Supress the Softbank You Got a Mail Notification

For some reason my Softbank iPhone started displaying “You got a mail” with every SMS.

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System Uptime and Downtime Calculations for SLAs

Marketing speak, when it comes to system uptime or downtime, can be misleading. Learn some basic relationships between your “nines” of downtime to be ready.

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Display Markdown From Dropbox via MDwiki

On this last day in 2013, I was thinking about how I can edit Markdown files locally and have those displayed in the easiest manner possible.

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Mac OS X Terminal Ssh Connection Keepalive

I was getting unceremoniously booted off ssh connections to Webfaction. Here’s what I did to fix it.

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Linkedin Finally Fixes the Tokyo Location Bug

I brought this up a year ago in June 2012, but Linkedin finally only just got around to fixing this simple problem after a year.

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Resetting a Crashed OS X Menubar, Finder or Dock

Has your OS X menubar, Dock or Finder crashed? These very simple Terminal commands should do the trick, at least in version 10.8.3 as of 23 May 2013.

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Flickring Out?

Flickr upgraded their site and offerings today, and I cannot say I’m impressed. Looks like free users are worth more to Yahoo than the long-term paying ones.

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Paper LIFE From Shitamachi Tokyo

The stationers I use near my office, Okamotoya Toranomon, introduced me to L!FE products, when I asked for a good paper to use with fountain pens. Let me introduce them here.

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Unified Rail Cards in Japan

Japan residents who are frequent domestic travellers will be happy to hear this news about railpass IC card interoperability.

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Establishing a Personal Password Policy

I suppose it is human nature to be a bit lazy about security, but if you are one of those people who uses the same password for every system you use, it’s a good idea to stop that practice as soon as, well, now. Read on, for my take on a practical approach to password security.

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