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Jul 18, 2024: Utterly wiped… Walked around the neighborhood to check the distances to the schools. Sat in the park for a bit. Coffee in a local cafe. I think after …

Jul 17, 2024: When I was just a wee lad of 12, my uncle took me here to White Rock to see the ocean for my very first time. 🌊 It has been nearly 35 years and I have …

Jul 14, 2024: [Me about to propose a new office/livingroom/dining room layout for the new condo] 💁‍♂️: Dear Wife, come into my Mind Palace 👸🏻: [walks away] 💁‍♂️: …

Jul 14, 2024: Okay, so we were able to successfully sleep on beds last night, the first night in our new condo. I was totally wiped after dealing with hauling, …

Jul 12, 2024: I have traded sunsets of buildings with sunsets of forests and mountains

Jul 12, 2024: Taking a short selfie break while hauling all our stuff over the second mountain pass of the day.

Jul 11, 2024: Executing a highly coordinated multi-city international move during a heat dome while heavily jet lagged… do not recommend 🙅‍♂️

Jul 9, 2024: Nothing says “Back in Canada” like a late night root beer and poutine

Jul 9, 2024: Back 🇨🇦

Jul 8, 2024: Current status: 🇯🇵 Osaka ✈️ 🇹🇼 Taipei ✅ Gonna hang here in Taiwan for a bit, then: 🇹🇼 Taipei ✈️ 🇨🇦 Vancouver

Jul 8, 2024: Current status: 🇯🇵 Osaka ✈️ 🇹🇼 Taipei ✈️ 🇨🇦 Vancouver

Jul 8, 2024: Loaded up

Jul 7, 2024: For our last night in #Japan we went down to Nanba. Ate dinner at Kani Dōraku HQ and watched the crowds on Ebisu bridge taking photos of Glico Man. …

Jul 7, 2024: SÖT Roastery has been on my “to go” coffee list for a while ☕️

Jul 6, 2024: After a long hard move, time for some rest and relaxation at the onsen ♨️

Jul 5, 2024: Last night in Sakuranomiya. The shippers took our luggage to the airport. Tomorrow the junkers come to take away the rest of our stuff. We go to the …

Jul 4, 2024: Okay here is a full album of pics from all over southern Osaka. Includes occultists, wishing shrines, pagodas, ripped devas, and cute 3 legged crows!

Jul 4, 2024: Couple more holy spots here in the Nanba area: Mitsudera has a hotel built OVERTOP of it. This wooden temple survived the WW2 bombings so they are …

Jul 4, 2024: Getting in a last temple visit: Horikoshi Jinja ⛩️ (where your 1 wish will be granted) and Shitenno-ji ☸️ which is Japan’s first temple originally …

Jul 3, 2024: Currently reading: Buddhism by Dalai Lama 📚 Needed some easy, non-fiction reading that I can put on while packing and riding planes and the like over …

Jul 3, 2024: Quizzing my daughter about football. The only thing she knows she learned from the Blue Lock anime, and she showing big attitude: Me: “Explain the …

Jul 2, 2024: “The world needs a community powered browser engine free of corporate interests and focussed on putting people first” Announcement for the …

Jul 2, 2024: Nice! All the vids are up for the #localfirst conf in #berlin in May! Check the trailer: Full playlist here →

Jul 1, 2024: open-internet-governance.org/letter some proposals for the Global Digital Compact (GDC) can be read to mandate more centralized governance. … we …

Jun 30, 2024: My final monthly personal note from Japan just went out. buttondown.email/chadkoh/a…

Jun 29, 2024: #quote

Jun 29, 2024: Lovely final day in #Kyoto. Went to temple ☸️ visited the family grave 📿 got some new chopsticks in Gion 🥢 walked Shinkyogoku 🛍 and met with family …

Jun 29, 2024: Today is Jiji’s 命日 so we came up for a ceremony and one last visit to the cemetery in Kyoto before going to Canada in a week 🙏 📿

Jun 28, 2024: Started listening to “Throne of Jade”by Naomi Novik 📚 Heard a podcast about Master & Commander which put me in the mood for Napoleonic wars… with …

Jun 27, 2024: Been a while since I posted a #truelove quote 💁‍♂️ Her: “Ever since you cut your hair short you look like a pineapple face.” Me: “Je ne suis pas un …

Jun 27, 2024: Chinowa #Japan #Shrine ⛩️

Jun 24, 2024: Panelists from the Atlantic Council give a primer on #internetgovernance history, how things changed with the Snowden revelations, the recent push for …

Jun 22, 2024: Whoa! Slay 💅 #bloomScrolling

Jun 21, 2024: Other than last day of school, it’s last day of Spring & National Indigenous Peoples Day, but also the 3rd anniversary of my father’s …

Jun 21, 2024: Last day of school. 👩‍🎓 (No more lunch-making! 🙌 Daily fights about internet usage 😒)

Jun 19, 2024: Night run photo. 🏃‍♂️ Getting close to that full Moon and the end of spring 🌱💐

Jun 19, 2024: Recognize the ills, let's do better — Short summary of Imagination: A Manifesto (A Norton Short) by Ruha Benjamin 📚 In order to flourish as individuals and a society we must free ourselves from the …

Jun 19, 2024: Warming up to listen to the whole new Evgeny Morozov podcast series with an excellent interview by @bigblackjacobin.bsky.social and …

Jun 17, 2024: I am in the middle of two book series right now: Joe Abercrombie’s (@joeabercrombie.bsky.social) “The First Law” and Adrian Tchaikovsky’s …

Jun 17, 2024: A handmade #FathersDay card from my smart A 12 year old daughter. Pretty great despite the commentary track. 🧝‍♀️💍⚔️(Both my kids spitefully refuse to …

Jun 16, 2024: Oh I am so happy this out! Just dropped and can’t wait to listen. Thank you @tatsushu@historians.social #ikijima #壱岐島 pca.st/episode/2…

Jun 16, 2024: Packing, packing, packing… 📦 📦 📦 11th move in 4 years, 3 of which were international moves under pandemic conditions. We are getting good at this, but …

Jun 15, 2024: Whoa! New Evgeny Morozov podcast just dropped! (With music by Brian Eno!) www.sense-of-rebellion.com

Jun 14, 2024: Various hydrangea #bloomscrolling #japan

Jun 13, 2024: Rokuharamitsuji. See how colourful Japanese temples used to be before all the wabi-sabi? Finally got to see the KÅ«ya statue. He’s said to have …

Jun 13, 2024: At Sanjusangendo, the EXTRA WIDE temple built to accomodate 1000 life-sized 1000-armed Kannon. Inside is ASTOUNDING (no pics 😞). My 1st time after 25 …

Jun 12, 2024: Apparently my Gr9 daughter’s friend group says that I am “basically three teenage girls in a trenchcoat” 🤷‍♂️💅

