The first video uploaded to YouTube. It was back in April 23, 2005. Happy 10th birthday, YouTube!

No live preview, no layers, one-time Undo. Yes, it was 25 years ago.

Last week, during my business trip to Jakarta, I lost my OPPO R819 phone which I bougt almost two years ago. It was my second Android phone I ever had. I liked it a lot for its design and features. I’m thinking of getting a new Android phone. But… what?

Google is about to roll out its Google Contact service page. On a personal note, I use Google account to organise my contacts or address book. So far, I think this is the best solution (for me) since I use multiple devices and I need to have the simplest mechanism to manage the address book.

Google Contact

If you want to see the preview, go to It will be available for Gmail and also Google App Domain.

Free 2 GB Storage for Google Drive

I finally got my free 2 GB additional storage for my Google Drive account.I got this additional storage after participating at the previous Google’s Security Checkup.

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Even for now, I still have enough room for my Drive. I only utilise around 30% of my current 17 GB. But, since I’m planning of having my photos and some documents also backed up to Gooogle, I think it will increase very soon. Even if I need more room for storage, $1.99/month for additional 100 GB is still reasonable.

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Waiting for my Website Stencil Kit from UI Stencils

Last December 2014, I decided to buy Website Stencil Kit directly from UI Stencils website. Actually, I wanted to buy the other stencil kits, but since this is my first-time experience buying from this site, I purchased an item only. This is not my first international order since I have been ordering items from outside the country (Indonesia) few times. I had no issues purchasing books from Amazon, Smashing Magazine, and also some other goods from online stores. So, this is a valid reason to buy some stuff online.

I understand that it takes time. I had my Smashing Magazine’s The Mobile Book after waiting (and made another confirmation) for about 6 months. Amazon usually took 3-4 weeks.


I had my order confirmation from UI Stencils on December 26, 2015. Yes, I was aware that it might take a little bit longer since it was during Christmas and New Year holidays. The total transaction was $35.50 ($6.50 for shipping). A week after that, I got another email confirmation informing that my order have been shipped.

It’s been almost 6 weeks and I haven’t received my order. Well, I think I just need to wait a little bit longer.

Update: I reached UI Stensil Twitter account (@UIStencils)  about the situation and got a quick response via email.  Thank you! I was informed that it might take upto 6 weeks to arrive. And, they asked me to inform if I do not receive my order until the end of this February. Since they’re responsive, I think I can wait until first week or second of March.

Update March 20, 2015: Finally, I have just received my order. So, it took around 10 weeks to arrive.