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To think he started racing virtual cars in a computer game... reality is definitely more impressive than fiction.
Wonderful images. I've heard good things about Adam's cooking/cook book. How often did you break out the speedlite, just curious.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2011 on On Assignment for Oglivy Australia at SkyBlueSky
Do they have the Porsche SuperCup series where you are? They just ran at the 'Ring. Awesome.
His story is real but what isn't said is that he did go to a performing arts school before he hit this particular stage, so it's not as if he walked off the street and did this performance.
still here
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on Roundup at AltJapan
Very glad that all came out healthy in the end. Please rest well and we look forward to meeting the new family member in the future.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2011 on Safely here at Kokochi
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I hate hate hate hate this too. A company in Japan (nice folks but...) has the license for Giz and Lifehacker in Japan. They got Nick to redirect Japanese IPs to the Japanese site even when we dont want to go to the Japanese site. Complain to Gawker Media I guess. I basically dont go to those sites anymore.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on What am I doing wrong? at tonari no shibafu
Hato's bar is about 1.5 years old, btw.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on Hatos Bar at tonari no shibafu
Just had the pulled pork sandwich at Hato's Bar today. Highly recommended. No one but me for lunch but dinner is busy and you need a reservation if going with a group.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on Hatos Bar at tonari no shibafu
Sarah, big fan of the book. Bought it on Kindle and am making my way through it. Great idea, and great stories = great book.
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I think the profitability problem for the XBOX platform is that MSFT has sunk so much money into it that recouping the investment will take many more years. But they're headed in the right direction. Sony's never been profitable in their VAIO PC line afaik. I know the PS2 was profitable for them but the PS3 was another project, like the XBOX, where the upfront investment was so large, that recouping the investment is contingent on either massive success quickly or slow success over a long time span.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on The future of Microsoft at A Whole Lotta Nothing
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Haven't listened to much Winwood since Traffic but loved what they did then. 80's Winwood was pretty painful iirc.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2010 on Like a fine wine... at tonari no shibafu
Congratulations! The slowdown this year is perfectly understandable considering the broader impacts on economies everywhere since 2008. However, it will also be important to try to determine whether the slowdown is specific to Metafilter or if it is a more general Internet advertising sector slowdown. Clearly the former would require some action whereas the latter is not something that 1 site can really control.
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Dave, would love your take on the Lumix LX-3 or the newest LX-5 if you've had a chance to use either. A bit more flexible (optical zoom) still fast glass and 720p HD.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2010 on Don't call it a Point and Shoot at SkyBlueSky
Mari-san, please double-check the links on this post. Many of them do not work.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2010 on Norwegian Wood at watashi to tokyo
One more vote for the B&W.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on Ghost Fish at SkyBlueSky
"these days I'm lucky if I sleep past 5:30" Once you have your baby, you'll be lucky if you sleep past 5:30 ...
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2010 on Weekend in Uchibo at A Fish Out of Water
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Thanks for this nice trip report. We're looking for some beaches to visit before the end of summer and we may go out this way (although the sand fleas don't sound fun.)
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2010 on Weekend in Uchibo at A Fish Out of Water
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Thank you for keeping us updated, even when the news is not what we all want to hear. Please do not hesitate to let us know what we can do to help if anything.
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"a terrible, terrible commercial steward of what remains an extremely innovative culture." Absolutely powerful and accurate. Look at all of the fawning over the iPhone 4's new FacePhone (video phone) technology. Japan AND Korea have had video phone technology since the dawn of 3G networks here in East Asia. They haven't been successful as features. It'll be interesting to see if it is a software thing (of which Apple is the best implementation) or a network thing (Apple's only works on WiFi which makes for a much faster connection than 3G.)
It's something of a cliche but I really do think that time away from your own country really does allow one to _see_ things that you otherwise would have taken for granted. The US is no different than anywhere else in that there's a lot of strange stuff going on. But that the credit card companies have so much control over the behavior of people such that no one uses cash anymore is crazy when there's no 'e-money' in the US (like Edy or Suica/Pasmo.) Lots of other stuff, like health care, food portion size, etc. etc. the list goes on and on, but the "cashless" society of the US is one of those things that really should be legislated properly. If the credit card companies didn't have so much power, there's no way they could replace cash, which is the most efficient payment mechanism.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2010 on Debit Cards at tonari no shibafu
Replace "game" development with "software" development and you have the same issues writ much larger.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on Game Face at AltJapan
So damn awesome!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2010 on Happy Rally Friday at Unabashed Gearhead Gnarlyness
Gotcha! Thank you for sharing that. I'm just starting to experiment with off-camera flash (Nikon CLS in my case) and while the learning curve is steep, I'm looking forward to the results.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2010 on Just another day in the office at SkyBlueSky
David, love your images. It doesnt look like you use much in the way of external lighting or strobes. Are you mainly available light? Can I ask what your main setup (camera, most often used lenses) looks like?
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on Just another day in the office at SkyBlueSky