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Why I Use Google+

Well, one of the reasons anyway. We often see articles by so called 'experts' claiming that Google+ is a ghost town. As someone that has been using the platform since beta, I can't share that sentiment. I've met so many awesome people in here, online and offline. It's quite influential that a big percentage of my life actually revolve around the platform. This is something that I can't replicate in other social platforms. This is a brief recap of my offline experience recently.

It's been about a month since I returned from my trip to Indonesia, Singapore, and a short layover in Tokyo. Every time I go out of town/country, I like to contact a few people that I regularly interact on G+. See if they want to meet up for a coffee or just hang out. Below you can find a brief story about how I started my interaction with them, and my experience of meeting these amazing individuals.

Tokyo
I first interacted with +Hitoshi Mitani within the Android Collectibles community here in G+. He buy blank Android minis and customize them with his creation, usually in limited quantities. I told him before my trip last year that I would be be in Tokyo for a short layover, and ask him if I could personally pick up the Kit Kat Android mini he was selling. So I met him for lunch.. He was also kind enough to show me where to find some exotic flavor Kit Kats and took me around town. If you're into Android mini, make sure to follow him to follow his creations.

Jakarta
+Yansen Kamto and I have known each other since early last year in G+. We both added each other, but we didn't talk much. Most of the time we just coolly plus one each other's post. In real life it's probably the same as two guys passing each other saying 'sup' and nothing else. He was coming to SF from Jakarta for a conference last year and asked me if I'm interested in meeting up. It turns out that he's doing a lot of projects that I'm also interested in. When I was in Jakarta he invited me to visit his communal working space and talk with a few startups. He also invited me to give a talk about Google Glass to a bunch of people. 

I know +Irvan Putra and +Adi Wahyu Pribadi from the IT Indonesian Community in G+. Living in US for so long, I don't really know anybody on the tech community in Indonesia. The community is pretty engaging and they sometime do meetups, whether it's in real life or using video Hangouts. I was able to met both of them one evening for a small and meetup while I was in Jakarta. It was quite a short meeting, but we had a great time trading ideas and knowledge. Hopefully next time I'm in Jakarta we can have a bigger meetup. 

Singapore
I always like to tell the story about how I met +Evan Sidarto. He's my first HIRL (Hangout In Real Life), when the concept of HIRL wasn't that common yet. This was way back in December of 2011, when I was working from Singapore. Bored, I opened my tablet and start browsing G+ posts using the 'Nearby' feature. It basically showed the posts that are tagged with locations around my area. I happened to see Evan's post and wrote some comments. He quickly noticed from the mutual friend list that I know his coworker in Mountain View, and his brother in law that went to the same school as I did.Now, whenever I'm in Singapore I always contact him to see if he can grab some dinner or just hangout.

I know +Daniel Foo. around the same time as Evan through G+, but we didn't meet until about a year ago. He's an avid cyclist and foodie. Although not very active in G+ these days. he still drop by once in a while to my posts. When I eventually met him, he took me to a bike rental to explore the city. Singapore is a beautiful city, but it's quite more fun to see if while biking. We were going to go again on my last trip, but I got sick and had to cancel. He is actually in San Francisco right now for work, and we've been having great time going around the city and biking and Golden Gate park.

I can't recall how I started interacting with +Wilfrid Wong and +Cynthia Arianto. Somehow we just added each other and started talking to each other. It's probably sometime when Diablo 3 was launched. Wilfrid and Cynthia are both passionate gamers. Wilfrid even helped me a few times when we play Diablo 3 and Marvel Heroes. I've met them a few times during my visit to Singapore, and on my last visit they took me hiking. I told my friends and family about it and they were surprised that you can actually hike in Singapore. Definitely a fun experience. 

Same with +Alihana Md. Salleh. I couldn't recall when we start interacting with each other, but she's probably one of the most friendliest person I've met so far (not only on G+). I've met her a few times during my visit to SG, and she always have exciting stories to share. She's also a very active Ingress player. Too bad we're on different faction :)

I didn't realize it was going to be this long. I tried to make it shorter, but I feel every single sentences are important to express how I feel about them, and about G+ in general. I consider myself an introvert, and don't usually like to meet with strangers. These people I mentioned above weren't strangers even before we meet in real life. I've been following them on G+ beforehand, so there was no sense of awkwardness when we finally meet n person. Having common interests definitely help. It's definitely a new experience and out of my comfort zone. 

But I can definitely get used to it. 

