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Stuart Woodward

Stuart Woodward

Englishman from Royal Leamington Spa who has continuously lived in Japan since 1988
"Hi all. Sorry if this is an FAQ but how are people creating RSS feeds from their sites? I can make a feed generator in python but I just wondered if there was a solution already.." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Best way to look up Kanji from a novel. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"This works for me. * Pay for the app "Japanese" for iOS. * Create a folder and label it with the name of the novel. * Create a word list and label it with the chapter number. * Each time you come across a word that you don't know, look it up with handwriting input search or the by radical. If you don't know how to look up by radical that is your first task. * Save the word to the word list for that chapter. If you have already looked it up before, you should be able to see which chapter it occurred in as that chapter's list will have a tick mark (✓) next to it. * Use the word lists to review the vocab you learned in each chapter using the Study feature. * .... * profit." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Best way to look up Kanji from a novel. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Actually kids novels sometimes have so few Kanji that all the words just run into each other. If you have already got good spoken language, like a kid, then by just reading aloud you'll catch the words. However, if you are still learning the language Kanji are easier on the eyes as you can make out the words breaks easier. Also watch out for kids words which are generally not taught to adult learners but ever kid knows." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on After visiting liveleak, my mac has randomly started saying the word "Donkey", in a male robotic voice. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Was that something that you, or someone who manages the machine put there? If not, it's either placed there by some software that you installed or was placed there by something strange. Try commenting it out.." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on How far is to far from the train station? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The distance from the station is not always the major contributing criteria for desirability. Near to a supermarket, kindergarten, school, choice of eating places could appeal to some renters even if the walk to the station is a trek. Obviously, the further it is away, the parking spaces do factor into the choice more. Having 2 parking spaces might make it super desirable to someone one who has a hobby car for instance." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Where can I find Sierra Nevada beer in Tokyo/Yokohama? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Have you looked on Rakuten?" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on TIL that in 1985 Phil Collins first performed at the Live Aid concert at Wembley (UK), 5 hours later he joined the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia (US) at the same local time as in London, thanks to the Concorde. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"TIL that if you remember watching Phil Collins playing at both Live Aids you are probably over 40." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on After visiting liveleak, my mac has randomly started saying the word "Donkey", in a male robotic voice. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"If you can execute arbitrary code via a vulnerability you can install code on the machine to do anything you like. A cronjob that runs a script to execute the command line command "say donkey" is probably the least malicious thing that you could do. Adding a little randomness to the chance of it executing would be more effective in provoking sanity loss. That machine is now tragically compromised and probably should be reformatted and restored back to a backup before the fateful day that it made an ass of itself." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Trying to Learn SNMP and it's implementation - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"* Install SNMP on your own computer and get it running. * Using snmpget, practice getting some values from the standard MIB like the System Name, Uptime. etc. If these are not working, then it nothing will. This is what you do when when debugging connectivity etc. * Look at the traffic on the wire with Wireshark and see how it relates to the SNMP spec. * Try finding something to set. Maybe you can ask the device to reboot or clear some of it's data. Oh, heres a good time to consider security. Note how you can see the password in plain text if you sniff the traffic with Wireshark if you use some of the earlier protocols. If you can see it so can everyone else. * Look at the standard MIB for network related information and learn how to get a table of information. * Download and take a look at some fancy MIBs for exotic devices and see what they are exposing. * Learn about traps. I guess "link up"/"link down" traps are probably the easiest to provoke. You could try taping over the air..." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on My boyfriend had fun at his first Anomaly, but this is all he wanted... - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"If I meet her I have some questions about some minor inconstancies in the back story. I'm starting to believe that this is just a game and not a quest to save the world.. there! I said it." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Question:.. any way to print a large high-quality Portal Map of my town ? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"No, but I was only half serious. Tokyo is massive and there are portals every 100m in some places I walk. If you just rode on the Yamanote line and got off at every station you could rack up serious points in a day. I think the best way is to get a pocket map book and mark them on yourself." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on The 2015 J1.League will feature a new data tracking system which will record running distances, positioning, and other stats - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Is the data going to be freely available to the clubs as a service of the league? Or will they have to subscribe to it? I guess that they have to cooperate to facilitate it at every match..." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on The 2015 J1.League will feature a new data tracking system which will record running distances, positioning, and other stats - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Can anyone shed some light on how this actually helps to improve the overall level of the competition apart from providing eye candy for the TV coverage that gets in the way of viewing the match and providing dubious comparisons for the commentators? I think good football is like obscenity, it's difficult to define quantitatively but [you know it when you see it](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Question:.. any way to print a large high-quality Portal Map of my town ? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Could you do one of central Tokyo for me ;-)" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on question regarding tickets for Elche - Valencia - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"If you are on Facebook there is the [Elche CF UK Supporters](https://www.facebook.com/ElcheCf...) group. Some people there attend the matches and should know about tickets." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Damian Suarez Elche vs. Rayo just WOW - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"And such an important win for Elche. Nice chap too." - Stuart Woodward
Re: Masterpiece Of Soldering: You Won’t Believe This Handmade Electronic Clock - http://makezine.com/2015...
