• Uncategorized 22.05.2009 No Comments

    lagi lagi g ketemu artikel yang bagus dari rumahrenungan.com. kali ini tentang cerita dibalik lagu “Sentuh Hatiku”. buat yang gak tau itu lagu apa, lagu “Sentuh Hatiku” ini adalah lagu rohani agama kristen/katholik yang waktu itu pernah jadi salah satu soundtrack sinetron di Indonesia kalo g gak salah.. 🙂

    oh ia, sebagai info aja, daripada dianggap fanatik ato gimana, g sebenernya beragama Budha, cuma g ini sekolah di sekolah katholik, jadi kurang lebih g tau tau dikit lah tentang lagu lagu rohani di agama katholik, karena biasa kalo ada acara kaya rekoleksi/ret2 gitu pasti kita nyanyiin lagu rohani hehe.. jadi g gak ada maksud apa apa, g cuma mo sharing karena menurut g cerita ini tuh menyentuh dan lagu ini juga salah satu lagu yang bagus 🙂

    “Lagu ini saya tulis oleh karena inspirasi sebuah kisah nyata sahabat saya yang terjadi 15 tahun yang lalu”, ini adalah kata pembuka Jason sesaat dia selesai menaikkan pujian diatas.

    Lima belas tahun yang lalu, ada seorang sahabat dekat saya mendatangi saya sambil menangis dan berkata, “Jason, saya hamil …”

    “Masalahnya bukan apa siapa yang menghamili dia”, Jason menjelaskan [dalam penafsiran saya : suku – ras – agama]

    Sahabat saya itu berkata, “Saya dihamili Papa saya, Jason…., antarkan saya pulang…”

    Sesampai dirumahnya, sahabat saya menyebut mamanya dan berteriak, “Mama, bunuh anak dalam kandungan ini!”

    Sejak saat itu juga, hidupnya berubah. Ia hidup dalam belenggu rantai besi. Empat belas tahun kemudian suatu kali ikatan rantai besi ini terlepas dan dia pun mengambil sebilah pisau siap menggoreskan pisau di lengan untuk memutuskan urat nadi.

    “Tuhan Yesus, mengapa saya harus mengalami seperti ini?”, air mata sudah habis, “Ampuni saya Tuhan Yesus, saya sudah tidak kuat lagi”. Seketika itu juga ada tangan yang kuat menahan tangannya dan memeluknya, “Aku mengasihi engkau anak-Ku”

    Tuhan menunjukkan kepada sahabat saya betapa kelam hidupnya bila ia mengambil komitmen bunuh diri.

    “Ampuni papamu, Aku mengasihi engkau”

    Air mata pun mulai mengalir. Sahabat saya pulang kembali kerumah.

    “Papa”

    Papanya terdiam tanpa gerak tanpa suara. Sahabat saya mendekati papanya dan memeluk, “Ampuni saya papa, karena selama empat belas tahun saya tidak dapat mengampuni papa”. Mereka berpelukan dalam tangis kelepasan. Sejak saat itu juga , kehidupan sabahat saya dipulihkan

    SENTUH HATIKU
    (Lyric dan lagu : Jason)

    BETAPA KUMENCINTAI
    SEGALA YANG T’LAH TERJADI
    TAK PERNAH SENDIRI JALANI HIDUP INI
    SELALU MENYERTAI

    BETAPA KUMENYADARI
    DI DALAM HIDUPKU INI
    KAU SLALU MEMBERI RANCANGAN TERBAIK
    OLEH KARENA KASIH

    REFF :
    BAPA, SENTUH HATIKU, UBAH HIDUPKU
    MENJADI YANG BARU
    BAGAI EMAS YANG MURNI
    KAU MEMBENTUK BEJANA HATIKU
    BAPA, AJARKU MENGERTI SEBUAH KASIH
    YANG SELALU MEMBERI
    BAGAI AIR MENGALIR
    YANG TIADA PERNAH BERHENTI

    Yesaya 61:2-3 : “untuk memberitakan tahun rahmat TUHAN dan hari pembalasan Allah kita, untuk menghibur semua orang berkabung, untuk mengaruniakan kepada mereka perhiasan kepala ganti abu, minyak untuk pesta ganti kain kabung, nyanyian puji-pujian ganti semangat yang pudar, supaya orang menyebutkan mereka “pohon tarbantin kebenaran”, “tanaman TUHAN” untuk memperlihatkan keagungan-Nya.”

