Roy Tang

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

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Oct 2019

Re:Blizzard/HS/China. I fully understand that a lot of people wouldn’t want their esports to be inundated with politics, especially if it’s not even their own country. Nevertheless, the penalty was too heavy-handed, and we must remember that neutrality favors the oppressor

Also: Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time!

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Me: “Ma, may ruler ka?” Ma: “Kailangan ruler? Pwede tape measure?” Me: “Hindi, ruler” Ma: “Sige, meron ako hanapin ko” (Maya maya) Ma: “Kelangan mo pa din ruler?” Me: “Oo” Ma: “Hindi pwede eto?” (shows tape measure) Me: “Hindi” Ma: “Bakit?” Me: “Hindi yan ruler e”

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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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I’ve had a blog post draft for a few months now on my thoughts about the congestion and traffic issues in Metro Manila and potential solutions, it just keeps getting longer and longer lol

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TIL that “a11y” is short for “accessibility” (the same way i18n means internationalization), and it’s not some weird l33tization of ally

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Tag yourself I’m cleric

Quoted ampepers’s tweet:

As promised, tag yourself meme for #roguelikecelebration! I am definitely a Druid in this case, slipping into Wizard frequently (see ranting talk I just gave 😅)

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Aside from Joker, I also watched Stuber today, mainly because the ads for this kept showing while I was in the US and it reminded me of Deadpool and Dopinder. Not a very deep movie, but a fun watch. I have no choice but to rate it 5 stars!

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JOKER spoiler-free review:

  • very dark movie, not like any previous superhero movies at all; don’t bring your kids
  • it is violent and potentially disturbing, but strangely not as much as the hype made it out to be

  • Joaquin Phoenix definitely gives a pretty good performance, but IDK about the supposed “Oscar-worthy” hype

  • some of the shots feels like the director definitely had a lot of fun bringing this story to life

  • I would have liked less connection to the Batman mythos so that this movie is more stand-alone. I mean, it is pretty much stand-alone, but it does remind you where it’s set and direct connections to the Mythos exist

  • I think a lot of the story and plot elements are handled well, any concerns I have would largely be nitpicking

  • No post credits scene

  • i didnt watch in imax and don’t think it would be relevant

  • magugustuhan ba ni mama: sure NO

  • Ultimately, I still prefer that Joker’s origin story remain undetermined, as it makes him more akin to a natural force of chaos, but I accept this movie as a version that even canon Joker could have told and that might have been believable

  • it’s definitely a better movie overall than Suicide Squad, Man of Steel or Dawn of Justice or Justice League, but it’s also a different completely type of movie, so the comparison is difficult

  • I still like Ledger’s Joker the best, the character is best opposite Batman

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Having The Last of Us Remastered free on PS+ is great for first-time players, but I’m not sure I’d like to relive that story. IMO Ellie and Joel’s story is best on the first time through

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I just saw a post by someone denouncing socialism, someone who I happen to know benefited from free/govt subsidized high school and college education. Idk I feel like that’s kind of ironic

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Sep 2019

I spent a lot of time wondering why my changes weren’t reflecting in the browser and it turns out I was reloading the wrong server: based on a true story

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My #mtg arena beta stats email finally came in. 437 packs opened isn’t too bad for a f2p account, considering I was able to build a few top tier standard decks and even hit mythic once.

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My #mtg arena beta stats email finally came in. 437 packs opened isn’t too bad for a f2p account, considering I was able to build a few top tier standard decks and even hit mythic once.
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Went 5-3 with my first Eldraine sealed. Not bad, but not very good either =/ #mtg

2 of my losses were to Garruk and Oko so ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Went 5-3 with my first Eldraine sealed. Not bad, but not very good either =/ #mtg
2 of my losses were to Garruk and Oko so ¯_(ツ)_/¯
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Taglish not being a formal language means it doesn’t really have any rules, but I’m still annoyed whenever someone uses “double past tense” such as “Na-bored ako kahapon”

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From the linked article:

Quoted berkun’s tweet:

“This is what kind of species we are: we are stupid, we are negligent, we are tardy. But on the other hand, we are adaptable, we are smart and even as things are falling apart, we are trying to stitch them together.” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/vaclav-smil-interview-growth-must-end-economists?CMP=share_btn_tw

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From the linked article:
Quoted berkun’s tweet:
 “This is what kind of species we are: we are stupid, we are negligent, we are tardy. But on the other hand, we are adaptable, we are smart and even as things are falling apart, we are trying to stitch them together.” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/vaclav-smil-interview-growth-must-end-economists?CMP=share_btn_tw
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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.