Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sun, 04/26/2009 - 00:47
Prepositions establish relationships between words and are therefore useful in building phrases. Some common examples in Bahasa Indonesia include the following:
At, In, On (all referring to place), use "Di".
At, In, On, For (all referring to time, use "Pada jam", "Dalam", "Pada", "Selama", respectively.
For (a purpose) use "Untuk"
From use "Dari"
Towards use "Ke"
Inside, Outside use "Di dalam", "Di luar", respectively
Since and Until use "Sejak", "Sampai", respectively
About and With use "Tentang" and "Dengan", respectively
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sun, 04/26/2009 - 00:43
Greetings and Responses
In any language basic introductions must be learned. Introductions in Indonesia may include a gentle handshake and the touching of the heart afterwards to indicate goodwill. Always use the right hand.
"Selamat" is the basic greeting word, derived from the Arabic "salam", meaning peace.
"Selamat pagi" (Good morning), "Selamat siang" (Good day, from about 11am to 2-3pm), "Selamat sore" (Good afternoon), "Selamat malam (good evening, after nightfall), "Selamat tidur" (good night, "tidur" = to sleep).
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sun, 04/26/2009 - 00:32
Whilst rote-learning should be avoided in most cases when learning a second language in some cases, as people learn sentences, not words, in some basic cases it is an effective way to ingrain knowledge. Specifically, basic pronunciation, the alphabet and numbers should be practised until they become second nature.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 04/20/2009 - 00:15
Further adventures in attempting to install Underworld 1.2 on Wexstan.
Previous instruction for installing Mesa largely work, but with the following exceptions.
Use a new directory name and run the configuration as modified...
mkdir -p /usr/local/mesa/7.4
... and discover a new and interesting failure.
checking for LIBDRM... configure: error: Package requirements (libdrm >= 2.4.3) were not met:
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 04/20/2009 - 00:03
Wextan is a 64 bit Opteron Linux Cluster with 32 Opteron 246 CPUS with 64 Gb Ram and 0.5 Terabytes of Hard Disk Storage running Fedora Core 5. A user wants to install Underworld v1.2 on this machine.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 06:44
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 04/01/2009 - 00:34
Mesa (why does their website use frames?) is an open source 3D graphics library based on the OGL specification. It's been around since 1993 and is still in regular development, making it quite popular for scientific applications.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 03:15
NAMD is a parallel molecular dynamics code for large biomolecular systems. Version 2.7b1 has some advantages over 2.6 and an extensive user's guide.
Download the tarball (registration required), put it somewhere sensible (e.g.,
/usr/local/src/NAMD) and unpack (
tar xvf NAMD_2.7b1_Source.tar.gz) and enter that directory.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 04:03
Dear Senator Conroy,
By way of introduction I am a systems administrator for a high-performance computing centre critical for researchers in your state. You may also remember me working on IT support for the Victorian Parliamentary Labor Party for a number of years.
I am writing to you concerning the proposed "mandatory 'clean feed' internet service" which you expressed last year in "Labor's Plan for Cyber-safety".
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Sun, 02/27/2005 - 13:00
On Saturday, February 26, 2005, Harelquin the rat died.
He had been in decline for some time, his back legs slowly giving up. On Thursday evening he had stopped eating altogether which caused great concern. However on Friday evening the presentation of some oat and apple baby food was graciously accepted.