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Our eldest daughter is starting elementary school in Japan in April and we have to submit bank detai...
Merry Christmas everyone!
I found the network rack gacha
Meet the Human Test (ヒューマンテスト)
Imagine it's 1997 and you're a Japanese businessman
Hey look, I picked up a SPARC machine!
HyperCard StackStories 2: The Email System
The camera app I work on just added a feature to shoot still photos direct to a USB-C drive on the new iPhones
Windows CE??? Yes, one of those late night purchases showed up in the mail today… A Casio Cassiopeia A51 (2.0)
One of the weird things Apple did in the 90's was when they ported QuickTime to Windows
HyperCard StackStories 1: The Monopoly Clone
I'm always amused when I spot a Chevrolet MW - a rebadged Suzuki Wagon R+
It's always amused me that in Japan Daihatsu markets a car called the CANBUS.
I bought the Apple USB-C to Lightning adapter that they claim provides support for "charging
Picked up a bunch of storage pouches from Daiso to sort my mess of cables.
A few months ago I took the family on a 5200 km round trip camping trip to Hokkaido and back
Was reminded of the time I bought an old phone (NEC 600-P) to let my kids play-call each other through a Cisco SPA
Picked up “Under the Apple Tree” (林檎の樹の下で)
Suddenly remembered I had a Wacom Graphire 2 tablet I picked up for like $3 at HARD OFF
The 90s were so dumb but so great
My wife got our kids the Blu-ray of the Studio Ghibli anime 耳をすませば/Whisper of the Heart
Here's your periodic reminder about how cursed Japanese wiring is.
Sign of the times: Sparklers these days are being sold as “reduced smoke so it's easier to take pi...
Looks like Pac Man's got something he has to deal with!!
Man that "EyeSight" external display on the AppleVisionPro is really uncanny valley
Currently taking my family on a 2-week camping road trip from Kyushu to Hokkaido and back.
Dusted off my 3D camera after a few months lying in a drawer
My uncle is downsizing and sent me a picture of a Smack-a-Mac with "look at this thing I'm throwing out"
Looks like when this shop opened they sold CDV discs!
I have a confession to make!
12 years ago I spotted a box fan for sale which made me do a double-take
Was searching through backups and ran across something completely lost to time - just a single refer...
I'd been looking for a Newton Getting Started card to play the CalliGrapher handwriting practice game
I'm finally typing on my Newton!
For all of Bluetooth's problems
The 22" Cinema Display works perfectly! What a beautiful setup this is!
The new Microwave+Convection combo oven arrived
My HARD OFF Megathread!
I have succumb to the temptation of frivolous novelty - I ended up buying that lonely last Beta cass...
There is definitely something funky going on with SCSI on this PowerBook
My solution to the PowerBook 500 series trackpad not being a fan of Japanese winters.
This pack of floppies I bought to use with my Mavica came with... An ad for the Mavica!
It's been a few months since I learned about RS-449 and I can't stop thinking about it.
My weird double-headed SCSI cable arrived so I can test the BlueSCSI again to see if it was just the...
Late night walk
Christmas present to myself (ok... late night Mercari impulse buy I'm trying to justify)....
It just turned the 24th here
Only in Japan
My SHARGE Classic Mac-style USB-C adapter just arrived
Three-hour WeekendProject when I couldn't sleep last night.
It amuses me that they made just SO MANY of these PowerBook HDI-30 SCSI adapters back in the day tha...
The microSD card I ordered yesterday for my BlueSCSI arrived today so I gave it a quick test - seems to work fine!
It's now cold enough that it's time to bust out the DoCoMo coffee mug warmer with a nice message on it
New CD arrived today, busting out the appropriate playback equipment
This evening took the family to check out "Little Tokyo"
Some bedtime reading
Yes there it is! The Quadra 700 I won on Yahoo!Auctions when I put in what I thought was a low bid that would never win!
Ooh! A suspicious box has arrived....
I keep accidentally activing the re-dial features of various Bluetooth audio devices.
Staring in horror at this Frankenmac Quadra 700 for sale on Yahoo! Auctions
These PC component coasters are too damn cute
The west: Gingerbread house!
I recent learned that the latest generation of USBC power meters can actually read the E-marker so I...
This is my favorite 10 Mbit ethernet hub since it has a little load indicator bar made out of LEDs s...
The lineup of dongles required to capture video off an old Macintosh PowerBook
My Vaio VGN-UX50 just arrived from Yahoo! Auctions!
WeekendProject I'm hacking on when I want a distraction