Roy Tang

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A couple of days ago I was rummaging through some old files and found a folder of some personal files I had copied from work computer at my old long-time place of work. One thing I was hoping to find there was this TODO text file that I kept throughout the years I worked there, even as I moved from one computer to another. It was a very long, append-only file, accumulated over some number of years.

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Barangay Elections


Ever since I came of age, I've exercised my right (and duty) to vote in every election that comes around. Except for Barangay/SK elections. I've never voted in Barangay elections. I understand that voting is a civic duty, and I have no real justification for shirking it. But the fact is that my level of awareness re: barangay-level government is very low. I have no idea what their responsibilities or jurisdiction is supposed to be.

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Google recently had a demo of their new AI assistant Duplex at Google IO 2018: It's an amazing demo to watch, from an engineering perspective. Basically a combination of natural language processing + text-to-speech that can emulate human speaking patterns. It's not that much of a breakthrough (more like putting several different things together), but it's impressive and is a good indicator of where we are with regards to true conversant AI.

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Spoiler Alert!


When Game of Thrones entered its sixth season in 2016, it was true spoiler territory for those of us who had read the GRRM books before HBO's TV adaptation turned the property into a worldwide phenomenon. Due to the author's glacial writing pace, at this point the TV series went past the point that the novels had reached. Thus nobody – book readers or tv viewers – knew what events would unfold in the story.

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Photos

I made a graph of my grab fares for the same route since i started using grab. These are all for the same route roughly 5.5km distance, always taken between 9am-12nn on a weekday. Past couple of weeks have been rough https://t.co/2cjCuNGvQb
I think I took this picture somewhere in Kyoto
Some people reminded me I haven't drawn anything for a while so here's a quick Cable. Complete with required pouches and missing feet
When you finally figure out how to solve a problem after 2 weeks of struggling with it
Hulk thanks FitbitManila for the replacement strap and charger!
Uncanny X-Men #325 For some reason I always liked the Wolverine and Colossus commentary in this issue
Uncanny X-Men #325 For some reason I always liked the Wolverine and Colossus commentary in this issue
Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives
What is this Windows? https://t.co/LdYNDfJJEb
Muffin!
Facebook, why are you asking me this? Are you high?

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