@home 2010

Justin, Nam, Max, and Mina are visiting the Yoshida clan home in Cali for most of May. We are checking email sporadically, but are offline as much as possible. I know that means missing out on gems like the following, but that’s a relatively small sacrifice to make.

Dave and Michiko Visited…

…Bearing many gifts, one of which is a Radio Flyer with more bells and whistles than you might believe:

  • Padded neoprene cushion on wagon bed
  • Front and rear seatback cushions
  • Modular drink holders
  • Front and rear saddlebags
  • Huge wheels with inflatable tires
  • Removable sun shade
  • Genuine cork grip handle
  • Foldable (underneath wagon) handle for easy storage
  • Rack and pinion steering (to prevent tipping)

Max and Mina now cruise in more comfort than daddy in his Kujira Crown. Thanks for the gifts, guys!

Rishi Indian Food – Roi Et, Thailand

A friend told me about this restaurant more than a year ago, but with babies and whatnot, we never had the chance to try it (although we were actually parked in front of the shop debating whether to order take away six months ago – we didn’t have the time to wait). Our friends Dave and Michiko are visiting from Japan, so yesterday, we all piled in the Crown (4 adults + Max) and drove for an hour out to downtown Roi Et just down the street from Roi Et Plaza and the Roi Et City Hotel.
Nam ordered a bunch of stuff on the phone before we left home, and simply stated, it was one of the best Indian meals we’ve ever had while also undoubtedly being the most affordable.
We cannot recommend this place enough.
37/1 Santisuk Road, Amphur Muang, Roi Et

Facebook Privacy Policy Timeline

I haven’t written about Facebook’s privacy policy for a long time, mainly because everybody who cares about it is already in the know, but the EFF’s timeline for Facebook’s eroding privacy policy is worth reading.

“Facebook originally earned its core base of users by offering them simple and powerful controls over their personal information. As Facebook grew larger and became more important, it could have chosen to maintain or improve those controls. Instead, it’s slowly but surely helped itself — and its advertising and business partners — to more and more of its users’ information, while limiting the users’ options to control their own information.”

You are worth money to them, and not much else (hell, they won’t even give you a Dislike button!).