elyse: (nodame cantabile: paris love)
Dear friendslist,

If you haven't already, do backup your LJ!
Well, in truth, I only read that FAQ link, skipped it, & searched for other methods instead *lol*

I stumbled upon very helpful tutorials and found a couple of nifty tools for backing up LJ.

The great tutorials:
1. Backing up your LJ: a guide for Windows users (thank you [info]brown_betty)
2. How to Back-Up Your LJ (thank you [info]liz_marcs)

The best backup tools:
1. ljArchive (see [livejournal.com profile] ljarchive for updates)
2. LJ Backup (see [livejournal.com profile] ljbackup_dev for updates)
3. LJ-Sec (see [livejournal.com profile] ljsec for updates)
4. LJ Migrate (check out the tutorial)

I only use the first three, because the 4th one uses Python and I'm too lazy to learn it :P
From the three above, my favorite is ljArchive. It lets you archive communities as well (provided you have posting access). How nifty! Oh, and let's not forget the sync ability! I just love it! ♥♥♥

This whole backup awareness all started because of the oh so many computer mishaps in the last two months, and I've become very aware of backing up my online & offline data as a result.
elyse: (nana: hachi - fly away)
Finally, mom is discharged tomorrow (Sunday) morning! ばんざーい!☆ \(@^0^@)/ ♪~
We're going home at last! I'm so happy I could dance ~~
└(^^*)┐ ┌(*^^)┘└(^^*)┐ ┌(*^^)┘
Did you see me dancing? *lol*

During this one week in the hospital, I went home once last Thursday, spending a very precious one night (only 12 hours) before going back to the hospital again. My bro substituted me that night. It was very refreshing, being able to sleep on my own comfy bed, after spending 4 straight nights at the hospital.

Actually we're not planning to go straight home after being discharged. We plan to have lunch, followed by a relaxing body massage (oh yes!!), and Sunday mass at Canisius Chapel, 6pm. After that, we'll have dinner at Pand'Or (because my mom wants to buy their delicious Carousel so much!) before we go home ^^
I wanted to sleep all day long on Monday, but I have 2 meetings that day. Oh well, can't slack off all the time :P

Right now I'm sleepless, most probably because I'm excited to finally leave this hospital! xD
And even though I've eaten lots, I'm still hungry and been eating every 2-3 hours since this afternoon! This is baaad...

Oh! And just when I was about to leave, somehow the wifi signal is getting better and better in this hospital room! It's been showing 5 bars (full signal) the whole day today, although with some disconnections in between. Up until yesterday, the highest signal I got in the room was 3-4 bars. But I'm not gonna miss it, coz there's still nothing better than being home! (And plus, I have 2 internet connections I can abuse at home xD)
elyse: (rosa kato: hello!)
Well, hello!

I've been staying in Medistra hospital since the evening of Feb 22nd, so this is the fourth day.

Quick surgery report:

Mom's kidney stone major surgery on Feb 23rd went well. She spent about 3 hours inside the surgery & recovery room, so I think the surgery itself took about 2 - 2.5 hours. After that, she was moved to the ICU for monitoring, spent a night there, and moved back to room #501 at 9am on the following day. Her condition is good, only the part around the incised wound area hurts very much, so she can't mobilize a lot & must stay intact for the post-incised wound to recover asap.
With that being said, I think she will be dismissed no sooner than Sunday.

I've been inside the hospital (and never once taken a step out) since I came in on Feb 22, and I must say that by now I'm really very bored!
I did bring my 1TB harddisk external full of dorama, movies, and other videos, but I haven't got the urge to see them. All I wanna do is go back home and sleep on my comfortable bed. After all, nothing is better than being home! I miss home already ;_;

Although I have 24/7 connection to the internet via my Blackberry, for some unknown reasons my Bold keeps going on SOS mode every so often, especially inside room #501. It's really weird! The BIS connection goes up and down a lot, too. So I can't really get online much.

