requires GTK 2.4 or higher. The installer does not create any links/shortcuts. If you want shortcuts you will have to create them yourself. For a list of known issues in the linux version, view the readme.txt file in the wink directory after installation.

    If the NumLock key is switched on, hotkeys in Wink do not work under Linux. So make sure to turn off the NumLock key while capturing.

You can read all about Wink on its own web page here.

This tutorial is tested in Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.1 (i686), but I suppose it can be use on Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 (i686). For those using Ubuntu 64 bit, please read this.

How to install:

A. Use the Synaptic or Add/Remove
B. Use the Terminal

A. Use the Synaptic or Add/Remove


1. Open Synaptic or Add / Remove and search for `wink'.
2. Click Apply and install.
3. Wink will be in Graphic Menu.

B. Use the terminal

1. Open terminal.
2. Type and enter by lines

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wink

3. Wait the until the install finished
4. Find wink in Menu- Graphic - Wink

Bagaimana menukar fail .bin kepada .iso dalam ubuntu

Ini cara paling senang. Tukar dulu format .cue dan .bin kepada .iso
Gunakan bchunk. Kalau belum ada, install guna terminal

sudo apt-get install bchunk


Lepas tu guna arahan ni. 

bchunk tajukmovie.bin tajukmovie.cue movie

Itu sahaja.

Kalau nak lekap (mount) boleh sahaja guna

mount -t iso9660 -o loop [isofile] [mountpoint]

Kalau nak burn ke CD, gunakan GnomeBaker atau Brasero.

Polisi bertukar lagi : Language policy changed...again!

To join MindaICT, please give your name and email on this form.  :) Untuk memantapkan lagi blog mindaict ini, nampaknya polisi bahasa terpaksa ditukar lagi. Ini kerana ada beberapa emel dari rakan-rakan meminta agar kiriman dalam Bahasa Inggeris diteruskan.

Kebanyakan rakan-rakan yang meminta ini adalah dari luar negara. Jadi nampaknya kami akan teruskan dengan kiriman dalam BM dan BI.

Dengan ini juga kami menjemput mana-mana pembaca yang berminat untuk menjadi penyumbang karangan kepada MindaICT. Syaratnya senang sahaja, iaitu mestilah kiriman berteraskan tema ICT.

Setakat ini, ada seramai 3 penyumbang yang menggunakan emel untuk menghantar karangan mereka.

Untuk sertai MindaICT, senang sahaja, tinggalkan nama dan emel di borang ini.  :)

CA Anti-Virus Percuma Lesen untuk setahun

CA Anti-Virus dulunya dikenali sebagai eTrust® Anti-virus. Is adalah satu antivirus yang disasarkan kepada rangkaian setempat, dan tugas utamanya adalah untuk menghentikan dan membuang kod-kod merbahaya (virus) sebelum ia menjangkiti rangkaian atau komputer anda—mengecilkan risiko system downtime dan kos tindakbalas jangkitan.

Ciri-ciri CA Anti-Virus;
  • Mengesan virus, worm dan Trojan
  • Mengimbas emel secara automatik
  • Melindungi daripada virus-virus baru
  • Melindungi fail-fail, pindahturun dan kepilan emel
Computer Associates (CA) akan memberikan lesen PERCUMA selam setahun.

Untuk dapatkan lesen tersebut,  klik sini dan masukkan nama, emel, password dan lengkapkan borang yang disediakan.

Satu emel akan dihantar ke alamat emel yang anda berikan. Dapatkan alamat untuk memindahturun program bersama-sama lesennya dalam emel tersebut.

Dapatkan System Mechanic percuma untuk setahun.

System Mechanic adalah perisian untuk membaikpulih komputer agar sentiasa berada dalam keadaan paling baik. Ia akan membaiki semua ralat dan fragmentasi. Ia juga boleh membersihkan fail-fail sampah dan juga memperelokkan lagi keupayaan komputer anda agar ia menjadi lebih lancar dan laju.

 
Dapatkan lesen percuma di sini.  Manakala, pindahturun programnya di sini.

Saya nasihatkan anda membaca catatan saya di sini untuk mengetahui cara-cara untuk mendapatkan lesen percuma tersebut.

Antivirus iolo versi penuh dengan key 1 tahun percuma

iolo AntiVirus boleh membantu anda menghalang virus daripada menjangkiti komputer anda. Ia menggunakan teknologi real-time maju yang menyediakan perlindungan maksima dan boleh menghalang virus sebelum ia boleh masuk ke dalam komputer anda.

