Newfoundland

2018-08-14

For summer vacation I went to Newfoundland to visit David and Amanda.

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The scenery is beautiful. Lots of pine trees, some exposed rock. It's kind of like Maine or northern Vermont. The food has been pretty tasty but rather greasy. Fine for vacation, though. Lots of fries, fried cod, fried sea food, and other assorted brown and tan foods. Mostly sun, some clouds, some light rain. Nothing too hot, which is a nice contrast from the ridiculous temperatures we've had this summer in Tokyo.

Newfoundland is really far from most anywhere. I listened to Great Big Sea a lot back in college and thought it'd be neat to see the places they're singing about, but it's hard to get up here. Finally, with David and Amanda living here, I found the chance! There are fewer people here than I had somehow expected — the population of St. John's, the largest city, is 108,000 people. When parking or shopping or sightseeing, there's a lot more elbow space than I'm used to. It's quite relaxing.


Tops and Bottoms

2018-08-07

My dance group was invited to perform in a new musical called Tops & Bottoms. We performed at the Akasaka Blitz venue on August seventh. The musical itself was composed of professional musical theater performers. Four dance groups appeared in dance-only events and as back dancers in musical songs. My group was organized by Kraus, Ryota, and Ayano. We had three songs: a standalone dance number to the song Boogie Wonderland, a masquerade ball dance to the song Keep My Cool, and a back dance segment for a fight scene and song from the musical.

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I only have a short video clip from Boogie Wonderland. Usually dance events aren't strict about photography, but this is a new musical, and I suppose the production team has some idea of how they want to market it. That's OK, but unfortunately it means I don't have video of the whole thing.


Health Check

2018-06-17

Most people in Japan with full time jobs have to do an annual health checkup, and my job is no exception. Reading the forms is problematic. In the worst case, the doctors usually know medical terminology in English, so I can ask them for help with the paperwork, but it would be better to be able to read the forms. Doctors here need to be able to read medical literature, which means even if they can't speak English well, their knowledge of medical terminology is generally sufficient ... although, for more obscure technical terms, perhaps you or I might not know the English.

This document was first written in 2013. My company's health check form changed slightly in 2018, and I've updated the Japanese to reflect the changes.

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The above pages are directions and a blank form for me to complete. Here is my translation. I think it's of rather decent quality, but in medicine you don't want to screw things up, so please use your own judgment. Also, some of the Japanese words are vague, which makes for equally vague English translations. I think hospitals and dentists are some of the scariest places in foreign countries, because if you don't understand exactly what the question or explanation means, you won't really know how to answer or use it. Just guessing or being approximately on target isn't good enough. The good thing is, what I've found is that it's usually not so difficult for you to say what feels wrong with you. If the doctor is good, he or she can take that information and do something intelligent with it, which is half the reason you went to the doctor's office in the first place. The bad thing is that the doctor might or might not be good at explaining things in a comprehensible fashion, which can be stressful (for both you and them, but we aren't as worried about them). In some cases, I've had reasonable results with getting the explanation on paper and later asking school nurses and the internet for help.

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This page is to be completed in pencil. To be precise, the form says either pencil or mechanical pencil is fine. These are seen as two different things in Japan, though I don't really understand why.

1内服中Currently taking medicine
2定期検査中Regular testing
3食事療法中On a medical diet
5放置・中断Leaving as is
6治癒Recovered

The above are answers for the below table. If you had or have any of the below conditions, circle the relevant number as described above. If you haven't had any of these conditions, put a circle in the □ 特になし box.

高血圧High blood pressure12356
糖尿病Diabetes12356
脂質異常症(高脂血症)Lipid abnormality (hyperlipidaemia)12356
心疾患(狭心症・心筋梗塞等)Heart disease12356
痛風(高尿酸血症)Gout (hyperuricemia)12356
胃十二指腸疾患Gastroduodenal ulcer12356
血液疾患(貧血等)Blood disease (anemia, etc.)12356
胆石症Gallstones12356
肝疾患Liver disease12356
 
呼吸器疾患Respiratory illness12356
肺結核Pulmonary tuberculosis12356
慢性腎臓病・腎不全(人工透析等)Renal failure (dialysis)12356
その他の腎疾患(結石等)Other kidney disease (kidney stones, etc.)12356
婦人科Gynecology (birth control)12356
眼疾患(高眼圧等)Eye disease (ocular tension, etc.)12356
脳出血・脳梗塞Cerebral hemorrhage or stroke12356
その他Other12356

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There are several yes/no questions.

