NB.. For those of you who have stumbled on this page looking for directions and aren't interested in a review of the shopping district of Osu Kannon (to wit: is it really the best place to go for cameras et al.) - scroll down to a little above where the photos begin. Okay, I'm not … Continue reading The Great Osu Kannon Shopping… Swindle?
Like so many people, one of the things I've always loved about Japan is their design. The Zen-influenced minimalism of their architecture and landscape architecture was introduced to me as the ultimate design when I was a small child and so I have held simple elegance above all other design for as long as I … Continue reading Prettinesses pt 1
We've finally be getting round to the latest Dr. Who and, though I'm slightly biased (I've adored David Tennant since Taking Over the Asylum and the really creepy murderer he played on The Bill ages and ages ago), I simply have to say... BEST. DOCTOR. EVER. (And I grew up with Tom Baker 🙂 ) … Continue reading Dr. Who
but ain't they cute!! I spend a fair bit of my days listening to Radio National podcasts while pottering around cooking or doing housework so the speakers on my PC are often quite high so I can hear it over both the distance and the noise of cooking or chopping or the dishwasher chugging away. … Continue reading And the robots insinuate themselves into our lives…
I wanted to be able to blog happily from Japan during our orientation week and to keep in touch without the fuss of mobile phone "roaming" issues so I pulled out my old tablet PC and have spent the last couple of days giving it a good tune-up. I bought my tablet back in 2003, … Continue reading Resurrecting an old friend.
This is how you make a movie about coming to terms with disability into a gripping, edge-of-the-seat action flick. This is how you make a movie about a shoot-em-up bank heist into a subtle study of humanity. This is how you make a movie. Writer/Director: Scott Frank Main Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode … Continue reading Review – The Lookout
Last night I was up till 5a.m. getting the final step of my blog upgrade done - moving it to its own domain (see that up there? http://www.narrativedisorder.com ? that was HARD, that was lol). I'm not deluded that many people read it or that there was an urgency at all but it was a … Continue reading Moving a WordPress Blog to a New Domain
Err... wow. I almost hate to admit it, since I always prefer open source if I can get something suited to my technical ability (i.e., I'm not brave enough to go linux), but I am seriously impressed. Windows Live Writer may not have a flash Flash upload media gui but it has something better - … Continue reading Oh me of little faith!
Proud clutterbug that I am I am nevertheless spending today trying to get my digital world in check. I can handle cluttered physical spaces because my memory is physical (I know I reached over here when I put that down...) but I'm really having trouble with email at the moment. Which address to use when … Continue reading Windows Live Writer