December 2018 Archives

December 31, 2018

I don’t mind folks wanting to celebrate the New Year with a few fireworks, but these aerial gun fire bombs are just too much. Illegal fireworks are rampant here and no matter what the laws are, it seems they simply can’t or won’t enforce them.

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Taking some time to look back on the very difficult year that was 2018 with a lot of gratitude. Focusing on the good vs. the bad is the best way to end the year and move into the next.

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December 27, 2018

This year, my wife surprised me with a handmade and and drawn memory book of our dog, Roxy who passed a few months ago. It brought me to tears. Best gift ever!! Here are some pages.

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The Kindle version of Haruki Murakami's latest book 'Killing Commendatore' is on sale today for $4.99, which is pretty rare.

Haven't read it yet but will give it a read now!

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December 26, 2018

I love these types of tests. Really nice that they took time to see if there was a real difference and used the same hardware for all tests.

Alder vs Swamp Ash vs Mahogany - Guitar Body Wood Tone Test

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December 25, 2018

Gashapon Christmas! Collect them all!

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I wish they had a full album of Christmas jams...

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December 24, 2018

I wonder why Amazon Photos doesn't offer a 500GB plan? Only 100GB @ $11.99 then jumps to 1TB @ $59.99…

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December 22, 2018

The T-Mobile throughput at Ala Moana is abysmal. Shows as LTE with three bars, but data is slower than an Edge network.

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December 21, 2018

Hmmm. Sunlit works fine on iPhone XS but crashes when publishing on 11" iPad Pro. Anyone know if this is a known issue?

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Really bummed to miss mangaka Inio Asano's 20th Anniversary Exhibit. Photos are from asanoinioctrlt2 account. Runs from Dec. 21 - Jan 4. If you're in the Ikebukuro area, check it out!

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December 19, 2018

Added bonus: The return of blog rings!

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Hot take: Everyone should go back to hosting their own blogs and using email and RSS to keep up with news, each other. micro.blog is also a good alternative.

We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

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December 15, 2018

Finally had a chance to play with iSH the other day. Couldn't get youtube-dl via curl. Kept getting the error

curl: (35) LibreSSL SSLconnect:  SSLERROR_SYSCALL in connection to yt-dl.org:443

even though curl itself seems to work and libreSSL is installed.

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December 14, 2018

Think twice before putting your money anywhere in fintech land. https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/14/robinhood-insurance-sipc/

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December 6, 2018

There is nothing that Hawaii residents hate more than getting a UPS or FedEx tracking number, and then discovering that their package was transferred to USPS once it arrived in the west coast. Waiting an additional 7 to 15 days for a package you paid for shipping really sucks.

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December 5, 2018

This always happens: we get back from a vacation and I'm stuck on JST vs HST for at least a week. Also have a box of stuff from Japan to look through, but that will have to wait until 'life' sorts itself out first.

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Mirai no Mirai. Wow. What a movie.

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