Monthly Archives April 2014

Successful removal of rods from #4 SFP now up to 48%

Successful removal of rods from Fukushima’s #4 SFP now up to 48%. Spent fuel rods 726 (out of 1331); new (unused) fuel rods 22/202. 34 trips. This is a crucial and tricky operation. A lot of things have to work properly for it to be successful, despite the fact that under normal situations it is […]



Successful removal of rods from #4 SFP coming up to halfway

        via 福島第一原子力発電所4号機からの燃料取り出しの進捗状況|東京電力. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap’s free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on […]



Eventually the U.S. taxpayers will be asked to make “free-of-risk” bail-outs of “private” enterprises

Eventually the U.S. taxpayers will be asked to make “free-of-risk” bail-outs of “private” enterprises —Buckminster Fuller, p.87  “Critical Path”, 1983). via Critical Path book – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document […]



How to disallow comments for old blog posts – in bulk

WordPress has a single ON/OFF switch to enable and disable comments on all posts in a blog. But what if you want to turn off comments on just a few blogs, or all blogs older than 1 year old, for instance? Is there no alternative to editing each blog one at a time and turning […]



The Beginner’s Guide to Writing With MultiMarkdown | Michael Hyatt

I’ve heard about Markdown, a simple way of marking up simple text so that it appears as formatted, and have started exploring it (well, I downloaded an app, and saved an article on it to read later). Then recently this article by Michael Hyatt convinced me to get going with it. I started using Drafts […]



Cherry blossom roundup

I’m always a little bit crazy about sakura. This year I went to several places to see the blossoms. What you see below are some of the photos I took in Tokyo, Boso peninsula in Chiba prefecture, Kobe, and Yoshino in Nara prefecture. via Through the Sapphire Sky: 2014 Sakura, cherry blossoms. I did not […]



Heartbleed Bug – what is it and how does it affect you

I just spent several hours changing my passwords. Why? Because of this: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for […]



Word Stats for this blog

Science-fiction writer and Evernote Ambassador Jamie Rubin loves stats, keeps track of them and manages to pull them together into meaningful and interesting slices of information for others, as well as for himself. Quite an achievement. After reading a recent blog post of his Blog Stats for Q1 of 2014, I got interested in the […]



Revamping my Evernote

Revamping my Evernote. Why? I had too many tags (over 1,000) Too many notebooks (around 60) Too many “todo’s” scattered across 1 ToDo notebook and 1 ToDo tag (what the…?) Notes piling up unattended to in my inbox and ToDo tag and notebook Not doing regular daily, weekly and monthly reviews. Mission creep was affecting […]



Famed Sanriku Railway resumes service, partly thanks to Kuwaiti aid

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnpAWKfX7Qc’] This was all over the news this cold Saturday morning (temp was down to 13 degrees C inside!). Buried in a few obscure news sources was the fact that part of this remarkable resurrection was due to a massive donation by the government of Kuwait about a year ago (details below). MIYAKO, Iwate […]