手術を受けたことがありますか。Have you ever had surgery?□ いいえ No□ はい Yes
心臓ペースメーカーをお使いですか。Do you use a pacemaker?□ いいえ No□ はい Yes
採血後に気分が悪くなったことがありますか。Have you ever felt bad after having blood drawn?□ いいえ No□ はい Yes
ピロリ菌の除菌をしたことはありますか。Have you ever been treated for gastric ulcers?□ いいえ No□ はい Yes
今までに胃のバリウム検査によって体調不良や少しでも異変を感じたことはありますか。Have you ever felt bad or strange after taking a Barium stomach exam?□ いいえ No□ はい Yes

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Next, there is a section about subjective symptoms (自覚症状). For each symptom, if you're feeling it, put a circle in the box to the left of the symptom. If you aren't feeling any such subjective symptoms, put a circle in the □ 特になし box.

胸痛Chest pain 肩こりStiff shoulders 便秘Constipation
動悸Palpitation (e.g., heart)腰痛Lower back or hip pain下痢Diarrhea
息切れShortness of breathCoughむくみSwelling, edema
疲れやすいEasily tiredPhlegm口が渇くDry mouth
頭痛Headache食欲不振Loss of appetite手足がしびれるNumb hands or feet
めまいDizziness腹痛Stomach acheいらいらするGetting irritated
耳鳴りRinging in the ear胃の具合が悪いStomach troubleその他Other

There is also a section for women on the right side of the subjective symptoms section.

※女性の方のみお答えください。
For women only.
生理中ですか。
Are you currently menstruating?
□ はい Yes       □ いいえ No
 
妊娠、又は可能性がありますか。
Is there any chance you're pregnant?
□ はい Yes       □ いいえ No

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Here are some questions regarding lifestyle and habits. Answer by writing a circle in the relevant box. For each question, choose only one answer.

1血圧を下げる薬を服用していますか。
Are you taking medicine to lower your blood pressure?
□ はい Yes (薬品名 Medicine name)□ いいえ No
2インスリン注射又は血糖を下げる薬を服用していますか。
Do you take shots or medicine to control your insulin or blood sugar?
□ はい Yes (薬品名 Medicine name)□ いいえ No
3コレストロールを下げる薬を服用していますか。
Are you taking medicine to lower your cholesterol?
□ はい Yes (薬品名 Medicine name)□ いいえ No
4現在、たばこを習慣的に吸っていますか。
At present, do you have a smoking habit?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
520歳の時の体重から10Kg以上増加していますか。
Have you gained more than 10 kg since you were 20 years old?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
61回30分以上の軽く汗をかく運動を周2回以上、1年以上実施していますか。
In the past year, have you exercised for 30 minutes or more 2 or more times a week?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
7日常生活において歩行又は同等の身体活動を1日1時間以上実施していますか。
Do you walk or do some other physical activity for at least an hour daily?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
8ほば同じ年齢の同性と比較して歩く速度が速いですか。(普通の場合は いいえ に記入して下さい。)
Do you walk faster than people your age? (If the same, select "No".)
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
9食事をかんで食べる時の状態はどれにあてはまりますか。①〜③の1つだけ選択してください。
When you eat food, which of the following best describes your chewing conditions?
① □ 何でもかんで食べることができる
I can chew and eat anything.
② □ 歯や歯ぐき、かみあわせなど気になる部分があり、かみにくいことがある
I have some concerns about my teeth or gums making some food difficult to eat.
③ □ ほとんどかめない
I can't chew most food.
10人と比較して食べる速度が速いですか。
Do you eat faster than others?
□ 速い Fast□ 普通 Normal□ 遅い Slow
11就寝前の2時間以内に夕食をとることが週に3回以上ありますか。
Do you have dinner less than 2 hours before bed 3 or more times a week?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
12朝昼夕の3食以外に間食や甘い飲み物を摂取していますか。
Do you have snacks or sweet drinks outside of your regular three meals?
□ 毎日 Daily□ 時々 Sometimes□ ほとんど摂取しない Rarely
13朝食を抜くことが週に3回以上ありますか。
Do you skip breakfast 3 or more times a week?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
14お酒(清酒、焼酎、ビール、洋酒など)を飲む頻度
How often do you drink alcohol?
□ 毎日 Every day□ 時々 Sometimes□ ほとんど飲まない Rarely
15飲酒日の1日当たりの飲酒量
On a day when you're drink alcohol, how many drinks do you consume?
□ 1合未満   Less than 1□ 1~2合未満   1-2 drinks
□ 2-3合未満   2-3 drinks□ 合3以上   3 or more
16睡眠で休養が十分とれていますか。
Do you get enough sleep?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No
17運動や食生活等の生活習慣を改善してみようと思いますか。①〜⑤の1つだけ選択して下さい。
Would you like to try to improve your exercise and eating habits? Choose only one of ①-⑤.
① □ 改善するつもりはない
I have no plans for changes.
② □ 改善するつもりである(概ね6ヶ月以内)
I plan to make changes in the next six months.
③ □ 近いうちに(概ね1ヶ月以内)改善するつもりであり、少しずつ始めている
I plan to make changes little by little starting soon.
④ □ 既に改善に取り組んでいる(6ヶ月未満)
I've made changes in the last six months.
⑤ □ 既に改善に取り組んでいる(6ヶ月以上)
I've made changes more than six months ago.
18生活習慣の改善について保健指導を受ける機会があれば、利用しますか。
Are you generally interested in a consultation regarding lifestyle changes?
□ はい Yes□ いいえ No

