Once I wrote about a person who gave me a big and non-potable Japanese-English dictionary as a "celebration gift".
At the time, I discard the dictionary.
In addition, I have reached a conclusion, that "the person has not had a habit of using English daily".
Same affairs, like this, are often happened.
For example, about souvenirs of overseas trip.
- knocking ball pen, the woman's picture comes to be nude.
- Uneatable spicy (or stick) snacks
- Local and strange amulet
"I want to return this to you"
in many cases.
Of course, we have reasons for these affairs.
(1)We have to buy some souvenirs when we travel overseas, especially getting foy.
(2)However, good souvenirs are expensive.
(3)On the other hand, bad souvenirs are low-quality and no impact, even if it is cheap.
(4)Then, we have to appeal ourselves with "a strange thing".
Thus, "celebration gift" or "souvenir" make us unhappy, and the market has been established.
To tell you the truth, "cash" is useful and universal valuable for anyone.
But we cannot use "cash" by a compensations of "souvenir". If we use "cash" as "celebration gift", constant sum must be needed.
In that sense, "library tickets" or "gift certificates" can be said to be distorted "cash" to resolve this problem for both sides.
In conclusion, I think
"No strange and offensive way is a royal road."
I am addicted to "Three Kingdoms" from the other day.
Now I am
tracking linux kernel code by printk() function, hearing the voice of "Three Kingdoms" from Youtube.
and I am having a rarea holiday. Less than ten people might do same thing at the moment.
Anyway, I make up my mind "I never make me an annoying bastard who keeps talking about "Three Kingdoms(*)"
(*) In addition, "Gundam" and "Mac" etc.
Well, when I was a young person, someone might say to me "why you do such irritating thing, though you are young"
It might be better not to be said "Why are you going to be a couch potato from daytime?" for this age.
But my wife said to me again,
"I want you to stop black aura from the room on holidays."
The "Rude junior fellow" asked me open my research activity, so I sent a set of material to him.
After that, I got a mail from him.
I have not finished reading them yet, however, your research is tremendous. Could you twist cosmic space? Did you do it already? Your "label" is different from others. Anyway this is enormous. I don't know why you speak out your research loudly. I know your intention. You don't want to study silently do you ? My company should expand Ebata-san's research more with young researchers. But can the younger follows Ebata-san's concept? Maybe solemn guys are not good for Ebata-san's team. Ebata-san should have made up the research group before. To make an concept, we should start making unrefined implementation. Numbers of the person are few, I am afraid. If you open your concept as a social system simulator, the impact will be beyond the reach of my imagination. For example, trying of XX research lab. is childishness. Anyway Ebata-sa, you are great and a big guy.
After reading his mail, I felt scare a little ( Of course I felt happy too).
A TV program introduced a ramen-shop, whose counter has partition boards for each customer.
My wife said "it is like a breeding farm", however, I think this is good way.
I like "eating alone with reading" and I open a book on the counter. Therefore I feel sorry for neighbours.
That means "border issue" on a shop-counter, I feel uneasy not to cause an obstruction, and I don't enjoy eating ramen.
(I think that smart-phone is a good tool for "eating alone with reading" )
To begin with, for ramen, we have to
pick a solid object up from a liquid mass,
which is difficult to eat the solid at a mouthful,
gnaw off the solid on the air, and
drop the fragment solid down to the liquid mass.
Ramen needs special steps, which the other dishes don't need.
Ramen is different from soup and stew, because ramen needs some process of "gnawing" and "dropping".
In addition, the liquid mass includes animal protein and fat.
If the liquid mass attach to clothes, it is difficult to scrub it.
Even so, if the clothes are ours, no problem happens. However if the damage spread other people out, this will be serious problem naturally.
If such troubles make a wonderful dish "Ramen" diminish, I feel very sorry.
"ramen-shop, whose counter has partition boards for each customer" is,
wonderful system and concept, I believe.
