My life is ruled by four themes: 1) international politics, 2) Japan, 3) technology and 4) design. My need for expression of the first theme (and the second in some instances) is met by other forae. For the past few months I have been using Twitter as a forum for the other themes. It has been an enjoyable experience so far. In my busy life 140 characters is the perfect limit for my daily thoughts on life in Japan, technology and design.
However, periodically one has more to say. Using a tweet series is cumbersome and abusive of the Twitter paradigm. I needed somewhere else to post lengthier thoughts and ideas. Yet I didn’t want a full-fledged blog and the posting responsibilities that go with it. Thus, this tumblr is born out of — and completely dependent upon — my Twitter presence.
My expectations for this Tumblr are for it to be erratically updated with an eclectic collection of posts that are sometimes challenging yet always stimulating. People who know me personally and respect my opinion on things tech and design, or enjoy my slanted take on life in Japan, are the most probable potential followers. Yet I hope those that I converse daily with on “teh Twitter” will also stop by, and enjoy sandbaggerone on a lever deeper than a 140 characters.