Mengubah Indikator Suhu Fahrenheit ke Celcius pada AC Gree

Remote AC Gree

Salah satu remote AC merk Gree yang ada dirumah sepertinya secara tidak sengaja berubah pengaturannya pada indikator suhu. Yang biasanya menggunakan satuan Celcius, tiba-tiba berubah menjadi Fahrenheit. Sebagai yang sudah terlalu terbiasa dengan satuan Celcius, tentu ini sedikit merepotkan.

Melakukan penghitungan rumus konversi dari Fahrenheit ke Celcius setiap kali ingin mengatur suhu tentu bukan pilihan yang bijak. Mungkin jadi sedikit lebih cerdas karena jadi belajar matematika, tapi saya memilih tidak.

Untuk mengembalikan ke mode Celcius — dan nanti bisa untuk kembali lagi ke Fahrenheight — caranya cukup mudah:

  1. Pastikan posisi AC dalam keadaan mati
  2. Tekan tombol “Mode” dan “minus” (untuk menurunkan suhu) secara bersamaan.
  3. Indikator akan langsung berubah.

Kalau ternyata ada sebab lain di AC Gree misal lalu muncul kode error, bisa merujuk referensi kode error pada AC Gree.

25 fundamental email issues

HEY, a new email service by Basecamp, has plan to solve some fundamental issues with… email. HEY has the list of fundamental issues with email. It’s a long list, but I agree with most of them.

Membuka Remote AC yang Terkunci

Karena remote AC kadang bisa menjadi mainan bocah, jadilah AC bisa dalam kondisi yang semau bocah juga. Mengaktifkan penguncian fungsi remote AC menjadi pilihan yang paling masuk akal. AC yang saya gunakan di rumah adalah AC dengan merek Gree. Untuk menguncinya, cukup tekan tombol + dan - yang digunakan untuk menaikkan atau menurunkan temperatur. Ini bisa dilakukan saat AC menyala atau mati.

Untuk membuka kunci, lakukan langkah yang sama di remote, selain bisa dengan cara melepas batere dan memasangnya kembali. Tapi, menekan tombol + dan - sepertinya lebih mudah.

Kode Error Pada AC Gree

Sewaktu melakukan pemasangan unit AC dari Gree di rumah baru-baru ini, saya mendapatkan informasi dari pihak teknisi resmi Gree kalau misal ada masalah, nanti kode kesalahan/masalah (error code) akan muncul dalam indikator suhu yang menyala di AC.

Saya baru tahu soal ini. Jadi, kalau misalnya ada masalah, disarankan untuk nantinya menghubungi layanan pelanggan. Tentu saja, saya juga tidak ingin ada masalah dengan AC di rumah. Dan, jika terjadi masalah maka AC secara otomatis tidak dapat digunakan. Hal ini untuk mencegah terjadinya kemungkinan masalah lainnya.

Bermacamnya Merek Barang Elektronik

Saya bukan tipe orang yang hanya terpaku kepada satu merek saja untuk kebutuhan barang sehari-hari, apalagi untuk barang elektronik.

Kalau untuk beberapa produk fesyen, mungkin ada yang spesifik, karena model/jenis yang memang paling sesuai. Namun, dari beberapa barang elektronik untuk penggunaan pribadi maupun di rumah, ternyata cukup banyak jenisnya.

  • Laptop, saya menggunakan MacBook Pro 15″ — pengganti MacBook Pro 13″. Saya menggunakan produk dari Apple baru sekitar taruh 2010. Khusus untuk laptop, saya pakai produk Apple
  • Ponsel, Oppo seri F7 menjadi pilihan saya. Untuk tablet saya kadang masih menggunakan iPad
  • Televisi, menggunakan produk dari SONY
  • Mesin cuci, menggunakan produk dari Samsung
  • Lemari es dari LG
  • Pendingin ruangan pakai Sharp dan Gree

Sangat macam-macam ternyata.

Microsoft Mengakusisi GitHub

Microsoft mengakuisisi GitHub senilai 7,5 milyar dolar AS.“Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Subject to customary closing conditions and completion of regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.”

How do I Rate My Uber Trips (in Jakarta)?

When I visit Jakarta, I usually took Uber as for my ride. So far, I have good experiences with Uber, a company founded back in 2009. I have some basic considerations on taking Uber. First, it’s cashless. This is a good point for my convinient. The second one is that it has applications that works. Last but not least, it’s cheaper compared to the regular taxi. Even sometimes, during the busy hours, Uber has different price.

