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How I Managed to Upgrade My Parallels Desktop from Version 7 to 8 onto OS X Mavericks

Sunday, 9 February 2014

So, I deemed it was time to move on from OS X Lion to Mavericks. From a previous inquiry, I found out that my version 7 of Parallels Desktop wouldn’t run on Maverick. After waiting for quite a while, last Christmas netted me a deep discount for its iteration number 8. I nailed a full […]

How to Fix JVM Error 517 on BlackBerry Curve 9830

Saturday, 19 October 2013

There are some things in this world that makes me wonder how would a non-IT person deal with those things. One of those things is cryptic error messages from our gadgets, devices, appliances, and whatnots. Today, I encountered one of those messages from my spouse’s BlackBerry Curve 9830. Why she still has one of those […]

What to Do When TimeMachine Fails to Back-up After Migrating A Mac to Another Mac Through TimeMachine Migration Assistant

Sunday, 22 September 2013

So, the other day I transferred my old Mac to another, brand new one. There are several methods, I know. However, since I’ve set up a NAS TimeMachine drive (a satisfied owner of WD My Book Live 3TB) a long while ago and have religiously done TimeMachine back-ups, I preferred the TimeMachine route of doing […]

Pengalaman Mendapatkan Vaksinasi Meningitis di RSUP Fatmawati Jakarta

Monday, 21 May 2012

Jadi, hari ini tadi ceritanya saya sekeluarga datang ke RSUP Fatmawati Jakarta untuk mendapatkan vaksinasi meningitis. Saya dan Pras sebenarnya sudah pernah dapat vaksinasi tersebut sebelumnya, tapi karena kami perlu kartu kuning vaksinasi meningitis (International Certificate of Vaccination) untuk keperluan perjalanan, tampaknya memang tetap perlu vaksinasi lagi. Setelah sempat browsing untuk cari-cari info, kami dapat […]

Resources for Graduate Students’ Homeworks, Essays, and Papers

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Being a graduate student here in the U.S., I found that the hardest part of doing the homeworks, essays, and papers are not the assignments themselves. In fact, for me, the hardest part is almost always finding the resources I need to support my homeworks. Although you can find abundant information in the web, sometimes […]

Tips for Living and Studying in the U.S.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

I’m now on day 175th here in the U.S. This being my first time long-term experience living abroad, I made a lot of, let’s just say, missteps along the way. If I had the chance to start over, here are a few pointers that I’d like to know prior to going here. A.Clothing & Attire […]

Things I Learned While Doing the Web Service Task

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Needed some place to document lessons learned from doing the prolonged task 7 in my program, Web Services. Where best other than my own humble blog? How to configure servlet debugging on Tomcat with Eclipse. Get an SVN server running for your group. It’ll save you a lot of headaches. Do use SVN plugins with […]

What I Did to Overcome Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu Failed Installation

Thursday, 2 September 2010

After pulling a significant amount of hair for what has been like two longest days of my life, I finally was able to install Windows XP Mode on my newly upgraded Windows 7 Professional. At first, I was stumped at the second step of installing three required packages as described by Microsoft on their Windows […]

Langkah-langkah Mengurus Visa Dependents Pelajar (F-2) Amerika Serikat di Kedutaan Amerika di Jakarta

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Setelah visa pelajar (F-1) ada di tangan Senin dua minggu yang lalu, akhirnya hari ini gw balik lagi ke Kedubes A.S. untuk ngurus visa untuk dependents (F-2). Ini langkah-langkah yang gw lakuin hari ini tadi. Datang pagi. Appointment gw dan istri jam 7.30 WIB, tapi tetep aja gw dateng jam 06.10. Dari pengalaman terakhir dateng […]

Langkah-langkah Mengurus Visa Pelajar (F-1) Amerika Serikat di Kedutaan Amerika di Jakarta

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Dengan maksud supaya yang lain bisa belajar dari kesalahan-kesalahan dan kebenaran-kebenaran yang gw lakukan beberapa waktu yang lalu ngurus visa pelajar (F-1) di Kedutaan Besar Amerika Serikat di Jakarta, berikut ini adalah langkah-langkah yang gw jalanin kemarin. Datang pagi. Gw dateng hari Senin (hari tanpa appointment khusus untuk pencari visa F-1) jam 06.45-an. Kedubes resminya […]