Koenji, the world and elsewhere

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Golden Frog & the Problem with Outsourcing Support

Firstly, they are disorganized as you’re not their only client.

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Secondly, they lie to your customers.

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The Huffington Post Likes Deaths

That non-journalistic mound of digital feces known as the Huffington Post (that shows up in my Facebook feed) was not only relieved that Etta James finally died (“At Last Blues Singer Etta James Dies“), they also thought I might enjoy a few other celebrideaths:

The HuffPost is shit

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My “Japanada” Flag Misunderstood as Socialist

Six years ago (this week in fact) I designed an image for the Wikipedia user template Canadian Living in Japan. It created a hybrid of two flags: The National Flag of Canada and the Rising Sun Flag (旭日旗 Kyokujitsu-ki) of the Japanese Navy. I uploaded this “Flag of Japanada” to Wikipedia under the auspices of the Creative Commons, granting “any entity the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.”

Today, I discovered that in January 2008 someone had uploaded my image to some social/humour/gaming website called, describing it as “The New Socialist Canadian Flag.” I gather the user doesn’t know much about socialism or politics or Japan, but it was mildly entertaining for me to see it posted there.

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The Last Lazysupper

The Last Lazysupper

The Last Lazysupper

As I got too busy with work and other things, I got quite negligent of my online commitments.

And unfortunately I allowed my original domain name (which is now a parked domain by some misguided entrepreneur) and web hosting account to slip away.

With that, I lost five years of extremely insightful blogging. And a lot of stupid stuff. And it’s rather sad, actually.

Fortunately, some of it can still be found on the Way Back Machine at the Internet Archive and I may repost a few up here once in a while.

So for the time being I’ll settle in here at and post intermittently as always.