PSA: Mobileoffice at Mamak’s Risk

I must said, I am quite disturbed by this video. Also, it is my part to educate fellow mobileofficers and co-workers on to be more secure.

From the video, what we can see is a robbery cases at  Restoran Subur Seksyen 15 Shah Alam at Date / Time : 28th August 2011 @ 0355hrs to 0405hrs. 28th August, is when most of Malaysian citizens back to their hometown to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri therefore you could explain why the robbery took cases where there’s only few people at Mamak. (Popular mamak always crowded even in early morning). Few people in helmets and raincoats storming the mamak, robbing everything that they can get including two laptops and they get away pretty fast.

While i believe the blame is on those thief, but we, on our part, have to know, understand the risk, and do our part.

This is one of the reason I don’t quite like to work at Mamak. Primary reason would be the chairs and the noise level, their security isn’t that tight. Mamak has a lot of exit due to open air. You can see the thief storming, rushing inside to rob. But it is good that people can escape easily so the trick here is be nimble. To be honest, i’ve never been into that situation so i’m unsure if I can be as nimble as I said, i would be escaping with my laptop only.

The second thing is the time. It is at wee in the morning 0355-0405. People are sleeping during that time so there’s no reason for you to work on that time. (while I know the couple maybe just do some light surfing, can’t they do it at home? )

If you really need to work outside at night, I recommend areas that alive at night and areas that you think have more police, such as Bangsar.

I still remember the day, bunch of people, in suspicious way, staring at me and my MacBook Pro at mamak. Ever since then, I no longer working at Mamak stall unless just for 30 minutes.

The blame is on the thief but let us do our part, know the risk, and stay alert.

 



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September 7th, 2011 by Posted in Article, English |

Officekami Featured in Malaysia’s Innovation Agency

We were proud to tell you that last week we were featured in Malaysia’s Innovation Agency (Agensi Inovasi Malaysia) website. It’s a project by Malaysia government to spur the innovation throughout the nation. So we were being picked up by them since we’re promoting the emerging working concept in Malaysia, which is Mobile working. Our stories were featured and believed will innovate the nation. And this honor goes to all of those who involved in project Officekami, by submitting, by participating, and by tweeting our activities.

Now, the next level for government is to acknowledge mobile working / telecommuting by giving tax exemption to the companies who practice it and also, to the business/cafes/ who provide spaces for mobile workers.

Mobile office for the win!



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April 25th, 2011 by Posted in English, Event |

Officekami Mobile Web V2

I have a lot of work to do in April so without further ado and flowery words, here I would like to announce an Officekami Mobile Web V2. Prior to this, you might need to surf to m.officekami.com that has been created by @nazroll, use Nokia version from Ovi Store created by @lightyoruichi, or download the iPhone App by @sumardi .

Last friday I was tense with all my work ( i mean really jampacked this April ) and revisit Officekami to hack it (i mean add some enhancement), thus have purchased WP-Touch Pro to further enhance the use of this website.

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April 17th, 2011 by Posted in English |

Collaboration with Feedgeorge

We’re happy to announce that we’ve collaborated with Feedgeorge, a Malaysian-Based Geo-RSS Aggregator. If you’re an avid user of feedgeorge, this means you can check Officekami location in Feedgeorge maps mashup. So while checking for a location-based news, events, or jobs in Feedgeorge, you might as well check for nearest Officekami with your location. This is because their website is geo-aware and able to get your location.

Nifty indeed. Go to their website at http://feedgeorge.com or follow @feedgeorge on twitter.



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April 14th, 2011 by Posted in English |

Do & Dont’s in doing a meeting at mobileoffice

Often people ask me: How do you handle meetings if you don’t have an office? or, if you kept travelling. A pretty straightforward answer is- do the meetings at mobileoffice.

However, in doing a meeting at mobileoffice, we have to take few concern over about the places itself before our client, or potential client walks in.

