Dogs and Demons: The Dark Side of Japan book review

Dogs and Demons

I’d like to talk about “Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan” by Alex Kerr.  The author has lived in Japan for more than 35 years, which gives him great insight into the swift changes Japanese society has undergone in that time.  He was the first non-Japanese person to win a prestegious literary award in Japan.

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VSee: The Best Alternative to Skype


I remember using Skype when it was still in beta in 2003. It was simple, uncluttered, and it was only for audio. My friends and I were blown away by how clear someone sounded. It was better than a telephone and it felt like the caller was in the same room with you.

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OpenEmu: Ultimate Retro Gaming Experience

OpenEmu: No Power Glove required!

Finally, I can talk about OpenEmu! A long time ago, it wasn’t easy to find a way to play retro games (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis) on Mac computers. It was always possible using Windows, but the software was ugly and not smooth to use. For Mac gamers, everything has changed since the release of a retro game emulator called “OpenEmu“, exclusively for the Mac.

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Creative Outlet, go!

My name is Bryan and I’m an American guy that somehow stumbled out of my introverted man-cave and into the country of Japan. I love keeping up to date with the latest technology and gaming news.

I decided to start Kuro Pixel as a way to share my opinions on current affairs in the technology and gaming fields. I’ll also post advice/tips from time to time.

Does this look delicious or what?

“What if?” questions are so much fun to think about, especially considering how fast the world changes these days. I love gaming, technology, and nostalgia. These things all come together for me, so I hope Kuro Pixel will be a unique place to write about the random things I obsess over.

By the way, you’re probably wondering why there is a delicious, juicy cheeseburger in this post. I could probably think of a really wise metaphor and explain that the burger represents my life or the structure of my posts, but the truth is I’m really hungry as I write this and I haven’t had dinner yet.

You’re welcome.