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Hiking Tengaisan

10/21/2007

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.

A Week In The Job

04/13/2008

A look at a week in my job as a junior high school and elementary school ALT.

Accolades for Pygments 0.9

01/03/2008

Pygments 0.9 adds lexers for Common Lisp along with a handful of other languages. I am an unabashed fan.

かかった年と新しい年の取り返し

01/19/2008

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。

Getting Cold in Kamioka

10/18/2007

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.

On Education, Self-Responsibility and Manure

12/02/2007

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.

JET Pre-Departure Orientation

07/29/2007

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.

A Few Quick Updates to Site

10/12/2007

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.

Changes from Living

01/13/2008

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.

YouTube Scalability

07/08/2007

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).

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