The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner

My bestfriend, Indah SM also known as Ary, gave me this novel on May 17, 2011 and i’ve just finished read it by now. The novel of Khaled Hosseini. The very first reason why it took a long time to read it, is just because this is an english version novel. :mrgreen:

i was trying hard to read it at first, then forgot it, always stop on the third chapter or seventh. On January 2013, i started to read it again. I read chapter per chapter, so slowly, until i finally got the spot that made me keep reading on it. It has very unique story, extraordinary and rich in warmth.

I love this novel. There are some good points to learn, about how to be a good again, about loyality, honesty, betrayal and redemption, and also bravery.

There are things i want to know further: hazara, taliban, and even culture of Afghanistan. There’s also a good quote “…when you  tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth” couldn’t agree more of it; “there’s a way to be good again” remind me that i will always have chance to be a good person to everyone. And there’s a statement, sounds nice statement “for you, a thousand times over” when i read that statement i always imagined of Hassan, one of the greatest person on it.

Recommended to read. and Finally i hv to thank to Ary for giving me this very best novel.

Jambret di Jakarta

Tanggal 5 Februari 2013, sekitar jam 6 sore, Jakarta ‘menggoreskan pedangnya’ ke saia. Hal yang tidak pernah terbesit sedikitpun oleh saia. Tindakan penjambretan!
Sore itu saia pulang naik bajaj menuju stasiun Juanda, bajaj melaju pelan dan melalui jalur yang biasa saia lewati, memutar dan melewati depan KPPN. Tas saia pangku seperti biasa dan tiba-tiba dari arah kiri ada motor yang menjambret tas saia. Seriously, awalnya saia cuma bisa bengong dan kemudian tersadar “semua barang saia disana!”. Nangis tapi gakeluar airmata, si supir bajaj menyarankan saia utk lapor polisi. Seperti kejadian terdahulu, saia cuma bisa lemes dan cm mikir pulang, dan saia memilih pulang ke kantor. Another place called home?!
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Passphrase

Using password is one of the easiest ways to protect your account. But everyone isn’t really aware how to make a strong password (the length and the combination of characters, symbols, and numeric) and how to protect their password. Some people use the same password for every account, tell the other their password, write down their password on the sticky note, put it on their pc, or never change their password regularly. Imagine that your mailbox is as important as your “server”, imagine that someone will randomly changed your configuration thus make your setting works improperly, damage your image-or so called “pencitraan” in Indonesian language, steal your data, or even use your data for deception purposes. Am I too paranoid? No, I’m just trying to remind you that password is just the lowest security you could do to protect your “life”.

Suddenly remember about one thing called passphrase. A passphrase is a sequence of words or other text used to control access to a computer system, program or data. A passphrase is similar to a password in usage, but is generally longer for added security. Passphrases are often used to control both access to, and operation of, cryptographic programs and systems. Passphrases are particularly applicable to systems that use the passphrase as an encryption key. The origin of the term is by analogy with password. The modern concept of passphrases is believed to have been invented by Sigmund N. Porter in 1982 (Wikipedia). In a computer networking, the easy definition of a passphrase is, one or a few small words chosen by an administrator or user for use as a security setting. Passphrases are designed to make network security settings easier to remember (compnetworking.about.com).

Other stuff I copied from wikipedia, here are the typical advice about choosing a passphrase:
– Long enough to be hard to guess
– Not a famous quotation from literature, holy books, et cetera
– Hard to guess by intuition—even by someone who knows the user well
– Easy to remember and type accurately
– For better security, any easily memorable encoding at your own level can be applied
– Not reused between sites, applications and other different sources.

Instead of using a strong password which needs habit to write it fast, we could use a passphrase. Freely decide what to choose to be your passphrase, something easy to remember which need, at least one hint to enter your accounts. At last, we just need to manage our password by change it regularly.

Finally, let’s find out about passphrase from accurate references. :mrgreen:
Cheers.

 

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