shorne in japan

blog about contact

A few lists

18 May 2008

Its been a busy year. A few weeks back I took some time off for golden week and traveled to Bali Indonesia. We left on May 5th and flew back on may 10th. While in Bali, Sachi and I found plenty of things to keep us busy.

  • Rented a bali bike, 50,000 rupiah a day
  • Played golf in Ulu watu New Kuta
  • Drank beer, Bali Hai is better than Bintang
  • Rafting
  • Ate dinner kalimantan
  • Hiking in the rice terrace, surrounded by jungle
  • Went to a Spa

Lately I have been up to other things. I have acquired quite a few new and old hobbies.

  • Playing Golf
  • Baking
  • Working on contacts application


24 Dec 2007

Well, its Christmas day. Happy Christmas.

Now, for all my friends back home who usually read manga, I have a present. I don't really read manga but I have found its helpful when studying Japanese.

First page of Naruto 382:


Subtle Culture

06 Oct 2007

In Japan most things that men will find sexy in a woman will be accepted as the same in western culture. This image shows something that just does not make sense but is popular among young japanese. Here, bow legged woman are considered to be cute. Is this because these woman look less powerful and therefore more apealling to their male partners? しらăȘい

Bow Legs

Icon Text

27 Sep 2007

Icon titles seem to be shortened up a bit in e17 fileman. This doesnt work so well for me. Attached is a patch to fix that:

Problem Label

Text Before

Fixed Label

Text After

Index: default_fileman.edc
RCS file: /cvs/e/e17/apps/e/data/themes/default_fileman.edc,v
retrieving revision 1.63
diff -u -r1.63 default_fileman.edc
--- default_fileman.edc 19 Sep 2007 19:38:25 -0000      1.63
+++ default_fileman.edc 27 Sep 2007 12:58:16 -0000
@@ -7267,7 +7267,7 @@
               text:     "No Title";
               size:     10;
                font: "Sans:style=Bold,Edje-Vera-Bold";
-              min:      0 1;
+              min:      1 1;
               align:    0.5 1.0;
               elipsis:  0.0;
               text_class: "desktop_fileman_icon";

E IPC - Dbus Replacement

18 Jul 2007

I have been talking to raster for some time about replacing the e17 ipc mess with dbus. A while back it just didnt seem like it be feasable for the e17 release. But now with e_dbus looking good and e17's file manager dependencies on hal it looks like it might be our ticket to cleaning up the enlightenment remote interface. The basic Idea is to provide very basic ipc functionality build into E (load,remove,list modules). Other ipc functionality should be extensible through modules.

I hacked on this concept a bit, basically to relearn most of the dbus stuff, I ended up with a module which advertises some e17 interfaces on dbus.

For now I call it taxi.