Archive for March, 2006

Nearing 1k words

2006 March 29

Go

Still humming trough the 2nd iteration of goproblems.com difficulty 41-50. No playing except on YIC meeting since SIC is laggy and I don’t have money to play on internet cafes.

Japanese

I’ve extracted these words from a song:

のがす to let escape
出会い であい meeting
かしら head
すなお honest
すすめ advice
うらめ backfire
けっか result
そうだ it is said that
まったく truly
その通り そのとおり just like that
さいこう highest
じょうけん conditions
さいしん careful
サービス service
えり好み えりごのみ fastidious
time
こす to surpass
タイム time
マネー money
なくす to lose something
ほしい desired
ちょっかん intuition
しんじる to believe
かんしゃ gratitude
いたす to do
しっぱい mistake
ふられる to be rejected
はじまり beginning
くやしい vexing
かんじる to feel
しかえし revenge
あわてる to become confused
色んな いろんな various
はら stomach
へり reduction
ねむい sleepy
まごころ sincerity
とどく to reach
こいびと sweetheart
どうりょう coworker
とくい customer, client
しょ many

And another song:

さくら cherry blossom
なでしこ lovable caressable girl
ほほ cheek (of face)
そめ dyeing
だめ useless
会話 かいわ conversation
ろうか corridor
えがお smile
うちあける to speak one’s mind
はりさける to burst (open)
こくはく confession
だきしめる to hug someone close
はつこい first love
初めて はじめて for the first time
なか relationship
よく well
かける to risk
おおもり a large serving
かしら I wonder
いがい with the exception of
うつる to be reflected
けっしん determination
かたい firm (not viscous or easily moved)
ついていく to follow

Which makes my word list increase to 923. My current plan is to add words until the count reaches 1500. I’ll probably be extracting words from songs, adding thematic words at will (for example planet names), and documenting words I accidentaly stumbled upon.

After that I plan to review my writing skills of hiragana, katakana, and grade 1 and 2 kanji. It will then be followed by the memorization of grade 3 kanji.

GTK#

I’ve played a bit with GTK#. Its layouting system is a blessing, since I now don’t have to hardcode layouting logic like I used to do with winforms 1.0 (winforms 2.0 has a similar layouting system but I’m not inclined to learn it).

University

The first mid exam is on 4th April and the last one on 11th April. Gotta start making a study plan soon…

Misc

Ubuntu Dapper is going to be delayed to make it more polished. Although it is sad to wait longer, I think they made the correct choice since Dapper is meant to be enterprise ready. 6.04 will be 6.06.

Btw, my plan is that with Dapper I’ll try to force myself using it as my primary OS. If things go well, in the next 1 or 2 Ubuntu release(s) Windows (Vista probably) will be relegated to Xen.

YIC on UTY

2006 March 25

Mba Shinda and Mas Jiyuu from YIC aired on UTY’s Japan-related air show today on 5 PM. Overall it’s great, but sadly they didn’t know much about go’s history (in China, Japan, Indonesia) so questions about it wasn’t answered satisfyingly (I also don’t know much either so me being there wouldn’t really help much).

For my TK2, I’ve downloaded Mono 1.1.13 for Windows, The Mono Handbook which contains a GTK# tutorial, and a GTK# tutorial in flash.

Mnemosyne synchronized

2006 March 21

Japanese

At last the Mnemosyne synchronization is complete! Now I’m starting to add new words to Mnemosyne. I’m currently taking them from song lyrics. Here’s the new words I salvaged from a song:

Kanji Kana English
東京 とうきょう Tokyo (current capital of Japan)
in
くらす to live
くらし living
たら indicates supposition
やさしい kind
しみる to permeate
から because
しつれん unrequited love
休み やすみ holiday
むかし olden days
しかる to scold
わがまま selfishness
まんま as it is
けしょう makeup
あんまり not very
うまく skillfully
さみしい lonely
あんしん relief
また again
けれど but
でしょう don’t you agree?
ながれぼし meteor
いのる to pray

The song title is deliberately concealed.

Go

Still 16k, still reading Fuseki on Your Side (chapter 3 now).

University 

For TK2 (Tugas Khusus 2 = Special Project 2) I decided to make a kanji dictionary using GTK#. The advisor, Mr. Medi, agreed to it and asked me to just give him the end result.

I don’t know GTK# so need to start learning it. I will also download kanji dictionary programs as a reference.

Title test

2006 March 21

Hmm, so the URL gets a number appended. So I guess this will be https://agro1986.wordpress.com/2006/03/21/title-test-3/

Title test

2006 March 21

This is the duplicate. What will happen?

Title test

2006 March 21

I’m trying to create a duplicate title…

Just another update

2006 March 18

Japanese

Mnemosyne synchronization is now at word 700 (out of 831).

Btw I got the PV of Houkiboshi (ほう星), Motto Futari de (もっとふたりで), and Touch (タッチ) from my friend. I really like Motto Futari de, and Houkiboshi is also nice. I’ve got the lyrics on hand (songs are a great vocabulary building tool).

Go

My friends at YIC suggested that I make a “how to play go” syllabus, so that any members can easily teach a newcomer. I remembered that I’ve used a LaTeX go package before, so gave it a try. After some days of writing, I’ve completed a 13-page “Cara Bermain Igo” (How to Play Go) which can be downloaded at http://yic.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Cara_Bermain_Igo.pdf. It’s interesting to know that a wandering soul bought one for Rp. 1000,00 at YIC’s Wednesday meeting.

I’m still stuck at 16k. I need to limit my net play anyway since I’m running thin on financial matters :). Playing on SIC proves problematic because it’s awfully laggy. I’ll just focus on doing goproblems.com (still at difficulty 41-50) and reading Fuseki on Your Side (still on chapter 2).

Another update

2006 March 11

Go

I’m still doing goproblems.com difficulty 41-50. Need to really master those tsumegos before moving on. My rank on KGS is still 16k.

Japanese

The Mnemosyne synchronization has now reached around word 400 (out of around 800).

New Netting Policy

2006 March 7

My new policy when on internet cafe is to play on KGS before browsing the web. This is because I’ve been sloppy lately and spend all my time browsing the web, playing no games.

It seems to work well today. I already played a game and won bt 25.5 points :). It was mainly about destroying each other’s moyo.

In playing go now, I’m trying to consciously apply the concepts in Fuseki on Your Side by Charles Matthews. The attitude is to think hard about my choices when playing a game, and then critically reviewing and comparing it to the book after the game. I hope it will improve my play.

I’m also starting to sychronize my Mnemosyne items to my Japanese word list. It mainly involves removing duplicates (for example the word hito may have both the hiragana and kanji version – I removed the hiragana version in that case) and changing the answer to match the EDICT-synchronized word list. I have synchronized around 150 items (out of around 800).

New YIC members: Nanda & Putra

2006 March 6

I welcome two YIC newest members, Nanda and Putra.

They came on the Sunday meeting and asked for a go tutorial. I gave the materials from Hiroki Mori’s Interactive Way to Go (only the subset enough to play a real go game since the full material would take too long). After that session they joined YIC :).
Some members suggested that I make a module that could be used by any members to teach the rules of go. It seems like a great idea and I’ll probably make one later on.