[nycbug-talk] AsiaBSDCon!!!!

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Sat Mar 10 20:26:32 EST 2007

I Love Tokyo!

On Mar 10, 2007, at 2:02 PM, Yusuke Shinyama wrote:

> Akihabara has changed a lot. It used to be the place where
> ubergeeks get together, but recently the town has been turned into
> more like a anime/hentai palace for the mildly perverted.  Lots of
> nice stores has closed or moved and bizarre business is coming
> up at the sites. cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay_restaurant

Ha!  Yeah, I had a coffee at a 'maid cafe'- very bizarre experience  
for me...  Not my thing, but very interesting.

> As for BSD-wise topics, Japan has been long time a BSDish country.
> I remember FreeBSD was actually much more popular than Linux about
> 10 yrs ago, mainly because of the very nicely done FreeBSD port
> for PC-98 series.

Man, *BSD seems to run damn near everything here.  Mobile IPV6  
madness, the phones are all packet networks (on IPV6 backboone), mad  
ip action.

Even the toilets are electronic here.  Not kidding.  Every toilet  
I've seen.  It took me a few days of talking to people (politely) to  
figure them out...


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