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Thu 10 Mar 2005

Makmal means Lab

Category : Technology

I spent most of the last three days at Makmal 10, the Mac Lab at Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat Sains Kuantitatif (the Faculty of Information Technology and Quantity Sciences) at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

I was teaching Java on Mac OS X to people who, themselves, teach Java, operating systems, computer security, multimedia, etc, to students at various Universities in Selangor.

These people know a whole lot more about their respective areas of expertise than I do, and so I tried to find ways to help them map what they know to how things work on the Mac - so that, hopefully, something lights up in their minds that a tremendous potential - of exciting discovery and infinite usefulness - awaits them.

I hope I have achieved that. But I did enjoy myself immensely. They, of all people, should know that a teacher draws his energy from his students. And I found energy I didn't know I had, over the two days of teaching, because I had great, attentive, and very bright students.

So I'd like to say thanks to : Mohd Shahril Razali, Hanizah Anuar, Hayati Abd Rahman, Salyani Bt Osman, Suriana Bt Ismail, Suzana Bt Ahmad, Nur Atiqah Sia Abdullah, Noor Elaiza Abd Khalid, Anita Bt Mohd Yasin, Syed Ahmad Aljunid, Mohd Ali Mohd Isa, Anusuyah Subbarao, Azlan Bin Ismail, Mohd Yunus Mohd Yussof, Normi Sham Bt Awang Abu Bakar, and Aminuddin B. Mohammad.

I put down the names and remember the faces. It was a memorable experience.

And Shah Alam is a very pretty part of the state of Selangor. A friend brought me around the place years ago and I remembered being impressed with the beauty of the trees that lined the roads, plus the ponds, and the hills. Shah Alam is the capital of Selangor. The Federal Government's moved to Putrajaya.

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