Roy Tang

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

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2004 September

  • Dear Content Producers and Owners: We lied to you. In the golden 80s and 90s we told you micropayments and content protection would work; that you would be able to charge minuscule amounts of money whenever someone listened to your music or watched your movie. We told you untruths which we well knew would never work -- after all, we would've never used them ourselves. Instead, we wrote things like Kazaa and Gnutella, and all other evil P2P applications to get the stuff free. Read the full original entry. Found via boingboing
    Posted by under blog at #gaming

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  • Lego Heroes, They Fight Crime!

    Something random found today: Some guy's gallery of comic-book (and other genre) characters as lego people And, for those three people who haven't seen this before: The Fight Crime! The guy who made the above javascript thingy (website: black-ink.org) had a link to some sort of online β€˜zine about comics. I don't follow comics much anymore, but apparently, Peter David is writing something X-Factor again. And according to a friend of mine, he's also writing Hulk again! Now if only I had the money and patience to start collecting comics again...
    Posted by under blog at #links

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  • Celsius Desktop

    Posted by under blog at #gaming

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  • Things To Do

    In order of priority: Study for the JITSE -- I'm terrible at this. Frankly, it's quite boring to study, and it reminds me why I'm not taking any post-graduate studies. By all accounts, I'll probably be cramming those last few days before the exam, as usual. It doesn't help that some of my coworkers convinced me to tag along for a trip to Fontana 7 days before the exam proper. I may have to rely on SHEER GENIUS again. Study PHP, build a new website -- I've been making websites for years now, but now I want to try my

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    Posted by under blog at #gaming #books

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  • Liberated Games

    Note to self: Don't forget to check out the games at Liberated Games sometime in the future. They host commercial games which have been released for free to the public... some with source code. I mean, c'mon, they apparently have the source code for Star Control 2! (I say apparently because their download page seems to have a problem right now, hence I will get back to it later.)
    Posted by under blog at #gaming

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