Posts tagged “Japan”

Absurd Directory Structures

As soon as I saw the story about giant jellyfish sinking a Japanese trawler posted on MetaFilter, I sent the link to my friend Ryan via instant messenger. (Ryan, I know, is fascinated by tales from the Japanese fishing industry.) He said, “[the] story would’ve been perfect if the jellyfish had actually eaten the crew,”

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These costumed characters were used to promote Boong-Ga Boong-Ga at the Tokyo Gaming Convention. One is a poking finger, the other a poop keychain. Only in Japan…


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Japan Travel Tip

Well I guess if I’m ever in Japan … and … er … trying to … uhm … well … this might be … er … useful.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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