Mic Check

It’s now five days before I leave, I finally have the basics of a webpage up. Hopefully I’ll get a gallery dealie going too so that people will be able to see the pictures I take and then sit on for a month before I remember to edit and upload that night or the next morning.

Part of this will also be a test to see if I can re-learn some interweb super-highway construction… I haven’t run a website since about, oh, around 1999.

I’m sure the appearance of this page will change drastically, if only by playing with the themes of the software in an ignorant and lazy manner.

Ideally the travel will involve as little air travel as possible, and because it saved $500, I’m flying from Seattle to LAX before Tokyo, even though that is way more air travel than a direct flight. What can I say? Supply and demand.

Speaking of flights,Flight to LAX is at 10:40 UTC-7, and the flight to Narita is at 15:45 UTC-7. I’ll be landing at the local time of 19:15 UTC+9 [7:15PM 25/04/2012] or (02:15 UTC-7 [2:15 AM 04/25/2012 Pacific Daylight] for most people reading). I should arrive at the first place I’m staying, the Sakura-Hostel, hopefully about an hour (read: two hours) later.

For those who didn’t do the math, I’ll leave for the first airport at about 7:30 AM Pacific, and arrive at my hostel at about 3:30-4:00 AM Pacific. For those that still haven’t done the math, that’s about 20-21 hours door to door. At least I’m not flying to Australia?

Also, yes for the time being I’m going to use international day/month/year, 24 hour clocks, and UTC or UTC+-. Why? It will be easier for me to keep things straight in my head, maybe I’ll be nice and toss in translations like I did above.

Or I might totally change how it all works. WHO KNOWS!? I sure don’t.

Crap, I still need a new backpack.

Also I don’t have a picture thingy installed yet so enjoy these pictures on my dropbox. Can you say lazy? I know I just did.