April 20

Posted this a long time really.

I was able to receive some review the WEB development project in early position this year.

But, hard hard there is WEB another site has worked full-time now almost, yet projects there is very busy all places, it that their work also after you work in terrible there, and busy such Because you did not have time since you have been working in Japan a few years ago experience, it was hard to get used to.

I wrote previously, mindful 8 hour I remember the article. I want to continue to protect as ideal this, but we believe have fun by reducing the work from the summer Good luck for now.

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November 16

Articles before last and I wrote in, the unemployment rate in the BC and Canada has dropped, but it was goes back up in the statistics of Statistics Canada announced on the 6th of this month.

8.6% up 0.2% in Canada overall, I have become even 8.3% 0.9% even if the rise in what the BC.

Latest release from the Labour Force Survey (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/labour-travail/lfs-epa/lfs-epa-eng.htm

EA also seems to make the layoffs of 1,500 people, and the unemployment rate might not get better quite yet.

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November 06

Yesterday's article I just wrote that in, it was down the unemployment rate in Canada is the first time since the fall of last year, the unemployment rate seems had further increased in US country next door.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics According to the unemployment rate in October and 10.2 percent, mark ... the record since 1983.

I 10.2%, it means that one or more people are unemployed to 10 people. In addition, people who are receiving or who have surpassed in part-time job for the time being EI the (unemployment benefits) because not included in this figure, that many people are in need of jobs actually is much will be.

American economy because it led the world after all, this global recession might not recover quite economy of individual countries is not me is somehow. Let's hope that there is something bright topic in the United States economy.

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November 05

It is a report by Statistics Canada of the 9th last month, unemployment rates have continued to rise in the autumn of 2008 after the Lehman Shock, was finally falling.

It is the unemployment rate has gone up (BC) 8.7% (Canada), 7.8% in the August peak, but it seems fell 8.4%, respectively, to 7.4% in September.

In particular, I think this is a big to say the numbers are not only reduced, full-time work has increased part-time work is reduced. I expect that the increase in number since 2006, the economy also us toward the recovery remains the future with respect to full-time.

Latest release from the Labour Force Survey (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/labour-travail/lfs-epa/lfs-epa-eng.htm

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August 28

It becomes '12 Karekore been engaged in the work of software development. About six years, two years at home (semi-neat w), 4 years in Canada in Japan.

Or would place such as one year in fact because Japanese companies Canada 4 the year three years. Have you ever found that many in one year.

The biggest difference is the character code first. JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC, it is not the Japanese code in the Japanese code, but there is such as UTF-8 / UTF-16 that can be used is Japanese, it does not'll need to process these when developing software . It is now much easier thanks to the UTF-8 recently, but it was bothering his head well in the encoding of JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC per the old days.

Also, (it must be supported by their own) or it is necessary to wait until the corresponding for example if you want to use the latest version, such as open source software, is not compatible with the Japanese were there are many such possible.

However, because it is nice to not have to worry at all, such as the character code, it is very easy here. I you can use it immediately also the latest version of the software.

I think the skill level of software developers is,'s top at all prefer Japan. Enough to be amazed every time I see the code written by programmers who here, you can either say coding is poor, did you receive a professional education really? People (and you can have software majoring in Toka BCIT and UBC if and only those people actually at to w or doing manager in the company of. Certain mobile phone giant w) is often over here I. Person or was Chinese or Indian I was amazed sometimes. Some people can be very in, of course, but everywhere it is the same it. It is the story of the overall level.

But I now think of recently are not in a leading position in the software is Japan, and wonder if a problem of this language. For example, in the car, such as appliances and, while there is a big name and a global Toyota · Honda and SONY · Panasonic, it is none of the software. We hope that it will be beyond the threshold of the language someday, software de facto standard of from Japan is born.

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April 26

Personal blog and I am writing even, but had returned for the memorial service for about two weeks in Japan.

Story of business bulge sometimes you have each other business to meet with my friends there during your stay, if you have a variety of story, to position a sales manager of the company out that he came to Vancouver finally It is now that us attached.

that his business can be, English business level speak, also has permanent residency in Canada just perfect person. In the company of no funds still, that's me running on achievement fee-based rather than a fixed salary is also great favorable conditions.