Jun 11, 2024: During my run tonight I was encouraged by this banger: “Run towards your future!” spamrisk.bandcamp.com/track/goo… #anarchism #punk #bookchin …

Jun 11, 2024: Post-run cooldown under the train bridge 🏃‍♂️🚈

Jun 11, 2024: After sharing this on MAE, our tech policy community, I continue to share this link to others. The report shows how Big Tech controls AI through …

Jun 11, 2024: I finished Ursula Le Guin’s book “The Lathe of Heaven” yesterday and one of the quotes I still have in my mind (especially as I …

Jun 10, 2024: Finished The Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin 📚 She was the master. I need to read more of her books. What a great tackling of …

Jun 10, 2024: CURRENT STATUS: Night run along the river 🏃‍♂️

Jun 10, 2024: Happy Monday #bloomScrolling

Jun 10, 2024: Squeezing onto the crowded train. Hair coiffed. Long dark slacks. Shirt tucked in. Hip hop in the earbuds. Monday morning rush hour. Been a long time …

Jun 9, 2024: 🤔 Thought provoking: 🖌️ Creative > Productive ⚙️ From a Sari Azout presentation about how she uses Sublime.app sublime.app/card/copy…

Jun 9, 2024: Started the audiobook of The Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin 📚

Jun 7, 2024: Started listening to: The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz 📚 (Abandoned at 25%. Just not enjoying it enough to continue… so many other books out …

Jun 6, 2024: Very interesting map. Iraq and Syria have started shutting down again during May, and apparently have been doing so to prevent cheating on exams for …

Jun 6, 2024: Current Status: Night run 🏃

Jun 5, 2024: Watched The Beautiful Game which wasn’t the greatest movie but I had to because 1) it was football, and 2) I love seeing things like the Homeless …

Jun 5, 2024: Gorgeous day. Went with my wife up to Minoh Falls. Took photos of falls, the river, leaves, the city view, and all the insect illustrations on the …

Jun 5, 2024: Current status: Minooo Falls #Osaka #Japan

Jun 4, 2024: Read in 2024: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch 📚 … this wore me out. Emotionally… wrung out. Each chapter he just squeezes, squeezes, squeezes. The …

Jun 4, 2024: Jiufen This post is part of a series. See the introduction here → (see the whole album in full screen on Flickr here) The gold rush at the turn of the 1900s …

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Jun 2, 2024: Popped down to Kobe Chinatown for some snacks 🥮🥟 before heading over to Merikan Park to see the Port Tower 🗼 and discovered an Aloha dance festival! …

Jun 2, 2024: Visited ⛰️ Mount Maya today 🚠 and took a few photos: cable car timelapses, cityscapes, mountain-top temples, and snakes 🐍 flic.kr/s/aHBqjBt…

Jun 2, 2024: Started Justice by Means of Democracy by Danielle Allen 📚

Jun 1, 2024: AMAZE 😍💅🧝‍♀️🧝‍♂️👑💍 #lotr www.youtube.com/shorts/D1…

May 31, 2024: Since I was travelling last time, this edition of my personal newsletter is a little full. Covers all the hits from the last two months: chopping up …

May 30, 2024: Kaohsiung and Tainan, featuring Fo Guang Shan This post is part of a series. See the introduction here → (see the whole album in full screen on Flickr here) Kaohsiung is a port city in southern …

May 30, 2024: Taiwan trip report - Introduction Taiwan has been on the bucketlist for a while. In the year 2000 I was an exchange student in Kyoto learning Taiwanese from a fellow exchange student …

May 29, 2024: 🐦‍⬛♬ Mirlo is a collectively owned music service experimenting with novel governance concepts like “exit to community” to make sure power resides with …

May 28, 2024: Started Prophet Song by Paul Lynch 📚 www.goodreads.com/book/show…

May 27, 2024: Current status: Prom dress shopping with my daughter. 👗🛍️ 👧🏻: We HAVE to go together. You are supposed to whine and complain about the time and prices …

May 27, 2024: Finished The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 📚 in just over 24 hours. Could not put it down.

May 26, 2024: Nostalgia riddim! Bluku bluku!

May 25, 2024: Started reading: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 📚 Loved, loved, loved, “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow”

May 25, 2024: Walking down a side alley today we saw these chefs outside a sushi joint with this 100 kilo tuna. They were selling ¥150 beers and doing a …

May 25, 2024: Current status: in a back alley in Osaka where they are about to clean a 100kilo tuna in front of a small crowd #Osaka #Japan

May 24, 2024: (love being able to correct my spelling errors in Micro.blog and Mastodon after posting… hate having to give up or repost on Bluesky 😭)

May 24, 2024: Philosophers ranked by their punk credentials: I would put the Buddha a bit higher on the scale since his critique of the caste system, and the …

May 23, 2024: Annual medical checkup day. Just ran the gauntlet at the local health office 🏥🩺. Really wish we did this in Canada, it is a great marker. (Also, …

May 22, 2024: Finished Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie 📚 Can’t stop this series! But don’t want it to end, so going to take a break before I …

May 21, 2024: This was absolutely delightful ncase.me/crowds/

May 20, 2024: Ikijima’s population has dropped by 140 and is just below 24K now. There are only 2727 children on the island. #ikijima # …

May 19, 2024: It’s my birthday. So I watched End of Evangelion and started reading Non-things by Byung-Chul Han 📚 Yeah, middle age is a breeze 😬

May 19, 2024: Elaborate handmade birthday card presented to me at dinner 🎂 Daughter 1: I wrote it all in Old English. 😇 Daughter 2: Why? So he could understand it? …

May 19, 2024: My last day as a 45 year old had a spectacular sunset. My 12 year old took this photo 📸 🌆 👌

May 18, 2024: View from the Cybozu Osaka office. We are here and ready for our workshop tonight

May 18, 2024: Sitting in a crowded Umeda café reviewing my slides for tonight’s workshop on The Culture Map. If you are free this evening, why not come down …

May 16, 2024: Myaku Myaku train in the early evening 📸 🚋 🦠 #Osaka #大阪

May 15, 2024: It could be better for everybody — a review of Limitarianism in just 335 words 📚 Limitarianism: The Case Against Extreme Wealth by Ingrid Robeyns is an ethical framework advocating for limiting excess wealth and redistributing to …

May 15, 2024: Nice review of a beautiful looking book: The Uyghurs: Kashgar before the Catastrophe Photos are from 1998. Compare with the NYT photo essay from 2019 …

May 13, 2024: Finally finished processing and uploading my Taiwan photos to Flickr. I ended up picking 307 out of 1800 and organizing them into a number of albums. …

May 13, 2024: Fun NBN interview with Richard Jaffe about his book Seeking Sakyamuni, a book I adore. 📚🎙 Interview: newbooksnetwork.com/seeking-s… My chapter …

May 12, 2024: Started the second volume of The First Law series Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie 📚

