Monday, January 27, 2003

[meet friend]
I met Trevor in the office today. He is the first American I became a friend after I came to US. It's almost three years ago since first time I met him. He speaks 5 to 6 languages, including Japanese. I remember that he said "Teyu-kasa-" so many times, which makes me feel home everytime I hang out with him. We haven't been able to communicate such a long time, but I felt something between us are connected.

Welcome back, Trevor! You might be my first moblog target. ;)

Sunday, January 19, 2003

[moblog equipment]

I'm in the transition of changing cell phone, from Motorola StarTac to Sony Ericsson T300. I love this phone. This phone can take pictures with camera attachment, and it's really fun. I think using email to send photo is a great idea. I can send the picture just after the moment I took something. I'm thinking to start moblog sometime soon.



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Wednesday, January 08, 2003

[seen & notes]
Hhuu, it's always busy just after the new years day, aren't you? Well, that's not a good excuse. ;) Here is my Seen & Notes of the week. Please check it out.



The Innovative Technologies from Science Fiction for Space Applications (ITSF)
ITSF Factseet Keyword
[k] Everything human could imagine things would have the possibility of happenig in real. You can see a lot of things already happening from the imagination of Science Fiction. I enjoy this site a lot.




Dan Gillmor: What's ahead? Take the annual quiz tech forecast of year 2003. Where Apple goes?
[k] Well, Apple...., Jobs announced new things at MacWorld SF....., well.... 17inch Powerbook? Safari? Firewire 2?..... I expected Tablet Mac which uses Inkwell technology.



Could Diamond Chips Supplant Silicon? : Advantages include smaller size, durability, Japanese scientists say.
[k] Please make computer much faster. I hope there will be No system startup time in the future. Is that too fast? I don't think so.



Microsoft on horns of dilemma
*For Microsoft, the evolution of Longhorn is a delicate balancing act. If it makes only minor changes to the operating system, few people will buy it. But if it makes big improvements, it will have to take more and more time to tinker with increasingly complex Windows code, raising the possibility of errors and delays - and some customers still might not bite. *

[k] Maybe we can say same thing to buy a car, house, bike, camping tools etc. The era of *everyone should upgrade* might end up in the future. Why I need to buy $2000-3000 dollar thing every 2 years? My dad only needs to have buisiness software which runs on Win 98. According to him, he doesn't know the difference between Win2000, and he doesn't care XP. Also, he doesn't need to have an email account for private usage. He likes hiking on the mountain, though.



LivePhish
[k] Phish comes back! I saw Tray's show at Red Rocks. His guiter is amazing. I'm kind of away from this scene but I like the music itself.



Chromosome Linked to Alzheimer's Unravelled
Human beings have 23 sets of chromosomes. Three other chromosomes have been fully sequenced in the past three years: 20, 21 and 22.
[k] Here is an another important 23.



Mind Games
To beat the competition, video games are getting smarter
[k] I always felt that computer is stupid because of the weakness of V.S. Computer mode. This is an another reason why Video Game became a communication tool for us, especially when I was kid, it's a first priority topic you can play games having fun with friends. I didn't even needed to talk with my friends during the game, since I was communicating with them through the controller and it's mili-second interactions. We are the thumb tribe.



Electronic Grading: When the Tablet is Mightier than the Pen
[k] Does anyone has good thoughts using Pen interface for your daily computing?



No More Pencils, No More Bics
[k] Indeed, I don't want to bring laptop to bathroom, even I have wireless network connection at home. I might bring Tablet PC if I could read magazines on it.

Thursday, January 02, 2003

[blog mapping]

I knew Blogmapper from Joi's web site. This is an interesting approach to see how people connects each other. Since every blogs has it's own perspective, thoughts, and characteristics like the person who makes it. The blog mapping shall be somewhat dynamic to see the live organization of each individuals.

I thought it's very interesting to visualize such blog maps with Hyperbolic UI, and here is the closest mapping I can see at this moment. Imagine if you could browse this kind of blog map with dynamic Hyperbolic UI, that would reduce the amount of space on your blog and it would provide more dynamic way of seeing other blog updates! Well, I don't have any skill set to create it, but imagination is free. I hope it will be available sometime soon by someone. :)

O'Relly Creative Commons

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

[moblog]
Mobile Weblogs
Creative energy drives journals' evolution

*Perhaps it's a testament to the vitality of the new genre, but weblogs are not only multiplying, they are morphing. Just visit the weblog hosted by future-oriented California author Howard Rheingold (www.smartmobs.com), a companion to his recent book, ''SmartMobs,'' to see some of the creative energy driving the evolution of these Web-based journals. *

[k] I found this link from Flash: The Future site. This article reminds me of Justin's moblog article. While technology always intended to solve new problems, the real usage of the technology might be defined by it's audience because we can't expect just one scenario for one thing, there should be multiple scenario from different people's mind set and it's realities. Maybe Japanese people prefer to exchange their mobile photo image for dating, but that technology might have different meanings if it will be available to someone who lives in another realities. It's about the desire how people wants to make their life better.

I agree that blog are morphing, with many different new ideas from people's web of human consciousness. We shall aware of that some of new ideas around blog would happen from our Creative Commons, from many different people's thoughts and realities. Isn't that exciting?

Happy blogging. :)

A Happy New Year!

photo: New year sunrise of Mt Fuji in Japan.

Welcome to 2003!
May peace be in this planet, may hope be with you.