Pilihanmu ditentukan oleh lingkungan dan perjalanan hidupmu, bukan teman FB-mu :)

Pilihanmu ditentukan oleh lingkungan dan perjalanan hidupmu, bukan teman FB-mu :)

Mendekati tanggal 9 Juli 2014, semakin ramai orang menunjukkan di pihak mana dia berada. Bahkan yang lucu pun seperti CameoProject pun akhirnya memilih #1 (see http://youtu.be/eXs4Kdg9C4M) dan Editorial Jakarta Post pun memilih #2 (see Endorsing Jokowi). Post ini tidak akan menunjukkan saya memilih siapa, ataupun mencoba meng-convince Anda untuk pilih siapa. Ketika saya memilih kemarin 4 Juli 2014 (maaf, kami yang di luar negeri duluan nyoblos ya), ternyata link-link yang di-share oleh teman-teman FB saya sedikit berguna. Ya saya sudah membaca curhat Prabowo ke AsiaWeek tentang dia sebagai kambing hitam , pidato Anies Baswedan Mengapa Jokowi , cerita Prof. Hermawan...

Microsoft’s next CEO is…

Microsoft’s next CEO is…

Well as an ex-Microsoft I guess I'm itching to chime in to the topic :D On the 10th September 2010, when Stephen Elop was appointed CEO of Nokia, I made a prediction that Nokia will go all out on Windows Phone: [caption id="attachment_383" align="alignleft" width="689"] On 10-Sep-2010 I predicted Elop will go all out on Windows Phone. Since Microsoft is now a DEVICES and Services company (note "Devices" comes first), then it would make sense for the new CEO to be someone who "understand devices".[/caption] Here are my 2 candidates (in order of preference): 1.   J. Allard [caption id="attachment_386"...

The Ultimate SharePoint Discussion Board Customization

The Ultimate SharePoint Discussion Board Customization

Problem: User wants to be able to receive email notifications from SharePoint Discussion Board. User should be able to start & reply threads via email, using his Outlook or mobile phone. Ideally, replies should go into the Correct Topic Folder and new threads should create a New Topic Folder in SharePoint Discussion Board. At first, I thought "Dude, this is Microsoft. They must have think about this functionality". So I accomplished Problem Number 1 using SharePoint Alert feature. For Problem Number 2, I used the Incoming Email feature in List Settings. Done? No. You see, if you use the Alert...

Bored with Pivot & Panorama, My New Windows Phone UX Controls: Top & Side Menus

Bored with Pivot & Panorama, My New Windows Phone UX Controls: Top & Side Menus

So I got bored with Pivot & Panorama. It was exciting at the beginning, then when everybody else joined the Windows Phone developers camp, my apps begin to look like everyone else's apps... My company, Armanovus has some apps published. We also have built apps that other brands publish under their banner. For my business, I need a differentiator that separates me and other devs. If everyone can do Pivot & Panorama, and for a cheaper consulting fee, why would they go to me? :) Thus begins my search for new Windows Phone UX Custom Controls...and after a month contemplating...

Selling my 2009 V6 3.8cc 4×4 Pajero

Selling my 2009 V6 3.8cc 4×4 Pajero

It's time to say goodbye to this car who has accompanied me for 1.5 years and has reached 100,000 km now. Always serviced in Al Habtoor agency workshop for every 5000km maintenance Bought from Al Futtaim in August 2011 Has Orient GAP+ Vehicle Replacement Insurance valid until August 2013 (meaning if this car has accident and the cost of repair is beyond insurance limit / marked as total loss. Orient will pay you AED 89,000 subtracted by your total loss reimbursement). Has Extended Warranty until December 2013 Just did 3M exterior polishing + interior detailing on 28th January 2013, spent...

Can Classic .NET apps run on Surface (Windows) RT?

Can Classic .NET apps run on Surface (Windows) RT?

Short Answer: Yes, only and only if it's digitally-signed by Microsoft Corporation. These are the more detailed steps on how I reached this conclusion: In Visual Studio 2012, there's VS 2012 ARMS Cross Tools Command Prompt. Now let's create a simple HelloWorld program using this code: public class Test {    public static void Main() {       System.Console.WriteLine("Hello ARM");    } } and let's see the result: and the result in Surface (Windows) RT:   So how did apps like Office 2013 and other .NET apps run on the Surface RT? Let's take a .NET app that runs...

Unboxing Lumia 920 Dev Phone

Unboxing Lumia 920 Dev Phone

So yesterday I did the Microsoft Surface RT w/ TouchCover Unboxing , now it's time to do the Windows Phone 8 part. Richard Kerris, VP of Developer Relations at Nokia, announced that all BUILD 2012 attendees will receive a Nokia Lumia 920. Note that this is NOT THE RETAIL package, which means packaging contents and maybe even phone configuration & settings are different than the retail version. For example, this phone dev kit does not come with a battery charger. Without further ado, here goes the unboxing photos of Nokia Lumia 920 Developer Phone edition. The outside packaging is pretty...

Unboxing the Surface RT

Unboxing the Surface RT

So taking some vacation days to attend the BUILD conference was totally worth it. A break from sunny Dubai into drizzling Redmond. And also... free Surface RT and Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 for all attendees :) After queuing for 1.5 hours to get my gifts, I finally bring you the unboxing photos of Surface RT 32GB w/ Black TouchCover: Here is the box they gave me:   The packaging is like a keyboard, it slides to the side:   This is from the back, the hollow is there so that you can double-check the TouchCover color (Black) before...

Doing OAuth Authentication is Easy in Windows 8

Doing OAuth Authentication is Easy in Windows 8

No need for iframe, no need for WebBrowser control. Doing OAuth authentication to get user to consent connecting your App to their Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare is so easy in Windows 8 Store App Development. Here is how I connect my test app to FourSquare to get the Tips for a Venue. 1. Register your app in FourSquare Dev Portal Go to https://foursquare.com/developers/apps  and register your app. Below is the screenshot of what I put for my app. Note you don't need a real Server for the Redirect URL, I just put http://localhost , cos what I care is to get the...

How to Setup Windows 8 Store Dev Account

How to Setup Windows 8 Store Dev Account

By end of 2013, there will be 391 million PC Shipments (IDC defines PC = desktop + laptop), which of course are running Windows 8. By end of 2016, there will be 483 million PC Shipments. Microsoft marketing will definitely concentrate on selling Windows 8 for some time in the future. It would be amiss not to ride on this wave. If you missed the original iPhone & iPad apps gold rush, you have a second chance now by riding on the Windows 8 wave. But before you get down to coding, you need to set up a Windows Store Developer...