Thursday, March 31, 2011

Various Blog Views

So I found something really interesting today - 5 different views for blogger blogs.

While I should be at work, my car broke down and is in the shop. I had to take a day off while it gets fixed. So I ended up poking around the various google sites and services I have. Particularly since that along with Google's "+1" announcement, that Google would be offering "Google Profiles" to Google App users finally. It's been a long time coming. So I was poking around to see what was what.

One thing lead to another, and I then stumbled on this view of my blog: robataka's blog. Soweeeeettt! Try the Flipcard view or the Snapshot view Maybe the more traditional Sidebar view is more to your liking. Or maybe Mosaic.

Pretty damn cool if you ask me. So the question is can I get it to work on the JANO blog. And will anybody even use 'em?

Monday, March 28, 2011

今日の気が付き 日が暮れる

I noticed this for the first time when listening to Twilight on Vangelis' The City album.








                Vangelis The City

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Android Blogging

So I just found this app for the android, an app that lets me blog from my droid phone.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Stand with Japan

I just found this site today - National Cherry Blossom Festival which is kind of embarrassing since a friend of mine from JANO has been telling me about it for a couple of years. But I noticed Elly had linked to on facebook. So I checked it out.

More importantly, though, I noticed this event they are having - "Stand with Japan"

The Festival invites you to Stand With Japan at the Washington Monument, followed by a walk around the Tidal Basin in the spirit of hope and rebuilding.

Beginning at 6:30pm on March 24, people will gather at Sylvan Theater (15th Street and Independence Avenue, SW) before walking the Tidal Basin. All donations received throughout the fundraising effort will go directly to the National Cherry Blossom Festival Red Cross Online Donation Site, directly benefiting the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I received this today, so if you want to meet some great people and help a really worthy cause, feel free to attend the following fund raising party.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

JANO Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

JANO has announced the start of their Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11,2011. See the details here:

JANO Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
JANO 東日本大震災義援金募集

Friday, March 11, 2011


グーグルは東北地方太平洋沖地震の災害に関する情報や被害状況をリアルタイムで更新していきます。 それと、家族など、Person Finder (消息情報): 2011 日本地震を公開しています


実はラジオやテレビからJANOあてに取材依頼が来ているんです。残念ながらJANOがそのような対応が出来ないんですね。 というのは、チャネル19およびWKSUに返信したように心境的にテレビなんかでる場ではない気がします。岩手県などに親戚がいる方はテレビやラジオに出るわけがないと思います。だって、心配で心配で仕方がないるような気分になっていると思います。家族と友達の安全確認できている方も出たくないと気がします。