Yahoo Japan has an Alert applications which can provide Alerts to disasters, Weather as well as alerts on suspicious people.
Awareness is important. I am sure that such alerts can reduce the number of such events, as parents will report (and catch) suspicious people in the vicinity of the alert.
On the other hand, it is scary. I immediately check the location and try to figure out if my kids are in the neighbourhood.
I often hear that “it wasn’t like this back in the days”, but I truly think it is all about the availability of information.When I was a child we probably received a warning “stay away from that area, that man. he is strange”. We now get a warning about events as they happen including location.
In the image, a warning about a suspicious person, which performed some indecent act. Terms in Japanese are not clear enough to understand the nature of the act.
With the recent Technology “advances” of being online all the time, getting emails on smartphones, I feel we lost our accuracy.
Why bother being accurate and concise in emails when you can fix that later. We definitely engage more, respond more but it takes more of our time.
I try to practice the following when writing/answering emails:
1) Do I really need to send this over email? Can I get a better result with a simple call ? If so, call
2) Read again before sending. Is it clear enough ? Is my point or questions emphasised correctly ?
3) Is my “To:” list good enough. Target , not broadcast
4) When responding, apply (2) but also Do I really need to respond to this ?
I was thinking about a credit system of each employee getting a specific “email credit” per day. For each email sent, the credit goes down until the employee is blocked to respond to urgent email only.
Obviously, this is difficult to implement without understanding the contents of the email. Would not like to block an employee from working, but still thinking how to improve effectiveness.
Maybe apparent from my age, but I remember the times when programmers were working extra time to make sure their application “weight” is minimal.
Either memory consumption or actual binary size (for embedded systems with limited storage).
Was surprised (shocked) to see the new Google+ update is 111MB.
Yes, 111MB of application which shows content from the web.
Not a game, Google+.
I assume it is due to Retina display graphics, but I still think this is not the right way to do it.
Application can get the necessary files after loading, can’t it? Why everyone need to waste storage for unnecessary data ?
Started reading Chihaya Akane’s “Male Friend” (千早茜、男ともだち).
Though I am struggling a bit with slang and figure of speeches, I enjoy the writing.
Telling a story of a successful illustrator, cheating on her husband , meeting sometimes with her old University friend. A Male friend. I like the way she created the characters and tells their story, although I feel annoyance reading some parts.
Searched for information about the writer, I found her twitter page. I agree it is not that interesting, but was shocked to see she has only 1115 followers (well, 1116 if I decide to follow her as well).
There is something really strange in our culture if a valued writer has 1115 followers and a TV personality has 3.73 Millions