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Upgrading a Special Teaching License

2018-04-22

I got a Special Teaching License (特別免許状) several years ago. This license allows me to do solo teaching and be a homeroom teacher in public and private schools (JHS & SHS) in Tokyo. The Special Teaching License is valid for ten years and can be renewed, but it can only be used in the prefecture where it was obtained. However, it's possible to upgrade from a Special Teaching License to a Regular Teaching License (普通免許状), which can be used anywhere in Japan. There are three classes of the Regular Teaching License: Second Class (二種免許状), First Class (一種免許状), and Specialist (専修免許状). The upgrade procedure goes to the highest rank, Specialist. I haven't done the upgrade, but here are some notes based on information from national education regulations and the Ehime Board of Education.

普通免許状への上進(免許法別表第3)
小学校、中学校、高等学校教諭の特別免許状を有する教員が、免許状取得後、現有免許状に相当する学校の教員として3年以上良好な成績で勤務し、かつ、大学等において所定の単位を修得すれば、普通免許状を取得することができる。

Teachers currently holding a Special Teaching License who have taught using it for three or more years and have enough university credits in certain areas qualify for the upgrade.

教育職員免許法施行規則 第十一条の二
特別免許状を有する者で免許法別表第三の規定により普通免許状の授与を受ける場合の単位の修得方法は、次の表の定めるところによる。

Required university coursework is specified in the table below.

第一欄第二欄
受けようとする免許状の種類教職に関する科目教科又は教職に関する科目
中学校教諭専修免許状一〇一五
高等学校教諭専修免許状一〇一五

For both JHS and SHS, ten credits related to education are needed, and fifteen credits related to either education or the target subject (i.e., English for English teachers) are needed. In Japan, a university class that meets once a week for 90 minutes for one semester is worth 1 credit (単位).

備考
  1. 第二欄に掲げる教科又は教職に関する科目の単位の修得方法は、第六条の二第一項に定める修得方法の例にならうものとする。ただし、教科又は教職に関する科目の単位のうち三単位までは、第六条第一項の表に規定する教職に関する科目に準ずる科目の単位をもつて、これに替えることができる。
  2. 中学校教諭又は高等学校教諭の専修免許状の授与を受ける場合の教職に関する科目の単位の修得方法は、第六条第一項の表に規定する教育の基礎理論に関する科目六単位以上並びに生徒指導、教育相談及び進路指導等に関する科目四単位以上を修得するものとする。
  1. The types of required coursework is described in Article 6.2.1. However, up to three credits related to education or the target subject may be replaced with similar courses listed in the table of Article 6.1.
  2. For junior and senior high school licenses, at least six credits must be fundamental education (教育の基礎理論) coursework, and at least four credits must be in student guidance/education consultation/career guidance (生徒指導、教育相談及び進路指導等) coursework.

