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Public Scrutiny at Work Here in Indonesia

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

In case you haven’t heard about it, the Ministry of Social Affairs of Indonesia got quite some heat yesterday because he broke the law by driving his car on the busway lane. Someone got a snapshot of his car and post it on – where else – Twitter. At first he said that he obtained […]

How to Properly Clone a Windows 7 System Partition with Clonezilla

Saturday, 24 April 2010

After reading an article about hard disk cloning with Clonezilla on Lifehacker, I decided to take care of my laptop’s dire need of free space by buying a new, larger internal hard disk – instead of buying an external one – to replace its current one. I figure I can shave about IDR 150,000 in […]

How to Repair That Friggin’ PC’s Display Driver

Friday, 23 April 2010

This one’s personal, guys. So please don’t be offended or anything. Just move along as this one only applies to myself and that friggin PC of mine. Log-on to safe mode. Uninstall the display driver for that friggin Nvidia GeForce 5200 FX. Use the My Computer > Manage > Device Manager link. Reboot. The display […]

Gardinenotebook, Powered by Windows 7

Saturday, 27 March 2010

How To Fix Windows XP Error “Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt”

Thursday, 18 March 2010

This lousy error happened to my sister-in-laws Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook. Windows fails to completely boot everytime and returns this error. Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM After frantically looking for someone to borrow an external DVD-ROM drive – the puny netbook doesn’t come with any […]

Lessons from My Journey Through The Company’s Scholarship Program

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

I was one of the few selected to receive The Company’s scholarship to pursue overseas master programs – finally, after my failure last time. After the rigorous, exhaustive and prolonged qualifying tests held by The Company, I thought the journey would all be downhill from there. My thought could not be more wrong. The process […]

Potret Kondisi Beberapa Tempat Tes TOEFL di Jakarta

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Beberapa waktu lalu gw dan beberapa kawan ikutan tes TOEFL, paid by The Company, of course. Gw gak mau cerita soal tesnya atau ngasih tips soal tes TOEFL-nya sendiri. Gw cuma mau berbagi aja bagaimana kondisi beberapa tempat tes TOEFL yang kemarin kami kunjungi – tempatnya beda-beda, soalnya 22 orang nggak kebagian tempat yang sama […]

Perbandingan Biaya Parkir Menginap dan Parkir Biasa di Bandara Soekarno-Hatta

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Waktu kemarin tes GMAT di Surabaya, ketimbang mesti keluar ongkos naik taksi yang lumayan, gw putusin untuk bawa mobil dan parkir di bandara aja. Soalnya gw cuma sehari semalem di Surabaya. Iseng-iseng, gw coba bandingin harga antara parkir menginap (di wilayah parkir terminal 1B) dan parkir biasa (di terminal 1). Kayanya di Terminal lainnya juga […]

Tips on Taking GMAT Test

Saturday, 6 February 2010

A day after taking the GRE Test, I took my GMAT test. Here are some tips that may help you prepare yourself for the big test. Register for your test far in advance. There are only two Pearson VUE test centers giving GMAT test in Indonesia. One is at Fakultas Teknik Universitas Indonesia, Salemba, Jakarta […]

Tips on Taking GRE Test

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

From my own experience taking the CBT CAT of GRE, I can give you several tips on taking the GRE test in Jakarta. The test center will almost certainly be The Indonesia International Education Foundation at Menara Imperium 28th floor Suite B. Use preparatory books to prepare yourself. There are several prominent books on GRE, […]