This is not another anti-jockish statement, but to start up with, I fail a lot. 

Failing is part of my nature since i do and start a lot of things. I am not scare of failing, because i enjoy fails. Enjoy means i can learn and recognize myself more, and i know that i’m pretty darn good in some areas but not in others.

Nevermind the success, I have plenty of projects that fails from time to time. It’s hard sometimes but the more i fail, the more i learn. It’s a simple equation.

If you fail in life a lot like me, you might want to purchase this sticker, i reckon that it could help us to celebrate that failing is awesome.

This blog has been an Obey evangelist for a while. Why? Because i like Obey and this is my blog so it’s a simple common sense. Somehow, i found out days ago that Obey cloth is now also distributed in Indonesia.

Yaiks, not good!

Why? I usually lose my appetite everytime cool brands starting to sell in Indonesia because like most of other cool brands, they become suck. How? Wrong brand management They’re manage by the incompetence ordinary guys who should manage ordinary brands selling to ordinary people. Not managing cool brands that sell for cool people.

Well perhaps i’m too naive, know s**t about ‘business of uncool things’, i know most of these guys or maybe it’s a time for me to move on. Furthermore they’re nice guys and some of them are my long time friends from my music and the business of lifestyle days. But, cool brands still suck by these hands heheh. Sorry mate…

However, this one is too good to be missed, from Obey Propaganda newsletter today:

OBEY and OBEY Clothing has teamed up with seminal Hip-Hop group Public Enemy and legendary photographer Glen E Friedman to release a collection of clothing and a fine art print that reflects the look and culture of early Hip-Hop. A collaboration between Public Enemy and OBEY Clothing was a natural fit. Shepard has been a life long fan of Public Enemy and has been heavily influenced by their music and style. The ideology of Public Enemy is evident in the mindset of OBEY and we are proud to offer this collection of the legendary force. Fight the Power!

Awesome. It’s too expensive to miss anything, especially anything from Glen E. Friedman.

More info on this project here.

I am not more than another Obey Giant’s a.k.a. Shepard Fairey t’shirt collector (by far i have 7 of them) among other cool brands, but to evangelist his work is always fun. This time, Obey come up with this fine print art products which is so very cool. The print art available in 3 colors and my favorite is this one below. Why? Because i found the color scheme is so Obey if you know what i’m saying. The freaking cool version of the print is the Red one, because it includes 3D glasses.

You can find this super cool print art at ToyRoom.

Via Juxtapoz.

Nah. I am kidding with the title. But, i think these guys from Animoto.com has totally crazy (read: beyond smart) idea. I was in the music scene for so long i understand how hard to create a music video. And the guys at Animoto make video making is a kid’s toy. Well, not apparently, at least you must know how to fill internet forms and customized with form wizards.

Somehow, i’ve created a full ($3 paid) video at Animoto.com that i exported already to  YouTube account. Eventhough there was problem when exporting, i commented on their blog, they did not publish it, but they solved the problem (thanks!). Also, the site was not down when the buzz comes in. There you go, smart guys always well prepared!

The picture i’m using for the video was from my music site’s Flickr pics, containing bands that featured at the site. For the song, i use one of my own song (a remix version of United Fist, that you can check out at the music page with other songs), because i don’t want to be involved with any form of illegal copyright practices. Nah, just want to avoid problems that might occur in the future, because i certainly want to keep the video as long as i want.

Anyhow, i believe this video, who actually created by Animoto, their system to be exact, is eligible to be nominated at MTV Music Award. Nah. But the result is fun because there are elements of surprises :-D.

Thanks for reading, enjoy, cheers to you and Animoto.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDROmT-oOkg[/youtube]

PS: The original Animoto’s page here and i reviewed this already using Indonesian Language at my music directory blog here.

I’m having a new fun tumble blogging because its lack of politics and for the time being, with their recent simple features, could become great personal online scratch playground.

Moreover, I’m seeing a result of a very good customer service from the Tumblr crew when their leased servers outage brought the site down last weekend. However, the incident still brought user’s massive love to the crew. I am not sure what they do to their users but this is a great example of nothing but excellent customer service.

Now they might too busy to listen to this b.s. and might perhaps shut this site down, but i do think Dreamhost & WordPress could learn from Tumblr (WordPress beware!).

Update:
Seems like some beautiful people has visited this blog because of this post. So I decided to add some more points & backgrounds to make my statement above clearer. I hope.

I’m having fun using WordPress, in fact, i am amazed with what they can offer to their users. In fact, there are dozens of communities that constantly in praise of WP. Before i jump into WP bandwagon, i use blogger as my blog platform of choice, which lately I found as too robotic and too massive to care for their users. I mean it’s free what can you expect?

See i’m a sort of evangelist (read: expressive or might be outspoken) whose always express my opinion on everything & anything i use. That goes as well to WP. There are love and hate (single direction) between me and (to) WP as i express here, here and here.

ack to WP, after deciding to move to another level of internet self expression, i move from Blogger into self hosted WordPress blog. What i did first was choosing a hosting company. After did a small research, like many bloggers out there, i signed up to one of ‘WordPress standard hosting’ company recommended by WP, and I ended up with Dreamhost.

From the first week in DH was so bad. I got slow time at least 4-5 hours everyday (it super slow i can’t even reach my blog’s dashboard eventhough I’m using a DSL connection!) until their last major error on billing issues (i can’t put the link related to the stories here). I was so angry and lost my patience. The next day after the error I can’t reach my blog, my ftp account and my blog’s dashboard. I just can’t keep it cool anymore and so i expressed it to DH by sending an email that never gets replied. Soon after that, i emailed WP support also expressing my feeling and i let them know what i think, that it would be a bad business for WP to recommend DH as a standard web hosting.

I know why WP recommend those companies, it’s because they offer affordable price for rookie blogger like me to buy a host account with their so-called unlimited features. So it might be affordable and a win-win solution to everyone. And add to that, most bloggers out there are just rookies like me, who will never reach the maximum features we buy from them (bandwidth, server space etc etc). That kind of situation brings a lot of money to both WP & DH.

The evil side of this scenario is massive customer based that make them rich but often (always) underrated. This sort of power will somehow make WP & DH big companies, but blind on their customer’s problem.

Well in the end, who am I to change it. However I believe someday other people will do it, not for me but for all people that would agree with me.

What I see from this Tumblr case was (relatively) small, honest and passionate community that still supporting the company at their down time. It’s so entrepreneurial and I hope they keep that spirit alive. Big companies often lost their entrepreneuriality, and soon become boring, dumb and less passionate that often brings them to their downfalls.

No company is super company. This can be happen to everyone.

cool-ads-005.jpgMy wife always watch the show. It keeps her happy. It’s funny because our baby just can’t agree. Whenever she watch Ugly Betty, the cute little baby always try to distract her. Anyhow, when i see this picture, it stays in my mind.

This is creative.

Found this via.

Wallet-MP3, a USB flash drive-based MP3 player, is the thinnest MP3 player in the world and the world’s 1st wallet friendly credit card sized MP3 Player!

Made of double laminated unbreakable plastic, it combines a great music center in a thin body, easily connects to your PC for uploading and exchanging MP3 files while the battery is recharged – all on a chic and durable platform.

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The Credit card sized and the waterproof quality of Wallet-MP3 player are making it the ultimate portable MP3 player.

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Product page here, find this via CoolBuzz.