Just to record for myself that for four (4) hours today, May 1st 2018, from around 8:00pm-11:00pm…

Just to record for myself that for four (4) hours today, May 1st 2018, from around 8:00pm-11:00pm Jakarta time, Medium.com was blocked by the Indonesian government.

Access has since been restored. If any statement is to come out of the government it would probably be tomorrow morning, which will be around six to eight hours from now.

A worse-case scenario is that tomorrow morning the block on Medium would be reinstated. I hope it won’t come to that.


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Originally posted on May 02, 2018 at 01:26AM. [Tumblr direct link]

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You will always be in a state of cognitive dissonance. The only thing you can do is to choose which…

You will always be in a state of cognitive dissonance. The only thing you can do is to choose which worldview you will subscribe to and to mold it, as best you can, to match the realities you experience each day, in so far that you can still cognitively and emotionally function.

Your worldview will always, always differ from the worldviews of all humans around you. Most cases only ever so slightly, but more often than you would expect quite significantly in numerous enough cases. You cannot ever satisfy the cognitive dissonances experienced by others, nor can you possibly perfectly overcome the cognitive dissonances you yourself experience. You can, and in fact you must, choose which theories to subscribe to and which theories to reject, and you don’t have to share all with everyone, and even fulfill all demands thrusted upon you by all others around you. Keep yourself together. It’s the best you can do.

Grow. And expect that others will attempt to tear you down, maliciously or not, intentionally or not. Keep moving. Life’s a bicycle ride, kinda. You only keep upright by keeping on moving.


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Originally posted on April 27, 2018 at 04:00PM. [Tumblr direct link]

You will always be in a state of cognitive dissonance. The only thing you can do is to choose which…

You will always be in a state of cognitive dissonance. The only thing you can do is to choose which worldview you will subscribe to and to mold it, as best you can, to match the realities you experience each day, in so far that you can still cognitively and emotionally function.

Your worldview will always, always differ from the worldviews of all humans around you. Most cases only ever so slightly, but more often than you would expect quite significantly in numerous enough cases. You cannot ever satisfy the cognitive dissonances experienced by others, nor can you possibly perfectly overcome the cognitive dissonances you yourself experience. You can, and in fact you must, choose which theories to subscribe to and which theories to reject, and you don’t have to share all with everyone, and even fulfill all demands thrusted upon you by all others around you. Keep yourself together. It’s the best you can do.

Grow. And expect that others will attempt to tear you down, maliciously or not, intentionally or not. Keep moving. Life’s a bicycle ride, kinda. You only keep upright by keeping on moving.


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Originally posted on April 27, 2018 at 04:00PM. [Tumblr direct link]

The thing I hate about telling Mom anything, is that everything instantly becomes an emotionally…

The thing I hate about telling Mom anything, is that everything instantly becomes an emotionally draining existential crisis.

How do I deal with that? And no I do not want to move out of my home.

[breathe]

[breathe]


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Originally posted on April 25, 2018 at 04:10PM. [Tumblr direct link]

Confession: I never dreamed of even trying to become a data scientist.And so I never became…

Confession: I never dreamed of even trying to become a data scientist.

And so I never became one…

Do I regret it? Maybe…

But what I should be regretting even more, is my not choosing what I want to be, and sticking to it, from as young an age as possible.

—-

Yes my last full-time job had offered me an opportunity to become a full-time data scientist. Or, alternatively, a data analyst. I failed. And that’s that.

In the past few months I’ve come to the conclusion that for me to try to become a data scientist is a quixotic pursuit that I must strive to no longer pursue.

And that’s that.

Yeah the puzzles to solve there is hella fun to try to figure out, but in the end I couldn’t figure it out. My brain, it just ain’t there. I lack the perseverance. Nevermind the actual cognitive capacity.

What’s on my mind, you ask of me, Facebook?

What’s on my mind is that you’re fishing for gossip from me. And giving you my gossip, dear Facebook, will not benefit me in any way.

No matter how badly I feel like I need to share my troubles with someone. Anyone.

‘Cos you’re not my friend, Dear Facebook. All you do is eat me up and spit me out.

No, Facebook. I’m not telling you what’s on my mind anymore.

No way.


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Originally posted on April 03, 2018 at 06:04PM. [Tumblr direct link]

With this I guess I can access Tumblr from an Indonesian ISP using Simple DNScrypt. Cool then.A bit…

With this I guess I can access Tumblr from an Indonesian ISP using Simple DNScrypt. Cool then.

A bit slow, but we’ll give it a few days’ worth of trials. See if it’s tolerably slow.


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Originally posted on March 10, 2018 at 02:01PM. [Tumblr direct link]

Notes to self:1. Do not let frustrations get in the way of professional civility. 2. Set boundaries:…

Notes to self:

1. Do not let frustrations get in the way of professional civility.

2. Set boundaries: which communications channels are professional, which channels are personal.

Don’t let everything become everything; and if it has, take steps to remedy.

JUST TO BE CLEAR : my Tumblr & WordPress are personal. I’m setting this post to public as a matter of public record.


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Originally posted on February 13, 2018 at 01:32PM. [Tumblr direct link]

Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech |…

Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech | SelasaStartup #11, 23 Januari 2018 | a memento of my day job… :)


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Originally posted on January 26, 2018 at 10:25PM. [Tumblr direct link]

Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech |…

Mencermati Tantangan dan Regulasi Layanan Fintech | SelasaStartup #11, 23 Januari 2018 | a memento of my day job… :)


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Originally posted on January 26, 2018 at 10:25PM. [Tumblr direct link]

You kinda get a sense of how it feels when an ‘other’ calls one of your own children…

You kinda get a sense of how it feels when an ‘other’ calls one of your own children the best, or better, than another of your children, when someone calls one of your works the best and the others are worse or even ugly or something…

When really if you’re creating for the Public (not just the consumer masses, but the Public) ultimately only 10% of your work is going to be acknowledged as “The Best” while 90% goes obscure. For example do you know how many sculptures & photographs Pablo Picasso made during his lifetime? And yet only a handful of his works are known worldwide, and most of them paintings… The same with Leonardo da Vinci. Of course most of you reading this being either cultured persons or professional fine artists already know this.

Be cruel to your ‘art’ children. Letting go is the only way to get better.

Because really everybody is an artist. But fine artists whose fine art _actually communicate_ with the World, that’s rarer.

Everybody is an artists, but the artist whose art actually impacts the world, their art actually communicates with the world effectively. Or at least the art elicits emotions from  people. or something. yadda yadda


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Originally posted on January 08, 2018 at 07:41AM. [Tumblr direct link]