Pak Senen yang Kadang Membingungkan

Pak Senen. Konon itulah namanya, walaupun kadang yang dikantor ini lebih sering memanggilnya dengan Babe (baca seperti babe untuk pengucapan ayah/bapak dengan logat Betawi). Orangnya sih baik, dan menjadi salah satu tempat untuk bertanya, dimintai tolong, sampai dengan memberikan informasi yang kadang tidak diketahui oleh orang-orang kantor.

Minggu lalu, pernah tiba-tiba memberitahu bahwa ketika liburan ada orang dari Trans TV datang. Ini dikuatkan dengan kalimat bahwa itu dikenali juga dari baju yang dipakai. Wah! Ada apa ini Trans TV sampai datang/menanyakan ke kantor. Ketika mencari info lebih lanjut, katanya si Babe, “Katanya mau nagih apa gitu…” Lha?! Nggak nyambung sama sekali. Hihihihihi….

Kemarin malam, sewaktu mencari makan malam, ketemu si Babe yang kebetulan lagi nongkrong di depan kantor. Memberi tahu kalau McDonald’s Kemang kebakaran. Wahhh.. pantesan jalan agak macet. Dan, baru tahu belakangan kalau yang kebakaran bukan Mc Donald’s, tapi gedung disebelahnya. Woalahhhh Babe… Babe!

5,000,000,000 photos on Flickr

There are now more than 5,000,000,000 photos hosted by Flickr. And, the picture above is the 5,000,000,000th uploaded in this ’s photo . This photo was uploaded by Aaron Yeo. Read also what TechCrunch wrote about this.

Firefox Mascot for Mozilla Indonesia


I think, until today Foxkeh is the most famous Mascot. It’s a mascot character for Firefox promotions organized by Japan. Cute, right?
So, what about ? For some detailed explanation and deep stories about Mozilla in Indonesia, you can read Gen Kanai’s blog posts. Or, you can also watch a short I took when Gen Kanai visited Indonesia few months ago. The video is about Mozilla in Indonesia. And yes, it’s in English.
Yesterday, Mozilla Indonesia came with a character. But, it’s still now. The mascot character is inspired by Kecak dancer from Bali. Now, if you are good at giving name, it’s your turn. You can send your ideas to name this new mascot. Personally, I don’t have any ideas right now. :D
More details about this new mascot and its small can be found at Mozilla Indonesia community website. And, this is the mascot character.

Okey, this is cute. :D

If everyone uses Google Instant globally…

“If everyone uses Instant globally, we estimate this will save more than 3.5 billion seconds a day. That’s 11 hours saved every second.” ~ Google Instant

He's 15. And, he creates iTunes Instant

I’m enjoying Google Instant for its speed, suggestions and search results. If you like (and use its search feature) you might like iTunes Instant. This web-based search engine is developed by Stepen Ou, and he’s 15 now. :)

For the , ideas and some stories behind this , you can read its manifesto.

Bloglines will be closed on October 1, 2010


If you use Bloglines, it’s time to move to another reader /. Bloglines will be closed on October 1, 2010. More details about this can be found in a blog post. A little bit background, Bloglines is a web-based RSS reader. It was pretty popular few years ago, and Ask Jeeves acquired this service back in 2005.
If you visit Bloglines homepage, you should see a notification about the closing and also some guides on how to migrate your RSS subscriptions to other . I have migrated my subscriptions to long time ago. Just in case you need to backup your subscription, you can do it now.

Kehilangan Nokia E72

Jadi, ceritanya minggu lalu saya resmi kehilangan sebuah telepon genggam Nokia E72. Ini kali pertama saya kehilangan telepon genggam. Tapi apa mau dikata, handphone yang baru saya beli kira-kira 2,5 bulan yang lalu itu hilang. Yang lebih membuat kehilangan itu begitu tidak mengenakkan karena masih ada beberapa pertanyaan dan rasa penasaran.

Ceritanya, setelah kepulangan dari ke kota asal saya (), saya berencana untuk makan malam dengan cewek saya. Semuanya baik-baik saja. Saat itu kami naik taksi, dan saya masih ingat dengan jelas kalau handphone saya masih ada ditangan ketika taksi belum berhenti sepenuhnya di tujuan. Setelah turun taksi, masih belum menyadari kalau handphone tersebut tidak bersama saya lagi. Barulah ketika pesanan makan tersaji diatas meja, ketika siap makan, dan ketika akan memotret makanan diatas meja — ya, ini mungkin salah satu ritual sebelum makan: motret makanan — barulah saya mulai kebingungan. Dimana E72 saya?

Nokia Welcoming Stephen Elop

Nokia welcoming its new President and CEO. His name is Stephen Elop. And, he’s @selop on .

Ovi Maps Now with Some Improvements: Short URL and Share Location

One of the things I did after I lost my phone was to synchronize some of between my 5800 XM and E72. Actually, I only keep my contact and . About , I use Ovi Maps provided by Nokia (see also: Yahoo Maps powered by Ovi Maps) After I added a location using , I simply sync it to my Ovi account. Not everyday, maybe once in a week or two. Even I don’t visit Ovi Maps regularly, I’m still thinking that I might need later in the future. And, I need it.

When I visited Ovi Maps page, I saw that there were some differences. It seems that Ovi Maps page has been improved.
One thing I notice is that it becomes more social now. You can easily share a certain location marked as “Favorites” to and . This might be useful if you want to share a location. If you don’t have any locations in your Favourites folder, you can easily add one. It’s like: “This is the location. I should bookmark this. Then, when I need it, I can find it easily or even share with others”.
For every location link, Ovi Maps uses ovi.me . Yes, it’s shortened, just like what Google Maps has right now.

Goodbye Nokia E72!

Nokia E72No, not that I hate my E72. I lost it. Last Monday, I reached my hometown for holiday. I liked the fact that I finally got home without loosing anything. A perfect situation. :)
On the evening, I had plan to have dinner with my girl. That should be a nice dinner. But, it turned into bad situation when I realized that I didn’t have my E72 with me. That was the time when all food were on the table. I haven’t touched anything — well, not really ‘anything’, but only some peanuts. Last time I remembered was that when I was in a taxi. I called the taxi operator and worked with the guy on the . I even called the taxi driver and asked him to pick us again. No luck. In short: I lost my phone. Now, I only have 5800XM with me.

How To Make Macro Photo Using Normal Lens

A simple on how to make macro photos using normal lens. I don’t have any macro lenses. Should try this one day.

Microsoft and me (for a beautiful web)

Today I learned that have launched a beautyoftheweb.com to promote Explorer 9. The site’s tagline asks visitors to “Get ready for a more beautiful web”. Microsoft registered their name on 28th July 2010 and the and tagline are too close to mine to be mere coincidences.
Common sense and gut instinct tells me to do something, but what? [source]

Andy Clarke of forabeautifulweb.com