4,000+ Flickr Photos

4,000+ Flickr photos
Last year, there were 2,000 in my Flickr photostream. And few days ago, I just noticed that I’ve been uploading another 2,000+ photos. So far, I’m satisfied with Flickr — at least, I never experienced bad service. I bought a new few months ago (Canon EOS 450D), and I took more photos using it. The “problem” was that I don’t have too much time to upload many selected photos. This month, I decided to stop my other connection — yes, I use two internet providers in the last few months. The reason was simple: it was because I had to cut my internet budget.
I had no problem with my internet connection backup. In fact, I’m really satisfied with the upload speed. The upload speed also helped me working with my videoblog. Right now, I think I consider upload an speed as “okay”. It’s not super fast. It’s okay. So, I need to be more patient dealing with uploading activity now. I’m using Telkom Speedy now.
Back to , I just realize that I need to work on the “sets” and “collections” management. Right now, I don’t have any “collections” for all my 4,000+ photos. All photos are managed only in “sets”. I’m still finding the best way to manage them.

Flickr's New Photos Notification

I don’t know when Flickr rolled out this changes, but I see now that notification subject about new from my Flickr contact is more useful now. Previously, when my contacts uploaded photos to their photostream, I get notification with subject like this: [Flickr] New items from friends.
Now email subject is something like: [Flickr] New items from {his/her name}. This is more useful because I can see who just uploaded the photos. Information delivered in the email is similar with the previous one, anyway.

10 Reasons Why I Love Posterous

After using in the last few weeks more frequenlty, I feel that I like it more than before. It feels right. These are 10 reasons why I like Posterous — and why you should love it, too.

1. Email-friendly, of course

One of the feature I regularly check is inbox. Sometime, I want to post something directly from email sent into my inbox. Posterous is about working directly from the email — web-based email or email clients.

2. Free

It’s a free service. Right now, I have 1 GB of free . Since it does not offer types of account (free or paid account), Posterous said that we can have more than 1 GB if we hit the limit. If I have to pay to get more storage or , I will consider to subscribe. But, I hope it offers the right price/package. And, we can have multiple Posterous sites using a single email address.

3. Autopost

How many accounts I have? How to distribute or send something to those service easily — if I want to share something using those ? The autopost feature is just perfect. I can send to , send videos to , post something to my own blog. But, I can do them all automagically from Posterous. And, I can choose whether I want to share them directly or not. Or, I can share only to specific targets.

Posterous as Media Sharing Service


Few weeks ago, I posted a question about media/image provider as Twitter companion. I asked about the better solution between TwitPic or TweetPhoto. Andre Siregar (@dregar) mentioned about using Posterous as the image sharing provider. Right now, I’m enjoying . Posterous offers many features that are easy to use, especially — of course — when it has something to do with .
When we share media files (/videos) — related to — the idea is to put the image somewhere in the internet, and broadcast the URL to our Twitter . Most offers similar mechanism. And, most of them also have ‘post by email’ feature. Now, I think I will use my Posterous account as my primary to do this. The main reason is that I like using ‘send by email’ feature.
Other reason is about personal preference. Posterous has flexibility on the . I have made some modifications for my Posterous page. It’s still simple, anyway. Also, Posterous can handle multiple media formats so that it’s not limited to photos/image only, but , audio or any other files. If I want to share to Twitter — for example — I can do it easily using Autopost feature, or send it to a certain email address. Nice!

Isu Tsunami dan Kepanikan Gempa Jogja 2006

Tulisan ini adalah lanjutan dari artikel sebelumnya: Sekelumit Cerita Setelah Gempa Bantul/Jogja tahun 2006.

Entah dari mana isu adanya tsunami berawal. Yang pasti, rumor tentang adanya tsunami ini benar-benar membuat suasana menjadi sangat kacau. Ada sempat keraguan bahwa tsunami benar-benar terjadi. Tapi, keadaan panik mengalahkan akal sehat saya, dan mungkin ratusan (atau bahkan ribuan) orang yang saat itu juga sedang sangat panik. Dari arah selatan, kendaraan melaju kencang. Motor, mobil bahkan truk dengan lampu menyala bergerak cepat ke utara. Saat sampai di perempatan jalan utama, ada dua orang polisi lalu lintas yang sedang mengatur arus kendaraan.

Salah seorang polisi berusaha untuk menenangkan dengan menyebutkan bahwa tidak terjadi tsunami. Petugas yang satunya lari dari tengah jalan, menuju ke pos jaga. Entah ingin memberitahukan tentang kepanikan yang baru terjadi, atau ikut berusaha menyelamatkan diri, entahlah…

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Warga dan kendaraan yang semula hanya berdiri dan berhenti di pinggir jalan menjadi ikut panik dan segera melarikan kendaraan masing-masing. Yang kebetulan sedang berjalan, berusaha memberhentikan kendaran lain untuk bisa menumpang. Gambaran keadaan yang terjadi kurang lebih sama seperti yang terlihat di televisi beberapa saat setelah gempa.

Sekelumit Cerita Setelah Gempa Bantul/Jogja tahun 2006

Sudah hampir satu minggu, peristiwa gempa di Padang, Sumatera Barat berlalu. Turut berduka cita bagi para korban dan juga keluarga yang mendapatkan musibah. Ketika pertama kali melihat tayangan televisi, dan juga informasi lanjutan tentang gempa tersebut, langsung saya teringat tentang apa yang melanda kota dan (dan beberapa wilayah lainnya) pada saat terjadi gempa besar tahun 2006 yang lalu.

Saya tidak akan membandingkan tentang mana yang lebih parah. Satu hal yang pasti, tidak ada yang menginginkan terjadinya bencana tersebut. Walaupun sudah lebih dari tiga tahun setelah gempa tersebut, saya pribadi masih merasakan perasaan trauma, karena keluarga saya juga menjadi salah satu korban. Saya merasa sangat bersyukur (dan beruntung), karena harta yang paling bernilai — nyawa kami sekeluarga — masih kami miliki. Sesaat setelah gempa, ayah saya pernah bilang, “Uwis, rapopo. Sing penting kabeh slamet… (Sudah tidak apa-apa, yang penting semua selamat).

Indonesian Batik as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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In 2009, Indonesian batik is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Type of batik reinforced as World Heritage is a type of “batik tulis” (hand-written batik) and not “batik cap” (printed batik). See more photos about batik from my photoblog.