Category Archives: Other
I’ve found the keyboard shortcuts for the Microsoft IME (Input Method Editor) to be poorly documented. I’ve tried to collect all of them here. Switching Between Input Languages These keyboard shortcuts switch between, for example, English and Japanese input languages. … Continue reading
I was attempting to use csv2ofx to convert Yodlee MoneyCenter’s exported comma separated value data into an OFX file, for use in GnuCash. I repeatedly got an error when exporting: KeyError: ‘Split Type’ This turned out to be due to … Continue reading
REI had 26×1.8 Michelin City tires at 25% off $28. I was worried about my decade-old tires, particularly the fact that at only 1.4 inches, rim damage seemed fairly likely on a tour. I nabbed the last two tires. I … Continue reading
I needed a set of front bicycle panniers for my upcoming West Coast ride. Since it will be rare that I’ll need more storage capacity than my Ortlieb Backrollers offer, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Nashbar … Continue reading
I’m looking for replacement bearings for a Shimano M760 XT rear hub. According to Shimano’s technical documents website, it uses 1/4″ bearings, nine per side. The lowest price I found for bicycle bearings was 25 for $4.80 at JensonUSA. However, … Continue reading
I can never find these when I need them: compact, low-volume, contact lens cases. The cases sold by contact solution companies are positively cavernous, sucking up a relatively tremendous quantity of solution every time you use them! I had an … Continue reading
Fremdschämen is a German word which means vicarious embarrassment on behalf of others. For examples, refer to almost anything that Ricky Gervais has made.
Dempster Highway to the Arctic, Vancouver to Inuvik is an interesting photo journal by David Cambon.
I’ve begun to gather information on rock climbing gyms in Japan and put them into Google Maps. This map is centered on Tokyo, but I’ll add gyms anywhere in Japan as I come across them. My goal is to provide, … Continue reading
The Rikaichan Project is a Firefox plugin which pops up translations information for Japanese characters. Usage: Install the Rikaichan plugin. Restart your browser. Navigate to a page with Japanese characters. Right-click on the page and select Rikaichan (see image below). … Continue reading