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I’m sorry that I’ve been awful at keeping up this blog. Considering the recent surge of traffic that I have been receiving I’m going to start collecting my many pictures and get to work over the next couple of weeks in order to update. In the mean time, I will provide you with a scene from Star Wars, the fowl-version.

Disclamer:

To be honest, I just randomly found this picture on my computer and decided to post it up. I remember making this picture a long time ago in order to send to a beloved creationist I know. I think the humor was lost if I remember correctly. Also, luke skywalker was a tool … just sayin’.

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Howdy,

I have returned to the intert00bs and come bearing photos. Having had several people misinterpret my intentions when dealing with philosophy, I will reassure you that my intentions are to support sound scientific, rational, evidence based reasoning and will only tackle scientific questions when philosophy attempts to contradict rationality. If you disagree with those intentions, then you are likely continuing your misinterpretation as it should conflict with no one’s belief system (except maybe Christian Scientists and other anti-rationalist philosophies [note: I have seen signs at various places of worship exclaiming, “A rational mind is the hand of Satan,” which is where I base this claim.]). This is not to mention the Methodist preacher who assaulted my profession when I was nice enough to visit his church to spend some time with my family before I left for Japan … luckily, I don’t hold grudges 😀 .

Now on to the real stuff. A few weeks ago, I attended the International Conference of Photo Excited Processes and Applications (ICPEPA-6) in Sappporo Japan. It was a lot of fun, but being as it was my first conference, I made it my duty to attend all of the talks and discussions. I didn’t get to tour the city very much, unfortunately, but I did get to take some really interesting photos of the Ainu Museum outside of Chitose. Enjoy!

Drying fish that have been smoking for nearly a year at the time of this photo.

Drying fish that have been smoking for nearly a year at the time of this photo.

Traditional Ainu houses.

Traditional Ainu houses.

Boats anchored off of the shore of the lake in the Museum. The Ainu focused mostly on meats and much less on grains in their diets.

Boats anchored off of the shore of the lake in the Museum. The Ainu focused mostly on meats and much less on grains in their diets.

Giant Wooden Caving (I'm sorry, but I forgot who/what it depicts)

Giant Wooden Caving (I'm sorry, but I forgot who/what it depicts)

I am not entirely certiain, but I like the multiple lines in the photo

I am not entirely certiain, but I like the multiple lines in the photo

Animals kept at the museum which are animals that the Ainu often dealt with.

Animals kept at the museum which are animals that the Ainu often dealt with.

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*Edit*

I have a bunch of new pictures since moving to Tokyo on Thursday, but I will need a bit of time to organize them and post them. Sorry for being such a delinquent 😉 .

577 Kanji Down, 1465 to go … 59+ more for today

Hey there everybody,

I know I haven’t put up a new post in a really long time, but I’m ready to get back at it. I have some ideas for new things to keep myself interested and you transfixed (boo!).

Here’s some ideas I have. If anybody returns and sees this before I start making updates, please leave me a comment and suggestions about features.

  • More “What is that!” Based on up-close, confusing pictures of absolutely nothing interesting
  • Meet Mini-Derek (no, not that you pervert!), the pocket-sized traveler
  • Pictures of my travels (that I was too busy to put up)
  • Frequent Japanese posts (with translation) to get my mind back in it. Should I add audio? Who knows.
  • And more …

Yes, I know none of that was listed in any sort of order … but that’s how my mind works. I hope it’s entertaining. I mean, I only do this so that I can remember what I did, after I become senile, so what are you doing here :-P.

Sorry to those few who actually look at this thing, but I have spent the last week completely redoing 6 months of research … I promise to put more pictures up soon … as soon as the cluster stops crashing (2nd time this week)

I has hard day …

Hey everyone,

So I finally made it to Germany. Because of a freak storm that blew threw much of Germany on the day that I left, I arrived in Munich one hour late. This hour set my arrival in Dortmund back a good 8 hours (how wonderful). As far as this blog is concerned, I hope to make it mostly pictures so I hope people enjoy.

Woo!