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Husband, Father, Teacher, Journalist. Tokyoite, Atlantan, Afro-American. Globetrotter, Homebody. Storyteller, Story-Listener. Historian, Futurist. Striving to leave the world better than I found it.

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  • 🔗 Apple’s new Journal app won’t be available on iPad and Mac

    Seriously? I guess if I use it … it will only be for photos … no writing .. oh wait …DayONE dos it all on all platforms.

    Source: // 💬 John Philpin

    Well, that’s a letdown… But worse than that:

    There’s no way to SHARE any of the content created in the Journal app (so far)! 🤯
    I was hoping I could use this as a way of capturing what happens during the day then keep it in my blog here…

  • After living 13 straight years car lite in Japan (with a brief stint in Taiwan and Singapore with no car at all), where even then the vast majority of the time, the family car only moved once every 3 days for bulk grocery runs and ferrying kids to/from family on the other side of the Tama River in suburban Tokyo, I can 💯 this entire thread.

    1. Most North Americans I’ve run across (both 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦) residing long term in Japan usually say they can’t go back to the commute hellscape in whatever town they came from.
      The money saved by not needing to maintain a vehicle’s ongoing tangible and intangible costs are huge and very realized once they are able to live in a place where it can be realized.
    2. The chances of having this kind of lifestyle in our home countries being slim is one of the many factors North American expats subconsciously consider when the “should I stay or should I go” question hits.
    3. Having conversations about this type of life with people who don’t have the above experience is frustrating in the same manner as trying to describe the feel of the sand, smell of the ocean and sound of the waves to a person who has never been to a beach before.
    4. Most Americans cannot fathom going anywhere without driving and even many who live in places like New York City’s outer boroughs may only understand taking transit to work but everything else requires a car.

  • @dwvcd As long as they aren’t katana blade pointy, it’s alright with me! (I have a valid fear of pointy-tipped business shoes after some guy tripped coming off a crowded train right behind me and poked a hole into the side of my backpack at the time, which was thankfully covering my shin, else I’d likely have a scar from it!)

  • For some reason I always equate using fonts like these + heavy katakana-ized Eigo on signage to some used-to-be aspirational business/apato that peaked in just after The Bubble.

    …or a RabuHo/Snaku that’s still in business from that era somehow.

  • I had just subscribed to you on YouTube– But I’m very glad to do it one more time in PeerTube! Awesome content, please keep doing what you’re doing and take as many breaks as needed!

    (also, hell nawl– Bop It. I’m definitely in the right place. You need to do a collab with @TechConnectify at some point. Y’all have the same energy)

    ↩ Replied to: Where have I been and what’s next? – TinkerBetter

    This is an “update” video- letting folks know where I’ve been the last few weeks, what I’m busy with, and what’s coming next for the channel. I included a silly description for YouTube, since I figured nobody reads them over there.

  • Make sure you stay hydrated, keep the NSAID medicine around (I got terrible muscle pains and headaches) and most importantly, some good music and soothing food/drinks nearby.

    David Wilson (@daviwil@fosstodon.org) (Fosstodon)

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    Well, there’s a first time for everything

  • That late fall/early winter morning fog is a cool look while sipping coffee looking through the back windows into the yard though…
    cozy mode