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A Bad, Bad Week

It’s just been a horrible week for me, hence the lack of updates here in the log. Work wasn’t great (some classes that I would just rather forget as soon as possible), and an update to my iMac sort of screwed up things to a point where I had to re-install everything. Beware of the Mac OS X 10.2.2 update! It slowed down my Mac, prevented me from typing in Japanese (or using the character palette), and removed my ability to do copy and pastes across the system (couldn’t even drag anything, like putting songs in a playlist in iTunes)! The good thing to come out of this is that I was forced to finally do a backup of all my stuff in order to completely delete my drive before re-installing OS X 10.2 (an install on top of 10.2.2 did not fix the problem), and it’s about time. I put everything on a DVD, and it’s good to know that all my pics are finally somewhere secure (can you believe that it was the first time I backed them all up – talk about living dangerously for way too long). Everything is back to normal now, which is a relief. I’ve gone through every upgrade of OS X from 10.0 on up (probably around 10-20 updates), and this is the first time that an upgrade does something bad to my system, so I guess I shouldn’t get too upset yet.

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TB.33

The new TB log is up. Describes the laptopper show I attended last night, which was headlined by Momus.

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TB.32

TB.32 is up. Pictures of my outing in Shibuya tonight. I went to a place called Soma, which is a nice place to relax at night. The people I was meeting were later going to the Organ Bar for the Yasuharu Konishi’s monthly event there with Tatsuo Sunaga, but being low on cash these days, I had to call it a night early.

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Japanese Guard Dog

From Japan Today:

Meet Banryu, the new “guard-dragon” developed by tmsuk Co and Sanyo Electic. The home robot, which was unveiled Wednesday, can move at up to 15 meters a minute and has sight and odor sensors for detecting smoke. It is being touted for home security and will go on sale next year.

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Comments for TB

You are now able to leave comments after every entry of my TOKYO BOY log at the OPi8 site, just like you can do here, so feel free to let me know what you think of the TB logs after you visit them.

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TB.31

TB.31 is now up. A few pics taken at night in my neighborhood.

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Mao Zedong

I switched desktops today.

Update (16/08/13): The image that was originally in this post is unfortunately not available anymore. I seem to remember it was some sort of propaganda poster from the Cultural Revolution.

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geisha.3

As promised last month, I’ve readied a new issue of my GEISHA ezine. It’s now posted, and you can access it by clicking on the “ge3” icon near the bottom of this page. Hope you enjoy it. I’ll have another issue out next month.

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Japanese Mac Mods

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The Japanese love to modify their Macs.

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TB.30

It’s Friday, so of course time for a new TOKYO BOY to get posted. Includes a pic taken at the TIFF today of the Q&A that followed the screening.