Fashion, beauty, now, and later

“Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later.” ~ A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

Nokia N9

Nokia N9 is about a swipe. Go to swipe.nokia.com for features and design philosophy.

Missing WordPress' Jetpack Statistics Data

I have been using Stats plugin for long time. And when Jetpack  was introduced, I had it installed right away. Everything works great. What I like about WordPress — from this plugin — is that it can give me some useful insight about my blog traffic. It’s not as detailed as Google Analytics, of course. But, it’s useful.
Yesterday, I made some modifications on the blog . I was not sure whether this problem has something to do with the issue or not. But, when I logged in to my WordPress and hit the Stats Page I found an . Something regarding the invalid token.
I disabled Jetpack plugin, and had it enabled again. I did it using the standard procedure: install, connect to WorPress.com , and configure.

All works. But, not the statistics. All statistics are gone.

I have some statistic profiles under a single WordPress.com account. I checked the other sites, and they’re all working. I’m still looking for a solution for this. I feel that all the statistics are stored at WordPress’ . I think I will try to contact them. For now, I think I will use Analytics data and server log.

Design Persona for Your Website

“If your were a person, who would it be? Is it serious, buttoned up, all business, yet trustworthy and capable? Is it a wise-cracking buddy that makes even mundane tasks ?” Aarron Walter: Personality in Design

Global Smartphone Vendor Shipments (October 2011)


According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung is now the biggest smartphone dealer in the world.

“Global smartphone shipments grew 44 percent annually to reach a 117 million units in Q3 2011. shipped 28 million smartphones and overtook to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume with 24 percent share. Samsung’s rise has been driven by a blend of elegant hardware designs, popular , memorable sub-brands and extensive global distribution. Samsung has demonstrated that it is possible, at least in the short term, to differentiate and grow by using the Android ecosystem.”,  Alex Spektor, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics.

Google Wallet in action

https://.com/watch?v=NKuUzNnb8aQ

250 Million Tweets per Day and More Than 100 Million Users

CEO Dick Costolo
At Web 2.0 Summit 2011 in San Fransisco, Dick Costolo ( CEO) revealed some latest about Twitter. Here are some facts:

References: Forbes, Business Insider, The Next Web.

iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Drop Test

https://.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

Tentang Bekerja dengan Cepat

Ada yang bilang bahwa lebih baik “work smart” selain “work hard”. Lalu, ada pula “work fast” alias bekerja dengan cepat. Dan, sepertinya bekerja dengan cepat — untuk menghasilkan sebuah hasil apapun itu, memang menjadi harapan bagi banyak orang. Dalam pekerjaan hal ini tentu saja sangat baik. Tapi, mungkin ada sisi yang lain, yaitu kadang pekerjaan yang diselesaikan dengan cepat ini memiliki persepsi yang berbeda.

Maksud saya dengan kata “berbeda” disini adalah bahwa mungkin muncul dua kemungkinan. Pertama, asumsi bahwa pekerjaan tersebut mudah. Sialnya, kadang mudah diidentikan dengan pekerjaan yang murah. Ini yang sepertinya tidak enak.

Nah, dari sisi pekerja, ada dua hal yang membuat sebuah pekerjaan bisa lebih cepat selesai:

  • Pekerjaan tersebut memang mudah untuk diselesaikan, atau
  • Pekerjaan tersebut sulit dilakukan (dibandingkan dengan orang lain yang mengerjakan), namun bisa selesai dengan cepat karena yang mengerjakan sangat menguasainya. Because he/she is good at it.

Yang sering muncul adalah pemberi pekerjaan kadang memiliki sebuah persepsi bahwa, “Ah, itu kan gampang, cuma ini dan itu.” Padahal, ini dan itu bisa jadi pekerjaan yang sulit dan memakan waktu lebih lama. Sedangkan Anda, bisa mengerjakannya dengan jauh lebih cepat, karena Anda ini memang keahlian Anda.

Dilematis memang…

Urip neng kampung kui pancen penak, ning yo sok-sok rak penak jeh…

Kit cilik, pancen aku urip neng kampung, lan kui penak lho. Lha piye orak kepenak, kanca dolan akeh, guyub, tur ditambah karo suasana liyane sing pokoke kepenak ngonolah. Sing urip neng kampung mesti ngerti banget rasane koyo ngopo.

Penak’e pancen akeh, ning yo sok-sok ono rapenak’e. Sok-sok, mungkin mergo saking cedak’e le sesrawung njuk kadang kui tangga liyane kok ketoke berhak nyampuri urusan sing — menurutku lho — orak perlu dadi urusanne. Lha repot nek ngene iki.

Contone ngene.

Jaman saiki kan yo rak koyo jaman biyen, misale bab nyambut gawe. Jaman biyen kan lumrah banget nek nyambut gawe kui ana jam kantore. Mangkat isuk, mulih sore. Bar kui mbengi sesrawung. Lha saiki kan yo rak mesti ngono to? Biyen jaman iseh nyambut gawe seko omah — istilah nggayane kui “freelance” — justru malah neng omah terus. Neng omah kui justru malah nyambut gawe. Lha pancen kuwalik sih dadine, tapi kan intine nyambut gawe.

Nah, iki susahe. Kaya ngene iki kadang durung akeh dipahami. Akeh sing ngira justru — terutama yo kui mau, tangga kiwa tengen — aku kok neng omah terus, orak nyambut gawe. Nek aku lagi orak neng omah, misale malah dolan pas wayah e wong nyambut gawe, malah dikira aku nyambut gawe.

Sakjane sih rapopo, tapi nek kaya ngono kui dadi obrolan kan yo rak penak. Wagu tenan ah! Ning yo wis ben, anggep wae resiko gawean. Wahhaha.. nggaya tenan istilahe!

