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Desk Diary 2012/04

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In the last installment of the Desk Diary series, I mentioned that we moved out of the office that we had been using since 2008 - we actually just moved up to the 2nd floor ^^;

I used to call the first floor office "The Dungeon" as it was so dark down there - even during the daytime, the lights would have to be on as hardly any light gets in down there. There was always a mysterious breeze of cold air down there too. The Dungeon is also too small to hold the extra staff that are going to join this year.

When I started my company, the office was on the 3rd floor which looked like this - now that we've used all 3 floors for office space, the next move will either be relocating the office elsewhere or making this house the company building as my wife and I move out.

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Going back in time - we used one end of the 2nd floor as the TV relaxation space.

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The dining table moved from the middle to the other end of the room.

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Still lots of stuff to move.

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When we first moved in, I didn't know about the existence of Clear Racks and so ended up installing these glass shelves...

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...which meant I needed to make these huge holes in the wall ToT

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The speakers at the back of the room were wired against the wall like this. Now looking for a decent surround sound system with wireless satellite speakers - any recommendations?

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Cables really get on my nut!

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Meanwhile back downstairs - the move is slowly in progress.

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One table down - one to go. Dont know how much these Ikea Vika glass tables weigh but it must be at least 2.5 tonnes each.

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Standard issue injury.

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The carpet decided that it didn't want to part with the flooring after being together for so long - over the years it became stuck to the floor! If you are ever going to lay some carpet, place some paper or cloth down first or you may have a very tough time removing the carpet after.

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The move in progress.

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Brought one glass table down from the 3rd floor. Not too keen on the curtains - maybe a Ita-Curtain is in order? Will probably replace with some orange blinds.

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Office starting to take shape.

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The TV is going to go here until we get a new one to mount on the wall. Was thinking of getting a Freestyle Aquos - the selling point of that TV is that the tuner is a separate unit but then I found out that you cant attach HDMI (or any other appliances) to it wirelessly. What TV do you have and what size is it?


What TV brand do you use?


What size is your main TV?

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Enough moving for one night - going to carry on the next day.

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The walls need a treatment of Mirai.

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We are going to get rid of that orange carpet and replace it with some tatami - but the carpet is not going to leave without putting up a fight ^^;

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Just what the doctor ordered - a dose of Mirai.

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Jango Fett's Slave I and the Millennium Falcon come out to play.

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In need of figure shelves!

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Wont be able to do any voice dubbing in this room as its too large and echoey - will use the 3rd floor instead.

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This TV will go down to the 1st floor after we get a decent replacement to stick on the wall.

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Clear pins come in handy to keep up posters and other bits n pieces in the new office.

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About to spend a morning putting up shelves.

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The Mirai poster board has been hiding the holes in the walls for a few days.

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About to patch up the holes.

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Ordered 8 Clear Racks from Amazon - they cost 2,330 yen each and are a figure collectors best friend.

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Clear Racks are mounted onto the walls with thin nails which can be removed easily - the small hole can then be filled up with toothpaste - standard practice in Japan ^^;

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2 Shelves done and 6 more to go.

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Time to deal with all the other cabling.

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I probably wont be alive when they finally think of how to make all of this wireless. But where I'm going, there will be no need for wires.

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The old office that served us well for many moons.

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Currently planning on using this room as a living room - currently filled with crap though ^^;

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I have a bad habit of sitting on the edge of my chair.

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Its day time and we can now actually see without the lights on!

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New dustbin for the kitchen to replace the one that we had been using for the past 13 years.

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We need separate compartments as all garbage is recycled in Japan.

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Am thinking of making Moekana posters too.

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Need some new Itamado for the windows.

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The Strike Gundam hanging from the ceiling is actually my earthquake detection device - its swinging velocity gives me an idea of how big the quake is.

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In deep thought about something or other. Probably thinking its about time there are some Mirai Suenaga mugs.

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The new office is on the same floor as the kitchen which means easy access to snacks = danger of gaining weight ><

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Under the skylight windows you can see some Japanese amulets which have to be placed in a high location. You can see another example of them placed in a high location at the Good Smile Company offices.

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Now there is much more room for guests who come to the office.

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I have a feeling that shelf of figma and Gundams is going to get longer.

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Currently working with just the iMac as my main machine but when TV production starts to ramp up then I'll need to bring back the other monitor.

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Been using the current iMac since last Autumn-ish. Would like to be able to pull the screen closer to me at an angle and heard that the 2012 iMacs may have such a feature which means I would probably switch to that ^^;
However I do tend to use a machine until it starts to become too slow for my needs - applications tend to want more resources from the machine as they get versioned up. How often do you change your main computer and what are the reasons?

How often do you change your main computer?


What are the main reasons for you to change your computer?


Have you changed computing platforms when you got a new computer?

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Somebody came and removed the Oppai Covers on some of these figures.

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My main clock is now MiraiClock3 - free from the App Store!

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Need to throw out some old office chairs and to do that in Japan you need to pay for them to be picked up for recycle. Go to your nearest convenience store to pick up some of these stickers for Sodai Gomi Shori [粗大ごみ処理[そだいごみしょり]] - they cost 200 yen each.

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Once you got your stickers, stick them on the items that you want to dispose and then call the local ward office. They will arrange for a time to come and pick them up. The stickers are an indication that you have already paid the recycle fee.
What happens when you want to dispose of large stuff in your neck of the woods? Do you just throw it out with the rest of the rubbish?

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Most Japanese households use slippers indoors - we tend to use them during the cold seasons. These ones from UNIQLO for only 500 yen a pair. Do they have UNIQLO in your kingdom?

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More sample Moekana T-Shirts and a Tote bag.

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Soon to join Mirai figma is...

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Nendoroids go well with plants.

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Our lazing-about-corner is often used by wifey who loves our Mirai-chan dakimakura!

More installations of the Desk Diary series listed up below.

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