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Learn Spanish in 90 Days

In my early 20s, I learned to speak Japanese. Since then, I have spoken to hundreds of people about language learning. I have given advice to college students and business professionals on the best methods to learn a language, and have been given advice from people...

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Be More Productive by Organizing Your Workflow With a 4k TV

The use of dual monitors has become pretty standard these days. Modern operating systems have also done a lot to make it easy to switch through multiple windows and programs. Even on laptops, it's pretty easy to create a good work flow. But more space is generally...

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Remote and Working Remotely

I am writing this post from the beautiful outdoor/open library in Hilo, Hawai. Last week, I read the book "Remote" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. They are the two founding members of signal37 (Basecamp), the company who started Ruby on Rails and is...

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DS106: Digital Storytelling Assignment #1

I have done quite a bit of video editing using several video editors, but haven't created an animated GIF. Its's actually pretty simple, but does require a few programs to complete. Luckily, you can find them all for free. Below is my first assignment for the DS106...

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DS106: Open Digital Storytelling

I'm starting a new learning program on digital storytelling put on by the open learning platform called DS106. I will be posting all of my content for this project/class on this blog under the category ds106. I don't have much to say about the program as I am just...

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Racing on the Big Island of Hawaii

It's been a while since I have posted on Simplistic Thoughts. Moving from Japan back to the US, and then moving again to Hawaii meant a lot of changes. We have been here for just over a year and things are going well. Enough about that....onto racing. For quite a long...

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Six Months in Hawaii

I wrote a post a few months back about my journey to Hawaii Island. After nearly eight years living in Japan, my wife and I decided to come back to the US and chose Hawaii as our new home. We just recently passed the six month mark and all is going well. We were...

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