Learning to Read and Write Kanji Row 5

I've been learning Japanese again. Along with youtube videos, anime, manga, visual novels, I've been using the same idea I came up with long ago to strengthen my kanji. I wrote some new software pretty quickly (which I intend to publish in the near future) and have gotten past Row 5. To show my progress, see the test below and the list of kanji is available below as well.

Kanji test

校 今 英 屋 下 左 新 入 紙 川 手 作 語 五 聞 食 買 六 方 古 本 名 車 書

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New Wave from NPR


NPR made a questionable list of New Wave1 songs. Rather than having you search for each of them and playing them on youtube (what a pain it is to do that), you can play this playlist I made. Bonus, I linked to all the wikipedia pages for the songs (and where there are no song pages, I note and link to the page that talks about the song.

Don’t know what New Wave is? It’s a musical genre including rock, punk, and pop in the 80s. It included 80s bands like Duran Duran, Devo, INXS, and Pet Shop Boys.

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4th Copper Tape Circuit

Dec 3, 2020

4th Copper Tape Circuit Video

Fourth try is a charm. For a while now I’ve been trying to learn how to make cheap and quick copper tape circuits as described briefly in Bunnie’s 2018 Toorcamp Keynote talk where he discusses the elements for electronics development that has so far provided him with much success. Toorcamp in 2018 happened to provide me with the copper tape used in this circuit, so I thought I’d give a shout out to my Neg9 crew and those who shared the weekend with me.

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1970s from NME


NME made a good list of 1970s songs. Since I didn’t experience the 1970s myself, I can’t tell you how accurate this list is. I know that it’s subjective, but it was really fun to convert to a Youtube playlist and listen to. How did I do this? Well, see the bottom for some simple source code.

NME’s list of 100 best songs of the 1970s

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