Roy Tang

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11/22/63 by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was my first Stephen King book outside the Dark Tower series. Before reading the Dark Tower, I had pegged King as a writer of “scary” books because of his early works, and I wasn't too interested. This book is none of that. It's a nice, informative, well-written time travel story that wraps up nicely. I actually had no idea it was a time travel story when I started reading (you'd think the title would have given that away.

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Rethinking Facebook


There's been a recent brouhaha lately over Facebook's data privacy issues after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came out. For a while, a #DeleteFacebook hashtag even made the rounds. I will admit that I had been considering reducing my own Facebook usage for a while, but not because of any data privacy issues. While I understand that Facebook probably mishandled private data and that this is a serious concern for a lot of people and even for society at large.

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The Setup 2018 Edition


While browsing through my old blog posts, I found one about my setup from 2010. I figured it was a good time to do an update. I like doing posts like these because it provides an easy reference for me to look back and see what I was working with at a certain point in time. What Hardware Do I Use? Desktop. I bought a new desktop rig back in late 2015, here are the specs:

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Let's Encrypt!


[][1](Image credit: r/ProgrammerHumor) I've been meaning to add SSL to this blog ever since I first heard of Let's Encrypt last year. Unfortunately, support on my otherwise awesome webhost was not yet first-class and seemed complicated at the time, so I kept putting it off. But recently I was testing something unrelated and found out that I needed to have SSL on my server in order for OAuth2 to work, so I grudgingly got to it.

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Photos

People are biased towards 7.
How dare you speak to me? #zelda
https://t.co/Ad7xBMoO0Z
RT @Sweden_Dennis: You can't unsee it https://t.co/qgFl5gG0DX
Programmers are… https://t.co/yHUmtZjk3I
This sketch took just enough time for the meeting to finish #transformers
Overhead Platform Thing
There’s gotta be a better way to share Twitter threads on here
There’s gotta be a better way to share Twitter threads on here
There’s gotta be a better way to share Twitter threads on here
There’s gotta be a better way to share Twitter threads on here
There’s gotta be a better way to share Twitter threads on here
https://twitter.com/attyharryroque/status/458912472204709888
(Click for Avengers Infinity War spoilers)
Finally finished Twilight Princess HD, which I started back in January. All hearts, 51/60 Poes, 37/50 stamps. With this, the only console Zeldas I haven't finished are Zelda 2 (which I have on 3DS) and Skyward Sword (maybe I'll give up on this as I dislike the Wiimote lol) https://t.co/vxom7UV7QW
Finally finished Twilight Princess HD, which I started back in January. All hearts, 51/60 Poes, 37/50 stamps. With this, the only console Zeldas I haven't finished are Zelda 2 (which I have on 3DS) and Skyward Sword (maybe I'll give up on this as I dislike the Wiimote lol) https://t.co/vxom7UV7QW
Source: Reddit r/PH
I was looking for something mindless to destress, so I installted Torchlight https://t.co/Gh2g1dL1dA
“And there’s no easy way to revive media freedom—or democracy—once it dies.”
“And there’s no easy way to revive media freedom—or democracy—once it dies.”
The Setup 2018
The Setup 2018
Moved the tower case under the desk to get a bit more desk space. Will see if this works
The Setup 2018
The Setup 2018
Late night sketch #ironman #marvel #procreate Time lapse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU_McBxCiLI&feature=youtu.be I watched the movie while doing this!
pencil sketch

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roytang.net is a personal site, an E/N site, and kind of a commonplace book; I post about a random assortment of topics that interest me including software development, Magic the Gathering, pop culture, gaming, and tech life. This site is perpetually under renovation.