Unfortunately, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, the college coursework has to be completed at a Japanese university after you receive the Special Teaching License. In other words, old college courses don't count, and neither does international distance learning. It seems to me that working full time while trying to complete fifteen credits at a Japanese university would be an awful lot of work, but if you have advanced Japanese skills and are working part-time, then it might make sense.


Computer

2018-03-29

It's time to make a new computer. After five years using the old one, I decided to upgrade. My old machine worked very well, so I don't plan on changing the style very much. My goal here was to build a fast, simple, and quiet machine. I'm not a gamer, so I don't need super-high-end hardware, and I'm not going to overclock anything. It's fun to put together a machine with the parts I want.

Hardware

PC.Monitor.jpg LG 32UD59-B A 32" 4K monitor with built-in speakers. The maximum resolution is 3840×2160. It takes 50W of power. I have some nice Bose speakers, but since I can't play anything at loud volume in my apartment, most of the time I use headphones, and the speakers become paper weights.
PC.Case.jpg Scythe SCY-CFS3-BK An ATX case that's relatively small. It has 5.25" bays on the front and allows for case fans on the top. Many new cases don't have exposed front drive bays, and if you want to use an optical drive or card reader, they aren't what you need. Although I didn't buy one, there are many slick affordable cases with glass sides on the market. It could be fun to get an illuminated motherboard or cooling fans and show off your stylish hardware.
PC.GT1030.jpg Gigabyte GT1030 An NVIDIA graphics card. PCI-E 3.0, 2GB GDDR5 RAM, HDMI and DVI output. There are good (but proprietary) drivers for Debian (nvidia-driver). The card is passively cooled. It's not a high-end gaming card, but I'm not a high-end gamer. My old machine had on-board Intel graphics, which had excellent open-source drivers but was slow.
PC.RM650x.png Corsair RM650x A 650W power supply. 80 Plus Gold certified. Silent when power consumption under 260W. Like many mid-range power supplies on the market these days, this power supply doesn't start the cooling fan until the load rises. When the cooling fan isn't moving, it's silent. This is especially nice for a periodic power user like myself who pushes the machine hard on an irregular basis.
PC.Z370.jpg ASRock Z370 Pro4 An ATX motherboard that holds Intel Z370 chips, socket LGA1151, with four slots for memory, an M.2 hard drive slot, and an M.2 wifi slot. I'm eager to try out an M.2 hard drive, because they're ridiculously fast. The M.2. WiFi is convenient because it's small, but WiFi is slow enough that a PCI card could probably perform comparably. ATX motherboards are handy because they have a lot of connectors and PCI slots, but most of them don't have on-board WiFi. If you need WiFi, you add either an M.2 card or a PCI card. I'm trying out M.2 because it's cheap and low-profile.
PC.i7.jpg Intel i7-8700K An i7 3.7 GHz processor. Socket 1151, 12 MB cache, 6 cores, 12 threads. This is a fairly high-end processor.
PC.Corsair.jpg Corsair Vengeance LPX Two 16 GB sticks of memory (32 GB total), DDR4-2666. According to the Internet, this quality of RAM (2666) gives good cost-performance relative to the next step up. My old machine had 16 GB of RAM, and I only maxed that out a few times, so 32 GB should keep me going for a long while.
PC.Scythe.jpg Scythe Kotetsu Mark II A CPU cooler featuring a large heat sink and a 120 mm cooling fan. This barely fits in my case. I've used this style of heatsink before, and if you have the room in your case, it works well because the large heat sink lets you use a large cooling fan, and that cools everything well without making a ton of noise. The stock 120 mm fan is loud even when there's no load, and I replaced it with an Ainex CFZ-120GL.
PC.Reader.jpg OwlTech OWL-CR7U2B A 3.5" card reader. I sometimes use this for the cards in my cameras and phones when transfer by USB cable is finicky. External USB card readers should work fine too, but some of them have Linux support issues, and the drive bay style keeps my workspace cleaner. Be careful of the difference between motherboard sockets for USB 2.0 and 3.0. My motherboard only has one 3.0 socket, and it was already in use, but it has three 2.0 sockets. This card reader plugs into one of the three.
PC.CFZ-120GL.jpg Ainex CFZ-120GL A 120mm case fan that runs 900±200 rpm at a very quiet 10.8 dB. I use two: one for the front of the case, and the other on the heat sink.
PC.CFY-140SA.jpg Ainex CFY-140SA A 140mm case fan that runs 600 rpm at an incredibly quiet 7 dB. I like large case fans because the low speed keeps the noise down and lengthens the fan life. For the top of the case.
PC.Samsung.jpg Samsung 960 EVO An MVMe M.2 250 GB solid state hard drive. Sequential read 3,200 MB/s, sequential write 1,900 MB/s. When I got my first solid state hard drive five years ago, it was a jaw-dropping moment. Solid state hard drives are amazing. This one is reasonably fast, and M.2 is designed to provide faster access than SATA. On my old machine, my OS and software only take up 50GB of space, so this drive is a fine size.
PC.Seagate.jpg Seagate ST4000DM004 A Seagate Barracuda 4TB 3.5" internal hard disk drive. 256 MB cache, 5,400 RPM, SATA 6.0 Gb/s. This is a large, slow, and inexpensive hard drive. You can get a solid state drive of a similar size for eight times the price, but I think this will handle large data storage well.
PC.8260.jpg Intel AC 8260 An M.2 WiFi card. 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2. This fits directly on my motherboard. You have to get a separate antenna and connect it yourself. Depending on the make and model, Linux drivers for WiFi can be a problem, but Intel generally has great open source drivers. I stopped using this because the antenna connectors are tiny and tedious, and the large antennas are unwieldy. It worked fine, though.
PC.PTM-UBT7.jpg Princeton PTM-UBT7 A Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle. This dongle is cheap and works perfectly right out of the package.
PC.Edimax.jpg Edimax EW-7811Un A 802.11N WiFi USB dongle. This tiny dongle provides 802.11B, G, and N support. It works right out of the package. Always check that there's Linux support for a WiFi card or dongle before buying one, because many of them don't work.

