Roy Tang

Programmer, engineer, scientist, critic, gamer, dreamer, and kid-at-heart.

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“Guys, let’s just close all the issues before release.”
“Guys, let’s just close all the issues …
Had 7 months of hair cut off at home today
Had 7 months of hair cut off at home today
Finally beat the stupid pullup minigame in FF7R! #PS4share
Finally beat the stupid pullup minigame in FF7R! …
Got my internet back and immediately did an #m21 draft. 5-3 isn’t great, but I guess it’s not bad for a first foray? #mtg #magicarena
Got my internet back and immediately did an #m21 … (2 images)
Cube draft is about to rotate out, let’s waste some gold #mtg #magicarena
Cube draft is about to rotate out, let’s …
After some back and forth from Diamond 1, this filthy casual finally hit Mythic with some weird totally unoptimized Gruul thing. #magicarena #mtg
After some back and forth from Diamond 1, this … (3 images)

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Reply to guahanweb's tweet:

@guahanweb lol sorry; I just kind of assumed people still needed to go out for groceries and whatnot, though I suppose there are alternatives like deliveries (not really available where I am) or being a farmer I guess?

Casually streaming some Jumpstart on Magic Arena https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #twitch #magicarena

Played 3 Jumpstart decks! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHCF4vLlcKQ

Survey: have you been going out or mostly staing at home?

@jaymelynilao sa chat box ka na lang magjoke! para pwedeng lol na lang sila haha

@jaymelynilao baka kelangan nakakatawa yung joke

Pandemic thoughts and updates, Aug 2 edition:

  • We ended July with around 90k active cases. Despite the threat of sending Metro Manila back to ECQ if we breached the 85k mark, the govt did not push through. Over the weekend, this led to a clamor from doctors and other frontliners to have a “time out” of 2 weeks for the NCR, a temporary quarantine, to give the healthcare system some breathing room. The knee-jerk response from the palace was to say it wasn’t necessary, but they quickly flipped their flops and said the IATF would discuss it. Enraging people and doctors, a certain outspoken-on-social-media doctor tried to shame doctors for not being heroic enough, and a certain senator implied that we can’t afford it so frontliners just need to work harder and be more passionate.
  • Watching mass via Facebook again today. Churches have actually been holding limited physical services, but in solidarity with the call for ECQ, they said they will temporarily suspend such services.
  • I went to get some Jollibee takeout last Thursday; apparently they are already allowing limited dine-in customers, that seems unwise, eh. Was anxious the entire time I was waiting for my takeout order.
  • As of last night, we are at 98232 cases (+4963 from the day before, +19820 from last week, huge jump week-on-week), 2039 deaths (+17 from the day before, +142 from last week, moderate jump), 65265 recoveries (+93 from the day before, +39513 (!) from last week, a miraculous jump). We hit record high daily deaths over the past few days, and the huge spike in recoveries is because the DOH decided to do a “mass recovery” of mild/asymptomatic cases that are already 14 days or older, supposedly in line with WHO guidelines. I can kind of see some logic behind this, but the communication was not handled very well. Reference.
  • Worldwide, we are at around 18M cases (+1.8M from last week) and almost 690k deaths. Caveat: these numbers are from Worldometer.

“Those countries with zero cases, either they have no testing kits or they are lying.”

Our govt doesnt seem to understand that better things are possible.

Tagging @jacindaardern

Quoted cnnphilippines's tweet:
@daninakpil Año: ‘yong mga countries na nag ze-zero (cases), either wala silang testing kit o nagsisinungaling sila.

@joyarmadamba I am surely not, but eegardless both of us are the wrong generation to affect these results. am also not convinced the typical/average genz pinoy even listens to the radio

@joyarmadamba (1) his data is global (I participated), although it is reasonable to assume majority of respondents are americans/europeans. (2) “constant radio airplay” -> not sure if true, I’ve certainly never heard “Stay” on the radio in the last 10 years.

@joyarmadamba This may just be an observation bias on your part since you likely prefer listening to radio stations that specialize in “oldies” (and those radio stations exist in other countries too)

I cant recommend this improv special enough (its on netflix). Already seen it but rewatching the clips is still funny

Quoted rejectedjokes's tweet:

This Fucking Guy. #MiddleditchAndSchwartz