Author Archives: alfiahrizky

How to Make a Martian Fly-Over Animation With QGIS

Example result over Echus Chasma

Our planet Earth is a wondrous place to be mapped about, but with the advance of technology and the launch of different spacecrafts, there is an interesting venture and a new research field for mapping enthusiasts, another planet.

Mars, as the most similar to our Earth and also a destination of a lot of planetary mission (some of them are scheduled to be launched/ had just launched this year) has been mapped a lot more compared to other planetary bodies. These vast data are fortunately available open-source to us and can be utilised for both scientific purposes and for fun.

I will guide to you make a simple Martian fly-over animation using a mapping software QGIS, instead of using animation software like Blender.

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How to Safe and Secure Your Phone and Gadget

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from a person who has lost almost everything (exaggerated, of course).

So, confession time, as my previous sentence said, I’m very VERY clumsy. If something’s not attached to me, there is a very big chance that I will misplace it, forget is somewhere, left it at the restaurant toilet, and so on. It’s just last month I had someone returned my backup phone I left in a restaurant toilet 6 months ago. Fortunately I had my email listed on the phone, but unfortunately I didn’t do every precaution there was on that phone as I did in my primary phone (which I had left about three times in three different places and got it returned fortunately every time). If I did, maybe it could be returned sooner. However, I did have my email listed there, and the founder managed to email me.

I write this as a check list next time I reinstall/ change my phone, as well to remind everyone not to be me.

There are a lot more things you can do of course (suggestion welcome!), and I think I double some things here and there and maybe not to your likings, but one of these is definitely better than none!

Mostly for Android. I want to write about automaton with Tasker and others as well but haven’t managed to do so. This is it for now!

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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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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 (https://core2.gsfc.nasa.gov/PGDA/images/MarsTopography_GMM3.jpeg, https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/map/Mars/GlobalSurveyor/MOLA/Mars_MGS_MOLA_ClrShade_merge_global_463m)

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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 (defeatdiabetes.org)

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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