EU cookie notice regulations

By the way, to comply with an EU directive, you now get a message at the bottom of the screen telling you that I use cookies. It seems rather pointless to me, but Google requires me to do something… If you notice it misbehaving, etc, please drop me a note.

On my holidays

Just a quick note to say that along with most of the rest of Japan I’m on holiday until next Sunday, so posts may be rather intermittent. I’ve got a number of good surveys that need translating, but whether or not I can find the time… In the meantime, you Read more…

I ❤ AKB48

I never thought I’d write such a headline, but the news is that Japan’s most popular jailbait vocal group is donating half a billion yen (over 6 million dollars or just under 4 million pounds) towards earthquake relief: Donate some cash yourself or I’ll post another video of them! US Read more…

Slowing down for the holiday period

Although it’s not my holidays until next Wednesday, many of my readers seem to have already gone on holiday, so I’ll be cutting down my posting frequency, working on other projects (there’s two Facebook things I must do) and posting more goo Ranking nonsense for the next two weeks.

Finger-friendly front-end

Just a quick note for smartphone owners – I’ve added a mobile-friendly low-bandwidth plugin to the site, so if you visit with your mobile browser the site should look much better than before. I went to a mobile phone shop this evening after work and surfed here on a demo Read more…