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Minimalist Distraction Free Setup

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I got a new MacBook air at the new company I work at.

Unlike my previous MacBook air, this one only runs i5, 4GB Memory and 128 SSD which means I have to preserve a lot of space to have a nice coding rig.

I have to be able to code android and iOS on this one. Plus, I should be able to hack stuffs on it for my personal fun as well.

So how do I deal with that?

I need to reserve around 9GB for XCode, 7 GB for Android Studio + SDK and around 20 GB for basic OSX stuffs. Plus I have to reserve the iWork and iLife stuff since this is a company laptop and someone else who's gonna use it later after me.

I'm a big fan of music and movies, and the space limits it. So how do I deal with it? Use the cloud. I put all my old codes in a private git repo. I stream all my music using deezer and put all my favorite movies on my Google Drive account.

Now I can still have it while I run on a minimal setup.

As a comparison, now I have 83.59GB of free space out of 128GB on the new machine compared …

Thank You IceHouse

Last Friday was my graduation day from IceHouse University. It was a wonderful 2 years journey and I consider it as a university since I learned a lot more stuffs there compared to my previous 7 years in the tech industry. 
Not only that, I met a lot of interesting people there. I met the team who rose from being laid off by Yahoo!, and they're truly inspirational people to work with. I met an unknown guy from Singapore who became my best friend at IceHouse and now became a CTO at bridestory. I met one of the most prominent geek in Indonesia who now leads an RnD lab. I also met a travelling designer, a cool frontend guy who likes to go to beer garden, a tech guy who refuses his parent's wish to be a government guy just because he thinks it's not geeky enough, a really smart geek who comes from no man's land and become the first winner of code of the week at IceHouse, a developer evangelist turned engineering lead, a photonic science master degree graduated from German…

Been a long while

It's been a long while since I last wrote on this blog. I know.

It's been almost a year but I was busy doing a lot of stuffs. Along with my team, we built a retail platform that combines augmented reality, location technology and cool analytics as one product.
I also built zappr in my free time and I have several more ideas that I want to build within 1-2 months.

I have learned a lot in the past 11 months. I learned more on how to lead engineers to actually build products and how to market it. I learned how to manage engineers by treating them as normal human beings, not production machines. I believe that I have had some of the best lessons so far in my life.

Also, I'm going to go for a new challenge. After more than 2 years at Ice House, I finally decided on taking up a new challenge in a product company. Make no mistake, doing services for others are cool and you can learn a lot of things. I just want to do things that I can actually pour my heart into. Build things tha…