Bagaimana mahu mendapatkan Lesen iolo AntiVirus percuma:
  • Sila ke halaman ini dan klik punat Continue.
  • Anda akan dipaparkan dengan halaman tempahan. Jangan risau, sebab nilainya sudah disetkan kepada $0.00. Jadi abaikan paparan tersebut dan klik punat Secure Checkout.
  • Isikan borang selengkapnya. Pastikan anda gunakan email sebenar anda, sebab kod lesen akan di hantar ke emel anda itu. Klik punat  Continue.
  • Pastikan pilihan Email Delivery dipilih. Klik punat Continue.
  • Halaman Review Order akan dipaparkan. Klik pada punat Place Order.
  • Halaman Thank You akan dipaparkan bersama nombor tempahan anda.
  • Pindahturun iolo Antivirus jika anda belum pindahturun lagi.
  • Periksa emel anda, dapatkan kod lesen percuma anda dan masukkan ke dalam perisian iolo Antivirus.
Lesen ini hanya sah selama setahun dan boleh di pasang ke dalam 3 unit komputer. Jika anda mahu install ke dalam lebih banyak komputer, sila ulangi kaedah di atas menggunakan email lain.

51 tahun Kemerdekaan Malaysia

 
Klik untuk besarkan gambar

Salam buat semua pembaca. Ini logo untuk Sambutan Hari Merdeka Malaysia ke-51. motto tahun ini adalah PERPADUAN TERAS KEJAYAAN.
Logo ini dicipta oleh pereka-lukis Anuar Dan. Nak kenal Anuar Dan? Ni gambar beliau untuk tatapan semua.

Anuar Dan
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Malaysia,   KL
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Tel: 603- 8883 4541
(Eheh..promote Abang Anuar sikit...)

Nak tengok hasil kerja Anuar Dan tak? Kebetulan ada widget untuk itu, jadi saya sertakan sekali lah di sini.



Baiklah, itu pasal logo, lagu Hari Merdeka ke-51 pun dah ada. Lagu itu pun bertajuk Perpaduan Teras Kejayaan juga dan digubah oleh Pak Ngah (Suhaimi Mohd Zain) dan Loga (Lokman Ghani). Mereka ni selalu lah juga berganding bahu buat lagu. Biasanya Pak Ngah  gubah lagu Lokman Ghani cipta lirik. Ada yang tak kenal mereka? Ini gambar mereka.

Inilah Pak Ngah kalau nak kenal.

Ini pula Lokman Ghani.

Kalau nak dengar lagu tema Kemerdekaan Malaysia ke-51 ni boleh lah download atau dengar di sini. Ini saya dapat dari The Star Online
Klik di bawah untuk download atau dengar lagu di sini.
Lagu Hari Kebangsaan Ke-51

I tried Xubuntu yesterday.

Ubuntu-ThunarYou got it right. I tried Xubuntu yesterday. After installing Ubuntu on a 7 years-old P4 computer at the office (dual-boot with XP), I noticed the computer was having a bad time inhaling Ubuntu. It was processing everything slowly and the lags were annoying. The most pathetic part, Windows XP was running lightning fast on the same PC.

What did happened? All the hardware supported by Ubuntu and it's a P4 with 384MB of memory. It is not supposed to have any problems with processing efficiency and perfomance!

I started to scratch my head and looked into alternative. At first I wanted to try Ubuntu Lite, but the PC didn't have a CD burner and I did not bring my notebook. So, Xubuntu is the easiest change I could make to the PC.

From the website, it says, Xubuntu is Ubuntu for older PC. May be this is the solutions.

This is how I installed Xubuntu :

1. First I removed ubuntu-desktop
2. Then I installed xubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-artwork-usplash

The code :

I fire-up terminal by pressing ALT-F1, login with my username and password.

$ sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop $ sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop xubuntu-artwork-usplash
That's it, Xubuntu is now installed.

Now to login to Xface press ALT-F7 to back to gnome and press ALT-Ctrl-Backspace to restart X and login to Xface.

This will work with no problems. I select "xfce-session" from the login screen option to get into XFCE.



The major advantage I'm using Xubuntu is that I will not lose my documents, or any installed programs. I can also use existing programs under XFCE - for example, Open Office and Firefox. If I don't like it, and want to remove XFCE from my system, I can always use "sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop".

Now it's more like it. No lags and the system running much more faster now. Anyway, Firefox and its memory hogs is still there. I'm considering Seamonkey or Opera as the default browser now.

Change of blogging policy

I've just had a small online meeting with MindaICT Blog Network members. Although it is always our privileged to write about our interests but it seems we agreed to change our blog to more guided path today.

Language :

It has come to our attention that traffic from Malaysia is greatly decrease (-153%) for the past 2 months and may cause by the fact we have not write in Malay as much as before. The traffic from outside Malaysia is slightly increase to 30% from 22% only.

For that, we have agreed to change our posting back into Malay language. This proposal was favored by 3 out of 4 our members and will be evaluated and carried out for the two months.

Revenues :

The revenues also down to 90% and hit hard on us. So ads will be set up again to gain more revenues to maintain members interests. We also agreed to open up membership to two more persons maintaining promotions and advertisement column.

Interests :

The mindaICT interests is still the same. We will continue to blog on open source software and OS and also our daily interests.

Membership:

For now, there are only two place vacate.


Thank you for reading, and any comments are greatly welcome.

