Roy Tang

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

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Jul 2020

  • Covid19 thoughts and updates, July 5 edition:

    • I did a small restaurant take-out run and mid-week mini-grocery run. Didn’t stay out too long. Ugh, not enough walking though.
    • Watched mass via Facebook again today, after our internet came back. I’ve already deactivated Facebook, but Church pages are mostly public anyway.
    • As of last night, we are at 41830 cases (+1494 from the day before, +7027 from last week), 1290 deaths (+10 from the day before, +54 from last week), 11453 recoveries (+380 from the day before, +2023 from last week). New cases still accelerating week-on-week, apparently even faster this time. Our death rate remains low, so that’s something. Is it because of the widespread mask usage? Reference.
    • The presidential spokesperson, on the eve of July, struck a celebratory tone because we “beat” the prediction of UP experts that there would be 40k cases by the first of July. A “target” we barely met, and probably still crossed anyway due to late reporting/verification. He has rightfully been turned into a meme. Later in the week, he proceeded to go to a resort park to swim with dolphins.
    • Worldwide, we are at 11.3M cases (+1.3M from last week) and around 533k deaths. Ten million! Brazil now a strong number 2, but still at only around half of US numbers. Caveat: these numbers are from Worldometer.
  • Repost from blakeir:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but gaming twitter is officially more mature than tech twitter.

    h/t @YangCLiu

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but gaming twitter is officially more mature than tech twitter.
h/t @YangCLiu
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  • M21 draft Episode 6 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21

    FINALLY managed to hit 7 wins in M21 draft! This is also the SEASON FINALE for M21 draft for me I think. Maybe more limited when Jumpstart comes around?

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrx5KOMn3FM

    YT playlist for all my M21 drafts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk&list=PLmU0vkKslGXiz0shcCJgV1YTP5emzWgr4

    M21 draft Episode 6 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21
FINALLY managed to hit 7 wins in M21 draft! This is also the SEASON FINALE for M21 draft for me I think. Maybe more limited when Jumpstart comes around?
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrx5KOMn3FM
YT playlist for all my M21 drafts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk&list=PLmU0vkKslGXiz0shcCJgV1YTP5emzWgr4
    M21 draft Episode 6 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21
FINALLY managed to hit 7 wins in M21 draft! This is also the SEASON FINALE for M21 draft for me I think. Maybe more limited when Jumpstart comes around?
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrx5KOMn3FM
YT playlist for all my M21 drafts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZO7Ukg5Xk&list=PLmU0vkKslGXiz0shcCJgV1YTP5emzWgr4
  • M21 draft Episode 5 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch

    Bleah. Went RB but it didn’t go well.

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSNpxY5NYoc

    M21 draft Episode 5 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch
Bleah. Went RB but it didn’t go well.
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSNpxY5NYoc
    M21 draft Episode 5 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #m21 #twitch
Bleah. Went RB but it didn’t go well.
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSNpxY5NYoc
  • M21 draft Episode 4 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21

    Draft was mediocre, but I had fun so that’s what’s important right? Right?

    YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0o9At_aEmg

    M21 draft Episode 4 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21
Draft was mediocre, but I had fun so that’s what’s important right? Right?
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0o9At_aEmg
    M21 draft Episode 4 https://www.twitch.tv/twitchyroy #mtg #magicarena #twitch #m21
Draft was mediocre, but I had fun so that’s what’s important right? Right?
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0o9At_aEmg

Jun 2020