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@manton Thank you sir!

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My last day as a 45 year old had a spectacular sunset. My 12 year old took this photo 📸 🌆 👌

Sunset lights up the bottom of striated clouds curving across the sky. A plane flies over above
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View from the Cybozu Osaka office. We are here and ready for our workshop tonight

Wide angle shot of downtown Osaka from the 35th floor
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@chadkoh (Fun fact: one of my very first jobs was working as a program assistant at the The University of British Columbia Centre Intercultural Communication. That summer we worked with members of Korea Telecom's leadership team on management skills for a global workforce. That was more than 25 years ago!)

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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 to the awesome Cybozu office and hang out with us:

www.meetup.com/osaka-web…

Presentation slide with a picture of the book and the Agenda:
&10;About the book
&10;Introduce the 8-scale model
&10;Work through 3 of the factors in our groups
&10;→ (Do more as time permits)
&10;Final comments
&10;Socializing! 🍻
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Myaku Myaku train in the early evening 📸 🚋 🦠

#Osaka #大阪

train with Myaku Myaku, the 2025 Osaka Expo mascot, passes over head on a tran bridge. Chad takes a photo from a grassy field below. The scene is lit by a low sun from behind, casting Chad (and his bike's) shadow across the grass
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@val Thank you! I have many more on my Flickr, since you are the adventurous type 😉

Trip reports here: chadkohalyk.com/category/...

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@crossingthethreshold I think of the guides I had... and what their life might be like now. They were really honest with us once we were out in the desert, away from prying eyes.

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It could be better for everybody — a review of Limitarianism in just 335 words micro.chadkohalyk.com
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@crossingthethreshold That sounds amazing. There is probably a historical project out there that we could submit our photos and slides to in order to preserve the past. If you find one please let me know!

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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 I linked in a post with some of my photos from 2004. What a place. 😔

chadkohalyk.com/2019/04/0…

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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. Link below, but I will to write a trip report soon with context.

www.flickr.com/photos/sa…

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@chrisaldrich Just listened to the ep. Some good points brought up, especially about constantly re-inventing the wheel. It is a common trope in computer science for us to go back and browse the libraries of the 1970s (or earlier!) and dust things of to try and re-implement in a modern context. So many great ideas in the past, it is worth having a walk and a listen to get inspired!

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Fun NBN interview with Richard Jaffe about his book Seeking Sakyamuni, a book I adore. 📚🎙

Interview: newbooksnetwork.com/seeking-s… My chapter notes: www.goodreads.com/review/sh…

Also good to hear @ssiddiqui83’s voice again!

#Buddhism #Japan #history #books #podcast

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Started the second volume of The First Law series Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie 📚

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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! It was the 2024 Craft Gyoza Fest! 🥟🥟🥟 #Osaka #Japan #餃子

Long shot of people walking under a pink banner advertising the Craft Gyoza Fest 2024 on a bright sunny day
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Perfect blue sky at Osaka Castle 📸🏯

Looking up at Osaka castle, the brass fittings glitter in the sunlight
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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 announcement that CBC is cancelling Spark after 17 years! 😱

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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 ⚙️ 🎶

youtu.be/RKOpb-fZd…

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Stopped at School Bus before the kids get home for a little writing on the patio in the sun ☕️

A cookie and cup of coffee beside an iPad on a table outside. The cookie is served in a coffee filter stamped with the School Bus Coffee Stop logo.
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@mejh I have about a dozen iPhoto libs on my 12TB Synology that I really need to collate. But I refuse to use Adobe products.

Btw, I forgot to ask about your camera setup. What are you shooting on when you are off in Antarctica etc?

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Under the tracks 📸

#Osaka #Japan #streetPhotography

dark underpass under railway tracks during the day. The underpass is initally squared off, but then partway there is an arch from a previous period. On the far side a woman walks to the left. Above is a sign that says けた下制限高1.9M indicating the max height is 1.9m
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@maique love that shirt! 😭

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@jean Sorry to see you go, but congratulations on the house and I look forward to continued photos of the spectacular Oregon coast! 🤩

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@mejh I am using Photos too, but I really wish I had Aperture back. I have been looking at some alternatives (on1 and Capture One) since I need something that can manage photos on my Synology. I have a few hundred gigs worth of photos, and they all can’t fit in my MBA.

