Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pikir Ulang Kalau Mau Beli Zenfone

Beberapa hari yang lalu saya posting sebaiknya pikir-pikir dulu kalau mau root Android. Tapi sekarang berubah jadi pikir-pikir dulu kalau mau beli Zenfone. Kenapa? Saya curiga kalau Asus tidak melakukan Quality Control (QC) secara ketat sebelum mengapalkan Zenfone. Jadinya bukan Zenfone yang dibeli tapi sampah dari Asus. Seperti penjelasan di postingan kemarin, saya sukses root Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL baru saja dibeli kurang lebih seminggu sejak hari pembelian. Tapi belakangan layarnya kurang rensposif dan sangat-sangat bikin frustasi sampai rasanya mau banting ini smartphone. Setelah dicek di Safe Mode ternyata hardwarenya yang bermasalah bukan softwarenya.

Celakanya lagi otomatis garansinya sudah hangus gara-gara sudah di root. Mau tidak mau saya harus rela beli LCD baru yang harganya bisa sampai Rp. 750.000. Belakangan baru tahu ternyata layar kurang responsif atau istilahnya "ghost touch" ternyata banyak yang alami pengguna Zenfona di seluruh dunia.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Going to Kupang is One Hell Decision I Have Made

I still remember on November 2015, my uncle phoned me offering a short course in Jakarta for three days as requirement to be his employee in an association that he was about to run in Kupang, capital city of Nusa Tenggara Timur Province. So, I had arrived in El Tari airport on June 2 night, meaning I've been more than two weeks here already. Kupang is a nice city with huge potential of business and employment but the weather between 28 to 38 celcious, enough to burn your skin for a matter of minutes. I don't socialise with the locals here always that I stay in the office almost everyday. Can't tell the locals are nice in general, but we Muslims are minority here and it don't matter because majority and minority live in peace here. I love this city and hopefully I can start my own business here if I have enough money.


What makes so frustrated staying here that I am in same roof with my uncle, notoriously known temperamental. What's worse? He likes to command everybody under his authority to do houseworks such as washing his dirty clothes, cleaning dishes, wiping windows, cleaning floor and other shits. It's all I am doing here besides sitting my ass in his office. Did I forget to mention it's month of fasting for Muslims? It kills me. I done.

I swear I will come back here as his employee and stay with him. I find a chance to return to my home village on Id'l Fitr, a great celebration day of Islam. It's a routine for Muslim in Indonesia to return to their home village with family to celebrate the day.

Friday, May 20, 2016

I will think twice to root my Android again

Perhaps, you can learn from my bad experience when I had rooted my Android that resulted some annoying errors that could drive me crazy. Same things could happen to you as well if you don't know what you are doing with your Android. So, why the hell I rooted it? It's been my nature behavior to "rape" a smartphone's system to satisfy my curiosity. I rooted it because I wanted to remove bloatware that consumes CPU and internal memory resources. Besides that, I purchased Greenify Donation Pack that required root access in order to work at its best performance. Yep, nothing but that purposes. Then, annoying errors occurred after rooting which were ghost touch and 3G disappearance. Unfortunately, the only thing I can't fix yet is the ghost touch even I have formatted and upgraded it to date. I am so frustrated finding out how the hell I fix it. I really have no idea how to figure this out.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Review Sennheiser CX 213

Hampir setiap hari saya selalu berurusan dengan laptop dan smartphone entah menulis, bermain game atau sekedar mendengarkan musik. Biar lebih enjoy, saya pakai earphone agar audionya lebih berkualitas dan all-in masuk di kuping. Tapi masalahnya semua earphone di rumah sudah rusak. Masalahnya lagi, earpods bawaan iPad bekas kemarin yang dibeli via online dipinjamkan ke teman saudara terus tidak dikembalikan.

