The following headline from Network Computing is accurate but misleading:
“Ethernet Switch Market: Cisco Declines, Arista Gains”
From just the headline one can assume Arista is getting close to Cisco Market share and about to gain the lead, but reading the article reveals more information.
Cisco is indeed declining, Market share dropped to 55.1% from 59%. This goes inline with global trend of having an option and Open Ethernet.
While Arista is gaining, 5.1% from 3.9% . An impressive gain, but no where near Cisco.
A more important detail and maybe a catchier headline would have been Huawei. 6.3% from 3.9%. Yes, Huawei surpassed Arista in Market share, yet the headline discusses Arista.
Not Fake news, but interesting interpretation.
Finished making a new bag, this time a laptop bag.
Realized that my bag is heavy and if I could split the weight it would be much easier (although more cumbersome) and will also allow me to use my handmade leather bag.
Very proud of this one, as made the handles by myself and designed it from scratch.
Actually, design has changed in the middle as I decided to add a zipper, which destroyed the intended curves I planned, but overall happy with the results
Cannot even describe how excited I am with the new Slowdive album .
Loved Slowdive and Mojave3 and was even lucky enough to see Mojave3 live in London.
Trying to figure out their tour plans, but it seems they do not plan to visit Japan anytime soon.
A new hype which was shown on TV and now accompanies with ads in the train is a Study book for children.
How to motivate kids to study the Chinese Characters, Kanji? Obviously うんこ, feces, bowel movement, or whatever you want to call it.
https://unkokanji.com/ is the website which promotes the books and has several examples of sentences to remember the Kanji.
Does not work for me, but definitely caught the attention of the media
Update May, 31, 2017
According to Ricoh service center, it will cost up to 20,000 Yen to fix this issue. To investigate further they need to ship the camera to the factory, disassemble and clean. There is a chance that the lens will require replacement. Now, do I want to pay so much money to fix this, or can I still use the camera ? Need to decide
Did not process my Ricoh GR photos for a while, and what a disappointment to find that the lens was dirty.
I am sure I can fix it with Photoshop, but I don’t like doing it.
Should take care more and check the lens more frequently.
I know it is natural for older people to complain about the younger generation. “In my days, it was different”.
As I did not grow up in Japan, I do not know how it was 20 years ago.
But three incidents this morning make me feel like there is a problem.
Is it the season ? is it that I am less patient today? Is it the generation?
Got tired of the camera case I bought and wanted to change the design a bit.
As always, used paper to design (not in the photos), and thought carefully which parts to sew first.
Could complete it quite fast.
30 minutes for the design, 30 minutes for cutting the leather and varnish. + 1 hour to sewing it all together.
(And time to go to Shibuya to buy some parts)
As I lost my previous watch pouch, I believe it was during a business trip in Seoul, decided to make one.
Used バネ口 (literal translation from Japanese, spring mouth), clasp (?). Glued silk to the inner parts to protect the watch and sewed it together.
Overall quite simple, with a very good result.