Politricky

Because politics is always tricky

what a company look for ?

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the only answer is cheap but brilliant worker. that’s why, companies love to join a job fair that organized by campus or student groups. job fairs then become a gathering place for newbie job-seeker that is actually means cheap worker. not only cheaper workers, job fairs also a gathering place for brilliant worker since by and large, job fairs are organized by campus or student groups.

according to my experience, job fairs are the most attractive way to look for workers with such criteria, cheap but brilliant. campus and student groups as event organizer has a mutual interest with companies, but not with the job seekers. essentially, job seeker just play their role as the next target of exploitation.

a few weeks ago, I just experienced the hectic of a job fair. a big hall always too small for two-day job fair that involved more than 20 big capitalistic companies. when MNCs join the job fair, the visitors always more than expected. but, this is the expected situation by the companies and the EOs. the main problem is, the companies never announced how big are their vacancies. what is the implication? job seekers are never know how big the pool before they start to join the competitions.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 29, 2010 at 2:16 am

Posted in Indonesia

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spiritual keeper

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I just finally found the English replacement for “juru kunci” as BBC released a news on the burial of Mbah Maridjan, a well known and respected spiritual keeper of Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta. but, what makes Mbah Maridjan respected ? the only answer is his loyalty.

since the last eruption, Mbah Maridjan surged his reputation as spiritual keeper when he refused to be evacuated by the authority. in 2006, his prediction that Merapi’s eruption will not big enough to reach him was accurate.  

essentially, this is not a matter of accuracy of spiritual prediction. this is not also a matter of rational or irrational options. but, spiritual keeper as merely human could also release inaccurate prediction. many people give respect for Mbah Maridjan regarding his loyalty to the King. this kind of loyalty that is absent in our political elite in Indonesia. as Merapi began its biggest eruption since the last decade, Mbah Maridjan finally fulfill his promise to be spiritual keeper of Merapi till his heroic death.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 29, 2010 at 2:11 am

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android

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now android is a fastest growing mobile operating system. f0r the next years to come. it will be the biggest one that crushed apple, windows, and even symbian.

it is a simple history that initiate the history of the giant wannabe. in 2004 google bought a startup company that focused on the development of a smartphone operating system called android. the development is still going on, but google make it free as an open source. the the proliferation is going on. various phone maker join the development and provide the best hardware for such smart operating system.

then the questin is why android going to be the biggest ? the most important things is its nature as open-sourced software. there is freedom for various software developer to participate and make android even smarter than other.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 28, 2010 at 10:55 am

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open source

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it seems that there is exist rivalry between closed and open source software. on the street, the war is represented by the rivalry between microsoft and various linux distros. the question is, what is open source ?

open source initiative define the term as a method of software development that harness the power of peer review and transparency of the process. the pledge is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, and the most important thing is that it is low cost. such philosophy is contrasted with the philosophy of the closed-source software that locked-in for the sake of merely profit.

according to such philosophy, i just imagined that this is a big and noble movement that promises for the better world. better world that based on transparency and collaboration. what a movement, support it if you can.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

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what is ubuntu ?

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i only at glance exposed to several linux distros. a few years ago, I exposed to Mandrake and Red Hat by intentionally install it on my pc. later, I only hear about mandriva without curiosity to feel it on my desktop. now, suddenly everything on the campus named as ubuntu. generally, ubuntu is growing bigger.

like the others, ubuntu has its own distinctive identity. philosophically, the name is rooted from south africa philosophy of humanity toward others. on the development side, ubuntu releases its new version every 6 months. the distro has a strong commitment for education by releasing Edubuntu and Kubuntu that that intended to support education. but the real question is, what actually makes ubuntu specific ?

