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Makassar, Reform to be a World City or Flood City?

" Makassar city will be a city of the world, and put forward three main ideas conceptually directed to welfare and governance reform of Makassar." (cited in:

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Wiryanotes January 2014, the rain hits the city of Makassar continually, flooding everywhere, and strong winds are unrelenting citizens’ roofs in some local areas. This is even more troubling Makassar city residents, especially after the new Mayor of Makassar has been elected. Danny Pomanto and Daeng Ical (Deputy Mayor). Danny Pomanto and Daeng Ical are faced with the increasing of tremendous challenges with an increasing of alarming condition in Makassar city. But, both of those partners (that often called by the DIA designation) will change the city of Makassar from zero to one hundred. From ordinary city, became a World City.

Until now the big question that always arises in local communities and immigrants are: whence the flood coming from? Since it was almost 12 years they lived in the city of Makassar, then the floods in 2014 is the highest peak of the intensity of floods, and the flood peak intensity exceeds the acceptable limit than usual.

When we analyze further, it is not a surprise to some circles. One of the reasons why the intensity of floods in Makassar increased, caused by the reduction in water catchment areas in the city of Makassar.

The statement is supported by the increasing number of housing construction. This development ultimately lead to reduction of the catchment areas. Because, every housing development, automatically more trees are felled, and swamp the stockpiled, those condition then increase the intensity of flooding in the city of Makassar. (Abra)

eMindMaps (CALL Software)

1. Rationale
The author of this CALL’ task is Wirya Surachmat, the reason why the author chooses this software is based on his experience while attending the teacher forum at Vocational High School of 8 Makassar. eMindMaps, first time introduced by the ICT Teacher Forums in Bali, 2008 of June as an efficient learning software for English teachers, and was created by MindJet LLC Corporation in 1999.

2. The Nature of Mind Map
A Mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Major categories radiate from a central node, and lesser categories are sub-branches of larger branches (Budd, 2004). Categories can represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items related to a central key word or idea.
Mind maps can be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture or meeting, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. An example of a rough mind map is illustrated. Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram. A similar concept in the 1970s was "idea sun bursting".

Some Examples of Mind Map:
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3. Mind Map Guidelines
MindMap Founder : Tony Buzan
Buzan (2010) suggests the following guidelines for creating mind maps:
a.    Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors.
b.    Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your mind map.
c.    Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.
d.    Each word/image is best alone and si tting on i ts own l ine.
e.    The lines should be connected, starting from the central image.
f.    The central lines are thicker, organic and thinner as they radiate out from the center.
g.    Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support.
h.    Use mul tiple colors throughout the mind map, for visual stimulation and also to encode or group.
i.    Develop your own personal style of mind mapping.
j.    Use emphasis and show associations in your mind map.
k.   Keep the mind map clear by using radial hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.

1. eMindMaps (Solution for Mind Mapping Maker)
eMindMaps is a Mind-mapping software that can be used to organize large amounts of information, combining spatial organization, dynamic hierarchical  structuring and node folding. Software packages can extend the concept of mind-mapping by allowing individuals to map more than thoughts and ideas with information on their computers and the Internet, like spreadsheets, documents, Internet sites and images (Devin, 2013). Note-taking software such as Microsoft OneNote often incorporates mind mapping capabilities. It has been suggested that mind-mapping can improve learning/ study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note-taking (Fernand,, 2002).

2. The Use of eMindMaps
As with other diagramming tools, mind maps can be used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying (Willis, 2006) and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. Mind maps have many applications in personal, family, educational, and business situations, including notetaking, brainstorming (where the ideas are inserted into the map radially around the center node, without the implicit prioritization that comes from hierarchy or sequential arrangements, and wherein grouping and organizing is reserved for later stages), summarizing, as a mnemonic technique, or to sort out a complicated idea. Mind maps are also promoted as a way to collaborate in color pen creativity sessions.

