Seems a little strange to choose the title of a book by Nagai Kafu as the name of a blog, but I think (hope?) it will be fitting. Something Strange Across the River is a book of cities and times and people changing and with the way things have gone over the last few years change has definitely come.

I want to avoid setting any kind of fixed theme or direction for this site, I'd like to see if having a more organic approach works better than my previous attempts. Common topics will be Japanese and other literature, technical stuff from a devops/systems engineering perspective, travel, history, and probably even a little about tools, outdoor stuff, and who knows what else.