Support Tohoku Earthquake Victims!

Do you want to support the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and at the same time know exactly where the money goes? The Tohoku Donation page was created to do just that, support the victims of the earthquake/tsunami but also enable donators to track where the money goes.

Home Office Setup

Yesterday the whole of Japan was declared “state of emergency” and Elysium (my employer) decided to go mandatory remote work (we had a trial on Thursday and it went well enough). So, today, I set up my home office with a “standing desk” – one learning from Thursday’s trial was that sitting at the kitchen table was not a good option if I wanted my shoulders to stay healthy.

By the way, coincidently, the random web page I put on the browser turned out to have a relevant and important message in these times of fake news – “journalism is more important than ever”. Critically look at everything you read and the sources. Consider the reason why it was written; including underlying motives, positioning, view points, etc. Aim to understand over accepting/rejecting the message (use your empathy to “connect” with the author(s) and to understand).