Desk Setup Transformation Covid-19

2020 was a very very tough year for all of us. I lost my mom after years fighting with diabetic that lead to kidney failure. The global Covid-19 pandemic also put a heavy blow to the world society, economic and i think also politic.

It’s not done yet as today in 2021, but i hope it can be getting better and we’re getting smarter and wiser to make it happen.

One big change from this pandemic is how we work. Instead going to the office, most of us are required to work remotely from home. Well, it’s not applied to everybody but for people who work in IT field like me, WFH is not a new thing. I have friends that literally working remotely while traveling around the globe most of the time.

And it’s been 12+ months from March 2020 until now April 2021 i’ve been working remotely from home. Well, there was time when i’m allowed to go to the office with max team capacity 25%-50% on site. But literally i let my team work remotely full time including from their home town.

From these last 12 months, i reliazed i made quite a change in my house for WFH. From changing internet providers 3 times up until bought 4 desks and relayoutin my living room.

  • April 2020

I literally did have a “working” desk previously. There was only a small coffee table nex to the couch. It was OK in the first week, but the pandemic wont last for 1-2 weeks and i need proper table for typing on my little Macbook 12″. So i bought a small “laptop desk”. IDR 250k something.

My desk on April 2020
My desk on April 2020
Point of view from my desk
Point of view from my desk, my old LG TV
overall view of my living room
Overall view of my living room

So the coffe table is at the left side of the couch and Misty use to sleep on there as well as using it as ladder to climb on the couch and to my shoulder. Misty is a blind stray kitten i found outside my house. Other kitties used to join me on the couch while i’m watching TV, but it’s now kind of annoying and distracting since i had to work.

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Dare You

one of my fave…

have a nice weekend everybody :)

Dare You
(feat. Matthew Koma)

We’re a million lonely people
All together on this needle in the sky
Afraid of heights
And your dreams were made illegal
By the laws of lesser evil we call life
But not tonight

I dare you to love
I dare you to cry
I dare you to run
I dare you to try
I dare you to fall
And lay on the ground
I dare you to feel
I dare you to be here now

You’re an outline of a vision
That you had when we were children yesterday
You watch it fade
Let your heart be your religion
Let it break you out of this prison you became
It’s not too late

I dare you to love
I dare you to cry
I dare you to run
I dare you to try
I dare you to fall
And lay on the ground
I dare you to feel
I dare you to be here now

I dare you
I dare you

 

 

Try the Remix version from Andrew Reyel, it’s also awesome :)

 

Traktor DJ

Punya/menggunakan iPad?
Pernah main-main dengan aplikasi DJ untuk iPad?

Try this one. Traktor DJ dari Native Instruments. Harganya hanya $20.
Aplikasi ini disesain untuk iOS khususnya iPad (jari kriting ga akan cukup buat maenan DJ di iPhone/iPod touch :P)

traktor-dj-lapBuat yang akrab dengan music controller/producing atau hal-hal terkait dengan DJ pasti tidak asing lagi dengan nama Native Instruments. Perusahaan yang membuat software DJ terkenal yaitu Traktor Pro dan juga hardware baik itu untuk Digital DJ controller seperti Traktor Kontrol/Audio/Scratch.

Traktor DJ ini didesain dan dikembangkan oleh tim yang sama yang membuat Traktor Pro.
Kamu bakal dapat 2 deck dengan 3-band EQ. 8 efek (turunan dari Traktor Pro) yang pengoperasianya kini serba touch ^_^. Enak banget dibanding muter-muter kenop.

Fitur yang cukup menarik perhatian adalah ‘Freeze’. Dengan fitur ini, kamu bisa ‘freeze’ atau menghentikan musik dan memungkinkan kita bermain-main dengan waveform musik itu sendiri on the fly. Mau set cue points, bikin loop atau bikin sample buat dimainkan on the fly juga. Selain itu Traktor DJ juga bisa sync-up dengan aplikasi Traktor Pro 2.6 di laptop/PC kamu buat sharing cue points ataupun sample. Bwehh….

traktor_note_browserswipe_2x traktor_note_hotcue_2 traktor_note_zoomwaveform_1x

 

Nah kalo pingin lebih, iPad + TraktorDJ kamu tadi tinggal colokin ajah ke Traktor Audio 6 atau Audio 10 (via USB connection kit-nya iPad). Udah deh, kamu bakal dapat fungsi cue dan pre-listen yang lebih tepat.

TraktorDJ + Traktor Audio & Speaker

TraktorDJ + Traktor Audio & Speaker

Gambaran jelasnya bisa lihat video berikut deh. Have fun ^_^