Hubungi Saya

Restructuring My Labels

I'm in the process of restructuring my blog labels now. My labels is somewhat is cluttering my eyes and I would like it to be more organize.

Perhaps the new labels will only cater the main interest and not-so specific items. Anyway, it is getting harder and harder to browse around more than 300 posts and I need to built a system which let me labels my blog easier.

I do hope this would help my reader to choose what to read. But if you have any good idea, feel free to comment this post and tell me your thought.

Blogger Error bX-d8g02x

Last night I tried to upload a new template for this blog and got Error bX-d8g02x. It is so frustrating as I would like to use it because it got star rating and inline comments. I thought it was the error cause by the templates at first, but heck, I was wrong.

After I did some sniffing around, I did this:

1. Log in to my Dashboard.
2. Went to layout.
3. Deleted/ removed all widget there. Yes, I mean all.
4. Uploaded the new template XML file again.
5. Viola! I got myself a new template.

Promosi : Get Rebate on Daftar Hosting / Domain

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Learn GIMP

A screenshot of the GIMP 2.2.8 raster graphic ...As you may noticed, I did not actively doing any posts lately. I am sorry about that but I have a good reason. I'm taking some learning curve on GIMP.

I do not want to use Photoshop and never use it for my work. Photoshop just don't get enough of my attention. I did installed it and although I was introduced and advised to use Photoshop for so many time, I just never understood it plus I did not want to pay for it. No offense to those Photoshop lovers out there. I know Photoshop can do many wonderful things, and sometimes do magic. But, yet all my previous image effects (during my windows time), was done through various image manipulator software, which I can get for free or as shareware.

Yes, I know- I know. I'm not starting a flame war here. I am just stating my personal opinions. Please do not get my wrong.

Now, the real deal. In Windows, I have to buy Photoshop in order to use it, but through Linux, GIMP already came pre-installed. So, I have the chance to get to know GIMP through Ubuntu recently and I must say, I got much interest in GIMP than I ever did in Photoshop. Why? Do not ask me, I just like it.

I am determine to learn GIMP and going to invest my time learning it. So, wish me good luck guys. I will post my progress here and may be some tips on GIMP.

For now, I am reading and researching about GIMP at these website. If you have any website to help a GIMP newbies like me, please post it in the comment.

1. GIMPguru
2. GIMP Official Website
3. GimpTalk
4. GimpTutorial
5. Gimp-Savvy
6. Tutorialblog - Gimp Tutorial
7. GIMPology
8. pixel2Life
9. GIMP user group
10. MelayuBuntu

Phatch : A pretty good image batch ( watermark ) processing

Phatch Mascot & LogoHi all,

I have been using phatch for many times but never had the time to write about this. No, this is not a review. This is merely a personal experience record.

First of all, what is PHATCH?

From Wikipedia [link]

Phatch (PHoto & bATCH) is a raster graphics editor used to batch process a lot of digital graphics and photographs at once. Typical uses include resizing, rotating, cropping, converting, applying shadows, rounded corners, perspective, reflection and converting between different image formats. It is ideal for creating web graphics and for people not wanting to learn complex editors like the GIMP or Photoshop. Phatch can also be used to rename or copy image files based on the exif or IPTC Information Interchange Model tags.
A simple explaination ; I use phatch to insert watermark effect on my photos!

Anyway, enough talk, let see how you can get patch and use it.

To install phatch.

1. Open Add/Remove...



2. Please update the package list first if you have not do so. To do this click Reload.



3. Wait for all packages list to be updated. It will take a moment depending on your internet connection speed.



4. Please change the view from Supported Application to All Available Application





5. Key in phatch in the search box.



6. Tick on the little box to choose it.



7. Click Apply Changes.



8. Click Apply to install.



9. Phatch will be automatically downloaded and installed in a few minutes.



10. Click Close to continue and close Add/Remove....


Now to use phatch!

1. Click Applications - Graphic - Phatch Photo Batch Processor



2. Phatch will be opened.



3. To get started, click on the + sign.



3. Click on the effects you want. In this case, round corner effect, shadow effect and watermark effect. Click Add to use the effect.






4. Click on the + sign again to add effects.


5. You can click - sign to remove the effects.



6. Repeat the step to add watermark effect.



7. Remember to add Save command at the end of the batch process.



8. For Watermark Effect, you have to prepare an image to be the watermark itself. If you already have the image, just click on the Mark field and click on the Folder Icon to browse for your image. Adjust the other settings accordingly. You have to try each setting to fit your need later.



9. Choose the image to be the watermark.



10. If everything is going according to plan, click the Gears icon to start processing the images.



11. Click on the Browse Folder button to browse for the folder where your images reside.



12. Pick the images folder. Click Open.



13. Click Batch.



14. The phatched images will be put into a new folder on the desktop.



Although this should be easy, I think adjusting the watermark option is somewhat very annoying. It is hard to do it when there are no preview available. You have to try and retry to get the suitable positions.