Participation is complicity.
CCP’s National Security Law applies to everyone, not just people inside of HK, and not just Chinese citizens. It is explicitly stated in Article 38 that “Non-HKer outside HK can violate this law, and the penalty applies” This means it has the potential to affect YOU AS WELL through extradition. “Other countries wouldn’t just do what China says, right?” Wouldn’t they? Wilder things have happened.
I was practically raised by Hong Kong’s rebellious entertainment industry; For decades, they used art and entertainment as social commentary on colonization and imperial powers. Today HKers lost their freedom of speech to CCP, and this marks an end to the HK we know. It’s heartbreaking.
Finished TLOU2 last week and still bawling my eyes out whenever I see clips of some of the scenes a week later. 😭 Naughty Dog is so good.
“Ongoing survival of civilisation” is overrated.
mentally drained from playing the last of us 2 for a whole weekend 🤯
What if, making technology choices from the top down is ~ actually ~ terrible?
This is and has always been the oppressed’s normal. Everything is political. This manifest for me through the never-ending campaign against CPC’s invasion threats, propaganda, and election interferences, and for Taiwan independence plus decolonization. Perhaps you do need a new normal if it doesn’t already contain activism, because many don’t have a choice.
Across from the library stands the grandiose memorial of Chiang Kai Shek, whose KMT regime oversaw the secret execution of over 30,000 Taiwanese activists. Taiwanese and Taiwanese Americans: we, too, watch the government pardon and honor glorified murderers. We, too, walk over the graveyards of our own people. We, too, have known rain and destruction all our lives.
We, then, should know better.
We, then, should do better.
Black lives matter.
Black lives matter.
Black lives matter.
To all my US non-Black friends on a tech salary reading this who has yet to voice support for #BlackLivesMatter as well as donating to the cause: if I as a non-American who’s lived in the states for less than 3 years can do both repeatedly, you can too. You have the tools and the reach to make a way bigger impact than I am able to.
The 2011 London riots don’t feel so long ago.
“Ég er svo hart sammála. (I agree so hard)” – Kristján Oddsson
💯 “I just don’t know why people act offended but don’t act when offended.” – Garen Torikian
Bored of opinions
All the days for celebration that can lead to relationships souring because you didn’t do anything to celebrate it on that day are stupid. I hereby delete valentine’s day, mother’s day, father’s day, and all the others.
being a functioning member of the modern society is too much work
just spent my whole Sunday evening fighting with a Dyson vacuum attachment and lost 😨
Me: I really want to build something for fun! [Someone tries to nerd-snipe me] Me: Not that.
@jeshake: “you should start a podcast, with every episode ending in the conclusion that people are rubbish, it’d be good.”
animal crossing is so wholesome, enabling me to catch up with friends I haven’t talked to for years while exchanging produce
:) :) received a really nice message from people I respect & work with today complimenting my work, and I can’t stop smiling :) :)
Suddenly realized I’m out of the cool clubs of SV developers with enough CPU to run React sites with MBs of JS that @slightlylate talks about so much, because Zoom doesn’t even support setting custom background on my sad, old MBP with a mere dual core processor.
High Maintenance S2E2 is 💯 just so perfect.
Kinda upset that people took my lifestyle, branded it as social distancing, and now it’s going viral. Let the record show I started doing this before it was cool ok?
“Things will start to belong to you.” ☺️
Everything is now in TypeScript!
I have been working remotely every day from a hotel cafe this week and had daily video calls. 3 out of the 5 groups of people I had calls with asked: “Is there a man near you talking at the top of his lungs? Cause I am literally only hearing him.” And the answer was yes, almost always. (These men were also working remotely on their laptops)
You maintain it then.
Came to Chicago for the St. JOHN dinner series as an attempt to relive memories of hanging around Leicester Sq. late at night with friends and popping into St. JOHN hotel bar for some hot madeleines. ⏳ The hotel is closed, and we all left London.
Who knew buying a mechanical keyboard can be so hard? I just want a 65% ish all white keyboard with no backlight or logo and ideally blank keycaps. Even if I compromise one or two of these, none of the options were in stock. 😨
OH: “The site is down so I thought I’d call to see how you’re doing.” 🤯 how human wow very socially-apt (not being sarcastic at all)
In a meeting between GitHub’s Ruby and frontend architecture teams: “I don’t think any of us work on things that are flashy.”
