Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Just wrote a visual book in english language

Hi guys, it has been a long time since i didn't update this blog.
Aarggghhh it must be caused by Facebook temptation.
But now i promise that i will blog regularly again.
O yeah , i just released a book on visual programming.
It's targeted for very beginners,
introducing visual basic net components,
syntaxes, and etc. You could see it here:
visua basic net cheap ebooks for beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bisnis Aliran Sesat

Ketika menjemput anak latihan TeKwonDo, menerima curhat seorang kolega, distributor telor yg sudah sekitar 5 tahunan berjualan telur yg mengeluhkan usahanya (yg menurut saya sebentar lagi bangkrut). Dengan wajah pasrah dia bercerita bahwa dia kekurangan hard cash.
Dia mencari-cari hutangan, dan minta dibantu dicarikan supplier yg bisa ngasih tempo, barangnya hendak dijual rugi, untuk kemudian diinvestasikan ke bisnis telornya. NB: Hati2 dengan pebisnis yg jual rugi barang, pasti lama2 cao (lari bahasa cina).
Sebuah bisnis itu sejogjanya membuat anda bertambah kaya, bukan bertambah miskin. Bisnis yg capek dikerjakan, juga harusnya membuat pemiliknya tambah beruang, bukan tambah berhutang.
Pebisnis yg sukses makin hari makin sedikit hutangnya hingga akhirnya bisa debt-free, bisa bebas hutang dan mulai maju dan melaju serta berinvestasi tanpa beban. Bukan dengan hutang yang tambah besar dan tambah berat jumlahnya, dengan dalih bisnisnya juga makin besar, jadi gapapa.
Banyak sekali pebisnis yg ikut aliran sesat, aliran berhutang dulu, padahal bisnis belum ada, bahkan ada yg sampai hutangnya milyaran, tapi bisnisnya bisnis sepele. Apakah tidak bisa mengambil pelajaran bahwa salah satu syekh aliran sesat dalam bisnis ini sudah sampai dibangkrutkan atau dipailitkan oleh pengadilan.
Pernah saya "diceramahi" oleh seorang pelanggan, mas kalau mau beli mobil itu jangan cash, itu bodoh. Soalnya mobil itu nilainya menurun terus. Mending uangnya dibuat usaha, lalu ambil mobilnya leasing diambil dari laba usahanya. Karena pelanggan, saya pun diam saja sambil membatin bahwa orang seperti ini 10 tahun lagi ga bakal kemana2 kemajuan bisnisnya.
Begitu pula dalam sebuah negara, negara yg dikelola dengan baik harusnya hutangnya tambah sedikit, dan lama2 habis, bukan malah ditambah terus. Pengelola pemerintahan yg mengandalkan hutang terus menerus juga adalah pengikut aliran bisnis yang sesat dan radikal.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

How to setup Open Bravo with MySQL database, for multi cashier, single database

I recently decided to use open bravo on my minimarket.

BUt it uses file based database, since i want to implement it on multi cashiers as clients and one of the cashier as server, so i try to change the database configuration to use mysql database.

First you have to Open Openbravo POS

Then Enter using Administrator privilege (click the adminsitrator button).

Click configuration from menu

Click configure Database

Use Library > Browse MySql connector i.e.

\app-path\mysql-connector-java-5.0.8-bin.jar  (u can download this library from mysql site) i download it from

fill the Driver class with com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

Set the URL to : jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/dbname

Set the user to : MySql User

Set the Password to : MySql Password (If empty leave blank)

Click Save button and restart Openbravo POS system.

Before restarting, create a database first with name = dbname using phpmyadmin (i am currently using XAMPP on WIndows 7, since my lx300 epson currently have no win 8 compatibility).

Automatically MySql database will be created.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

AhadPOS, free point of sales software for Windows and Linux

AhadPOS is one amongst free and open source softwares that specialize in point of sales. this software was developed from scratch by RimbaLinux teams Indonesia, hence was initially directed towards indonesian minimarket owner.

This software is very easy to install, using php and mysql, can be used on multi cashier. There are also VM-version of the software that bundled this AHadPos with Ubuntu linux. You can download this free and open source software from

The review of this software will be available soon on this blog.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Creativity Comes from Within

Everyone wants to think of something new-solve a problem no one else can solve, offer a valuable idea no else has conceived of. And every business wants to encourage its employees to have the next great idea.

So when a business offers its employees a bonus for creative ideas, a flood of great, original thoughts should come pouring in. Right?

