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Oh the shame, half a day in the sun (lovely BBQ at Maishima with friends and family) and I’m like the stereo-typical bright-red brit on holiday, except that I’m of ethnic Chinese origin…

Our situation after the earthquake

Dear Friends, Thank-you for your messages and thoughts. We’re safe and well in Osaka, so far. The earthquake was large but only affected the north/east of Japan. Actually the earthquakes (one large, one medium) did not directly cause many causalities but the resulting tsunamis did and have caused many deaths in coastal areas. The nuclear  Continue Reading »

Why I choose the Eee PC 1001PX over other netbooks

So a few weeks ago I tweeted asking for advice on a netbook that had a matte screen and decent battery life under Linux.  I wanted a cheap light writing machine.  I didn’t get much of a response but eventually I ended up with a second-hand (used) Eee PC 1001PX.  Why did I choose this  Continue Reading »

Air-conditioning at night, too hot too cold? Here’s an idea

It’s the start of the summer season here in Japan.  Toasty 36C days and 30-31C nights.  It’s a bit too hot to sleep without air-conditioning but for some reason when we set it to 28C it is too cold, and when we set it to 29C it is too hot. Jamie caught a cold maybe  Continue Reading »

New theme, new server, a few ideas

I’ve just moved server for this blog from Joyent to Linode. The shared accelerator server on Joyent was really quick at the start but has been slow of late.  I’ll be slowly moving my other sites over, but since it is a VPS, if it slows down it will be my own fault. So far  Continue Reading »

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