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?

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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。

Opinionated Programming Languages, The Huddled Masses, and Elitism

January 19, 2008 The Language For Smart People and Language For Masses dichotomy is one that leaves a queasy feeling in my stomach. Just because a distinction has become accepted by the community doesn't mean it is a valid one.

Filed under language-designschemejavacommunity

Lesson Plan: My Winter Vacation

January 17, 2008 A look at a recent lesson I created for one of my first year junior high school classes.

Filed under englishjetlesson-plan

New Style for Including Resources in Entries on LifeFlow

January 16, 2008 A brief description of a backwards incompatible change in LifeFlow, while also taking a quick look at how LifeFlow is implemented and where it is going.

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Adding Arbitrary Mods to LifeFlow

January 15, 2008 A look at the new mod system incorporated in LifeFlow to facilitate adding arbitrary non-standard code to your deployment.

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Changes from Living

January 14, 2008 I try to keep my philosophical musings pretty private. Statements of purpose and meaning have a scale of grandeur that as of yet I can't translate into a public setting. Still, a simple thought: living is changing.

Filed under thoughts

Introduction to Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan

January 11, 2008 An introduction to the lovely town I have been living in for some five months now. Lots of pictures to illustrate the points that words never can.

Filed under jetjapankamioka

Odors from Shoes Curious in OS X 10.4

January 10, 2008 I like *Shoes*, a GUI toolkit from Why The Lucky Stiff, a lot. Its a joy to use. Except when it goes haywire.

Filed under shoesruby

Driving on the Left Side

January 10, 2008 A few thoughts and pictures of my stylish Suzuki Wagon R that cheerfully (it has a flower sticker on the door to the gas tank) escorts me through the rural landscapes of Kamioka.

Filed under jetjapan