As I have told you in my previous posting yesterday , one of my best friends from RadioLiner community , Mr Endy , gave his personal computer to me in the right moment at the time I was interested in beginning my ow business. I will not tell you again the storie behind the scene, I mean behind the reason why he gave me like that but the most important for me now was keeping his trust with care.
The computer itself consist only two major devices ; they were a main CPU and a tube monitor, LG brand new, however I would love to get any kind of flat monitor, but that would be fine for the very first time. Before I was writing on the next small stories today, please allow me to tell you what happen to my original one before.
Basically , I have alreadh had one complete personal computer , around the year 2000 something , perhaps 2001 I was afraid , another friend of mine, Imam Adhita Virya , gave my very first computer with a main CPU only. Without monitor or keyboard as well, just a tube monitor. I could not remember the name of the monitor. What I remembered was about the type of the CPU, Duron 800 Mghz If I wa not mistaken.
Personal Computer Not Laptop
Times goes by, until I knew that the computer need a monitor too, and finally, other friend of mine , Nono Sutiono, presented his one of tube monitors to me. Finally my personal computer now completed already consisted of a CPU, Tube Monitor, and a keyboard as well. In other words, Imam gave a CPU, Nono Sutiono gave me his tube monitor, while I provided a keyboard by myself. Woilaaaaaa.
Unfortunately, in the year 2003, the personal computer got small problems in the screen, so that I could not operate the computer at all, and the final was accident where I found the CPU was broken and could not be used again. I had nothing to do then. A few years later, my wife purchased her first laptop, Axioo model, 11 inches, and for a moment I could use her laptop to do some works at home. I was not comfortable with the laptop due to the size was too small for me, and the keyboard was too for my “big” fingers. I was not interested in using her computer for some reasons.
I was not a type of man who cannot use the laptop for some reasons, and some of my friends told me not to use the big one just to typing words or letters by using words, not designing tools like using Adobe Photoshop and other devices.
For me this was only optional for emergency reasons where I was not able to find any computer during my traveling to Bali for example, I had no choice to bring the laptop for writing on my reports during the trip. Now I prefer a normal size of the computer, and that option fell into the size of normal and standard personal computer as usual.
Am I a kind of an old fashion man for technology? Well, I did not know for sure, you tell me for that one. What I knew now was an option for me , my type and my comfortable way of writing on with the computer I wanted. I wanted a personal computer that is all, and I was responsible for any decision I made. The laptop was useful too , unfortunately the laptop was not my type.
Let’s back to the stories of my current personal computer now. I was pleased to do everything needed to make the personal computer was safe, and easy to operate with several tools I was dreaming of. What kind of the tools I would love to install into the personal computer? That is a question that I would like to tell you all about today.
I have been installed some of web design tools for writing and design tools and some entertainment devices as well. The facilities that have been successfully installed in the personal computer were
- Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
However I have been engaged working with one of the most powerful open sources for a newbie in the field of professional look website with Joomla 1.5.25 versions, in some cases I keep writing and designing on my own HTML website template with using the Macromedia Dreamweaver series, and my choice fell into the model of the Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, I used to get the Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.0 version and I loved using the higher level of the dreamweaver like this
- Adobe Photoshop 7.0
When I was creating more effects with an image gallery, I need a tool to help me design and edit the image and creating more effects with layers, colors, and model including retouching the photos and many other creative effects. Those are some of the reasons why I was installing that Adobe Photoshop 7.0. I used to learn the version of the Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and I would love to learn a higher level of the adobe series like this too.
- Macromedia Flash MX
Actually I was seldom using the animation effects in creating a website with manual website devices like those Adobe Photoshop, however in particular to create more interesting banners on the website, I may need this tool to help me out of the problems in producing more animation effects, and that is using the Flash. I was dealing with the Macromedia Flash 5 before, and again I love challenging to learn more and more flash series like the MX version. One of the most difficult part of this Flash MX was using the java script into the effects which need more knowledge in the field of java script programming I could not able to afford
Regarding about that Macromedia Flash MX, I need someone or somebody out there who can teach and tell me how to develop rich internet content and some applications as well. Some people said that the. Macromedia Flash MX can provide everything I need to create and deliver rich Web content and powerful applications. This is one of the most difficult part of the Macromedia Flash I would still learn more and more about it.
Before I end this stories, I would like to extend my gratitude to Sugeng Harianto, a web master and designer from Jogjakarta, Central Java , for his wonderful gift to me with that CD of website tools.
For your information, I knew Sugeng Harianto in the year of 2000 at the time I was working with Koperasi Mahasiswa (KOPMA) Untan, as Billing Operator at a cyber café under Untan administration. Sugeng gave me a CD of files consists of web design softwares with original serial numbers to be used including Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Macromedia Flash MX , Macromedia Dreamweaver MX , Personal Web Server , Font , AC DC , and Java Script collections.
I have some great plans to complete my personal computer in the future, and I would love to share them all with you again Insya Allah. That will be all for now, and thanks for reading this posting. Cheersssssssss. (Asep Haryono)