Blogsphere – Nahdhi https://nahdhi.com Side Notes Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:58:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 https://i2.wp.com/nahdhi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/image-1.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Blogsphere – Nahdhi https://nahdhi.com 32 32 110004917 Gain an Achievement in Highway https://nahdhi.com/achievement-in-highway/ https://nahdhi.com/achievement-in-highway/#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:17:00 +0000 https://nahdhi.com/?p=261

I’m geoscientist, but sometime doing less in geoscience world.

I wrote a lot about tech, but I’m actually a geoscientist. My background preparation centered around using physical science approach to understanding earth through mathematical modeling, physical properties measurement. I spent almost 6 years in college and more than 5 years in professional environment gaining this ability so I could try to make the whole world a better and safer place.

Rather than a geoscientist -specifically geophysicist-, I’m a programmer and sometimes I become a technical pre-sales. Eventually, I started meeting others from technology world, meeting with programmers, doing approach for selling a product, meeting with CEOs, and so on. Talking with these people was magical. It seemed that everyone I met had some way to understanding problems and do or create some technology to make the world a better place.

Slowly, I embedded myself with better understanding of technology world. Sometime, doing less in geoscientist way. I didn’t realize it then. I become more interested in doing things like setting up IT infrastructure, become a system architect, become a business analyst, and other things away from geoscience world. But, I never lost my intentions to make the world a better place. I’ll do on this way, giving my best shot in any fields.

I look back on a realization: How about my 10 years -even more- effort gaining ability in geoscience world?

Back in early years in campus world, computer science and electrical engineering. Both of them always my first and second choice when I register for university years ago, geophysics third choice. Even in the end I accepted in geophysics major and I study more in geophysics, my heart beat never stop study and keep in touch with technology world. I never lose my intention in those things. My thesis gains story about geoscience, but it actually close enough to say everything related to computer science –programming, database, statistics– and electrical engineering –low power device, sensor, and actuator-.

to be continue…

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To dear our director… https://nahdhi.com/to-dear-our-director/ https://nahdhi.com/to-dear-our-director/#respond Sat, 12 Dec 2020 05:25:46 +0000 https://nahdhi.com/?p=473 On December 11th, 2020, director of company I worked at, who stand for this company from the first departed this world for another. “It was way too sudden…” I thought to myself, as I am still in disbelief.

The news came in on the afternoon of December 11th. I received a message from Alfian through company’s chat group. Alfian is my closest working partner who also worked closely with our director during work from home due to COVID-19 soaring across entire world. I just so happened to be took a break for fresh air after online meeting with client, I was picking on my phone, and open some news feed. Because of that, I noticed the messenger app notification right away, and the moment I saw the first text line, a heavy “hah…” audibly slipped out of my mouth.

Couple hours before, Mas Agus also send some snap on our company’s group, inform us that our director need an intensive care in hospital.

The last time I spoke with our director through phone call was December 9th, so only few days passed since then. When he told me “my signal is poor” and told “unable to work within next couple days and so on” because of this. I responded and give some advice to get wireless extender from online market or connect through cable. Earlier, he told me that some office applications on their MacBook Pro troubled and request password to log in. He want to send it to me within couple days for repair.

I first came to know him six years ago, on early of July 2014. I had been interviewed as technical support for company by him. He is a director from the first and made a statement “it would be good if you can join us next week”. It only means I officially joined company starting next couple days after that.

As long as I know, he was the kind of person who liked to find the good in any situation and wanted to be kind to as many of the people in the office, even with far adrift difference generations. In some moment years ago, he told a joke that wasn’t funny for me and others (age or generation difference matter) but all of us was laugh loudly. Not because of joke matter but the way he said to us. Because of this and that, all personnel in our company so close to each other even to director. I clearly remember a moment right before November this year, he told us to keep in contact and if we need anything from him, just call and come to him, do not hesitate to bother him.

I can remember this as if it just yesterday, but I am not able to see him anymore.

Come to think of it, I never received the Mac from him, unable to repair it for him, and send it back to him.

Once time passes, he will find me with some handy tools on my bag, saying: “Oh, you must be a late person! I don’t need to repair my Mac again, all of my account passwordless, and everything is well here”. In a place with good weather, nice folks, nice scene, and everything.

Rest in peace, pak Ismu. You did really well.

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Pak Joko Widodo https://nahdhi.com/jokowi/ https://nahdhi.com/jokowi/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2019 06:01:34 +0000 https://nahdhi.com/?p=408 Persepsi saya pada Pak Joko Widodo (Jokowi) yang paling saya ingat dan sangat membekas dalam pikiran saya berasal dari dua kali bertatap muka dengan beliau. Pertama, saat beliau masih menjadi Wali Kota Solo dalam sebuah pertemuan di Kota Solo. Kedua, saat beliau sudah menjadi Presiden Republik Indonesia dalam suatu ketidaksengajaan di Kebun Raya Bogor.