May 11, 2024: When I arrived at Osaka Castle Park Station I was wondering why there were so many people walking around? 🤔 Was it a concert at Osaka Dome? 👩‍🎤 NOPE! …

May 11, 2024: Perfect blue sky at Osaka Castle 📸🏯

May 11, 2024: Listened to the latest ep of CBC Spark on the negative impacts of a culture of productivity, which is a good ep and all, but ends with the shocking …

May 11, 2024: Old school beats from Meth 👐 and look at who tops the list as enemies of music being defeated in this new Droog claymation video: The Algorithm ⚙️ 🎶 …

May 10, 2024: Stopped at School Bus before the kids get home for a little writing on the patio in the sun ☕️

May 9, 2024: Under the tracks 📸 #Osaka #Japan #streetPhotography

May 8, 2024: If you are in Kansai come out to OWDDM on May 18 when we will be introducing Erin Meyer’s excellent book The Culture Map: Breaking Through the …

May 7, 2024: 🤦‍♂️ OMG why do I do this to myself… it was just a week #travel #photography

May 7, 2024: Finished The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie 📚 4.5 rounded up. Some plotholes and cliches but excellent narrator sells it. Before …

May 7, 2024: Wall art in the alley behind Kyobashi Shotengai #Osaka #StreetArt

May 7, 2024: Metagov has a $200k grant program for improving interoperability amongst decision making tools. Applications open until May 31st. Learn more: …

May 6, 2024: ISOC has a new hefty research program covering: Greening the Internet The Internet Economy A Trustworthy Internet Decolonizing the Internet …

May 4, 2024: Landed at Kansai International Airport. A guy in the lobby asks me for directions. I help him out. He identifies himself as Canadian 🇨🇦 “Hey! I’m …

May 4, 2024: Currently at the airport getting ready to leave Taiwan for Japan. It has been a great trip. I have learned a bunch, and had my curiosity piqued even …

May 3, 2024: Taipei Zoo!

May 2, 2024: The Grand Hotel Taipei, much bigger than the one in Kaohsiung at 16 floors and 500 rooms. We saw the Centennial Dragon 🐉 which came from when this …

May 1, 2024: こんな絶景のあるファミマって見たことある!? #台湾 #九份 #コンビニ #絶景

May 1, 2024: Today was the National Palace Museum in Taipei which is FULL of treasures dating back to the 16th C BCE‼️ We saw many jade pieces, the pork-meat …

May 1, 2024: View! Wish I coulda seen this in clear weather youtu.be/sMy44Kv-M…

Apr 30, 2024: Bit of a different newsletter this month since I’ve been on the road. It picks up from my last one talking about “making” and building skills. Here’s …

Apr 30, 2024: Pano of Jiufen for you youtu.be/qNs1X7AdP…

Apr 30, 2024: Day 30: 📷 hometown (@mattypenny) #mbApr I am literally 9,788 kilometers from my hometown, but this community clinging to the side of the mountain at …

Apr 30, 2024: Absolutely poured on us after our arrival to the old gold mining village of Jiufen. We walked the covered old street, had tea, watch clouds go UP over …

Apr 29, 2024: Lovely day in Taipei at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and amazing Lungshan Temple. It was a hot one! We ate bao at this great soy milk place for …

Apr 29, 2024: Day 29: 📷 drift (@SimonWoods) #mbApr After days of rain and cloud on this #Taiwan trip, we got a perfectly clear 34ºC day with just this little wisp …

Apr 28, 2024: Scrambled onto a packed high-speed train 🚄 from Tainan to Taipei. Had to stand the whole 1.5hr journey, but we made it 😮‍💨 Immediately went for fish …

Apr 28, 2024: Day 28: 📷 community (@stupendousman) #mbApr Depiction of community festival at the Taiwan National History Museum. #Taiwan

Apr 28, 2024: Catching up on some journaling on the balcony with a nice view before we leave. #Taiwan

Apr 28, 2024: Lovely day at the Grand Kaohsiung Hotel. Next we drive up to Tainan to visit the National History Museum. In the evening we will catch the High Speed …

Apr 27, 2024: Tonight we are staying in the Grand Kaohsiung Hotel, a grand place indeed which has hosted many dignitaries over the years including Chiang Kai Shek, …

Apr 27, 2024: Day 27: 📷 surprise (@Sdevore) #mbApr One of the suprising things visiting the holy site of the Buddha tooth relic (see previous post) was finding… a …

Apr 27, 2024: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum houses one of the 3 tooth 🦷 relics of the Buddha ☸️ It is a massive facility. No photos inside unfortunately. We saw the …

Apr 26, 2024: We showed up just as they were getting the night market set up. It was absolutely pouring when the plane landed. But not too bad the rest of the day. …

Apr 26, 2024: Day 26: 📷 critter (@7robots) #mbApr Some delicious critters at the night market from our first day in Taiwan.

Apr 26, 2024: On the train to get on the plane to fly to Taiwan!🇹🇼 Getting a jumpstart on Golden Week. All my photos for the rest of the Micro.Blog April photo …

Apr 25, 2024: Hard wind out there today 🌬🪨

Apr 25, 2024: Day 25: 📷 spine (@thedimpause) #mbApr To the east of Osaka, floating above the tops of the buildings in the distance, is the Ikoma mountain range, the …

Apr 24, 2024: Day 24: 📷 light (@eumrz) #mbApr The cherry blossoms are long gone, so I have not held myself to that rule for the last couple of weeks, but I am glad …

Apr 24, 2024: Imagine interacting with your connected notes with a more engaging canvas view… that is programmable! “Visual-Semantic Morphism” is just …

Apr 24, 2024: Started listening to The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie 📚 Recommended by my brother. Been a while since I read a straight forward …

Apr 24, 2024: Well, hello there. 👋 If you don’t mind terribly, I should like to recommend this lovely video essay about Wes Anderson films and living with pain 🥹 Be …

Apr 23, 2024: Started listening to Limitarianism: The Case Against Extreme Wealth by Ingrid Robeyns 📚 Chapter notes on Goodreads …

Apr 23, 2024: Wife left the city for the mountains 🏔️ today. Came home with a giant mushroom 🍄‍🟫. Broiled it and cracked it open and a long centipede came out!! 🐛😱 …

Apr 23, 2024: Day 23: 📷 dreamy (@maique) #mbApr Love this local flower shop overflowing with leaves and twigs of all shapes and sizes. It makes me think of James C …

Apr 22, 2024: Just enough capitalism – A quick review of Slow Productivity Slow Productivity by Cal Newport 📚 Cal Newport’s latest advice book tackles the question of productivity in knowledge work. Factory work can much more …

Apr 22, 2024: Day 22: 📷 blue (@lzbth) #mbApr A reclining Myaku-Myaku, official character of the Osaka Expo 2025. (and yes, I know you are wondering but I can …

Apr 21, 2024: Just finished: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers 📚🥰☕️🫖🤖

