Roy Tang

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Oct 2019

Please watch this excellent closing statement by @chrislhayes

To stand up this way against his bosses at NBC News is remarkable

I should note what makes this even more remarkable is Andy Lack (NBC News Chairman) isn’t a big fan of Chris/his show

Chris is stepping out here

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This hurts. But until Blizzard reverses their decision on @blitzchungHS I am giving up playing Classic WoW, which I helped make and helped convince Blizzard to relaunch. There will be no Mark of Kern guild after all.

Let me explain why I am #BoycottBlizzard

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Sep 2019

Your alcohol-centered event is not inclusive.

End of story. No exceptions. Ratio doesn’t matter.

Alcohol. Is. Not. Inclusive.

I don’t need to justify that to you. This is a blanket fact.

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Aug 2019

People dunked on this tweet, saying, in essence, “This isn’t 100% correct - you shouldn’t pay attention.” But that misses the point. The value of any model is that it’s simpler than reality so that you can gain insight. Here are the insights I have gained from this model.

Quoted RichRogersIoT’s tweet:

The challenge with adding more engineers to a project. Just moving from 3 developers to 4 doubles the number of lines of communication.

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I’m feeling good today. So, you know what that means. It’s giveaway time. I will be doing a giveaway of a Nintendo Switch Lite.

Follow, Like and Retweet

Winner will be selected on September 21st.

Good luck to everyone. 🙃

I’m feeling good today. So, you know what that means. It’s giveaway time. I will be doing a giveaway of a Nintendo Switch Lite.
Follow, Like and Retweet
Winner will be selected on September 21st.
Good luck to everyone. 🙃
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Last night I was in a loo and a woman entered the only other stall crying. I did the awkward shout over and asked if she was ok or wanted to talk about it, or needed a hug

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GIVEAWAY!

I hit 1500 followers yesterday! As promised, to thank y’all for being here, I’m giving away these GORGEOUS Nocturnal Nebula dice from Chessex! LOOK AT THEM GLOW.

RULES: -like AND RT this tweet, no quotes -follow not req’d! -INTERNATIONAL!! -no giveaway-only accounts

GIVEAWAY!
I hit 1500 followers yesterday! As promised, to thank y’all for being here, I’m giving away these GORGEOUS Nocturnal Nebula dice from Chessex! LOOK AT THEM GLOW.
RULES: -like AND RT this tweet, no quotes -follow not req’d! -INTERNATIONAL!! -no giveaway-only accounts
GIVEAWAY!
I hit 1500 followers yesterday! As promised, to thank y’all for being here, I’m giving away these GORGEOUS Nocturnal Nebula dice from Chessex! LOOK AT THEM GLOW.
RULES: -like AND RT this tweet, no quotes -follow not req’d! -INTERNATIONAL!! -no giveaway-only accounts
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Toni Morrison didn’t write her first novel until she was 40. So if you haven’t written yours yet, there’s still time.

Odds are it’ll be terrible. But, there’s still time.

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Jul 2019

Best email unsubscribe button story i’ve ever come across.

Quoted Joe8Bit’s tweet:

I saw a tweet asking why sometimes when you unsubscribe from an email list it says it can ‘take a few days’. Buckle up, as I have a RIDICULOUS story about this happening in The Enterprise™️…

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About the “security issue” on #VLC : VLC is not vulnerable. tl;dr: the issue is in a 3rd party library, called libebml, which was fixed more than 16 months ago. VLC since version 3.0.3 has the correct version shipped, and @MITREcorp did not even check their claim.

Thread:

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I’ve seen film critics say the MCU is like “series television, but at the movies.”

It’s simpler than that.

Multiple franchises in a shared universe. Interweaving subplots and soap opera. That’s COMICS.

“It’s comics, but at the movies.”

And that’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

I’ve seen film critics say the MCU is like “series television, but at the movies.”
It’s simpler than that.
Multiple franchises in a shared universe. Interweaving subplots and soap opera. That’s COMICS.
“It’s comics, but at the movies.”
And that’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
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Huge comet headed towards earth.

Extinction. But, say you had 20 years warning. There’s time. We could stop it. We have the means. But it would take all of us.

Then you find out the rich, instead of stopping it, are building lifeboats for themselves.

That’s climate change.

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So. I quit my job by telling the truth. I told my boss and everyone there that I wasn’t happy and needed to get out of this toxic environment. And OMG, the reactions! It’s like mental health and self preservation doesn’t and shouldn’t exist at work.

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Jun 2019

May 2019

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roytang.net is a personal site, an E/N site, and kind of a commonplace book; I post about a random assortment of topics that interest me including software development, Magic the Gathering, pop culture, gaming, and tech life. This site is perpetually under renovation.