SixApart annouced their changes to the pricing and licensing of Movable Type after the big fiasco last month from their original announcement.
I pushed a button with me when I read unreasoned stuff like this article Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer
There’s 2 ways to look at the standards issue. The one the article sees, the other is through the eyes of innovation. Should we not try to find alternative fuel sources because gasoline is the standard? Should we all be stuck with vinyl records because they were the standard instead of the new CDs and MP3s?
IE supports a zillion features that Netscape didn’t (and may still not). Even if they do support them now it took them until just recently to catch up.
Recently I was really lucky to have my friend Keiko invite me to see 鼓童 (Kodo). I guess that might be loosely translated as Drum Children or Children of the Drum. They are a very famous wadaiko band (Japanese drums).
All I can tell you is if you have a chance to see them GO! They are totally awesome!
The Journal Standard is a chain of ultra expensive trendy clothing stores in Japan. There's actually quite a few of these kinds of chains. Beams, United Arrows, etc.
The Journal Standard in Shinjuku has reasonably priced cafe.
Ever since I added a little CSS to my site many of my pages no longer work correctly. Every 2 or 3 months I get the itch to try to fix them but I never seem to be able to find a solution that actually works leading me to conclude either (1) CSS just doesn’t really work for anything but really basic layouts or (2) I really don’t know CSS well enough. It’s probably more (2) but I tend to believe (1). (3) would be that my site layout sucks but lets skip that option for now.
So, here is a challenge for all your CSS advocates. Can you make my site work in CSS? Note: You don’t have to reproduce the entire site or even individual pages, you just need to send me some HTML + CSS that duplicates the basic design decisions of this site. (more…)
Well, it’s only been 6 months and right on schedule the new summer phones are starting to appear. My 2 megapixel model has been upgraded to 3.2 megapixels. Of course that will mean my 2 megapixel phone will be blown out this month for 1 yen. It’s still going to be another 1 or 2 models before I’ll have no desire for a small party digital camera but we’re getting there.
This has been out for over 2 years but with the release of Apple’s Airport Express I thought it was important to point out what Apple missed. (more…)
This has been all over the net for the last year or so but a few music companies have started this complelely stupid thing called CCCD
What are they? They are “Copy Controlled Compact Discs”. That means you can’t play them except on basic CD players. No computers, no DVD-players, no car navigation systems, no PDAs, no iPods, no MP3 players.
I saw this thing at Yodobashi Camera the other day. It’s a computerized paper cutter. You print something out with your regular printer, then you feed it through this thing and it will cut it into any shape. That’s pretty awesome. I probably wouldn’t use it more than a couple of times a year but dang, it would be cool when I did. 🙂
Looking over my Kappabashi page recently ended up leading me to this store’s webpage that sells sample foods made from plastic. The kinds Japanese stores put in their display case to show what they are selling.