A Photo a day

Trying to get back to Photography, so will try to take and post a photo per day.

Not only taking a photo, but also editing it and posting it takes time. So I hope this will “make me” put more effort and though into it.

 

First one:

Green

 

Hiring requirements at Preferred Networks

Bumped into this Blog post and wanted to share :

 

Researchers must be seitsu (精通, “familiar with” in Japanese) all aspects of computer science.” We have always had this requirement since the times of PFI because we truly believe in the importance of having a deep knowledge of not just one specific branch but various areas when doing research on computer science.

The field of computer science is making rapid progress and we must always pursue its advancement

 

Information overload

With Facebook, twitter, Instagram, news, Line News and more I feel I have information overload.

It is not only the time spent viewing, skipping, but the amount of Data I am exposed.

Rough estimate, I believe 95% (or more) of it is redundant.

What to do about it?

Disconnect from a source and “risk” missing valuable information (FoMO), or trim the sources.

I am currently trying the second approach. Unfollow/Hide information or sources I feel are less valuable to me.

Obviously, I am sometimes too busy to read/check which means I just ignore all sources for a while. Did not experience any loss or problem with that, so hopefully soon I will be able to disconnect from sources.

Naked Lunch

Not sure why, but had suddenly an urge to watch the movie  “Naked Lunch”.

As I could not find it in the Streaming platform I am using (Netflix, Amazon Prime), decided to read the book.

 

So much Spam, youtube

Went to see Slowdive live in Akasaka Blitz.

It was amazing, but this is not what I am writing about.

Assuming someone took a short video and posted on youtube, I went there and searched for “Slowdive 赤坂” , but all results seem to be spam of live streaming services.

Whatever happened to youtube?

Nakaya Fountain pen

My Nakaya Fountain pen has disappeared.
Have no idea how and when, but could not find it in my bag this morning.

Either I lost it while taking out something else in my bag, or stolen.
A strong feeling of loss and disbelief.
If stolen, how possible and where. In a Cafe where I was working ?  Is it possible ?

If lost,  how did it happen?

Anyway, it is gone.

As much I enjoyed it, the loss is strong, so I don’t think I will buy a replacement.

 

Help Megumi

First time to see such an ad in Japan, and obviously not in the most expensive ad spaces in Shinjuku.

Assume it coincides with President Trump visit to Japan and the media interest in the abduction story .

 

Unthinking, Overthinking

A good article by the Economist 1843 Magazine on overthinking .

I think most of us experienced it in our lives and I often see it around me.

It does not mean that research and knowledge are not necessary, but at some point the load and amount of data make it difficult for us to make decisions.  Contrary to Deep Learning/Machine Learning that more data can be helpful (usually), I guess the human brain has limitations on processing.

Can be as simple as deciding “Which coffee machine to use at the office”, researching all options, quality, pricing, or which hotel is the best for a family trip.
Today’s life and data on the internet provides us too much information. Some good, some bad, some intentionally manipulated by marketing companies and we need to find a way to make educated decision but not “overloaded, overthought” decisions .