We think that creativity, like any other task, can be bought and sold. But creativity is not the same as hard work and effort; it requires genuine inspiration. It is the product of a mind thoroughly intrigued by a question, a situation, a possibility.

Thus, creativity comes not in exchange for money or rewards but when we focus our attention on something because we want to.

Japan Railways East had the contract to build a bullet train between Tokyo and Nagano to be put in place in time for the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Unfortunately, tunnels built by the company through the mountains kept filling with water. The company brought in a team of engineers, who were highly paid to come up with the best solution. The engineers analyzed the problems and drew up an extensive set of plans to build an expensive drain and a system of aqueducts to divert the water out of the tunnels.

A thirsty maintenance worker one day came up with a different solution when he bent over and took a large swallow of the tunnel water. It tasted great, better than the bottled water he had in his lunch pail.

He told his boss they should bottle it and sell it as premium mineral water.

Thus was born Oshimizu bottled water, which the railroad sells from vending machines on its platforms and has expanded to selling by home delivery.

A huge cost was transformed into a huge profit, all by looking at the situation differently.

Experiments offering money in exchange for creative solutions to problems find that monetary rewards are unrelated to the capacity of people to offer original ideas. Instead, creativity is most frequently the product of genuine interest in the problem and a belief that creativity will be personally appreciated by superiors.

Cooper, Clasen, Silva-Jalonen, and Butler 1999

It’s Not How Hard You Try

Work hard and you will be rewarded. It sounds simple.

But remember what it was like studying for a test? Some kids studied forever and did poorly. Some studied hardly at all and made great grades.

You can spend incredible effort inefficiently and gain nothing. Or, you can spend modest efforts efficiently and be rewarded.

The purpose of what you do is to make progress, not just to expend yourself.

Achenbach's Pastries was a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, institution. The family-owned bakery had a loyal customer base and had operated profitably for more than four decades.

In the 1990s the owners decided to expand-to offer deli sandwiches and other goods and to add new locations for both retail and wholesale sales.

The bakery's owners had never worked harder in their lives than they did after the expansion. And in return for all their hard work, they got less money and the threat of bankruptcy because they could not keep up with debts incurred in the expansion.

Earl Hess, a retired business executive, provided capital to keep the company in business and then ultimately bought the entire operation. He looked at things as an objective observer and found that the bakery was doomed by inefficiencies. "They had too many products. Ninety percent of sales came from 10 percent of the products. They were losing their aprons making low-volume items."

Hess says when he took over the company he knew: "These people couldn't possibly have worked any harder, but they could have worked smarter."

Effort is the single most overrated trait in producing success. People rank it as the best predictor of success when in reality it is one of the least significant factors. Effort, by itself, is a terrible predictor of outcomes because inefficient effort is a tremendous source of discouragement, leaving people to conclude that they can never succeed since even expending maximum effort has not produced results.

Competence Starts with Feeling Competent

How good are you at what you do? Do you have tests or periodic evaluations or some other means to measure your performance? Surely, there is an objective way to demonstrate whether you are good at what you do and whether you should consider yourself a success.

Actually, people who do not think they are good at what they do-who do not think they are capable of success or leadership-do not change their opinion even when they are presented with indicators of success. Instead, their self-doubts overrule evidence to the contrary.

Don't wait for your next evaluation to improve your judgment of yourself, because feelings are not dependent on facts-and feelings of competence actually start with the feelings and then produce the competence.

Ross, a dancer from Springfield, Missouri, dreams of making it to Broadway. His road to dancing glory began with local amateur productions, the kinds of productions in which auditions take place in front of all the other performers trying out. Ross found the experience daunting; it was like being examined by a doctor with all your peers watching. "I was so scared. I felt like I had just come out of the cornfields," Ross said.

Sometimes he succeeded, and sometimes he didn't, but Ross was able to try out for different parts in various productions and gain tremendously from the experience. "I have more confidence about my auditioning technique now that I have done it in front of so many people so many times."

When he tried out for the first time for a professional touring company, he won a spot in a production of Footloose.

Ross has one explanation for his immediate success in landing a professional part: "I had confidence. If you want to do it, you have to really want it and believe in it. You have to make it happen. You can't sit back and hope that someone is going to help you along."

For most people studied, the first step toward improving their job performance had nothing to do with the job itself but instead with improving how they felt about themselves. In fact, for eight in ten people, self-image matters more in how they rate their job performance than does their actual job performance.