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- New video up: electronic dictionary presentation 21:01
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- B1 X Find out why emacs-wiki-refresh-file-alist isn't getting called from E-Mail from John Sullivan (PlannerModeMaintenance)
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- B3 X Read Joey Alarilla's essay from E-Mail from joey alarilla (TaskPool)
- B4 X Reply from E-Mail from Katsumi Yamaoka (TaskPool)
Finally got around to installing a network analysis tool.
Their 172.17.1.253 computer seems to be broken. Oddly, things work perfectly on Windows. Mumble, mumble. Could my computer be broken? Very odd. Anyway, 172.17.1.253 doesn't want to even say it exists, at least when I ask it. When Windows computers ask, it's okay.
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Thank you for pointing it out 21:02 (JapanJargon:2)
指摘 [してき] /(n,vs) pointing out/identification/(P)/
E-Mail from Katsumi Yamaoka
New video up: electronic dictionary presentation 21:01 (JapanTraining:9)
I forgot to video the actual presentation again, so I redid it in my room.
|sachac||<giggle> The funny thing is that they're cliches as far as Philippine fiction goes, but flashxer's a Western list, so everything looks exotic... ;)|
|saito-ichikawa||The eternal conflict between man and carabao is hardly cliche. :)|
|sachac||Isn't this the kind of rural fantasy that's plagued Philippine fiction for ages? <impish grin>|
|saito-ichikawa||Naah. Carabaos are hardly even a staple any more.|
|saito-ichikawa||They should write more carabaos.|
|sachac||Precisely. I'm writing stories based on an image I have of the Philippine countryside, which is probably a stereotype without much factual basis.|
|sachac||I do that because I find it difficult to characterize my home environment in a way that makes it distinctly Filipino.|
|sachac||What is, after all, distinctly Filipino about Manila or Makati? One could mention the jeeps, but I stopped riding them when the LRT was opened.|
|sachac||So, tell me--what is the Philippines like? <grin>|
|saito-ichikawa||The takatak sellers. The nonexistent sidewalks. The blatant disregard for the traffic laws.|
|saito-ichikawa||The endless tiangges. The kids who play basketball on the side streets. The sirens you hear whenever an important political figure wants to overtake you.|
|saito-ichikawa||The kalesa drivers who ply a dying trade. The traffic lights that sometimes never work. The FX taxis holding up signs that point to their destinations.|
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