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Hot Water Is Broken

January 27, 2008 My hot water is broken, and its damn cold here.

Filed under japan

5. A Chartered Bus to Downtown Tokyo

January 25, 2008 The fifth segment in what will either become a novel or slowly evaporate into the mists of unfinished dreams.

Standard Workflow for Publishing With LifeFlow

January 24, 2008 A simple combination overview and Frequently Asked Questions about how to use LifeFlow to publish your blog entries.

Replacing the Karma Social Model with Whuffie

January 22, 2008 Recently I ran into the concept of Whuffie and immediately fell for its charm as a potential solution to many of the flaws of current karma implementations in web applications.

Filed under thoughts

Catching Lessons From Spam

January 22, 2008 Looking at some pieces of spam that were inadvertently caught by my old comment implementation.

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Translating Entries into Other Languages with LifeFlow

January 22, 2008 A quick look at the mechanism for providing translations of entries into other languages using LifeFlow.

Filed under lifeflowtranslations

A Historical Perspective on the JET Program in 2008

January 22, 2008 The JET Program is approximately as old as I am, but I imagine I'll continue to age long after it closes its doors. Why? Because of the competing visions about what the JET Program should be.

Filed under jet

On The Causes and Cures of Malware

January 22, 2008 Thoughts on the John Gruber's suggested 40-40-20 split between Windows, Linux and OS X on the propagation of malware.

Filed under os-xmicrosoft

Failures of Proactive Communication & Other Generic Complaints

January 21, 2008 JET is one of the most singularly frustrating experiences of my life. This, of course, makes me want to endure it in a sense of proving oneself in the face of adversity. But when does inconveniencing others become less important than saving yourself?

Filed under jet


January 20, 2008 今年は新しい年だって、どんな年になるかなという質問は大事だろう。去年はどうだったということも大切だ。そのことについてちょっと考えよう。


January 19, 2008 日本で五ヶ月住んでて、色々な事が違った。今日は生きることを考えてる。