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31 Dec, 2012

DIY – Digital Piano Key Repair

Posted by: Kristian In: Do-It-Yourself|Technology

Digital pianos are great, aren’t they? Today, you can get pretty close to the real thing, while not  having to worry about tuning every 6 months, sound volume, and maintenance. Or do you?  I used to own a Roland FP-1 digital piano and after a few years of use, I found that several of its [...]


Have you ever shopped on-line only to find out a few days later that your package was missing in action? This happened to me in January when I bought some merchandise from The UPS tracking information showed that my package was delivered at my home, but the package itself was nowhere to be found! [...]


Given that Apple has won many people’s hearts on the Windows platform via their iTunes / iPod products, you would think that migrating an iTunes library from Windows to Mac would be a breeze, right? Think again! Instead of a simple wizard to do this automatically, there is no easy way to migrate your iTunes [...]


13 Dec, 2009

The Apple Migration

Posted by: Kristian In: Gadgets|Technology

It all started with one innocent iPod. A couple of years ago, my wife, Yuli, gave me a nice 30 Gb iPod Video. That was my very first apple product. I used it, it was cool, and that was it. Then, we got an iPod for my son so that he could have white noise [...]


25 May, 2009

How to fix aspect ratios on YouTube

Posted by: Kristian In: How To ...|Technology

Today I have discovered a cool feature in YouTube that allows you to fix aspect ratios of uploaded videos without having to re-upload the video. You can enter “yt:” formatting tags in the YouTube tag field of any video. With these “yt:” formatting tags, you can remove black borders, fix incorrect aspect ratios, and even [...]


22 May, 2009

Blu-Ray loads a lot slower than DVD!

Posted by: Kristian In: Gadgets|Technology

I recently bought a Panasonic DMP-BD605 Blu-Ray player. When I tried to play a Blu-Ray movie, I found that it loads a lot slower than DVD! Some google searches reveal that slow loading is a common problem amongst Blu-Ray players. The quickest Blu-Ray player happens to be the PlayStation 3. The following video demonstrates how [...]


11 May, 2009

So much to do, so little time!

Posted by: Kristian In: Leadership|Technology

Have you ever wished you had more hours in the day? Did you ever find yourself juggling many things at once? I struggle with this often, and find myself spread thin at times. When there are so many things going on, it is also a challenge to focus on priorities, and to remember all tasks [...]


03 May, 2009

Palm Pre: iPhone Killer?

Posted by: Kristian In: Gadgets|Technology

This is Palm’s latest phone. Could it be an “iPhone Killer” as mentioned in the video? Even though the Palm Pre seems to have many technical feats, the iPhone has gained large momentum in its number of apps, and many happy followers.


22 Apr, 2009

Using Google Mail for your domain

Posted by: Kristian In: Technology

So you registered a domain, and you have started a website. How can you easily use e-mail with your new domain name? The answer is simple: Use the powerful interface of Google Mail for your domain. E.G. By using the Google Messaging app and updating your domain’s MX records, you can achieve this. See [...]



My name is Kristian Widjaja and I am married to my beautiful wife, Yuliany Widjaja. We have two kids who keep us busy at all times!

I have started this blog, primarily to jot down random thoughts that I have, as well as to document some interesting projects that I have done around the home.