I find myself feeling unexpectedly shocked and saddened this morning by the news of Steve Jobs’ passing. I don’t know if it’s the (perhaps misplaced) underdog quality I associate with him, his role as one of this generation’s most successful visionaries, or simply his very key role in in changing so dramatically for the better [...]
Good article summarizing why The Economist is the best of the English-language news weeklies. I’ve been a subscriber for a couple of years now and know of no other “newspaper” (as they refer to themselves) that offers the same breadth and depth of bias-free, well-researched and beautifully articulated reporting. Very few ads, and virtually nothing related [...]
I realized that one of the reasons why I had become so loathe to blog anything was my dissatisfaction with Movable Type. Over the weekend I migrated over to WordPress in an extremely painless process facilitated by my ISP Intermedia, and while I was at it also installed a photo gallery program so I don’t [...]
Sorry for the long hiatus. Little time for blogging lately, I’m afraid. We leave for the US tomorrow, taking Mia overseas for the first time (at 8 months!) to introduce her to friends and fambly. We’ll also squeeze in a Texas Wedding while we’re there, which if nothing else will give all those far-flung relatives [...]
Finally finished work on this corporate site. ColdFusion and IIS with a SQL Server back-end, and SEO’d using a combination of dynamic pages and descriptive URLs. Includes a fully bi-lingual, custom-built CMS, style-sheet switcher (for accessibility), tracking redirects and other goodies.
…with Jon Stewart is fantastic!! I had no idea I was missing such good television. (And to think that all this time I’ve been suffering through CNN and correspondents like that Quest wanker.) What great news that I can see The Daily Show on the Internet now. Check out Tokin’ Effort for a great laugh!
…is that now JPGs can infect and destroy your computer. It was just a matter of time, I suppose. First there were the server exploits, then macro viruses, then remote execution via HTML email, then “malicious” web pages, and now… naughty images. What are Microsoft systems going to be vulnerable to next, loud noises? (”I [...]
This open letter to Republicans sums up very nicely my feelings toward the current administration in Washington. By which I mean just that: nicely. My letter would more likely resemble a screed, but I think Timothy’s format works very well…
…is closing in fast on us here in Kumamoto (in Kyushu, Southern Japan). I’m stranded here now that all flights have been cancelled, and have joined the rest of the familily to await the storm, which appears to moving right for us. Outside the trees are being whipped into pennants, and before long they’ll be [...]
Okay, gotta blog this as it came so highly recommended….
Congratulations on finding my personal blog. It's been around in various incarnations since 1997, which is before blogs were called "blogs." See if you can top that.
My name is michael, and denbushi (電武士) is the now-dorky-seeming online name I made up back when I thought (ever so presciently) that some kind of unique nickname for the interwebs might be handy. Just for the record, it IS unique (even today!) except for this jujitsu variant/dojo in Puerto Rico which co-opted it without even asking me. If I had to cage-fight them for exclusive use of "denbushi" chances are good they'd win. But I'd still do it.
These days I live in Tokyo and mostly use my real name. A few years ago I founded a design and marketing agency called netwise. We do web and internet stuff. We're pretty good at it.