First Post!

Boy Avianto:

Posted on: October 20, 2005

Enter “Indonesian web standards evangelist” as keywords on Google and you will see that his page is number one. He is Boy Avianto. Recently graduated as Master of Science in Digital Media (Lubeck, Germany) he actually got his bachelor degree in Architecture (Bandung, Indonesia) just like me. His first post on a blog was on September 3, 2000 (on Blogger I think). Coincidentally or ironically or whatever expression there may be, he also stop blogging on the same date five years later. That is September 3, 2005 with his last post titled 5. So here is his first post.

at last, this place is alive again…
i hope i can update this as often as possible.

from now on, i try to put daily update which can be everything that i could think of.
all link suppose to work well, but the content is still under some development, so please, be patient.

until then, enjoy this place…

And this is his last post.

The same date, 5 years ago, I wrote my first journal entry on this small website. It was starting as an effort to keep my personal website regularly updated and to create an occasional escape hatch during my bachelor’s final project months.

With that humble start, this journal was growing into something that I wasn’t even realized before. I use this journal mostly to dump my thought, opinion or everything else, a junkyard for the mind.

To my amazement, this place give me more than just a brain dump, it introduced me with some interesting people, it put me as one of the longest Indonesian blogger, who write in English, it gave me numerous jobs and freelancing opportunities and also it serve me as the archive of my life during the previous 5 years.

So I guess, I deserve yet another break. With my current unfortunate situation is kinda hard to write or even to think about something interesting. Yes, I know I said that I will be all right, but it just too hard to bear that I don’t think I will be able to maintain clear mind long enough to write something worth reading. I will not write about my frustration, depression and desperate situation anymore as the more I wrote about them, the more I become depressed, but I also couldn’t write about… well, anything else. So I decide this is the right time to call it quit for some unknown timeframe.

It was an amazing experience and for me, the value of the experience is priceless. I thank you all of my regular reader and sorry for not be able to continue writing. All of the archives are left intact so there will be no missing link in case someone found my entry was interesting enough and linked them.

So farewell. It’s been a pleasure. Until we meet again. Avianto’s out.

Goodluck in everything you do. Until we meet again.


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  • jtnt: I hate you. I had this idea a couple months ago, I just didn't actually start the site. I even went around and tracked down a few first posts of famou
  • Jim: Maddox would be very unhappy with you
  • firstpost: Hm, yes I think it will be interesting. By saying timeline, do you mean like mapping out the dates of people's first posts? Like: 17 May 2005: Eri



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