Spent a few days down in Kyoto with Isaac who’s visiting from Singapore. We had a great time eating and seeing the sites. We were saddened that the palace was not available as it was booked until the next day (at which time we had to be on a train). We stayed right near the main station so travel was quite convenient. I should have brought a jacket. On the way I got to meet Isaacs’ relatives who were really great – a truly incredible family. Have a stop by the Ramen “Museum” if you’re around Yokohama. Like all museums having anything to do with food in Japan it’s a stylized building of small restaurants so don’t expect a museum museum. Still, if there is a kind of ramen you’re looking for, you’ll likely find it here.
Whelp. Lot’s of walking around yesterday so we weren’t quite up to going out to the Sensoji Temple at midnight. It was a night of Tennis on the PC, Neverwinter Nights on the Mac, and the Colbert Report on the side. Dinner of scallops and mushrooms was nice to go along with it all.
Thanks to FreeMacWare I found this really cool program, LEGO Digital Designer. It’s for both Mac and PC and lets you create anything with virtual legos … and then, if you like, you can order the exact parts needed to build the thing in real lego life. Neat-o.
Archaeologists have discovered Europe’s oldest civilisation, a network of dozens of temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.