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Leon in “Hell On Wheels” this Saturday

August 7th, 2013 No comments

My brother Leon has a role in the third season of Hell On Wheels, a western-genre TV series premiering this Saturday, August 10th at 9:00 PM on AMC.

For those of us without US cable TV service, the show can be purchased on iTunes:

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

Scene of cavalry fording river from Hell On Wheels Season 3 promotional video.

Scene of cavalry fording river from Hell On Wheels Season 3 promotional video.

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The Bus Driver is Cool

October 3rd, 2012 No comments
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15th Anniversary of Bad Design & Construction Catastrophe in Kobe

January 17th, 2010 1 comment

1995-01-17 05:46+09, fifteen years ago this morning, a major earthquake hit Kobe and a very large number of impressive structures designed and built by, serious, credentialed adults collapsed, killing over 6,000 people in a land obsessed with disaster preparedness. My friends who were there survived, the city has recovered well, but the impact it had on the local economy and Japan at large is still being felt today. As the old saying goes, earthquakes don’t kill people, buildings do.

We were living in Menlo Park, California at the time, and I had just welcomed my first official partner, a former Apple Japan employee, to my consultancy, something I should have done six years earlier when Third Culture Enterprises began. The earthquake severely damaged his father’s business and he had to return to Japan immediately, ending our partnership. A year later we moved away from Silicon Valley to a suburb of Sacramento and within a year of that my primary Japanese consulting contract was canceled. Just as the worldwide web began to boom, my career went into a tailspin.

For a spoiled first-world 白人 with all the advantages of a good education, family and health, any blame for career setbacks rests with me. Today, considering the negative impact an earthquake on the other side of the globe had on my life, the trauma of those whose lives are at the epicenter of these catastrophes is unimaginable.

Architecture matters.

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Map of Science

November 1st, 2009 No comments
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Publishers Like Time Inc.

October 3rd, 2009 No comments
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iPhone 3GS camera

June 24th, 2009 No comments
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Leningrad then and St. Petersburg now

June 15th, 2009 No comments
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Mt. Madarao

January 1st, 2009 No comments
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Chris’s Brain

October 26th, 2006 No comments

My friend and colleage Chris Gulker was just diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Chris is a veteran of the digital media industry and has been an invaluable friend and mentor to me since I joined Adobe last November. He’s one of the “good guys” in the industry that makes it much more of a joy than a job.

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Ring Tone

June 13th, 2006 No comments
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