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OpenSUSE 10.3 ROCKS!!

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Two Thumbs UP!.

OpenSUSE 10.3 merupakan DISTRO TERBAIK dari distro lain yang pernah saya gunakan. Segala macam pernak – pernik multimedia yang dasar seperti MP3 sudah terdapat dalam bundle DVD yang diberikan InfoLinux, saya ingin mendownload tapi rasanya lebih murah dengan membeli majalah. Installasinya kini sangat mudah hanya saja pada saat mempartisi akan sedikit direpotkan dengan setting yang tidak kita duga, lebih baik anda memahami partisi dengan lebih baik sebelum menggunakan OpenSUSE.

Apa alasannya saya menggunakan OpenSUSE?

  1. Mono disponsori oleh Novell  dan inilah yang menjadi dasar mengapa saya memilih openSUSE
  2. Tampilannya memikat dan tidak pelit wallpaper
  3. Experience dalam menggunakan OpenSUSE persis seperti Windows dan hanya terdapat sedikit modifikasi, saya lebih menyukai GNome dibanding KDE.
  4. MP3 sudah built-in, saya tidak  perlu membuang waktu saya untuk fungsi dasar seperti ini.
  5. Elegan dan CEPAT!
  6. Alasan terakhir saya menyukai paduan warna yang ditawarkan, Ubuntu bagus tapi warna coklat membuat mata saya cepat bosan.

Coba deh kalau seneng mencoba Distro Linux, saya pribadi OpenSUSE 10.3 adalah beyond expectation dan ini hal positif!

BlogTV : New Way to Blog and Chat

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I was accidently read an advertisment in google adsense that new social services just launched it called BlogTV. The BlogTV still in beta phase but has giving awesome experience to rest of people. The community growing fast, most of the users are from United State of America, Canada, United Kingdom, dan other countries. I has been testing the service about a week ago.

I getting intouch with a friend from UK, we just know each other at his show. I trying to be a co-host with my first web camera lol and it running smooth. Okay, when on BlogtV we will see 2 boxes, one for the host and another is for co-host. It also contain a chat box for people who want to chat with them or each other. It's like an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) but with value added service, the live web cam is the greatest feature that offered by BlogTV.

I found some intresting moment when a live show is going on because they don't know where is Jakarta and ofcourse Indonesia. Wow, that very amazing that our country is not well known. Okay, now about the connection speed. We will have big lag when we talking real-time with the cam, I am on 768Kbps cable connection and still lagging. I don't know why this is happen, is it from BlogTV itself, the broadcaster, or my connection.

If you want to try new experience in chatting without hassle just try BlogTV. Maybe, someday we will had one in Indonesia with IIX (Indonesia internet exchange) as the backbone.

Happy trying!

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Freelance and Enterprenuer

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In my journey I've been felt so amusing with all management and business stuff. I try to find any source what definition could represent me as individual who involved in Information Solutions. The story is not so simple, the journey began when I was college student. I always pick economic simulation games as my main genre and wasting my leasuire time instead of learning in field. This a bit personal.

I was active student in Accounting Faculty and then I decide to move to another university and taking Computer Science faculty. During the transition I work as part-time trainer in Sony Ericsson Indonesia to markets their new product SE T68i. I learn marketing knowledge there and meet many people which creating a great network. Often, this could be opposite to my dialy activity who always in front of computer and researching something. The journey is begin here.

Gaining information about business, I saw how Sony Ericsson Indonesia and it's partner work very hard to achieve the target. It's very amazing experience working with them. I work as front-end trainer and found new kind of client everyday with different behavior and thoughts. The character of users are different, I found a customer who only handle the T68i without asking in 1 hour, she looks confused but she afraid to ask. So firmly I ask to her "May I help you, madam?" and she smile, and the feeling in my heart is so overwhelming. "How I could use this mobile phone, sir?" she said. I am bit suprise, in 1 hour she don't know how to operate the T68i and I help her along the way. The impact is big enough, she bought one!. I learn that we should approach, respect and educate client.

After 2 year working, SE Indonesia needs refreshment in their trainer line. They inform me 5 months before my last exhibition, and I thinking hard what I could sell from my self. A girlfriend is the best support at the moment, she encourage me to enter my hobby as my source of income. I was 19 years old to start a freelance career. I am trying my opportunity in many place, and a start up company ask me to join them as freelance programmer. I take the chance to gain more experience either in technology and business.

The very different ecosystem 

I found that freelance programmer have orientation to done the task not the business, I am free from business and have responsibility to obey my upline command. After the graduation I work as Full-time employee for about 6 months in a firm owned by ex-Microsoft Indonesia Director, Richard Kartawijaya, and I found similarity between freelance, part-time, and full-time employee. The similarity I found :

  • Day-to-Day Work
  • Work for business
  • Organization structure (freelance is seemless)
  • Free from any responsibility to build business plan, investing, feasibilty analysis, etc
  • You have boss

The enterprenuer is very different creature and have different mindset, I learn from many books that Enterprenuer are :

  • Have Business Plan (even the simple one that we wrote on word processor)
  • Feasibility analysis is required
  • Have an electronic library of contract, agreement, and supported document (SDLC for example)
  • Have different cashflow between his personal and business account
  • Build network and partnership (example, going to a cafe like StarBuck, Dunkin Donut)
  • Usually the person having Strong Character (I found in most my friend and collague who build business)
  • They attend motivation, management, and business related seminar
  • They believe that business supporting the work, giving solution with comprehensif education and knowledge to their customer regardless to technical requirement
  • Must have vision, mission, and strategy

Being Enterprenuer is not nightmare but we trying to step our foot to great path which involving human relationship and managing our life. Being optimist is one requirement to be an enterprenuer, we see something from different perspective. I admit that not many person could do this, but I could see their thought are relatively different from common people. Much of passion, much of strong will, and trying to find the most effective and effecient to deliver / deploy product.

This two kind have advantage and disadvantage related to financial matter. The distinction between this two kind of world only could be felt by ourselves and must be guided by many resource like books and discussion. I know that the transition from intraprenuer (employee / freelance) to be enterprenuer is quite difficult and needs time.

I am not geek enough and love to create relationship beyond a community but to many communities, and I want something that represent my self.

Have a nice day.