Category Archives: Web, Design, Internet and IT

Interesting Links

In the last few months I’ve gathered some links that may trigger your interest. Most of them are IT and FOSS related and only one is from Oil and Gas sector. Yes, it is sometimes hard to share Oil and Gas resources because of the closed and competitive nature of the business and copyrights/trademarks or other Intellectual Property Rights issues. And I don’t want to get in trouble by doing that for sure. :) I hope you will get some benefits from the following links.

IT and FOSS

Oil and Gas

Job Opening: Actionscript Developer

Please read the full announcement below. I hope you or your friends are interested to apply and join the team. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you. :)

We are seeking a talented and passionate Actionscript 3.0 developer. You will be working closely with our back-end and front-end developers to create mobile applications using the The Adobe® AIR® 2 runtime. You will be also be using the Adobe Packager for iPhone, and AIR for Android

To be considered for the position, there are a few requirements:

  • In depth knowledge and experience using Actionscript 3.0
  • Experience with the Adobe AIR runtime
  • Familiarity with iPhone and Android hardware APIs (the mobile apps we are building will be making use of the Camera, Contacts, and Geolocation APIs)
  • Experience working in a remote/virtual work environment
  • Passionate about Flash and Actionscript!

This is a full-time position, working in a remote/virtual work environment.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and any accompanying material to:

hr [at] conceptuous [dot] com

To make our life that little bit easier, please put the position title in the subject line of your email. Thank you.

Job Opening: Creative Genius (Web Designer)

Another interesting opportunity for you or your friends. Please do apply now. Thanks. :)

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We are seeking a talented and passionate Creative Genius who is inspired by web user interface design, who thinks and speaks in pixels, and who is yearning to have his/her designs painted across the interwebs.

To be considered for the position of Creative Genius, there are a few requirements:

  • High level knowledge of user interface design
  • Appreciation of the importance of design usability
  • Experience working in a remote/virtual work environment
  • Attention to detail. We want pixel fighters!

Send in your portfolios! Impress us!

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and any accompanying material to:

hr [at] conceptuous [dot] com

To make our life that little bit easier, please put the position title in the subject line of your email. Thank you.

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Interesting Links

Today I found two new interesting links. It is hoped it would bring something useful for you.

  • Low End Box – Do you ever consider to having your own VPS account, but you are not willing to pay more or just want to play around with something? Perhaps this website could help you out in finding one. It lists web hosting companies which offer VPS promotions.
  • Softaculous – A very good alternative of Fantastico, an auto/instant software installer in CPanel and Direct Admin. It is worth it to try.

Toolkits for NGO

I do highly appreciate people who do or create something and give their work back to communities. No matter how small the contribution someone gives, but I am sure it will anyhow have a great impact to someone else’s life. I believe that sharing is the best way to keep knowledge on the flow. That is also my main point why I keep this blog online, by the way. I hope you can take some useful things over here and by sharing we can learn together.

NGO-in-a-BoxBack to the topic, most of us know what NGOs are. We are also aware that most NGOs operate in the non-profit sectors. Their activities range from providing services and support in basic needs such as education and health, building communities in rural area, to advocacy on various subjects. People do this because they want to see improvement in lives. Sure, whatever NGOs do must conforms the policies and rules set by the government. To finance their activities many NGOs rely on donations, gifts and grants. Usually they must do a lot of things with limited budget and low resources.

And then, what do you want to say actually with this entry, brother? That question might arise in your head, right? No problem, just shoot me. Nowadays, NGOs need IT extensively to support their activities. Nobody involved in NGO can deny that. But the main obstacles occur when they have to find the right IT tools and materials such as a set of softwares with low resources. Many NGOs just can not afford to pay the proprietary softwares, resulting the use of pirate softwares. What a shame. On the other side, when they decide to deploy FOSS, they have little knowledge or it is hard to find and pick the alternatives for the proprietary softwares they usually use. Problematic, right? Therefore, we need to find the right solutions for this issue.

Fortunately, our friends at Tactical Tech provides the toolkits for NGOs. They manage some selected FOSS to several collections and specific uses, namely:

I, personally, already know the existence of these sets a year ago when I participated in the Asia Source II Camp. I often use the NGO-in-a-Box sets to help some friends with their work. And, they are satisfied and continue to use the softwares until now. In some occasions, when I have to demonstrate what you can do or achieve with FOSS, the sets are very handy and helpful. So, I really recommend these toolkits to everyone. You do not have to be a NGO person to be able to fully use it. Ordinary persons like me and you, can! I hope Tactical Tech will continuously support these sets and come with other useful things in the near future. Salute for you, guys!

Try it now, folks.

* Image is taken from here.

Interesting Links

In last few days I found various interesting links on the Net that are worth visiting.

Article on SDA Asia Indonesia

My first article on SDA Asia Indonesia magazine, titled “Content Management System dalam Dunia Usaha, Seri I: Content Management System: Definisi, Manfaat dan Kiat Memilih” (Indonesian) has been published in this month edition. Please buy that magazine if you would like to read more. (Price: Rp 28.000,-) Some interesting articles (all written in Indonesian) are also available for you to read, such as:

  • Teknik Menerima Pembayaran di Internet by Romi Satria Wahono
  • Berteduh di bawah Payung SOA by Budi Putra
  • Budi Rahardjo: Isu Keamanan Dunia IT Semakin Kompleks by Widia Yurnalis

SDA Asia Indonesia September 2006

My article od SDA Asia Indonesia