Shirubee (汁べゑ)
Tokyo, JP

22 °C clear sky

Beer Brain
Tokyo, JP

24 °C broken clouds

Toro Maguro (とろ鮪 人形町店)

Dinner with some friends from the states.

Tokyo, JP

25 °C scattered clouds

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu (鶴岡八幡宮)

Change of plans but happy to be in Kamakura!

Noborito Station (登戸駅)

Heading to Enoshima to meet a friend. Adventurecateering!

Tokyo, JP

26 °C scattered clouds

I am watching and listening to the smoothest drummer I’ve ever seen.

Everything he does is fluid. There’s a conservation of motion that I find compelling.

I headed up to Saitama in this overcast Saturday to enjoy a bit of beer and food.

I think this is my fourth year of participation. I think there are fewer breweries participating but there’s way more to taste than one person can reasonably expect.

If a friend wants to visit later this holiday weekend, I am on board.

Also, six hours after the event started and the men’s room is clean. And there are roaming cleaners in the event you spill:

(bad pic, but the guy in blue has a caddy with cleaning supplies). So well done!

I’m baffled as to why programmers put their trust in this advertising company to do the right thing, or why companies would stake their reputation on go. Several people tell me that Google handed over control to open source, but the main landing page for go,, the place were everyone needs to go to program in the language, says:

The Go website (the “Website”) is hosted by Google. By using and/or visiting the Website, you consent to be bound by Google’s general Terms of Service and Google’s general Privacy Policy.

Go the go privacy policy page, and you’re sent to Google’s own privacy policy page.

The copyright page, which a lot of folks point to, actually says:

Except as noted, the contents of this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, and code is licensed under a BSD license.

… which means Google can exempt whatever it wants from the CC & BSD licenses. A good legal argument could be made about the BSD license for the code as the commas make things more open to interpretation. The term “code” could include HTML and other markup. But IANAL

Back to my main point, Google’s reputation is not good based on their behavior. I would not want to stake my company or my coding on them.

(Picture via Roman Synkevych (@synkevych) on Unsplash)

Like all living things, humans are organisms, biological entities that function as physiological aggregates whose constituent parts operate with a high degree of cooperation and a low degree of conflict. But unlike other organisms, humans possess a rogue component – a brain network that can, at will, choose to defect and undermine the survival mission and purpose of the rest of the body. This is the network that underlies human consciousness, and especially our capacity for autonoetic, or reflective, self-awareness, the basis of the conceptions that underlie our greatest achievements as a species – art, music, architecture, literature, science – and our ability to appreciate them.

(Via Can our self-conscious minds save us from our selfish selves? by: Joseph LeDoux; picture Via Abishek on Unsplash)

I highly recommend reading the whole piece.

And They’re Running

I used to quite like poetry. Don’t tell my Dad, but for one brief moment in college I considered changing my major to poetry from journalism & broadcasting, a degree program he tolerated far more than philosophy (the other brief moment degree change I considered). Then I “got out of the habit” of reading poetry in so far as I read prose pretty much all the time since about 1995. Oh, sure, I would grab a New Yorker or some such and read its bit of poetry on my travels, but it was no longer a part of any kind of regimen or diet.

Recently I signed up for the 3 Quarks Daily RSS feed. I get a regular dose of poetry from it. Some of the poetry I don’t particularly care for, some I do, and to some I find myself indifferent. But I’m reading it, and I like what it is doing to me. Please see the above link for an example of a poem I like.

(Picture via Running in Floresville | HD photo by Jennifer Birdie Shawker (@nursebirdie) on Unsplash)