Monthly Archives: July 2006

Leaving on a jet plane…

Hard to imagine, but in about 24 hours I’m going to be smelling the fertile farm fields of Wisconsin for the first time in three years. It’s just for a short time, then back to Japan before it even has a chance to sink in. What a strange and wonderful past three years it’s been!…
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Sky Monkah!

Monkah and I scope out the view from the top of the mountain. Look at all that beautiful sunlight pouring down! It might not seem like much at first, but three weeks into the rainy season with nothing but gray skies and thunderstorms night and day, it’s quite possibly one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see.

Movable Type Livesearch

I Ever since the last major redesign, I’ve really wanted to add a “livesearch” function to the site. Up until now, all site searching was handled through Google via the “site search” box over on the right. It works okay, but the Google search page is not only pretty ugly, it also serves up ads and some not-so relevant results (for example, giving category pages instead of specific entries). What I wanted to do was something akin to what Dunstan did on his amazing 1976design blog – a live search that returns dynamic results that change according to what you type into the box. If you’ve ever used the iTunes search function, then you’ll know right away what I’m talking about.