Archive for November, 2008

Anti-consumerism movement growing

November 29th, 2008 No comments

Cnet’s Elsa Wenzel posts on the “Buy Nothing Day” phenomenon:

Among the latter group are Compactors, 10 San Franciscans who pledged to buy nothing new for a year, then found themselves joined by thousands around the world, and overwhelmed by media requests.

The article includes a link to the delightfully well-produced The Story of Stuff:

Categories: culture, economics

The Hacker’s Diet

November 29th, 2008 No comments

Stumbled across The Hacker’s Diet when browsing the WordPress plugin directory.

It treats dieting and weight control from an engineering and management standpoint

…which is quite attractive to those like myself who are inspired as much by how something works as by the results.

Hacker's Diet illustration

Categories: health

Rest in Peace, Ozaki-san

November 29th, 2008 No comments

My good friend and colleague Hidetoshi Ozaki passed away yesterday from cancer. Since leaving Software Too he had become active in the Yokohama online media community and we were looking forward to working together again on cross-media publishing initiatives.

I’m really going to miss the Senmu. He was one of the truly good people in the industry who always had a smile and a ready laugh to brighten the day of those around him. His wake will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday December 2nd at the Yokohama Yamate Anglican/Episcopal Church.

Categories: Friends

They’re going to tear down the Ginza Kabuki-za

November 27th, 2008 No comments
Categories: architecture, Japan, Tokyo

Obama photos

November 27th, 2008 No comments
Categories: politics