Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Today I had the opportunity to begin the process of figuring out how to recycle in Japan. There is a lot to it and it seems to me, a little unnecessarily complex. Back home, where I live; there is one recycling bin. JUST ONE!!! Glass, aluminum, cardboard, paper; all thrown into one bin. There used to be three but I think the recycling company figured most people in the neighborhood to be too stupid or too lazy (or maybe both) to correctly recycle, that they turned it into one bin. This saves a lot of time for me and for everyone. It also gets more people on board and conscious of environmental impact.
Now that I'm in Japan, there are about five different bags as well as various ways I will have to recycle paper, newspaper, magazines, and cardboard. This is more complicated than The States. Generally, I always think of the Japanese as trying to simplify things before many countries, finding the path of least resistance. However, in this case, they are behind on the times.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I went snowboarding with my buddy Kurt the other day and took the zi8 out for a test drive as well as an editing test drive. Looks like I will need to get a mac as well as Final Cut Pro. I edited this on iMovie. The software ran alright for being free.
When I edit, prefer a lot of control. Compared to Windows Movie Maker, iMovie is dominant. Its easy to use and operate. But if you have spent time editing, it doesn't allow much control; which becomes a big issue for me.
Well, with that out of the way, maybe I should mention I'm moving to Japan. One week (give or take a day) from now.
Ha. Maybe it would have been more important to mention this earlier? Well, I would have. Sadly, I didn't. Oh well.
There is a lot in store for me down the road. I'll keep you posted (if you read this garbage).