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Jason Irwin
Works at Berlitz Japan, Inc.
Lives in Kasugai, Aichi, Japan
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Wonder who will win this week's contest for content ... App.net or Google+
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Both Diaspora* and app.net does not seem to have edit functions for postings (like Facebook, unlike G+). https://alpha.app.net/ronnierocket
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An embarrassing thing happened to me today. As a person who uses an iPod Touch far more often than most might find reasonable, I am heavily dependent on open WiFi hotspots around me to update RSS feeds, tweet the occasional thing, synchronise Evernote, check email, and update podcasts. I've learned over many years where all of the unlocked routers are, how fast they are, and exactly where I need to stand to get the best reception. It's sad, yes, ...
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All of my GMail is done through SSL, so I doubt he will get anything from there. Everything else, Twitter, RSS, Podcasts, are not quite as important. Evernote, however, is something I'll need to keep an eye on.
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Who says that iOS doesn't need to be rebooted regularly?
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Ah, there we go. That's the sweet spot :)
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It's amazing what a person can accomplish with 50% the price of a (cheap) cup of coffee ...
What can we do with just 85円? Can we feed ourself for a single day? Can we enjoy an afternoon out of the house? Can we completely replace the need to sync our iDevices with iTunes? Looking at past experience1, I can safely say that it's possible to do all three of these things, though only the last one is preferable. Three weeks ago I picked up Instacast, a wonderful podcast manager for iOS, and it obviated the need to load Apple's bloated iTunes...
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I remember when this same machine was posted on CraigsList and GaijinPot a few days after boxing day. "I received this as a gift, but already have one. You can have it!" they claimed, while asking 150,000円.

It's been relisted on both sites every week ever since ...
Hello, I have a couple of iMacs for sale, both purchased in the last 8 months and both in perfect condition. I can reinstall with a clean OSX copy for you. Bluetooth keyboard and mouse included. Location: Meguro it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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Am I the only one who wonders why private enterprise can send vehicles to the ISS, but China has to stay away? Sure, I know the political reasons, but it's still stupid as hell.

Girl: "Sorry, this is a 'No Homer's Club'."
Homer: "But that's Homer right over there."
Girl: "Yeah, this is a no Homer_s_ Club. We're allowed to have one."
Astronauts capture the SpaceX Dragon capsule using the International Space Station's robotic arm
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If there's one thing Google+ has taught me, it's that NoteWorthy is missing some HTML tags ...
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Why is it that so many people who use their own face as an avatar look so smug and pompous?
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Here I am trying to figure out what Android really means to everyone but the customer, though I'm probably very wrong.
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So, you're saying that the carriers are responsible for holding things back? I can certainly agree with that (particularly after some of the stupidity I saw with the DoCoMo platform last year).

It's a shame that device makers don't ship their devices with unlocked boot loaders. Our cell phones are the only computers that we don't ever own ...
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This is what happens when a person thinks too damned much ...
What do you do when you're presented with a number of life-altering decisions and enough time to sit back and seriously consider all of them? Is it better to carefully analyze the pros and cons of each option, follow our gut instinct, or talk it over with the people around us who might be the most affected? I find myself at yet another one of these multiple-crossroads where there is not one alternative to my current life, but many; each with thei...
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Interesting article. I'm certainly in that third group -_-
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I will finish this trek. This is my only goal.
The canyon stretched on for what seemed like an eternity, and The Traveller has been following the broken earth for just as long. Stretching out to the horizon both ahead and behind the wandering individual, the massive scar that bisected the continent was impassible. Having an insatiable desire to cross this chasm to reach a promised destination, The Traveller set out to find a bridge or the origin of the crack ... a place where it would be poss...
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There are just some things that money can't buy in Japan. Deliciously evil carrot cake being one of them ...
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It's just not the same. That said, I'll be trying my hand at some oatmeal cookies this Saturday :)
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Language Instructor & Application Developer
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  • Berlitz Japan, Inc.
    Language Instructor & Application Developer, 2011 - present
  • Naked Technologies
    Server-Side Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Berlitz Japan, Inc.
    English Language Instructor, 2007 - 2010
  • Teldon Corporate Services
    Application Developer, 2002 - 2007
  • Sutton & Son Appliance
    1999 - 2002
  • AppleOne
    1998 - 1998
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Just another geek in Japan
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I'm one of those typical foreigners who move to a new land in search of riches and a better life. Whether I'll find it or not is yet to be seen ...

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Kasugai, Aichi, Japan
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Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan - Kakamigahara, Gifu, Japan - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Richmond, BC, Canada - Hamilton, ON, Canada - Caistor Centre, ON, Canada - Georgetown, ON, Canada
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