As I grow older I find it harder to deny the old adage that ignorance is bliss. In general, I loath ignorant people, I try resist to myself from making assumption before acquiring a least some background information or data about something. But in some cases it’s better to look the other way, most of the time this is no easy feat for me, and ignore the fact that you actually know more than you wish you knew. Sleep would have been easier had I…Continue Reading “Ignorance IS, unfortunately, bliss”

I have a piggy bank, well actually an Elephant Bank, that’s rather special. You see, it only eats gold coins. Well, not real gold coins, but IDR 500 coins, which has a gold color. Last weekend i was feeling rather curious, how much coins does it hold. So I put all the coins out And I counted everything up In total I have IDR 295,000.00 around USD 30. I can use it to buy around 15 Big Macs in Jakarta. But I don’t want Big…Continue Reading “The Blue Elephant That Eats Gold Coins”

Do you remember Microsoft Paintbrush? The name reminds me of primary school, when we used to computer classes. Back then, paintbrush was one of my fave programs. Any kid would love to draw right? With the evolution of the Microsoft Windows OS, Paintbrush matured and become Microsoft. I don’t really know the difference, it’s just there along with the package. I haven’t been using paint very much these past years. I’ve always been blessed with computers that has at least GIMP in it. Paint is…Continue Reading “lo tech graphical adventures”

“Ibukota lebih kejam daripada ibu tiri” roughly translated to “The capital (mother city) is more vicious than a step mother” is a phrase used sometimes jokingly describe Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. To a certain extent, it’s true. The big durian is not for the faint hearted, trust me. I learned that after being born and raised here for the last 26 years. Somebody attempted to abduct me when I was around 11, on my way home after school. I’ve been through at least five…Continue Reading “Vicious Jakarta part 1”

This post is written on the netbook I bought three days ago after a series of events that made me realize that despite my home PC and Blackberry, i still needed a netbook. I must admit that the purchase was rather impulsive, despite the fact that I’ve contemplated buying a netbook for several months. My PC was being repaired for the -nth time, and even though my thumb typing skills are more than adequate, I find it hard to write and edit articles on a…Continue Reading “The Mini-Ubuntu leap of faith”

Today, I bought myself an adapter to attach a diana lomo lens to my DSLR, along with a diana fisheye. The result of the pictures weren’t really that special, since the lens were designed to be used on a camera that’s extremely different with my Nadezhda (that’s what I named my DSLR). You can’t really see the fisheye effect except for several special conditions. However, I decided to try and emulate the images produced by lomographic Cameras. So I played around with the picture styles,…Continue Reading “Change your view, switch your lens.”