Once I wrote a diary,
"Even if I antagonize the world ....? " The world includes the Armed Forces of the United States doesn't it?"
In these day, I came to another phrase
"Even if I antagonize the world ....? " like
The goverment of the
"Any approch to collapse ourselves is all same, even if it is invation, civil war or counter nuclear attack"
If they, for example "singers", don't prepare themselves for the worst,
they should not sing "even if I antagonize the world" lightly, I think.
(Continuation from yesterday)
This is related to "I am an engineer to make things."
I, as an engineer, think
"all horror of a new product belong to persons who make it"
and I don't think
"all horror of a new product belong to persons who use it"
However, this is true that "No early adapter, no engineer".
For example, at the time that cellphone appeared first, if not unpleasant person, trying use it in a commute train without reasons, I wouldn't be the person I am today.
So from now on, I will change my mind and declare the following here.
The customer, who purchases the latest model fastest, is God.
The customer, who purchases old or used model slowest, like me,
(Continuation from yesterday)
They might to want to think "Try it, as soon as possible"
Nobody can stop their curiosity. I also can understand a feeling "try new function soon"
I hear that these early adapters have a motivation to boast "a new product" to other people.
I don't understand it.
At any cost, I come to think
"It is not you but a maker company that developed the product"
If not, they might want to boast themselves who have got a new product. If so, I don't understand them either.
When you read the above lines, you will say "I don't understand what Ebata wants to insist.
"Brand back, luxury foreign car, big manor house - they all are working with the same motivation?"
Perhaps you might think that "Ebata is so foolish that he cannot understand like this"
Honestly, I can understand it, however,
If I can understand it in my brain, I cannot accept it in my mind.
(To be continued)
A friend of my wife seems to say "I have to get it", whenever new type of iPhone is released.
Around me, a colleague tried to purchase new type of Macintosh as soon as possible.
They are called "Early Adapter" as I recall, and I always think of them,
I make a habit of getting old or used things, and adding several parts to get a good performance. Therefore I
Unless they are, the company, that has released a new product, cannot collect the development cost, and know initial defects.
Under the favor of them, many information, for example, how to use it, and how to recover from troubles, are going to be accumulated.
I am following something new slowly, and I can get it at any easy rate, and enormous information.
In a word "Glory!" indeed.
One day, I think of it.
"Why do early adapters make them the early adapters?"
(To be continued)
As a weekend researcher, I was trouble in shortage of display, because of trying an experiment with Raspberry PIs.
Because I have to watch several displays at the same time to get information from Raspberry PIs.
The size of recent displays is too big, and the installation is difficult.
The entire wall will be filled with display, if preparing for all Raspberry PIs.(To begin with, I have no money to purchase a display at all).
However, this problem was resolved easily.
I built SSH server on each Raspberry PI, and try to access them from several windows terminals.
I don't have to use GUI, there is no problem to use by CUI.
To my surprise,
"I didn't remember such a easy way.
The other days, I did same thing with "telenet" when I developed a communication middleware.
I think that I got used to the GUI world.
In the sightseeing tour of Taiwan, we, whole family went to National CKS Memorial Hall.
Personally, I am very interested in a history of confusion between Taiwan and China in the of WW2. However the residence time was just half an hour.
I wanted to say
"Give me three hours"
But even I know that it might be impossible.
Persons like me, are few, I also think.
In the hall, I talked to senior daughter.
Ebata:"Did you study the history around this period for college exams?"
Daughter:"I don't like this era and area."
Daughter:" "Gang of Four" and "cultural revolution", there were a lot of bad stories in this era"
Daughter: "Well, young people shouting" Revolution "made domestic messy ..."
Ebata:"That was a story of the" Continent (People's Republic of China)". Cultural Revolution has not occurred in Island (Taiwan) ! "
Daughter: "W-Taiwan, is China isn't it?"
No way, in such a local (inside the Ebata's), I didn't expect to face this stereotypical
"Two Chinese" issues