Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

PS : Old stuff but surely very good!!
Yeah,,let the spirit within!!! \(^o^)/
Stanford Report, June 14, 2005
‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.


Thanks to Slick

Today is Monday (then what??Hahahaha)..Today is the day I’ve changed my usual application for mobile messaging.
Absolutely, there’s a reason for this substitution..My handset was unable to run my previous mobile messaging, eBuddy.
Sigh..Actually, it started messing out when I forced instaling Nokia Map for my N6600..It’s not compatible at all..So after completing the instalation process, my handset freezed.. I couldn’t enter menu view.. I couldn’t read incoming sms..Pity me..:( Fortunately, it just because of MMC problem. I can’t imagine if I lose all data in my phone list. So all I needed to do was reformat my MMC and then the problem was solved..But after all, my eBuddy didn’t work well.Oohhh no!!

So I tried finding another free mobile messaging software. Google is the best choice to find them. First, I downloaded shMessenger, but it need to be registered first before using.Hmm..is there any simple one?? ..Then I found Slick. I downloaded it from http://www.lonelycatgames.com/download/slick/slick_s60_0_21.sis and I instaled it to my handphone. Hmm..the interface is better than eBuddy, the application is lighter also. I can read buddy status and customize my own status as well. Only one thing that become its disadvantage (IMHO), that is the difficulty to view chat window if you go back to buddy list view..You should find a buddy and then click Ok – despite you don’t wanna chat with him/her – to trigger viewing chat window. It’s not convenience but i can accept that.

Now, I can chatting again with my friends ^_^
Bravo Slick !!! Thanks LonelyCatGames for ur testing version .. hehehe!!! (but why it’s named Slick??I thought that’s a negative definition)


Pass You By

It’s better to read this post while listening this song 🙂
She was like nothing I’ve ever known
Her eyes shined like diamonds in a field of snow
Man that destiny led her to me
Made her feel that life was now complete

Now a thousand days have passed and nights gone by
You can see the glow slowly fading from her eyes
Though she denies her pain and her dismay
Know I said this to her anyway

Don’t have to stay with someone
That makes you cry (makes you cry)
You’ll end up killing
All the love you have inside (have inside)
Can’t hope to see the sun in you
If you don’t open your eyes
Girl don’t let real love pass you by
Don’t let real love pass you by

I know you’re nervous but take it from me
‘Cause you deserve so much more than you receive
Listen to your heart and let it show
Don’t hold onto your pain just let it go
Let it go

Don’t have to stay with someone
That makes you cry (makes you cry)
You’ll end up killing
All the love you have inside
Can’t hope to see the sun in you
If you don’t open your eyes (open your eyes)
Girl don’t let real love pass you by
Don’t have to stay with someone
That makes you cry (makes you cry)
You’ll end up killing
All the love you have inside
Can’t hope to see the sun in you
If you don’t open (up) your eyes
Girl, don’t let real love pass you by
Girl, don’t let real love pass you by

You can find the love you need
If you set your heart free (free, free, free)


Don’t have to stay (stay..)
With someone (with no one..)
Who makes you cry (that’s gonna makes you cry)
Don’t be (don’t be) discouraged baby (baby)
Don’t let real love pass you by

Don’t have to stay with someone (you don’t have to stay)
That makes you cry (makes you cry)
(if you were alone, no, no no)
You’ll end up killing
All the love you have inside (have inside)
You, can’t hope to see the sun in you
If you don’t open your eyes
(you better know it, you better know it girl)
Girl don’t let real love pass you by
(don’t stay with no one who’s gonna makes)
Don’t have to stay with someone
That makes you cry
You’ll end up killing
All the love you have inside (don’t, you, stop, loving yourself)
Can’t hope to see the sun in you
If you don’t open your eyes
Girl don’t let real love pass you by
Don’t you babe
Don’t let no one take you away from love
Don’t let real love pass you by
You stay alone and no one
No one, I know you will be all, alright
Don’t let real love pass you by
You can tell don’t even love you
Love you, love you, love you
Don’t let real love pass you by
Yeah, yea, yea
Don’t let real love pass you by
Oh, loving yeah
Don’t let real love pass you by
Don’t let, don’t let, don’t let, don’t let
Don’t let, don’t let, don’t let
Don’t let real love pass you by
Don’t let, don’t let

Thanks to you all, guys (read : Boyz II Men) for singing this song for me (hahahahahaha..!!!)
Thanks for the advice 🙂


How to write tag html in blog content

I’ve tried this when I wanted to publish previous post (bout ‘back button’)..

U just replace character <,>,and \” with their html character entity

Or simply you can go to http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards/developer-tools/quick-escape/default.php to substitute those character.

