Thursday, February 24, 2011

Learn one, remember 2

Sniff = 嗅ぐ「かぐ」

Pension rebate

Getting a National Pension Payment Rebate When Leaving Japan as a
foreigner.

日本に去って行く時、年金の返金が可能ですよ。マックス3年分ですが。

Stir the coffee

Usually, I don't stir the coffee with spoon.

Outside the window, a soft breeze stirred the leaves.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Entrepreneur has a special pronunciation

Entrepreneur is special, en- pronounces as 'ahn'.

Here is the ipa from dictionary.com:
en tre pre neur
[ahn-truh-pruh-nur, -noo r; Fr. ahn-truh-pruh-n r]

The reason of the special pronunciation of this word is that this word is originally from France.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I never remembered these words! How stupid I am.

Aisle - 通路
Bargain - 交渉、安い買い物
Voucher - 商品引換券、割引券、クーポン

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What is an "open house party"?

まず、"open house party" はアメリカのあるラジオ番組だ。1987年から放送し始め、自称「地球上最大のパーティー」だ。http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_House_Party

open house party普段の意味はこれだ。↓

An open house party is a party that is held at a home or other location for a set number of hours, and during those hours, guests can come and go as they please. Open house parties are more informal than other types of parties, and are typically easier to plan. Open house parties are also beneficial if you want to invite a lot of people to your party, but don't have the space to accommodate all of them at once.

もう一つの言葉housewarming party.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Call it a day

Should we call it a day?

ここの意味は「店をしまいましょうか?/仕事を終わりにしましょうか?」です。つまり、「call it a day」は仕事終了の意味ですよ。

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My App: Retina 2 Normal

Retina 2 normal is a Mac app original created to save my own time when converting retina image to old-fashion non-retina image.

I'm an iOS developer and at some circumstance, I need to act as a part-time designer as well. Since iPhone 4 introduced retina display which is great for iOS engineer because simply it's just a bigger image which doubles both width and height. Developers are appreciating this great function, but designer are working hard to produce same image in different sizes. Retina 2 normal is here to help. Create once, and generate the old fashion non-retina image automatically.


Friday, February 11, 2011

My git config

Git is so powerful yet simple. Some handy function/config is not turned on by default. We just need to turn it on.

1. Turn on colorful output.
git config --global color.ui true
2. Add alias like svn.
git config --global alias.st 'status'
git config --global alias.last 'cat-file commit HEAD'
3. View all the current configs.
git config -l
4. View all the possible configs.
man git-config

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Don't know what 'let's' stands for?

意外に今日知ってたんですが、いろいろな方が'Let's'は何の省略のかわからないっすね。結論は簡単ですが、僕はびっくりしたということですね。

Let's = Let us.

覚えておこう!