Sunday, February 06, 2005

Apartment hunting

I've been chastised for letting my blog lie fallow. I'm terribly sorry- I certainly mean to update it, but have been busier these days. From now on, I'll reform, I promise!

Ok, enough with the apology. Yesterday I went to look at two more apartments to share with Jeff. The first one, in Ikebukuro, was fairly big, and had a great view, but the room layout was impractical for two friends. Traditionally apartment-sharing was unknown in Japan, and all the bedrooms were typically connected in a line. Or so I'm told.

The second place I looked at was further afield in Nishi-Nippori, but was pretty nice. Well suited for two roommates, with good light, and everyday shopping nearby. It's a little far from the West edge of Tokyo, where Shibuya and Shinjuku are, but it's still well connected by train.

In other news, I've been developing in C on Solaris. C is quite interesting, but Solaris is the pits after coming from Linux. I'm not using the most recent version of the OS (I'm using Solaris 9), but it's still shocking home difficult to setup and use the Solaris box was. This is a well established commercial enterprise here! Feh. Anyways, time for me to go play some ultimate frisbee in the park. I'll elaborate on my Solaris woes in the future.


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