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David La Spina
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Attended Ball State University
Lives in Okazaki, Japan
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This post about a famous Japanese battle is getting some traffic lately. I should write more historic articles when I get a chance

http://japandave.com/2013/09/battle-okehazama/
In 1560 Oda Nobunaga led a group of 2,000 against Imagawa Yoshimoto's army of 40,000, in The Battle of Okehazama (桶狭間の戦い). Not only did the Oda army win...
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It's All In The Eyes
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Keyboard Maestro users: What is the difference between Named Clipboards and Variables? Should I be using one instead of the other? 

For example, if I copy some text to do something with later, should I stuff that text into a named clipboard or a variable? Right now I use both kind of randomly. On the surface they seem exactly the same
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Remember The Rice Fields We Used To Play In?

I’m fascinated by memory. We might visit a place daily or weekly and the place is very vivid in our minds, but then for some reason we stop visiting it and almost immediately it starts to fade from our memories; if it was a place we were especially fond of, we might try to tell ourselves about it and refresh the memory, but in doing so all we have really done is alter the memory while it may be similar to what the reality was, it is different.

How can we represent a fading or changing memory? Something like this, perhaps?
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+Frank King You ask that with so many of my photos. Just click on the photo details and you will see the gps data and can see exactly where it was. This one was Okazaki Japan. 

+M Salim  Thanks!
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Despite my misgivings about Google Photo and my disappointment that they are downsizing my photos, I am using it. Most of my photos are on external drives which I don't leave connected to my computer very long, so it may take a long time to upload everything, but oh well. 

I am reading some reviews where people are so amazed at the search. Hmm... Well I have uploaded a little over 2000 photos so far. When I search for my son it does find a few of them, but it also finds lots of sakura photos. I guess my son looks like sakura. Good to know. When I search Okazaki it shows me photos from Tokyo. Now... shouldn't the gps data help it out?

Oh well. No complaints. I'm not relying on this or anything, so I will just watch occasionally to see how it goes. 
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I have all my most important photos on Smugmug, and almost all of them (minus family photos) on Flickr.

All my hard drives, including all my photos, are backed up to backblaze. I have them all backed up to a single giant hard drive too, but that is local so it isn't really a good solution for backing up... I still need to figure out what to do with that. But I feel like I have the backup situation under control.

So I'm regarding Google Photos as just play. I have no need of it, nor do I think I would use it seriously even if I did because of the downsizing.  
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Photographer, life explorer
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photography, computers, I can hold my breath for ten minutes! (note on last one: Not really. note: If you find that funny, you are a geek and we can be friends)
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  • JapanDave.com
    Owner, 2008 - present
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Okazaki, Japan
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Muncie, Indiana - Earth
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An American photographer in Japan. Hi.
Introduction
I'm an American photographer based in Okazaki Japan. I love coffee, beer, philosophy, history (especially Japanese history), and shooting photos. 

Nice to meet you. 

I was trained to be a Computer Scientist before deciding computers scare me (but the money was nice) and fleeing for other things. I enjoy doing origami and consider myself an amateur origami expert.
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I get paid to make beautiful photos. What could be better? Hmm.. don't answer that.
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  • Ball State University
    Computer Science
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