Gerakan Bawah Tanah Mr. GBT

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information technology, network, security, Indonesia, progressive rock music, budi rahardjo (or raharjo), education, life ... (in Bahasa Indonesia and/or English)
The drawback of social media is that now you'll find a lot of experts in everything. They read one book - no, one post - and then they become an expert. Ouch. I know I am no expert in everything. Not even trying to be one. I am just a simple ordinary man. That's all. (This is actually a lie. I am not *simple*. ha ha ha. But, that's another story.)...
Pusing juga kalau punya singkatan yang sekarang digunakan untuk singkatan lain yang konotasinya negatif. Saya berbicara tentang "GBT", yang jadi nama blog ini. Selain nama blog ini, saya juga menggunakan GBT sebagai "Mr. GBT" dalam proyek musik yang saya lakukan. GBT berasal dari singkatan "Gerakan Bawah Tanah". Kalau diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Inggris adalah "underground movement". Serem...
Reading at several posts in various groups, I got a feeling that some coders think that they are holier than others. They think low of people who can code, especially in code-related projects such as open source projects. Granted that the main attraction of the open source project is the code itself, but don't we need testers, people who write documentations, trainers, public relations, and such?
Ever since I was a kid, I always knew that I am different. For example, my taste of music would be different with my peers. When my friends were into pop or even soft jazz, I was into progressive rock early on - like in my junior high school. I learned English when I was still in elementary school. I listened to music abroad through short wave radio. I was reading many things when my peers were...
There have been dreadful events lately. People are being killed for no apparent reasons. And, the fingers are pointed to Muslims (as the persons) and Islam (as the religion). All Muslims must be responsible for these actions. Since no Muslims are voicing their disapproval, then Muslims are supporting those actions. That's the message that I read in many news forums. Over and over again. And here.
Technology does help me to be more healthy. At least that's what I believe. For the last month, I've been wearing Mi (Fitness) Band. It's a bracelet that keeps track you movement. It records the number of steps you have done at a particular time of the day. It can also record the number of hours you are sleeping. But, I am mainly focus on the number of steps (and the associated kilo meters I...
Ok, so I failed to update this blog regularly. My excuse is still the same, busy. No, I am not joing. I am super busy. I thought, when you're ageing, you're supposed to be winding down. I believed in that. But, again, I was wrong. Now, I am busier than ever. Yeah, I know, I choose to be busy. It is my fault. I am not supposed to complain and I am not. This is just to let you know what's...
Want to know something hot in the Indonesia's start-up domain? It's Go-Jek. It's the Uber of Indonesia. What is Go-Jek? It's an application to search for "ojek". Ojek is a motorcycle transportation for public done by individuals. Or a motorcycle taxi. It's an Indonesian - or, I should say, Asian - thing. Many places in Indonesia are easier reached by motorcycle; streets are narrow. Motorcycles..
If you want to know, gemstone currently is very popular in Indonesia. I repeat, VERY POPULAR. There, I shouted. At least, this is true in Bandung. Everywhere you see, there's gemstone. Even on the sidewalk, people just open their own gemstone "store" or "boot". ("Lapak", in Bahasa Indonesia.) I believe, now the gift from Indonesia is "batu akik", the Indonesian's name for gemstone. To be...
There is a classic reason why I have not updated this blog, busy. Yes, I've been too busy with many things. No, really, I am not trying to make excuses. I am truly, really, busy. Sometimes, I wonder why other people seem to be relaxed. Nothing to do. But, then again I could be wrong. They might be busier than I am. Although, I doubt that. I know that there are people who are as busy as I am, and.
I hate it when people comment on my blog, but they don't actually want to comment. What they want to do is to put their link(s) into the comment so that they generate traffic and backlink to their site. It's one of those SEO thingy. Yes, I notice some of you are doing this in this blog. One thing I notice is that they don't actually read the posting (article). They just post their comments...
I've been using Google mail (gmail) for years. Obviously, I use picasa also to store my photos. Currently, I am having a problem with my (mostly email) accounts. It almost reaches the 15 GB limit. I use my gmail as my main communication media. Students sending assignments are kept in my mailboxes. Every semester I have betweet 30 to 100 students and I've been teaching more than 15 years. The...
I have too many emails. Hundreds of emails daily. That's not counting spam mails. It's not that I think I am important. It's just that I've been using emails for too long. Since late 1987 or 1988, I think. The problem is that most mail readers currently cannot handle this situation. I ended up with cases of lost emails. Somebody sent me an email and I did not reply right away because there was...
Everytime I go to a bookstore, I bring book(s) out of the store. My wallet suffers a bit. That's not my main worry. My main concern is I keep on piling books. My to read list is getting longer and longer ... and longer. I think this is my new law (BR's law on books): the speed of buying books > the speed of reading books Ugh ... I think I am not the only one.
Looking at various sites / blogs / forums, I read complaints that smartphones and all those tech gadgets are anti-social. Hmm ... This is ALL WRONG. If you look closely, at the other end - and also using smartphones - are people. Not wall or dead objects. Human. They are socializing through smartphones. It's just that most people see they are talking to the device. No! They are communicating...
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