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Andyroid, An Android Emulator

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You want Android apps running on your PC? there’s many ways to do so. Some of them using cloud as platform, others using Android SDK as emulator. Android SDK is slow to load which is not efficient for practical person. Putting data on cloud is not reliable on slow connection. Well, there’s already new emulator called Andyroid as an answer for quite fast load and I could use it even when my internet connection is being offline.

Andyroid basically an application layer which make us possible to touch the Android interface. This application rely on VirtualBox, a virtualization software.

So, do you want to install Andryoid? First, you need to check your hardware before installing it. Why? because not every process have virtualization feature. If your processor doesn’t support virtualization then you will get very very sluggish performance and can’t even bare with it.

Computer Memory (RAM) also important to run Andyroid in your PC. You need at least 4GB RAM installed on your computer. Why? because your PC also needs RAM. In technical term, your PC is a host while Android is a guest. If the host have 2 GB and the guest asking 1 GB from the host. What will happen? performance downgrade because the host start to swap to hard disk and it means very slow. Consider the host have 4 GB and the guest asking 1 GB, then your PC still have a room to process/store any other software in memory.

Take a visit to Andyroid Official Website to download the application. You will need good internet bandwidth because current installer doesn’t work offline, they have plan to make offline installer in future release. Have fun!

Failure is part of freelance life

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I am assuring to my self to be brave writing this article and publish it to public. I am trying to be open as possible and hope you will learn from my story. I am freelance web developer since 2004 until this day. Freelance world nowadays is different than when I was decided to go as freelancer. I want to share to people whom decided to be full time freelancer.

The reason I choose my path as freelance because I can’t get a job because of my education background, Computerize Accounting even it’s under Information System Faculty. My degree is S. Kom, computer degree, holding same title like IT graduates. I have good GPA score and I don’t know the exact reason why some companies reject me after last interview. That’s bit of my story why I am started as freelancer.

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Mochi Media Out Of Service

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One shocking news for me. Mochi Media is out of service on 31 March 2014. I don’t know the real reason why they get out from flash games business. The flash game publisher quite panic when knowing Mochi Media is out of business. There’s a lot flash games under Mochi Media using their API for advertisements, leader boards and scores, which means flash games released under Mochi Media feed will be broken.

Some publishers report they can still run the games without problem but few Mozilla Firefox release will not work. I was missed the deadline to download games from their server and now I am considering to find new alternatives to Mochi Media. I am pretty concern about games licensing because those games was developed by other party. Mochi Media state on their announcement, publisher should contact developer directly if publisher want to host flash game on their games website.

This is sad moment. The most trusted flash game distributor is game over.

Why choose Debian over Ubuntu as a production server

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Linux OS Based distribution is very subjective matter according to personal taste. In most case we are uncertain to choose “right” distribution because there’s pro and cons over the internet. I will cover the reason why choose Debian for a server while it sounded subjective. I am not talking about desktop environment, Ubuntu wins down.

Ubuntu Server is one of several sub distribution from Ubuntu family. It’s easy to use and many people use it as OS for the Server. Debian is Ubuntu ancestor, literally. Debian could be as server OS too and have no distinctive category or purpose, Debian doesn’t have special built distribution for different purposes excluding Live CD. It’s only have one form, Debian Installer. That’s it.

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It’s my time to move from Google services

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I don’t hate them but they are too big and too broaden. Almost of my internet life depends on Google services and in short they have full integrated services but not only stop there, my daily life also depends on their operating system, Android. Google big data have everything what I am doing right now.

In old days I am using several internet service company which is make the internet more joyful. Discovering new thing is very fun and pleasing moment!.

What Google services I am using right now? This is the list :

  1. Android Operating System and all Google applications beneath it.
  2. Google Domain Name Service (DNS)
  3. Google Chrome
  4. Google Search
  5. Google Mail a.k.a GMail
  6. Google Analytics
  7. Google Webmaster
  8. Google Wallet
  9. Google Plus
  10. Google Apps Free for Custom Domain
  11. Google Docs
  12. Google Drive
  13. GTalk a.k.a Hangouts
  14. Google Maps
  15. Youtube
  16. Blogger a.k.a Blogspot
  17. Google AdSense
  18. Google AdWords
  19. Google PageSpeed

You may use Google services more than me. The migration process will be painful and slow in process but it’s time to move on. I will post alternative to Google service next time.