Surfing Market Makers Wave

Surfing Market Makers Wave
If you trade cryptocurrencies, you’re usually booked for destination fucked for your first trade. I’m actually talking about me. Cryptocurrencies were my first trading experience, never before I traded. In this blog post, I’ll be writing about what I learned so far from a technical analysis point of view. Over the years I’ve written and co-written trading bots with friends. I can categorically put the trading bots into 3 categories: [Read More]

SuperNAS with unRAID at Home

SuperNAS with unRAID at Home
This started with a spare CPU and a dead motherboard. Had an Intel Core i3 6100 lying around with 16 gigs of memory sticks. Was leaning towards an AMD Hackintosh but Youtube convinced me unRAID is my next curiousity target. So I build a PC (again). PCPartPicker Part List Type Item CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor CPU Cooler Intel E97379-001 CPU Cooler Motherboard Biostar RACING Z170GTN Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory G. [Read More]

Margin Trading Bitcoin - My Setup

Margin Trading Bitcoin - My Setup
Yesterday I coded a simple web page to do position size calculations. Before anything else, margin trading is VERY risky, I’m not a financial advisor. However, I wanna share my setup and how I come to it. I talk a lot with my brother Ginda on trading, I introduced him to cryptocurrency and he introduced me to trading Bitcoin. Position Size Calculator The website I built is positioncalculator.com. It’s 30 minutes work but it’s already helping size up my positions. [Read More]

Overkilling Privacy Protection with ExpressVPN and VirtualBox on a Hackintosh

Overkilling Privacy Protection with ExpressVPN and VirtualBox on a Hackintosh
I live in Indonesia. Here, ISP and telcos likes to do the absurd: hijacking DNS queries. Public DNS services like Google (8.8.8.8), Cloudflare (1.1.1.1), OpenDNS (208.67.222.222), etc are hijacked at the ISP level. Even more so, if you’re on Telkom Indihome, they will also hijack websites you visit with their content. All the other telcos are doing the same thing for our paid data plans. So I thought why not overkill this, I got plenty of RAM, CPU Cores and storage on my Hackintosh. [Read More]

Hackintosh 2019/2020 - MSI Z370 Gaming M5

Just after NYE 2020, I upgraded my Hackintosh to Catalina 10.15.2. Long story short, it blew up. It won’t boot and this was my main work machine. Considered using my laptop but I knew my Dual Core Macbook Pro 13" with 16 GB memory wouldn’t be able to handle it. To be honest, I don’t think my Macbook Pro can handle 2 4k displays comfortably with only Intel’s integrated GPU. [Read More]

This, The Reason Of Songwriting

This, The Reason Of Songwriting
The second post of reliving the songs I’ve written or cowritten, first post here. The most powerful song both me and Ina has ever written, ever! I still remember all of the hours we spent writing, recording and arguing about this song. More about this below. Ina and I are cousins from my dad’s side. One day after the third song I wrote, I met her at my grandma’s house. I played the song and right there and then we began spending more and more time collaborating. [Read More]

Love and Music

Love and Music
This is now the hardest time in life when I don’t have music as my release. Tragedies, traumas, infatuations and all the way to love have been lived with music I’ve written, now there’s nothing. It’s been like this for 10 years which feels like an eternity. Seeing myself froze when my fingers are touching guitar strings or piano bars frightens me. Especially in an entrepreneurial way of life in the tech startup industry. [Read More]

Dry Aging Beef at Home

Dry Aging Beef at Home
A few weeks ago, I dry aged a slab of Australian Sirloin in my home. Due to my curious nature, the slab of meat only lasted 14 days in the fridge. It was already showing dry aging features, pellicles were already formed. The engineer in me was too hard to ignore haha. My guide for dry aging at home came from Guga, the sous vide master. Here are a few links from the masterful Guga. [Read More]

Cooking My Steak Sous Vide - Medium

Cooking My Steak Sous Vide - Medium
This is a boy toy post, I just got myself an Anova Precision Cooker. The thing comes with Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity, CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? To top it off, it also comes with a mobile app you can download to basically, cook. You need to have a container that can fit the thing when cooking. I had an unused plastic container and it did the trick perfect. For the steak, I have an australian rib eye steak I ordered yesterday. [Read More]

God's Love

In the age of technology, seldom I read about technologists writing about God, Love or both. This post is a technologist writing about God’s Love. The transformation it brought to me. A universal meaning, to be loved and in love. Wherever my path takes me, I’ve always talked with my colleagues about the wonder of the human body. Us humans are sentient beings made of flesh and blood. The most advanced technological wonder of the world. [Read More]