Perseverance pays

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Bye bye Dundee

The sun hasn't rise yet but we have to go. It's been a wonderful three years. Live is a travel and we are all travellers :)
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The Mobile Researcher #1: Converters

1.Danish Computer Plug
1.Danish to EU Converter
1.EU to UK Converter

A UK Plug

Equals to: 15 centimeter long plug

Moral lesson: get a good universal converter.
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KGBDeals and Groupon a la Indonesia

I just found out that Indonesia has its own deal-of-the-day site. I have tried and . Disdus however takes a long time to load to open from the UK. I didn’t managed to open the website.


I am using chrome and when I tried to click purchase on the above site, it only gives a black transparent screen :0

If any of you know other deal-of-the-day sites in Indonesia, inform me please…

Boy I can't read my own writing

Look at what the laptop age has done to us. This is supposed to be the to-do-list for today but I can't read number four. Can anyone help me to read my own writing?
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Jakarta’s Spatial Plan By Law (via @ruangjakarta)

Rujak published Jakarta’s spatial plan by law. I traced the document to Jakarta’s governor office website and found the version which you can download here. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but this is one crucial document we should all know.

I have not been able to obtain any maps which are supposed to be attached to the doc but Rujak promised to uploaded on its web later on. The docs is still unnumbered, so I am unable to confirm its status. Has it been enacted? If yes, can anyone please confirm on the comment box below?

The spatial law says that the city spatial by law must be sinergized with its water plan. I am curious to see how this is materialized. Next important thing is the analysis of this doc.

Haji Samuel, pedagang perhiasan di Dundee

Di UK ada pedagang perhiasan, @mulianurhasan menyebutnya Haji Samuel. Entah kapan dia naik hajinya.
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Ada gula ada semut, ada matahari ada orang

When the day is brights, the swarms invades the city.
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Formulir Formulir Permohonan Informasi (Undang Undang Keterbukaan Informasi Publik)

Buat teman-teman yang ingin memperoleh informasi dari Badan Publik, berikut ini link ke formulir-formulir permintaan informasi yang dikembangkan oleh teman-teman di ICEL:

Formulir Permintaan Informasi Berdasarkan UU KIP

Conserving your Tweets in Evernote using IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is an amazingly simple platform to cross-update your social network as well as other services. Most of us used services such as twitterfeed (and I still do too) to cross update statuses among social networks, but IFTTT is a lot more simpler and rich in features.

IFTTT can be crosslinked with many services (including gmail, instapaper and evernote – facebook and flickr is of course there too) and set these services as trigger. When one services is put as a trigger, it will then update the other service.

Now I am using IFTTT to conserve my tweet in Evernote. I know that there are lots of tweet conservatories are there, but I want all my notes put at a single repository. As I can access evernote from virtually any device (including my blackberry), Evernote is then a perfect place to conserve my tweets.

Here is how:

1. Sign up to IFTTT
2. Activate both your evernote and twitter services (will lead you to the OAuth)
3. Click recipes
4. Find the recipe below:


The recipe will automatically store your tweets in a specified notebook, so if you leave the recipe as it is, they are perfectly fine. Of course can also customized the name of the notebook and add more parameters. The recipe box looks like this:


I don’t bother to mingle with the recipe, so I left it as is. Here’s what my notebook looks like:


Every tweets, its links, including my replies are conserved. I like doing long, serial tweets. So if one day I want to use my tweet as ingredients for my blog post, they are all there in my evernote.

Google Voice is Cheaper than Skype!! (Tariff Comparison)

That’s it, I’m moving to Google Voice. It costs only 3 cent dollar/per minute to call to Jakarta (Landline) with Google Voice whereas with Skype (Pay as you go price), it will cost you 4.4 dollar cent. For mobile, Google Voice is significantly cheaper, the margin is 5.8 dollar cent.

Gvoice call qualities have also significantly improved. In fact, its video qualities are better than Skype.



