My Blackie

On my way to work, recently, suddenly I was remembering my very first motor cycle. It was Honda Astrea Grand circa
My father bought that on the last semester of my high school. A motorcycle that I have been waiting so long.
With this one (blue striping as opposed to the red shown on picture), I learned anything that can be done with motorcycle.
I learned how to change oil, spark plug, etc.
One day, the sid plastic moulding (under the seat and covering fuel tank) was hit by pedicab driver. It was broken. I changed both sides wit a pair of brand new moulding, black without any sticker on it (hence the name Blackie).
One day, just right after I graduated from college it was stolen.
My mother still keep the certificate of ownership for Blackie. BTW the registration plate was AB 4889 RH.

On Statistics

I have been conducting research since 1997. I believe in qualitative approach since it is the best approach for my research. I need the ability to study and reveal richness, depths, and context of a phenomenon being studied. I rarely touch statistics or econometric (and other metric for that matter).

I don’t say that statistic is bad, on the contrary, I believe statistic is one of the best products of our civilization. In many cases, I would refer to the statistics gathered, compiled, and analyzed by somebody else. Continue reading On Statistics

Life is Funny

I would like to tell my story (in English since I need to keep practicing my writing).

Life has a funny way to make our desire come true. A more religious person would say God works in mysterious ways, however I am not religious person and I do not think I am qualified to write something about God’s works. Anyway retrn to my story. Continue reading Life is Funny

Another New Gadget

My beloved Javelin has been with me for over a year now. We have been through a lot. It was getting too old and too slow for me. I might be able to replace the trackball and do some cleaning but it was old.

I have replaced my lovely 8900 with a brand new 9800 (no pun intended). I got a good price and a good gadget. I got two of them one for me and one for my wife to replace her old 8520 (Gemini).  The new Torch is exactly like the picture below Continue reading Another New Gadget

IT adoption within SMEs

Adoption of innovation is a complex phenomenon. Attempts have been made to explain it from three different perspectives: individual, structural, and interactive process (Slappendel 1996). We believe that Slappendels’s framework is the most appropriate framework to approach IT adoption by Indonesian SMEs. From each perspective, numerous studies have been made to explore the adoption of innovation. Research in the individualist framework Continue reading IT adoption within SMEs

On Evolutionary Upgrade

On my last post, I described what was happened to my old PC and my upgrade effort. I have a beautiful LG L1753S LCD monitor, a superb PC, and crappy two sets of speakers. I have an old 4.1  Altec Lansing AVS500 speaker set which I bought right after I get married in 2001. The speaker is in bad shape after almost 9 years. There was a loud humming sound emanated from the sub woofer and most of the cable has been chewed by mice. My friend, who is a dealer for Altec Continue reading On Evolutionary Upgrade