Apr 21, 2024: Day 21: 📷 mountain (@dejus) #mbApr Pouring rain 🌧️ so couldn’t get you a pic of Ikoma mountains which look amazing from my apt… so I went …

Apr 21, 2024: Be kind! Forgive yourself! Don’t let things go to your giant Dry Clay Head (Mark Manders, 2015-2016)! (Currently on display at the National Museum of …

Apr 20, 2024: So, besides showing googly-eyes 👀 at the X100vi I have also been watching vids about the new Supernote (since I want an eInk tablet for reading …

Apr 20, 2024: It was a nice blue sky this morning around Umekita before the 黄砂 yellow dust came in from the Gobi desert and clouded things up. #Osaka

Apr 20, 2024: Day 20: 📷 ice (@the) #mbApr 25º in Osaka today. Tea, Waffles, and アイス

Apr 19, 2024: I’ve been watching too many Ricoh GRIIIx vs Fujifilm X100vi YouTube videos 😬 😬 😬

Apr 19, 2024: It was a gorgeous day in Kyoto today. Here are some random snaps from #EverydayKyoto

Apr 19, 2024: Today we had lunch at おてらハウス in my old neighbourhood which serves only 精進料理 vegetarian Buddhist cuisine. As it is spring, there are lots of bamboo …

Apr 19, 2024: Day 19: 📷 birthday (@crossingthethreshold) #mbApr In Japan orchids like this are usually presented as gifts to celebrate a new shop opening. Happy …

Apr 19, 2024: Visited my friend @hermosawavephotography.com at his Kyotographie exhibition featuring his book “Empty Kyoto” The exhibit runs until Sunday so get …

Apr 19, 2024: Started Slow Productivity by Cal Newport 📚 on recommendation of @pratik

Apr 18, 2024: Day 18: 📷 mood (@agilelisa) #mbApr Every time I ride my bike past this…

Apr 17, 2024: Whoa I felt that quake in Oita all the way here in Osaka! Long! #earthquake #Japan #地震

Apr 17, 2024: Day 17: 📷 transcendence (@drewbelf) #mbApr You are connected to those in the past, in the present, and the future. You are transcendent. (📸 This is my …

Apr 17, 2024: Rewilding the internet The “internet is not an ecosystem. It’s a zoo.” Robin Berjon and Maria Farrell not only show how we have arrived at this online …

Apr 16, 2024: Day 16: 📷 flâneur (@chrisaldrich) #mbApr Daughter got some new kicks and immediately decorated them in her style. She travels at her own pace. 🌈✌️

Apr 15, 2024: Day 15: 📷 small (@jmanes) #mbApr Since I started this April photo challenge my 12 year old daughter has been inspired and has been participating with …

Apr 15, 2024: The next stop of my (unplanned) specialty coffee tour of Kitahama #Osaka is Brooklyn Roasters, right on the river with a fantastic patio. The shop is …

Apr 15, 2024: Enjoying a pour over and cookie at the School Bus Coffee Stop in Kitahama #Osaka ☕️

Apr 14, 2024: This morning when I woke up to gentle sunlight and blue sky coming through my window, while everyone else was still sleeping in, I started A Prayer …

Apr 14, 2024: Day 14: 📷 cactus (@christopherchelpka) #mbApr Last Xmas my daughter gave me this little felt cactus to put on my desk so I would have some green …

Apr 13, 2024: Day 13: 📷 page (@robj) #mbApr After finishing off a 250 page notebook, I recently bought a new Leuchtturm1917 in Stone Blue. Also got a new Uni …

Apr 13, 2024: What a day! 🌞 Sports Day ⚽️🏅🏃‍♀️ for the school so I was out in the sun all day photographing the kids. OD’ing on Vitamin D right now. Need a shower …

Apr 12, 2024: Day 12: 📷 magic (@DaveyCraney) #mbApr The cherry blossoms are almost done 🌸! Here are fortune slips that must not have told of the best future, so …

Apr 11, 2024: Day 11: 📷 sky (@jedda) #mbApr Today was cloudy, so I decided to go shoot the Umeda Sky Building in the dark for you. Of course, I had to get some …

Apr 10, 2024: During my walk today… a school that pretty much every child wants to go to #osaka #anime #esports

Apr 10, 2024: Day 10: 📷 train (@starrwulfe) #mbApr The Nintendo Train through the cherry blossoms 🍄👸🚋🌸

Apr 9, 2024: It has been mostly cloudy, but I have gotten a few 🌸 cherry blossom shots and put them up on Flickr if you wanna have a quick scroll …

Apr 9, 2024: Day 9: 📷 crispy (@rom) #mbApr Karaage (fried chicken) with some sakurai mochi and hanami dango 🌸🍡

Apr 9, 2024: It is SOOOO windy out! 🌬 There are cherry blossom 🌸 petals on my balcony I am on the 12th floor!

Apr 8, 2024: Day 8: 📷 prevention (@anniegreens) #mbApr “Memory Park” is full of cherry blossom trees and a hanami spot for families in my …

Apr 8, 2024: Deb Chachra (@debcha@mastodon.social / @debcha.bsky.social) on CBC Spark. She hits a bunch of the main points of her great book “How …

Apr 7, 2024: Day 7: 📷 wellbeing (@ridwan) It’s been ☁️ overcast ☁️ every day during this cherry blossom season 😞 but finally we got some blue sky. An old …

Apr 6, 2024: Started listening to Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚

Apr 6, 2024: Day 6: 📷 windy (@Miraz) I went out to try and capture something for today’s @challenges theme, but it is just not that windy 😫 Staying within my …

Apr 5, 2024: Day 5: 📷 serene (@chiawase) 🌸🌸🌸 🌸🏯🌸 🌸🌸🌸 Just sat and watched this scene for a while this afternoon. Many feels from real life … IYKYK

Apr 4, 2024: Day 4: 📷 foliage (@pratik) Although we are only at something like 60% bloom for the whole region, some varietals bloomed last week. Now the leaves 🍃 …

Apr 3, 2024: Finished Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace by Feargal Cochrane 📚 A very readable, yet comprehensive, history of Northern Island over the past 100 …

Apr 3, 2024: Day 3: card 📷 (@val) Some sakura 🌸 themed greeting cards at a backstreet stationery shop. Unfortunately they didn’t stock any of those fancy 3D …

Apr 3, 2024: People not looking up so much today ☔️ (See yesterday’s pic micro.chadkohalyk.com/2024/04/0…)

Apr 2, 2024: A little night walk down by the riverside in my neighbourhood which is called “Palace of Cherry Blossoms” 🌸🏯 Finally the blooming has …

Apr 2, 2024: Day 2: Flowers 📷 (@davegullett) A photographer enjoys the blooming cherry blossoms

Apr 1, 2024: 📷 Day01 : toy (@pcora) Cherry blossoms will be blooming over the next couple of weeks, so I am going to see if I can somehow maintain a parallel theme …

Apr 1, 2024: Gorgeous day at Osaka Station 🌞 😎 🧸⛲️

Mar 31, 2024: What are you into? What would you like to GET into? My newsletter this month is on “making” and hobbies. Consider the possibility: maybe you aren’t …

Mar 31, 2024: Kyoto is CRAZY with tourists right now. We went to visit the family grave since we missed out last weekend. Cloudy, but got a couple of nice photos of …

Mar 30, 2024: Spent all day in the Wakayama mountains at a very eclectic Buddhist temple that will open soon. More photos but here are a few random shots. The main …

Mar 29, 2024: This was another great ep following the one with Simon Willison about finding the boundaries of LLMs oxide-and-friends.transistor.fm/episodes/… …

Mar 29, 2024: Bluesky, blue building 📸 No edits. Taken from the north side of Osaka Castle park.

