Freenet’s Move to Social System

Freenet a “free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish “freesites” (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship,” is now making a move toward censorship resistant social networking system. Freenet, essentially is a decentralized hard drive, with cryptographically implemented input and output controls — a […]

A Call for Help Resolving Google Chrome Issue

I have been observing the issue with Google Chrome mainly on Mac OS X, that in some instance, the browser would show wrong URL and page title. For instance, the screenshot on this page shows problem — the page I’ve navigated was creativecommons.org, but page title shows “New tab” (my UI is set to Japanese, […]

Social Expectations in Japan and Why I Can’t Ever Live in Japan

During Sakura-Con, I had chance listening to Roland Kelts talking about foreigner living in Japan. He said that if foreigners visit Japan, they can’t be one of them (Japanese) but they will be able to enjoy benefit of being in Japan without being expected to be Japanese. (and any effort of blending into them will […]

Anime I’m Watching

Crunchyroll allows me to watch many titles, in fact I’m watching 10 times more than I used to be. The one I finished recently, is Squid Girl (Ika-Musume). This show certainly isn’t the best one I’ve ever seen, but I enjoyed it a lot. (In fact, Ika-Musume was one of few reasons I signed up […]

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