Milis Water Jakarta, Silahkan Bergabung

Sebagai tindak lanjut workshop ECOTAS-Tifa di Jakarta beberapa minggu lalu, saya membuat milis Water Jakarta bagi para peserta workshop untuk mendiskusikan follow-up rekomendasi penelitian. Saya dengan ini mengundang teman teman lain yang tertarik dengan permasalahan air di Jakarta untuk bergabung.

Ada beberapa agenda penting berkenaan dengan pengaturan air Jakarta yang kita perlu bahas bersama. Diantaranya:

1. Membuka kontrak kontrak konsesi air dengan pihak swasta ke publik
2. Mempublikasikan dokumen dokumen regulasi air ke 'public domain'
3. Pembuatan Draft Peraturan Daerah Air Jakarta

Laporan riset, rekomendasi, prosiding dan booklet dari workshop Insya Allah akan saya posting di blog ini.

Untuk bergabung, bubuhkan email anda dibawah:

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The Atheist Christmas Carol (by Vienna Teng)

I found this song spiritual, despite its title. Don't Forget I love you, 'God' says.
Hope is currency, and death is not the last unknown!

"The Atheist Christmas Carol"

It's the season of grace coming out of the void
Where a man is saved by a voice in the distance
It's the season of possible miracle cures
Where hope is currency and death is not the last unknown
Where time begins to fade
And age is welcome home

It's the season of eyes meeting over the noise
And holding fast with sharp realization
It's the season of cold making warmth a divine intervention
You are safe here you know now

Don't forget
Don't forget I love
I love
I love you

It's the season of scars and of wounds in the heart
Of feeling the full weight of our burdens
It's the season of bowing our heads in the wind
And knowing we are not alone in fear
Not alone in the dark 

Kebab "Mahal" di Edinburgh (Tapi murah dan enak)

Nama tokonya "Kebab Mahal". Tapi sebenarnya harga kebabnya murah murah. Shish kebab termurah yang pernah saya makan. Katanya sih spesialitasnya di makanan ber kari.

For the English speaking: the kebabs are quite cheap. They said that the curries are the most delicious in town. Location is not far from Edinburgh Waverley station.

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Orang Denmark suka jualan maling

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Sutanto on Munir Case #wikileaks

The following is an excerpt of wikileaks cable 06JAKARTA9575 which suggests that Sutanto (former Indonesian police chief, currently the head of national intelligence agency/BIN) has conviction that BIN is involved in Munir case, but has no conclusive evidence to support this. He uttered that BIN's top chief at that time was supportive with the police's effort to solve Munir's murder, but the 'old school' agents were not. 

1. (C) Indonesian National Police (INP) Chief General Sutanto 

told the Ambassador July 25 that U.S. assistance was helping 
to keep the INP out front in Indonesia's democratization 
process.  In a lunch meeting at the Residence, Sutanto said 
his top priority was creating a high quality, moral police 
force focused on INP's missions.  He acknowledged the need 
for the INP to improve its skills and performance, and 
suggested an initiative to create a new generation of INP 
officers by training select INP cadets at U.S. police 
academies.  He spoke candidly on the Munir case, saying he 
was convinced the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) was 
involved, though the INP still lacked conclusive evidence. 
As in past meetings, Sutanto impressed us as a supportive and 
cooperative interlocutor who is committed to developing a 
professional and capable police force.  He is looking forward 
to his October trip to the United States and we encourage 
Washington's full support.  End Summary.  

16. (C) In a private sidebar following the meeting, the 
Ambassador enquired about the Munir case.  Sutanto assured 
the Ambassador that the INP is serious about the 
investigation and believed it to be an important case for the 
country, and an important feather in INP's cap.  With 
surprising candor, Sutanto said he was convinced that the 
National Intelligence Agency (BIN) was involved in the 
murder, but still lacked conclusive evidence.  Sutanto said 
current BIN Chief Syamsir Siregar is sympathetic and 
cooperating with the INP, although other 'old school' BIN 
officials are not.

Two AI Chatbots talks about God, something and nothing

This is absolutely hilarious. When the AIs (Artificial Intelligence) are a bit improved, I suggest them to be marketed to hardliners for educating tolerance and pluralism. 

Try cleverbot yourself. Honestly, I don’t think they are that smart (yet).