Monthly Archives: May 2009

100 miles of Tour de Cure

Nintendo this year is a sponsor of "Tour de Cure", which is a bicycle ride to "benefit the American Diabetes Association." Ironically, not too many people at Nintendo ride bicycles and video game companies in general don't tend to attract … Continue reading

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Nokia N95 Drivers: Fail

For some reason, newer software doesn't always work better. Case in point: I've been trying to update Hitomi's Nokia N95 with a newer firmware. However the driver, specifically the Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver, that comes with the firmware refuses to … Continue reading

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iTunes DRM Removed: Requiem

I recently got a Blackberry Curve, which I discovered does play AAC format music and makes for a decent music player. By itself, it doesn't have much storage, but for the cost of a microSD card–only $20 for 8GB–I could … Continue reading

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MapQuest: Missing Obstruction Island

For those 3 or 4 of you still using MapQuest: It's missing a 218 acre island called Obstruction Island. Don't attempt to drive your boat through it. Here's a link to the map. Obstruction-island I happened to notice its disapperance … Continue reading

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Kayaking with Mom: Orcas Island

Orcas Island, May 9, 2009 Originally uploaded by ochawan Originally we were thinking of going to Harrison Hotsprings for the weekend. Thought it was a bit expensive for four (Tim, Mom, Hitomi and I) so instead I made reservations for … Continue reading

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Constructors: Still your friend

In the new world of frameworks and dependency injection, objects are typically constructed "empty" and have a series of initialization calls made to them, and often (in Java) a series of disposal calls. This initialization can't really happen independent of … Continue reading

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Utada: This Is The One

Digital Booklet – This Is The One – iTunes Book_Page_01 $7.99 at your local iTunes store. Not yet available in physical stores. I really like her sad songs. The "Blues" part of R&B. Read and post comments | Send to … Continue reading

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