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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A Brief Winter Hike

April 5, 2008 A few weeks ago I ended up on a short abortive hike on the third tallest mountain in Japan. Here are a few documenting pictures.

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"Puddle City Racing Lights" by Windmill

July 12, 2007 Music is supposed to make us feel. Puddle City Racing Lights by Windmill will make you feel, unless you've forgotten how to. Even then it might create a fissure in your granite heart.

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On Education, Self-Responsibility and Manure

December 2, 2007 Its a rare month that I don't find some angry article about the problems of universities in America. If only they did X, or they implemented policy Y. I have a suspicion though, that the fault with American universities lies in a much broader social problem.

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Hot Water Is Broken

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

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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.

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Heading toward Atlanta

July 26, 2007 JET gets a bit more real as I head down to Atlanta tomorrow. This post scores a 0.85 on the 5 point "cohesiveness" scale. Yep, its that bad.

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Getting Cold in Kamioka

October 18, 2007 Its starting to get cold. I am wearing long underwear (thanks Mom!), and its the middle of October. The thought of the approaching winter leaves me in tears.

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