April 20

It is a really long time post.

We were able to receive what items or the WEB development project in early position this year.

But now there is another WEB site has worked almost full-time, yet all things there of the project becomes very busy, with quite hard is that to also their work after you work in terrible there, such busy experience so did not since when I was working in Japan a few years ago, it was very up to get used to.

I wrote earlier, bear in mind the 8-hour time I remember an article. This is but I want to continue to protect as an ideal, but anyway now is working hard from the summer considered to have fun by reducing the work.

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November 16

Before last article in, but I wrote the Canada and BC's unemployment rate has dropped, it was moved up again in the statistics of Statistics Canada announced this month the 6th.

0.2 percent in the whole Canada rose by 8.6%, has become even 8.3 percent whopping 0.9 percent even if the rise in 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, perhaps not yet the unemployment rate quite well.

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November 06

Yesterday's article in, I want it, but Canada's unemployment rate is just wrote that it was dropped the first time since last fall, even the unemployment rate in neighbor countries US has gone up.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate in October and 10.2 percent, marking a record since 1983 ....

You 10.2%, one or more to 10 people will that are unemployed. In addition, because not this is the number people that are receiving the time being part-time surpassed people are in and at work EI (unemployment allowance) are included, that in fact they need their jobs a lot more people It will be.

After all, because the US economy is leading the world, the economy of individual countries is not me become somehow and might this global recession is not quite recover. Something the US economy Let's hope that there are bright spots.

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November 05

Although it is the report by Statistics Canada last month the 9th, the unemployment rate had continued to rise from 2008 autumn after Lehman shock, went down finally.

8.7 percent in August peak (Canada), is a complete unemployment rate has gone up to 7.8% (BC), but it is 8.4 respectively in September%, seems dropped to 7.4 percent.

In particular, this time not only the number has decreased, I think it is great to say that part-time work has increased the work of full-time decreased. For full-time by the number of increase since 2006, we hope that me toward even recovery this remains the economic future.

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 Karekore in '12 engaged in the work of software development. About 6 years in Japan, two years at home (half neat w), 4 years in Canada.

Or would place such as a matter of fact one year because the three years of the Canada four years of Japanese companies. You may variety it was found in that one year.

First, most of the difference is the character code. The Japanese code JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC, it is not a Japanese code include UTF-8 / UTF-16 that can be used is Japanese, you should explicitly processes these when developing the software . Recently, I've become much easier thanks to the UTF-8, a long time ago it had been bothering a well head in the encoding per JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC.

Also, for example, if you want to use the latest version or the like of open source software, unless shall not (or themselves must correspond) to wait until it is enabled because it does not correspond to the Japanese that was plentifully etc.

However, because it is good to not at all, such as worry about character code is here, it is very easy. The latest version also you can use immediately as it is in the software.

Skill level of software developers, I'm think the upper at all more of Japan. Enough to be allowed to surprise every time I see the code written by Koch of programmers, or coding is referred to as the poor, really did you receive a specialized education? This person is often in here I (in and then you can have software majors actually only such person in the Toka UBC and BCIT w. W or doing manager in the company of a certain mobile phone giant). Dattari Chinese or person was Indian I sometimes amazing Na. I also have people that you can really be in course, it is everywhere it is the same. This is the overall level of talk.

But Japan has not had the dominant position in the software, I now think issues that kana with recent this language. Etc. For example, in appliances and cars, while there is a SONY · Panasonic and Toyota · Honda and global big names, it is nothing in the software. Someday to overcome the threshold of the language, from Japan de facto standard specific software we hope that is born.

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April 26

Personal blog I am writing even, but was back for the memorial service about two weeks in Japan.

I met with my friends there during your stay, there is also that you have each other business if you have a variety of story story of business bulge, finally that he is out to come to Vancouver company sales manager specific position It is now possible to us concerning to.

