(We Are) Spirits in the Material World

1 month ago
Eid has passed, another procession of homecoming (sort of), family gathering, and the travel within. An annual pilgrimage that started with a thrilling hunt for transportation apparatus, back and forth. The logistical supply management came along eventually. When the deadline approach, the tension got higher, and the stakes got bigger. Finally, we make it through, complete with hectic journey and temporarily missing child. When the big day came, another journey in the heat to attend two family gatheering simultaneously. Just another routine, but surprisingly this year, these moments are a little bit interesting, even my wife thought so. When the themes for both occasions are completely opposite, talking about entrepeneurship and civil service as a life choice. Entrepeneurship, as in the jargon "Become your own employer" and "It's better to be a big fish in a small pond". Contrarily, the civil service is about the peace of mind and respectability of others. To complete the polarization, we have the third family gathering to balance them, to place spirituality vis-a-vis materiality. You cannot be more lucky (or confused) than that.
Imam Indra Prayudi

Ubuntu for Windows 10

1 month ago
Dulu mungkin tak terbayangkan bahwa Microsoft akan “bergandeng tangan” dengan Linux. Bahkan kerja sama Microsoft dan Suse ditanggapi dengan penuh kecurigaan oleh komunitas open source. Namun semuanya berubah setelah pergantian pucuk pimpinan Microsoft dari Steve Ballmer ke Satya Nadella. Microsoft tidak malu-malu lagi untuk merangkul komunitas Linux dengan gerakan Microsoft ♥ Linux. Microsoft juga mulai merilis … Lanjutkan membaca Ubuntu for Windows 10
Imam Indra Prayudi

Selamat Tinggal Ceria, Selamat Datang Net1

1 month 1 week ago
Selama ini kita mengenal layanan telekomunikasi seluler dari sejumlah operator, yang semakin lama semakin terkonsolidasi. Mulai dari merger Smart Telecom dan Mobile-8 menjadi Smartfren, Akuisisi Axis oleh XL Axiata, Penghentian operasional TelkomFlexi dan Indosat StarOne, Terhentinya operasional Bakrie Telecom (Esia/AHA), dan munculnya operator baru Internux (Bolt!). Satu operator yang luput dari perhatian adalah Sampoerna Telekomunikasi … Lanjutkan membaca Selamat Tinggal Ceria, Selamat Datang Net1
Imam Indra Prayudi

Immortality

1 month 3 weeks ago
My former boss died the other day, of stroke. He's just five months younger than me. When it's true that someone's death make us think about ours to come, nothing beats the death of someone close to us. Ironically, I've been ut of touch with him for about ten years, apart from social media interaction, which also rarely. I know that he seems didn't care much about his health. IT people typical, he works without limits, eat what he likes, and no (or minimum) workout. Knowing his death cause is the same as my father is still shocking though. And I still don't take the "explanation" that some curse causes it, no matter what the online noises said these days. He was a hardworking, no-nonsense type of guy. If we get the jargon "No Action, Talk Only" or "NATO" , for him it's "Big Talk, Hard Work". He always talk what he wants, spontaneously, straight to the point no second thought. Unfortunately, the social media heat lately has become poisonous and deceiving. As though we are forced to take sides, two extreme ones. Sadly, a couple years ago, a fellow programmer had an accident, got paralyzed, and eventually died. There were some coverage on the news, a couple of online website wrote his story sympathetically. Today, when he died, only a single coverage from online news website. The rest is followups to the curse and bullying, even sounds like a celebration of his death. This is a guy that works for his country, educating youth to create new IT developers, from any background. No mean of disrespect, but the late programmer I mention above was nothing compare to him, even when they both are good friends. And people will only remember his "blasphemy" and "curse" that lead to his sickness and eventual death.
Imam Indra Prayudi

A Farewell to Frans

1 month 3 weeks ago
Spechless. Hanya itu reaksi saya saat mendengar kabar duka itu. Frans Thamura, mantan rekan kerja/atasan di Meruvian, meninggal dunia pada 20 Juni 2017 pukul 10.50 WIB. Sedikit menyesal karena tidak sempat menjenguk saat mendengar kabar ybs sakit (stroke). Bagi Penulis, Frans (seisi kantor biasa memanggilnya tanpa embel-embel) lebih daripada sekadar atasan dan rekan kerja, namun … Lanjutkan membaca A Farewell to Frans
Imam Indra Prayudi

WhatsApp untuk Blackberry, Nokia S40/S60 Diperpanjang Lagi (?)

2 months ago
Seperti telah diketahui, dukungan WhatsApp untuk beberapa sistem operasi legacy akan segera berakhir. Sistem operasi yang dihentikan dukungannya adalah: Blackberry  OS (termasuk versi 10), Nokia S40/Symbian S60, Windows Phone 7, iOS 6 (iPhone 3GS), dan Android 2.1/2.2. Penghentian dukungan ini mula-mula diberitakan per 31 Desember 2016, kemudian diperpanjang hingga 30 Juni 2017 (untuk sistem operasi Blackberry … Lanjutkan membaca WhatsApp untuk Blackberry, Nokia S40/S60 Diperpanjang Lagi (?)
Imam Indra Prayudi

Surface Laptop+Windows 10 S, Jawaban Microsoft untuk Chromebook

3 months ago
Dalam ajang  Microsoft Education event baru-baru ini, diumumkan beberapa inovasi baru. Salah satunya adalah perangkat baru Surface Laptop, yang ditujukan bagi segmen pendidikan. Seperti kita ketahui, Apple selama ini mendominasi segmen ini dengan produk Macintoshnya. Namun, akhir-akhir ini Google berusaha menembus dominasi Apple dengan produk Chromebook. Apalagi Apple belakangan terlihat lebih berkonsentrasi di segmen mobile. … Lanjutkan membaca Surface Laptop+Windows 10 S, Jawaban Microsoft untuk Chromebook
Imam Indra Prayudi