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About The Blogger
A 20-something guy formally educated as engineer who – curiously – has more love for physics, humanities, and graphics design. Right now lives in South Jakarta, Indonesia.
I often address myself as “HQM”, which is actually colloquialized version of my real name. (it is read “Hakim” in Indonesian, so yeah…)
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What am I all about?
Scientifically-inclined, agnostic; politically secular, liberal, and utilitarian. Support Open Source and Free Culture Movement. I also believe in the possible merit of internationalism and multicultural society.
Interests and Hobbies:
Football (Gooner since 1998), graphics design (via Adobe Photoshop), world music… I used to intensely follow Japanese stuff like anime/manga/dorama, but not very much nowadays.
- I’m technically ethnic Javanese, however, my grasp of Javanese language is atrocious. The long story can be read here [Bahasa Indonesia].
- Have strange infatuation about Ireland and its culture. Don’t ask me how. Been listening Celtic music for maybe few years now…
- I like my coffee… no, this isn’t about that. Sweet and warm. Honest!
About This Blog: FAQ
What is this blog?
Personal notes about things I’m interested in, namely science, culture, and philosophy. However, due to the topic’s academic nature, I’m obliged to provide citations when possible. This also serves as further reference for the readers.
Why this blog?
Because there are still few blogs about such things in Bahasa Indonesia (my native language). I believe in libre knowledge, so I think, what about helping it out.
Do you have academic credentials in those fields?
No, I don’t. I’m not even academia. I’d only call myself as “diligent layman slogging through literature and papers.”
When is this blog updated?
It used to be three times a week (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday) — but nowadays I adjust when I have time.
Can I use/copy/republish articles in this blog?
Yes, as long as the source is mentioned. It is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 (CC-BY).
Is this blog’s content reliable?
Hopefully — but I suggest you never use it for academic purpose (e.g. school/college task). This blog is NOT substitute for academic reading.
Is there house rule?
Yes, there is. A few simple do’s and dont’s, and you’re set.
You can also contact me privately if you wish. Cheers!