Finally Feedly’s native Mac OSX app arrived, and it’s available on App Store. This will save my RSS reading life. Without its native app, my experience with Feedly wasn’t particularly as happy as the one with Reeder. I also use the IFTTT service to post any Favorites on Feedly will saved for later on Pocket. I will share my reviews of this native app later.
I got a chance to watch this on my flight back from Singapore. Since my Python friend mentioned this film, I had been looking for a chance during my stay in Singapore. This turned out to be very good material to learn more about life in Singapore and relationship with maid worker. I like these films featuring local cultures and lives. They areJuliet in Love (朱麗葉與梁山伯) for Hong Kong and this for Singapore.
Its Wikipedia entry summarizes the storyline very well and there are lots of reviews posted online. The movie depicts both host family’s life with maid worker and her own life. I found it intriguing to see things from her point of view. It’s new to me. Lucky plaza, unemployed husband back home, leaving baby behind in someone else’s hands, being sent back home at airport.. the pieces of scenery I used to see/hear on the streets of Singapore come together as one picture. Good movie.
I came back from a short extra-leg business trip to KL and was asking on Hackers and Painters Facebook page if any interesting local events that I shouldn’t miss. This was one of the events recommended there and also highlighted on the newsletter from its organizer e27, the event organizer for startups mainly in South East Asia.
I have just been back from 1-week business trip to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. I had a great meeting with people down there, and I would like to introduce how much exciting things happening there in this entrepreneurship / startup space.
Last year Jack took me to the grand Tour of Pain as a finale for my stay in Singapore. We took lots of photos and videos along the way, and here’s the final edited version! (I can still taste friend banana in my mouse, slurp)
Ryo in action: many of my friends and my wife asked me what I was doing with “Python thing” and here is the one. This is the lightning talk (Python term for the elevator pitch) and closing that I was doing MC.
I have learnt a lot on how to work in more agile way. This was officially my first time working experience on volunteer basis, and, due to that nature, everyone in the group carry out things in the way they believe the best. That was eye-opening experience to someone from enterprise world (the “suits people” they label). To those who used to work with me at UBS and want to complain to me about my inclination to Confluence, we are outdated. The people here is now using the next generation tool (ahhh, this phrase sounds so outdated itself) of Sphinx with BitBucket. If you are one of those people and have not heard of these, please check out the links.
What is PyCon Singapore?
Python Conference (PyCon) is a series of community-based conference where Pythonistas gathers and exchange updates and experience on various topics related to Python programming language. Singapore has been hosting PyCon APAC, PyCon to represent the region until 2012 when Singapore handed over to Tokyo the 2013 event.
Sessions: Two session tracks with a keynote presentation. All in English.
Fees: Early bird – S$150, Standard – S$200, At the Door – S$250
Venue: Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Participants: about 150 participants
Singapore boasts for its diverse culture, so is its PyCon. Besides the majority of local participants, there were many participants who are originally from other countries. You see many Malaysian, Indonesian, and some from Americas and Europe who live and work there. There are a few flying in from other countries – including me from Japan. The diversity does not mean only their home countries and ethnic groups, but also language. All session tracks are in English, of course – which you find quite unusual in other Asian cities. Participants are speaking in their own languages among themselves during break, but if they see you non-local swinging by, they will immediately switch to English for you. I appreciated this very much during my visit after knowing how lonely it would be to get lost in translation in overseas conference. Continue reading →
July 1st is not only the last day of freedom of speech in HK with its handover to P.R.C, but also of my beloved Google Reader. It took me more than a week before I settled down with the new tool and feed manager.
Looking at all discussions prior to the X-day, Feedly seemed the best option to manage RSS feeds. I tested it with the export data from Google Reader via Takeout. it just works well. The real question is with its clients on OSX and iOS. Continue reading →
I stopped posting every run and ride here, but still continue the activities since then. What I have found so far is that doing exercise regularly keeps my mental healthy too. I suppose it doesn’t have to be physical exercise but it can be meditation or writing diary or cleaning desk – but it has to be done regularly and involves my own proactive move.
I tried, and most of other people tried as well, but, say “surfing YouTube regularly” doesn’t help when you want to have inner peace. If you want to bring up motivation and keep some rhythm in your day requires something that you proactively do something at regular basis. Not something you just turn it on and sit there. So the running and riding works for me. Continue reading →
Japan is full of green and ready for summer. We haven’t really been to the must-check spots, instead we spent very relaxing time in the places like Asahina Kiritoshi, etc.