Kembali Mengunjungi Kediri

Saya berkunjung ke Kediri pertama kali sekitar 2002. Setelah itu beberapa kali ke sana karena pada tahun 2005 saya menikah dengan orang Kediri. Sekitaran 2005 sampai 2007 akhir, beberapa kali ke sana, dengan roda dua berjenis Vega R. Saya kurang mengenal kota ini, kurang keliling karena di era itu memang tidak mampu keliling dan piknik-piknik. Sekarang sudah mampu, tapi sendiri, atau paling banter cuman sama Runa Rana, mamanya gak mau ikut karena sudah pisah. Ada rasa penyesalan dalam hati.

Pagi ini saya menyusuri daerah pinggiran Kabupaten Kediri dan Kota Kediri. Ya, Kediri dibagi dua, Kota madya dan Kabupaten, mirip dengan Bekasi.  Dengan motor yang dikenal oleh netizen sebagai motor sok gede, NMAX, saya melewati “Arc De Triomphe” di Simpang Lima, sampai ke tengah kota, tempat saya menginap di sebuah hotel kecil. Dulu saya memang menganggap Kediri itu lebih ndeso dari Gresik, namun sekarang Gresik lah yang jauh lebih ndeso. Dari segi penataan kotanya serta pertumbuhannya. Tentunya Kediri memang lebih luas dari pada Gresik.

Dulu saya cukup kagok untuk menghafal daerah/jalan di tengah kota. Namun dengan google maps, membaca sebentar, langsung paham. Terakhir ke kota ini barangkali 2013, saat ayah mertua meninggal. Kedepannya saya bakalan sering mondar mandir ke kota ini. Semoga nanti bisa ketemu komunitas FOSS atau Kamen Rider Club.

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GNOME Asia Summit 2018 – Taipei, Taiwan

GNOME Asia Summit 2018 this time happen in Taipei – Taiwan, at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, August 11 – 12, 2018. This summit is co-host between openSUSE Asia Summit and COSCUP, so the summit title is COSCUP 2018 x openSUSE Asia Summit 2018 x GNOME Asia Summit 2018.

I arrived at Taipei at Thursday – August 9. Franklin Weng from LibreOffice Taiwan pickup me at airport and go stright to A+A Workshop. A+A Workshop was place that FOSS Community from Taiwan used for meetup every Thursday. Franklin introduce me to others. Then go to First Hostel to meet other friends from Indonesia who also attend this conference. Most of them from openSUSE Indonesia.

#0 day

On Friday, me and others have free time. We go to Taipei Grand Mosque to Jum’ah (Friday) Praying, then I meet my High School Friends who live in Taipei. Then I go to Microfocus office to meet other Indonesian and openSUSE Community. At night, have dinner with LibreOffice Community around Asia, LibreOffice Taiwan (Franklin Weng) paid for our food.

Then we go to welcome party for speaker and staff. My role for this event was part of international staff, so I have invitation for this with others. It’s good time to see each others and good night few. Few openSUSE and SUSE member discuss with me about potential held openSUSE Asia Summit and GNOME Asia Summit together next year.

Taipei 101 from roof top

#1 day

This summit was very crowd comparing to COSCUP 2016 (I became speaker at that time). On first day attended by 1364 participant and on second day attended by 784 participant. It has 15 parallel classes. Few of them are in English, especially from openSUSE and GNOME.

In this summit, I help to manage coordinating for web content, design, and also material design such as logo. Many friends from Taiwan and Indonesia contribute in this. I’m not become speaker this time, but I bring few students and they become speaker.

Empty Class

On first day, I’m joining Benjamin Berg class, he’s talking about “Supporting Miracast on the GNOME Desktop” which is very interesting for me comparing to others. Then “Desktop applications: life inside a sandbox” by David King then The Year of the GNOME by Nuritzi Sanchez. I spent few hours for discussion with other participant. Sharing mine and their activity about contributing to FOSS. And also I try to find praying room, and found it next conference building. So comfortable. The organizer also give me food that compatible with Halal Food, and I see Sobha and her student got vegetarian food. It’s prepared well.

