Thoughts on using Duolingo for about 7 months as a supplementary language game for my Japanese language (re)learning.
On making it halfway (1,100 out of 2,200) to kanji "literacy" in 4 months with Remembering the Kanji.
2 months, 520+ kanji later, here are my thoughts on learning kanji and primitives through Heisig's classic textbook series and a related Anki deck.
Translating from Japanese to English one of my favorite songs: Sakura no Mori, or Cherry Blossom Forrest, by Gen Hoshino.
Notes from Tae Kim's grammar guide.
After another job change and a lot of travel, things have finally quieted down a bit for me to reflect.
How far I've come, what habits I've established, what has and hasn't worked.
[vegetarian] Simple and hearty, just needs frequent attention.
Daniel Spiewak's 2022 Scala Love keynote. "The" case, but let's dial it back.
On Cal Newport's book about the value, processes, and challenges of engaging in the title's namesake.