  • Put your text in Convert Raw HTML to Escaped HTML box and then click Convert to Escape Characters button
  • Copy and paste converted text on your blog

Simple enough, right.!! ^_^

Happy blogging 🙂


How to set back button on mobile device

After googling (using google -red) for many hours..thousand minutes..and million seconds.. ^_^
I finally found a way to set back button on mobile device (instead of built-in back button provided) using asp.net VS 2005. Here I share to you all : (please CMIIW)

<mobile:DeviceSpecific ID=\”DevSpec\” Runat=\”server\”>
<Choice Filter=\”isWML11\”>
<do type=\”accept\” label=\”OK\”><prev/></do>


Mitrais Party

Vacation..what a great pleasure. After a monotone time of daily work, you’ve got a gift to take leave to refresh your mind..
Yes..I go to Bali on 19-22 January 2008. My company, Mitrais, held a staff party on 19 January so all the staff from Jakarta was accommodated by Mitrais to attend its staff party at Bali. Although it just a short period of holiday, but I don’t really care since it was a perfect date going there. Unfortunately, I don’t have much leave credit..Sigh..

Here are the pictures when I took that vacation:

  • The Outdoor Activity.. There’s so many outdoor competition carried out. Look at these photos..Hohoho,,,,Thought had to eat so many salted-egg (fyi, it can make ur mouth smells bad), they had no worry since they had ambition to win the game 🙂
    Balloon On Head Egg Eating
  • Say,chezz!!! 🙂
    Pose 1
    Pose 2 Sick People Mitrais Team
  • Watersport at Benoa with my bro’.. Definitely, I’m addicted with that..So cool 😀
    On Banana Parasailing
    On Jetski With Bro



Q3 Trainee Farewell Party

Last weekend, me and my Q3 trainee friends in Mitrais are having farewell party. We decided to have it because we all have been graduated from Mitrais Induction Course ^_^

FYI, if we didn’t pass this course, we can’t be working at Mitrais. But, we all passed. Horraaayyy…. There’s none of us was being kicked out from this lovely company ^_^


We went to Bedugul. We rent a villa. It’s quite cheap. Just 400k IDR per day. Actually, we already rent a cottage owned by PLN, but they not told us the maximum person per cottage when we called them before deal for rent. We knew that fact when we already arrived at that cottage. So horrible…with price 385k IDR per day, that cottage only allowed max 6 people in there..and we all 14 persons…..whoaaa…it means we have to spent more money… we can’t afford it..so we decided to choose another villa. Fortunately, one of PLN cottage employee tell us that he knew cheap villa nearby…He accompanied us to reach that recommended villa .. And we found such a beautiful nice cool villa there ^_^

And also the cheap one..huehehehe .. Here’s the shot of that villa.. (Villa Alamanda – Bedugul)

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We really enjoyed staying there.. This is the activity list while we’re there ^_^

cimg0195.JPG .. (about 4.30 p.m) We prepared and clean the villa .. We wanna enjoy this place in clean and comfort order ^_^ .. btw in every moment we are, we always noisy….huahahahaha…..thanks God there’s no Deb here ^_^

After that we went to Gitgit Waterfall….hmmm…it’s hard to find that waterfall…we just only found the branch of the master waterfall there ^_^

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After preparing and cleaning for the second time .. we (the girl especially) start to cook for all of us… hehehe … although most of the girl was amateur in cooking but there’s no food left even a single piece of them (^-*)v

cimg0353.JPG cimg0368.JPG Hunger was over….now time to plaaaay ^_^ we played various kind of card game … (uno .. “boong” .. “tepokan” .. de el el)

Bored playing game didn’t make us bored to stay awake…We decided to watch horror movie. Actually I don’t like horror movie. I think it seems ridiculous when people let them self to be frightened…Truly, I was scare with that kind of movie..hehehehe…FYI, the weather at Bedugul was very cold at that time,,,hooaaa I could not stand for that. So after watching that movie,,We turned on the light (coz some guys suggested to turn off the light during watching movie so that the situation was more like a scary theather…what the heck??) and then started to prepare corn barbeque…Ehmm actualy only guys prepared it,,because most of gals prefered to pull back the blanket to warm them self ^_^ (sorry guys,,We really wanted to help you all,,but it’s not our fault the weather was too cold :p)

Sleeping time..zzZ..zzZ..Wake up ..wake up..!!!
Yes, after eating,bathing,dan cleaning up our the villa…We ready to go out from this villa. We visited Bedugul lake, Sukowati market, and fabulous Dreamland beach…Have fun guys,,we deserved to celebrate this 🙂

At DreamLand

Sun went down, sky wasn’t as bright as before,,it’s time for us to go home…But we still had colletive cash money left,,so we decided to dinner at Malioboro soft-bone chicken restaurant..We took long table, and started to chat asynchronously all the time until it was a time for us to really go home….And start next morning with a big hope..See u later (^_^)