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Ferdinand Zebua
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Buat yang masih/sedang berburu....
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Get It Or Leave It! Asus Fonepad 7 hanya 1.699.000! Hanya 3 Jam saja, Rebut sekarang! >
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Haah, telat liatnya :-(

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20 Posts On Ello That Would Get Banned On Facebook:

Something to think about, as in how social media management policies affect what ideas we do and don't get exposed to; what personal decisions are we surrendering to the business/commercial interests of social media operators... 

/Edit: one thing though that I had failed to consider before posting this: would this link get banned in Google+? I wouldn't think so, but still….
Facebook polices images featuring nudity...even if it's part of a 19th century masterpiece. Ello, on the other hand, celebrates and welcomes NSFW content. Seriously. Things Facebook WILL show you:...

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Anybody else remember this scene..? (I do...)

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When Mark Zuckerberg (or Eric Schmidt) declares privacy to be dead, they're not making an observation, they're making a wish. What they mean is, "If your privacy was dead, I would be richer." ~via +Boing Boing 
Remember when Mark Zuckerberg declared that the age of privacy was over?
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Privacy is getting more expensive.

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Jopi dibunuh. Usut tuntas. Udah, itu aja.
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a comment by CHESSMASSTER at

To passionately play & participate in the Social Media is one of the new activities found among the many activities of today’s modern society. We can see and feel the tendency that “passion” is irreplaceable even in an atmosphere of ongoing real social life, eg. family gathering, meeting friends / friends, children and parents, meeting companies and many other things.

It really is all very wonderful, all the facilities and ease/practicality that has been “prepared” by all the various businesses and facilitators that have made all these social network media services and sites. But are we really aware about what we are getting into? Do we really know the ultimate goal of this game?

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"Are we REALLY socializing when we use the social media?" [] |

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To be honest it was the Eminem-plus-Punisher comic that first caught my eye. But still it's an interesting read. And yeah, Nicholas Carr.

/tags: #ArtificialIntelligence #Programming #DigitalAnthropology #Futurology  
Bust this: Girl I’m down for whatever cause my love is true This one goes to my man old dirty one love we be swigging brew My brother I love you Be encouraged man And just know When you done let me...

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Not cool, +SourceForge. :-|

/hat-tip +Edward Morbius 
It appears that +SourceForge took over the control of the 'GIMP for Windows' account and is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP. They also locked out original owner of the account, Jernej Simončič, who has been building the Windows versions of GIMP for our project for years.

So far they haven't replied to provide explanations. Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for WIndows via its official Downloads page.
Source for version 2.8 (Stable). GIMP releases available from and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system. For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.
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Gaes, ini beneran ya gaes, ilustrasi fotonya dikasih begini gaes? Ada yg bisa periksa, gaes..?
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The World's current fastest (mass)-production superbike is... electric..?
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love to try one out!

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Tidak ada mati sia-sia…. #RIPJopi 🌹
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Internet adventurer extraordinaire! :P
(I seriously need to trim this intro. :PP Anyways...)

I'm just this guy living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I've been on the Internet from 1996, longer than some Digital Natives have been alive, but I'd be hard-pressed to call myself a Digital Native. I sometimes post in Indonesian. 

I believe the Internet, like many man-made technologies before it, opens up lots of opportunities for the growth of Human Potential, as well as dangers; we should be aware of its possibilities but on the other hand we shouldn't totally fear or shun it. And the genie is out of the bottle so to speak, now what do we, Humankind, ask of it?

• What I do for a living
For income purposes I am currently a freelance writer, with a focus on commercial and social media content writing and social media presence management.

And even more recently I've found myself learning to draw again and doing a tiny little bit of digital illustration (and I'd love to do more, I'm sure...)

I sometimes do some freelance translating, to and from Indonesian.  I also used to be a graphic designer / art director / copywriter / whatever for various local advertising agencies in Jakarta. Nothing famous or significant, I can assure you.

