5 年毎に実施されている国勢調査に回答する年になりました。日本に住む全ての人に回答する義務があります。コロナ禍のなか回答は郵送かインターネットが推奨されているようです。私はインターネットから回答することにしましょう。そこで、今の日本の人口を調べてみました。1億2,650万人と Google で検索できました。アメリカ合衆国はというと 3億2,820万人です。以前の記憶ではアメリカ合衆国の半分と記憶していたのですが、すぐに 1/3 になってしまいそうです。日本の人口は国土面積からすると多過ぎるとも言われています。山間部を除くと人が住める面積は限られてしまいます。今年の調査結果が楽しみです。
It’s been a year of responding to the census, which is conducted every five years. We are obliged to answer to everyone who lives in Japan. It seems that mail or the Internet is recommended for the answer in the COVID-19 situation. I will answer from the internet. So, I examined the current population of Japan. We were able to search on Google with 126.5 million people. The United States has 328.2 million people. I used to remember that it was half that of the United States, but it will soon be reduced to one-third. It is said that Japan’s population is too large in terms of land area. Except for the mountainous areas, the area where people can live is limited. I am looking forward to the results of this year’s survey.
52 years have passed since I obtained a license for a amature radio station. I’m happy to have been involved in the hobby of radio for a long time of half a century. But for the past 30 years, I’ve been away from this hobby. The main reason is the antenna. To enjoy this hobby, I needed to install an antenna outdoors. The technology is to communicate using unstable signals, which is one of the real pleasures of this hobby. The other day I visited a ham radio shop nearby and found out that it is possible to make a call that connects the wireless and internet. Immediately, I bought a small piece of equipment and connected it to an old computer to set it up. I see, it’s not active yet, but it seems possible to communicate with people from all over the world. I’ll start by listening to it for a while.
My friend working in Singapore sent me a mask. It is distributed by the Singapore government to each family. It was produced in Malaysia. The mask looks like a national flag and is fashionable. I thought I’d send the mask distributed in Japan in return, but I’ll stop. My friend told me that it would be nice to make Japanese products. So may send it by a UNIQLO mask, but it’s also made in China. Masks have become an essential part of our lives.
We expect that it will be a comfortable season after the rainy July and the hot August. However, large typhoons came to Japan already. It is attacking the Kyushu region with No. 9th and 10th. It seems that the typhoon is getting bigger and the course is changing because the temperature of seawater is increasing year by year. This year may come to the area where I live. I would like to prepare for a storm. I pray that no damage will occur.
I have a banana every morning. Lately, I bought a banana stand. As I was watching TV, I learned that bananas are best stored in this way, and that they last longer and are sweeter. While looking at the online store screen, I chose various things with my wife and decided on this. It’s simple. I also like that it is made of stainless steel. We share one banana every morning. Well, what if the last one? .. .. ..
This year is also a hot summer. The record seems to be updated every year. Although it is autumn on the calendar, the severe summer heat continues. A pigeon came to bathe in a bird bath in the garden. Many sparrows also come to bathe or bathe in the sand. It’s good to cool down quickly, but in the summer, it’s also good to feel the heat while living with heat stroke. If you stay in an air-conditioned room all day long, your body will feel cold. Still, morning and evening became a little easier to spend.
I use it without a smartphone protective cover or protective film, but the screen gets scratched. So I decided to apply a coating with liquid glass. Although it was introduced on TV, it is said that it has a considerable hardness and is not easily scratched by keys. Curing starts immediately after application and reaches a hardness of about 9H within a few days. It took me about 20 minutes to finish the work. I had them work while donating blood at a blood donation center in the same building. I am looking forward to the effect.
This week there were a few power outages on a thunderstorm day. The NAS is protected by UPS for this time, but I decided to protect the network as well. If there is a power outage, I won’t be able to see the TV, but I changed the wiring in order to continue working on the PC. At home, I have a main router (PR-500) and a recently installed the router for Mesh WiFi (RT-AX92U). These were also moved near the UPS and re-wired. It was a hot summer, so I use a small fan to create the flow of air for those equipment. Now, it is safe to have a power failure at any time. By the way, I have confirmed that there are no problems with connecting two routers in this way and that the functions of the RT-AX92U can be utilized. The PR-500 cannot be escaped when using optical TVs and optical telephones, so need to use this anyway. Since IPv6 connection service is also available, this line is wired directly to the TV for net TV.
Hot days continue every day. This year, the rainy season is long and it rains a lot, so I think the growth of plants is good. A kumquat tree in the garden, a butterfly just born was spreading its wings. And there are more flowers than ever. It has a strong scent and I can enjoy a very relaxing scent. The trees in the nearby park are very fruity. The blue acorns now will fill the road in autumn. It was a thunderstorm in the afternoon, and I feel that autumn is approaching already. It is a night when we can see shooting stars, but I hope it will clear up by then.
I repaired a cupboard I bought around 20 years ago. Perhaps because of the long rainy season this year, maybe the wooden furniture is affected by moisture, and recently I’ve been feeling strange about the movement of the moving parts. And today, the hinge made of resin has finally broken. Since it is a large piece of furniture, someone must come to repair it. So I tried to repair it. I carefully took out the broken resin parts and joined them with an instant adhesive, and tried to make it easier to move by slightly sanding the whole. I sent a repair inquiry mail to the manufacturer. I will get this part alone to replace. I like it, so I would like to use it for a long time.