Prattling on
Bonus: Yamanote at rush hour
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Dave, my muse for my Tokyo adventures, suggested in one of his emails to me that I should “somehow” get to Shinjuku station on a weekday morning and try to get on the JR Yamanote line bound for Shibuy
Sushi for breakfast?
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
My friend Dave is the one who said I should go and check out Tsukiji, and he tipped me off to the other great thing about this excursion: Daiwa Sushi.  This place is gradually becoming more known, and
Tsukiji Fish Market
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
The start of my last full day in Japan came early.  Really early.  Sickeningly early.  As in, I got up at 3am.  Why in the world would I do such a thing?  Well, I had to catch a cab by 3:45 to Tsukiji
Coolest.  Place.  EVER!
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
You know, I had pretty much decided that Akihabara was probably hype.  Overblown touristy nonsense.  In fact, it is the coolest place ever.  If you are a geek and you have one day to spend in Tokyo, g
Shinjuku marathon
Monday, May 1, 2006
Okay, I have a piece of advice.  Do not plan to spend 9 hours wandering around Shinjuku.  Even more important: don’t think that in 9 hours of wandering around Shinjuku you will see any significant per
Ginza.  Or, Mike meets the Tokyo subway.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
I was dead tired from the long travel day on Friday, so I slept in late this morning.  I set the alarm for 8:30, but when it went off I reset it to 9:30, and then I still didn’t really get out of bed
Japan at last!
Saturday, April 29, 2006
After a long morning of driving and Maglev, I got on my Northwest flight to Tokyo.  By some incredible stroke of luck, the other American in my row and I managed to get probably the only empty seat on
Goodbye, China
Saturday, April 29, 2006
As noted in the last entry, I left China on Friday the 28th, after first getting a shot at riding the Maglev.  Happily, the last day at the factory went smoothly, we accomplished most of what we wante
Maglev, baby.  Maglev.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
So, my friend Dave got shipped to China twice before I did.  The first time, neither of us knew that the world’s only commercial Maglev train was operating between Shanghai/Pudong International Airpor
WTF is wrong with Apple?
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
In my Dashboard, I have: six copies of the World Clock, five copies of the little weather forecast applet, the Apple calendar, the dictionary, and the Yahoo! traffic alert widget.
On what planet in w
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