At evening, we have official two official BoF (openSUSE and GNOME) and one unofficial BoF (LibreOffice). I was realy confuse which one that I must join. But I made decission, because I bring 3 students that contribute in LibreOffice this year, so I will help them to join LibreOffice BoF. Before we go, I told Kukuh to join openSUSE BoF (because he’s President of openSUSE Indonesia Community, but also GNOME Foundation Member), Estu and Siska join GNOME BoF (both of them also GNOME Foundation Member). But suddenly, Siska joining LibreOffice BoF.

In this BoF, we share experience between each person about contributing LibreOffice with different ways each of us. And also we have food here. This is my first time eat Sushi. 😀

Delicious or not?

#2 day

I was late going to venue, I’m not joining for keynote speaker session and directly going to class at break time. Starting my day with Bin Li’s class talking about Flatpak vs Snap. The class in Chinese but slide in English, still understanable for me. Then go to Iwan’s class which talking about Using Inkscape do Design Shoes.

After lunch I joining two Kukuh’s class, first about GNOME Recipes & Local Wisdom then openSUSE Leap & Flatpak.

Dinner at #2 day

In evening I invited by COSCUP to join dinner together other Indonesian going to Ximending to buy some souvenir. I was the same table with Max Huang, Ines, Sunny, Edwin Zakaria, Kukuh, Estu, Fuminobu Takeyama, Naruhiko Ogasawara, and Syuta Hashimoto. The food is good and many COSCUP staff here so we have lot of chat each others. They also prepare Muslim compatible food and also vegetarian food. Sunny help us to tell wich one that contain pork.

Sushi, Again!

#3 Day

This is last day of the event, I joining one day tour for speaker. Going to National Palace Meuseum and Taipei 101. I’m not excited because I’ve been here. NPM for second time and Taipei 101 for third time. But having together with other are good for me.

At Evening, Franklin and Eric invite all Indonesian to have dinner (again). IMHO, this is the best food that I have when visiting Taiwan this time.

Everybody Looks Tired

Notes

  1. I’m GNOME Foundation Member and The Document Foundation Member, also from openSUSE Indonesia Community. Because of this, I have many chance to have chat with others.
  2. There’s no GNOME Exhibition Booth this time
  3. I help 3 students going to this conference, they never going abroad. I hope after this they can share their experience to others to increase contributor in Indonesia
  4. I have meeting on second day with Max, Emily, Sammy and Haggen. Max stepdown from GNOME Asia Committee. Both Max and Emily handle lead GNOME Asia for decade. Now it’s me and Sammy.

Thanks to Max Huang and COSCUP Teams, also thanks to Franklin Weng and Eric Sun!

 

Kehidupan dan Cobaan/Ujian

Mudik kali ini terasa berbeda, saya bisa melihat sudut pandang lain. Saya menyempatkan bertemu dengan beberapa keluarga utama dari ayah dan ibu. Menyempatkan menemui keluarga adik saya. Kurang satu, tidak ketemu adik kecil saya yang memang sepertinya tidak berminat untuk ketemu saya.

Dari pertemuan-pertemuan tersebut, biasanya saya hampir tidak mendapatkan hikmah yang banyak selain dari cerita-cerita mereka. Namun kali ini berbeda. Saya mengingat ujian/cobaan masing-masing terhadap kehidupan mereka.

Ada yang diuji dengan bayang-bayang kesalahan masa lalunya, jauh dari anaknya, dikucilkan saudaranya; ada yang dicoba dengan kemampuan dan kelebihannya, sehingga apapun yang diingikan selalu terpenuhi; ada yang diuji dengan ketidak mampuan ekonomi; ada yang diuji dengan kondisi kesehatannya. Ada yang diuji dengan harus merawat orang tuanya yang sudah tua renta. Ada juga yang harus terus bekerja keras agar anak-anaknya bisa sekolah sampai jenjang yang tinggi. Ada juga yang diuji harus tetap berbakti kepada kedua orang tuanya, sehingga dia tidak bisa bekerja di luar kota.