I like the way Uber keeps its service quality by its rating systems. In most of the time, I gave 4 or 5-star rating for the drivers. But, how do I rate my trip? I will give 5-star rating on these following conditions:

  1. The driver contacts me first to confirm that he wants to pick me up. If I have the notification on my phone that a driver pick my order, I usually wait for one or two minutes while watching his location. Even if it’s still 5-10 minutes, I don’t mind waiting.
  2. The driver greets me and make sure that we both ready to start the trip. “Good morning… Shall we start the ride?” is a simple and nice greeting.
  3. The driver does not ask me for direction. Even I have Google Maps on my phone and I can see the route — and I know how to get to my destination, I prefer to the driver to start the trip without asking for route. But, if since there are many route alternatives, I appreciate if the driver give me suggestion for example due to the traffic.
  4. After arriving on the destination, if the driver reminds me to check my belongings and says ‘thank you’, I really appreciate that.

Simple.

Degrees don’t matter anymore…

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do.

Personal Experience: Does Find My iPhone really work? For me, it does.

Having some Apple products, I read lots of news regarding the products or the company like product updates, rumors, etc. One of them is about the story about stolen/missing products. Today, I almost lost my New iPad. I was lucky to have in back within hours. How?
Today, it was just like regular day. I went to the office in the morning. Since I’m now in Jakarta, I take taxi almost everyday to reach the office. I like spending my time reading using Flipboard, checking Twitter timeline using Tweetbot, or reading emails. After few hours, I just realised that I didn’t have my iPad with me. I was panic. The first thing I did was remembering the taxi number. Usually, I remember the taxi number, or even taking its picture. But, today I completely forgot about it. The only thing I remembered was taxi company. It was Express Group.
There are many opinions regarding Express Group services. I also have my experiences with this company. In most cases, I have positive experience with them. For today, I have a good and nice service. Thank you, Express Group!
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The first thing I did was opening Find my iPhone app on my iPhone. I tried to locate my iPad. And, I found its location. Nice. But, I was not sure whether it was still with the taxi driver, or someone already had it. I located and activated the “Lost Mode” from iCloud website, and created a message asking to contact me. I gave both my cell numbers. I also hit the “Play Sound” button.
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Searching…

I called the customer service number, and explained the situation. I told the operator about the situation. After that, I refreshed Find my iPhone on my iPhone. When I was in the taxi, I told the taxi driver — still from the same company — that I left my iPad. When I checked my iPad, it’s not far from my location. I asked the taxi driver to drive me to my iPad location. I was sure that the taxi driver kept it for me. I kept thinking positive. Almost every minute, I always check the latest location. And, it was moving. The “problem” with checking the position from mobile device is that it’s not real-time. So, within 30 seconds, it was moving from one location to another pretty fast. Especially, because the traffic was good.
So, how’s the location history? See the screenshot below.
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When I tried to reach a destination, I realised that the taxi (which brought my iPad) was passing. Taking another turn? Way too late. At least I tried. Again, I only hope that: the taxi drive had my iPad, he kept it with him, and — more importantly — he would bring it back to the station and contacted me. I decided to go back to the office after knowing that the taxi went to Sudirman area.
I checked again from my MacBook Pro. It’s still moving. I had to admit that I was amazed with the location report.
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I tried to hit the “Play Sound” again. In the next few seconds, I got a phone call. I picked it up. And, he asked me whether I was the one who left something in red case in the taxi. Voila! The taxi driver called me telling that he had my iPad with him!
I talked to him, asking about his position — of course I already knew it from my iPad’s location. I quickly asked him about the taxi number. It was: BC 5713. I told him whether he was able to drive to the office, and I also told him to keep my iPad with him. He agreed to bring it after his lunch.
I was happy. I am happy, of course.

Lessons learned

It was the first time I used Find my iPhone feature — and I hope I don’t need to use it again! — in real case scenario. Here are few things I learned:

  • Turning Location Service on the device is useful. Yes, it consumes more battery power.
  • Apple Maps did a great job.
  • Checking the device location from iPhone does not give you the real-time location info. But, from my MacBook, I have almost real-time respond. That’s what I found. Not sure whether it happens this way, or not.
  • Turn Auto-Lock ON.
  • I have to be more careful.

