JIS finally released the Japanese language version of ISO 27002, called “JIS Q 27002:2024”. This is the guideline to ISO 27001’s annex A, a good practice guideline for implementing infosec controls. Now we don’t have to rely on beta translations. 🚀

Screenshot of the JIS Q 27002:2024 cover page.

Plant Plunderage

Encountered a plant thief the other day while out jogging, which left me standing shaking my head. 🤦🏼‍♂️ We heard about this phenomenon on a variety show at some point, and had heard someone in the neighborhood say their plants had been stolen, but this was my first real brush with arboreal brigandry. I was out jogging, plodding along as usual on a hot morning, and could hear a faster runner come up behind me.

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Have you heard of the important BSI Standard PAS 5222:2024, developed to give guidelines for safeguarding children during out-of-school activities? My hope is that ISO and JIS pick it up. 🛝

Maru’s favorite spot, looking handsome after his trim. 🐕

A happy male Shiba dog lies on the grass in a wide open field under a clear blue sky.

Lucky Brews for this lucky dad! 🥰

Several can beverages featuring "Lucky Dog", "Lucky Cat", and "Lucky Chicken" designs are displayed, with informational cards and a snack container in the background, all set on a blue-checkered tablecloth.

Daughter 2 brought delicious cannelè sweets in various flavors from Shinagawa station. It’s a celebration! 🥳

A selection of assorted French cannelé sweets, including green matcha, chocolate, citrus and almond-flavored ones, is presented in a round box on a table.

Another abandoned building in my area, this time a “danchi” public housing apartment building. You can put them up, but it costs money to tear them down, so they sit and rot! (This is why we sold off the apartment my FIL built.)

A dilapidated multi-story "danchi" public apartment building displays signs of heavy staining and neglect, with boarded-up windows and overgrown vegetation. In Yokohama Japan, under grey skies.

Abandoned kindergarten where our girls went is supposedly managed by a Uni, but it’s just overrun with weeds. 😔

A rusty blue gate with a “no entry” sign in Japanese, stands in front of an overgrown grassy field and abandoned school buildings under a clear, sunny sky.

We are usually flexible when delivering professional services, but recently a client went so far as to complain about being billed for what they ordered, despite us having done extra scope for that job. It’s time to train them by strictly controlling scope. 🗡️

The reactions of Trump followers regarding the unanimous guilty verdict handed in by the jury were predictable, and comical. I guess they don’t realize both sides select the jury?! 🤡 Also a pleasure to see the press refute every single lie spouted at the post-verdict press conference.

Google should pause AI overviews until they are sure the advice is sane. It’s like taking sarcastic Reddit copypasta as your source of truth. I signed Mozilla’s petition. 🤥

I’m a Spingle fan. They’re a Hiroshima shoe brand, and I’ve had good luck with fit and durability. My old canvas ones rotted so I got these. 👟

SPINGLE SPM-324IL Gray canvas

I tried Uber Eats for the first time here in Japan, and there was a tip option. I feel like tipping is really American, but still I tipped. Sincere question: do the drivers not get paid unless you tip? Appreciate any insights…

The “NY cheesecake” Lotte Chocopie is good. Really really good. 🤩

Chocopie wrapper

Yesterday was removal of about 6000m of old LAN cable from an office that was moved out of. We installed this 20 years ago. 💪

In a Starbucks before a meeting, and the noise pollution is quite incredible. There’s the BGM, door open pings, mobile order bings, staff taking orders, and of course people in remote calls. Noisy! 💥

“The Favourite” on Netflix is just fantastic. A hysterical romp. 😀

We had decadent parfaits in Atami, and the food at the cottage was 5🌟

Decadent chocolate parfait with wine gelee Breakfast genmai, nuts, veggies

It’s been a hard couple of months with no Golden Week, so we are at a detached cottage in Ito soaking in the onsen. Lovely place! 😊

The yen is so weak that what was bound to happen, has happened: pricing by whether a person is a tourist or not. As a white guy lifer, I am so not looking forward to having to prove I’m a permanent resident, to not get charged JPY 3000 for ramen. 🍜