Monthly Archives: February 2009

Jusuf Kalla says ready to run for president

Vide President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla said that he is ready to be nominated for the Next Indonesian President (2009-2014).

Kalla is now the Chairperson of Functional Group (Golkar) Party, the winner of previous Parliament election in 2004. Kalla said he is ready if his party, Golkar provides support for him.


Lion Air Emergency Landing without Front Gear

A Lion Air passenger aircraft MD-90 (now Boeing MD-90) on 23rd Feb 2009 landed at Batam airport without its front landing gear extended. The emergency landing resulting in damage to the undercarriage and the airport having to be closed.

The Aircraft with flight number JT-972 was carrying 162 passengers when made an emergency landing at Hang Ngadim Airport in Batam, Riau, Indonesia. No one on board was injured during and after the emergency landing.

The Lion Air operates some MD-90 and older MD series aircrafts, but start phasing them out and replace them with the newly purchased Boeing 737-900ER.

Drupal Facebook Connect Module

Drupal as the best website/blog content management system (CMS) is now found its way to talk with, the most active social networking websites. Integration of drupal powered website/blog with facebook is mainly to allow visitors to log in to a site using a Facebook account. It means that users can access a Drupal-powered website using their Facebook username (email address) and password. Just like OpenId, this is helpful that users do not need to register with a drupal website.

Facebook is constantly working in expanding their footprint beyond the social networking services. In early December 2009, Facebook announce a new feature for developers. The feature is called Facebook Connect, released and announced on the blog on 4th December 2009.

Drupal modules are now available to support the integration between drupal website/blog and facebook. At least, there are Drupal Facebook Connect and Drupal for Facebook Modules already developed independently and fortunately, both can do the authentication with Facebook.

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