    Sahabat Jason telah menyingkirkan :
    * abu dari kepalanya
    * kain kabung
    * semangat yang pudar
    * dan terlebih segala akar-akar kepahitan dan kekecewaan
    Sebab itu

    Yesaya 61:7 : “Sebagai ganti bahwa kamu mendapat malu dua kali lipat, dan sebagai ganti noda dan ludah yang menjadi bagianmu, kamu akan mendapat warisan dua kali lipat di negerimu dan sukacita abadi akan menjadi kepunyaanmu.”

    Ia telah mendapatkan gantinya dua kali lipat
    Maukah Anda mendapatkan gantinya juga?

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  • Uncategorized 17.05.2009 No Comments

    I decided to list only the top ten so that I wouldn’t go nuts and list 40 something plus developers, but I am confident that the 10 I’ve chosen won’t result in a flood of hate mail. So without further ado I present my Top 10 Best PC Developers of All Time!

    10. Old Lucas Arts
    I put Old Lucas Arts, because the Lucas Arts of the last couple of years is nothing but a shadow of their former self. Where now all we can expect from Lucas Arts is average Star Wars games, there once was a time when Lucas Arts was held with an almost divine respect. They were responsible for the greatest Adventure games of all time, The Monkey Island Series, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and the legendary Grim Fandango. These are games that were built with such love and care, that when you played them no matter what age you were, you felt like a kid again, it was like being a part of your favourite Disney film. That’s not even mentioning some of their amazing Star Wars games, like the X-Wing and Tie Fighter series, which almost always rank as some of the best games ever made. I guess that’s the sad part of all this, Lucas Arts can say they have some of the best games ever made, but they haven’t made anything as good in so many years.

    9. Westwood / Lionhead
    I know, I know, we’re only at number 9, and I am already copping out and putting two names down! But worry not readers, this is the only time this will happen on this list. The reason that I chose both of them, instead of just one, is that both studio’s brought us amazing games, but not enough to land themselves on a top ten list alone. Westwood is famous for two reasons, the first is that they pretty much created the RTS genre as we know it today with their classic title Dune 2, it was with this title that they forged the “gather resources, and build a base” model that is now standard is almost every RTS game today. Their other claim to fame, and the one we all hold dearly is the Command and Conquer series. It sits with the greats of the RTS genre, but stands apart as a result of its campy cut scenes, over the top actions (perfected in the Red Alert Series), and wonderful storylines. Lionhead’s main man is good old Peter Molyneux, who spear headed both Bullfrog Productions and Lionhead studios, the two brain stations can claim glory with their original and imaginative series like Dungeon Keeper, Populous, and Black and White. And while the studio may now be more focused on the console side of the business, it will always be remembered by the PC community as the studio who brought us those overly addictive god games.

    8. Black Isle/Interscope
    I know what you’re thinking, didn’t I just say no more cop-outs? Well let me just inform those of you who aren’t aware that Black Isle and Interscope are almost one and the same, and so I wasn’t lying when I said no more ties! When it comes to this blast from the past I could easily put down one word and end their slice there and I would be able to sleep easy tonight knowing I gave you guys enough to warrant them to be number 8 on this list. But that would be doing these guys a disserves, and as such I will tell you all the golden eggs this Goose has laid. Ok well let’s just get the big one out of the way, it’s a little game you might of heard of, it changed RPG’s forever, had an amazing setting, yada, yada, yada, it’s called Fallout, the post apocalyptic black humour, open world RPG that landed in the laps of PC gamers in 1997 and blew away our concept of what was possible. Fallout was the first truly open world game that allowed one to chose how they wanted to play, allowing for people to customize their character in a million different ways, while also giving them choice, choice that would actually changed the world. This gem was followed a year later by Fallout 2 which is considered superior to its younger brother, and made people realize that when it came to RPG’s, Black Isle was one of the best. I could stop there but then I would be ignoring the fact that they developed the amazing IceWind Dale, the legendary Planescape, and even helped produced a little title called Baldur’s Gate. Though this studio ended on a sad note of shutting down in 2003, most of the team found a new home at Obsidian Entertainment, which of course created Knight Of The Old Republic 2, and Never-WinterNights 2.

    7. ID
    No I am not asking for your driver’s Licence, I am talking about ID Software, you know the guys who have made a few titles here and there you may have heard like I don’t know, DOOM, Quake, Wolfenstien, oh and this writers favourite platformer from his childhood, Command KEEN! On top of pretty much creating the FPS genre with Doom, and Wolfenstien, and then creating one of the greatest multiplayer shooters in history (Quake 3) they also found time to create some of the industry’s leading technology, ID Tec, which was pretty much the standard for a lot of games last generation. What else do I really need to say, they are one of the founding fathers of our industry, they hold the man who is considered the greatest game programmer in the world, John Carmack, they just launched what is looking to be the next generation of computer games with Quake live, which is pretty much the game we know and love played completely from a web browser, and oh ya, THEY CREATED COMMANDER KEEN!