Mar 27, 2024: Gorgeous spring day. Hung around Umeda enjoying the warm. There are still no cherry blossoms outside yet due to the cold, but the Hilton has a bunch …

Mar 26, 2024: Today I found out about Rev. Joanne Yuasa who this year started working as a chaplain at Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Base Kingston, where I went to …

Mar 25, 2024: Finished Governable Spaces by Nathan Schneider (@ntnsndr@social.coop) 📚 A positive read with a bunch of interesting branches to explore next. You can …

Mar 25, 2024: Appreciated this discussion about operations research and the “universal science” of advertising. Surviving adtech like I have, I was …

Mar 24, 2024: Really itching to go out on a photowalk. I’ve been on the backstreets at night but need to capture more. This rando snap I took since I liked the mix …

Mar 22, 2024: This is fun to play with jnolan.shinyapps.io/Populatio…

Mar 21, 2024: RIP Vernor Vinge file770.com/vernor-vi…

Mar 19, 2024: Haunting #longread on Irish remembrance & forgetting against the background of extremely low corp tax rates, 80+ datacenters (with 40 more …

Mar 19, 2024: Appreciated this accessible piece on the antitrust case against Amazon. (TLDR; jacking Marketplace fees to subsidize other parts of the business) …

Mar 18, 2024: Really enjoyed this interview of renowned scholar of Japanese history Thomas Conlan by the always excellent @becedo.bsky.social on his fascinating …

Mar 18, 2024: Handy comparison of Free and OpenSource Photo Libraries https://meichthys.github.io/foss_photo_libraries/ #photography #FOSS

Mar 15, 2024: Getting a boba at this neighborhood Taiwanese and Vietnamese cafe🧋

Mar 14, 2024: Lovely day to explore the backstreets of Nakazaki, home to many tiny coffee shops and art galleries #osaka #coffee ☕️

Mar 12, 2024: Currently reading: Governable Spaces by Nathan Schneider 📚

Mar 11, 2024: I would really like browsers to track the “Referrer” for new tabs. For example, if you click on a link in an email, from a social media post, or …

Mar 10, 2024: Started Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace by Feargal Cochrane 📚

Mar 8, 2024: Takoyaki right from the traditional source 📸

Mar 6, 2024: Started listening to Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1) by China Miéville 📚

Mar 4, 2024: Want to learn how to make digital music with visual programming? Or do you just want your mind blown for 10 straight minutes? Either way, we got you …

Mar 4, 2024: internet.exchangepoint.tech/internet-… Mallory Knodel (@mallory@techpolicy.social) points out that 2024 is a big year for Internet governance. …

Mar 3, 2024: We have been considering moving away from DnD as we wrap up our current campaign. Started reading this as one of the candidates The Wildsea: RPG by …

Feb 29, 2024: Monthly newsletter is out. This month’s message is short since there are so many links to photos of plum blossoms and castles and Tokyo! …

Feb 29, 2024: Had this Korean roast today. Nice and light. Very smooth to drink! Had it at a small weekly pop-up. The owner travels lots and brings back all sorts …

Feb 28, 2024: Networking our networks The HN Tokyo Meetup. As one Kansai person told me: “I can tell it’s a meetup for people who are into frameworks.” Last week I went up to Tokyo …

Feb 28, 2024: Blue sky at the train station. Today in Osaka was warm with a perfect sky. Spring is coming! 🌱🌼🌸

Feb 28, 2024: Osaka Castle from Genpachi Bridge. In a couple of weeks all those trees will be pink with cherry blossoms 🌸🌸🌸

Feb 28, 2024: "we all can't be Buddhas" I am posting this publicly so that I can reference it in links going forward. There might be a more common way to express this sentiment, this is just …

Feb 24, 2024: Just watched DUNE for the first time since the theatre. I think I like it a lot more on the second watch. It is actually really well put together, …

Feb 23, 2024: I haven’t been sick for quite a while. So I suppose I should not feel so betrayed, so wronged for being sick on this long weekend 😷 But it still sucks …

Feb 21, 2024: Back in the big 大

Feb 21, 2024: The HN Tokyo hntokyo.io meetup last night. About a 100 people on the PARCO rooftop in Shibuya. Gorgeous view. Tons of new friends made. The startup …

Feb 19, 2024: Today I met @jamesvandyne in person! He showed me around his lovely office and then we went for a taco lunch 😏 We had a fun conversation about working …

Feb 18, 2024: On the Shinkansen 🚅 bound for Tokyo. Meeting some old friends and new over the next few days as I do my annual working holiday in the big city. I am …

Feb 17, 2024: Good time connecting with the wider community of devs in Osaka. We talked about all sorts of topics including using CoPilot in multilingual …

Feb 16, 2024: Enjoying @emilydingwrites@mastodon.world latest newsletter #MovableWorlds The writing is evocative and the accompanying little clips & photos …

Feb 16, 2024: The Heritage Foundations playbook for a Republican 2025 presidency will throw gas on the #ClimateCrisis turning everything including dishwasher cycles …

Feb 13, 2024: Listening to this podcast talking about using profilers to not only carbon-optimize your site, but also Linux, and your house 🏡 …

Feb 13, 2024: GitHub's Innovation Graph Rest of World has a piece on the fastest-growing countries for software development featuring GitHub’s Innovation graph. I got a peek at this …

Feb 12, 2024: Had a call with a friend I knew from Kyoto. We went to China together in 2004. I saw him once in Oakland in 2013. We occasionally have catchup calls, …

Feb 11, 2024: Blue sky in Osaka (We are here to see the plum blossoms, but they are not quite ready yet)

Feb 11, 2024: Leopard print 🐆 on the subway doors is 💯 🎯 Osaka

Feb 9, 2024: Big day today: the keys 🔑 have been handed over! We moved to Osaka in October and put our Kyoto apartment up for sale. Sold in December, and the new …

Feb 9, 2024: Speaking of Dungeons & Dragons, We have a long-time group doing the Strahd campaign… the DM commissioned cute voodoo dolls of our …