Sales can, English business level speak, that he is just perfect person also have the Canadian permanent residency. Still in the company of no funds, is a great good condition also because me moving at achievement fee-based rather than a fixed salary.

And it is what to do, but do not over yet detailed thing, Japan and well entwined business in Canada, and we believe or not than get along at little expense.

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March 30

It will be after a long time of the update, but how about you spend everyone how?

It has passed since Karekore one month and a half left the Nokia. ROE (tenure proved like a document) takes time to get to, but does not get still the unemployment allowance, come get a little work of your company, it is every day you work part-time while doing the there .

Now, but it is the development of additional features of some of Japan site are you doing in the Spiral Software, the two projects of the same client also after them are contained in the plan. Worry of life these for a while if goes well is unlikely.

When I think now, it was I supposed to quit Nokia at the beginning of last month will result in the I was a disappointing result as I, so pour a full-scale force to work in their company, but rather to be or not than was good at this and I thought recently.

Part-time are doing twice a week work also, but as the amount of revenue is something to the extent that earns drink money, we are doing is enjoying the heart's content because it is work that can be in contact with a variety of customers.

Since the workplace of part-time, such a place that customers who have been reasonably successful in Vancouver gather many, it is or even actually expected in connection there. The other day, I received a story of WEB site construction there immediately, and I am allowed to cooperation little by little from the planning stage. I do not know yet actually do get to leave the development, but thought that if Ikere going well.

Vancouver has begun to bloom cherry little by little. Soon It is spring. Soon the weather is better, I hope that us up even temperature. And then I want to go to camp!

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March 14

Until now, I've been using it to make a parenthesis bad business cards for the time being of the black-and-white, and had to ask a business card that made it to lay yourself with decent design to a Japanese company.

The business card has arrived today via a friend's house (since not been able to get ships to Canada from Japan, I had sent from there to send it to a friend's house).

It was I get to make to the original you can edit the image in your own PC, but to look at the screen and it is not me become a quite the same. Even something major Vista Print There are times when useless.

So, this time I asked the Japanese company. can it is perfect. I think that it is let to the future operating activities in the cool business card.

By the way, you can have a business card is such.
spiral-card2-a

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February 09

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

Another option, Google Docs is also thing. Here because the WEB interface of the use anywhere not even need installation, I think that it is great to have been evolving function. Recently, I'd like now presentation document (corresponding to MS-Office of PowerPoint) can use.

Just to inferior still to MS-Office and OpenOffice as a function, and to seems not use scripts (macros) also because no match for ordinary application in the operability even luck How much is now the technology because WEB interface There is status quo.

In the future, I think there is a possibility that Google Docs is replace the MS-Office and OpenOffice, but it'd still be ahead of things.

I found an interesting article below. Share of office applications, Microsoft Office is 51%, OpenOffice.org is 5%, GoogleDocs is seems to 1%. It is where reasonable.
OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs

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February 06

I think that it is using the Microsoft Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Access) in most of the company. And this software I think it is thought to be essential now.

However, this software is expensive. If you normally buy it to it will be a few $ 100 (Future Shop of price in the Standard $ 299.99, in the Professional $ 689.99). Expenses which have been savings and steadily until now from the company founded, than would swell at once with just one of the software does not become a story.

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

  • Office software that integrates such as word processing or spreadsheet, presentation, database, draw
  • Is available free of charge, freely available
  • Microsoft Office and high interoperability
  • Adopt a standard file format OpenDocument (1.1-1.2)
  • Developed and published policy of open source

For more information OpenOffice.org site to.

A company that was working before, but there was that it was promoting the use of OpenOffice stop using Microsoft Office as part of cost-cutting, the document that was made with Microsoft Office is a problem, such as not appear in exactly the same way in OpenOffice , after all there was to be that was forced to return to the use of Microsoft Office.

And to have passed already a few years from that time, it seems as OpenOffice also dive evolution. I think to try to do my best for a while in OpenOffice.

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