March 2019: The train station near my house gets a robot with AI setup.
Sept. 2019: Instead of the robot, a sign appears: "I am on a business trip to Shinjuku".
On the internet, also a proper press release appeared :)
I moved to #japan , and some things are strangely 'just right'. Mount Fuji has just the right height so someone like me can climb it.
An other thing: my typographic senses are satisfied as my surname has 4 letters, which expressed in half-width letters are just perfectly lining up with Japanese names, which typically have 2 full width Kanji.
Example meeting attendees list:
Everybody looking at mp3 players: you might want to have a look at devices capable of running https://www.rockbox.org/ . I recently bought a FiiO M3K, with rockbox I can now again play exotic file formats like mod (from the #amiga ), and rockbox provides all kinds of features which normal players do not offer.
8gb RAM #raspi was just released
The German health minister is writing on japantimes.co.jp on how fantastic the German health system is. Maybe that's not published in German media because he fears being confronted with facts..
If #corona came a bit later, maybe he had already closed up additional hospitals.
Grmpf. Doing screen recording for a technical webinar, showing technical things. In the last seconds of the session I get a popup notification from the webbrowser...
Fiddling with an addon board (~40€) for the #raspi4 these days, to stream HDMI over network. No sound as of now, and still researching which codec/caching provides lowest latency with reasonable picture quality. Streaming Nintendo switch output works nicely.
The drop of #solarpower prices in the last years is impressive, why do we still allow governments to listen to the fossil mafia, heat up our planet and pullute our air?
#conspiracy theory of the day: teaching of English in #japan is so bad, because it would encourage young people to move to other countries, further accelerating the overaging population.
#ghostintheshell or #shibuya fan?
Then this virtual event on 19th May might be for you
(google translate does ok in translating it):
Yesterday they had drinks, but now #japanese vending machines have masks, cooled down to 4°C. ¥690 / 6€ a piece.
Interesting paper on how #COVID19 influences the energy sector. Page 112 is about Germany: less coal, more wind.
Fewer details on Japan, and the few are not good either..
#Tokyo today: 29°C and 60% humidity.
This is the beginning of a hot home office summer..
On the good side: numbers of new infections dropped recently, maybe weather impact?
Isn't it funny how within 24h the approach to #Keybase changed from "it's secure and awesomesauce, use it for everything!!1!" to "I just use it to share stuff but warn users not to do sensitive stuff there"?
No, actually it's not funny. Because it keeps happening:
1. a new shiny startup does X in an open source but centralized way
2. a lot of "experts" saying how great it is; some greybeards warn that it's centralized but nobody listens - it's so shiny and cool!
Got a spare Raspi4, sdcard and 2 hours of time?
Why not install Fedora 32 then!
#Raspberry #fedora #goldenweek
Anybody still in need of toilet paper? There is a sim now..
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