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How Myspace is Not

Everyone that’s read my blog knows how I hate myspace, but I use it to keep in touch with my friends. Well, they just added the dumbest feature I’ve seen on a website that’s supposed to be worth over $600Mil. ...

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Sushi Go 55 – or Faster Review

Found this gem of a sushi restaurant inside of the Little Tokyo Shopping Mall on Alameda between 2nd and 3rd Street. It’s a 3 story mall with a bunch of stores and restaurants inside. It’s not likely that you would accidentally ...

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Hawaiian Gardens Tournament

A few weeks ago, I went to a poker tournament at Hawaiian Gardens which was a $340 buy-in with no rebuys. I don’t normally play there but I like this particular tournament because you start with 3,000 chips and there’s no ...

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Safari Lost in the Jungle

You may have heard that Jobs decided to port Apple‘s browser, Safari, over to Windows XP, and Vista. I’m not a Mac user so I wanted to see how good Safari is and downloaded the updated Beta version 3.0.1 (which ...

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A Little “Joy Mart” – Mini Review

Joy Mart, located in Little Tokyo, is one of those “fusion” slash Asian type places. Nothing wrong with that but don’t expect to find any traditional Japanese plates. The menu I think says sushi, but it’s really Ahi Tuna sashimi ($9.50). ...

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Yamazaki Bakery with Love

Find the best mini cream puffs this side of the Pacific Ocean at Yamazaki Bakery in Little Tokyo. There’s a new place in “West Little Tokyo” that claims to be the best “in the world”, and it wasn’t. But Yamazaki ...

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How to Add New Emoticons to WordPress 2.2

I wanted to add my own emoticons to this blog so I did some digging. After reading the WordPress online documentation, and poking around myself, I figured out that the function called smilies_init() inside functions.php (located in the wp-includes subdirectory) ...

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Yashima Noodle Heaven

This noodle house called Yashima is in the “West Little Tokyo” area on Sawtelle and used to be called Mishima, which moved to Wilshire (then eventually closed that branch). If you like Udon or Soba, I highly recommend this place. ...

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My Love/Hate Relationship with HP

Let me start off by saying that I learned to program computers on an old HP mini computer. My first programmable calculator was an HP. My first laser printer was an HP. A good friend of mine from high school ...

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