Off to Shinbashi!
Translation rates for the Ebay service: ¥700/100 chars, ¥1,200/200 chars. Not MT, but at those prices, not top talent. http://tr.im/i1Lj
Kindle will never supplant real books with vibrant publishing activities like these on the march! http://tr.im/i1GJ
Finishing up this edit of an essay on Dazai Osamu; about to head out to Shinbashi for the evening.
Japan’s first “bus guide” dies at age 98: worked on buses in Beppu, 1928-33. http://tr.im/i1Gh
Today’s your last day to smoke in Tokyo-area JR stations! Can’t say I’ll miss the addicts while I wait for my train. http://tr.im/i1zj
eBay.co.jp giving it another shot: this time helping J. users sell their stuff overseas http://tr.im/i1yV
Glad to see some of these pieces still available online: http://ping.fm/cRjsN
Out West, Catching Raindrops Can Make You an... →
Wall Street Journal piece on laws in the US West against collecting rainwater. First time I’ve heard of it.
Brilliance BS4 ADAC Crash Test Result: 0 Stars →
A chinaSMACK piece on the Chinese Brilliance sedan and its abysmal results in crash testing. Developing-world cars: cheap for a reason?
Lunch! Yesterday was ramen; today … something-don?
Just added myself to the http://wefollow.com twitter directory under: #translator #editor #tokyo
Ray Downs, 1932–2009 →
The Grey Man (H.G. Wells) →
This material was cut from “The Time Machine” because its depiction of the future of humanity was too bleak, evidently. First time I’ve seen it.
RIP Ray Downs, #ASIJ headmaster: http://tinyurl.com/dbgeeq
Blog on Asian security, win a prize →
Do you have a blog? Interested in Asian security issues? Make it pay: http://ping.fm/pWy6P
In-house translation job at Mitsubishi Motors: http://www.swet.jp/index.php/forums/viewthread/182/
Mitsubishi Motors in-house position
A forwarded post (originally on the SWET forum) on a job available beginning this summer with Mitsubishi Motors. Dear all: I have information about a position starting in June. The job: Translation/rewriting of PR materials Press releases, statements and press kits C-suite speeches and correspondence Quarterly closing statements Annual report Full-time (roughly 9 to 6, M-F) with...
RT @kenfisher: Adjusted for inflation, the top grossing movies list is rather revealing … http://bit.ly/hpYPl
Sleep time! Tomorrow will be filled with editing, editing, and more editing.
Shower, followed by sleep, with a 70% chance of intermittent Kirin.
In which my daughter is attacked by a lioness: http://www.flickr.com/photos/durf/3390556513/
Citi seeks Nikko Cordial bids →
Financial Times piece on Citi’s sale of Nikko Cordial. Bought for $13 bn, “could be worth between $5bn and $9bn.”
Trying out Safari140 (Twitter extension for Safari) http://tr.im/hYNp
Word going around that former #ASIJ headmaster Ray Downs has passed away. RIP
Some of the choices for this are odd, but it’s fun to browse around: http://cliptank.com/PeopleofInfluencePainting.htm
I would be a lot more interested in Hootsuite if my intro to it hadn’t been “here’s an extra frame to make go away when you view my link.”
Back in the office. Monday blearghh. Beautiful weather though; a lunchtime walk is in the cards.
Happy Sunday night. A quick bit of translation and then an early crash for me!
Morning. Happy Saturday to us all.
Shit, earthquake just as I tweeted that last thing
Meh, that was a minor quake indeed. http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/quake/28012900391.html
RIP Shane McConkey. Skiing off a cliff; not unexpected. Learned it from @Ski_Net
Waiting for my train home. Cold night in Tokyo.
Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe -... →
The sun wants us dead! Interesting look at a possible solar disaster.
Great ideas for Twitter avatars? http://tinyurl.com/cpz3lv
Mailplane looks like an interesting tool for heavy Gmail users on OSX. @mailplane | http://mailplaneapp.com/ | HT @papadimitriou
North Korean beer: great taste, low proliferation... →
Article on Taedonggang Beer, the finest brew to come out of North Korea.
FT.com / Asia-Pacific - N Korea missile on launch... →
Taepodong-2 is on the pad and ready to go! Getting ready to duck here …
Sad news: the “come out of hyperspace into asteroids instead of Alderaan system” bit is missing from my DVD rip/transcode. Grr.
RT @ami_harikoshi @yhassy This is a cool implementation of Jim Breen’s glossaries: http://www.nihongodict.com/
Watching Star Wars on the iPod as I head downtown.
Installing a bunch of updates that require a reboot. This is my clue to shut down and leave for the office. Nissan editing today!
Morning. Getting ready for the commute.