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idon'tknowwhattonamemytumblrblog: Remorse, Historical Lessons, and Legacies of our Ancestors -
The official stance of GeekStuff4U has always been that of complete neutrality - we’re Switzerland! - in matters of worldly events and social debate, such as homosexual marriage, NSA spying, religion, government oppression, and the cookie or filling on Oreos.
This reblog is an opinion piece written by one of our staff on his own personal time regarding some questions he has about the burden of responsibility of one’s ancestors’ actions. He says he didn’t start with the intent of churning out such a controversy-stirring post, but it just turned out that way the more he wrote.
As a disclaimer, the views expressed in his blog post do not reflect the official stance or views held by GeekStuff4U.
Today is the sixty-eight-year anniversary of the Hiroshima A-bomb event during the final days of World War II, and the annual Peace Memorial Ceremony was held this morning at the Hiroshima Peace National Park, an expanse of land that includes the Genbaku Dome in central Hiroshima City. I was…
Danbo tuning a violin.
(I’m trying out watermarking, because the logo stickers I put on its forehead looked atrocious :( )
What this has to do with Japan, other than the location the photo was taken in (and, well, Danbo), we’re not absolutely sure. Still, Danbo!
"And this is a battery charger that looks like me."
Get this limited edition 10400mAh mobile charger for your USB devices (including iPhones and iPads) from GeekStuff4U now! Only three units available. Plus, it has Danbo’s face on it :)
Welcome to GeekStuff4U’s new Danbo blog! Watch us for sightings of our very own Danbo here in Japan.
GeekStuff4U just started a new Danbo photos blog! So far, there’s only one photo, but that’s bound to grow soon. Keep watching!
Star Trek Into Vending Machine.
So: should it be ‘Star Trek Into Vending Machine’, or ‘Star Trek into Vending Machine’?
Large ads on the sides of the JR East Water Business touchscreen vending machines now popular in Tokyo! Unfortunately, they’re not 1:1-size.
It’s Monday morning here in Japan, but it’s a national holiday so the office will not be operating! Our website, of course, will still be accepting orders.
This is a mockup of the top menu-and-slides assembly on GeekStuff4U.com circa 2011. You’ll notice that everything is flat - the black bar at the top, the slides, and even the half-transparent logo-and-menu bar gimmick looks visually on the same three-dimensional plane as the slides (and the black bar); not to mention the white background. We received a couple emails from friends and acquaintances who each had their two cents to offer, the most oft-occurring of which was to blast the flat, uninteresting and visually unappealing look of the front page.
So we added shadows.
Well, shadows and a little pseudo-curved menu bar a la the iOS lockscreen clock. Now it’s got depth! It’s got pizazz! You could almost reach out and feel the elements with your fingertips! Later, we added the dark background to turn it into what you see today:
Then, then then thenthenthenthen, infuriatingly, Microsoft has to come and bring
sexy flat back, punting the only good thing about Windows Vista - Aero Glass - into the deep, dark dredges of history.
And, as we all know, Apple followed suit.
So, to recap, it turned out the when we thought the design of our website was backwards and full of shtako, we were in fact ahead of the entire design race! Then, of course, we had to go and frack it up and devolve a few years worth of designy goodness.
For the time being, we’ve decided that the shadows and the pseudo-curved menu bar on our webstore are going to stay - although there may be a large redesign in the near future, the least of which is to enable a responsive design to accomodate smartphones, tablets, and other devices. If you have any comments about the looks of our webstore, such as color schemes, element positioning, usability, or UX design, please feel free to let us know! We love feedback.
Welcome to the new, rebooted official GeekStuff4U blog!
This blog originally resided on tumblr.geekstuff4u.com, but we decided that the Wordpress setup that was originally here at blog.geekstuff4u.com has to go, and this old Tumblr blog that was lying around defunct was a good choice as any for the platform that takes its place.
Going forward, you’ll see news from GS4U’s Tokyo operations team, including news from the office, giveaways, sweepstakes, campaigns, note-worthy new products on our catalog, and interesting news from Japan! Keep your eyes peeled, because you’ll be served abundant helpings of word splurge and pictorial goodness from your favorite country! Whether you’re a Japan fan, a tech geek, or an anime nerd, you’ll find something of interest here.
GeekStuff4U is holding a contest for the best, most imaginative, most hilarious, or most thoughtful response to the question:
What would a person with a nine-computer setup use it for?
The winner will win an Elecom 9nove Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, which can retain pairing with up to nine computers without needing a manual re-pairing every time you want to switch PCs!
We have been having problems procuring enough of these thumb drives for all our customers, but we just received word that our next shipment, scheduled for the 26th, is coming in ahead of schedule in just a few hours! We’re jumping up and down in excitement at the prospect of finally fulfilling all our pending orders - especially because this shipment wasn’t supposed to be able to cover all of the orders we have right now. (Go to our blog post for a brief on the background of this whole mess.)
Still, we only have a limited amount of stock from this shipment, and the next one is a month away. Come order now if you want one right now!
Big fans of origami but the ones sold at your local stationary store too bland??? Well now you get a chance to have authentic origami paper to boost your origami skills and experience!How? Check it out here!