Shoes is a GUI toolkit worth a look. Simple design, brief code, and Ruby make for a pleasant experience. As long as you can overlook the minimal documentation and unpredictability that comes with young projects.
When you apply to the JET program you have a lot of expectations. Then you talk to a couple of people who participated in the JET program before, and you get a new set of different expectations. A true JET veteran would tell you that Every Situation Is Different and to stop predicting because you're never going to know.
Answers to a bunch of questions about JET that I get asked frequently. If there are any questions that I didn't answer throw me an email and I'll do my best to answer them.
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.
My life is finally settling down, so you can look forward to Irrational Exuberance no longer being a ghost ship. It will be, at minimum, a skeleton crew instead. By the way, I apologize for any crappy Halloween humor, I have been teaching elementary kids in Japan about Halloween for a week, and it looks like I have three more weeks to go.
Much like an awkward date, sometimes you find yourself talking a lot about a topic that no one actually cares about. If you live long enough, that conversation's topics may be cornflakes.
The transition from Tokyo to Kamioka is a great one. Tens of millions to thousands. Thousands of English speakers to one. Dreams to reality.
From one hotel to another, my trip to Japan begins. The morning begins in Atlanta and the night finds us in Tokyo. By boarding the international flight I formally accept my contract, so my year as a JET as begun.
A thrilling retelling of the day when the JET program finally got a bit more real. Beginning with my drive down to Atlanta, and ending with a fluffy pillow.
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