Sampai akhirnya saya memutuskan harus beli earphone baru. So, mulailah kita cari-cari earphone di internet. Pertama, baca postingan 5 Earphone Terbaik Harga di Bawah 200 Ribu di blog pribadi Mas Ari Wahyudi dan akhirnya kepincut sama Sennheiser MX170 dengan harga sekitar 170 ribu. Kenapa Sennheiser MX170? Sennheiser adalah salah satu produsen perangkat audio terkemuka di dunia dengan kualitas produk terkenal sangat berkualitas. Jadi tidak salah kalau sebaiknya saya beli earphone Sennheiser MX170. Tapi masalahnya, saya begitu kurang suka dengan desainnya terkesan murahan dan agak besar di telinga. Earphone ini bukan tipe In-Ear tapi disediakan busa agar tetap nyaman di telinga. Tidak seperti In-Ear, earphone ini tidak membuat kita tuli dengan keadaan sekitar.

Keputusannya? Saya tidak jadi beli Sennheiser MX170 setelah tidak sengaja melihat Sennheiser CX 213 dengan harga sekitar 230 ribu. Selang beberapa hari budget sudah siap untuk membeli Sennheiser CX 213 di Blibli. Terus terang ini pertama kalinya saya beli di Blibli padahal sebelumnya sudah order di Tokopedia. Menyesal juga sebelumnya kenapa tidak beli barang di Blibli ini padahal itemnya murah-murah kalau yang sediakan Blibli sendiri apalagi gratis pengiriman ke seluruh Indonesia.

Sennheiser CX 213 dari Blibli
Harga tidak selamanya sebanding dengan kualitas, tapi Sennheiser CX 213 jauh lebih baik dari pada Sennheiser MX170. Sennheiser CX 213 bertipe In-Ear artinya semua audio dihasilkan earphone ini masuk di telinga. Sennheiser CX 213 disedikan dengan tiga pilihan warna yakni biru, putih dan hitam dengan desain sangat mungil, praktis dan nyaman dibawa kemana-mana. Setiap box pembelian disertakan ring karet berukuran S,M,L. Sayangnya bass Sennheiser CX 213 mengalami distorsi ketika diputarkan musik heavy bass. Overall, saya

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cara Sukses Berjualan Pulsa

Tidak seperti dulu, handphone bukan lagi barang mewah dan hanya bisa dijangkau orang bercukupan. Sebab saat ini bahkan dengan Rp. 100.000 saja kita sudah bisa memiliki handphone dengan fungsi utamanya saja yakni menelpon dan SMS. Sebagai perangkat komunikasi, handphone sangat bergantung pada pulsa menjalankan fungsinya. Jadi tidak heran, banyak sekali kita jumpai konter pulsa dimana saja di pinggir jalan, pertokoan, bahkan di bank dan jaringan swalayan seperti Alfamart dan Indomaret.

Jika teman-teman tertarik mengumpulkan recehan sedikit demi sedikit atau mencari penghasilan tambahan, jualan pulsa bisa jadi pilihan terbaik. Jualan pulsa tidak begitu membutuhkan modal yang banyak asalkan tersedia tempat seadanya dan handphone untuk digunakan bertransaksi.

Bagaimana sebaiknya membangun konter pulsa yang bagus? Pilihlah lokasi strategis dimana orang sering lalu lalang atau pusat keramaian seperti tempat interseksi jalan, sekolah, dan pasar. Percaya atau tidak, cukup mencat konter warna logo provider terkenal maka orang-orang sudah berpikir teman-teman jualan pulsa. Kalau tidak ada provider yang mau mensponsori konter teman-teman sebaiknya dicat merah mewakili Telkomsel. Kenapa? Karena saat ini, Telkomsel merupakan provider terbesar dengan ratusan juta pelanggan di Indonesia.

Demi meningkatkan penjualan pulsa, alangkah bagusnya kalau teman-teman memberikan bonus pembelian pulsa misalnya saja bagi siapa saja melakukan pembelian pulsa sebanyak 10 kali, kita berikan pulsa gratis Rp. 5000. Pemberian bonus bisa juga dengan bentuk lain, seperti souvenir mug, topi, dan sebagainya. Tentu saja, souvenir ini harus kita bubuhi logo atau nama konter teman-teman.

