Roy Tang

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

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Dec 2019

It’s always great when I’m coding something and I find out that past me already implemented a function for it and I’m like “good job past me!” :self-five:

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Copied all of my follows to a private Twitter list, then replaced my “Home” column in Tweetdeck with that list, let’s see how that works out. Main advantage of this: I can follow people for contest/giveaway purposes without necessarily having them in my main timeline.

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This (mentioned below, read the thread) is a skill I wish I was better at (I was surely a lot more straightforward when I was younger!). Additionally, when I make a mistake, I try to explicitly say sth like “I was wrong” to signal that admitting to mistakes isnt a problem

Quoted sehurlburt’s tweet:

A tip for negotiation/life is to realize people hate saying “I was wrong” so give them easy outs. They’d prefer to say:

I forgot I wasn’t thinking of that scenario I didn’t realize you meant adding x I didn’t know there were multiple options I didn’t know you talked to y already

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We’re feeling the holiday spirit and giving away a Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle alongside a copy of Fu’un Super Combo!

To enter: follow us, then reply with a fond memory you have of gaming with friends/family & include #LRGHolidayGiveaway. We’ll draw a winner on 12/16. GLHF!

We’re feeling the holiday spirit and giving away a Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle alongside a copy of Fu’un Super Combo!
To enter: follow us, then reply with a fond memory you have of gaming with friends/family & include #LRGHolidayGiveaway. We’ll draw a winner on 12/16. GLHF!
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Belated realization: This is why Batman doesn’t fit the Arrowverse, there is no opportunity for Wayne family drama

Quoted roytang’s tweet:

I watched an episode of Batwoman to see what it was like before Crisis, and it was mostly Kane family drama. Unsurprising because:

Arrow S1: Queen family drama Flash S1: Allen family drama Supergirl S1: House of El family drama

This is why Legends is the best one

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I watched an episode of Batwoman to see what it was like before Crisis, and it was mostly Kane family drama. Unsurprising because:

Arrow S1: Queen family drama Flash S1: Allen family drama Supergirl S1: House of El family drama

This is why Legends is the best one

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To start my history classes this year, we read the Michael Parenti speech, “The Control of History,” then I told students, “I am going to describe someone from history, & after I am done, you tell me who it is.” 1/?

Quoted ZinnEdProject’s tweet:

Teach about Rosa Parks’ protest in context of her own life of activism (before and after), the decades of protests of Jim Crow on public transportation across U.S. (see list below from 1841 to 1992), the role of Women’s Political Council, and much more. https://www.civilrightsteaching.org/desegregation/transportation-protests

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DM: ‘You come to large wooden door.’

Cat: ‘I knock at the door.’

DM: ‘An orc opens it and asks you to come in.’

Cat: ‘I do nothing.’

DM ‘He asks you to come inside again.’

Cat: ‘I do nothing.’

DM: ‘Eventually the orc tires and closes the door.’

Cat: ‘I knock at the door.’

DM: ‘You come to large wooden door.’
Cat: ‘I knock at the door.’
DM: ‘An orc opens it and asks you to come in.’
Cat: ‘I do nothing.’
DM ‘He asks you to come inside again.’
Cat: ‘I do nothing.’
DM: ‘Eventually the orc tires and closes the door.’
Cat: ‘I knock at the door.’
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Nov 2019

Nobody has any idea how long it takes to build software to better than +/-200% accuracy.

Quoted mykola’s tweet:

Please quote this tweet with a thing that everyone in your field knows and nobody in your industry talks about because it would lead to general chaos.

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Getting my licks in before the banhammer drops. B&R prediction: Noxious Grasp and Aether Gust banned in Standard. loljk #MTG

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Getting my licks in before the banhammer drops. B&R prediction: Noxious Grasp and Aether Gust banned in Standard. loljk #MTG
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OMG I’m finally done with this horrible coin flip of an #MagicArena event. This was only slightly worse than last week’s Elk madness. Only 1/3 of this months events were great, bleh. Should’ve just had one of them be brawl!

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OMG I’m finally done with this horrible coin flip of an #MagicArena event. This was only slightly worse than last week’s Elk madness. Only 1/3 of this months events were great, bleh. Should’ve just had one of them be brawl!
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Oh wow! This is awesome! Thanks!! I’ve replied to your DM :)

Quoted urlichmtg’s tweet:

We have a winner! @roytang wins 10.000 gems in #MCVI giveaway edition! Congratulations to @roytang, and big thank you to everyone who participated!

The next edition of 10.000 gems giveaway for my lovely followers will be around #MythicChampionshipVII three weeks from this tweet! https://twitter.com/urlichmtg/status/1191379585356709895

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Roy Tang is a:

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.