 Tagging a few people that might be interested:
+Vic Gundotra +Dave Besbris +Adam Lasnik +Guy Kawasaki +Elisa Samantha Tobing +Eunike Kartini 

An article for +Ziliun maybe +Putri Izzati ? :)
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Saya mau tanya tolong bantu saya,bisa ngak download amplikasi baru ,karena aplikasi yg lama saya hapus kartu SD nya,makasih kalau mau bantu Ivanyhudi@
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Just had #HIRL with +Andy Lin​​​ and look what he got me! :D He knows I like collecting Android figurines and 3D printed them himself. Isn't that cool?

Andy and I have been chatting sporadically this past year over Hangouts. I was helping him getting Project Tango tablet, and he was helping me with..uhh.. Something :p

It was great learning what he's been doing with virtual reality and disability. I'm definitely looking forward to hear more from him in the future!
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+Ivan Yudhi No worries! Wouldn't want you rushing around anyways! Next time my friend.
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Error sewaktu membuka aplikasi Google+ di hp/ tablet Android? Coba tips-tips dibawah ini!

Akhir-akhir saya sering melihat banyak pengguna Google+ yang mengeluh kenapa tidak bisa membuka aplikasi Google+ dari hp/ tablet Android nya.

Dalam kesempatan kali ini saya mau berbagi beberapa tips yang bisa dicoba jika kalian mengalami hal yang serupa.

Silahkan dicek pos blog dibawah ini ya!

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Akhir-akhir saya sering melihat banyak pengguna Google+ yang mengeluh kenapa tidak bisa membuka aplikasi Google+ dari hp/ tablet Android nya. Alasan nya sebenernya bisa dikarenakan berbagai macam hal, dan kalau dibahas bisa c...
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Tanks
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Jurassic World

Really enjoyed the movie. It's rated PG13 but it's very graphic. Proceed at your own caution when bringing your kids. Story is quite predictable, but I'm sure most people expect that, especially if you have watched the old movies. Still very entertaining.

Oh and please leave the screaming babies at home. Seriously.

Trivia: How many dinosaurs were killed by human total from the old movies (not including this one)?

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+Libby Chang​​ +Keith Achorn​​ +Kimberly Ann Graham​​ +Nick Moline​​ +Barbara Moline​​


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I just watched series 1-3 on Esquire network on Friday night. Oh damn, now everyone knows I have no life. 
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Intel IoT Roadshow

Remember when I mentioned how much I love the tech scene in SF bay area? This is one of the reasons.

Had a great time at the Intel IoT Roadshow event yesterday. Everyone in attendance was given the Intel Edison for Arduino and the Grove Starter Plus kit.

I had no idea what I was trying to built. Most of the time was spent setting up the kit and familiarizing myself with the sensors. I basically just tried to stick everything and see what works (looking for ideas).

Oh, and I also won the Basis Peak tracker from the Twitter challenge. Thanks Intel :)

#IntelMaker

P.S. for those in LA area, they're doing the same event on July 11-12th
https://iotroadshow.intel.com/en/home/registration/29/
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+Ivan Yudhi sure, ping me
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Google Expeditions

This is one of the most exciting things that was announced in the keynote this morning. What started as a 20% project at Google has evolved to be a full product.

Expeditions will let teachers guide their students using Google Cardboard and a phone on a virtual reality tours. Compared to reading books or showing documentaries, this will hold students' interest much more and maintain engagement. The students can also build their Cardboard themselves as a side activity, and phone prices are just getting lower and lower. Everyone should be able to afford this.

I had a chance to try it out this morning when a an instructor was directing us through a virtual reality tour on Mars. He was able to point things on our Cardboard from his tablets while explaining things. Definitely a very fun learning experience.

I'm looking forward to explore this technology in more depth.

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+Chris Vukin Can you provide me some links about that? It's not that I don't trust you, but I just would like to learn more about it.
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Happy Anniversary Google+!

Alright, I know I'm a bit late, but my +Google+ 4 year anniversary is next week (July 6th, 2011!) so I figure I'll write this post in between.

The guy standing next to me in the photo is +Evan Sidarto. He's currently in town and I had dinner together with his family last night. His wife was cooking a simple Indonesian dinner for us, but it tastes so much like home I could cry. All that because of G+.

Evan is one of my earliest friends I met through G+, and definitely the first person ever I've had #HIRL  (Hangout In Real Life) with. I've told the story of how I met him a few times I think, but I guess one more time wouldn't hurt (hey, followers comes and goes right?).

I was working out of the Singapore office in December 2011. I got in to my company's apartment, and did the first thing anyone would do - find out the WiFi code. I pulled out  my iPad (I know.. I know..) and my Windows phone (again.. I know..) and started messing around. Back then G+ has this feature called 'Nearby'. It allows you to look at posts near where you are, and in Singapore that practically means the whole country.