Di bisnis apapun, pembukuan laba-rugi sangat penting. Siapkan cukup 1 buku saja berisi historis transaksi harian. Berikan keterangan setiap transaksi apakah hanya berupa transaksi pulsa reguler atau pulsa data. Hindari memberikan bond pulsa pada siapapun kecuali orang yang tentunya kita percaya. Ingatlah, jualan pulsa hanya bisnis recehan jadi tidak sepatutnya juga ada bond pulsa.

Bisakah kita jualan pulsa online? Tentu saja BISA walaupun pulsa bukan barang fisik! Tapi kan pembeli kan harus transfer uang lewat bank apalagi kan bisa juga lewat SMS banking? Kita menarget bukan pembeli seperti ini melainkan pembeli yang sudah punya saldo di penyedia jasa e-commerce tertentu dan penyedia e-money seperti Paypal dan Webmoney. Nah, saya rekomendasikan jual pulsa di Tokopedia menyasar pembeli yang sudah Top-up saldo jadi tidak usah bersusah payah mendatangi ATM.

Di kampung saya juga baru memulai jualan pulsa dari pada doing nothing sebagai pengangguran bukan karena saya malas cari kerja tapi karena sakit. Sementara khusus menjual pulsa Telkomsel lewat registrasi di Alcom, salah satu distributor resmi Telkomsel. Sayangnya, waktu saya minta atribut semacam spanduk tidak tersedia. Jadi, mau tidak mau saya harus bikin spanduk sendiri menggantikan tulisan kecil "Jual Pulsa All Operator" tertempel di lemari etalase. Apalagi sejak awal, kios tidak dicat warna merah karena tujuannya memang bukan untuk jualan pulsa.

The More Mature You are, the More Problem You Have

You can't deny it that it's true and absolute. Similarly, this sounds also like Indonesia's famous saying, "the more a tree get higher, the more it gets winded" and without solid and strong foundation the tree will collapse. I still remember as my elementary teacher said to us her pupils, that when you were still child, you are like a young branch, so flexible. However, when you were already mature, you couldn't be bent, meaning you hardly change! Can u bend an old branch? Sure you can, but at great cost. You have to learn to adapt, but as a child it goes all naturally.

As a mature man, our body, mind, and personality have been shaped and unconsciously prepared to be tough since we were a child based on our environment. That's why it's very bad to give anything your children want. Teach them, in order to get something they have to work on their own in some occasion.

I still remember as my elementary teacher said to us her pupils, that when you were still child, you are like a young branch, so flexible. However, when you were already mature, you couldn't be bent meaning you hardly change! Can u bend an old brench? Sure you can, but at great cost. You have to learn to adapt, but as a child it goes all naturally. If you are weak outside and inside, that's probably crucial reason why you can't succeed in life. If you're solid, world is weak to you, but if you are weak then world is tough to conquer. See?

Saturday, April 9, 2016

My Personal Review on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL 4G LTE

I have written a short post about losing my smartphone several days ago here. Fortunately, I just bought new one in Watampone, which is Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL 4G LTE that I ordered yesterday because the store didn't provide it. So, the store owner ordered this smartphone from other store to sell again to me. More expensive? Yes. Initially, I planned to buy it in Makassar to spend my internet plan in 4G network which is not available yet in my village. My mobile number has over free 15GB plan for 4G network, apart from other bonuses over 5GB Flash Wifi in Telkomsel. However, considering my bad health condition and unexpected fee during trip to Makassar, I decided not go. No big deal of my over free abundant 4G plan anyway.

Well, forget about my lost smartphone and let's discuss about this smartphone manufactured by Asus. I decided to buy a smartphone manufactured by this Taiwanase based tech giant instead of picking Samsung thinking of my bad experience with my Samsung smartphone that went missing. The only reasons I pointed out my finger on Zenfone, that's Asus in the top of endurance, battery life, quality, and basic features I needed the most among affordable smartphones with similar features. I need a smartphone for my needs especially for hotspot tethering and we know it requires a lot of power resources. So, is this smartphone as good as I had expected?

