2020-12-01 「一生運動しなくても、日常生活に支障がなく、健康で快適な人生を送れる薬」 [長年日記]


The other day, after doing about 10 squats, my legs started shaking and I couldn't walk.

―― これはまずい

"This is not good"


Entering the telecommuting phase, after the emergency declaration has been lifted, I go to the public pool about twice a week and swim about 1000 meters.


I thought the first challenge in the corona disaster was prevention of infection and the second challenge was lack of exercise (and obesity).

水泳と食事制限で体重を維持できている ―― と思っていたのですが、実は、『筋肉を削り取っていただけ」という事実に呆然としています。

I was stunned by the fact that I thought I was able to maintain my weight through swimming and diet -- but actually, 'I was just shaving off muscle.



It's no surprise, but "swimming" is not part of our daily life.


The basic idea is to walk. or light run.


Of course, swimming would be beneficial in improving immunity.


However, daily physical fitness is maintained/operated in everyday life.



This corona disaster lasts until an effective vaccine or drug is developed and used safely.

And even with the advent of a vaccine and a drug, it will be impossible to completely subdue the corona scourge (we humans have never triumphed over a virus).


If so, it seems impossible to return to the past when remote offices were not the norm



The society of the future is a society that does not move and does not/can't exercise.


However, this is not a new paradigm.


In the past, with the spread of trains, buses, and private cars, humans came to stop walking.


Compared to the last time, the amount of change this time is small, but the small absolute value is incomparable.


My walk rate is sometimes even less than 100 steps/day. Because I just walk around the house.



If it's a part of my life, I can accept "exercise" as a part of my life, but to be honest, the pressure to "exercise" is painful for me.


Only behavioral changes can hardly be expected to transform us into a "body that doesn't need exercise".


If we expect the evolutionary process to take place, we have to prepare a very difficult environment, "person who does not exercise, becomes a survivor".


Even if we could create that environment, I think it would take at least 10,000 years or so to facilitate evolution.



So, that leaves us with drugs.


"A drug that will allow me to live a healthy and comfortable life without a lifetime of exercise and without interfering with my daily life.


You can only rely on this drug.


Well, after all, the last line I expect is science (chemistry).




"Drug Olympics"


Let's start looking into it seriously, shall we?


I think "Tokyo 2020" would be a good place to start.

2020-11-30 比して、私の人生の幕引きは、「かなり見苦しいものになるだろうなぁ」と思うのですよ。 [長年日記]


I signed up for NetFlix again.


The account and password used to be the same as the previous one.


Immediately I cancelled it.


However, I can use it for one month.


That's why we have a NetFlix "rush" situation in our house.



Then, I completed a quick study program for "Violet Evergarden" on NetFlix (including the extra stories) with my wife, and

Yesterday, my wife and I went to the cinema to see "Violet Evergarden the Movie".


It was a wonderful piece of work that did not disappoint us.

To talk about its splendor over and over again is also disheartening.



However, it is a little sad to think that this is the conclusion of "Violet Evergarden".

―― もう少し引っ張ってくれても、よかったかなぁ

"It could have been extended a little longer, I guess"


I thought that.


However, I also think that a great piece of art deserves a "beautiful ending".



In comparison, I think the end of my life is going to be pretty unseemly.

まあ、私の人生のラストが「クール」というのは、世の中の全てに許して貰えないような気がするんです ―― 理由はよく分からないのですが。

Well, I don't think everything in the world can forgive me for being "cool" at the end of my life! -- I'm not sure why.

2020-11-29 おそらく、IT音痴の政治団体の為の窓口業務コストを入れれば、実質の維持コストは、この数倍に跳ね上がるハズです。 [長年日記]


(Continuation from yesterday)


2 billion to build the system and 60 million yen in annual maintenance costs.


If you put in the cost of contact work for an IT deaf political group, the real cost of maintenance would jump up to several times this.


Ladies and gentlemen. Don't forget.


This is all our blood money.


- Instead of trying to use the system, which was created with their blood money


- Corona disaster situation, imposing a "remote office" on the public only


- making The "3 Dense" in town hall.


By all accounts, they are "politicians" and "people in political organizations".



Therefore, I would like to make a suggestion to the operator of the online system of political finance reports.


"Publish on the Web the name of the organization and the name of the politician associated with the political group that submitted it in writing".


It would not be a disclosure under the Personal Information Protection Act (not subject to Article 2.1.1 and 2). In the first place, political organizations are not individuals (not subject to Section 8).


