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Michael[tm] Smith
Works at W3C
Attended Federated States of Micronesia Special Reform School for Troubled Boys (FSOMSRSFTB)
Lives in Tokyo, Japan
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Man about town, non-executive, jackass
  • W3C
    Special Missions Subsection Junior Interim Floor Manager, present
  • Opera Software
    Roustabout, 2006 - 2007
  • Openwave
    Cock of the Walk, 2000 - 2006
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Beer Buyer, 1999 - 2000
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Tokyo, Japan
Santa Barbara, California - Austin, Texas - Long Beach, California - Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan - Santa Cruz, California - Cerritos, California - Medway, Ohio - Montgomery, Alabama - Lakewood, California - Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan - Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Coxcombe, profligate, popinjay, rake, Bully Dawson, 道楽者
jackass, green tea abuser, boulevardier
  • Federated States of Micronesia Special Reform School for Troubled Boys (FSOMSRSFTB)
    banana smashing, pyro, metal shop, ditch digging
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Love Love  It's easy to say Love  Not too difficult to write either Love  We all know the feeling Love  It is to like someone until you grow sad Love  You always want them to be near Love  You wish them to live forever Lov...
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A Sunday-morning walk through Nakano; also includes a few photos that +Naoko Smith took with my camera
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The “Hida, Gifu Prefecture” slide in here is some kind of mistake that Google Plus made. The photos in that part are from Kamikochi, which is actually part of Matsumoto. Google Plus doesn’t seem provide any way for me to change it.
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+Naoko Smithが昨日書いたすごくいい新しいブログエントリーです。
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米国の大学院卒業を機に夫と結婚し、昨年の5月に夫の住むこの大都会、花のみやこ東京に引っ越して来た。それから一年近く経とうとしている最近になってようやく、東京に住んでいる、という「気」がするようになってきた。というのも、今まではどこか自分の居場所が不透明と言うか、東京に居を構えてはいるものの、吹きすさぶこの東京砂漠が日々吐き出すようにオファーしてくれるものの数々を、上手く消化しきれていない、そんな気がしていたからだ。 二月最後の金曜日、新宿の...
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+Naoko Ishikura translated a great short poem by Shuntaro Tanikawa. I’ve not read many of Tanikawa’s poems, but of the ones I have read so far, I like this one best. Here’s the full text:

The poet

The poet always looks in the mirror, whenever there is a mirror,
In order to check whether or not he is a poet
It's his own theory that we can't tell if one is a poet by reading a poem, but
We can tell at first glance by looking in the mirror
The poet is dreaming of his face becoming a postage stamp one day
If possible, he says he wants to become a real cheap stamp
Because that way, he gets to be licked by many people
The wife of the poet is cooking yakisoba noodles
With a sulky look

A few days back, +Naoko Ishikura also translated another Tanikawa poem, “A lyric of Tokyo”:

#poetry, #tanikawa
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Found this on my phone. It was when I was trying to take the pic of the super moon last month, from the hotel room in Berlin. Didn't look back until now but this turned out to be kinda nice, like an actual drawing. 
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Some photos from around home and recent wanderings around Nakano this month and last month
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An even-greater-than-usual translation of a Tanikawa poem from +Naoko Smith 
New blog post! ブログ更新しました。
BEFORE THE SUMMER EVENING RAIN SHOWER   Stretching out on a chair like a dog and smelling the air of the summer The sound of the harpsichord, which enchanted me so much only a moment ago, Began to seem like some outrageous t...
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Rough Guide: browsers, operating systems and screen reader support - updated today
Practical screen reader support by browser and OS (11/07/2013). When testing aspects of support for new HTML5, WAI-ARIA features and HTML features in general, I often test browsers that do not have practical support for screen readers on a particular operating system.
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