Quite a bit has happened in the past 3 weeks since Desk Diary 2010/05/27 ^^;
Been running on fumes since last October and I think the body is beginning to take a toll. Have been rather knackered for the past week or so. Trying to plan a couple of days off to visit Nasu after getting back from Los Angeles.
Spinal hernia has also been giving me grief lately. Probably because of the damp weather but could also be because of all the running around.
The current schedule means that I don't get as much time as I would like to post updates - I could post updates more often like I do on Tsubuyaku in the form of photos but they wont have much dialog to go with them. Would you enjoy more photo updates or just prefer less occasional updates with more dialog?
A few additional bits n pieces around the desk in the form of 2 suddenly acquired iPads - wifey been using hers lately and implementing it into her daily work flow.
As for me - I didn't know what I would do with one when they first announced it but now its a tool that I would find difficult to do business without. I take the iPad to initial meetings with business partners to show photos/screenshots which enables the other party to gauge how we can work together in the first meeting - rather than a few more meetings down the road.
I could show stuff on a laptop but due to the angle of the screen, it becomes awkward when trying show all members sitting around the table and fiddle with a pointer and keyboard. The iPad rests on the table for all to see and I can concentrate on what I want to say rather than muck around with controls.
Have also been increasing usage of social media to reach out to folks who may be a bit too busy to visit often. You can now find me on all of the following networks.
Each pane of Ikea Vika glass weighs at least 20 kilos each and I figured they are probably made of reinforced glass - been using these tables like this for a few weeks now without any cracking noises so far.
Getting rid of the extra leg gives more room below and makes the room feel more spacious. Anybody trying anything like this at home?
Thats it for now - need to do a load before I head off to Los Angeles next week for Anime Expo including:-
-Finish editing and narration for the worldwide version of Culture:Japan. We are doing this on a shoestring budget meaning that Fujiyasu-san and I need to do most of the work ourselves. We know its going to be worth it especially when the Japanese Ministry of Tourism has taken a huge interest in the show...
-Prepare talk material for my two panels at Anime Expo.
-Write up the next A Week in Tokyo.
-Photo session for Otacool 3.
-Finalize details for dannychoo.com x Fakku meetup in LA (Saturday 3rd from 3:30 at ESPN Zone) with figure giveaways and stuff.
I've just had my annual health checkup where I had to drink that Barium stuff again for the stomach scans. They gave me some medicine to give me the runs so that the stuff doesn't solidify in my stomach resulting in an operation but I'm running to the loo all the time ^^;