How to Text-To-Speech Your Phone/ Computer or Bagaimana Membuat Komputer dan Telepon Genggam bisa "Ngomong"

Smartphone with text display showing a play button, with sound waves heading toward an ear

for Mac/ IoS (Andy Wolber / TechRepublic)

This is an example of bilingual post I try to write occassionally. English is normal, Indonesian is in italic. Not sure yet whether intermitten paragraph format is good or not though.

Artikel ini adalah salah satu usaha saya untuk menulis artikel dwibahasa. Bahasa Inggris diketik seperti ini. Bahasa Indonesia diketik seperti ini. Kurang tahu juga apakah menulis selang-selin begini bagus atau tidak.

My friend S requested a recommendation about audiobook reader for Android, that’s the basis of this post.

Saya dimintai rekomendasi oleh teman saya mengenai aplikasi untuk membaca audiobook di telepon genggam, dari situ, jadilah artikel.

This is also one time I try to make a video post, and I know why I’m not really into videomaking.

Ini artikel video pertama untuk blog ini, jadi tahu kenapa saya tidak terlalu suka dengan video.

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3-D Print Your Planet (and Space-Related Objects)

Writing this as it’s still fresh in mind (looking at a lot of drafts sitting in my notebook) as well as for the next print if any. I can and will update this, but for now, it’s publishable in my standard.

I have just obtained an opportunity to do an outreach. It’s a very interesting event, and as I previously have obtained a 3-D print of Gale Crater, I was very interested to create a print of my area of research (still Mars, but more to the south)



The print in question. As blurry as it can get  Anyone can guess what this is?


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Accessibility and accommodation in events (and media), and a lot of ramblings related to that

This is a part of an ever-updating post, but the first part is alright so I upload it

Upload your 2015 General Assembly presentation

EGU’s PICO (flash-talk) illustration. See the lower screen on the right-hand side? It is allocated for wheel-chair users. EGU also provides a quiet/ prayer room, which I also appreciate. Please no alcohol-only poster session, then I will give five stars. Credit: Stephanie McClellan/EGU)

As a person with an overall privileged condition: healthy body, no allergy (anymore), have my own saving so I can pay something upfront first then being reimbursed, as well having a  laidback and nrima (Javanese, lit: accepting, which sometime’s not a good characteristic to have) personality, although I tried to give my suggestion in accessibility and accommodation whenever I can, especially in regards to other people or participants in an event I’m an organiser of, I’ve never really given a thought about this enough about when I’m the one being accommodated for.

After meeting a lot more people in a wider spectrum and having more knowledge and discussions about accessibility and being asked on what kind of accessibility access and accommodation I or people like “me” actually want, I did some hard contemplation and some more reading (read: tabs in high tens). I will give some of my thought and experiences below.

(Making a note for a friend who’s in charge of accessibility and accommodations, hence a few of my notes for her sprinkled around)

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How to: GDAL with Martian Data

I’ve seen a lot of tutorial on working with GDAL with Earth data, but not a lot for planetary data, Mars included. As I use GDAL a lot (and in need of reminder myself), why not write a how-to with Martian data.

MOLA, but in different projections (,

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Nostalgia Filter: Bonding Through Shared Culture

It’s interesting to know how people from different culture bond with similarly shared mass media. And it is also interesting to know that apparently, I watched a lot of TV back when I was little, heh.

Not my childhood (

Anyway, compared to people from, let’s say, the United States, where mass media is equal to a worldwide phenomenon, it’s pretty common to see that your childhood!=other people from different countries’. This definitely happens when a lot of British friends talked about TV shows they watched and children show they’re fond of. Afraid not! As an Indonesian, I have experienced foreign culture during my childhood by…watching a lot of TV!

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