System Information

$ uname --all Linux black 4.15.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.15.11-1 (2018-03-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Memory

$ free --human total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 31Gi 3.7Gi 699Mi 678Mi 27Gi 26Gi Swap: 31Gi 171Mi 31Gi

Storage

$ df --human-readable | grep /dev/ | grep --invert-match tmpfs /dev/mapper/black--vg-root 197G 13G 174G 7% / /dev/nvme0n1p2 237M 75M 150M 34% /boot /dev/nvme0n1p1 511M 132K 511M 1% /boot/efi /dev/mapper/data_crypt 3.6T 142G 3.3T 5% /home/d/Data

PCI Bus

$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 3ec2 (rev 07) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 07) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH USB 3.0 xHCI Controller 00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH Thermal Subsystem 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH CSME HECI #1 00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH SATA controller [AHCI mode] 00:1b.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port #17 (rev f0) 00:1b.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port #21 (rev f0) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev f0) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev f0) 00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f0) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device a2c9 00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PMC 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH HD Audio 00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH SMBus Controller 00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] (rev a1) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP108 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1) 03:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM961/PM961 05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)

USB Bus

$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:6364 Alcor Micro Corp. AU6477 Card Reader Controller Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0603:1605 Novatek Microelectronics Corp. Bus 001 Device 006: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b4:ef0f Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Graphics

$ lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] [10de:1d01] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] [1458:375d] Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 135 Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at e000 [size=128] [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: nvidia Kernel modules: nvidia 01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GP108 High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0fb8] (rev a1)

$ nvidia-debugdump -l Found 1 NVIDIA devices Device ID: 0 Device name: GeForce GT 1030 (*PrimaryCard) GPU internal ID: GPU-2237f212-189a-c9d4-c09d-78d71f444811

Processor

$ lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 12 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-11 Thread(s) per core: 2 Core(s) per socket: 6 Socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 158 Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz Stepping: 10 CPU MHz: 800.174 CPU max MHz: 4700.0000 CPU min MHz: 800.0000 BogoMIPS: 7392.00 Virtualization: VT-x L1d cache: 32K L1i cache: 32K L2 cache: 256K L3 cache: 12288K NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-11 Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb invpcid_single pti tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt intel_pt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp


Kyoto and Hiroshima

2018-03-24

My class went on a trip to Kyoto and Hiroshima for spring break. It was a whirlwind tour, pretty cool, and here are some pictures. Our first day was in Kyoto.

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On the second day we went to Hiroshima.

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On the last day we went to Miyajima, an island SW of Hiroshima.

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