This is picture of yukin taken in April 1998, when I was in an introduction course of my company. PowerBook 5300cs/100, which I used at that time, was with me. By the way, now I'm using MacBook Air (Late 2008).
If you want to see moving yukin, let's see rolling yukin (QuickTime; about 300Kbytes). You can see yukin side and rear. And you can hear yukin's voice too (in Japanese). I recorded this movie with a PowerMac and a video camera in 1996.
I got into a university in 1992 and studied information engineering. Then I got into a graduate school in 1996 and studied human interface and CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work). I graduated master's course of systems and information engineering on March 1998.
I got a job on April 1998 and have lived in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan (next to Tokyo). On the job, I experienced system development, testing and installation of communications system. After November 2000, I also experienced product planning, marketing and so on.
Since about August 2003, I have felt some disorders of my mind and body, such as sleep disorder (sleepiness during daylight and difficulty of sleeping at night), chronic tiredness, stomachache, and decreased motivation for working. I have received medical treatment of mood disorder (depression) since December 2003. And I had taken sick leave since March 2004.
Because my depression has improved considerably by long-term medical treatment and sick leave, I went back to work in February 2008. But sleep disorder and chronic tiredness have not been cured completely, so now I'm continuing to receive medical treatment.
I also took TOEIC etc.
In November 1994, I (NISHIKAWA Yukinari) was assigned to a laboratory, and was told to decide my new login name of UNIX machines.
At first I want the name "yuki", but someone in the laboratory already used "yuki". So I had to use another name (Certainly, there are many people whose name contains "yuki" in Japan). At last I decided my login name "yukin", picking up the initial five letters of "Yukinari".
And, the "n" of "yukin" also means the "n" of "Nishikawa". That is, the "n" plays two roles, "n" of "Yukinari" and "n" of "Nishikawa".
Now I use the name "yukin" as a screen name of @nifty, etc.