    6. Bethesda
    The second major RPG maker on our list that starts with a B, but will it be our last? Bethesda is best known for their work on the Elder Scroll series which has become the marquee IP for vast open world RPG’s where you will sink a few hundred hours in and then realize that you’re not done. But these guys don’t just on their one prize, they carry the torch of studio’s gone, by buying up the rights to the Fallout series, they released their Fallout title last fall to much love both from the critics and our wallets, and while the zealous Fallout fans still look at it with steaming hatred it’s hard to play through their game and not find the love and care that was put into this title. They also do everything in house, developments, publishing, the whole nine is done by the house that Elder Scrolls built and for that they should be commended, keeping such complete independence in this day and age is a rarity to say the least, and if it means that we keep seeing AAA RPGs coming out every other year, then I say rock on Bethesda, rock on.

    5. Firaxis
    While the name may not be that familiar I am sure the man behind it will be. If the name Sid Meier rings any bells in your ears, then I am sure you can tell why these guys have made it to number five on our list. Sid Meier and his team at Firaxis are the creators of such classics as Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Civilization, Alpha Centauri, and his addictive Rail-Road Tycoon. So why does his team rank fifth our list? Well let’s be honest here, when you’ve really perfected and forged the Turn Based genre, and then surpassed it in each game you make, while also perfecting a simulation sub-genre, and making one of the most fun pirate games ever, what can you not say about them. Firaxis has been one of those companies where name alone will give you the promise of both an amazing game, and a level of quality and polish that so few studios are willing to go to, seriously for those of you out there who have played Civilization 4, who didn’t sit at the menu screen and listen to Christopher Tin’s “Baba Yetu” over and over again? Their titles are the type of titles that 20 years from now if you asked someone if they remember Civilization, they will just begin a rant about how they sat down one afternoon, and the next thing they knew it was 4 am, and they had a terrible urge to pee. This is the power and greatness of Firaxis games, you will sit down saying I’ll just play a few turns, and the next thing you know, you’re about to be late for work or school.

    4. Bioware
    Oh Bioware, I myself am Canadian so it’s with a lot of pride that I get to put these guys on the list, they are considered right now the best Western RPG maker, and their list of titles and innovative ideas only reaffirms that statement. Some of you may think that I am wrong for putting Bioware this high on the list considering their dedication to our dirty cousin (console gaming) but they have brought out every major console title to PC with that extra layer of love. Let’s start with their humble beginnings, they made a little series called Baldur’s Gates, easily one of the best RPG series to every grace the PC, and that’s just their start, they then went on to make MKD2, a cult classic which feature a cigar smoking, six armed, gun wielding dog. This was then followed up by a string of critical and commercial hits including, NeverWinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic, and Mass Effect. All of these games have push storytelling and gameplay in RPG to new heights, bringing the quality of a Hollywood movie into the narrative, while also laying the responsibility of choice on the player’s shoulders. That’s the other reason Bioware finds themselves this high on the list, it’s because they are dedicated to their craft and refuse to wavier of their vision or their quality, they set the bar higher every time they release a game and because of that they find themselves sitting pretty on our list.

    3.Maxis
    The House that Sims built, that’s pretty much all I’ve got to say. Maxis is the creative house behind some of gaming’s most original and most popular titles. These of course are titles like, Sim City, Sim Tower, Sim World, Sim Island, Sim Ant, The Sims, and Spore. If you didn’t see a pattern in there well then you have problems. But the real reason that these guys land at number 3 is because of the trail blazing they do, the studio is steered by Will Wright, one of the greatest game developers of our time, and he’s created so many new genres it’s not even funny. There was no city building genre before Sim City, no social games before The Sims, and his recent work Spore, took ever big idea you could think of and rolled it into one giant ball of fun. Their games do what every publisher wishes for, they can suck in the hardcore and the casual alike, it’s not uncommon to find your mom having longer play sessions of The Sims then you, and the sales show that, The Sims series alone has gathered sales of over 100 million units which sits right up there with Mario. Also a lot of respect has to be given to a company who has never had to compromise their creativity, they continue to think of new mind bending ideas, always pushing gaming forward, and in an industry where Publishers love to wade around in sequel after sequel, Maxis continues to tinker around in their willy-wonka world thinking up the craziest games in those wonderful minds.