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL appears very weird  and straight-forward but looks pretty cool though. The power button is placed on the top of the phone that's rather difficult to reach. Thanksfully, you can put it on standby mode by double tapping the screen. Another thing is, where the hell is the volume button? Surprsingly, it is placed under camera on the back cover. Guess what, I believe Asus wants it be practically reached by our finger tips but I don't even think it works that way.

I mistakenly thought Asus Zenfone 2 Laser has long battery life. The battery is drained so fast if I play big sized games even for about 10 minutes and watching Youtube on its native app. This smartphone get heated in matter of minutes even when you taking a picture. This reminds me of my old smartphone that run Cyanomogen for the first time that drained the battery life and got heated so fast. I am not an advanced user of Android who can figure out what actually the problem is, but I suppose its system needs to get adapted on the hardware and updated apps.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trying to be "Happy" of Losing a Smartphone

Yesterday I went to Watampone by motorcycle to buy a mouse because my old one was already broken and didn't work properly. When I was going home, I took time to buy credit for my mobile number in the way. However, when I already arrived at home I felt very shock that my smartphone was missing when I pulled out everything from my pocket. I went to where I bought credit for my missing smartphone but nothing I could find and no clue at all.


Eventhough my smartphone was already broken anyway with a big black circle in its screen but it contained valuable data, 16GB SD Card and over Rp. 65k credit in its number. I had no idea how to find it anymore. I tried calling it but no answer. I called Telkomsel to block the number but they could not do it unless if it was a Halo number. Surpsingly, I asked how much credit it has recently and the answer was Rp. 3000. Yeah, someone who picked it digged the rest.

So today, I plan to replace my mobile number but with the same number that it still has Mindnight Bonus over 24GB for internet access. So lesson learned, never be careless of your valuable things. If it is technology related, always install security system to prevent big losses and don't forget enabling tracking feature to locate it wherever it goes as long as it is in the network coverage.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cara Smart Money Memanipulasi Forex

Smart Money adalah institusi keuangan besar terdiri dari bank sentral, bank komersial, perusahaan investasi, broker, dan perusahaan keuangan lainnya. Dengan modal yang sangat besar, mereka mampu memanipulasi market saham, komoditas, dan bahkan forex dengan sangat sistematis guna mendapatkan keuntungan sebesar-besarnya dari trader amatir.

Smart Money menciptakan ketidakseimbangan antara Supply & Demand sehingga harga bisa menjadi sangat murah bahkan bisa menjadi sangat mahal. Ketidaktahuan para trader amatir dengan praktek seperti ini membuat mereka sangat dirugikan sehingga kehilangan modal yang sangat besar. Itulah sebabnya tidak heran lebih 95% trader rata-rata mengalami loss setiap trading karena tidak tahu apa yang terjadi di pasar forex.



Saturday, February 13, 2016

Human

Every human being has two sides that already attached since they breathe for the first time. They have good side and bad side. They can be a good or bad person, depending on their environment. Their behaviors are completely natural when dealing with a certain situation. They change every time. They would be enraged when their self-esteem offended, shedding a tear when a relative died, laughing to watch comedy show, being arrogant to stand higher than others, and so forth. It's very complicated to discuss.


There was a moment when my friend acted so boastful while searching for her car key that actually she knew where she put it. Yeah, I knew she wanted me to know that she had a car and I didn't. Yeah, because I have different path in my life, so do you. That's human, completely natural and I understand that. It's annoying but yeah it is normal. So simply, I keep working hard to have better life to avoid these people and behave normally as myself. Nobody knows what you will be tomorrow. Your enemy could even be your friend if they figure out something from you.

You know, I position myself to understand these behaviors as a human. So, I think it's not really important to hear boastful people of what they have or being over reaction to something that is not worth to look at.

We are all equal before God, but we are not equal among the others if we speak about skin color, wealth, blood, and others, you name it. And nothing of these can help you escape from death, not even if you could turn water into gold. Be a good human.