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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

no longer here...

Well, as you might be able to tell from the gap in dates on the entries, I'm not really here much these days. If you want to keep up with Nico please go here. And if you'd like to keep up with my illustration work go here.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Algorithm Taiso

Last Sunday we did something really fun. We headed into Tokyo -Harajuku specifically- and met a bunch of fellow geeks for a bit of “Algorithm Taiso” or “algorithm exercise”.

Algorithm Taiso is a segment on morning kids TV over here, courtesy of NHK, the Japanese equivalent of the BBC, which produces some fantastic programming. It’s 2 guys doing a routine where they synchronize their movements as they do a kind of “march”. Oftentimes they include others in the march. Sometimes cooks, sometimes pro-wrestlers or in the example below, ninja’s.

Miyuki found these folks through one of her communities on mixi, which is a kind of Japanese friendster. It’s a huge community (just the Algorithm Taiso one), well over a thousand people. But for the “off” meeting only about 12 people showed. A real eclectic bunch too (including us as well, of course).

We weren’t very good (well I wasn’t at any rate), but it was an awful lot of fun. Too see us in action, watch the clip below.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

We ate her....

no, not really. But how else to explain my prolonged absence from here? Well, first there was the move and then the unpacking and then my computer broke and then... well you get the idea.

But the computer breaking thing is the relevant point. I retired my busted out old g4 (well, IT really decided to retire) and got one of them new Intel-on-the-inside iMac's. She's a beauty. She also came with some free blogging software to go along with my .mac account. So.... I've decided to give it a go.

So to follow all things Nico, please head over to the new blog.


but damn that were some tasty baby.

Friday, April 07, 2006

stir fried baby

stir fried baby, originally uploaded by mckibillo.

We found this enormous wok in our local home center. Just perfect for stir fried baby.

OK, OK, now I gotta get back to packing...

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Thursday, April 06, 2006


so, seems like we're gonna be moving in a week. at least that's when the movers are showing up to take our stuff.

guess we should really get packing, huh?

Funny hats for 7 months

Funny hats for 7 months, originally uploaded by mckibillo.

Today is Nico's 7th month and also funny hat wearing day. A couple of days ago she went for checkup and here's the new stats:

: 7230g or 15.9lb
653cm or 25.467inch

oh, and in case you wanted to know, she's now producing perfectly formed little people poo... so cute(!).

Friday, March 31, 2006

Regime change

Well, I have to admit it. I can deny it no longer... Nico now owns this blog. I cede this bit of cyber space to her. Because I know that for the 5 people who regularly look here, it's really only the Nico pics y'all are interested in. So it shall be, from henceforth this blog is now "Operation Endearing Nico".

For rants and the occasional collected oddity, I set up another blog called "Not Nico". If sufficiently bored, please go check it out. Also, I've started a new blog just for my illustration related posts; that's over at Drawger. If you're at all interested in illustration you should check Drawger out as it's home to allot of really talented folk, fellow illustrators whose work I have admired for years.

OK, now back to Nico.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The actual shoot

I've posted the shoot online. Please click here to view it.

Motoko did a REALLY good job.