Therefore, cross organizations that have submitted online off the list and update the list daily.

私、会社で似たようなことをやってきましたが、このような「By nameで世間に晒す」というのが、一番効果があります。

I've done something similar in my company, and in my experience, "exposing the name to the world" works best.


(For example, I kept a list and daily exposure on my mailing list of names of people who didn't meet deadlines for submission of documents.)


I think politicians and political groups will never start using the system if we don't do this level of work.



Let me see....


Can "I" use the "information disclosure request system" to do this?


I should not just complain and rely on others all the time.


I have done the "information disclosure request system" before (*), so I will try the request procedure immediately.


(*) Number of fatalities and scale of accidents in the last 10 years


Yeah, that's a good idea.


You may try to sort by the reporting party.


In addition, I am also interested in how much government offices "give careful consideration" for politicians and political organizations.


As a citizen, let's "support the incumbent prime minister who created the Digital Agency with data".


Maybe I can write it as a "DX" story in the series "The World in Numbers".



I've been warned.

According to the criticism of "Dr. Shibata, as an cutter analyst",

―― やるといったら、やる人

"If Ebata thinks it, Ebata does it"

Whether it's true or false.

2020-11-28 ・・・ おい政治家ども、お前ら、国民舐めとんのか? [長年日記]

Users of the "2 billion online political fund balance system" are 1%.

・・・ おい政治家ども、お前ら、国民舐めとんのか?

Hey, politicians, Are you messing with the people ?



IT dumb politicians, political party leaders and their secretaries. Listen to me.

一般の企業では、管理部門から押しつけられるシステム ――

In a typical company, the system imposed from the management department, that is


- really hard to use and forces the use that is against the user's sensibilities


- easily reverted by a minor typo, Forced to redo the flow of the approval process from the beginning


- make me sick to my stomach for the delays in handling the flow of supervisors and executives


- required complicated process , confused by "unfamiliar terms"


We have to continue to use every day that makes us want to cry.



You politicians are the leaders who are going to lead the push for digitalization.


What are you doing, even more so, in the midst of this corona disaster, going to the window and taking the lead in the production of "3 dense".


窓口への書類提出はラク ―― 私だって、そんなことは知っています。

Submitting paperwork to the counter is easy -- I know that, too.


It's enough to impose on the office staff to do the troublesome things and say, "Just make it work"


I know well that politicians can use easily ability to exercise such "analog pressure".

だからこそ ―― 政治家のあなたたちが、今の今、この気が狂いそうなほどの「デジタルの面倒くささ」に、立ち向かわんで、どーする。

So why not --- you politicians, right now -- you can't stand up to this crazy "digital hassle" right now.



Use first.


After using and complain it.


Complain and the IT system will be refurbished.


That's what IT systems.


Don't let a single systems engineer tell you these obvious things! these idiots!



"I didn't think about online submissions. I'm just doing it because I've been submitting on paper for some reason, it's just a matter of 'getting used to it,' so to speak."


"I didn't know that I could submit online"

―― なるほど、私に喧嘩を売っているんですね。ならば、高く買おうじゃないですか。

I see, you're trying to pick a fight. Then let's buy high.


The political group of Minister of Digital Reform Hirai, who is in charge of promoting digitalization, did not use it either," is just staggering and speechless.


以前、「桜井」という名前の政治家が、これほどのIT音痴を晒した時点で ―― 例えば、

When a politician by the name of "Sakurai" was previously exposed as being so IT illiterate -- for example

"The words 'competent' and 'hardworking' do not apply to a minister who can't handle PC."

"Our country doesn't need you "

_ その時に、入閣の候補になる人は、その対応をするチャンスはあったハズです。だから擁護する必要もないと思っています。

At that time, those who had the possibility of entering the cabinet had a chance to respond. So I don't think it's necessary to defend it.


Besides, this is as good as 'smashing the face of the incumbent prime minister who created the Digital Agency'.


Is it okay?


As a businessman, I can't, in a public capacity, smash the president's face in.


(To be continued)

2020-11-27 ―― その時点の自分にできる『最大限の勉強(予習)』をしてくること [長年日記]


Today, new my column is released, so I take a day off.

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私の会社の研究部門は、かなり多くの研究員を抱えており、その一人一人がとても優秀です ―― というか、とても真面目です。

My company's research department has quite a few researchers, and each one of them is very good -- or rather, very serious.