3. System Requirements
As the author experience, the minimum system requirements for this software are:
Windows: ME/ 2000/ XP/ Windows 7/8
RAM: 512MB of Memory DDR1 or Higher
Processor: AMD Basic/ INTEL Pentium 4 or Higher
Graphics: 16MB, NvidiaX or ATI, (it’s Okay for Onboard VGA Card)
Disk Space: 8 MB Free Harddisk Space or more

Easy to be Used
Up to 25 Clear guides for Newbie available inside the software.
Portable Use (You don’t need to install this software, its executable even you copied it to another PC)
the Print-Out result of your work is available
Efficient to be used in large classroom
Improve learning/ study efficiency up to 15% (Research by Fernand)
Not only for Learning but, eMindMaps can be used for:
·    problem-solving
·    outline/ framework design
·    structure/ relationship representations
·    anonymous collaboration
·    marriage of words and visuals
·    individual  expression of creativity
·    condensing material  into a concise and memorable format
·    team-building or synergy creating activity
·    enhancing work morale
Concept maps - Mind maps differ from concept maps in that mind maps focus on only one word or idea, whereas concept maps connect multiple words or ideas. Also, concept maps typically have text labels on their connecting lines/arms. Mind maps are based on radial hierarchies and tree structures denoting relationships with a central governing concept, whereas concept maps are based on connections between concepts in more diverse patterns. However, either can be part of a larger personal knowledge base system.
Modelling graphs - There is no rigorous right or wrong with eMindMaps, relying on the arbitrariness of mnemonic systems. A UML diagram or a semantic network has structured elements modelling relationships, with lines connecting objects to indicate relationship. This is general ly done in black and white with a clear and agreed iconography. Mind maps serve a di fferent purpose:  they help wi th memory and organization. Mind maps are collections of words structured by the mental context of the author with visual mnemonics, and, through the use of colour, icons and visual links, are informal and necessary to the proper functioning of the eMindMaps.


Not Suitable for Android or Smartphone
Passive Graph, the newbie who doesnt understand how to improvise their graphic organizer it is okay, but eMindMaps provide limited icon and sample picture, so the GraphicMaker should be creative to make the new ones.
No Graphics Update, eMindMaps designed for single time, and give overall utilities and no update plugins for this software.

In this part, I will explain how to conduct the eMindMap in Teach Writing to the Classroom.
1.     For the first time, inform your students that they will make a simple writing by using graphic Organizer, but before make a writing process they should brainstorm or mapping their ideas. Give them a 3 topics (more or less it’s up to your students quantity).

2.    Then, open the eMindMap, while opening the software you will introduce it as the first time to the Classroom, (Make Sure, you have share the software to all of the students, it’s okay if your class lacked of PC or Laptop, just group them or make the students work in Pairs). The First time screen should be seen as below:

3.    Then, before start to make the writing explain them a quick tutorial using the eMindMaps like the picture below. (as the author experience, its not a difficult software, the students should be understandable rapidly then what the teacher predict)

4.    After they understand how to use the software, ask them to click the Mind Map sample, as an example for their work in future.

5.     It’s easy, isn’t it? Afterwards, ask them to make a graphic organizer using eMindMap software, and give them a chance to choose a topic that you (teacher) had given before.

6.   Guide them to make a mind mapping as creative as possible before start writing, inform them that connect the branch as much as possible which related to the topic (Rationale, this process sometimes we call as brainstorm or make a list before writing).

7.     After finishing their graph ask them to make the print out of the graph as their homework, and you could give them an additional homework such as make an essay related to the mind map that they have made.

eMindMaps is designed for Learning, Presentation, and Self-Plan for everyone who want to organize their ideas, and spread them into the Brainstorming Graphic, eMindmaps is very suitable for the teachers to develop their teaching method, not only for writing process but also for their Lesson Plan, Learning Concept, and Learning Map in the class with aim to support the learning process.

eMindMap is Highly Recommended for teachers, Companies, and Students self-use. Beside it’s easy to be used, it’s very efficient software, even the weakness of the software are well explained above, but that’s not the reason to make disturbance to the eMindMap stay on the track, as a conclusion, the eMindMap still the good software for everyone. eMindMap should create students’ interest, conduct this software to your classroom and start to build stimulus and eagerness to your students.