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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 Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. This in an interactive session.

www.meetup.com/osaka-web…

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🤦‍♂️ OMG why do I do this to myself… it was just a week #travel #photography

Screencap of a photo album called “Taiwan ALL” containing 1799 photos and 94 videos
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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 even finishing I got the rest of the series. Been a while since I read a rollicking fantasy like this. Definitely reminiscent of Locke Lamora.

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Wall art in the alley behind Kyobashi Shotengai #Osaka #StreetArt

wall panels painted with closeups of faces with striking eyes, crying tears of bright coloured paint
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Metagov has a $200k grant program for improving interoperability amongst decision making tools. Applications open until May 31st.

Learn more: metagov.github.io/interop/

Email interop@metagov.org with your questions

#governance #interop #grants #research

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@maique That bottom one is the tsukubai at Ryōan-ji in Kyoto! 吾, 唯, 足, 知

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuk...

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ISOC has a new hefty research program covering:

  • Greening the Internet
  • The Internet Economy
  • A Trustworthy Internet
  • Decolonizing the Internet

www.isocfoundation.org/grant-pro…

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@starrwulfe it was a very enjoyable trip. I am looking forward to going again for a bit longer.

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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 Canadian!” 🍁 Canadians helping Canadians, all over the world 🤝

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Currently at the airport getting ready to leaveve Taiwan for Japan. It has been a great trip. I have learned a bunch, and had my curiousity piqued even more. If anyone has any recent book recommendations on Taiwanese identity formation in the past decade, please let me know!

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Taipei Zoo!

Chad poses with statues of animals like a sun bear, leopard, and pangolin at the zoo entranceChad’s daughter takes a closeup shot of a tamarin monkey sitting on the handrailChad selfie with a sun bear in the distanceChad selfie with a peacock on the handrail, its tail feathers sweeping down

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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 spot was a jinja ⛩️ during Japanese colonial times. We also went down the secret escape tunnel for visiting heads of state, equipped with a slide! 🛝

Front of the Grand Hotel, an imposing symmetry structure in Chinese style Chad in the lobby of the Grand HotelDetail of the eaves and pillared exterior of the Grand HotelA gold, three clawed Japanese dragon sculpture that has water flowing upward from its mouth in a fountain. Medals adorn the front of the fountain from people who have apparently had their wishes granted by the dragon

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@jedda considering I am currently in Taiwan right now, I totally planned on a similar shot, but between all the moving around and the museum, we just didn’t have the opportunity to get a boba🧋

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@mejh please let me know your Signal or Line or contact me via chadkohalyk.com/contact/ and let’s try to set something up!

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@mejh That sounds great! We are heading to Jiufen today. Will be back tomorrow staying up in Zhongshan district. We leave on Saturday. Will confer with my family schedule to see if there is an open time. Is evening doable by you? (kids are usually wanting to spend the evenings at the hotel TikToking 😒

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@baldur

They’re my soothing koans to calm the phantom pain of my long-amputated conscience

👏 👏 👏

Epic line. However in the case of amputation, you actually had a limb at one point. Many people are so trapped in individualism that they never had their conscience developed in the first place.

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@mejh nope! I am running on very basic knowledge. Completely ignorant, terrible tourist who only knows very few words. If you have recommendations (or warnings!) I am forever grateful.

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@jedda Ice Cubes is great! Free, tons of features, looks nice, and very active development.

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@maique This looks like a scene in a horror movie where an innocent person looking at their phone realizes that they are soon to be a victim when the shadow of the giant spider is cast over them 😱😱😱

Amazing composition! 👏

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@eumrz A sliver of blue... nice composition!

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@Miraz Oh yes! It's perfect!

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@baldur OOooh I want to know what this is in reference to! Spill the beans! 🍿🍿🍿

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@Miraz Very cinematic