And what you want to, but more still is not over, but we believe that it might be of get along without the expense most businesses entwined well Canada and Japan.

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March 30

It will be updated after a long time, how would you spend how?

One and a half months have passed Karekore to quit Nokia. It takes time to get the ROE (documents such tenure proof like), do not get unemployment benefits yet, but every day that a part-time job come get little by little work of his own company, while doing the there .

Now, are you doing in the Spiral Software It is the development of additional features of the site that is Japan, but the two projects of the same client comes in will also be available on the after that. Some time to worry about life is unlikely to if these goes well.

When I think back, it's became decided to quit my Nokia at the beginning of last month it was a result unfortunate as me, however, the result will be so that pour forces in earnest the work of his company, but rather It is thought recently that it might be of this was good.

Work part-time are doing twice a week also, is something of a degree that earns drink money as the amount of income, but enjoy doing in heartily, so work can be in contact with a variety of customers.

Work part-time because the place where customers who are moderately successful in Vancouver gather many, also the connection of there actually I am or hope. The other day, got a story of the WEB site construction there immediately, and I am allowed to little by little cooperation from the planning stage. It is hoped that do not know yet or get to leave the actually developed, but if the Ikere going well.

Cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom a little at a time Vancouver. Mousuguharudesune. I hope that the weather is better soon, temperature also me up. And then I want to go to camp!

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March 14

Until now, I was using it to create a business card uncool black-and-white for the time being, but had asked the company to the Japanese business cards made with the layout on your own design that was fine.

The business cards arrived today at home via a friend (because was not able to get ships to Canada from Japan, I had sent from there to send it to a friend's house).

And I get made based on it by editing the image in my PC, but it does not become a quite the same effect as seen in the screen. There are times when even something useless Vista Print major.

So, I asked the company of Japan this time. it is possible it is perfect. I think it they are about to go to operating activities in the future cool business card.

By the way business card that could be is this.
spiral-card2-a

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February 09

Previous article in, I was introduced OpenOffice.org free as an alternative to Microsoft Office is an expensive software.

Another option, Google Docs Some called. I think you can use anywhere also install No need here, so interface of WEB, and a great feature also constantly evolving. Recently, I'd like may now use a (corresponding to the PowerPoint of MS-Office) presentation document.

However, they are less still to OpenOffice and MS-Office as a feature, and it seems not use scripts (macros), and it's does not hold a candle to the application of the common in operability with the best will in the world in the technology now because the WEB interface There is the current situation.

I think there is a possibility that Google Docs is to replace OpenOffice and MS-Office in the future, but I think when it comes to things still ahead.

I found an interesting article below. In the share of office applications, 51% of Microsoft Office, 5% is OpenOffice.org, GoogleDocs is seems to one percent. It is where reasonable.
OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs

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February 06

I think that it has been using the (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Access) Microsoft Office in most companies. And I think that it is believed that this software is essential now.

However, this software is expensive. If you try to buy as usual it will be a few $ 100 (in Standard in Professional price of Future Shop for $ 299.99, $ 689.99). It does not take expenses story you've been saving diligently until now from the company establishment, achieve better results bulging at once in one software only.

Therefore, in the Spiral Software (is one I now to say that, but W) it was decided to use the OpenOffice.org.

  • Office software that integrates the spreadsheet, presentation, database, word processing and draw
  • To be able to get it for free, freely available
  • High interoperability and Microsoft Office
  • Adopted (1.1-1.2) standard file format OpenDocument
  • Developed and published in the policy of open source

For details of the OpenOffice.org site to.

There was that the company that was working before, it was promoted the use of OpenOffice stop using Microsoft Office as part of cost-cutting, but in the issue documents created with Microsoft Office is such does not appear in exactly the same way in OpenOffice , there was that that was forced to return to the use of Microsoft Office after all.

It seems you are after a few years from that time to, OpenOffice also as has evolved considerably. And I am going to work hard in OpenOffice for a while.

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