13 April 2015 by Batista Harahap on android | notetoself | camera

Android's Camera Preview

This is a note to self post. Today I've been figuring out to have my own custom Camera Activity. A newbie mistake made the Activity to block the UI when initializing. Here's the problem and the fix. I started camera.startPreview() at surfaceCreated(SurfaceHolder holder). When I moved to surfaceChanged(

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10 April 2015 by Batista Harahap on startup | coral | fendri | dharma | mobile

Coral

Monday, 6th April 2015 marked full time commitments of the 3 cofounders of Coral. It's great to back building a startup, I guess this has been coming for a while, didn't thought it'll happen this soon. But it did. That's us: Andrias Fendri - Twitter Dharma Utomo - Twitter Batista

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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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