Dorama Review #4: Akihabara@DEEP

Akihabara@DEEP was originally a novel by Ira Ishida that was also developed as a manga. The drama aired in 2006 on TBS in Japan. I really liked this drama even though it has a lot going against it. It’s the sort of show that I can imagine many viewers criticizing. Firstly, because the show was…


Japanese Language Tools Review: Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary

Often, the progress that you make when studying a foreign language is dependent on the tools that you use to maximize your study time. In Japanese language study, the tools that you use to study kanji are a serious choice. When I first started studying, my girlfriend’s father gave me a kanji dictionary as a…


Dorama Review #3: Akumu-chan

Akumu-chan is a drama that recently aired on NTV in Japan. If you like paranormal activity & sci-fi mixed with comedy, you’ll definitely love this one. The story is about Mutoi Ayami, an elementary school teacher who presents herself to her class as a caring, smiling and kind-hearted sensei. In reality, she’s deeply selfish and…


BerkshireAnime.com Site Is Up…

I finally released a big piece of software that I’ve been working on for a while. It’s an e-commerce application written in python that you can view here. Although it doesn’t really look like there’s a lot going on with the app, it’s actually pretty complicated. The shop is combining affiliate links with in-stock physical…


The Madness in the Method: Discovering a Writing Process

I have this beat up Microsoft keyboard with the home-row letters worn off. It’s what they call “ergonomic” and I bought it because I was typing so much that my hands were cramping painfully. I try to imagine how my wrists would feel with an ancient mechanical typewriter, the typebars jamming up and the ink…