I installed Twitter app last week because I received a number of DMs that needed to be replied to at length. It was a mistake. 🗑🔥 Never reinstalling this bird again.
Saw Jojo Rabbit 😕 and Uncut Gems 💯 (h/t @jeshake). Uncut Gems was very effective in making me uneasy throughout the whole film. 時空背景讓我想起那些年在批踢踢湖人版翻外電的時光。那時敵隊的哥哥會穿著賽爾提克球衣在客廳，我在房間穿湖人球衣。我們水火不容、分別激動地看球。🔥🏀
Ring Fit Adventure is! so! fun!
Impulsively booked another trip to Chicago for March for St. JOHN x The Hoxton 🥰 希望遇到九星連珠 🤞🏼
Saw Knives Out, Little Women, Parasite, and 1917 in 36 hours. Will 2020 be the year I finally take advantage of having two cinemas within .5 miles radius of my apartment?!
live a low res life
Think I might have to leave social media because most of my friends have shifted to posting engagement, wedding, and baby pictures. 🙃
Nothing means anything anymore
Everyone’s buying homes. 🤔🔢
The more experience you have with ARIA the more you’d appreciate semantic HTML.
“To open source this repository that has 150 lines of code, please open issues in 4 different repositories which will ping 30 people, fill up this legal questionnaire, and answer 50 questions.” how about no?
Feeling ashamed that I mistook a friend’s instagram post at Everest base camp as Death Stranding game play.
Linter for relationships, bundlephobia for social lives and families. Bumping major version like nobody’s business at 20s and patching bugs daily at 30s.
Kojima is overrated send tweet.
Switched to Firefox, already had to modify a bunch of things in
about:config that ~ might void my warranty ~.
apz.allow_zooming– enable pinch to zoom,
accessibility.tabFocus- enable tab focus on links (system setting is overriden by Firefox :(), and
mousewheel.with_meta.action- disable meta + scroll zoom.
Worth It’s Taiwan episode on dumplings went to my go-to places and made me so homesick 😭. January can’t come around quick enough. “Damn it! I don’t live in Taiwan!” Same, Andrew, same.
Last night I dreamed that I had three cats. Two grey and one orange tabbies. I woke up in disappointment.
When I enjoy my day job I work too late and miss dinner every day. There is no middle ground. 😥
Current status: being mad at FPS game streamers who don’t reload whenever possible
Today is the National Day of the Republic of China (aka Taiwan?????). On 10 October 1911, the ROC was established, in China, when no one on the island of Taiwan spoke Mandarin. The ROC lost to the CCP(PRC) and fled to Taiwan in 1949, declared martial law, banned Taiwanese, and killed people by tens of thousands. I am Taiwanese. Today is not my national day.
- Blizzard Bans Gamer, Rescinds Money, on Hong Kong Protest Support
- Hong Kong Protests Put N.B.A. on Edge in China
- ‘South Park’ Creators Offer Fake Apology After Show Is Erased in China
WHO CAN I TRUST?!
The situation in HK continues to deteriorate 😭 Follow the protest on @joshuawongcf 香港加油☂️
Seattle next week!
I did not lock my keys in the building gym today.
The good of Twitter doesn’t remotely outweigh the bad.
Waiting for the next QTE.
flow does not deserve my trust
Took a 5-day weekend to respond to all the personal emails that had been piling up for the last month because I only want to adult in sprints. 🤦🏻♀️
Busy weekend– dropped and picked up my kids at classes and did a bunch of chores. You?
Oh wow. I played video games and read a book.
LOL enjoy it.
Boring is good.
Dreaming of a day when I can feel empowered to delete my Twitter account without worrying about job prospects.
- That is textbook emotional blackmail
- My hair looks super healthy today
- “Coming to the US was a mistake. I can’t wait to go back.”
