A father, a son, a nerd.
When everyone’s busy talking about Ello (which sucks btw), I was obsessed with this new site called Tilde.club. Some people say it’s the next big thing, social networking phenomenon etc but the creator of the site, Paul Ford, claims that it’s as simple as a cheap, unmodified Unix computer on the Internet. And I couldn’t agree more. People who aren’t familiar with the concept behind tilde can’t possibly fathom the idea that Tilde is a romantic, nostalgic toy box for computer nerds.
Before you get confused, Tilde.club looks a lot like public access shell provider back in the day for people who can’t afford their own UNIX box, or simply to experiment with UNIX. People can login via SSH terminal, got their own UserDir homepage with “~”, just like the old days. It’s a beautiful reminder of the simplicity back then.
So, naturally, I tried to replicate Tilde.club. Not because I want to compete, but because I want to. You know, just for fun. So after two days, I bought a $35 cloud server at Cloudatcost, that runs 1 Xeon vCPU, 512MB ECC RAM ,10GB SSD on a 100 Mbit network. Which I think is a bargain since I only need to pay once. Forever.
So I throw in CentOS 7 and put nginx inside, do some adjustments to make it support UserDir (which is a bit of a hassle but it’s all good now). And to top it off, I created a bash script that allows me to automate the user creation, root folder creation, default permissions and of course the default index.html file. I’ll upload all the script to github later on.
Now it’s all up and running through one of my favourite domain name (that I owned), DSHQ.net, which I think is pretty cool (4 letter domain name FTW). For now I have a few friends inside trying out the box and do whatever with it, and I’m just gonna leave it there for now doing just that while I’m back doing the things I’m supposed to do.
Now, a lot of people in my circle talk about it, expresses their concerns, anger, dissappointment and sometimes just pure rage. I did to, but for some people I am not talking enough about it especially with the kind of influence that I (apparently) have on social media.
First of all, I am not that influential and I’m genuinely not being modest about this.
Second, I don’t know anything about politics, state regulations, nor I know what are these politicians thinking.
I am a techie, that’s what I love to do and I aim to strive and be the best at what I do. For now, that’s all I’m going to be doing.
So does that mean I don’t care about my country. You’re absolutely right, I don’t give the slightest fuck about my country. But I do care about my fellow Indonesians, my countrymen, who is sitting next to me (metaphorically) working our asses off for a better lives, a better future for our kids.
For all I care, those politicians can donwhatever the fuck they wanna do to this country, they can bring it down to the ground. Indonesia may fall, but Indonesians will survive. We always do. We’ll find a way to survive and rebuild
So, what am I doing about this whole fucked up situation where our democracy is in jeopardy? We all know the cause, it’s all about the money. Politicians get greedy, and will sacrifice their pride, family, country and god for money.
So this is what I am doing: get filthy fucking rich. Money ruins nations, money also build nations.
Whatever you do, be the best at it. Work your way up, way to the top where you will have a strong position to make a real impact. That’s how you do things, because the people who ruins nations work their way up all the way to the regulator seat before they can actually make an impact.
If you want to kill one person, you can do it on the ground face to face. But if you want to bomb a whole city, you gotta get really high to drop that bomb. Sorry, I can’t think of a better analogy but I’m sure you catch my drift.
Don’t like my approach? Fine with me. You can get back to tweeting one million times and asks millions other people to do the same thing to get to Twitter’s trending page and see how that helps.
It does help, I know. At least it makes people feel better for contributing for a better cause, even if it’s only via twitter.