Rent a person who does nothing

2020s, Thought Provoking

In Japan, a man rents himself out

Morimoto commits to “doing nothing” and basically just gives back-channel feedback when someone speaks to him. “I myself don’t like to be cheered on by others. I get upset when people simply tell me keep on trying. When someone is trying to do something, I think the best thing to do is to help lower the bar for them by staying at their side,” he explains.

This story is so quintessentially Japanese. I doubt if the same concept would work in another culture without being corrupted in some way.

It’s 2021! Happy New Year!

2020s, Web

Thank feck for a new start!

Just got the blog moved over to another host. It’s something that I do every 3 years or so. Something happens at a web host that means that a move becomes necessary.  This time, the renewal fees were costing 1 year what I got for 3 years before. I can see why this works with admins who don’t have so much experience with databases and PHP. And this was a pain going through problems in the database migration and working out server permissions. But this is the final test to make sure that it is working.

Happy new year and I wish you the best for 2021!