Countdown is a sequence of counting in reverse from the present time to calculate the remaining time before an event occurred or for the targeted time spent is zero. For an example, prior to a launch time of a space rocket, the remaining 10 seconds before launching is counted down backward in the sequence of 10, 9, 8, … 3, 2, 1, 0. At the zero second the rocket is ignited and the spacecraft moves toward orbit. Another popular example is the countdown towards new year eve which is used to count the last ten seconds before 00:00 time at midnight of 31 December where the calender will change to a new year (i.e.. from 2013 to 2014). Countdown is a common thing used in preparation to start or enter a very important event in waiting or targeted time in the future. A countdown is used to mark the importance of an event. Wherever, a countdown is used prior to the event, it reflects that the event counted down is an important one. Now take a look at the following virtual counter below.

As you can see from the above counter, it is counting down toward a targeted time in the future or in other words, it is counting the remaining time that must be spent before it becomes zero. Let us have look at the counter above once again, and try to guess what event or day which has become the target of the countdown process. Sure, your guess is right. It is showing the countdown to 1 January 2015.


The New Look

The new look has been applied to Paparisa. It is aimed to offer better maintenance and publication of academic materials contained. Of course, any major change will caused navigation problems for the existing user, however, it is believed that after some time user will be familiar with the new look of Paparisa. The new look uses wordpress content management system and the template in use is the academica template by wpzoom. For a user who have problem in getting a link or any information, it is advised to use the search feature to find a related topic or link. The search form is located at top-right of all pages. Just type the keywords related to the topic of interest and if it is exist, the results will be shown. For example, to find e-learning links which not shown directly in the new look, type the word learning in the search box and click the search button. The page contains links to the e-learning links will be shown in the search results.

NB: for user who for the time being prefer to use the old front page, it can be accessed hereuntuk user yang untuk sementara waktu masih tetap ingin menggunakan halaman depan yang lama, silahkan klik disini untuk mengaksesnya.

It is hoped that the new look is enjoyable to everyone. Have a nice day.

Marinyo Paparisa.