何よりも希望が必要な時代なんだなー

超不安社会到来

例えば、おじいちゃんの時代に生まれてたとしよう。何をやっても、ほぼどこの産業に就職しても、パイ全体が膨らんでいた時代、未来は輝いていたはず。毎年毎年、目に見えて家の中の家電も増えて、食べられる食事も増えて、海外旅行だって行けるようになった。親の時代。それなりにまだ日本の成長も進んでいて、日本は世界第二位の経済大国だった時代。日本人に生まれたことを皆誇りに思っていた時代だと思う。(click on title to read full story)

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生きるのって、結構大変

子供の頃、ホームレスになる人がいることを知って思った。人間、死ぬ気になれば結構なんだってできるのに、どうしてホームレスになって餓死とかしちゃうんだろう?子供の頃は、それなりに大人の世界の事情もわかっているつもりだった。けど、大人になって分かる。(てか”大人”大人にはなりたくありませんが)人間、死ぬ気になれないことの方が多い。死ぬ気になるぐらいなら、無気力に負け犬ですとお腹を見せて死んだ方が楽なこともある。そんなことがわかってしまったのって結構シュール。
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Tweetguru : TwitterでDMを複数人に送れるサイト

Twitterって便利…しかし、最小限の機能にとどめてるとこがあって、使い辛いとこも。例えば複数人にDMを送りたい時、同胞メールですね。thank you for following messageとか。そんな時はこちらのサイトがいかがでしょうか。

http://tweetguru.net

自分のtwitter IDでログイン

DMを送りたい人のIDをコンマ区切りで入力

メッセージ入力

すっごいシンプルで便利です。ただ、現在は最高12人までしか一斉送信できません。でも12人でもある意味十分。

Life Hack

well I knew the phrase “life hack” for long time, but didn’t think it’s this useful until I actually started using tools that claim themselves as “life hack tools”. Few things I’d like to share with you..

Google Japanese Input

When I read about this on the web, I was like “oh yeah, another great invention of google” and never actually got to use it. But few days ago, I happened to install, and believe me, it’s BRILLIANT! You can never go back to the default version.

Twitter

Same here, I signed up for twitter like more than 1 year ago, and never got to use it. Probably because I was busy, or had nothing to tweet about. But here I am, starting to use twitter for Magajin.com, discovered how wonderful the tool could be. You can’t “understand” by listening to people advocating how great the tool is, until you ACTUALLY USE IT YOURSELF. Take it as blog, rather than a communication tool with your friends (or you can always have private account aside public one) If you want to expand  your twitter community, you need to give away useful info, and in return you will get really nice ideas, or power to reach out to ppl.

Tweet Deck

One of the most useful gadget I found on the web lately, it let you handle few different twitter account with really simple and clean UI. It makes your twitter life 50% more stress-free. You can tweet in Japanese if you set it properly.

Google Chrome

I always preferred using FIrefox over Chrome. One day, I used it because Chrome had better connection with blogger (it’s somehow hard to type text into blogger entry box via FF). But then, discovered how great Chrome had improved, it was much faster! And there I found few add-ons I can’t live without (x-marks, hatena-bookmark) that I can load on to the browser. Now I’m using Chrome 80% of the time.  Well, I still miss “read it later” and “Aviary” addons on FF ( Chrome has them, but they are not working as good as they are on FF). The best thing is it doesn’t have “version up” as often as FF, that you need to install and reboot every time that happens. Also no reboot required for new add-ons for Chrome.

That’s all for now. You really should try out, trust me, it speeds up your IT life 20%, and twitter gives you new discoveries.

Magajin 英語なんて、いらない

Magajinのコンセプト、「英語なんて、いらない」

下手ながら、絵を描くのが大好きです。そして、日本の絵師の方々の絵って本当に上手いと思う。どうしたらこんなに上手く描けるわけ!?と思う。でも、deviantart.comとかみても、そういう上手い絵はそこまで投稿されてない…なんで?!やっぱ一番の原因は英語にあるとみた。英語でコメントとか貰っても困るし、てか意味ふだし。あー、もっとこう、日本と世界のお絵かき好きとがわいわい楽しく交流できる、ゆるい感じの空間って作れないもの?そういう思いつきから生まれたのがMagajinです。
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Magajin: I♥AM

For those who are proud to say,  I♥ Anime & Manga! I’ve been working on this personal project for almost 6 months, and it’s been really exciting experience. The reason why I’ve decided to create this web service is to empower individual creator especially in Japan who are so talented but cannot reach out (or maybe they don’t care about reaching out) to overseas fans. Even if they don’t care about showing off their great works, I’m sure it will be a great experience for both creators and fans to be able to interact cross-border. Imagine, you can exchange thoughts with people living over the sea, miles away, you don’t even know what language they speak. Tibetan? Swahili?  Magajin is for those who love Japanese style drawings derived from manga and anime culture, no matter where you live or what language you speak. English no more!  Magajin will be launched hopefully on May so stay tuned. http://magajin.com