    2. Valve
    You knew these guys were going to show up on this list, and you knew it would be near the top, and because you knew that, you can now smile knowing you were right. Valve is one of the last great Heroes of the PC gaming community, they constantly do everything right, they respect their community, and heck half the time they hire them, and most of all they released AAA title after AAA title, and give the little guys the chance to make a big splash, but more on this later. Let’s start off with the easy stuff, their games. Valve has made or help make a few titles you may have heard of, stuff like Half-Life, which is considered the greatest shooter ever made, Counter-Strike, one of the largest multiplayer games in history, they brought in a small and imaginative group of guys and helped them create Portal, the first purely puzzle focused FPS, then they recreated a gaming classic with the Pixar styled Team Fortress 2. They decided that winning felt good and then bought Turtle Rock studios, and helped them make Left 4 Dead, one of last fall’s few smash hits.

    How much of a smash hit? With a niche theme and no real single player, they beat all the odds, and the game has gone on to become one of gaming’s newest super IPs! Ok so we got that stuff out of the way; now let’s move onto their baby, Steam! Steam is quickly becoming the standard where you go to download all PC games, it’s the one stop shop for digital distribution and universal multiplayer support, to say that Steam is a big deal is an understatement, Steam has brought unity to what was once a chaotic mess that was PC gaming, under Steam we are seeing a stronger leaner PC gaming, one that will survive this year and the next 10 to come. Finally let’s talk about Valves community support, there are some companies who listen to their communities, some that take direct feedback, and then there is Valve, who will see the work of 2 guys, who have made a mod for their game, and offer them high level position at the company without batting an eyelash, it’s because of their willingness to harness the creativity of the little guy that Valve continues to evolve into one of the greatest game Studios out there.

    1. Blizzard
    Really did you think after Valve came in second that there was really any other choice but Blizzard? I will say this though, I don’t see a difference between Valve and Blizzard, the quality of their games and their impacts on the industry have been pretty much tied. I put Blizzard ahead purely from the fact that I grew up on Blizzard games. Blizzard for those of you who have somehow only ever heard their name in the stock option for Activision, is the studio that created 3 of the largest and greatest series of all time, Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, all of their games have sold millions up millions of copies, have won hundreds of awards, and even now ten years after the release of Starcraft 1, it is still South Korea’s national sport, and a part of their very society. This isn’t even getting into a little game called World of Warcraft, the MMORPG that came out and changed almost every standard in games, the yellow ! and ? over an NPC head is now like a staple of the genre, and where it was once considered a massive success for an MMO to have a million people subscribing, WoW sports more than 12 million over 4 years after its released.

    Then there is Battle-Net, the unsung hero of the Blizzard legacy, it was Xbox-Live, before Live was even a dream at some nerd at Microsoft’s head. A dedicated multiplayer system just for their games that would allow the creation of clans, friends lists, ranks, and matchmaking, and full integration and support for one of the best map making features that you will ever find. And just days ago, the release of Battle Net 2.0 began, and now players around the world can submit their CD-Keys into their account and be able to download all their games from anywhere in the world. This and so much more that really wouldn’t mean much to most of you is why Blizzard is number one, their amazing selection of games, their dedication to perfection, their motto “Easy to learn and hard to master”, and oh yeah for creating the terms ZUG ZUG, and Zergging!
    source: http://digg.com/d1ohkA

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  • Personal, Tugas 16.05.2009 No Comments

    lol.. haha.. kemarin ini g bikinin tugas “Langkah-Langkah membuat dan mengirim email” gelo banget dah.. dapet tugas kaya gitu sih ok juga loh hahaha..


    nih g share aja yah hasil karya g, sapa tau bisa membantu yang mo bikin email tapi belom ngerti.. xD (soalnya ada beberapa temen g juga yang masi belom ngerti ehehe..) langsung aja ya .. enjoy~

    (oh ia, thanks buat bodhi buat correctionnya di judul post. < - bodhi yg minta di MSN)

    Langkah Langkah Membuat dan Mengirimkan E-Mail

    E-mail adalah suatu layanan pengiriman pesan melalui internet yang saat ini dimanfaatkan oleh mayoritas pemakai internet didunia. Untuk membuat E-mail, terdapat 2 cara, yang pertama adalah menggunakan E-mail client, dan yang ke-2 adalah menggunakan layanan web-based E-mail seperti yang di berikan oleh Yahoo, Gmail atau Hotmail.

