Recently I’ve realized that even keeping the iMac at it’s dimmest setting is still too bright. The solution I stumbled onto has proven to be very elegant — Shades, a freeware application from Charcoal in the UK.
In the process of resurrecting this blog I upgraded Wordpress, all of a sudden I no longer had the ability to post in Japanese. All the Japanese I typed in the WP admin interface for new posts would turn into a series of question marks upon saving.
Hadn’t been to Kanda-Jimbocho in quite some time, perhaps 9 or so months, but went there the other week to look for a book for an overseas customer. I ran into this rather startling site — the Jimbocho Theater, which is owned by the publishing house Shogakukan
Yesterday at Book Off I somewhat fortuitously — for I hadn’t even noticed the “foreign books” shelves until I was in the checkout line — picked up for 100 yen an old (2 years ago) edition of The New Yorker — the “Winter Fiction” edition.
I recently started to process my own film. I’m tempted to add “again” to the end of that sentence, but in reality I’ve done little processing in my life, just a few rolls in school, and a couple of rolls a few years ago in an ultimately aborted attempt to start processing.
Kiyoshi has been my private English student for almost 3 years now. He has been playing the accordion for about 14 years, having settled on the instrument after unsatisfying tries at the guitar, piano, and violin. Twice a week he teaches […]