Roy Tang

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

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Comment by ogie jaro on GPT Bangkok 4

hi, i chanced upon your site a couple of months back and just would like to say that i really like your work, you should consider submitting articles for nganyway from a quick scan of your pool, i think you have a viable UW tempo optionhave a nice day

That’s probably a good idea, but not really something that’s an option with the company I’m in. You know the deal – I’d need all sorts of authorizations to be able to subcontract someone, it’s not worth it, especially for a simple task that would take me an hour or two to figure out.Besides, the post isn’t really about how to get things done, but rather the value of technical problem-solving skill to a software developer, and my own usual approaches to it.

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Hmm.. you’ve overlooked the motivational force of money and the power of sub- contracting.Rome was not built in a day, nor was it built by a single pair of hands.If you know what the problem is or at very least the desired objective, you’ll find skilled people lining up to work on your project at most of the various freelance developer sites.Of course if you’re asking someone to build the next super web framework they’ll expect a kings ransom and most likely never finish.

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Better late than never?You bumped into IE’s “Same Origin Policy” security protocol.If you use .hta (Microsoft’s HTML Application extension) you can bypass it.You’ll need to crawl the microsoft dev center a bit to find out how to properly initialize an .hta in a chromeless IE browser window.. but it’s worth the effort for future reference.Otherwise you can use firefox tamper data plugin or a greasemonkey hack to bypass firefox’s SOP, but I don’t think that’s what you’re looking for.

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I am attempting something very similar – writing a game engine for Magic: The Gatering in .NET 2.0 with C#.My project has been dorment for a while do to a demanding project at work, but I think an evendour like this is very worthwile.Don’t give up on the project, and try and keep us updated of the progress 😉

Comment by noems on Hong Kong Saga, Part Three

hey! nasa hongkong ka pa ba? if you’re not after the parks and the shopping (specifically for clothes) edi go shopping for toys! 🙂hanap ka nung dyecast (tama ba?) initial D na cars or transformers! or, kung ayaw mo bumili for you… bili ka for me at babayaran na lang kita. hehehewent to HK last year 3 days work, another 2 days for leisure. i spent one whole day in disneyland and 1 whole day in Ocean Park.

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Comment by Roy on Spider-man 3

Peng: Yeah, there probably won’t be a Spider-man 4 after this, seeing how they tried to cram so much into this movie. I wonder if the DVD version will be longer?Art: If you no longer have time to watch Spider-man on the big screen, then I fear for your soul my friend. :pMike: I don’t actually watch House.

Comment by Roy on Wowowee

You caught me. I’m not actually the free-wheeling happy-go-lucky schmuck I pretend to be. I tend to overthink a lot of things, which means sometimes I’moverly critical. That being said, I only watched said shows because I was stuck in a room with people who were watching it. I’d never actually watch it on purpose, sexy girls or no. Something else that annoyed me: Some of the multiple-choice questions on Wowowee used to filter out contestants are actually kinda hard trivia questions, the sort where you have to be a bit familiar with the particular domain of the question to answer.

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Comment by peng on Spider-man 3

i’s kind of like x-men 3 where the sequel did not disappoint and was more intent in tying up loose ends. the people i watched it with said spoiler alert venom should’ve been harder to get rid of/stronger as a villain. after he becomes venom, i sorta lost the topher grace= eric foreman thing. gotta love those teeth.

Comment by yebah on Wowowee

wow. that’s pretty profound for something so lame-o. i actually watch eat bulaga over lunch and don’t give much thought to it. if at all, i watch it for cindy kurleto and pauleen luna. the eb babes would’ve been cute but they dance horribly, and the sex bombs are only there every other day of the week.

Comment by yebah on Spider-man 3

haven’t watched it. and probably won’t have the time to. so ill wait for the dvd.i have to agree with you though, these kinda films are the type you watch for the fight scenes and the graphics.

Comment by switch on Spider-man 3

Makes me wonder, because I realize that Topher Grace did play the lead on That 70’s Show, but Eric Foreman is also the name of the doctor played by Omar Epps in House.

Comment by peng on Simplicity

you know, i don’t know if being that open is a good or a bad thing. i cannot for the life of me keep anger inside or at bay. while i am “inis” it comes out as rants then disappears. healthy for me, i guess, but for other people who have to bear with the grumpy, growling penguin? good luck on that lovelife quest. hehe.

Comment by Roy on Simplicity

I guess I still am pretty much an introvert, albeit a loud one. Never talaga ako nagiipon ng galit, kahit nuong HS pa tayo. In my opinion if you have a problem, either it’s worth talking about it or you should just let it go. 🙂

Comment by peng on Simplicity

killer last paragraph there. i agree wholeheartedly. i always thought you as the introvert, pero di ka pala nagiipon ng galit. good for you.

Comment by peng on An Uneventful Holy Week

i’ve stopped watching heroes. too slow for my low eq. i don’t see how they are going to defeat sylar if peter does not stop being such a wuss.

Despite having a copy of the entire first season of Prison Break in the house since last year, I have yet to watch a single episode. I don’t have time to marathon it. Funny stuff takes priority (usually anime) before serious stuff. And 24 > Heroes > Prison Break, so last priority sya hehe.

namatay naman si Jack ah,… for a few minutes nga lang. hehe db? the season when david palmer was assassinated? i like Heroes. sayang ung nabili ko na pirated hanggang ep 17 lang, pero i was able to watch ep 18 on dailymotion. you should check out the official website also, to see the interactive novels/comics. ganda. plus it gives the story more meaning. have you seen Prison Break? the first time my heart pounded from the suspense was while watching Runaway Jury.

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