I noticed Evan's post about food and started commenting on his posts ("Oohh that looks good! Where can I get some?"). And he apparently noticed from my profile that we have a mutual friend here in the Bay Area, and he noticed I went to the same school (Go Boilers!) with his brother-in-law. So we started conversing through G+.

Long story short, I asked if he wants to meet up for lunch or something. I consider myself quite an introvert, and never met with strangers out of the blue before, so it was quite an interesting experience. I thought it might create an awkward atmosphere and such, but it turns out to be alright. Since we already conversed through G+ it feels like we've known each other even before we met in real life. Having the same passion (food) helps too :p

That tradition continues until now. So far I've had #HIRL  with G+ friends in Jakarta, Tokyo, Singapore, and of course US. It becomes second nature to just ask people I converse with in G+ to meet up whenever I'm visiting (although it doesn't always happen).

G+ is always scrutinized as a ghost town, and that nobody uses it, and things like that. I really don't care. As long as it works, I will keep using it. As long as I'm able to get these kind of experience, you will still see me on G+.

Thanks for reading so far, and I hope you enjoy it. I'm also looking forward to hear your experience. Please tag me i you decide to write on it.

Happy Plussing!
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Dah yoba, mungkin krn puasa, ....nt malam coba lg , makasih perhatiannya.
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Back on the road!

First time flying for work this year and got an upgrade to first class. Also, they now have free WiFi (edit: I was wrong. No free WiFi. See comments). Not bad +United​​​​​.

For those of you that have been following my posts for a while might be surprised to hear that this is my first flight for work this year. I've asked my manager to put me on the ground for the first half of the year to prioritize on other things, but it's definitely time to go back in.

Hoping this is the start of more good things.
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+Golden State Warriors  is your 2015 NBA Champion!!!

40 years since their last title, the Warriors finally win it again! It's been a fun time being a sports fan in the SF bay area. Last year Giants won the world series (3rd time in 5 years!), and now the Warriors! Now if we can just get the 49ers to step it up..

I was thinking of going to the viewing party at the Oracle Arena for tonight's game but tickets were sold out pretty quickly. I can't imagine the atmosphere down there right now.

In any case, congrats to the  for the big win! Hoping for  repeat next year!

#NBAFinals2015  
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+Ivan Yudhi I grew up in OH but hated the CAVS as I was a BULLS fan. It would have been nice for Cleveland. 
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Mie Ayam Pangsit

Roughly translated to chicken noodle soup with fried dumplings. This is one of the things I get whenever I crave the taste of home.

This one was from Bay Leaf in Sunnyvale. It's not that authentic, but good enough. The bowl consists of noodles, veggies, green onions, mushrooms, and minced chicken. People usually like to add extra condiments like meat balls, or in this case, fried dumplings. Add some hot sauce and it makes one delicious meal.

Different people have different way of eating it as well. Some like to dip the noodle into the soup, but personally I just pour the soup straight into the bowl. 

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Anyone remember these pens? It was totally a trip down the memory lane when I acquired these a few weeks back.

The top one (thanks +Libby Chang) has four colors that you can switch. I remember these pens broke easily. Probably because I played with them too much.

The bottom two has something inside that can move backward or forward when you tilt them. I remember there were a lot of variations back then. Some of them are not... ehm.. PG rated. Let's just put it that way ;)

Ah memories.. So how many of you are old enough to remember these? :)

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+Libby Chang Yeah I remember those :)
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That's a wrap!

This was taken last night close to midnight on the way back after finishing up our last post I/O activities. A bittersweet feeling since it went by so fast.

It was a full packed day for me yesterday, since I tried to hit everything I want to experience and ended up not posting anything. I'll make sure to sporadically post a few of my favorites in the next few days. I hope you guys aren't sick of it.

So much inspiration came from this event. I can't wait to explore a few things that I learned. Met a lot of old/new faces that I won't even try to bother naming one by one since I'm sure I'll forget a few. You all know who you are and I'm very thankful to know you guys in person.

Can't wait to be back next year!

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Who I am

I'm a Field Service Engineer / System Integrator working for a tech company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm originally from Indonesia have been living in US for quite a while.