Feb 9, 2024: I know people are hatin' on AI/LLMs but they’ve improved my ritual spellcasting efficiency significantly! 🧙‍♂️😜

Feb 7, 2024: A wide-ranging and thought-provoking ep about crypto, AI, VCs, ZKs, quadratic funding, democracy, anarchism… Audrey drops the inspiring line …

Feb 6, 2024: 🙏 🥰 daverupert.com/2024/02/a… (Attached is a fuzzy photo of a server rack in a church alcove that I took at the Internet Archive more than a …

Feb 5, 2024: Started reading: Global Digital Data Governance: Polycentric Perspectives by Carolina Aguerre, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Jan Aart Scholte 📚 …

Feb 5, 2024: More on Decentralization Of course a couple days after writing my post consolidating thoughts of decentralization I found a piece by Nathan Schneider in my Omnivore called: …

Feb 4, 2024: “Live in a small apartment rather than a big, drafty house… Fly rarely… Work less… exercise … Tax the rich… basic income… capital toward home care and …

Feb 2, 2024: Started reading: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell 📚

Feb 2, 2024: Today at lunch I popped down to Namba Yasaka ⛩️ for a bite 🦷 More pix 📸 www.flickr.com/photos/sa… (The plum blossoms are out!)

Jan 31, 2024: Just an hour left in the last day of January, so sent out my monthly personal note with a little advice that might make you feel a bit better… …

Jan 31, 2024: On decentralization I really appreciated Mark Nottingham’s memo RFC 9518 on Centralization, Decentralization, and Internet Standards. In it he provides a wide-ranging and …

Jan 30, 2024: Spoke at Osaka Web Designer and Developer Meetup about my journey in tech. Talked about the never-ending technologies I had to learn, and the …

Jan 28, 2024: Watched this vid yesterday arguing that El-P is the most influential white rapper. So catching up on his non-RTJ stuff while doing laundry and chores …

Jan 24, 2024: Chilly blue sky from under the life insurance building

Jan 23, 2024: Mmmm 😋 Ethiopian coffee and walnut cheesecake o’clock at Ourlog Coffee Roasters ☕️ 🍰

Jan 23, 2024: They even sent stickers all the way to Japan for me! Thanks @jean!

Jan 22, 2024: Gonna be up in Tokyo on my annual retreat from Feb 18 to 21. What should I see? Who should I meet?

Jan 22, 2024: The high school volleyball teams brought home some silverware from the regional tournament this weekend!! 🙌🎉 Girls Volleyball team got first place 🏐 …

Jan 22, 2024: TIL that Wikipedia maintains a list of hoaxes, ie. times the org has been tricked, and how long it took to correct the record. Talk about …

Jan 22, 2024: “Change moves at the speed of trust.”

Jan 21, 2024: CO₂ emissions from Osaka to Tokyo: 🚅 Shinkansen is 4.2kgs/person ✈️ = 12x🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅 🚗 = 30x 🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅 🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅🚅 From …

Jan 21, 2024: Tragic discussion unseen-japan.com/noto-peni…

Jan 20, 2024: Spotted on the entrance to a Starbucks at Umeda St. Other than seeing one small pro-Palestine demonstration (4 people) I haven’t seen much here. …

Jan 20, 2024: Started listening to: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik 📚 Saw a review: “imagine Aubrey-Maturin, but Stephen Maturin is a dragon.” …

Jan 20, 2024: SLIM lander press conference hence starts in 5 mins www.youtube.com/live/Udh6…

Jan 20, 2024: The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon was launched last September from JAXA’s southernmost facility at the Tanegashima Space Center. I visited last …

Jan 20, 2024: 10km to the surface of the moon! Watching the SLIM lander live on YouTube www.youtube.com/live/Udh6…

Jan 19, 2024: “Ministry for the Future” is my fav radicalizing read about the #climatecrisis, filled with real-life proposals played out in the book. …

Jan 16, 2024: First book read in 2024: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers 📚 🤖 🍵 🥰 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jan 15, 2024: Out for some fresh air… and some castle! 🏯 Osaka Castle is an amazing facility. Although it dates back to the 16th C, it has been rebuilt (a couple …

Jan 13, 2024: It was a fun concert. In the third section they played mandolin renditions of hit songs from decades ago while the crowd sang along. Made me imagine …

Jan 13, 2024: Current status: mandolin concert 🎶

Jan 11, 2024: Started reading Becky Chambers’ acclaimed solarpunk novel about a tea monk serving up comfort and I think this prayer will be immediately understood …

Jan 11, 2024: Started reading: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers 📚

Jan 9, 2024: Just watching this new show “Rainbow Closet” and it’s intense 😭 The power of a national broadcaster. (バリバラ is another good show!) …

Jan 8, 2024: And now Kakuei Tanaka’s house is on fire!? #2024GoesHardOnJapan www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html…

Jan 8, 2024: Thinking about another annual retreat to Tokyo. Last year I went up for a few days, stayed at the Tokyo Dome Hotel, and met up with some old IRL …

Jan 7, 2024: It’s the 7th of January so time for a steaming bowl of Seven Grasses en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana…

Jan 7, 2024: Concentric circles of content Boris goes through his complex social media setup: Mostly POSSE bmannconsulting.comBoris Mann …

Jan 5, 2024: Watched Forrest Gump tonight for the first time since I saw it in theatres when it came out in 1994. Wow, still stands up 👏 😭 👏

Jan 5, 2024: Perfect blue sky for some 初詣 ⛩️

Jan 3, 2024: 2024 is “The Year the World Votes” because nearly half the world will be voting for new national leadership. Here is a roundup from FP. A big year for …

Jan 2, 2024: This panel of women leaders from the Yukon was a fun listen and very inspiring for 2024. The assumption of subsidiarity in the North reminds me of …

Jan 1, 2024: Earthquake! Whoa we felt that in Kyoto

Jan 1, 2024: 明けましておめでとうございます🎉🐲

Dec 31, 2023: ゆく年くる年 is literally my favourite TV show. I look forward to it every year! #nhk

Dec 31, 2023: Sent out my final newsletter of the year! Now it is time to kick back, get the noodles going, and watch some end of year Japanese TV (for the last …

Dec 31, 2023: Best of 2023 I think this photo is my fav of the year. Historically my annual “best of” posts are a roundup of the best books and film I consumed, but this year I …

Dec 30, 2023: Hagia Sophia As described in my previous post, Istanbul is a city of layers. Nothing demonstrates this more than one of the gems of the city: the Hagia Sophia. …

Dec 29, 2023: Nice discussion with @becedo.bsky.social on how Nihon Shoki & Kojiki are treated through time newbooksnetwork.com/meanings-… If you want to …

Dec 26, 2023: Got a nice snack pack for the winter holidays from the company. 🎁 It’s a nice tradition. This year I got a chocolate set 😋

