A most excellent documentary on how the Japanese became an economic miracle thanks to their economic planning — via Window Guidance, a process by which the Bank of Japan imposed where the credit went, and what quantity of it. It also shows how unbridled capitalism, which took hold of the country in the 80s, made it prey to boom and bust cycles and caused it to become the most indebted country in the world.
You can watch it in YouTube.
Had some problems recently with WordPress and the domain, but it’s finally over.
A nice album to hear. Kind of old-sounding, maybe because I connect it to eroges from the 90s or synth music from the 80s. I like some more than others, but nice.
I very very recently linked to this webpage about japanese art, design, and culture which I found through Kotaku. I’ve been browsing it and I am completely in love. Lots of interesting stuff, super nice.
Add it to your favourites, you will not regret it.
These are ideal B/W wallpapers and I love them. They are drawn by Kiyohiko Azuma, author of Yotsuba&! (made famous by its constant presence in 4chan). Here’s a link to more illustrations and a bit more info on the author and the style.
I recently discovered I can look for ‘tech noir’ to find even more
images I like watching.
I’m going to have screens showing these 24/7 one day. ONE DAY.
Played through this Visual Novel around half a year ago. It became one of my favourite games ever (even if, as usual, it only barely qualifies as a game).
It has extremely attractive visuals, even if they are not very polished at times. The story itself is full of charm and lovely characters. I really enjoyed the bar where the action takes place, the people visiting, the slice of life VA-11 HALL-A offers. There is, as I mentioned before, little in the way of actual gameplay – but more than most Visual Novels offer: we mix drinks for the customers and our decisions sometimes push the story one way or another.
I cannot recommend this enough to all people who like videogames, anime, fantasy, cyberpunk, and all the internet-related subculture. It’s for nerds, but it’s extremely good.