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

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disaster free-rider

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unpredictably, Indonesia was shocked by three natural disaster. more than 300 people died in mentawai,merapi and wasior. as usual, many free rider will come out for participation.

actually, what is free rider ? economically, free riders are those who consume more than their fair share of public resource. or politically, free riders are those who manipulate such situation for the sake of their own benefit. to make it simple, free rider always ask for free nourishing lunch. in economic and political sphere, free riding is a common problem.

according to such definition, not only individual, but also various non-government organization and even political party could play their role as free rider. essentially, positive image is the only background for such contribution. certainly, not all of the actors are free rider. just be careful, when they hoisted their flag and ask for media coverage, they are free-riding the situation.

for political reason, free rider could manipulate such calamity situation to surge the positive political image. many actors could generate good image by their assistance on such disaster. they only need to hoist a flag and ask for media coverage. as we can see in the case or merapi and mentawai, there are many organization and political party that hoisted their flags in the middle of evacuation barrack. how many flag that hoisted in such occasion could describe how many actors are trying to be a free-rider. but, for the sake of ethical reason, free riding at the tragedy is always immoral. what do you think ?

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 28, 2010 at 9:26 am

Sang Pencerah

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it is too late to write an inspiring a film Review for a film that screened its premier few months ago. so, this post is not addressed to be an inspiring review, just to post a different perspective about the movie.

this is a kind of 2.0 marketing when everybody said on various social media that Sang Pencerah is awesome and inspiring. many public figure shared their praise regarding the movie that also had a side effect to encourage the crowd to watch the movie. regarding such 2.0 marketing strategy, the film was succeeded.

on the storyline, this is the major weakness of a biopic movie. the actor and director are always try to painstakingly illustrate the figure. in other hand, biopic movie always try to depict a whole complex life of a person in a short duration movie. the implication is that the film occasionally miss the detail that could be more inspiring.

i deeply concerned with the scene of how Ahmad Dahlan try to reform the Qibla direction that was adopted by general Moslem in Yogyakarta. that was awesome how the young Ahmad Dahlan tried to make a dialogue with the elder priests in Kauman. more exploration of this scene, the movie may be more inspiring.

 

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

October 28, 2010 at 6:10 am

Posted in goodwatch

Could Afghan Win The War ?

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it seem like since a long time ago US and it’s allies involved in a war against Taliban. people are worrying about the victory. it seems that US and it’s allies won’t win the war. but, Yahya Massoud denied such argument. in his recent analysis, he argued there is still a chance to win the war. according to Massoud, the only key is, full control on such mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. border become an issue since it is actually the heart of Taliban’s defense.

Technically, Taliban is an extraordinary organization. they could life even in such condition that is full of limitation. they still on fire even the heart of Afghanistan is controlled by the US and allies troops. but since they hold the border, they are eternal organization. historically, the border are nightmare for outsiders. decades ago, Russia was defeated because the couldn’t the mountain. now, The US and its allies are in danger. if they couldn’t seize the mountain, it means that they are going to be failed.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

August 2, 2010 at 8:21 am

Posted in Int'l Politics

Pong’s Poem

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recently, Pong Harjatmo wrote a poem at the rooftop of Indonesian representatives house. he wrote, “Jujur, Adil, Tegas”. only three words that are actually criticize the performance of Indonesian representatives. Pong’s Poem was a hard slap. it is public secret that the performance of Indonesian people representative is accursed. they are sluggish and corrupt. some analyst support Pongs’s Poem. the action is a proof that celebrity could also become a good politician. Pong’s critics is a starting point.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

August 2, 2010 at 12:56 am

what is actually wikileaks

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recently, wikileaks become a popular trending topic on the net. Huffingtonpost, describe it as whistle blower. and several leak release are going to justify the description. the most recent and hot release is the publication of war diary. the question is, what is actually wikileaks ?

according to the official site, wikileak described as multi-jurisdictional public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive materials. in other words, releasing such contentious material is the main purpose of the site. authority and dominant player such as MNC and NGO become the most threatened institution. several release of wikileaks have proved it. so what is to be done for those who is threatened ? just good governance.

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

July 30, 2010 at 12:47 am