Roy Tang

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22 Feb 2020

Criminal Minds


In 2010 I took a short work hiatus which meant I was often home for most of the day. Back then Netflix wasn’t really a thing, so I would often have local cable TV playing in the background of whatever I was doing. And it was because of this that I started regularly watching police procedurals. They’re not the cleverest or most highbrow of shows, but they’re more like a guilty pleasure.

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21 Feb 2020

I had one semester where I was totally irresponsible and failed all but one of my classes. I’m lucky I didnt get kicked out of engineering

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what’s a class you got a bad grade in and thought was going to ruin your life but didn’t?
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Thoughts on Blogging, 2020 Edition


I found this great article the other week about Why You Should Start A Blog Right Now. The whole thing is absolutely worth a read, but my favorite part is at the start where he enumerates a list of reasons why he wrote particular posts, and it sent me down a rabbit hole again of evaluating why I write on this blog, and whether it was an endeavor worth continuing.

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20 Feb 2020

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16 Feb 2020

Weeknotes 2020-02-16


The world’s crises continue to settle in, but at least we have no new entries. The coronavirus continues to spread, will probably be a while before it tapers off. Our dear president, in his finite wisdom, has decided to withdraw from the US-PH visiting forces agreement. I’m sure our Chinese masters approve. The Oscars were held last week. Didn’t watch or anything, but happy for the Parasite win, about time for a foreign language best picture.

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15 Feb 2020

14 Feb 2020

Kawilihan bakery, practically an institution of Anonas Street. IDK when it was established, but we bought our morning pandesal there everyday when I was a child, so imagine it’s been there at least 40 years now

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“I’m quitting tech to become a better person and I am not a fan of the show.” Sounds about right. The problem with these things though is that I usually have predictive text off. (It’s a crutch I don’t like it)

Quoted PavelASamsonov's tweet:

Try this with tech instead: “I’m quitting tech to become” and then let predictive text decide your new career path.

I’m quitting tech to become the most popular man in the world https://twitter.com/baddestmamajama/status/1227333876449775617

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Finished Tales of Berseria today. Pretty good game, fairly sure I enjoyed it more than Zestiria. Now the question is whether I push for the platinum now or take a break and play something else for a while…

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13 Feb 2020

I read a tweet earlier (could not find it anymore) that said something along the lines of “sometimes i am of value, sometimes i offer nothing”, and I was like damn, isnt that an accurate description of the human condition

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12 Feb 2020

11 Feb 2020

We’re enjoying ourselves at the time travel theme park when we notice small flying insects appearing and disappearing around us. We asked the guide what they were and why they appear.

“Time flies,” he says, “when you’re having fun.”

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10 Feb 2020

I had a very long convo with globe customer support via messenger about that unliBB thing (took 3 days because they took so long to respond between messages). Adding new charges to a bill without confirmation should be illegal

Quoted momblogger's tweet:
@talk2GLOBE hello. I did not subscribe to amazon Prime. It was a trial period. Pls remove it. Also unliBB. WHY DO you do this ?
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9 Feb 2020

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9 Feb 2020

Weeknotes 2020-02-09


I suppose we should be grateful that we didn’t receive any new portents of the apocalypse in the past seven days. Unless you count the US senate refusing to remove Trump from office. And maybe we should. If only the aftershocks of US politics didn’t affect rest of the world so much then we would all just be laughing at them instead. Oh, and the coronavirus is still going strong apparently.

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