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Learning iPhone programming as I go. Here are the iPhone apps I've written:

Mapmarks: An app for saving places you want to find again later.
http://mapmarks.org/

New York Art: A gallery browser & event finder for New York.
http://nevan.net/newyorkart

Tokyo Art: A gallery browser and event finder for Tokyo, in English and Japanese).
http://nevan.net/tokyoart

Starbucks Search: A Starbucks store finder for Japan.
http://nevan.net/starbucks/


Jun
21
comment What exactly is “なの” (nano)?
As far as I know, dropping the な is a feminine speech form. It makes it sound softer. It's the same as dropping a だ at the end of a sentence. But adding a な like in 何をしているなの sounds strange.
Jun
19
awarded  Taxonomist
Jun
17
comment What does the final て in 待ってて signify?
Nope, not in this situation. 待て is the imperative (like 食べろ or 飲め), it's a command to wait. It's too direct/impolite to use as a replacement for 待って unless you're commanding the other person to wait.
Jun
13
revised Is すごい slang or just informal?
added 246 characters in body; added 8 characters in body
Jun
13
answered Is すごい slang or just informal?
Jun
12
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
10
comment “to make a telephone call”
That makes more sense. かける has too many meanings it's hard to keep track.
Jun
10
comment “to make a telephone call”
Very uncertain about this, but I once heard that 電話をかける has something to do with using a rotary dial.
Jun
10
answered What does the final て in 待ってて signify?
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
10
asked Using くれる for doing something bad
Jun
10
comment Difference between にかんして and について?
That paper has an English explanation at the end, but it's hard to understand. I didn't even try reading the other 16 pages.
Jun
10
revised What does とな mean (and how do I use it)?
added a link to all the cute avatars in twitter search
Jun
10
comment Is the word ハーフ derogatory?
Wow! That comment packed a lot of information in :)
Jun
9
asked What does とな mean (and how do I use it)?
Jun
9
comment Usage of たくさん vs. 多い
I don't think that's wrong. You can say たくさん悩みがある too. He seemed to be saying you can only use 多い (not たくさん) when measuring specific things. For example 50円多いですよ (It's 50 yen too much, you're 50 yen over). 50円たくさんですよ doesn't make sense, and 50円はたくさんですよ changes the meaning to something like "50 yen is enough/too much".
Jun
9
comment Rules for slang of Japanese numbers
Used a lot in phone numbers too. Sometimes you're allowed to choose the last 4 digits of a new number, but 8686 (はろはろ) is always gone.
Jun
9
answered Usage of たくさん vs. 多い
Jun
9
revised Use of the particle を to mean where something is going?
added a link
Jun
9
answered Use of the particle を to mean where something is going?