Sample Photos: Here are picplz filters in action

got its popularity these days. It’s exclussively available only for Phone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Just to remind you, Instagram got its 150,000,000 photos uploaded to the service last August. Also, Klout made Instagram as one of the Klout score factors.
There are some similar services offer what Instagram offers, for example Streamzoo, Shnap and picplz. They might not exactly the same, but they share some similar . I use Instagram as my primary mobile activity. I’m still using anyway and even Instagram — has this feature too — offers direct upload to Flickr, I decided not to use it.
As I said earlier, I use Instagram. I’ve tried picplz too. You probably love the way how you edit your using filters provided by Instagram, or picplz. picplz offers some filters and I think they’re great. I want to show you some picplz filters in action here. And, these are some basic information about technical condition:

  • Taken using 4 (using 5)
  • I use picplz (Version 1.7.1) for iPhone

In this following photos (with filters), I use a taken using iPhone 4 camera without any editing. Here’s the original photo.

Before sending a photo to picplz, you can manipulate it with some filters like “Russian Toy Camera”, “The 70s”, “Little Plastic Lens”, “High Contrast Monochrome”, and more. When I tested, there are 17 different filters. Most of them are just another filter variations, by having “border” and “no border” filters. Of course, you can send your photos edited by external photo editing applications on your phone and send it to picplz.
I only did some basic actions:

  •  Import photo from Camera Roll to picplz
  • Apply a filter
  • Send it directly to picplz (and to Flickr so that I can embed it to this article)
  • Photos sent in “Highest quality” setting

Now, take your time to see picplz photo filters. This article has some pages so that you don’t need to upload all photos in one page. Just use the navigation at the bottom of the article.

Skype Officially Joined Microsoft

Skype Officially Joined Microsoft:

Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has closed its of Global S.à r.l. Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype, an communications company, for $8.5 billion were led by investor group Silver Lake and the transaction was originally announced on May 10, 2011. Boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype previously approved the acquisition.

Pengalaman Pembuatan Kartu ATM Pengganti di Bank BCA

Singkatnya, kemarin saya mendapatkan pelayanan yang baik dari Kantor Cabang Utama (KCU) Sudirman ketika melakukan pengurusan pembuatan kartu baru. Semua proses berlangsung dengan cepat, dan petugas layanan nasabah membantu semua prosesnya. Terima kasih !

Saya lupa tepatnya kapan saya kehilangan buku tabungan saya. Yang pasti, sudah lama. Atau mungkin, sudah sangat lama. Jadi praktis saya hanya mengandalkan kartu ATM saya. Oh ya, untuk transaksi , saya menggunakan ATM dari Bank BCA. Saya sendiri menjadi nasabah bank ini cukup lama. Kurang tahu kapan tepatnya, tapi kalau tidak salah sekitar awal tahun 2001/2002. Sudah pernah juga mengalami kejadian kehilangan kartu ATM.

Nah, karena sudah cukup lama, jadi memang dari sisi bentuk kartu bisa dikatakan sudah jauh dari bagus. Warna sudah mulai pudar, dan bahkan lapisan plastik di kartu juga sudah mulai mengelupas. Ya, walaupun jelek kartu tersebut pernah juga kok digunakan untuk penarikan tunai di Hong Kong beberapa bulan yang lalu.

Oke, abaikan kalimat terakhir diatas. Tidak terlalu ada hubungannya dengan inti tulisan ini.

Flickr for iPhone: Timestamp problem?

I am not sure when this kind of problem appeared for the first time. Not exactly a big problem, but something that does not work well. I’m now using Flickr for iPhone Version 1.4.2 on 4 ( Version: 4.3.5), and so far the primary feature — I consider photo upload feature as primary feature here — works well. At least, it helps me a lot to upload photos taken using my iPhone directly to Flickr.
I know, there are some other methods that I use like transferring using Capture or iPhoto to my and upload them using Flickr Uploadr. I almost never use -to- feature.
Okey, back to the problem.
When I go to “Activity” tab, I see that there are some activities on uploaded photos (new comments, favorited, and added to gallery by other users). But, there is a single activity that should not be there. The latest activity should be on the top — and I think this is what Flickr (for iPhone) exactly want to have. You can see “655 days ago” there. It is a valid activity, and I’ve checked from the web .
So, I tweeted about this small issue. I’m not sure how many other Flickr users out there who have the same issue. Karen Yeo (Hi Karen!) came with an idea to re-authorize the application. I did it, but I think I need to be more patient to have it fixed. Is it an issue on the ? Not sure.
I’ll wait.
Update: Oct 13, 2011 04:56 PM (GMT+7)

I’m still curious. I’m now with 5 now. So, I just tried a different approach to see how whether it solved the problem or not.
I logged in using my other account and liked my own photo to see whether the “old activity” disappeared or not — considering that they’re displayed by date/time. It didn’t.

iTunes 10.5, iCloud, and iOS 5

I’m waiting for 5! It should be arrived today and I can’t wait to download it. When I watched Special Event (October 2011) last week, there were many information about iOS that I want to have. It is said that there are more than 200 new features in this release.

From the video, you can see some there about the top features. It will have Notification Center, iMessage (chat between iOS users), Newsstand, Reminders, Twitter deep intergration, improvement, , Game Center, Safari, and also PC Free.
And, if you want get the most from the release, you should check your iTunes. The latest version of iTunes (Version 10.5) is already available now. It will also support iTunes in the Cloud.

What’s new?

  • iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your and TV purchases in and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
  • Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
  • Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • Sync with your , , or iPod touch with iOS 5.
  • Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network.