Up to the end of August 2013, I had worked for a tech company based in Jakarta, Indonesia named m-STARS, PT. Antar Mitra Prakarsa. Our website is at and we also have a semi-official m-STARS G+ page here (which I had also administered). My last working position was as a Product Development Officer, where previously I was a Digital Marketing Communications Officer, and before that a Social Media Specialist. And no I don't code or write programs. Not yet anyways. Hehe :PP

Around 2011 to 2012 I volunteered for a couple of local film festivals & other film-related things. I pretty much hardly know anything about film though, or music for that matter. I learned to play classical guitar while in junior high, continued lessons till the end of high school, and I went to college majoring in Communications, minoring in Advertising while learning the flute as an extra-curricular with the campus orchestra (Mahawaditra). I don't play professionally.

• Where I stand, what I post
Obviously my statements published on this profile are my own and do not represent the opinions of my employers and/or associates either past, present, or future. I am more than just my employment. Or so I keep telling myself....

• Some of my interests:
Indonesia, Open Internet, Early-Adopter PC/Mobile tech, Google+ Hardcore, Phandroid, Open Source/Hacker, Lulz/Digital Culture/SubCulture, Int'l Politics, Indonesia, Twitter, Webcomics, Music, Film, Art.

• My Religious/Spiritual Beliefs
I am a theist. I feel I need to state this because it seems that some have mistaken me for a secular agnostic or an atheist based on my posts. If you feel you have been fooled I do sincerely apologize. I think I've been mistaken for a Muslim, too; so I think I should confirm I'm not a Muslim either ^^"

I'd been taught by my Dad (who died more than a decade ago in the mid-'90s) that if I'm not comfortable enough with my religion to admit it in public, I might as well not have it.

I'm a non-specific almost 'plain-vanilla' Protestant Christian (definitely not hardline-militant, fundamentalistic Evangelical, Pentecostal, or Methodist, but it'd be hard to peg my current belief set as specifically Calvinist or Lutheran or even Liberal Protestant), but I don't like pushing my religion down your throat. I would kindly ask you also not to shove your militant antitheism down mine either, thank you.

It's not that I hate militant antitheist for not believing in God, it's that I have had militant antitheism shoved down my own throat so much to the point it has become at least slightly annoying. At the very least I have Ignored people, or placed people in a muted Circle. Mostly I just Mute Posts. In some cases I have un-Circled. And as a last resort I have Blocked. 

I am a big believer in freedom of religion, and this includes freedom to not adhere to any religion, if you should choose to. You could say that this has somewhat been influenced by my life-long experience of living as a minority Christian in a Muslim-majority nation--though I must also say that Protestant and Catholic Christians have it good in Indonesia compared to communities adhering to other faiths and/or belief systems. Google the terms 'Ahmadiyah' and 'Sampang', for example. I am somewhat saddened by the interfaith situation in Indonesia lately, when I recall my childhood days when Indonesia had on occasions been highlighted by the International community as a benchmark for interreligious tolerance, somewhat... (And don't get me started on how even that past may possibly be nothing more than a myth...)

I have been teased about being a Christian Humanist, that it is a philosophically sloppy ideological/ethical position, but nonetheless it is mine. I kindly request that you let me explore my own spiritual-rational path at my own pace; not everyone is as 'spiritually/rationally enlightened' as you at this moment ;)

And really, haven't we got other much more important and/or constructive things to debate about, other than personal beliefs?

• I Circle Back! But:
will circle you back if you communicate with me. +1 a post, comment on them, or re-Share them. I prefer to place new Circled's in a topic circle so I know what topics you are interested in. In the past most of my shares were posted to limited Circles, but lately I've been experimenting with posting mostly to public. I have eclectic interests and am interested in learning new stuffs; especially new stuffs that interest me.

• That's it!
Nice to meet you, and thanks for reading all the way! ^_^Y
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Jakarta, Indonesia (born & raised)
Manila, Phillipines (three years) - New Haven, Connecticut (for about 15 months)
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commercial writer and digital visualizer (2d static)
Copy-editing, copywriting, amateur-level 2D static computer graphics, amateur classical guitar, amateur western-tradition classical flute, online marketing (still learning on this last one)
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