Winter is coming to the Netherlands. Well, Netherlands is always cold most of the time, with the exception of summer season. This year, however, the winter was colder and the snow was thicker.
Pertengahan tahun ini, paspor saya bakalan habis masa berlakunya. Karena sedang tinggal di Belanda, tentunya perpanjangan paspor dilakukan di Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI) di Den Haag. Proses perpanjangan/pembaruan/penggantian paspor di luar negeri pada intinya hampir sama dengan perpanjangan paspor di Indonesia. Bedanya hanya kita tidak perlu mengisi antrean imigrasi online dan memastikan mengisi slot kosong sebelum datang ke kedutaan. Akan tetapi, karena cuma ada satu kedutaan di tiap negara, kita perlu meluangkan setidaknya seharian untuk datang dan mengurus administrasi di kedutaan.
Being a computer science student, I need to install a lot of different software on my laptop, as a different course would require a different set of applications to use. For example, my “Data Analytics and Visualization” course would require me to install R and RStudio while my “Supercomputing for Big Data” course would require me to install Scala and SBT. Another course requires me to install Elasticsearch and Kibana, or Python and Jupyter Notebook.
Not that anyone will ask, but I took a long hiatus from blogging because I’ve been busy. After I graduated from my bachelor degree, I became a job hunter and applied here and there for a job. I got a position as a programmer in an airport company in Indonesia (not that anyone would ask). From there, it’s a 9-5 routine. I don’t have much to write or even willingness to write.