Chicken porridge “bubur ayam”

As being an engineer is sometimes about “trial and error”, right now I’d like to do *trial and error* in cooking. Working here in France made me missed Indonesian’s food a lot. Luckily, here we have a few Asian stores selling ingredients quite *similar* with ours back home eventhough sometimes we used to improvise a bit due to material incompatibility 😉

This time, I made a chicken porridge so called “bubur ayam” in Indonesian. We usually eat this food sometimes for our breakfast. Yeah, europeans quite have a surprise knowing that we’ve ate this big-portion-kind-of-food already in the morning. Here I note the recipe how I made by using ingredients which are available in France.

  1. Boil water, put 1 cube of Knorr chicken and 1/4 chicken wings or breast into the boiling water.
  2. Take the chicken out of the water and shred it into little pieces.
  3. Take out a glass of leftover water boiled with chicken aside. We will use this chicken broth to make the flavouring soup.
  4. To make a porridge: put 120g of rice into the boiled water leftover from the chicken. Normally, the water should be 3 times more than the amount of rice. If you like it more thick or liquid type of porridge, you can adjust by adding some more water. Don’t forger to stirr it frequently.
  5. Boil an egg in a cold-salt-water for around 20 minutes. Peel the skin and slice it thin.
  6. Put into blender to make smooth spices: 2 stick of lemongrass, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tea spoon of turmeric (powder), 1 tea spoon of coriandre (powder), some red spices.
  7. To make a flavouring soup: heat 2 spoon of oil in a frying pan and put the smooth spices created in step 5. Stirr it up until it smells good. Put some chicken broth and mix it well.

Now we’ve got all to make a bowl of chicken porridge. Get a bowl and put the porridge with chicken, eggs, slices of scallion, krupuk. According to your taste, put some maggie soya souce, sweet soya sauce/kecap manis ABC.

bubur ayam

Bubur Ayam

All of those ingredients can be bought in Carrefour and asian stores. Well, here it is my chicken porridge! Bon appetite. 🙂

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How to install Android Debug Bridge(ADB) ?

This tool, ADB, is really useful if you work with Android devices. We can easily emulate data, including files and software into our Android devices. Here is a bit of resume to help you guys preventing from running around back and forth in google 🙂

  1. Have a JDK installed. Don’t forget to configure the variable of environment variable JAVA_HOME.
  2. Install Android SDK manager from here.
  3. Now you’re ready to install ADB from Android SDK manager. Verify that you’re not sitting behind proxy. If not, configure the proxy setting in Android SDK manager > Tools > Option. Tick the choice of: Force https://….
  4. Install SDK platform through Android SDK manager. If succeded, you can normally try using adb command in command-prompt inside the folder of C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools.
  5. Playing around with ADB commands. Get a list of devices attached to your computer :

    adb devices

    Remount your devices. You need to install the device driver so that this remount succeded :

    adb remount

    Try to get inside the deivce:

    adb shell

    Normally, you could see either # or $ sign. $ means that you’re not in the root. You can try using the command below to be root.

    su

    If it doesn’t work, it means that you change your firmware kernel version.

Good luck trying!

Learn to be a good tester

I used to be a programmer all the way back in my bachelor and master studies, where I’ve never had learned anything neither about software testing nor about being a tester. Then, I’ve got chance to be a software tester in a project of Qualification during my first mission in my first professional experiences after graduated. I’ve been working on it already for around 4 months and it’s quite interesting. There are some facts I’d like to share after my finding out process :

  1. It’s true that being a tester with a mindset programmer is not so a-good-idea. Because while you do the test, you tend to think in perspectives of developpers and it keeps you off from realizing a software perfection. I tend to become weaker to define something as a defect 😀
  2. Without testers, it’s impossible to deliver a bug-free software. Being a tester is about imagining all possibly use cases could arrived in the hands of users, verify software’s behaviour across different platforms, mobile terminals, SIM cards and all other things included in the ecosystems. Also taking into account that it mets the requirements defined in documents specifications.
  3. Finding the source of fault of bugs is quite challenging for a tester. Working in software qualification in a wide ecosystems trained me to analyse things more deeply, identify faults and its source, also proposing solutions.

Those what made testers are irreplacable though and somewhat benefits also ;).