Dec 25, 2023: Merry Xmas! 🎄 After opening prezzies we drove to Ako, famous for Chuushingura (The 47 Ronin), and had lunch with a lovely view of the Seto Inland Sea. …

Dec 24, 2023: Christmas Eve on the water! Cruising around the Biwako on the Michigan

Dec 22, 2023: Last day of work for 2023 is done. ❄️ What a year! 🗓️ And I finished it with Inbox Zero 💪 Tonight I took a yuzu bath 🍋🛀 as I enter 10 days of rest, …

Dec 20, 2023: 11 year old: “OMG my friend she is SO ready for the zombie apocalypse! She can climb trees 🌲 she has a katana 🗡️ AND she has an iPad with OFFLINE …

Dec 20, 2023: From Heatmap Daily: “Americans often refer to their electricity or gas providers as ‘public utilities.’ But only about 15% of the population is served …

Dec 19, 2023: Perspective on Palestine — Review of The Hundred Years' War on Palestine In The Hundred Years' War on Palestine Rashid Khalidi takes us through six turning points of modern Palestinian history woven with family and personal …

Dec 19, 2023: My copy of EMPTY KYOTO and 2024 Calendar from @hermosawave@photog.social has arrived! 📸🎋⛩️ hermosawavephotography.com/emptykyot…

Dec 17, 2023: My uncle-in-law was decorated with the “Order of the Rising Sun” 🎖️ for his contributions to basketball in Japan 🎊 This is his medal. When …

Dec 17, 2023: Chili crab time! 🦀

Dec 17, 2023: Interesting ideological analysis of Cixin Liu’s popular Three Body series, especially this bit on how Chinese and American reactionaries use one …

Dec 16, 2023: He also has this striking map showing countries coloured depending on if most of their wealth is owned by the bottom 80% or top 5%. (Luckily in this …

Dec 16, 2023: Maps showing “% of Total Wealth Owned by the Top 1 Percent” per country by continent. From www.rubenmathisen.com/blank-2

Dec 16, 2023: Another great video from About Here: #density #urbandesign

Dec 15, 2023: It is Dec 15th in the year of our Lord Buddha 2566 and it is deva-damned 23°C out here‼️ 🥵

Dec 13, 2023: Adobe PDFs… just… no… NO! 😫

Dec 12, 2023: Daughter’s grade 6 class is working on the topic of “materialism” right now. It is inspired by this photography project from a while …

Dec 11, 2023: I’ve heard of “ducks in a row” … but… 📸 🐦

Dec 10, 2023: My 14 year old daughter to me: “I’ve never seen a grown man cry… except for when you watch Totoro. Every… single… time…” Truth! 🥹🥹🥹🌱🌽🐈🚌

Dec 10, 2023: Blue skies and primary colours walking around the neighborhood today 📸 #Osaka #Tenma #Ogimachi

Dec 8, 2023: Started reading The Hundred Years' War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi 📚 Only one chapter in and it’s more complex than I thought. Got new perspective …

Dec 8, 2023: Been shopping for overear headphones to replace my old Sony’s. Today these landed in my inbox randomly! They look great! Love the idea of repairables …

Dec 6, 2023: Started listening to the full-cast audio of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett 👼😈 📚

Dec 6, 2023: Finished How Infrastructure Works by Deb Chachra 📚 Enjoyed it a lot. Full of wonder! See my chapter notes here: www.goodreads.com/review/sh…

Dec 6, 2023: Osaka Tenmangu. Sugawara-no-Michizane stopped on his way to Dazaifu before being elevated to God of Letters. (Learn more about him and the fight …

Dec 5, 2023: Nice intro to an incisive book. End of the year is a time for reflection, but it is ALWAYS a good time to re-examine your inner work camp. #burnout My …

Dec 3, 2023: Clock tower at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. I graduated the One Year Program in 2000, and came back to work in the PR office from 2002-5. Now, in …

Nov 30, 2023: Posted my end of month roundup newsletter. This month’s theme is “Continental Edges” buttondown.email/chadkoh/a…

Nov 29, 2023: I see the traditional Christmas Kurage have been set out 🎄🎅🏽🪼

Nov 27, 2023: Istanbul — Look around, feel history Istanbul, Constantinople, Nova Roma — the city at the crossroads of the world — is a city of layers. First settled 6000 years ago each new community …

Nov 27, 2023: Today is a working day of planning and reading. The perfect day to walk-to-think, periodically stopping at cafes to read/write. I am wandering through …

Nov 26, 2023: Uploaded a bunch of photos/vids from Istanbul. You can check out the collection. I will follow up with a blog post later this week. 📸 …

Nov 26, 2023: Early Sunday morning, everyone in the household asleep 😴 I sit on the balcony in the cool autumn weather 🍂 with a cup of steaming coffee ☕️ bathing in …

Nov 25, 2023: In this in-depth Syllabus interview with Evgeny Morozov, William Davies presents a handy periodization of neoliberalism, including how their thought …

Nov 25, 2023: Takes me back to when I was working in Nagoya port as a bunker agent one season and boarded about 120 ships. Fun to learn how to read infrastructure …

Nov 24, 2023: Enjoying“How Infrastructure Works” by Deb Chachra with a nice mocha and donut at my new local coffee joint, a funky hipster place that is also an art …

Nov 24, 2023: Currently reading: How Infrastructure Works by Deb Chachra 📚 I was looking forward to start this book, but chapter 1 has me really excited. I will do …

Nov 24, 2023: A nice little video walkthrough of Embark, featured in the latest Ink & Switch essay on dynamic documents: www.youtube.com/watch

Nov 21, 2023: After 24 hours of 🚕🛩️🚌🛩️🚌🚕 I am back in Osaka 🇯🇵 Perfect blue sky and 17°C. Gorgeous! Kids will be home soon and it will be Turkish Delight for …

Nov 20, 2023: Wheels up! See you in Japan!

Nov 20, 2023: Last view of the sunset coming up over the Asian side of Istanbul, across the Bosphorus Strait. Soon I will be getting in a taxi to the airport, and …

Nov 19, 2023: Appreciate this deep dive on the costs to provide secure and private chat from an org I whole-heartedly support: Signal. They even dig into some of …

Nov 19, 2023: Istanbul is the city of cats. I am at Kahve Dunyasi, a sort of Turkish Starbucks. It is pouring rain outside, so the cats take refuge inside the cafe!

Nov 19, 2023: Only a couple days left in Istanbul. Went back to the Hagia Sophia. Just amazing to think of this being built in the 6th century, and added to and …

Nov 14, 2023: Rooftop breakfast overlooking the Bosphorus as the sun rises over Asia

Nov 12, 2023: More scenes from Istanbul: the Galata Tower, symbol of the old 13th Genoese colony at the Fenerbahçe stadium in Kadikoy on the Asian side of Istanbul …

Nov 10, 2023: Some scenes from Istanbul: the Hagia Sophia inside the Hagia Sophia sun rises over the Bosporus from Asia the walls of Theodocius II, built in the …

Nov 10, 2023: The roar of the chanting fans in the Besiktas stadium beside my hotel MIGHT keep me up for another 50mins for the second half of their Europa Conf …

Nov 9, 2023: Welcome to Istanbul!

