Correcting papers to give back to the translation students tomorrow.
Translation turned in. Time to head home and give the daughter a bath.
Translating for Japanese Book News vol. 60
This is amusing. http://tr.im/k4IK
Of all the idiotic things to complain about: http://tr.im/k4il
Ready for bed. Sakura had me up at 5:30 this morning and I was dumb enough not to nap when she did.
Durf.org post: “A child custody story to watch?” http://bit.ly/Q1ZMw
A child custody story to watch? →
Heading home early; my wife is sick and needs help with the toddler.
Coffee in Ginza.
Lunchtime! I am going to buy some coffee beans.
“Swine Flu is God’s way of punishing the Internet for refusing to shut the hell up about bacon already.” http://tr.im/jSrx
Cool software, linked from a friend who recently lost a computer to thieves: http://is.gd/v0OC (via @jedschmidt)
“Heraclitus would have had a f***ing Twitter feed.” http://tr.im/jSmQ
Look at this fucking hipster: http://tr.im/jNcv
Sex with presidents! (link is SFW; it contains a link that isn’t) http://tr.im/jN2u
Wrapping up a short translation, hoping to get to bed soon. It was a long day at the zoo.
So I appear to have been elected one of JAT’s directors. DOH http://jat.org/
Finished ripping my Monty Python’s Flying Circus DVDs. Now to convert to iPod format.
Sumatra Curry for lunch!
Why on earth do I have to give @atebits a phone number in order to buy a @tweetie license?
Beer Cafe Gambrinus →
A no-smoking “beer cafe” just south of Kokubunji Station on the Chuo Line. Something to look into next time I overshoot my station?
How it may have gone down
One idea for the 帰国支援金 discussions in Nagatacho/Kasumigaseki that may have led to all this: 1. Hmm, the economy is shit and Toyota is firing all its cheap labor. We’ve got a bunch of Brazilian citizens sitting around with no jobs. 2. If they have no work in Japan, they’ll probably want to go back to their country of birth. 3. But they don’t have the money to do that! Is...
Huge news in J. Entertainment! Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, SMAP was arrested by indecent exposure http://tinyurl.com/ch8bkv *Tw* (via @akky)
RT @darthvader “Just be glad I don’t celebrate Earth Day the way I celebrated Alderaan Day.”
I find this inordinately amusing (video; Japanese skills required)
I find this inordinately amusing (video; Japanese skills required) Now with added URL! http://tinyurl.com/d3vr3m
Wrapping up a karate-related translation. Would help if I had ever studied it. O_o
It’s a bit confusing to celebrate Earth Day with a president who isn’t trying to destroy Earth. http://bit.ly/cmPsV (via @someecards)
Battle of the evil empires! Microsoft exec vs. GOP congressman: http://tr.im/jp4d
Willcom to roll out XGP wireless broadband: 20Mbps up/down. Aiming for 10/09 full launch. http://tr.im/joO1
Amazing look at the Microsoft usability that $17,000 gets you: http://tr.im/joqJ
http://kotobank.jp/ looks amazing. Thanks to @zokkon for mentioning this.
Online database of more than 40 dictionaries. 430,000 terms incl. many from recent news coverage. Excellent resource.
Iraq private contractor named “Wolfpack” (ooh, classy) treats employees like shit (classy again): http://tr.im/jnNb
Kind of thinking about grabbing a Dell Mini 9/Ubuntu/32GB SSD
Would actually prefer the Win version (need to use MS for work every so often) but it can’t be bumped to 2GB/32GB at dell.jp AFAICT.
Japan marks ¥725.3bn trade deficit on FY2008 falls in both imports, exports; first deficit since 1980. http://bit.ly/17qNzo
So episteme.arstechnica.com is pretty much dead now, right? Or just pinin’ for the fjords?
A joke for Wednesday
I got this great new voice-controlled car stereo. The way it works is that you speak some words aloud, and it plays the music to match. The other day I was driving along and I called out “soul,” and it started playing some James Brown. Later I called out “rock” and on came the Boston. Good times! A little after that, I was driving through my neighborhood and these...
Home! That was some serious rain.
Leaving for home now. ほんじゃ
It’s quiet up there … too quiet … http://tr.im/jiKa
I’m glad we can at last combine the civil-rights issue of same-sex marriage rights with hot chicks in bikinis. http://tr.im/jirD
Tweetie annoyance: Why is cmd-shift-R used to load latest tweets instead of plain old cmd-R?
Trying to figure out why “O hai we released a Mr. T comic book” is news to send to my Tokyo publishing house: http://www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/
Devi “NK launch was satellite” Sukarno vs. right-wingers: flings flower pots, damages sound truck. http://bit.ly/1K0tZ (via @japanecho)
Why do I have to spam five people as part of the Twibes.com sign-in process? Um, maybe not.
So if I include http://www.twibes.com/group/Tokyo in a tweet do I become part of the Twibe? Yeesh, what an annoying word THAT is