“For all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas.” — Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee

Our first two internet generations have connected us like never before. …

“For all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas.” — Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee

Our first two internet generations have connected us like never before. …

August 2021. Recently I became yet another covid patient. Despite being fully vaccinated and being a compulsive mask wearer. It was my first time getting it in the 18 months of this health storm, and I isolated at home for ten days.

Certain things helped me recover faster and other…

Closed money systems are still dominating economies. All the dollars that you don’t have in cash form is held at the N.Y. Federal Reserve. You can’t access that money unless you’re one of the member banks. Banks are inefficient middleware separating you from your money. Banks aren’t efficient at talking…

Why care about Indonesian slang? Isn’t this the silly stuff of teenagers? Shouldn’t foreigners adhere to the elegant, dignified formal Indonesian language?

Editors note: (To buy the best Indonesian slang guide, visit this page to purchase: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Brandon_Possin_MAKSUD_LO_A_guide_to_the_%C3%92real%C3%93_Ind?id=S77vDwAAQBAJ )

Slang Indonesian is actually the real Indonesian. Following the track of the…

“We got the tech down, just not the business strategy down,” the chief engineer of an acclaimed token project lamented in New York in August 2018.

While his tech project had creative genius beneath it, adoption was lackluster, especially overseas beyond the United States. The project failed to get beyond…

A majority of Indonesian-language-trained foreigners arrive in the archipelago and then crash. They can’t understand the slangy everyday Indonesian. Most of the Indonesian spoken on the street comes from the country’s rich slang lexicon, not from formal vocabulary. Yet no guide to Indonesian slang has come out for 15+ years. Until now…voila!

(To buy the best Indonesian slang guide, visit this page to purchase:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Brandon_Possin_MAKSUD_LO_A_guide_to_the_%C3%92real%C3%93_Ind?id=S77vDwAAQBAJ)

To ask why someone is feeling strong about something, Indonesians usually say Kok gitu sih? whereas the textbooks teach, “Mengapa Anda punya perasaan yang ini?” Clearly the textbooks are failing Indonesian language students!

This dictionary’s higher purpose…

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