Hidemi’s Rambling by Hidemi Woods

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

Hidemi’s Rambling Nov 24, 2009

I came to the conclusion that it would be impossible to comply with the recall of my computer. Our new song is near completion and has become a big project with lots of detailed configurations and complicated data. I have the backups of course, but there is a possibility that the song wouldn’t be restored and played exactly as it’s supposed to be. I can’t take that risk in this final stage. So, the question is which comes first, the song is finished or a fire breaks out from the computer. Now that I accepted going into the next year for this song, a race against 2009 is over. And here, a deadly, daring race has begun…

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Hidemi’s Rambling Nov 22, 2009

I reviewed my work plan, because its schedule has been disrupted in many ways such as by my fall from the bathroom scale or my bad condition from a sudden drop in temperature. Even as a slow worker myself, I didn’t want to drag this work for our new song into 2010. I’ve already spent six years on this song. But now, it’s clear that the work won’t be done by the end of this year. Come to think of it, what is the difference between 2009 and 2010? What’s the point to finish work within 2009? Days just continue. I just visualize some kind of a big wall standing between them and feel a great deal of pressure to put every work of this year inside the nonexistent wall…

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Hidemi’s Rambling Nov 21, 2009

A letter came from Epson yesterday. I use a desk top PC of Epson exclusively to work for my music because the CPU load and the size of data are huge. The letter told me to stop using my computer right now, or it would cause a fire. Yes. It is recall. I’ve using the computer with no trouble at all for six years. As I’ve written here before, our new song is about to be completed. The rest of work is to record chorus and to mix down. And now, they told me to disconnect the computer and send it to the factory. Why now? What’s this? A joke?

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Hidemi’s Rambling Nov 20, 2009

The temperature has dropped unusually sharply to the one of January in Japan. Just two weeks ago, I was walking around with a T-shirt. The season passed from summer to winter skipping the comfortable autumn this year. Although I love winter, a sudden change in temperature makes me queasy or gives me a headache as low-pressure does. Today I was planning to go to the area where Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea are located. There are many hotels, restaurants and shops around the theme parks so that I look around for the Disney goods for Christmas without entering the park itself. And sure enough, I began to feel slightly sick while preparing to go out. I was afraid that it would get worse and gave up going there today. All because of the January temperature in the middle of November. Bizarre weather…

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Hidemi’s Rambling Nov 19, 2009

I bought a desk top PC in May to use it as a TV set. I record TV shows on its HDD and watch them on its monitor. It came with a remote, but didn’t respond. I thought it wasn’t a model controllable by a remote. Yesterday, I watched DVDs of Mickey Mouse’s classic films and of ‘South Park’. I usually watch DVDs on my lap top, but tried on the desk top for the first time. While I haven’t minded watching recorded programs without a remote, it was cumbersome to watch DVDs without it. I studied the desk top closely, and found a tiny sensor on the front, which was blocked by a slender leg of the coffee table. That reminded me of a mysterious object that also came with the desk top. I rummaged it out. It turns out to be an external receiver for a remote. With one simple action, it was set up and the remote began to work. So convenient. I haven’t used this essential item for six months. One leg of a table plays a big role…

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