Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer

Post ini saya tulis dengan Windows Live Writer, memungkinkan saya membuat post tanpa login ke dashboard blog. Diharapkan dengan tools ini bakal lebih rajin posting…



Dengan tools ini lebih mudah membuat table, seperti di bawah ini:

Kolom 1 Kolom 2
Data 1 Data 2

Mengubah table properties sangat mudah, cukup klik kanan di table dan pilih properties yang hendak diubah.


Text Format

Mengubah format teks pun sangat mudah, semudah menggunakan aplikasi office. Bisa menggunakan toolbar maupun shorcut keys yang umum dipakai seperti Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, dan sebagainya.



Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. – Demosthenes


Sayangnya saya masih menemukan masalah ketika publish. Artikel dapat dipublish tetapi server mengembalikan pesan error, sehingga status di client tetap draft.

Sebagai workaround bisa dengan cara open dari website/blog kemudian setelah setelah penyuntingan selesai publish dan hapus draft.

Picture Editor

Tools ini juga sudah dilengkapi picture editor sederhana yang dilengkapi efek sederhana seperti B/W, sepia, temperature, gaussian blur dan emboss. Logo di atas adalah contoh yang sudah diberi efek tilt dan gaussian blur.

Asal-usul Nama Komputer Apple Macintosh

Anda yang bergelut di dunia IT pasti tahu atau pernah mendengar tentang Macintosh atau yang sekarang lebih dikenal dengan Mac, lini produk komputer personal dari Apple. Tapi tahukah Anda dari mana nama tersebut berasal?

Proyek Macintosh dimulai akhir tahun 70-an ketika Jef Raskin, seorang karyawan Apple, bercita-cita membuat komputer murah yang mudah digunakan. Raskin ingin menamai komputer tersebut dengan tipe apel kesukaannya: McIntosh. Apel McIntosh sendiri memperoleh namanya dari sang petani yang menemukannya, yaitu John McIntosh, pada tahun 1811 di Ontario, Kanada. Tetapi komputer tersebut akhirnya dinamai Macintosh karena nama McIntosh sudah digunakan sebagai merek perangkat audio.

Bayangkan kalau Mr. Raskin adalah penggemar Granny Smith…. No, no, no..

(Source: Wikipedia)


I wrote this from my Nokia E51. I think this WPhone plugin brings me one step further. Now I can post anything, anywhere.
But, what’s so special about it? These days you can post blog using any GPRS mobile device. Well, WPhone has mobile view feature. It means that your mobile device don’t have to fetch too much byte. It’s cheaper and faster, both qualities of convinience.
But, there’s one thing missing. You can’t upload photo from WPhone. Or, I just forgot to set it up?


Seesmic Logo

Seesmic is a desktop client to manage your Facebook and Twitter lifestream in one timeline. Seesmic can also create groups (or userlists) and search results of Facebook or Twitter lifestreams.

Requirement for installation:
Platform: Mac/PC/iPhone/Web
Prerequisite: Adobe AIR

I found that this stuff is quite cool. We don’t need to sign in to Facebook or Twitter using a browser, just run Seesmic, set your Facebook/Twitter account for the first time, set it to run when you start your computer and you’re always keeping up with your Facebook/Twitter lifestream. Seesmic can handle multiple Twitter accounts but only one Facebook account.
Seesmic brings your Facebook wall right to your desktop, including application post, friend’s photo or video posts, everything that you usually see on your Facebook wall. To give a comment, just place your mouse cursor on top of your friend’s profile picture until you can see the ‘@’ symbol and then click it. You could also use the pop menu by clicking the gear symbol to show that you like a post or to put your friend in a userlist.


Seesmic can be use to update either or both Facebook and Twitter. If you have already add Twitter application to your Facebook page and set it so your tweets always get posted as Facebook status, Seesmic doesn’t make your status appear twice in Facebook. There is also an option to allow Seesmic determine which account you are using to send reply.

Well, there’s still room for improvement and for us to explore this application, so have a try and enjoy!

How to type special characters in Macbook

I’m really impressed by what a MacBook can do. Back then when I used my old PC or notebook, I’ve had gone thru some trouble to find how to type special characters, especially when I worked on my French course homework and needed to type é, è, ê, œ, ç, etc. I had a character map and had to switch keyboard layout to do those things. Recently, I found that I wouldn’t need any character map nor to switch layout. All I have to do is press Alt/Option button and one or two other key. The best part is, I don’t have to remember the combination, because Apple made the combination very intuitive. For example, to make a ‘ç’ we only need to type Alt-c and add Shift to make it capital or to make a œ we just simply type Alt-q since ‘Q’ somehow looks like ‘œ’.

Here’s the complete combination:

Type Alt and the character in the left column to create the character in the right one:

` + a/e/i/o/u --> à/è/ì/ò/ù *
1 --> ¡
2 --> ™
3 --> £
4 --> ¢
5 --> ∞
6 --> §
7 --> ¶
8 --> •
9 --> ª
0 --> º
- --> –
= --> ≠
q --> œ
w --> ∑
e + vowels --> á/é/í/ó/ú *
r --> ®
t --> †
y --> ¥
u + vowels --> ä/ë/ï/ö/ü *
i + vowels --> â/ê/î/ô/û *
o --> ø
p --> π
[ --> “
] --> ‘
\ --> «
a --> å
s --> ß
d --> ∂
f --> ƒ
g --> ©
h --> ˙
j --> ∆
k --> ˚
l --> ¬
; --> ;
' --> æ
z --> Ω
x --> ≈
c --> ç
v --> √
b --> ∫
n + a/o/n --> ã/õ/ñ *
m --> µ
, --> ≤
. --> ≥
/ --> ÷

* release the first two keys (e.g. Alt+`) before typing the letter to be accented, including capitalized letter. For example, Ü is the result of the combination of Alt + u -> [release] -> Shift + u.

Type Alt + Shift and the character in the left row to create the character in the right one:

1 --> ⁄
2 --> €
3 --> ‹
4 --> ›
5 --> fi
6 --> fl
7 --> ‡
8 --> °
9 --> ·
0 --> ‚
- --> —
= --> ±
q --> Œ
w --> „
e --> ´
r --> ‰
t --> ˇ
y --> Á
u --> ¨
i --> ˆ
o --> Ø
p --> ∏
[ --> ”
] --> ’
\ --> »
a --> Å
s --> Í
d --> Î
f --> Ï
g --> ˝
h --> Ó
j --> Ô
k --> 
l --> Ò
; --> Ú
' --> Æ
z --> ¸
x --> ˛
c --> Ç
v --> ◊
b --> ı
n --> ˜
m --> Â
, --> ¯
. --> ˘
/ --> ¿