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How to Taking Care of Your Laptop

The Laptop is a highly sensitive electronics as well as our beloved, if we don't cared it will be broken. We have to notice that laptop components are more expensive than desktop computer components or PC. Well, therefore to avoid our bags perforated, preferably follow this tips below:

1. Do not Download Unknown Software from the Internet.
Usually, when there is a fast connection we immediately tempted to download a variety of games and applications, even though it could have been in the form of viruses and Malware. Therefore please use a piece of software that has been obtained from the package with their laptops is the first time you buy the laptop. If the software is downloaded you should scan it first with your antivirus

2. Do not Install the Software that Rarely Used or Useless.
Why do we buy food that we don't eat? Why do we buy clothes that do not fit in our body? These are the same case with our Software, we should not use/install software which is rarely even we don't need at all, even though we feel curious about the software, but remember to do uninstall when the software is useless for our laptop.

3.  Do not put the laptop on a mattress or a dusty breeze while it is turned on.
The impact caused is large enough, based on the experiences of my friends. After a few minutes alone with their laptops placed above the mattress, next day the adaptor directly damaged, He Wondered it caused by dust that piled up and penetrate the computer system on the surface of the laptop.

4. Keep your Laptop Clean.
Keep your laptop there should be no dust at all on the surface, always clean the surface of your laptop when you have used it.

5. Avoid Electromagnetic Vibrations.
Keep your laptop from electromagnetic tools such as a loudspeaker, the loudspeaker which has magnetic, engine, mobile phones, and other sources of vibration, please note if you are using the phone immediately distanced the laptop from the magnetic field that is in a dangerous area to create sound laptop because it can lead to malfunctioning or its voice will cracked.

6. Arrange Neatly your Laptop Cable.
Arrange your laptop cable's neatly, even for its charger, VGA cable, and also for any cable that connected on your laptop, Unarranged wire could provide mutually colliding and tangled, then level the heat from the cables will increase and make the pressure voltage coming into the laptop and the risk is the laptop electricity will not stable, it will harm your laptop chipsets.

7. Take Care of your laptop Battery.
Take care of your laptop battery, never charge your laptop until it's totally full of charge, because it will harm your main cell of your laptop battery, If you do that your laptop battery not directly harm at all, but it doesn't have any lasting life, easy to be low and you will pay with high price to buy a new one. Using Laptop while charged also could harm your battery componet when it's cell become overheating.

8. Do not Put Objects On Top of The Laptop at the time it Covered.
Moreover, heavy objects on your laptop can instantly harm your LCD or it Motherboard that caused by the pressure above the laptop. If the motherboard getting harm or broken, your laptop will never start again. Keep your laptop on the safety place

9. Never Move the laptop from one to another Place Frequently while it still alive.
Here's the story: Laptops which yet in shutdown/sleep means the laptop hard drive is also being worked out so that when you try to move up your laptop remember! The hard drive head can cause scratch the cylinder, consequently is very fatal.

10. If Your Laptop is in Trouble, don't Try to Fix it by Yourself.
It would be better if you immediately bring the laptop into a nearby service but if you're good in IT well is up to you. Because if you try to fix it by yourself the damage that becomes increase the harm of the laptop component.

11. Always Turn On your Anti Virus.
to maintain the security of your Laptop also needed the best Anti Virus, which function is to protect the software and know the virus that harm your software.

12. Don't be Wasteful in Using the Software.
Keep in mind most people like to download large files that have the capacity, if the capacity of the disc is not BLANK will result in load the operating system and the break Temporarily the Memory So if you install software or download quite as necessary to your interests

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