Category: Technology

Facebook Comments Disliked

As if I need to say anything else bad about Facebook…well, maybe I am about to. I simply cannot understand this. Years later, after my personal fallout with Facebook, I am still astounded that when someone posts a status update (if that’s even what it’s called nowadays), they do not have an option to disable …

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One More Employee

With my post on why it’s not good when we wait in a line, it should be obvious for the need for more workers. Yet, we seem to live in a society that devalues a human employee because of costs. It’s one thing to replace all cashiers with automatic registers. It’s another thing to have …

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Credit Cards in Japan

I could probably do a post about how Japan is in some ways not as technologically advanced as many people think. In some ways it is, but if the lack of credit card usage has to do with being technologically advanced or not, then Japan is lacking. If you’re coming to Japan as a tourist, …

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Working at a Japanese Arcade

I recently came across a video of somebody playing jubeat, and in the middle of playing, the employees shut off all the power to all of the games in the game center (or arcade, as we say in the US). While it would not be fun to be the guy in the middle of playing …

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Setsuden

As far as I am concerned, the word “setsuden” is to be associated with negative feelings that one might have towards other words like “kechi”. I can’t say the idea behind setsuden is stinginess necessarily, but it certainly isn’t well-founded. And also, I am not necessarily talking about the idea behind setsuden. Basically, there is …

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Dying Technologies?

-A big thanks to the author of the article for leaving a comment on my post. Please read his thoughts below-he also adds some clarification on a few of his points. There was a really interesting article on laptopmag.com, featured on Yahoo! today. It was 15 current technologies that practically won’t exist or be widely …

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Nishinotoin Gate

I had a really good day today, and while I will talk about the rest of the day, I’d like to first mention about the highlight of my day. So there’s this ticket gate at JR Kyoto station that is quite unique. Most ticket gates (exits of stations) lead to streets, and occasionally underground areas. …

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