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What I Can Learn from Luffy’s Adventures

If you don’t know (seriously?), Luffy is the main character of Manga/Anime One Piece. It’s about his journey to search the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. He wants to be a pirate king, and in his journey, he met some friends to go along on his journey.

Me? I am a web developer, still shaping my career here and there. So what I can learn from Luffy? Of course, it’s not the gomu-gomu thing. Or become a pirate, even though looks like fun.

For the last, maybe, 6 months I started One Piece marathon. I watched it from Fishman Island Arc until now Land of Wano Arc (shit, now I have to wait to watch the next episode). Every arc has something in common. At the critical moment, there will be someone to help him or his friends. Help from anyone, even from the enemy. Let’s take an example :

  • The dugong, help Luffy and Law from Pet Pet fruit eater. Luffy met Dugong and fight him and become their master at Arabasta.
  • Wadatsumi, help Thousands Sunny escape from Big Mom. Wadatsumi was a bad guy at Fishman Island Arc.
  • Mr. 2 (my favorite), help Luffy escape from Impel Down. Even he sacrifices himself to let Luffy go, and remember how he encourages Luffy to get better after got poison from Magellan. T_T. Mr. 2 was a bad guy from Baroque Works.
  • Vinsmokes, they help Luffy from Big Mom. Vinsmokes are Sanji’s family.
Mr. 2 sacrifice himself for Luffy

Watching One Piece makes my mind-blowing sometimes. Everything connected.

How I can relate this to my career? I am doing this web developing things from 2011 until now I have met many people and have worked with some companies. Sometimes I didn’t realize that what I did some years before will affect the present.

Let’s take an example.

Around 2013 I joined a digital agency and that company is using Foundation as their CSS framework. At that time I just knew Bootstrap, Bootstrap is everything. Inside of me insist why should I use Foundation, Bootstrap is more in here and there. But I continue using Foundation. Later I joined my next company, I am still I am using Foundation. Foundation is my number one CSS framework.

TL;DR

I got my first remote job. I worked for a Malaysian company. Someday, there is a chance to meet another team member in Malaysia. And we talked a lot. That time I discovered that I got the job because I mentioned I am using Foundation, not my skills. At least the boss, interested in me because of Foundation. There is some dude who has better skill than me.

That brings me back to 2013. Let say I give up, and still insist on using Bootstrap at that time, maybe I am now still working in Jakarta, struggling with traffic.

See where I am going with this?

Whatever are you doing right now, even the small one, just do it with pride. We don’t know what it will bring in the future. And be nice to people, we don’t know what the purpose of that we know some dude in our life in the future. There no such things as coincidence.

If you don’t get what I am talking about, Pandji has a better explanation.


Indonesia Today

I see this country as I see Gotham. Where everything is corrupt. You need insiders to make things work, money to make things faster, etc.

As an ordinary citizen who has no connections to insiders and doesn’t have much money to bribe, I am quite happy with what has happened lately.

I see this situation as the 4th Nolan’s Batman. Where white knights have shown themselves throughout this country.

But I keep myself from being to excited for anything. There always some plot twist at the end.

File Permissions for WordPress

Ini adalah cara untuk mengatur file permission untuk WordPress development di local machine. Fungsinya adalah untuk menghindari error tidak bisa nulis di directory dll. Untuk Mac atau Linux.

https://gist.github.com/sanjayatony/cf86c13f6e33db89d59e

Hello World

I can't count how many times I change my blog (actually not that much). I think, I always focus on the looks not the content. But if the looks not good, I will not have a will to write. That's why I build this one. Let's mark this one as Mark V.

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2017

Twenty Seventeen

Well, it’s not about WordPress theme. It’s about what I have in my mind for what will I do in this year. It’s not a show off, just wanted this post will remind me if I am forget about it.

  1. Having a blog about Kamen Rider : henshin.id √
  2. Start selling something : on a plan.
  3. Meet more people.
  4. Start exercise.

I think that’s enough.

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WordPress on Valet

According to Laravel’s documentation, Valet is a Laravel development environment for Mac minimalists. I usually use XAMPP or MAMP. Also there are Vagrant, Homestead, etc. But I never use it. When using XAMPP or MAMP, accessing web directory via browser by typing locahost/{directory} (which is ugly). If with Valet {directory}.dev is enough. Simple. By default WordPress already supported by Valet.

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Furious 7

Furious 7

Fast and furious, I watched from The Fast and Furious where Dominiq’s ride was Mazda RX7 and Bryan’s was Totoya Eclipse and Toyota Supra. Well it is one hell of a movie franchise. I think it will be some anti hero. Special agent from goverment and the weapon are CARS! Thats cool.

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