SOLO – 2010

Pertemuan pertama saya di Solo saat acara SOLO (Sharing Online Lan Offline) awal Juni 2010. Saya dan teman-teman Blogger Magelang diundang Pakdhe Blontank, beberapa hari menginap dan jalan-jalan di seputaran Solo untuk diperkenalkan beberapa hal menarik yang ada di Solo. Beliau -Pak Jokowi- meski tidak terlalu lama tetapi juga tak terlalu singkat, berbincang dengan para narablog. Saya selaku blogger kroco jelas tak punya kesempatan untuk berbincang langsung dengan beliau, apa lagi dalam durasi waktu yang lama. Meski hanya berjabat tangan, tapi saya ingat betul senyum beliau kepada setiap orang yang menjabat tangannya. Kejadian ini selalu saya ingat karena momen ini adalah pertama kalinya bagi saya berjabat tangan dengan pejabat publik setingkat Bupati/ Wali Kota (maklum saya ini cah ndeso kluthuk).

BOGOR – 2016

Pertemuan kedua terjadi tanpa sengaja. Saya sedang berlibur ke Kebun Raya Bogor bersama istri (baru beberapa bulan setelah menikah) sekira awal Desember 2016. Siang menjelang sore saya sedang ‘setengah berteduh’ di rindangnya pepohonan menghindari ‘setengah gerimis’ saat mobil Camry yang ditumpangi Pak Jokowi dan Bu Iriana melintas. Hanya ada saya dan istri di pinggir sisi kiri jalan saat mobil yang ditumpangi Pak Jokowi melintas pelan. Saya hanya bisa tersenyum kepada Pak Jokowi yang ada di dalam mobil (nggak mungkin juga mau teriak-teriak histeris). Tanpa saya duga, Pak Jokowi turut membalas tersenyum sambil memandang kami berdua. Senyum yang sama dengan senyum saat pertemuan saya dengan beliau di Solo tujuh tahun sebelumnya.

Dari kesan dua pertemuan dengan Pak Jokowi ini saya mempersepsikan pribadi beliau. Alasan yang sangat sederhana bagi saya dalam menilai personality Pak Joko Widodo. Dari respon senyum beliau memunculkan rasa sebagaimana saat saya bertemu dengan orang yang luwes dan ramah. Tidak ada sedikitpun muncul rasa takut atau terancam pada diri saya.

Saya baru satu kali bersalaman dengan beliau, dua kali bertatap muka dengan beliau. Sekilas menilai dari senyumannya, beginilah kesan saya bertemu dengan beliau.

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Internet https://nahdhi.com/internet/ https://nahdhi.com/internet/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:46:17 +0000 https://nahdhi.com/?p=168 Saya runtut ulang kalender di gawai, rupanya hari ini sudah berjalan 8 bulan lebih saya tinggal sendirian di Jakarta. Anak dan istri saya untuk sementara waktu tinggal di Jogja. Selama 8 bulan berjalan itu pula saya secara periodik menempuh perjalanan Jakarta-Jogja, utamanya ya supaya bisa ketemu mereka berdua. Sehari-hari saya tidak ketemu dengan mereka, dalam satu bulan kadang hanya bisa ketemu 4-6 hari.

Sebagai penghiburan, setiap menjelang malam selama saya di Jakarta selalu ada kegiatan rutin, video call. Praktis, internet sangat diperlukan untuk menunjang video call. Di Jakarta saya rasa tidak terlalu bermasalah karena akses internet ada di mana-mana dengan kualitas dan kecepatan tidaklah buruk. Di Jogja, di lokasi tertentu meski masuk wilayah perkotaan pun masih ada spot-spot yang kurang terjangkau sinyal internet. Tak jarang saat video call terdapat delay dan buffer.

Internet lambat itu menyebalkan.

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Souvenirs (Archive) https://nahdhi.com/souvenirs/ https://nahdhi.com/souvenirs/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:00:11 +0000 https://nahdhi.com/?p=97 https://nahdhi.com/souvenirs/feed/ 0 97 Uphill Road https://nahdhi.com/uphill-road/ https://nahdhi.com/uphill-road/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:28:00 +0000 https://nahdhi.com/?p=266

How about my 10 years effort gaining ability in geoscience world?

I lied to myself. Our real goal was the same it had always been, but in different way. Nobody really wrong for making decision, nobody can stop you from going back to your world.

I began to recall my memories in geoscience world. Restore my archived files on my computer, rearrange my bookshelf to geophysics first rather than IT books, reopen my pending geophysics instrumentation project. Is this enough? Nope. I need to refresh my basic understanding of geology and geophysics. I need much more discussion partners for better understanding.

I tried to register for geoscience master degree, not too far from my recent location. I prepared this registration in a short time since registration period nearly ended. After this-and-that, tick-and-tock, almost without enough time for exam preparation, I have been accepted for study in reservoir geophysics master degree. I attend this study nearly every time outside work hour, drain a lot of energy anyway.

Here I am. What’s next?

to be continue…

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