Author Archives: alfiahrizky

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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London’s 1001 Night (of Museum) + Extras

(This is an add-when-I-remember-to-write-more blog post)


Yes, this flowchart is handy, but not a suitable display picture material. The original is Source)

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Applying for a Schengen VISA,Ireland VISA, and US VISA from the UK

with a focus on Indonesian Citizen

The unfortunate thing about Indonesian studying in the UK is that it’s so very near to go to other countries (as cheap as £12 to go to France, for example), but you can’t because there’s a huge barrier…

What is that?

VISA, of course (still seething inside looking at Malaysian friend who can just impulse-buy flight/bus ticket)

Mock passport (


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Mempersiapkan Penjelajahan Ke Luar Angkasa, Dari Bumi

Untuk melakukan penjelajahan di bumi, faktor-faktor seperti arah, posisi, dan cuaca merupakan faktor yang penting saat mempersiapkan perjalanan. Dengan menggunakan sistem navigasi dan peta, serta ramalan cuaca yang akurat hingga 2 derajat per harinya[1], kita dapat mempersiapkan rute perjalanan kita untuk mendatangi lokasi yang kita inginkan di permukaan bumi, dalam kondisi perjalanan yang terbaik. Di bumi saja, kita terbiasa untuk mempersiapkan perjalanan kita, untuk melakukan penjelajahan ke luar angkasa, di tata surya kita, bahkan di alam semesta, dunia yang misterius dan jauh berbeda kondisinya dengan bumi kita, tentu jauh lebih banyak data dan persiapan yang dibutuhkan.

Bukan persiapan seperti ini (

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