Nov 8, 2023: Whoa! The route is through Russian airspace! No polar route or southern bend for me this time. Turns out Turkish Air is one of the 55 that still fly …

Nov 8, 2023: The last time I was at T3 Haneda was before the border opened last year. It was a total ghost town, not one restaurant open and I had to eat at 7-11. …

Nov 8, 2023: Almost time for wheels up! (Osaka Itami Airport)

Nov 8, 2023: Just left the house. It is now 🚎🚌✈️✈️ Osaka → Haneda → Istanbul

Nov 5, 2023: Attending the Internet Governance Forum - Stakeholders (This is a post in a series about attending the Internet Governance Forum 2023 in Kyoto.) To describe where the Internet Governance Forum fits in …

Nov 5, 2023: Today, November 5th in the year of our lord Buddha 2567, the weather was 28 flippin’ degrees celcius here in Osaka 🥵 #ClimateCrisis

Nov 4, 2023: Took the new bike for a ride down the river this afternoon. Hit the old Sakuranomiya Public Hall, which used to be the entrance of the Japan Mint; …

Nov 4, 2023: Been prepping for my trip to Istanbul next week. Getting excited! So much to see so I have to be choosy. If you have recommendations please share! 🛫🇹🇷

Nov 2, 2023: “Some thoughts are come in to your head to die… but if brain is sick enough?” Genius 👏👏👏 ⌨️ #mechanicalkeyboard …

Nov 2, 2023: And now for a little specialty coffee. This is an Ethiopian bean from Tamiru’s Sky Project. You can learn more here …

Nov 2, 2023: Found a nice little restaurant in the Asahi Newspaper buildings in downtown Osaka for lunch with my wife. I used to come to these buildings 20 years …

Nov 2, 2023: Attending the Internet Governance Forum - Experience (This is a post in a series about attending the Internet Governance Forum 2023 in Kyoto.) The Kyoto International Conference Center is a sprawling …

Oct 31, 2023: Monthly Newsletter is out! buttondown.email/chadkoh/a…

Oct 31, 2023: IETF got backronym game 👏👏👏 SIP Best-practice Recommendations Against Network Dangers to privacY (sipbrandy) DANE Authentication for Network Clients …

Oct 30, 2023: Attending the Internet Governance Forum - An intro The Internet Governance Forum is a multistakeholder forum established by the United Nations and held annually around the world since 2006. The 18th …

Oct 29, 2023: Another of Japan’s charming manhole covers

Oct 29, 2023: Took the train up to Kyoto to the old apartment to pick up some things and see how the real estate agency interior designer staged the place with all …

Oct 23, 2023: Under the bridge art in Osaka

Oct 22, 2023: Well, we made it. Moved to Osaka successfully. Still some unpacking to do, but we made good progress. Really helps being minimalist 😅 Today at lunch …

Oct 21, 2023: Went to Osaka to pick up keys to the new apartment. Popped into the neighbouring Tenjinbashisuji shopping arcade, which is said to be Japan’s longest …

Oct 21, 2023: Look what arrived the day before we move out! It is the pre-order I made forever ago of Jocelyne Allen’s translation of Susumi Higa’s award-winning …

Oct 19, 2023: Goodnight Kyoto (from my balcony of the past 18 years)

Oct 19, 2023: Since I moved my standing desk, monitor, and everything out of the coworking space in preparation for our move to Osaka, this has been my standing …

Oct 18, 2023: On my way to get a latte ☕️ and maybe a slice of cake 🍰 just walking past a 13th C temple ☸️… as you do in #EverydayKyoto (only 4 more days left until …

Oct 18, 2023: Forget that man baby manifesto, I recommend this one 🌱 www.sustainablewebmanifesto.com

Oct 18, 2023: GOLD: an acronym for sustainable web design principles = Green, Open, Lean, Distributed. 🌱Read more at branch.climateaction.tech/issues/is…

Oct 17, 2023: Stopping flying considerations 🔗 Should I stop Flying — Outside Online Appreciate the discussion in this piece. It is something I have thought about for years, and actually one of …

Oct 17, 2023: Good morning, clear blue sky. ☸️ 📸

Oct 16, 2023: Got a Covid booster in one arm, and a flu shot in the other 😵‍💫

Oct 15, 2023: 🐡 Fugu skin hot sake 🍶

Oct 12, 2023: 🌅 Sun has set on the final day of the #IGF2023. I attended 21 sessions, only about 5% of what was on offer. I had many interesting hallway discussions …

Oct 11, 2023: Gorgeous day for day 4 of #IGF2023 at the Kyoto International Conference Center. Today we discussed how the nature of the internet has changed and how …

Oct 10, 2023: Day 3 of #IGF2023. Starting the morning off with a Tor session. The weather has finally brightened up so we can get a nicer view of the Kyoto …

Oct 9, 2023: Official greetings at the opening ceremony for the #IGF2023 conference. Lots of messaging around keeping a SINGLE internet, and “global …

Oct 8, 2023: A few snaps from Day 0 of the #IGF2023 (Descriptions in the alt tags)

Oct 8, 2023: Been in #IGF2023 sessions all morning. Doing booths and hallway track in the afternoon. Just had Taro Kono and Maria Ressa walk by.

Oct 7, 2023: Just finished Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy by Henry Farrell, Abraham Newman 📚 (off the cuff review posted on …

Oct 6, 2023: The new Nintendo mural is complete in the Hankyu underground passage between Karasuma and Kawaramachi stations! I popped down early before there were …

Oct 5, 2023: The UN’s #IGF2023 is about to kick off on Sunday. Over 7200 people will be attending here in Kyoto. Already I feel like a ton of people have …

Oct 3, 2023: Opening with a quote from Invisible Cities and celebrating reading to muse on atomization and social capital? This was a nice little read …

Oct 3, 2023: Been waiting for the internet repairman for 2 days, recalling those times on the road with spotty to no internet connection. O! Where art thou …

Oct 2, 2023: Goodnight Kyoto

Oct 2, 2023: Finished The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow 📚 If you want to catch up on 20 years of Cory Doctorow’s advocacy for a better society in just a few …

Oct 2, 2023: Sharing my Mastodon and Bluesky links with the accompanying 🐘 and 🦋 emoji I realize the “Elephant & Butterfly” would make for a cozy …

Oct 2, 2023: First! Hello there! 👋 Thought I would give a quick self introduction. I am a 🇨🇦 in 🇯🇵 interested in tech and society, Buddhism, travel, and more. You can get …