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mules and such

A friend told me last night that he believes people move and travel overseas because they like to have to struggle for things – staying in one place is too easy. I’m not sure I entirely agree, but maybe I am blinded by my own masochism. I do know that China has put a different spin on things for me; when I hear loud bangs at night, I can never quite rule out the possibility that the Revolution has begun.

I’ve been seeing many more mule-drawn carts on the street recently. I haven’t trusted them since one pulled by a particularly jumpy animal swerved into the bike lane and cut me off a few months ago. That was a first for me.

More photos:

5-1 Holiday
Parents in China
Dragons
Dragons and Fortune
Archives, Photos

habemus commutati

(atinlay otentiallypay estionablequay)

It’s now late April, which makes this the largest gap in updating in some time. In order to make it seem somewhat worthwhile, I have made public a general re-design of the site I did a while back. It’s hardly wonderful, but I was getting tired of the old look. It looks best if you have the (quite lovely) fonts Baskerville and Didot installed, but is entirely usable without them.

Unfortunately, while the colours on this page are intended to be fairly neutral browns, they show up as electric oranges on some computers. Internet Explorer on Windows further complicates matters by adding a few extra pixels to the right of the page, just for fun. In any case, the plan is to eventually change the photo pages and other bits to fit in with the new look, but that may never happen. Comments are welcome.

New photo galleries:

Beijing & Harbin
Beijing/Harbin in January
Misc. Beijing
Misc. Beijing
Photos

“but my brother esau is an hairy man”

Take a Pew

Following the last update, technical problems sprang forth and set upon us with viciousness. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Quite a few pictures were taken, but putting them online was altogether more annoying. The technical issues have been solved, though this should not be taken as a sign that updates will necessarily be much more frequent.

I have been presented with a book entitled “The Dictionary of Disagreeable English”. The book would surely disagree with the extensive use of the passive voice on this page. However, as it is central to the overall sense of mystery that makes this website what it is, the passive voice cannot be avoided.

What can be avoided is poor e-mail etiquette. Mr. Kawasaki has kindly allowed me to reproduce his old MacWeek article here.

Photos

esperanto is shi4 jie4 yu3 in mandarin

These photos are more meaningful if you know what they mean!

Edit: In retrospect, that doesn’t sound very nice. These are photos of a street sharing my name, the exterior of my apartment, and of my living room.

An De Lu Exterior Shot A Living Room

(as usual, click to enlarge)

Archives, Photos

mian esperanton es tre malbonan

Even though you can’t see the puck, this is a beautiful thing (click to enlarge):

Approach... Shoots... Scores!

(Leafs center Nieuwendyk scoring against Senators goalie Lalime)

At times like these, all I can say is long live the glorious kolkhoz peasantry, active builders of Communism!