When I was in the meeting, the taxi driver called me. I run from the second floor, and met him. He handed me the iPad. I promised myself that I would give him something for his effort and honesty. He said sorry because it took time for him to arrive because of the bad traffic. I said thank you. I gave him some money. He refused to accept it. But, I insisted.
Few minutes later, I texted him to say thank you for his kindness. Then, I called the taxi operator asking for information about the taxi driver’s name, and his station. I also told the operator about the good experience — especially about the kind and honest taxi driver. Thank you Pak Heru!
Happy ending? Yes. Want to be in the same situation again? Definitely not!

WordPress 3.3: It looks great!

WordPress team just announced that the new version of WordPress is available. It’s WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”. Matt posted some notes about this release. I have WordPress for multi-site installation, and since the previous upgrade went smoothly — except some minor issues — I had no reasons not to upgrade. It was easy, just took few seconds.
I like the way WordPress greets me with useful information. You will get information about new features. You know what your WordPress installation can do. Nice.

I need some more steps to upgrade since my blog is a network-blog. It took only few extra clicks. When I go to post creation page, I got a tiny  tooltip telling an information about what I can get from this installation. The media uploader is improved now. It’s drag-and-drop now. If you have problem, you can still use the basic uploader. And, it also supports additional files (.rar and .7z).

This release is also great for those who wants to start blogging using WordPress because “Help” provides more details about the current page — yes, it’s depending on the context.

If you want to read all details about this WordPress 3.3, go to WordPress Codex. For me, these are some to highlight:

  • Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader
  • Post-update About screen — After upgrading, you know what the new features are.
  • When inserting a Gallery to be ordered by Date/Time use the post_date field for ordering rather than ID

 

Skype Officially Joined Microsoft

Skype Officially Joined Microsoft:

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.à r.l. Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype, an Internet 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.

Bye MyBlogLog

I have some blog posts about Yahoo!’s MyBlogLog service. In December 2007, MyBlogLog introduced an integration with Yahoo! ID. In July 2008, MyBlogLog introduced its new design. But, I think I don’t have any “real” advantage having MyBlogLog installed on my blog. I can’t remember when I have it installed.
Maybe, you heard the news also that MyBlogLog will close its door on May 2011. I got an email from them.

You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.

If you’re a paid costumer — I’m curious about how many paid customers, anyway — you’ll get refund for unused subscription period. Yahoo! offers another alternative called Yahoo! Pulse — it’s not a new service, by the way — which I don’t use it at this moment. So… good bye MyBlogLog.

Yahoo Maps powered by Ovi Maps. And more!

Some of you probably have heard about this news: Nokia and Yahoo! have an agreement to work on they really’re really good at. According to the press release:

Today, Yahoo! and Nokia announced a worldwide strategic alliance to extend the reach of their industry leading online services and offer people rich experiences that keep them connected to their world and the world around them.
Building on more than five years of collaboration, Nokia and Yahoo! ® will leverage each others’ strengths in e-mail, instant messaging and maps and navigation services, to provide consumers with access to world-class experiences on both PC and mobile devices.

You can also find the press release at Yahoo! Yodel Anecdotal. So, what does it mean for you? Probably… nothing. But, for me it means something. Let me tell you why.

I use Flickr — and I’m really enjoying it. Sometime, I take advantage of its geo-location feature. I can put my photos into map. You can do it manually, or automatically using geo-location meta data captured from your mobile device. I did it using my mobile device. Flickr photos with geo-location information will be integrated with Yahoo! Map. You can see my Flickr map page to see it in action. Is it good? Yes, but not that good. Why?

  • When I had my photos with location information, they’re not placed at the correct information. So, I have to edit their location in the map.
  • Yahoo! Map does not have much details about my hometown, Jogjakarta. Especially, when it comes to street names. For example, my photo taken in Malioboro Street, it’s detected as it was taken in other area, and it’s not even close.
  • I remembered that I have put my photos into correct location. But for some reasons — I don’t know why — the location was changed. I hope I’m wrong with this. The zoom effect or something, I don’t know.

With the new partnership I mention above, I hope I can see improvements. Ovi Maps has a great database of location, and it works really well. I know, sometime it has some mistakes on the street naming, but… still, it’s a great tool.