Should I Concern on Personal Branding More?

Should I Concern on Personal Branding More?

Since I jump into photography in late of 2013, I watch many famous photographers YouTube channel and I found interesting things they do to their branding, I’ll give one of the examples,¬†Matt Granger with “ThatNikonGuy” branding. If you watch his channel quite a while, then you’ll find¬†this video that declares the branding is dead.

The question is, why would he do that? Even after the branding established and used anywhere including his community (forum) domain. I wonder why he is willing to take the risk to lose his audience by changing the brand? Well, I may experience his consideration today since I’m trying to do a kind of similar thing last year.

I bought few internet domains and focus on different content to serve difference audience. But what happens is that, if I’m the only one who maintains all of this domains, actually I couldn’t focus on any one of it. And I give more confusion to my audience about why suddenly I stop posting about my photography stuff because I posted on another channel for my photography audience.

At first, I thought it’s better to split my audience, i.e. those who are following my blog since 2008, they might know this blog as IT related stuff. But for those who know me since I’m doing photography as my hobby, and those who met me in photography session and discover my websites, they may expect my post related to photography stuff. I thought maybe it would be genius to split my audience to give them the convenience to follow my articles, and I was wrong …

It’s so difficult to maintain what I consider as a “corporate branding” (even though not a corporate yet :-)). I feel that I couldn’t manage all of those brands, and it’s better to focus on personal branding first. I think this is what Matt Granger is doing, instead of keeping his old brand as “ThatNikonGuy”, he is using his personal brand as “Matt Granger” because when the brand succeeds, that is his name. The name sticks to the person and the brand.

As part of 10th Years Anniversary of this blog, I would suspend my other branding and focus back on my personal branding. I would suspend my “Journey Performed” and “Candid of Strangers” project so I can focus on this blog or channel and to concentrate back my audience into one channel. If you’re my follower on that channel, I would slowly move all of those content to one of the section in this blog.

Wish me luck this year and hopefully, I can share more of my experience in the future through this channel.

Synchronize Windows Mobile 6.5 and Linux Box

Synchronize Windows Mobile 6.5 and Linux Box

If you are confuse with many tutorial about how to connect your Windows Mobile 6.5 (WM65) device to your Linux box, then we have a same problem. I’m struggling to solved this problem for three days with googling and testing. And luckily now it works!

My Configuration

Samsung Omnia Pro (GT-B7320), Windows Mobile 6.5, and Fedora 12.


  1. Please backup your contacts to free sync service such as Google Sync (highly recommended). After you do the backup, please remove ActiveSync partnership with this service.
  2. Make sure you have installed this packages (or equivalent for your Linux distros): synce-kpm, multisync-gui, sync-hal, synce-sync-engine, libopensync-plugin-evolution2, libopensync-plugin-synce-wm5 (not libopensync-plugin-synce because it’s for older devices) and all dependencies.
  3. If you are using firewall, make sure you allow connection from (RNDIS interface default). In iptables, we can do this with: iptables -A INPUT -s -j ACCEPT. Wrong firewall configuration may block sync-engine and became a problem for synce-kpm.

synce-kpm (Files and Software)

  1. Connect the device using proper data cable.
  2. Run synce-kpm! At first run, you will be asked about making device’s partnership. Just create a partnership with any name you like, select available field you’d like to synchronize and you’re done!
  3. Make sure your devices detected and you have no problem with synce-kpm.

Evolution Sync (Contacts, Tasks and Calendar)

  1. Run multisync-gui and create a group with two member.
  2. First member using evo2-sync plugin and the second member using synce-opensync-plugin (and magically without to change any configuration).
  3. After all done, just click Refresh and your device will synchronized with Evolution. Patch

I have a problem with synchronizing from my device. I could changed the data (Contacts or Tasks) in my Evolution and synchronized well to my device, but didn’t work in reverse!

The problem is caused by a bug in just apply this patch if you have a same problem:

--- 2010-05-06 11:39:27.990099056 +0800 +++ 2010-05-06 11:39:27.968098490 +0800 @@ -163,7 +163,11 @@ class OSyncChange(object): thisown = _swig_property(lambda x: x.this.own(), lambda x, v: x.this.own(v), doc='The membership flag') __repr__ = _swig_repr def __init__(self, obj = None): - this = _opensync.new_OSyncChange(obj) + # this = _opensync.new_OSyncChange(obj) + if obj: + this = _opensync.new_OSyncChange(obj) + else: + this = _opensync.new_OSyncChange() try: self.this.append(this) except: self.this = this __swig_destroy__ = _opensync.delete_OSyncChange

Happy synchronizing!