2021, be nice!

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our life into the circumstances that we never imagined before. It affects almost everything! I really hope that this would be over soon and our lives get back to normal again. So 2021, be nice! Many of us expect some significant improvements this year and also to actualize their pending dreams and wishes.

This also marks another milestone of my life. Wish me luck!

Stay safe and healthy, friends. I believe that nothing comes without its world.

Nice to be back!

It’s been a while since my last posts in 2017. Many things happened for sure. So, this post will remark a new beginning for this blog. I will try to post more in 2020. It’s not a promise though. It’s more like a good intention to restart the writing journey by keeping the good behavior going.

Rewind, replay, rewrite. Excited!

Sleep on it

Fully agree with this article, http://avc.com/2016/07/sleeping-on-it/.

One of my best life lessons. I have been through this several times.

Please read the comments below the article. There are so many valuable insights and experience that are worth having in life. And you get them all for free without going through it one by one in hard ways.

So, ‘sleep’ sufficiently.

Wanted: Mobile App Developers

Update: These opportunities are no longer available and already occupied.

Looking for 2-3 creative developers who can develop and maintain Jobplanet mobile application.

1. iOS (1 developer)

3~4 years of iOS development and publishing experience
Fluency with Objective-C, iOS related APIs and SDK
Experience with integrating internal and external APIs
Experience with app testing and quality assurance (Unit test and/or automation)
Experience with performance optimization on iOS
Familiarity with visual design and user experience principles
Understanding of Storyboard and Interface builder
Experience with Internationalization(I18N), Localization(L10N) is a plus

2. Android (1-2 developers)

3~4 years of Android development and publishing experience
Fluency with Java, Android related APIs and SDK
Experience with integrating internal and external APIs
Experience with app testing and quality assurance (Unit test and/or automation)
Experience with performance optimization on Android
Familiarity with visual design and user experience principles
Experience with Internationalization(I18N), Localization(L10N) is a plus

If you are interested or have good friends you can recommend to me, please send an email to hr.id@jobplanet.com.

Or, you can just share this information to your network, in case someone is interested with this opportunity.

Thank you.

Product Checklist

  1. Understand what people need.
  2. Address the whole experience, from start to finish.
  3. Make it simple and intuitive.
  4. Build the service using agile and iterative practices.
  5. Structure budgets and contracts to support delivery.
  6. Assign one leader and hold that person accountable.
  7. Bring in experienced teams.
  8. Choose a modern technology stack.
  9. Deploy in a flexible hosting environment.
  10. Automate testing and deployments.
  11. Manage security and privacy through reusable processes.
  12. Use data to drive decisions.
  13. Default to open.

Source: U.S. Digital Services Playbook

I wish Indonesian government could also setup such list.Hat tip: Matt.

Rumah123 Hits 1 Million UV in May 2013

Rumah123 Hits 1 Million UV in May 2013

“The month of May marked a milestone for Rumah123.com, Indonesia’s No.1 property website and part of the iProperty Group, as it surpassed the one million mark in unique visitors, the highest growth achieved to date by any property portal in the country.

In a statement released, iProperty Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Shaun Di Gregorio said, “We are thrilled with the significant growth that Rumah123.com has achieved in May 2013. Crossing the one million unique visitor mark is an affirmation that more and more property buyers and investors in Indonesia are turning to the internet to look for property and choosing Rumah123.com to find their dream home or next property investment. The success in unique visitors also further widens the gap between Rumah123.com’s nearest competitors in Indonesia by 32%.””

Please read the full article by clicking the link above.

If we are hiring you…

If we are hiring you because you are awesome, then you have 30 days to do something awesome. And awesome is simply defined as me (or your supervisor) thinking to him/herself, “man, that’s awesome!” just once.

The Rule of Awesome

Warren Buffett’s Solution to End Deficit

I just found this interesting article on Gotham Gal’s site mentioning Warren Buffett’s solution to end deficit in United States. I do concur what he said. I think that we just rely too much our faith on politicians who sit on Congress or Parliament to decide things on our lives, while we actually can do the opposite. Politicians should be holding more responsibilities to whom they represent. Without us, they are nothing. So, I am suggesting you to read that article to get his words in full.

We apparently could apply the same rules to manage Indonesia’s recent situation. By having or perhaps pushing politicians to care enough about other people should be sufficient to address many issues we currently have, such as poverty, corruption, low law enforcement, deforrestation, etc. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as being said. No doubt, we need huge efforts and commitment in all aspects to make it happen.

Alright, just to sum up things, please see the following image. Do you agree?


Happy 66th Independence Day, Indonesia!

God knows how much I love you. Wherever I go you’ll always be in my heart.

Job opening: Server Admin

Update on Mar 8, 2011: This position is already filled.

At the moment the company I am now working for is immediately looking for a server admin.

Below are the requirements:

  1. Must have experience with both Linux (Ubuntu or Debian) and Windows Server 2003, Postgresql and Apache. Experience with Windows Server 2008 is a plus.
  2. Must be able to administer both Linux-based and Windows-based server remotely (using RSAT and other tools).
  3. Must be able to write scripts to run using either WSH or Python, if you are able to write all your scripts in Python that will be a big plus.
  4. Must maintain a reasonably secure setup (e.g., firewalling, closing down unused services, etc.).
  5. Must maintain documentation for all server administration tasks (e.g., document software installation and setup) so that we are able to rebuild a server from scratch if necessary.
  6. Must be available to attend to server emergencies within a reasonable timeframe (1 hour or less is good).

Full time remote position (telecommuting).

If you are interested or know someone who will fit with this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and any accompanying material to:


Thank you.