Firewood

Firewood

最近木をわる事やってみた。若い時思い出して、結構簡単だった。しかし今回薪割りで丸木を割ってみたら、びっくりした。何回も僕は打っても丸木が割れなかった。三十分ぐらいやっていた。無理だった。薪割りだけで諦めた。

次の日またやってみた。薪割りを一回打って、槌でばんばん丸木がやっと割れた。百年まえにこんな事をやっていた。でもあの時、死活の理由で丸木をわる。僕には楽しみの理由だ。

Recently I wanted to try chopping some wood. When I was a kid I remember doing it, and it was pretty simple. But this time I was surprised when I tried to chop a log. No matter how many times I hit it I couldn’t split the log. I tried for about 30 minutes. It was impossible. I gave up just using the ax.

The next day I tried again. I hit the wood with the ax one time, and then banged it in with a hammer. A hundred years ago they were doing the same thing, but they were doing it as a matter of life and death. I am doing it for fun.

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Camera gone, heart followed.

さあ、最近近所の周りで走らなかったが、理由が分かってきました。前にポストの通りにいい予定があった。ブログと走る事と写真を撮る事で楽しい冒険になるよ。

あれは予定だった。では、家が荒らされて、カメラが盗まれた。あの時から走る事の気がなくなったが、どうしてか分からなかった。「家をももる気がするの理由」と思ったでも、それは少し違う。カメラが盗まれた理由だった。SONY DSC

あのカメラが僕の予定の真ん中の物だった。パーソコンの画面で奇麗な写真を発表のが楽しいので、走る運動で観光を見つける目的が出来た。それからあの奴がカメラを盗んだと、僕の心も荒らした。新しいカメラを買わないと決めた。もしいいなアイホンがあれば別のカメラを使わなくなるのでアイホン5Sを待つ。秋まで待てるかなぁ。

大きいiPadを持ちながら、ドンドン走ってみるかもしれない。さぁ、人生だね。しかし毎日、今日は昨日よりいいでしょうね。

So, I have not been jogging around my neighborhood recently, and I think I know why. As I posted previously I had an exciting thing that would combine my blog with my exercise, and camera and make everything come together in an awesome display of adventure.

Well that was the plan, and then our house got broken into and my camera got nabbed. Since that event I have known that I didn’t want to go out on my evening runs, but I thought it might just be because I wanted to stand guard over my home. Well that wasn’t exactly it. Really it was because my camera had been taken.

SONY DSCThe camera was the hub of my plan. I love making beautiful images fill the screen of my monitor, so the run doubled as a scouting mission to find awesome places to take photographs. So when the bastards snatched my camera they also pinched a bit of my heart. I decided not to replace my DSLR, but instead to wait until the 5S comes out, lame that it won’t arrive until the fall.

Perhaps I will waddle around with my iPad feeling awkward and sad. Ah well, that’s life, but it does get better. ^ ^

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Like Father Like Son

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Recently my dad commented on my blog that I posted about writing code. He has always been a significant inspiration for my interest in programming. I don’t think that I have any genetic predisposition to programming, but growing up and watching him dictate code that I typed into a computer is something I will never forget.

That scenario was a good memory for him as well because in his email he reference one of the games we worked on together: Nibbles. These crazy worms made of ASCII characters travelled around the screen gobbling up numerals while growing longer and longer. The simple controls were arrow keys in up-down-left-right configuration. If you got through all of the numbers 0 – 9 then you got to go to the next level! The next level consisted of a slightly different configuration of walls, but the same simple challenge. Having not much to do in those days I soon completed the levels and pops says, “lets make more!”

So the screen was pulled back and we found underneath a pile of QuickBasic code that boggled my mind! He found the segments for wall building and I sat at the computer while he rattled off the exacting syntax to create a new world of ASCII lines to explore. I remember something like…

“okay from that line press enter…”

“Okay we need to make the wall kill the worm…” as he paced the room thinking.

“Let’s make a line in between those two, so type ‘455 if $character….’ yep, that should work”

The father in my brain comes out when I am trying to solve these programming challenges.

“Okay, what I need to do here is to get that string to eat that other string…”

“Type in ‘def eatString(str1, str2):’ and then press enter.”

He is a good teacher to embed his dictation voice in my brain so helpfully. I also remember him teaching my mom how to use a computer. That was a little crazy.

Well here is a link to the challenges I have been able to complete thanks to that voice:

https://gist.github.com/Caleb2501

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走った ③月11日

今日の空は曇りだった。昨日と比べれば今日は全然違う。昨日花は超元気らしかったが、今日我慢していた。太陽の光が欲しそうだった。

Today’s sky is cloudy. Compared to yesterday it is completely different. Yesterday’s flowers were full of life, but today they were struggling. It was like they really wanted some rays of sunlight.

昨日の花

昨日の花

今日の花

今日の花

 

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走った ③月8日


今日走っていたら僕はアメリカの有名な白頭鷲をみた。

Today as i was running I saw a famous American Bald Eagle.

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いい事を認めて、だんだん自分の元気さが増える。

 

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何でも何度も

仕事で誰か毎日メールを送り始めました。私は彼女の質問を答えた時、彼女は「ところであたしは毎日『今日の考え』というメールを送ります。ケイレブさんにも送っていいの。」と聞いた。びっくり!どうするか。そのメールがもちろん欲しくないがそのことが言えなかった。それから毎日しっかりしかせてメールをもらうようになった。今日もそのメールが来たけれど、面白いことを考えた。
僕は最近ブログをなかなか書かなかった。毎週間、hanakatanaのイメージを目の前にくる。そして僕のカメラもあまり最近使わなくなった。やっぱり分かったこの『今日の考え』ってメールと僕のカメラとブログで何か面白いことができそう…

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春が来るんだ。みんな一緒に頑張って行こう。
Spring is coming. Let’s go all together now!

At work someone started sending me an email every day. When I answered her question she replied, “Oh,  by the way, I send out a mail called ‘The Daily Thought’. Would you like me to send it to you too?” I was shocked! What should I do? Of course I didn’t want to receive that email, but I couldn’t say that. So that is how I started receiving uplifting email everyday. Even today one of those emails came in, but I thought of something interesting.

Recently I have not been blogging one bit. Every week the image of Hanakatana comes before me. I also have a camera that I have not used in a while. I’ve got it, I can use ‘The Daily Thought’ email, my camera, and my blog and make something interesting….

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なんでこんな間違え

今日私はプログラミングを勉強していました。このレッソンは間違えを直し方についてを習っている。一つの部分は一方に進むはずだったが、反対にやった。これ:

x = [a, b]

temp = x
temp.reverse()

その後でxは[a, b]と思ったが何とか、xが[b, a]に変わられた!こんな事を少し読んだけれど、こんな簡単な事で起こったとびっくりした。xとtempはパソコンで同じ所を使っていたので、どちらを変えると相手も変わられる。怖いと思う。私は多分こんな間違うをよくやるはずだ。まあ間違えをしなければ、いいこともやらないね。

Today I was studying programing. In this lesson I was learning about fixing mistakes. in one part I expected the program to proceed in one way, but it did the opposite! This:

x = [a, b]

temp = x
temp.reverse()

After that I thought that x would be [a, b], but it was changed to [b, a]! I had read a little about this sort of thing, but I was surprised to see it occur so simply. x and temp are in the same place on the computer, so which ever one you change, the companion will also be changed. I think that is scary! I will probably make this mistake a lot. aaah if I don’t make a mistake then I can’t do good things ne.

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