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CS:GO Is a Great E-Sport, But Youtube & Exclusive Right is Hurting It

I’m never really a dedicated sports fan. I followed football (that’s soccer to you in North America) to some extent. Been a fan of Newcastle United since I was a little kid, mainly because my aunt bought me their jersey with Shearer’s name on the back. Newcastle this season is down in Championship after being relegated last season, and there’s no championship football airing on my local television, so no football this season for me, pretty much. But I do follow MotoGP and Formula 1 pretty religiously. Read More

More Cloud.net Locations Review & Deeper Look At Their Platform

After i’ve posted my experience with Cloud.net two weeks ago, Terry Myers, a rep from Cloud.net contacted me to see if i’d be interested in trying out some more of their locations. I instantly said yes, of course, since who can reject such sweet, sweet chance of spinning up some free VMs from multiple providers in different locations for free. Read More

Ryzen Is Here

From GamersNexus:

To get the immediate question out of the way: The processors will be made available on March 2 (shelf availability) at the following prices:

AMD Ryzen R7 1700: $330
AMD Ryzen R7 1700X: $400
AMD Ryzen R7 1800X: $500

Seeing as how rumoured benchmark suggests some of these processors are twice faster than the equivalent Intel model, it’s a holy crap moment for AMD. I’m not gonna hold my breath but it’s gonna be an exciting time if the Athlon 64 success period for AMD is repeated again. But please, this time AMD needs to make some great server processors too. I can’t wait for $10 VPS with Ryzen 8 cores CPU that outperforms Xeon E5. 🙂 Read More

It Doesn’t Look Too Good for Ahok, Unfortunately

Gubernatorial election in Jakarta has finished. Well, the first round of it, at least. And the result doesn’t look too good for Ahok.

The gap between candidate number 2 (Ahok-Djarot) and candidate number 3 (Anies-Sandi) is far too close for comfort, and although in their public statement the Ahok-Djarot team sounds ecstatic with the result, i don’t think they’re truly being honest about it. Not for a candidate that used to have almost 70% approval ratings and insanely active grassroot campaigning team (Teman Ahok). I’m not sure if Ahok now regrets the decision to go with political party instead of making a history and going independent. Read More

Lurk More, Fa**ots

Building a community is hard. Online, even harder.

This is what I’ve noticed from recently participating in some online community building. It’s not a big project, just a small online forums for a very specific niche.

And one of the things that surprise me is how important ‘seeding’ the community is.

For example, from talking to several other forum founders, we found that at the beginning, they use bots, to increase the community engagement rate.

Yes, bots. Some fake accounts created for the sole purpose of creating and replying to some threads. Read More

Happy Local Election Day, Indonesian

Today marks the first time Indonesia held a nation-wide gubernatorial election on the same day. I’m hopeful the best candidate will win and there’ll be no election riots. I’m also hopeful for the future of our state autonomy. It’s the main reason why we now have some of the brightest people acting as governors and mayors.

And hopefully, Ahok wins the Jakarta election.