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Written by Jacques Lalancette, Tokyo based. Solution Architect at OutSystems. Building Lost Aeon. Creator of Aspereta and Nakami.

Lost Aeon Development: Day 100

August 25, 2020

Please join the Discord or follow @lost.aeon on instagram for regular updates. Since the last update at the end of May, the project has…

One Month of Lost Aeon Development

May 23, 2020

Please join the Discord or follow @lost.aeon on instagram for regular updates. General Update & Phaser Impressions It’s been a month of…

Announcing Lost Aeon

April 27, 2020

I received an overwhelming amount of feedback from my two posts about Aspereta (part 1 & part 2) which contain clippings from my blog when I…

Aspereta - The Lost Files - Part 2

April 09, 2020

This is a part 2 of a excerpts from a Aspereta development updates I wrote in 2002-2003. You can find part 1 here. Jan. 5, 2003 Today I…

Aspereta - The Lost Files - Part 1

April 07, 2020

As I’ve mentioned before, twenty years ago, I was an exchange student in Japan. I was in the countryside, and my host family didn’t have the…

Moving to Gatsby

April 05, 2020

I was talking about SEO with a friend, and he asked me, “Have you checked your site with Lighthouse? You could definitely be doing better…

Performant CSS Sprite Sheets in React

February 21, 2020

My original implementation for rendering for a single tile was causing performance issues. It was slow because whenever the client added a…

Scratching an Itch

February 19, 2020

Twenty years ago, I was an exchange student in Japan. I was in the countryside, and my host family didn’t have the internet. In the evenings…

Three Months of Development on an iPad!

November 01, 2019

For over three months, I wrote (JavaScript) code from my iPad every day. There was one exception when I had to attend a funeral. There are a…

From my iPad

August 06, 2019

I built this site solely from my iPad. That was undoubtedly the easy part. Built using this Lanyon Jekyll Theme and deployed it on GitHub…

Co-working Spaces in Nagoya

April 30, 2017

One question I get sometimes is about co-working spaces in Nagoya. There are several co-working spaces in Japan. Let’s review a few options…

Belgian Beer Weekend Nagoya

April 12, 2017

My first encounter with Belgian Beer Weekend was in September 2012. In Tokyo they hold the event every fall at Roppongi Hills and it’s…

Nayabashi Yoichi

March 28, 2017

The Nayabashi Yoichi is held on the fourth Friday of every month, which usually coincides with Japan’s ”Premium Friday.” There is also a…

Imaike Area

March 25, 2017

Heading east on the Higashiyama Line, stations alternate between being commercial and residential. After Shinsakae, the next commercial area…

Kakuozan Nittaiji

March 25, 2017

Nagoya is home to iconic Buddhist holy sites and relics. One of them is Kakuozan Nittaiji (覚王山 日泰寺). Nittaiji is comprised of the temple, a…

Three Great Cafes Around Sakae

March 20, 2017

Trunk Coffee Trunk Coffee is known being one of Nagoya’s best coffee shops. It’s located east of Sakae, in Izumi, near Takaoka Station. The…

Lazy Sunday Visit to Shirotori Garden

February 28, 2017

Shirotori Garden Shirotori Garden (白鳥庭園) is a ten minute walk from Atsuta Shrine. The garden is 3.7 hectares of rivers, ponds and plants…

7 Days Brew

February 23, 2017

That feeling when you go somewhere, and nothing is wrong, but nothing is right either — nothing clicks. 7 Days Brew was a layover between…

Ghent

February 16, 2017

I discovered Ghent when I saw a poster listing bars that served Onidensetsu (鬼伝説) in Nagoya. My colleagues and I headed to Ghent as our…

KEG NAGOYA

February 03, 2017

KEG NAGOYA is another production by Sake no Okadaya. It’s tucked away near Oasis 21, like many of Sakae’s treasures (JAZZ&Coffee YURI, Jazz…

Waves

January 27, 2017

My colleagues and I have exhausted our options for burger joints near the office. So today, we decided to spice it up a bit. We had Waves…

Sake no Okadaya

January 24, 2017

Sake no Okadaya (酒の岡田屋) owns several restaurants that I enjoy including Grillman, Y. Market Brewing and Keg Nagoya. Knowing only that they…

Smash Head

January 22, 2017

I heard great things about SMASH HEAD, and found out that VOL 8 of Pecha Kucha Night Nagoya was hosted at here. (If you’re unfamiliar with…

LAYER'S

January 17, 2017

LAYER’S is a burger shop near Hisayaodori Station I discovered it poking around the internet. It has a fairly high rating on Google maps too…

Hamburger Seikatsu no Susume

January 09, 2017

Hamburger Seikatsu No Susume (ハンバーガー生活のすすめ) is a new burger place that opened up on November 29, 2016 by Yuuji Sekine. The date is a pun on…

Brick Lane

December 22, 2016

I first heard about BRICK LANE from one of my co-workers, she had discovered it and we were keen to try it out for lunch. We checked out the…

Handsome Burger

December 13, 2016

Handsome Burger is located in a unique place. It’s in the Fushimi Underground Mall which is best explained as a blast from the past. The…

Grillman Nagoya

November 11, 2016

GRILLMAN is a burger joint by day, and a restaurant by night, with a wide selection of craft beer and Japanese wine. It is owned by Sake no…

August 21, 2002

August 21, 2002

I haven’t slept in 27 hours and 16 minutes right now. Today my flight was 16 hours+ total. Long and long would be the two words I would best…

August 20, 2002

August 20, 2002

Today threw this together so that it will be here for when I arrive in Japan next week. I plan to update this enough that people can read…