Using Our Own Software

February 4, 2008 Do you have software that you wrote that you use on a daily basis? A few programs, or none at all? Why or why not?

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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.

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Another Slight Mistake...

December 28, 2007 Got caught by a bit of an error which lead to my markdown superset not being coherently rendered, but its all fixed now. Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!

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Leaving Tokyo, Arriving in Kamioka

August 20, 2007 The transition from Tokyo to Kamioka is a great one. Tens of millions to thousands. Thousands of English speakers to one. Dreams to reality.

Filed under jetjapan

Taming AuditTrail Proliferation

October 16, 2008 After integrating AuditTrail into an application I'm working on, I've been really pleased with its functionality, but needed a way to reduce the number of revisions to be a bit more manageable. This entry takes a quick look at a simple way to do prune AuditTrail revision histories without removing too many AuditTrails.

Filed under django

Customizing LifeFlow Quickly with Skins

January 8, 2008 An introduction to skinning LifeFlow without causing any harm to the SVN checkout. The current skin on this website is about 30 lines of CSS, and a third of those are closing parentheses, so its not that hard to transform it from its default minimalism into something much more appealing.

Filed under lifeflowskinning

Midnight Philosophy in The Garden of Good and Evil

February 12, 2008 Whatever one might be tempted to label it as, its just a disjoint collection of sentence scribed by someone who ought to be in bed.

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A Few Quick Updates to Site

October 12, 2007 I have made a few technical updates to the website. The consequences should be more stability and a better visual appearance for Internet Explorer users.

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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.

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Hiking Tengaisan

October 21, 2007 Some pictures from a recent hike in nearby Yamanomura, part of the Kamioka section of Hida city. Also some pondering about the consequences of modernity on Japan and America.

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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.

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