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YOUはSHOCK!

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During my internet drought period, I was at the nearby Popeye internet cafe one night checking e-mail and Facebook, drinking Qoo, and eating free ice cream. At one point I decided to check out my own blog to see if there were any new comments, etc. I typed the URL in and was then greeted by this heart-stopping message: (click to see bigger version)

Oops. I remembered getting a message from GoDaddy saying my domain name was expiring and it had auto-renewed, but I forgot that I had to renew my web host. Luckily all I had to do was renew it online and my site was back up and running in a few hours. So for maybe 4 or 5 days, from around September 20-24, my site was down. Sorry to any of you who were desperate to see pictures of me and giant mascot characters and were unable to for those few days. It’s not like I was blogging or adding any new content during that time anyway.

Nick was at the internet cafe that night as well during his trip up to Kanto, so he can vouch for how freaked out I was at my site being down, as he sat there laughing as I rushed to renew my web host from an internet cafe at around midnight.

再び参上

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I’m back online. My new apartment was supposed to be wired for the B-Flet’s fiber internet, but there were too many people using it, so NTT had to install a second fiber pipe into the building. That was finished actually about 2 weeks ago, but then it took another 2 weeks for them to send a guy to my apartment to do the “construction” and installation. It was pretty disappointing having to wait that extra time considering the “installation” involved the guy taking a VDSL modem out of its box, plugging in 3 cables, and giving me a receipt. Ah, Japan.

So a lot has happened over the past few weeks. There’s too much for me to write everything in this blog post, and also it’s about 3AM and I want to go to bed. Expect me to blog a lot over the next few days to cover it all. This really isn’t for you, but mainly for me. I’ll try to keep it mildly entertaining so feel free to read when you’re bored, at work, or bored at work. Quick summary though: I finished my job at AEON, am considering a trip to the US in mid October, love my sweet new apartment, had a mini-reunion here in Chiba, and am already getting kind of bored with being unemployed. It’s almost too easy having this much freedom. I’ll have to start seriously looking for a real job, real soon. In the meantime the part-time work will keep me somewhat busy and not completely income-less.

Note: Originally I was thinking of titling this post Slim Shady but then I came to my senses and remembered how much I hate Eminem.

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