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
When You Can’t Get Started Writing – Found it’s hard to write something? The following tips would help you out! (via Photomatt)
5 ways to start a company (without quitting your day job) – Another solution perhaps to build your own business empirium? (via digg)
Getting To Done: Communication – A guide to email triage – Some nice tips how to use e-mail as an efficient and effective communication tool. (via Authentic Boredom)
10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed – Get some nice startup tips from Steve Pavlina. (via Evhead)
When Do Users Donate? – Experiments with Donationware: Ethical Software, Work Equalization, Temporary Licenses, Collective Bargaining, and Microdonations. Interesting case study. (via NewsForge)
How To Change People’s Perception Of You – Perception does matter to all of us. Learn how you change what people think of you. Here are some examples you can take into account. (via digg)
Using Distrowatch – Understanding the meaning of “Hits Per Day” (HPD) score on Distrowatch. (via NewsForge)
How to Write a Thank-You Note – It is not that difficult to express your gratefulness as far as you know what to do. Nice tips. (via kottke.org)
Death to User-Generated Content – Let’s reconstruct the term. I fully agree with the ideas given in this article. Please use a term that anyone can understand. (via Photo Matt)
Anonymity and Online Community: Identity Matters – Knowing and understanding your users won’t hurt your online communities. This article would improve your insight on membership things that sometimes can cause many misunderstandings. (via digg)
After watching Oprah’s talkshow today, I became interested what Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is and found the following explanation:
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder which involves a disturbed body image. The central feature of BDD is that persons who are afflicted with it are excessively dissatisfied with their body because of a perceived physical defect. An example would be a man who is extremely worried that his nose is too big, although other people don’t notice anything unusual about it.
It seems so many people out there are suffering this mental illness and perhaps that’s the reason why they do plastic surgeries to get a better image of themselves. The worst case which could happen to someone with this disorder is that they even don’t have guts to look at his/her body in front of mirror and get socialized aka social phobia. However, this can be cured and there are some treatments to minimize the effect of this BDD. Mostly the best methods are coming from yourself, like: (adapted from BDD Central’s FAQ)
- Living a life where you can look forward to the future
- Be confident to try new things
- Be productive so that you have less time to think about your look
- Be happy and grateful with what you have and always think that there are so many people who might not be as lucky as you are
- Be patient and dare to make mistakes, face fears and use your willpower
- Keep positive thinking and challenge your old beliefs
I know it is easy to say but hard to do. Nevertheless with the support of family, friends and medical assistance and yourself, it is 100% obtainable.
I wish you all a healthy life and let’s hope this disorder is never coming to us. Being yourself is the way to go! 🙂
– BDD Central
Freelancipation – The act of freeing a freelance web designer from the stress of being frustrated and broke. A must-read article for a wannabe freelancer.
10 Bad Project Warning Signs – a nice article that will let you know when you should act before a nightmare comes to you. Some of them did happened to me. Oh well, you always learn from your mistakes.