Category: GaijinAgain Blog

The ravings of a sane man.

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Securing phpMyAdmin

Hardening access to phpMyAdmin to secure a known weak spot on Ubuntu servers. Here are a few ideas to help you make your server even more secure.

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Asa Run

So, the other day, a Sunday and my first day off in over a week, I participated in an Interesting aspect of Japanese biker culture.  It’s called the 朝ラン, or Asa run. Asa being...


Site Renewal

Well, I’ve finally got the site back up.  I’ve updated the server and converted my previously Joomla site to WordPress. There is still a ton of work that needs to be done (Like reattaching...


Self Intro

So this is my site.  Yeah, okay, so what.  Well, since you’re here I might as well introduce myself.  I’m an American (and damn proud of it) but I have lived in Japan since...


About this Shite

Who knows what the hell this is all about anyway?  I’m trying to create a family web page and going about it in the most difficult way I can find – Setting up a...


Turning into a computer

Man it’s been a long week of staring at computer screens. Working nights getting the joomla site up and running, then the past 2 days of working on Moodle quizzes for my students. I...


The Illegitimate Japanese Gov’t

So, lo-and-behold, the Japanese courts have finally come out from hiding and told the politicians to get their shit together.  It’s about damn time!!  For those of you not up on the politics: The...

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Funny JapEnglish

One of the things I like to do when traveling around Japan is look for funny English.  Well, this weekend I took the family up to Yamaguchi to check out the caves and the...


Catch 22-Language Style

Catch-22 (n.) a. A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions. b. The rules or conditions that create such...


Carp Streamers American Style

May 5th is Children’s day in Japan, when they celebrate the health of their children (check Wikipedia for the details.)  They put out huge windsocks shaped like carp (a symbol of luck or something.)...