It feels like if they are left alone, they will start studying, researching, calculating, and creating materials on their own.


Of course, I'm not saying it's "always a good thing".


This is because corporate research is a world where "the research will only make money".



However, when I come across something I don't understand in the writing of a column, I am usually very grateful to find a specialist in that field.


On the other hand, my connections are smaller than the hole in the needle, so I don't get the full benefit of my company.


But the "rude junior" who appears at the end of my column finds the "specialist" from somewhere. It's a big help.


And the referred "specialists" are very helpful and willing to share their valuable time and compelling knowledge, based on years of their research.


Really, It feels like a


"jewel box of good intentions and knowledge".




However, it is also true that there is a certain "protocol" for opening this "jewelry box".


To have a sincere courtesy and humility as one who is taught and

―― その時点の自分にできる『最大限の勉強(予習)』をしてくること

"To study (prep) to the best of my ability at that time"


This is an absolute requirement.


Conversely, it can be said that by doing the "maximum amount of study (prep)", the "courtesy" and "humility" will appear in the nature.


Is it too abstract?

では具体的に ――

Now, let's get specific.


"Read at least two or three technical books in the field, to the extent that the books are full of red hot underlines. After that request a visit"



という訳で ―― 自分なりの勉強もせずに、ろくな挨拶の文面のメールも書けず、私の応答に対して返礼すらしてこない、マスコミ業界の(一部の)皆さんに、お報せしておきたいと思います。

I would like to inform (some) of you in the media industry, who don't study in your own way, couldn't even write a mail with common sense and, don't even respond to my mail.


- I don't know what the protocol is in your world


- I'm not interested in that and I don't want to know that.


- But if you want to listen to me, go ahead and contact me according to our "protocol".

―― とだけは、申し上げておきます。

I want to just say that, though.

2020-11-26 ―― 油断していると、簡単に「原理主義者」になってしまうぞ [長年日記]


I don't think I'm a fundamentalist, and I detest any fundamentalist.

なにより、自分が原理主義者に変貌しないように、意図的に自分を見張っている ―― つもりです。

Above all, I'm going to be deliberately watching myself to make sure I don't turn into a fundamentalist.


"Fundamentalism" is a form of thinking that thinks "nothing else is allowed to exist", which I think is synonymous with "intolerance".


Well, not only the "Islamic fundamentalists, but also "young people who are madly opposed to live-action anime" is also "fundamentalist" to me.



Today I read an article of

『「日本沈没」ドラマ化 小松左京さんの名作SF、「未来への希望」テーマに2023年の日本舞台』

"Dramatization of "Sinking of Japan, The masterpiece science fiction, by Sakyo Komatsu, On the theme of "Hope for the Future, Japan Stage in 2023 "


I thought, "Here they go again"


I'm having a hard time accepting "Sinking of Japan", except for the original and the first movie.


Last year's "anime version of the Sinking of Japan", I tried many times to approach, however, each time, I was so disgusted that I felt "vomit" (I know it sounds really awful to say this) and had to leave within minutes.


After all, I am also a "Japan Sinking" fundamentalist.



Even so, I kept saying to myself,


"All creations have value"


"This is just a matter of 'my sensitivity"


"I'm not the only one who can't stand on the side of blame for creator and his creations"



In addition, my daughter (my senior daughter) said, "It's a great piece of work," so I believe in my daughter's sensibilities, so I believe "it must have been a great piece of work".


In any case, I am also aware that my three major attributes are "narrow", "cowardly", and "shallow", and with these attributes, I can easily be associated with intolerance.


―― 油断していると、簡単に「原理主義者」になってしまうぞ

"It's easy to become a "fundamentalist" if I am not careful"


This is my admonition these days.

2020-11-25 「うん、そうそう。思った、思った。うん、そういうもんだよね。そう、デートの後は」 [長年日記]

「デートが終った直後に、電話で話をしたくなるか」―― という問いに対して、正直に言うと

"Do you want to talk on the phone right after a date is over?" To this question, to be honest, I will say


"I never thought of that"


I don't like the world that is going to define me as such





そりゃ、私は、比較的、一人でいることを好む性格ですよ ―― それは認めます。

Relatively speaking, I prefer to be alone, -- I can admit it.


I like to have meals "alone", and "reading alone" is an important and precious time for me, even when I come to work or come home.


But that doesn't mean that I want to be lonely.


To begin with, such a person would never get married or have a family.



In short, it's a matter of degree.


I am only slightly stronger (0.6-0.7) in the "loneliness certification".