"In the past (at least in the UK) the mains frequency was extremely accurate with the electricity companies adjusting the cycles faster and slower to keep the average at 50 Hz overall. This was the most accurate form of time keeping available to the public apart from calling the recording of the time on the telephone or listening to the radio at the end of the hour. You can read more about this in the Wikipedia article on "Utiliity Frequency"." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Nomie 0.9.0 Data Loss? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks. BTW is this the best place to raise issues?" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Nomie 0.9.0 Data Loss? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"iPhone 6. iOS 8.1.2 (12B440) 64GB. BTW The data came back immediately when I upgraded to 0.9.1!" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Nomie 0.9.0 Data Loss? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Good idea! Actually the data came back immediately when I upgraded to 0.9.1" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on What's the best single drink to spend a ¥1000 Starbucks Japan coupon on? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I have my Starbucks card auto charge from my credit card and I buy the same drink (Double Short Americano) every morning. I guess that I must spend enough there to get the occasion freebie coupon as they send me one via e-mail once in a while. Last time I wasted it as I forgot about it!" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on What's the best single drink to spend a ¥1000 Starbucks Japan coupon on? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"チョコレート オランジュ モカ フラペチーノ®Venti® ¥600" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on This 1966 song is more relevant today then than [2:40] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Why?" - Stuart Woodward
Re: Little Pork Chop coming back - http://littlepork.smallpict.com/2014...
"Could your please whitelist me too? @stuartcw" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on What was your first survival world ever in MCPE? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I built a house on a ledge right next to a laval "waterfall" to provide light all through night. I placed my first chest next to the lava and set the room on fire. One day I went out to collect as much wood as possible and got lost. The sun was low in the sky so I dug a pit and built a mud hut to shelter from the night. A Creeper spawned in the hut next to me and exploded and I died. I could never find my way back to the crater and still wonder if my goods are there. My six year old taught me how to play Minecraft in that world and we learnt a lot of new things together." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on App suggestions for 5- & 7-year olds? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Minecraft PE" - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Getting a work visa while on a spouse visa - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I knew that I would longer be eligible for a spouse visa the next time the spouse visa would be renewed and wanted to get things sorted out as soon as possible." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Getting a work visa while on a spouse visa - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I changed once from a Spouse Visa to a Long Term Resident visa. The guy at the counter was a bit surprised and suggested that I had made a mistake so called the boss for clarification. The boss said that it was no problem, he understood the situation and asked if I could get my spouse to send them a letter confirming the reasons for this. She happily did that for me and I got my Long Term Resident visa. After two renewals of the Long Term Resident , I changed to a Permanent Resident Visa. I possibly could have got my spouse to sponsor a renewal of the Spouse Visa and then applied for Permanent Residency but I wanted to get everything cleared up as soon as possible. It was just good/bad timing that the visa renewal came around at that time. If you have the chance to go directly to a Permanent Resident Visa that is your best option, it is much less a pain in the ass than the working visa. The Immigration Office will almost definitely want to know why you are giving up your Spouse Visa..." - Stuart Woodward
stuartcw on Creating a Morning Ritual - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'm doing: * 7 Minute Scientific Workout * 8 Minute Abs * (Beginners Kettle Bell Workout) on rotation, most days of the week. My kids go out at the same time every day so that is the trigger to finish breakfast, do 10 minutes exercise, shower and leave. Initially, I was self conscious and tried to get it finished before my wife came back but after a year everyone has got used to me doing it. The key is to have some trigger to start so that hooks you into the habit. Check out http://tinyhabits.com if you are having trouble getting the ritual to stick." - Stuart Woodward
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