Ada juga para orang tua-orang tua yang diuji dengan perilaku buruk anak-anaknya; ada yang anaknya bercerai; ada yang diusia tua masih harus membantu anak-anaknya untuk merawat cucu-cucunya; ada yang tidak memiliki anak dan hidup sendiri; ada yang memiliki anak yang sudah berkeluarga namun masih menggantungkan hidup ke orang tuanya dan beraneka ragam lainnya.

Saya mudik memang sengaja “terlambat”, hampir dua minggu setelah lebaran, hampir bertepatan dengan Haul Sunan Prapen. Saya sengaja melakukannya biar orang tua saya tidak kebingungan karena saya membawa istri (baru) setelah pernikahan sebelumnya kandas dikarenakan keegoisan saya.

Mudik sendiri bagi saya tidak berlaku, karena saya sering kali mengunjungi orang tua di beberapa tahun terakhir. Paling lambat dua bulan sekali. Namun mudik kali ini berkesan bagi istri yang orang Jakarta asli. Orang jakarta asli tidak memiliki kampung. 🙂

Istri juga jadi mengetahui sejauh mana tingkat kemiskinan bapak ibu saya. “Tidak terbayangkan sejauh itu”, katanya. Ya begitulah, tapi alhamdulillah anak-anak mereka sudah bisa mandiri semua, sehingga tinggal anak-anaknya membalas budi orang tua walau tidak akan pernah mencukupi.

اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِيْ وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَارْحَمْهُمَاكَمَارَبَّيَانِيْ صَغِيْرَا

GPD Pocket with openSUSE Tumbleweed

I’ve been curious and interested with GPD Pocket since last year, when first time it announced (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-pocket-7-0-umpc-laptop-ubuntu-or-win-10-os#/).

I bought this tiny machine 3 weeks ago on aliexpress. Shipping take only a day, but custom clearance takes almost two weeks.

First impression about this laptop was cute and good built quality.

Tiny

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Umroh

Belasan tahun lalu, saya tidak yakin akan bisa datang ke Haramain dan selalu kagum ke orang-orang yang bisa berhaji atau umrah di usia muda.

Semenjak kehidupan saya lebih baik, orang tua saya memaksa agar saya daftar haji. Namun saya masih menolak dengan banyak dalih (terutama terkait carut marutnya pengurusan haji). Saya juga melihat mereka seperti merindukan Makkah dan Madinah (walaupun belum pernah ke sana) dikarenakan tiap hari yang ditonton adalah TV Kabel yang menyiarkan Masjidil Haram dan Masjid Nabawi secara langsung. Tiap pulang ke Gresik, yang terpikir adalah segera memberangkatkan mereka umroh dan alhamdulillah sudah terpenuhi.

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LibreOffice Conference Indonesia 2018

The Original Story Behind This Conference

Yes, Sokibi and Rania already write the story about how we starting the conference. It’s true but not complete one. The original one was before I have dinner with Sokibi and Rania. I have lunch with Kukuh and Moko in Soto Betawi Restourant near my house.

Soto Betawi

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Attending GNOME Hackfest 2018

This Hackfest are focused on GNOME Recipes and venues in AMIKOM university in Yogyakarta. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Amikom_Yogyakarta

In last year,  I know there will be GNOME Hackfest in Yogyakarta and possibly in March. And I thought it wil be at end of March until Nuritzi tell in Endless Ambassador Telegram Group that it will be start from February 28th until March 2nd. I know this on February 25th. So I ask Kukuh Syafaat to go together and help since he also GNOME Foundation Members.

Actually at February 27th, there’s an outreach event at the local university. But I can’t manage to go because I arrived at Yogyakarta at 17:00 and it already finished. But I have dinner with few GNOME Developer (but no Mattias and Emel) for that day.

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