I hate my body

I mean it. I don’t mean it in the emo teen way of being unsatisfied with my body. It’s vexing that my body doesn’t work the way I want it to. And even if it’s got a relatively high uptime, just as with an ISP, if it goes down even just once a week, then that ISP is shit – and my uptime’s not that good.

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That S

As you may have noticed, my site is now secured by Let’s Encrypt. They’re an EFF-backed org who provide free certs to encrypt. There’s still plenty of fine tuning to do still, but it’s pretty simple to use so I’m not concerned. In the first place, I’m not familiar with the practicalities of using encryption on my server, so there’s still plenty to learn.

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Earphones

About a year ago, I played so much LLSIF that the earphone jack on my phone broke. The jack is right where I hold the phone and I guess it didn’t appreciate the constant pressure. At the time I only just got the phone so I didn’t feel like returning it for fixing, so instead I bought bluetooth earphones. This proved to be a good choice, since a few months later I started going to the gym every day and not having to carry around my phone to have music is great there.

I bought Jabra Rox, and it’s working just fine to this day. Its batteries last for 2-4 hours depending on volume, which is sufficient for me as I mostly listen to music commuting and in the gym (which totals a little over 2 hours). The sound is all right too. There’s enough bass to satisfy me and the rest works just fine too.

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あけおめことよろ

もう一年経っちゃった。もう一年老けちゃった。今年のこと考えると、新年の決意みたいにいろいろでてくる。

続けて平日毎日ジムに通う。半年以上やってるところ、結果が見える。以前の初心者チンピラなみの細さがなくなって、体重そこまで増えずに理想の体格に近づけることができた。別にむっきむきにならなくてもいいから、とりあえず現状維持でいいかな、と。

また、支出を抑える。去年は金の無駄遣いが多かった気がするから、今年はもうちょっと抑えたい。

さらに、読書に戻りたい。前はけっこういろいろ読んでたし、数もジャンルも。ただ艦これにハマってからはゲームのせいであまり本読む時間がなくて。それを変えて、どうせグラブルはずっとくっついてやるゲームじゃないし、その間本読もう。未読のけっこうたまってますし、新しいの買わずにも多分なつまでは持つのでは。

The myth of a Perfect Japan

Sometime last year I stumbled upon a clickbait article: 16 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned After Living in Japan For a Year. As the title suggests, the author goes through 16 aspects they find amazing in Japan. The issue is, as apparent in the comments already, is that most of them are superficial or simply not true.

Now it must be stated that Japan is a great place if you are a guest. Most of the article’s statements are true if you are not a part of any social group – or at least not of the social group that you’re interacting with. These are formalities that you are expected to show off towards people you want to impress. These are manners you can use to feel people indebted to you. And mostly, it’s something you only do if you want to be specifically nice.

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