Actually there's wifi connection on the 5th, 7th, and 8th floor, but the signal in this room is really very bad (like only 1 bar or 2 at most!). It gets better if I go outside the room. So everytime I want to get online, I must bring my (dad's, actually) laptop out to the nurse station/5th floor reception area until my laptop battery runs out. Too bad there's no lounge on 5th floor. I'm too lazy to go to 7th or 8th floor lounge area, so I usually just sit at the corner of the nurse station, borrowing a chair from the nurses :P

This evening will be the first time I set my feet out from the hospital, to attend Ash Wednesday mass at St. Theresia at 6pm. A breathe of fresh air, finally!

elyse: (appare jipangu: eeeep! no!!)
On with the broadband multimedia (now first media) melodrama. Don't they ever learn?

Starting Sept 2007, Broadband Multimedia (see my long review about it) changed its name to First Media (apparently to “get rid” of their bloody past & start anew), and invested US$650 million for the new services, primarily FastNet. It looks promising with the new offer: fast & cheap internet. But we'll see if they could maintain good internet service with their extremely lousy customer service, especially with the high demands.

In fact, as much as I wanted to try the seemingly fast internet (up to 3 mbps), I got myself to think over and over again if it's worth the effort to try. Especially after reading the reviews found at these places:

From reading the fourth link above, FastNet looks bad even before the service starts. It may be fast at first, but with so many new customers signing up, I’m sure it will be quite a short time before everything starts to slow down. Lots of new users = bandwidth has to be shared even much more = slower internet? We’ll see about that.

But most importantly, don't they learn that the most important thing to a successful business is the customer service? If they changed the name, without improving the customer service, everything will turn out bad in the end. It's useless. It's a waste of money, a $650 million, no less! And finally it will just become a "too good to be true" tale: a fast & cheap internet in Indonesia, that is. One could only wish, right?

Nevertheless, I still want to try it, maybe for a month or two. Without closing my Speedy connection, of course. I cannot rely on FastNet alone, for anything could happen. Remember the horror of 2 weeks being without internet!

Ultimately, and actually it's my wish, I sure hope - with the new competition - Speedy will lower its price & upgrade the bandwidth very soon *crosses fingers*

If that happens, it will be a good improvement in developing this waaaay underdeveloped country & breaking the monopoly business. Whether Indonesia is ready for that... we shall see.
elyse: (morning musume: risa niigaki - summer)
Finally.. my computer is almost as good as new *beams*
Although I spent quite a lot of money for the new 1gb memory, fan, power supply, and casing, but hey.. at least the motherboard isn't broken. Thankfully.
But imagine 1.5 weeks without my lovely desktop... O_O

Oh, I finally subscribed to the only cable modem provider in my area (yeees, my area is not in the heart of Jakarta. It's actually way down there in the southern suburb, where the threat of flood is the lowest in Jakarta). I couldn't take it anymore... for the past 2 months, the dial-up @ telkomnet was insanely slow. So... after 4 years of amazingly shocking patience (since I've been known to be an impatient lady), here's a toast to the once again unlimited browsing and leeching! YAY! :D

Don't ask me about the speed, though. It's waaaaayy below what I had experienced in State College, PA, 6-7 years ago. Actually the advertised speed is "up to 256 kbps". Now you go figure... With the unstable network and all that, how much do I get in the far end?
No no, I'm not complaining. It's good enough that now I have unlimited internet after waiting for oh so many years. So for those of you lucky souls who can experience 10+ mbps cable internet, be thankful for what you have. For here lies the truth.. the internet in Indonesia sucks so baaadd. Actually, *whispers* it's being monopolized big time, so no wonder, right?

I am sincerely awaiting for the time... when I can move closer to the heart of Jakarta, where access to everything is so much easier.


"There are those relationships that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous..."
~ Carrie Bradshaw (from Sex and the City)

May 2010


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