Have a read through this post and tell me what you prefer:-
1. More regular life-from-Tokyo photo updates - but photos are iPhone Instagram quality or,
2. Lesser updates but taken with a DSLR - the type of photos that I usually take.
I personally prefer the regular landscape photos - the quality is so much better but current technology does not allow me to upload to the Internets from my camera - Sure I could use eye-fi but I cant post text with each photo. I want to be able to do updates on the go and thats what the iPhone currently enables me to do.
Currently I post everything to my Instagram (user id = dannychoo) which then gets propagated to my Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook - this post is a collection of those photos taken over the past week. Any Japanese in this post that you see was posted at the same time from the iPhone.
This post is called A Week in Tokyo 77 because I plan to go back in time to write 71 - 76 which will cover the past few months that I missed.
First photo - heading back to the office from lunch. I love Japan’s rail crossings - the sound feels so nostalgic from the time I first visited Japan.
Prepping the Itachari post. I use a software called Photo Mechanic to sort the order - there is a tool that then renames the image file name.
The photos are zipped up and uploaded to Mirai Gaia where the photos are then inserted into the database in the order that I specified and automatically sent to Flickr.
You will be able to use these tools in Mirai Gaia Ruby soon.
Figma Robocop is extremely well made!
You can look for him on one of the following trusted retailers.
Paying the annual fee to my neighborhood association which is known as Chokaihi ]. Its not compulsory but everybody pays it and is separate to the taxes that folks pay to the government.
This fee helps fund local activities in the area such as festivals. Paying of this fee goes way back into Japan's past where villages would ask residents to chip in.
You can choose not to pay it but cold stares from the neighbors you shall receive if you dont. Its only 2400 yen per year. Any similar fees like this in your neck of the woods?
Downloading the PSP version of Ridge Racers 2 - actually downloaded it first on my PS Vita and now downloading it on the PSP. Got it because the Vita version of Ridge Racer was apparently a rip off with only 3 tracks and 3 cars.
Ridge Racers 2 for PSP in action below.
Ridge Racer is my all time fave racing game. Folks say that the cars dont handle realistically - but how realistic are you going to get on a game console anyway?
What was the last game you bought?:Diablo 3
Break time with some Ridge Racers 2 - got myself one of those cables that allows me to play on the TV. Our Regza TV has a game mode which makes retro games (or anything with a lower resolution than full HD) look good.