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SI Website Journal

Welcome back, Mr. Bule.

Sunday, 21 February, 2016/ Minggu, 21 Februari, 2016

After several years of neglect I think most things are working again. Keep learning!

Dictionaries are Fixed

Sunday, 11 April, 2010/ Minggu, 11 April, 2010

We fixed the dictionaries. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Back online

Monday, 7 January, 2008/ Senin, 7 Januari, 2008

We are back up after being down for the past few days. An update with PHP broke some of my code. It's now fixed.

Vocabulary: In the Kitchen / Di Dapur

Sunday, 7 October, 2007/ Minggu, 7 Oktober, 2007

A new vocabulary lesson has been added pertaining to words you may find in a kitchen. These new words are now being referenced from the version 3 English and Indonesian dictionaries (a work still in progress).

Vocabulary: Directions / Arah

Sunday, 30 September, 2007/ Minggu, 30 September, 2007

Another vocabulary lesson has been added. This one is about directions, like north, east, west, and south.

Vocabulary: The Taste of Food / Rasa Makanan

Tuesday, 25 September, 2007/ Selasa, 25 September, 2007

Another vocabulary lesson has been added. This one is about describing food.

Vocabulary: Clothes / Pakaian

Monday, 24 September, 2007/ Senin, 24 September, 2007

Another vocabulary lesson has been added. This one is all about clothes.

Vocabulary: School / Sekolah

Sunday, 9 September, 2007/ Minggu, 9 September, 2007

We added yet another new vocabulary lesson that covers things relating to school.

Vocabulary: Transportation / Transportasi

Saturday, 25 August, 2007/ Sabtu, 25 Agustus, 2007

We added a new vocabulary lesson that covers things relating to transportation.

A New Lesson: Indonesian Pronunciation

Monday, 20 August, 2007/ Senin, 20 Agustus, 2007

We added a new lesson tonight about Indonesian pronunciation. We will be using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to represent Indonesian sounds in words. A few translators/tools along with games will be added shortly.

New Indonesian Prefix/Suffix Dictionary Spelling Translators

Monday, 18 June, 2007/ Senin, 18 Juni, 2007

I started building simple translators for finding words in both base and affixed forms. The meN- translator is now available under the 'Tools' section. I will add other affix forms during the next few weeks.

New Game: Indonesian Vocabulary Hangman

Tuesday, 12 June, 2007/ Selasa, 12 Juni, 2007

Please check out the new vocabulary hangman game I just finished.

New Games: Vocabulary

Sunday, 6 May, 2007/ Minggu, 6 Mei, 2007

Two new vocabulary Flash games have been added under the Lessons/Vocabulary section. One game quizzes your written responses and the other game lets you shoot at the correct answer. More English and Indonesian language games and lessons are on the way.

New Lesson: Vocabulary

Tuesday, 17 April, 2007/ Selasa, 17 April, 2007

New vocabulary lessons are now being added to this website. New flash games are being developed to make learning new words fun, not boring.

A New Lesson: Telling Time in Indonesian

Wednesday, 28 March, 2007/ Rabu, 28 Maret, 2007

A new lesson to teach you how to say time in Indonesian has been added. I also built an adjustable Indonesian clock to help you practice.

Audio Added to Alphabet Lesson

Sunday, 18 March, 2007/ Minggu, 18 Maret, 2007

The alphabet lesson now has audio from a native speaker.

A New Lesson: Old Indonesian Spellings

Friday, 16 March, 2007/ Jumat, 16 Maret, 2007

A new lesson has been added. Learn how to translate modern Indonesian spellings to older forms and vice versa. A little translator has been added to the end of the lesson.

A New Game: Petani Kopi/Coffee Farmer

Tuesday, 13 March, 2007/ Selasa, 13 Maret, 2007

I've created a new game to help you practice giving directions in Indonesian. Enjoy!

A New Flashcard Program for Indonesian Numbers

Tuesday, 6 March, 2007/ Selasa, 6 Maret, 2007

I created a new flashcard program to help you learn Indonesian numbers. I still haven't put all the features in it yet, but it's online now. I should complete it by the end of the week. Check it out under 'Games' or 'Lessons/numbers'. Practice, practice, practice...

A New Lesson: Indonesian Numbers

Tuesday, 27 February, 2007/ Selasa, 27 Februari, 2007

If you want to learn how to count in Indonesian, then this is a great place to start. I will be adding a few games to help you practice Indonesian numbers in the near future.

A New Lesson: Indonesian Greetings

Saturday, 24 February, 2007/ Sabtu, 24 Februari, 2007

I added another lesson tonight, including a simple flash animation. The lesson goes over common greetings in Indonesian. More will be added later.

A New Tool: English and Indonesian Number Translator

Friday, 12 January, 2007/ Jumat, 12 Januari, 2007

I finally ported over my javascript version of the English and Indonesian number translator. Please check it out under the Tools link. You can translate a number up to 15 digits into English and Indonesian words respectively.

A New Lesson: The Indonesian Alphabet

Monday, 25 December, 2006/ Senin, 25 Desember, 2006

I created a short lesson about the Indonesian alphabet. There is a rocking Flash program attached to it. Try it out. I am starting to learn animation. I have a long way to go, but it's a start.

Sign and Read the Guestbook

Sunday, 17 December, 2006/ Minggu, 17 Desember, 2006

I added the guestbook today, including a page for new sign ups. The signatures from the previous guestbook are also included here. All signatures will be reviewed first before being made public. Too many hams and spams on the web.

New Website Journal and Date Translation Functionality

Monday, 11 December, 2006/ Senin, 11 Desember, 2006

I just finished writing a simple journal editor to help me keep track of this website's progress. The newer entries will be displayed on the home page and the older entries somewhere else.

I enhanced my existing DataTime.php class to translate any UNIX epoch timestamp to English and Indonesian. I will eventually write the same in Flash and JavaScript.

The v2 Dictionaries are Back!

Sunday, 10 December, 2006/ Minggu, 10 Desember, 2006

After being offline for a few months, I finally got the v2 English-Indonesian and Indonesian-English dictionaries back online. I rewrote the client code to always place exact matches at the top, even for similar searches. The database was also optimized for quicker searches.

I don't expect to do much more work with these versions. Instead, the v3 dictionaries should be released early spring 2007. They will rock!