Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Franzenstein Effect: Jonathan Franzen on the ‘Eternal’ Battle of PC versus Mac

As he was reading his own essay on the Kraus Project, the contemporary renowned American author Jonathan Franzen showcased his bitter, cynical view towards the latest progress of the world of technology. And that makes him so much intelligently ‘sexier’ … Continue reading

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New Flyover in Jakarta: Will It Be the Answer?

As of today, Satrio Flyover in South Jakarta is officially opened for public traffic. The street has been widely notorious for its traffic jam during rush hours. Now that it is already opened, I wonder whether it works or fails … Continue reading

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Don’t Say Yoga is Boring before You Even Try!

So I saw this on my Twitter search result about yoga: “@Funniest_Joke: I’ve tried yoga, but I find stress less boring.”” I cannot stress how often I am asked if yoga is about sitting all the time and closing the … Continue reading

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‘Rahasia’ Badan Lebih Lentur Minim Cedera

“Gila! Kok, bisa lentur gitu sih? Latihan berapa lama?” “Kok latihan baru (masukkan jumlah bulan atau tahun berlatih yoga), udah segitu lenturnya?” “Aku dah latihan yoga segini lama tapi kok belum selentur itu ya?” “Kamu dari bayi makannya karet ya? … Continue reading

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Tidak Peduli Usia 90 Tahun, Pria Inggris Ini Selesaikan Pendidikan Doktoralnya

Seorang kakek yang pernah ikut berperang dalam Perang Dunia II menyelesaikan pendidikan doktornya (S3) 1 bulan setelah merayakan ulang tahunnya yang ke-90. Eric Woof, sang kakek yang dulu bekerja sebagai pengajar, merayakan prestasinya itu. Ia meraih gelar Ph.D. dari Lancaster … Continue reading

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How to Tell Someone is a Hacker or a Cracker

First of all, before liberally label some cyber criminals ‘hackers’, let me tell you how “hacker” and “cracker” carry slightly yet important difference of meaning. The first has gotten its notoriety these recent years because laymen like me only know … Continue reading

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3 Cool Things to Do Instead of Plunging into the Annual Debate on ‘Merry Christmas’

Global climate change might be changing all the patterns of humanity’s life. But what one thing it can’t alter? Human’s ultimate stubbornness, to stick to one issue and debate over it year by year until we reach the acme of … Continue reading

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Small Talks to Remember (Poligama – Politik dan Agama)

Alkisah di sebuah mobil yang melaju di jalan Jakarta. Dua orang berbicara. Aku terpana, di sana, dengan kata-kata mereka, yang berguna. Mungkin Anda juga menyukainya. Atau mencerca. Silakan saja. Tak perlu malu ungkapkan rasa. Katakan apa adanya. Jadi demikianlah isi … Continue reading

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3 Public Speaking Tips from a Shy Guy

Public speaking has always been and will always be so hard for introverted shy people, like me or some of you. And the best thing that inescapably has to come to introverted people is when they need (or are made) … Continue reading

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When Language is Your Passion…

You can naturally become a teacher. It is one inevitability, to say the least. One type of career you can pursue easily when no field of work is available is teaching. You may write days and nights without no one’s … Continue reading

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Day One at the Height

I was given an access card and it didn’t work. I managed to get into the lift but it turned out the lift on 39th floor is still out of service.There is no Internet connection other than my own. And … Continue reading

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Trik Blogging via BlackBerry Tanpa Install Aplikasi WordPress

BlackBerry, ponsel ‘relatif pintar’ yang kerap menjadi bulan-bulanan pengguna smartphone lain ternyata bisa membuat blogger jadi lebih produktif. Alasannya tentu adalah tombol qwerty-nya yang masih terlalu nyaman untuk digadaikan dengan layar sentuh. Jika Anda suka blogging di platform WordPress (baik … Continue reading

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