So here are few do & dont

Do’s

  • Prepare everything of your related material before going to meet (portfolios, file, etc)
  • Ask if the meeting need computer, or other stuff (like projectors)
  • Make sure the place you’re agreed to meet have a decent internet connection
  • Also, meet the client at an are that have an alternative internet connection, or you can tether your internet to laptop via smartphone
  • Preferably, meet at place with plenty parking spaces, accessible to both parties (via LRT or so on)
  • If you’re a women/girl meeting a man, meet them at a mobileoffice that are not secluded

That’s about Do’s. Now let’s see what the Dont’s

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January 12th, 2011 by Posted in Article, English |

Built Bulletproof Backpack

Hi everyone. It’s like I’m on hiatus for not writing anything for 2 months. Actually, it was because Fasting month that I didn’t go to any Mobileoffice and then Eid (raya) month. So here goes the second backpack review. Today what I’m reviewed is Built Bulletproof Backpack thanks to AlimBag. It is called ‘bulletproof’ because the design looks like Kevlar Vest, the bulletproof vest being used by police, swats, and soldiers. [DISCLAIMER] BUT PLEASE DON’T TRY TO ACCEPT BULLETS USING THIS BAG AND I MEAN IT. so yeah continue to the review.

As usual, I’ll be comparing with my current bag, Targus Spruce. You may want to read the review of Targus Spruce EcoSmart Backpack here.

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October 20th, 2010 by Posted in English, Tools & Gadgets |

Tissue Tips

Hello mobilewarriors and visitors. Quite some time I didn’t write any articles. World’s been busy, and same as me.

So here goes article. A quick article I’ve wrote, Tissue Tips.

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If you realize, if you come to every cafes or even fast food chains, they will give tissues. Tissues being served for your convenience. Aside from wiping our mouth and hand, tissue can be most useful to one mobile warriors. Usually, the shops will give you at least 2-3 piece of 2 ply (helaian) tissues. From my observation, unused/extra tissues will be left untouched by customer and those unused tissues, usually, following the restaurant code of conduct ( I was a Shakey’s Pizza service crew before so I know ) will be thrown away.

I’m serious. It is same as leftovers. Untouched tissues will be thrown away. ( I didn’t know if there’s restaurant keeping it )

How to fix this?

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July 28th, 2010 by Posted in Article, Cost Effective, English |

We are proud to support #KLSpecial

Ahoy fellas. If you’re on twitter and following famous fellas on Social Media or foursquare junkie, best bet is that you heard this a day before KLSpecial

In a nutshell the idea is to get shops signed up as “owners” on foursquare and have them make specials available for the rest of us. We seek support of other 4squarers out there along with some of the bloggerati and twitterati of KL.  If you want to help just drop us your contact details and we will touch base with you on how you can get involved. – taken from their site.

Officekami is a proud supporter of this movement. Every location submitted and shall their owner want to promote it as one of #mobileoffice destination, it will be automatically listed in the Officekami Locations. So it will definitely help mobilewarriors in finding best locations + discounts, if they’re frequent visitors or mayor.

So dear mobilewarriors, if you have extra 10 minutes at your locations, or you’re feeling burnout from working, go to the respective contact person of that shop, and educate them. It is for their benefit afterall :) The resources to educate them on #KLspecials is here.

And if you’re asking benefit on your part, what you get is special itself. Imagine if you’re frequent visitor to The Bee, check in X5 will reward you a cappucino. Doesn’t that sounds nice? Or maybe some other locations give you X% discount. It is all that we want. And we need more and more shops to join.

Lastly, you can help to promote #KLSpecial by clicking the link below

To Tweet this video, click this:
To share the video, on Facebook:
To Digg the video, click this:
To Posterize this video on Posterous, click this:

Let’s make Malaysia a more happening place to be!



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July 21st, 2010 by Posted in Article, English, Event |

Officekami featured in Kosmo

Hi All, I guess by now you may figure out Wednesday is the day I gave review, App Showdown, rants, articles and many more. So for today, an achievement for this project is to get featured in one of mainstream papers in Malaysia

If you click the picture, it will lead you to the news excerpt online, in Malay language. For English readers, it is about

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June 30th, 2010 by Posted in Article, English |

App Showdown: Dropbox

Back to App Showdown. For this week, another must-have for mobile-warriors: Dropbox.

Dropbox in a nutshell is an online backup + file sharing + file syncing across multiple computers and devices.

Let me break it up for you.

Online Backup

First of all, Dropbox allows you to backup wirelessly of your folder. If you’re using free account, you got 2GB’s and up to 100GB available for paying customers. Every time you create, modify, and delete your files in designated dropbox folder, it will upload the file to the server. You can also restore deleted  and previous file version.

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June 16th, 2010 by Posted in Applications, English, Tools & Gadgets |