19 March 2015 by Batista Harahap on culture | startup | babego | 2015 | partner | cofounder

Two for Two

I was gonna sleep but I felt I had to write. It's a full day even from a startup standard. Today I did 100-100 for 2 startups I'm involved at. Been doing it for quite a while these past weeks. Why Two? I never planned to do even 1 just

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27 February 2015 by Batista Harahap on culture | product | startup | urbanesia | thoughts | engineering

Products & Engineering

Since as long as I can remember, I've always enjoy building tech. It's part of my identity. However, more often than not, I enjoyed the tech part more than the product itself. The temptation of any technical founders. I have a confession to make: I hate writing code but I

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18 February 2015 by Batista Harahap on startup | mvp | tech | engineering | agile | rajasa

Actionables

As I'm writing this, there are 3 other blog post drafts I haven't finished writing. All of which are lengthy blog posts talking about tech, startups and everything in between. The point is: they're drafts. I always like anything new, that's my achilles heel. Mostly because I enjoy the alternatives

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22 January 2015 by Batista Harahap on mysql | sphinx | homebrew | percona | mac

Making Homebrew Play Nice with Sphinx & MySQL

So I'm revisiting an old friend, Sphinx. It's been a while and warming up to Sphinx's new features. However, when I tried to brew install it, I got no MySQL support. The above gets more complicated because I'm not using vanilla MySQL, instead I'm using Percona Server on my machine.

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03 November 2014 by Batista Harahap on change | me | disruptive | dynamics | success | brain | people

Disruptive Habitats

In awe is common when something beyond the norm happens, usually having with it positive reinforcements of what's common. On this note I wanna base this blog post: what if we're entrapped in a bubble of our own perception of what's common? The human brain is a fraction of a

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14 October 2014 by Batista Harahap on icehouse | ardent labs | challenge

Next.

Today is the day I checked out from Icehouse. It has been a dense 6 months. Most of it spent learning, improving and implementing all kinds of knowledge. From people to tech, I've been fortunate to have experienced a very geeky time while I was at Icehouse. It's important to

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