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.
A look at a week in my job as a junior high school and elementary school ALT.
Pygments 0.9 adds lexers for Common Lisp along with a handful of other languages. I am an unabashed fan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday I watched the Google TechTalk on Scaling YouTube. It was a decent talk, and I jotted down some notes while listening to it. This article is my compiled notes, because the ideas were occasionally good, but probably did not deserve a 52 minute powerpoint demonstration (filled with jokes where the speaker intentionally pauses... but then quickly aborts the pause when the expected laughter fails to materialize from the abyss).
Software engineer, technical leader, sci-fi reader, and so on. Born in NC, living in SF, and glad to grab a coffee.