Why I should be in your Circle

I consider myself a power Google+ user with a broad interest in many things. You could put me in the following circles category

  • Glass Explorer: Don't worry, you won't find any empty #throughglass posts from me. As an early adopter of Google Glass from June 2013, I've been using the device passionately and challenging every aspects of it. The cool part of being an Explorer is that I get to meet a bunch of other people from different backgrounds.
  • Tech Enthusiast: Many people consider me a die hard Google fan. The truth is, I use whatever works for me, and it just happens most of them are Google products. You will see posts regarding tech news if I find it interesting (Google / non-Google)
  • Traveling: I travel a quite often around US for my work. Whenever I find something interesting, I'd like to share it on my stream. Sometimes I get to travel overseas, whether for work, vacation or visiting families, so expect a lot of stories from those trips as well.
  • Photography: I admit, I rely mostly on Google Glass and my Nexus 5 quite a lot to that photos these days. I used to be pretty serious about photography in the past, even got the pleasure of shooting for a friend's wedding. I don't really do much of those anymore, but I'm starting to get back in the action with the arrival of Fuji X100S and Sony Alpha 7. Paired with some Eye Fi cards, you're guaranteed to see more and more photos shared from these cameras. I'm also a curator for the FisheyeFriday photography theme here in Google+
  • Sports: I've become a fan of San Francisco 49ers since moving to the Bay Area, but my true allegiance stays with Indianapolis Colts, where I used to stay for quite a while. I'm also a big tennis fan, and I have attended some Grand Slams tournament like Australian Open and Wimbledon. But in general, I just follow most major sports in general.
  • Local City Expert: The title of City Expert is given to those that have written 50 reviews in Google Local and opted from the program, but I like to consider anyone that enjoy finding new, cool spots in the city a City Expert. I'm a City Expert for San Francisco Bay Area, so I like to share some cool places I discover. Mostly restaurants, so expect of plenty of food photos. I'm also a regular contributor to the #FoodFriday theme here in Google+
  • Android/Glass Developer: Ever since I got Glass, I've been trying to go back into the programming world. I've tried to develop simple apps for Glass, Android and Wear. I've been trying to talk to as many people as possible, attending workshops, events and such, and I share my experience from time to time.
What I'm not...
A buzzer. An advertiser. SEO. None of these applies to me. Everything I write is purely my opinion and doesn't represent anybody else. I don't do this for the money. I do this for the sake of meeting and engaging other people with the same interest.

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You can follow me if you like good stories. If you look at my public posts in my stream, I never really share empty posts. I will make sure people can learn something by reading my stories, as I would get the same from the people I follow.

Hope to see you there!

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For the longest time, if you want Korean BBQ buffet in Northern California, you come here. We have more selections now like YakiniQ and a few other places. And after tasting the Korean BBQ in Southern California, there's just no comparison (they're so much better). It's good place to go when you just want quantity, but you can tell that they don't provide the best quality of food and ingredients. I recommend to look for some other places to get your Korean BBQ fix.
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Not very impressed with this store. There was one time I brought in my iMac to the store after the hard disc was recalled. The service was free of course, but they damaged the back casing of my iMac. I complained and they agreed to fix it with no charge. So a week later I picked it up and found that the casing has been replaced, only to find that now the base has been damaged. It's not that bad, but I shouldn't have to settle for that. It's obvious the person fixing the computer didn't pay enough attention to small things like this. Disappointing.
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I'm not too impressed with this place. I went here last night for dinner, ordering for take out. The restaurant was half empty and it took almost 30 minutes to prepare my Matar Paneer. The food itself was just bland and felt too watery. I've had a much better one at another place, and they cost less as well. I don't think I'll be coming back anytime soon.
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This is one thing I crave occasionally. I usually get the clear seaweed broth, but tried the extra spicy this time. Be warned, if you're not used to spicy food, avoid avoid getting this soup base. I have a pretty high tolerance to spicy food and still felt the heat from this one. It's still delicious and perfect for chilly weather. I got the medium size plate, half kurobuta pork, half lamb. I usually like to add ramen as well at the end of my meal (dipped in peanut sauce, delicious!), but not this time. Overall if you like a good shabu-shabu I highly recommend this place. They have a few branches all over SF Bay Area.
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They moved out to a new, bigger place. They have complete selection of comic books and collectibles. Definitely one of the nicer ones that I've visited in the area. Unfortunately service wasn't that great. The person processing my order wasn't that welcoming. He seemed annoyed when I asked him about one book that I couldn't find in the stand. Didn't say anything after I paid and thanked him for my books. I'm not sure I will come back.
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I had a very light lunch today, so decided to get an early dinner after work. This is my favorite comfort food at a diner near where I live. Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast. Nothing fancy, but really hits the spot after a long week. It comes in smaller portion too so it's perfect when you try to do portion control.
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Just got back from this amazing ramen/izakaya joint in Mountain View. It's not that often ramen shops serve pork belly as one of the condiments, and it was delicious. The pork slices were juicy and the egg has runny yolk inside. Just the way I like it. Portion is just about right. Maybe it's the cold weather (by California standard), but I'm very impressed. Definitely recommended and I'll be coming back.
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