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Ideal Japan Itinerary

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I've finally created my ideal Japan itinerary, covering major points along Tokyo, Kyoto, and all the way across to Kagoshima and Hiroshima. To prepare for Project Anime Japan at the Tokyo Anime Fair, I've even updated a few of my business cards with a tiny bit of Japanese (Email me please: ryanATryankopf.com).
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Learn Japanese Games

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Learning Japanese is going to be tough if you attempt to learn an entire dictionary's worth of vocabulary through memorization and repetition. Learning by rote is slow.
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Learning Kanji and vocabulary more easily.

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Often, to memorize something people will try to simple repeat it over and over until they've got it, only to notice that by the next day they've forgotten it entirely. The best way to remember something is to create a story around it, something that will add additional connections in your brain to help you remember.
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Planning for Japan Trip

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I hope to visit Japan in the next month to get an opportunity to really experience the culture and language, and hopefully use some of it to apply towards making the conventions even better. Places I definitely plan to visit are:
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Some Technology Petitions To Support

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If you're a regular user of the internet like I am, you just might care about what the future of your internet looks like. If you want to guarantee a free and open internet, then you need to support a few fundamental ideas. Preventing copyright abuse. Protecting network neutrality. Improving internet connection speeds and ISP competition.
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Con Registration Badge Upgrades

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One of the best parts about being a computer scientist (can I just say scientist?) is getting to use my computer skills to make awesome things that make the conventions better.
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AniMinneapolis Adds Monica Rial

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Monica Rial is an ultra popular voice actress known for characters like Mey-Rin in Black Butler, Mirajane in Fairy Tail, and Shiro in Deadman Wonderland. She is one of the main characters in countless anime, those are just the characters that I actually have seen the shows for.
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Iowa City Owl's Top Stories Ever

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Looking back, I made a list of Iowa City Owl's top stories ever - stories that generally had 100 times more views than any others. What they had in common, was at least one stand-out factor:
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Adwords Quality Score 10/10 Update

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Last week I posted about how to work towards getting a better quality score in Google Adwords, and since then I've been experimenting even more. Here are some more tips in addition to what I've previously written about.
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MyOtaku Dating For Anime Fans

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Lately I've been spending some time making a lot of pretty awesome updates to MaiOtaku (mispelled as MyOtaku). The greatest thing about targeting an anime demographic is that so many people are online all the time.
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