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Seika
Jakarta, Indonesia
Comic editor, half-neet, had unfocused interest on random things.
Interests: gadget, manga, microsoft, story conceptualization, street photography, web design, web service,
Recent Activity
A thing regrettable about the umbrella nowadays is that they choose to not use the hook anymore. That hook is a great piece of design. It helps set the umbrella without worrying about it falling down and get stepped on. It can also be used to hang the umbrella from bag's strap, freeing both hands to use the camera when the rain stops.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2013 on The Essential Accessory at The Online Photographer
There's that recent interest in Bitcoin, up to the point where it's seen as a viable place to safe up wealth and there's even malware network made to mine the money. I still find it hard to accept the whole concept though. Well, the Bitcoin itself is fine, as an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
Long weekend! For yesterday, there’s an invitation to a free photo walk event to the city of Rangkasbitung. This is not the first time I went there, and I still remember the last time because I fall into a rice plantation and dirtied my shoe with mud. Also for memory... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
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On June last year, I sent my lens for a cleaning, after all there’s dust and probably fungus growing inside. To save on time and cost, I choose a local lens service suggested by the local Leica user community. They gave him a good reputation for fixing rangefinder camera and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
The family event itself doesn’t have much to tell other than the dwindling number of third generation family members participating every year. Well, at least the second generations are still coming, they’re the sons and daughter after all. The first frame of the day, came out more interesting than the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
Seika is now following 1001noisycameras
Mar 23, 2013
So the web has voiced their anger towards the demise of Google Reader. In the other hand, I’d like to see the bright side of it. The existence of Google in the playing field is killing innovation. Actually, existence of any centralized giant is killing the innovation especially for social... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
Right now, Nokia has announced 5 models of the Windows Phone 8 series’ Lumia phones. While the number would signify their positioning, the latest announced 520 and 720 is kind of putting a ripple to the line. So lets just do comparison. Processor 520, 620, 720: Snapdragon S4 dual core... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
These days, the main reason I shoot in RW2 (Panasonic’s raw file format) is to re-map the colours using film pack. It’s a film simulation plug in and although not documented, I'm just assuming that it will work better if the application can re-map the colour from raw data instead... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
As been for the last three years, I went to temples on Chinese New Year for the purpose of shooting pictures again. What else, I don’t understand the ritual to do it myself. The last two years, I visited the bigger temple in Petak Sembilan, yes, the one with hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
The new office licensing is interesting. Microsoft opened the Office 365 as an option for using Office, and this is subscription based. The major kick they make to users’ ass is by removing family package of 3 devices for the Home & Student edition. The post in Microsoft’s blog post... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
A new home screen and a new colour scheme, that’s all you can see from the update. For those early adopters, we know that our dream of long term OS update for Windows Phone 7 to 8 is all buy crushed to pieces. Well, commodification of hardware is probably the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
This is old, but well, I don’t have the chance to write about it yet. This year, Japan and ASEAN celebrated 40 years of cooperation. In Jakarta, they held a small expo called Tohoku Experience, commemorating the tsunami disaster on 2011 (which this morning I mistakenly write “last year” to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
As probably been written in side column of international media, Jakarta has been in state of emergency because of flood. This is the worst after 2007, which in turn is the worst after 2002 (thus we call it the five years cycle). Flooding has started from earlier this week, proven... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at 18th Moon Station
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As beginner creator, have you ever question the idea of beauty ? I’m not a pro and I’m not even serious, but I like to take picture so perhaps that qualify me as a creator at the loosest sense. When seeing pictures, my own and others including the masters, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
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Side mounted viewfinder in camera (a.k.a the rangefinder experience) seems to be one of the most wanted identifying feature of a mirrorless camera. Why not ? Rangefinder form factor has always been a rarity, exclusive thing only minority could have in digital form. It’s different from the ubiquitous SLR form... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
Windows 8 inherit the power conscious nature of Windows Phone. The new Metro applications are built on framework that will freeze unused application when not used, thus eliminating the load from background applications. While I don’t necessarily need a lot of applications running on the background, there’s several shortcomings in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
IFTTT is… a 3rd party cross-posting platform. Okay, cynical on my side but while the concept is interesting, it only goes as far, mostly owing to the lack of interface between services too. The service’s concept goes like this: it checks a specific activity from a Channel (read a source)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
While looking for reference last night, I happen to stumble on a Wikipedia article about group titled as eco-terrorist. Frankly, I prefer their approach rather than the other environmentalist that keep on doing “awareness campaign”. They say awareness on what’s comparable to “No action talk only”. I’m a misogynist, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
When a business say “Take It Or Leave It”, they’re doing rhetoric. Of course they only say that if they know big chance you can’t leave. Will any Twitter or Facebook’s smaller competitor say “If you don’t want it, Twitter/Facebook is right next door” ? Of course not. Most likely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
There’s only two online service that I use with paid account. First is Flickr that’s about to expire in two days. My use for Flickr is mostly as image dump style and for hosting photo to display in other site. In other words, place to throw in those less curated... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
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In a rather surprising move, Flickr updated their layout last week together with the release of their new iPhone apps (which sadly is not available on Windows 8 or Windows Phone). The whole page itself doesn’t actually change much, it’s still the plain pictures and box of texts like users... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
Nothing to talk about, so I’ll just post something from the latest roll here. Like other of my rolls recently, Kodak ColorPlus 200 processed in a consumer lab in Bendungan Hilir area. There’s been words about a good lab in Tanjung Duren area so probably I’ll try hitting there next... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
Yesterday, a local gadget magazine held a photography event, inviting local photography communities to join in a do photo shoot together (model procured). One of the sponsor is Panasonic with their camera line. Well, actually it’s more like they’re invited to join in. I’m going to the event with the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at 18th Moon Station
It's just a matter of time, and finally the big three from Japan all opened their store in Indonesia. Started by 7-Eleven (with Modern Group, famous as distributor of FujiFilm's consumer film in Indonesia) and Lawson (with the owner of Alfa Midi, a local chain of mini markets), now Family... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at 18th Moon Station