There should be no simple binarization of events and properties.


I wish the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology would introduce "fuzzy reasoning" into compulsory mathematics and adopt "quantum mechanics" into science.



The other day, I was watching a singing show on TV and I said


"Love songs say "I'm lonely" and "I wanna see you now". They're too exaggerated, right?"


However, my wife assured me


"Not so!"




"Didn't you want to call me right after the date was over to talk to me?"


When she said that, I didn't say honestly,


"I never thought about it. I was trying to figure out how to organize the data or how to modify the coding after I got back to the lab"


but say,


"Yeah, yeah, yeah. I thought, I thought. Yeah, that's how it goes, right? Yeah, after a date"


My wife looked at me with suspicion.


でも、繰り返しますが ―― これは、単に、『私の「一人属性」が、やや強い(0.6~0.7)だけ』なのです。

Again -- I am only slightly stronger (0.6-0.7) in the "loneliness certification".


It is not correct to call me "nobody".

2020-11-24 ―― もの凄く邪悪な笑顔しているねえ [長年日記]


I just finished a conference call and went down to the living room, and my wife, who was in the kitchen, told me.

―― もの凄く邪悪な笑顔しているねえ

"You've got a hell of a wicked smile on your face."




Well, a "meeting" is a kind of battle game.


It is a "bargaining game" with a good balance of my private opinion and public stance, mixed with laughter and jokes.


Naturally, psychological stress also occurs to a certain extent.


とは言え、会議が終った直後の、私の表情を観測できる人間は、たくさんいるでしょうが ――

However, there are a lot of people who can observe my expression right after the meeting was over --


"a hell of a wicked smile on your face"


The only person who can tell you this directly is my family.


I could say, that this is also "discovered" by working remotely.

2020-11-23 『電話会議システムのセッテイングを完了した時、その確認作業に付き合って貰える「相手」がいるか否か』 [長年日記]

「友だち」とは何か ―― ということに、モンモンと悩み続けるティーンエイジャの主人公が登場するコンテンツ(小説、アニメ)が沢山あります。

What is a "friend"? There is a lot of content (novels, animations) featuring a teenage protagonist who continues to worry about it.


I don't know about teenagers, but I found a definition of "friend" that can be easily discerned as an adult.


"Whether or not you have a "partner" to go along with the confirmation process, when you complete the setting of the conference call system"




I have just completed setting up the conference call system.


However, I am having trouble because I cannot do the system test.

2020-11-22 そもそも、ゲーマーって、何歳になってもゲームから引退しませんよね。 [長年日記]


There used to be the idea of the "30-year old programmer retirement" theory.


This is because the working environment for programmers was poor (long hours of overtime and working on holidays was the default).


In addition, programming technology is advancing rapidly and technology is rapidly becoming obsolete, and new programming languages are popping up one after another, forcing them to keep learning new technologies.


I think "always learning" is the same in other industries, but in the world of programmers, I think the trend is more pronounced.



According to the "programmer at 30" theory, I should have retired as a programmer a long time ago, but the reason I continue to do so is

―― プログラムがイメージ通りに動いた時の快感

"The feeling of pleasure when the program works as I expect"


I believe that.

私の知る限り、30歳以下のプログラマーを知りません ―― まあ、私の人脈は、針の穴よりも小さいので、あまり当てにはなりませんが。

As far as I know, I don't know a programmer under 30 years old -- well, my connections are smaller than the hole in the needle, so my opinion is not so reliable, though.



I think the reason why the "30-year old programmer retirement age" theory was disqualified, is the same reason why the "30-year old gamer retirement age" theory does not work.

ゲームこそ、技術は進歩が激しく、腐化も著しく、新しいゲームが次から次と現われ、常に新しいゲームのルールを勉強しなければなりませんが ――

Game is that technology is advancing rapidly, obsolescence is significant. and new games are coming one after another, they must constantly learn the rules of the new games.


To begin with, gamers don't retire from gaming at any age, do they?

私の知る限り、ゲームを止めて、俳句や、習字や、カラオケに乗り換えたと言う人を、私は知りません ―― まあ、私の人脈は、針の穴よりも小さいので、あまり当てにはなりませんが。

As far as I know, I don't know of anyone who has stopped playing games and switched to haiku, calligraphy, or karaoke! -- well, my connections are smaller than the hole in the needle, so my opinion is not so reliable, though.



After all, "It is important to listen to the theory that is whispered in half"