Roy Tang

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

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2008 November

Toys on my desktop at work. Mostly LEGO! Uploaded with the Flock Browser
Toys on my desktop at work. Mostly LEGO! Uploaded with the Flock Browser
Toys on my desktop at work. Mostly LEGO! Uploaded with the Flock Browser
Toys on my desktop at work. Mostly LEGO! Uploaded with the Flock Browser
Toys on my desktop at work. Mostly LEGO! Uploaded with the Flock Browser
Toys on my desktop at work. Mostly LEGO! Uploaded with the Flock Browser

2008 October

My brother pointed me to a new (to me at least) online music service called imeem. The website caught my interest for two reasons. It uses Adobe Flex, a technology which I've been using for the past year or so. Any Flex developer knows it's Flex just by looking at the widgets. (Click to enlarge the screenshot!) The service allowed me to find an mp3 which I've never found before and have used as a benchmark for how good an mp3 search service is. The song is the Tagalog opening for Shaider! (Now I need to find a new benchmark)

2008 September

I was going through some old files today, I found this screenshot of my desktop from 2004: Actually, I still like that wallpaper. It's well-drawn. It's from RPGamer Theme Central. Items I had in the quick-launch toolbar: mIRC (for downloading comics) Thunderbird IE IE again (?!) I believe this is EditPad, a notepad replacement Chami.com HTML-Kit WinAmp Windows Media Player DivX Player No idea Shortcut to some folder Kazaa (pirate!) No idea 2xExplorer (Windows explorer alternative) Crimson Editor (so far there are at least 3 different text editors) Show Desktop Terminal Outlook (I never used this) Excel No idea Thunderbird
I was going through some old files today, I found this screenshot of my desktop from 2004: Actually, I still like that wallpaper. It's well-drawn. It's from RPGamer Theme Central. Items I had in the quick-launch toolbar: mIRC (for downloading comics) Thunderbird IE IE again (?!) I believe this is EditPad, a notepad replacement Chami.com HTML-Kit WinAmp Windows Media Player DivX Player No idea Shortcut to some folder Kazaa (pirate!) No idea 2xExplorer (Windows explorer alternative) Crimson Editor (so far there are at least 3 different text editors) Show Desktop Terminal Outlook (I never used this) Excel No idea Thunderbird

2008 August

I was registering for an account at a local auction site (which shall remain nameless), the zip code combo box threw me off:
Am I the only one getting these random JavaScript alerts (obviously debugging messages!) on the new Facebook today?
The tournament was last Saturday, Aug 16 at Robinson's Galleria. I played the same deck as last week, except I had the following sideboard: The extra removal was geared towards the kithkin matchup, which was unknown to me at the time. As is usual for me, I lacked playtesting; with the justification that these PTQS were my playtesting for the GP. Tournament report follows! My memory is a bit sparse, so I'll gloss over some of the details. Round 1: PWC Special vs GRBW Persist I won this in three games. The opponent's deck was very rogue... tons of persist

2008 July

I came across the Stylish Firefox Extension, and the GMail Redesigned project, which gives the GMail user interface a sleek facelift. (I'm not sure if it was necessary to blot out the names of contacts!)

2008 May

Part 1 of this series is [here][1]. Creating a WordPress template is harder than I thought. Luckily I'm modifying the default template instead of starting from scratch. The one I'm creating is rather simple but after spending almost 8 hours on it so far, I'm still far away from completing it. I'm guessing the more complicated layouts take more than two weeks of full-time work. Here's my current WIP: Changes since the last part:

2008 April

Web design has never been one of my strong points, and it's something I'd like to improve on. The [Roy on Magic][1] blog has been using the default WordPress Template since forever, and I've been trying to find a good WP Template that fits the "Magic the Gathering" theme. Put the above points together, and I have a new personal project. Just for fun, I'll log my progress here.
Web design has never been one of my strong points, and it's something I'd like to improve on. The [Roy on Magic][1] blog has been using the default WordPress Template since forever, and I've been trying to find a good WP Template that fits the "Magic the Gathering" theme. Put the above points together, and I have a new personal project. Just for fun, I'll log my progress here.
Web design has never been one of my strong points, and it's something I'd like to improve on. The [Roy on Magic][1] blog has been using the default WordPress Template since forever, and I've been trying to find a good WP Template that fits the "Magic the Gathering" theme. Put the above points together, and I have a new personal project. Just for fun, I'll log my progress here.
Web design has never been one of my strong points, and it's something I'd like to improve on. The [Roy on Magic][1] blog has been using the default WordPress Template since forever, and I've been trying to find a good WP Template that fits the "Magic the Gathering" theme. Put the above points together, and I have a new personal project. Just for fun, I'll log my progress here.
Web design has never been one of my strong points, and it's something I'd like to improve on. The [Roy on Magic][1] blog has been using the default WordPress Template since forever, and I've been trying to find a good WP Template that fits the "Magic the Gathering" theme. Put the above points together, and I have a new personal project. Just for fun, I'll log my progress here.

2008 February

Skulking Knight. I was doing [Skulking Knight](http://magiccards.info/ts/en/130.html), but I got too lazy to draw the hair and put a helmet instead