Archive for September, 2012

September 20, 2012


Preparing the trip..

September 19, 2012

Famous Economics, Contribution and Daniel Kahneman

Someone whom I follow in Twitter mention about Daniel Kahneman’s book once. He has same taste in reading as me. Some books he mentioned as his favorite turned to be mine, too. Gotta admit that I’ve ever found one exceptional 😀

I seek the titles in Syracuse University library, but too bad only find one: Thinking, Fast and Slow. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I have to say that I love the way he wrote. He provide his own research, one of them was conducted along with his colleague who died in 1996. His ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many fields—including economics, medicine, and politics. A review by  Janice Gross Stein, The Globe and Mail even said that he stands among the giants, a weaver of the threads of Charles Darwin, Adam Smith and Sigmund Freud.

I eventually remember about some great economists, some of them are listed here. One of the famous economists listed, Irving Fisher and his treatment of the Money Illusion anticipated Kahneman & his colleague, Amos Tversky to their research on the psychology of decision-making. The research focused on impact on investors and savers of the tendency to think of currency in nominal, rather than real terms.

If you find this topic is interesting, go grab the copy in the nearest bookstore 😀

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September 18, 2012

To Read.. To Write..

Typically trained IT to freelance writer isn’t a standard career trajectory. It might be an unorthodox, but my years as technical staff also urged me to write. If I don’t know about a topic, usually I go surfing to find a good source. As this website said, the more you read the more you know.

I consider myself as lucky since I have an access to University library. I can get myself a copy of any books I want using my student dependent ID card. I have a key to access certain journal also.

One feature I like the most from this library is its self check out service. Cool, you just have to scan book’s barcode to check out before getting your recipe. As shown as in this video. Enjoy!

Glance at image below, I took a picture of self check out receipt

Daniel Kahneman’s

September 17, 2012


I recently read in Indonesian online newspaper that people lives around Krakatoa fret about those volcano activities. Krakatoa, as mentioned in this website is one of famous volcanoes in the world.

As the anticipative action, currently administration has already distributed 680,000 masks to residents. The Volcanic and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center has yet to raise the alert status of Anak Krakatau from “warning” to “alert”, showing the seriousness level of this situation. According to the news, it is said this situation had never occurred previously as long as they live for more than 20 years in Bandar Lampung.

Let’s hope that there Anak Krakatau’s magmatic activities will be stable.

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