    Kali ini saya akan membahas langkah langkah untuk membuat E-mail menggunakan cara yang ke-2 yaitu dengan menggunakan layanan web-based E-mail dari Yahoo. Disertai dengan beberapa gambar.

    1. Buka browser anda dan masukan alamat http://mail.yahoo.com, masukan Yahoo! ID (alamat e-mail) dan password anda di kolom yang telah diberikan seperti gambar dibawah. Lalu pilih “Sign-In”



    2. Setelah terhubung ke Inbox anda, untuk membuat email baru, pilih option “New” -> “Email Message” di bagian kiri atas seperti gambar dibawah ini.



    3. Setelah itu akan muncul Kolom baru untuk membuat email seperti yang terlihat dibawah ini.

    1. Send : Berfungsi untuk mengirim email yang sudah siap dikirim.

    2. Attach : Berfungsi untuk menyisipkan file di email anda yang bisa didownload sang penerima nantinya.

    3. Save Draft : Untuk menyimpan email yang sedang anda buat.

    4. Spelling : Untuk meng-cek pengetikan kata kata anda, biasanya spelling ini untuk mengecek kesalahan kata kata yang ditulis dalam bahasa Inggris.

    5. Cancel : Untuk membatalkan pembuatan email

    6. Kolom yang berisikan keterangan dari sebuah email :
    To : alamat email orang yang dituju.
    Cc : untuk membuat tembusan email ke alamat ini.
    Subject : Berisikan judul email agar lebih mudah dikenali.

    7. Tool Box : Berisikan tools tools yang digunakan untuk membuat isi email, seperti jenis tulisan, mengganti ukuran huruf, menyisipkan smiley, memformat tulisan, dan sebagainya.

    8. Halaman Penulisan Isi Email. Anda dapat mengetikan kata kata atau memasukan gambar di kolom ini.

    9. Stationery : Berisikan berbagai jenis latar belakang yang dapat digunakan untuk memformat kolom nomor 8 pada gambar, pada gambar diatas saya tidak menggunakan pilihan stationery.

    4. Mengattach File kedalam email anda, bila dibutuhkan, anda dapat menyisipkan file file yang tidak dapat dicantumkan di kolom 8 pada gambar yang ada di halaman 3 pada email anda. Berikut ini adalah langkah langkahnya :


    1. Pilih “Attach” untuk menyisipkan file. (ref. kolom 8 pada gambar di langkah 3)

    2. Setelah muncul window baru seperti gambar diatas, cari lokasi file yang ingin anda sisipkan.

    3. Pilihlah file yang ingin anda sisipkan, untuk saat ini Yahoo! Memberikan layanan untuk menyisipkan file dengan total ukuran maksimal 10MB per-email.

    4. Setelah selesai memilih file yang ingin disisipkan, pilih “Open” dan tunggu beberapa saat untuk mengupload file anda.

    5. Lengkapilah email anda dengan mengisi Alamat Email yang dituju, Subject untuk email anda, File yang telah di attach sebelumnya, dan isi email anda. Kira kira hasilnya seperti gambar dibawah ini:

    Beberapa hal yang perlu diperhatikan adalah:

    1. Alamat penerima, apakah sudah benar apa belum

    2. Pengisian kolom “Cc:” apakah anda ingin mengirimkan email tembusan atau tidak, untuk email rahasia dan pribadi lebih baik tidak menggunakannya.

    3. Ukuran file jika anda meng-attach file, apakah sudah sesuai dengan ukuran file di computer anda atau tidak, untuk menghindari file yang corrupt dan tidak dapat didownload oleh penerima email.

    4. Isi dari email itu sendiri. Apakah sudah sesuai apa belum, untuk pengiriman email kepada instansi resmi, lebih baik isi dari email dicek ulang, apakah ada kata kata yang salah atau tidak.

    6. Jika sudah selesai, Pilih “Send” (ref. kolom 1 pada gambar di langkah ke 3). Jika email berhasil dikirim, akan muncul halaman baru seperti gambar dibawah ini.

    Selamat Email Anda Telah Berhasil Dikirim!

    Moga moga bisa membantu temen temen yang mo bikin email, emang sih kebanyakan orang pasti dah pada bisa bikin email hehe.. tapi ya gk ada salahnya kan bikin artikel kaya gini, daripada ngepost gk jelas gk tau mo post apa hehe
    copyright (c) 2009, by Mahenda

    Dilarang menyebarluaskan, memperbanyak, Copy-Paste, apalagi dijual! tanpa izin dari Mahenda.

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