Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Avatar : The Legend of Aang

"Avatar: The Last Airbender
(also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in several countries) is an award-winning American animated television series that currently airs on the Nickelodeon television network."

Bagi Anda atau anak Anda yang gemara baca komik atau nonton kartun pasti akan tahu sekilas jalan ceritanya.


Mungkin sebagian dari Anda ada yang tahu atau bahkan tidak tahu asal, makna dan penggunaan kata ini.

Misal :

Kata 'avatar' ini dalam bahasa php bulletin board yang banyak dipakai dalam berbagai forum diskusi dgunakan untuk menunjuk gambar atau logo member forum.

Dalam forum tersebut, avatar dimaksudkan sebagai pewujudan diri saang member, sebagai 'inkarnasi' pribadi member dalam forum tersebut.

"In Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelled as avatara) (Sanskrit: अवतार, avatāra), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a higher being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth. The Sanskrit word avatāra- literally means "descent" (avatarati) and usually implies a deliberate descent into lower realms of existence for special purposes. The term is used primarily in Hinduism, for incarnations of Vishnu whom many Hindus worship as God. Shiva and Ganesha are also described as descending in the form of avatars, with the Ganesha Purana and the Mudgala Purana detailing Ganesha's avatars specifically.

The word has also been used by extension to refer to the incarnations of God or highly influential teachers in other religions, especially by adherents to dharmic traditions when explaining figures such as Jesus."

Dari kata 'avatar' atau 'avatara' inilah muncul kata 'betara' yaitu inkarnasi dewa di bumi.

Here it is the others root...

Kalau Anda mengirim atau menerima e-mail, disana sebenarnya ada 'seorang kurir maya' yang menggantikan posisi 'tukang pos' nyata. Kurir ini disebut : Mailer-daemon.

Kata ini terbentuk dari dua suku kata : mailer dan daemon

Saya fokus pada kata daemon :
Pronounced "dee-mun" as in the word "demon," it is a Unix program that executes in the background ready to perform an operation when required. Functioning like an extension to the operating system, a daemon is usually an unattended process that is initiated at startup. Typical daemons are print spoolers and e-mail handlers or a scheduler that starts up another process at a designated time. The term comes from Greek mythology meaning "guardian spirit."

...alias setan ...


Kata ini dipakai oleh programmer Ericsson/Sonyericcson. Kata yang saya beri box warna merah memiliki akar kata anubis.
"The jackal-headed funerary god of Egypt. Before the rise of Osiris, the other great god of the dead, Anubis was considered the chief deity to whom mortuary prayers were to be made. He acted as the patron of embalming and guardian of the tomb. Another dog-manifested god was Wepwawet, ‘the Opener of the Ways’, who was regarded as a helper and guide of the dead. From earliest times the standard of Wepwawet was always carried before the Egyptian ruler in battle and afterwards at victory celebrations."

Anubis adalah dewa mummi (kematian) Mesir

Delphi adalah salah satu product Borland
"Site of the ancient temple and oracle of Apollo in Greece. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, it was the centre of the world in ancient Greek religion. According to legend, the oracle was originally sacred to Gaea, and Apollo acquired it by slaying her child, the serpent Python. From 582 BC Delphi was the site of the Pythian Games. The oracle was consulted not only on private matters but also on affairs of state, such as the founding of new colonies."

Delphi adalah situs kuil dewa-dewa Yunani

Dalam dunia bisnis :

"(Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA, www.oracle.com.) The world's largest database and application software vendor founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison. The Oracle database was the first DBMS to incorporate the SQL language and to be ported to a wide variety of platforms. Oracle also offers a variety of development tools."

Asal kata oracle :

    1. A shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic deity, as that of Apollo at Delphi.
    2. A person, such as a priestess, through whom a deity is held to respond when consulted.
    3. The response given through such a medium, often in the form of an enigmatic statement or allegory.

...etc, to much to name..

So, apa maksud tulisan ini....


Just fyi saja, take care of you

Let you know what deal it about

with warm regards

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