Roy Tang

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

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2020 June

  • Wala ba tayong AntiErrorBill?

    Quoted MaoiArroyo's tweet:

    Pwede ba kayong nga ERRORISTA, less focus on those who protest. Suggestion ko lang, why not do a better job because then people won't complain. Mahirap ba intindihin yon? We need large scale testing. Our scientists have already made a more affordable rapid test kit. FUND TESTING.

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    Also on: twitter /

  • M21 draft Episode 3 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch

    Had to do 3 drafts just to jump from Gold 1 to Platinum lol. 1 draft was terrible, 2 were mediocre. 3rd draft was a WG deck (no screenshot here). At least I finally got to try some archetypes other than WB!

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Q6LfipbRo

    M21 draft Episode 3 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch Had to do 3 drafts just to jump from Gold 1 to Platinum lol. 1 draft was terrible, 2 were mediocre. 3rd draft was a WG deck (no screenshot here). At least I finally got to try some archetypes other than WB! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Q6LfipbRo
    M21 draft Episode 3 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch Had to do 3 drafts just to jump from Gold 1 to Platinum lol. 1 draft was terrible, 2 were mediocre. 3rd draft was a WG deck (no screenshot here). At least I finally got to try some archetypes other than WB! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Q6LfipbRo
  • M21 draft Episode 2 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21

    Draft deck was fine, games were terrible; lots of misplays. Last chance tomorrow to rank up before rollover!

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clajhTE3Q-M

    M21 draft Episode 2 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 Draft deck was fine, games were terrible; lots of misplays. Last chance tomorrow to rank up before rollover! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clajhTE3Q-M
    M21 draft Episode 2 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 Draft deck was fine, games were terrible; lots of misplays. Last chance tomorrow to rank up before rollover! YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clajhTE3Q-M
  • Casual M21 draft https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #twitch #mtgarena #mtg

    Draft went reasonably well, all things considered. Lost 2 games to mana flood/screw, but that's fine.

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk

    Casual M21 draft https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #twitch #mtgarena #mtg Draft went reasonably well, all things considered. Lost 2 games to mana flood/screw, but that's fine. YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk
    Casual M21 draft https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #twitch #mtgarena #mtg Draft went reasonably well, all things considered. Lost 2 games to mana flood/screw, but that's fine. YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk
  • 💬 Reply to visakanv's tweet:

    @visakanv https://searchengineland.com/search-google-by-date-with-new-before-and-after-search-commands-315184

    (Such things aren't super accurate, in the sample image, one of the hits is from 2012)

    @visakanv https://searchengineland.com/search-google-by-date-with-new-before-and-after-search-commands-315184 (Such things aren't super accurate, in the sample image, one of the hits is from 2012)
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    Also on: twitter /

  • 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 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 draft. 5-3 isn't great, but I guess it's not bad for a first foray? #mtg #magicarena
  • My stuff: This week's pandemic notes. Easily the most annoying thing this week: our broadband modem conked out Wednesday night. Customer support isn't super responsive for local telcos: I called their support line the next day (support line is not even available 24/7!), got put on hold for 45 minutes TWICE before they agreed to send a repair crew over the next day (Friday). Friday morning I got a text that the technician visit was actually scheduled for SATURDAY morning. They arrive Saturday AFTERNOON, due to traffic apparently. And unluckily, they are out of spare modems for the replacement. They

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  • Covid19 2020-06-28

    Covid19 thoughts and updates, June 28 edition:

    • Wew, it's almost July! It's unlikely that the Metro Manila GCQ gets further loosened though.
    • A lot of new cases recently have been reported in Cebu/Region VII. Some dumbass things coming out of their local officials too.
    • Haven't had a haircut for 6 months now. People keep asking me when I'm getting one, but it doesn't really seem essential?
    • Did a grocery run Saturday afternoon. Surprisingly, fewer people than I expected. Still unable to find Choc-Nut in the grocery.
    • We had internet service people coming in this week, and a friend working in UK said to give them masks to wear and I was like "That's ridiculous, of course they'll bring their own." Apparently the expectation is a lot different in the UK, unsurprisingly.
    • (That doesn't mean I wasn't worried about having the masked strangers from the outside in our home...)
    • Despite all of these precautions, I can't help but feel quite a bit of anxiety visiting these medical facilities.
    • Watched mass via Facebook again today, after our internet came back.
    • As of last night, we are at 34803 cases (+738 from the day before, +5403 from last week), 1236 deaths (+12 from the day before, +86 from last week), 9430 recoveries (+249 from the day before, +1780 from last week). New cases still accelerating week-on-week. I read somewhere that they're planning to tweak how they report recoveries, presumably to make it look like we have less active cases? Reference.
    • Worldwide, we are at 10,087,840 cases and around 501k deaths. Ten million! Once again roughly a million new cases during the week. USA still number one, but Brazil racing to catch up. Caveat: these numbers are from Worldometer.
  • Scraping Facebook

    I had been meaning to quit Facebook for more than a year maybe, but I kept putting it off. The main reason being that I like having backups of my own digital data (still very much a pack rat), and Facebook's social media export is less than ideal, for me at least. Less than ideal why? It doesn't include a lot of content I would like backed up, including: comments on my posts (there have been some good conversations with friends over the years I would prefer to preserve) things I've reposted from other people content of certain groups I'm

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