Roy Tang

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

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Archive for October 2007

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  • How to Solve Technical Problems

    One of the qualities that I think make a really good software developer is the ability to solve difficult technical problems. Unless you’re the sort of software developer who just sells the same piece of software over and over again, at some point in time you’ll to need to find out how to implement some feature you’ve never tried before. Or you’ll hit a problem that’s not documented in any official docs and you need that critical functionality.

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  • links for 2007-10-29

    The Right Brain vs Left Brain test | PerthNow This is awesome. It's not a trick, and if you concentrate enough you can make the test go either way. (tags: cool psychology) [Note 2020 Jan] all delicious links have been imported into the links list
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  • Fear

    I was in Galleria earlier today and suddenly the power went out for a few seconds. It came back up almost immediately, but of course everyone was a bit spooked given the recent bombings at Glorietta 2. Even I felt a bit shaken up I might add, even considering cutting short the tournament (I wasn’t doing well) I hate that. Being overcome by fear, even for a very short instant. Hopefully, the authorities would be able to find whoever was responsible for the recent bombings to make the rest of us feel safer.

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  • GPT Bangkok 4

    Ugh, I feel like an idiot. Lowryn Sealed card pool: White 1 Cloudgoat Ranger 2 Goldmeadow Stalwart 1 Kinsbaile Balloonist 2 Kinsbaile Skirmisher 1 Kithkin Greatheart 1 Neck Snap 1 Oaken Brawler 1 Pollen Lullaby 2 Springjack Knight 1 Surge of Thoughtweft 1 Thoughtweft Trio 1 Triclopean Sight Blue 1 Æthersnipe 1 Amoeboid Changeling 1 Drowner of Secrets 1 Ego Erasure 1 Faerie Harbinger 1 Faerie Trickery 1 Mistbind Clique 1 Mulldrifter 2 Pestermite 2 Ponder 1 Protective Bubble 1 Tideshaper Mystic Black 2 Bog Hoodlums 1 Boggart Loggers 1 Faerie Tauntings 1 Footbottom Feast 1 Hornet Harasser 1 Makeshift Mannequin 1 Marsh Flitter 1 Nightshade Stinger 1 Peppersmoke 1 Prowess of the Fair 1 Quill-Slinger Boggart 3 Scarred Vinebreeder 1 Warren Pilferers Red 1 Ashling’s Prerogative 1 Axegrinder Giant 1 Boggart Shenanigans 1 Boggart Sprite-Chaser 1 Consuming Bonfire 1 Faultgrinder 1 Flamekin Brawler 1 Glarewielder 1 Hurly-Burly 1 Inner-Flame Acolyte 1 Inner-Flame Igniter 1 Lowland Oaf 1 Tarfire Green 1 Cloudcrown Oak 1 Fistful of Force 1 Guardian of Cloverdell 3 Lace with Moonglove 1 Lammastide Weave 1 Leaf Gilder 2 Lys Alana Huntmaster 1 Rootgrapple 1 Timber Protector 1 Woodland Changeling Others 1 Runed Stalactite 1 Wanderer’s Twig 1 Wort, Boggart Auntie My build:

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  • links for 2007-10-15 Full Metal Alchemist scans (tags: manga) Null -- This website doesn't exist! One Piece scans (tags: manga) Step By Step: Share a Printer on Your Home Network -- Lifehacker (tags: howto) [Note 2020 Jan] all delicious links have been imported into the links list
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  • Legend of Zelda -- Phantom Hourglass

    The game was not as long as I had hoped, although I finished without completing stuff. (Only had 11 hearts when facing the final boss). I told a friend that the current Zeldas are too easy compared to the Zeldas of old. There are a lot more hints this time around on how to get past stuff, etc. He told me that the 3d Zeldas are even easier. One of the sacrifices they had to make to become popular I suppose.

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  • Ravnica's Last Hurrah

    I wasn’t too keen on playing, but that Dark Confidant kept whispering at me to give him one more chance. Rakdos again, except I removed Martyr of Ashes from the board and put in Avalanche Riders to help the terrible Angelfire matchup. Round 1: 2-1 win vs BWR Slivers I kept Hit/Run in the main because I thought he had Solifuges, he did not. Round 2: 2-1 win vs White Weenie

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  • Memories of Zelda

    Can holding a stylus cause carpal tunnel syndrome? Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for a few days now; the controls are purely-stylus driven so my wrist aches a bit after a few hours of play. Of course the game has been consuming a good number of my waking hours (I didn’t even play any Magic this weekend), but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the original Legend of Zelda.

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