— me 2018/04/23
- Not leaving would have been a mistake 🦆
I’m just out here scrolling and you have to pop a hovercard up and ruin my day
YouTube decided to show me content about Alex Honnold tonight. Good job YouTube engs A+ recommendation systems. 🎬 Free Solo v good ❤️
Pronoun order doesn’t seem to matter to most native English speakers. But having been tested 10000 times in English exams on them, I can’t stop noticing when people use them incorrectly, and it pains me daily. Please send help.
one year anniversary in nyc :) thankful for my new found ps4 family and crew of js/web standards nerds.
🌸 actually disabled yet specifically focusable 🌸
“just don’t be a timid Asian woman” k I’ll get right on that
every chat app needs this
Apex Legends is so good! Love the character design/diversity: https://youtu.be/MHncMPXVmwE
this universe is shrinking
still can’t believe that 休日課長 was on terrace house, y’all don’t deserve him (?)
“Engineers” build things to code.
Standards and compliance need to be met for public health, welfare, safety, accessibility, and security.
Or hack away idk I guess that’s fine too.
oh no I forgot I’m not Pathfinder, again
why am I on all these email threads
Get yourself a president who tweets about Japanese national cat day 🐈 and talks about gender inequality in the workplace from experience as the first democratically-elected female president in Asia 👩🏻💼.
el.addEventListener('click', () => window.location.href = el.getAttribute('data-url')) works? 🤷🏻♀️ why indeed y’all
Socializing hurts like being outside of the circle in a Battle Royale game
um it is perhaps alarming how well I think github.com/muan represents my life and my identity
“我擁有的都是僥倖，我失去的都是人生/All I’ve gotten was by luck. All I’ve lost was part of life.” Luck and fluke are both such insufficient words for 僥倖. Just like 青春 has no real English counterparts.
[deleted salty note on people reporting bugs on twitter and via direct messages]
I was shocked to see more and more Taiwanese people, who know little about US politics, liking the GOP and people like Ted Cruz. Then I recently found out it is because they are the ones in the US Congress lifting Taiwan’s status up for the democratic nation it is, inviting President Tsai to visit and speak against PRC’s wishes, pushing for bills to establish official relationships between the US and Taiwan. Intentions matter, but what can Taiwanese people take from the silence of the Dems?
Sin-nî-khuài-lo̍k 🧧 time for some 🐟
how to know enough to exist in this space 🥀
“Email Mu-An about the creatures”
Hello nice people who is reading this, if you are in NYC and up for grabbing a coffee some time, please email me! I’d like to meet more humans IRL this year and be on the interwebs less. 💁🏻♀️
So looking forward to this coming Brooklyn JS ft @ry and @samthor! Still tickets available! wattt?
PSA Spider-Man DLCs were largely bad until this last one Silver Lining in which they tied up all the loose ends in the plot. I am not mad anymore.
When you traveled with company, the country would shrink away; your companion would become the subject of your voyage as much as the country itself. As for group travel, the country would end up being the silent host whose presence one forgets like one does an overly timid guest, the principal subject becoming the backdrop.
Some humans are very nice, very considerate, and very easy to talk to.
Very stressed out about Siri suggesting that I message people. Who does that
Yeah I am sure all these Asian American actresses are great but have you seen Shu Qi and Karen Mok?
look, my linter setup broke so I can’t write any code ok
🔥 Corporate feminism.
Got 3 friends to buy a PlayStation in the last two weeks 🎮 but I still don’t know what to play next 😧
I need more Web-Component-loving friends.
[3 hours earlier] I bet I can learn Go by building an emoji command line app! [Now] Cause of death: arbitrary JSON.
It’s fine this is just the 5th time I downloaded & deleted a dating app within 24 hours. 🤷🏻
hi ✨ joy of productivity ✨
🎬 Score: A Film Music Documentary – very good but unproportionally filled by John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Need more more more!
Binged Extras by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as suggested by @keithamus (great for jet lag). Funny but so very depressing at the same time I don’t know how they did it. 😦
🙄 at marketing copy meant for an international audience being full of American analogies and phrases.
Just finished “Notes on Suicide” by Simon Critchley, which feels like literal “notes” with ideas kinda all over the place. Now I have more questions than ever and need to find more structured deep dives on this topic. Please give me recs ❤️
I was getting ready to hand in my notice and book the next flight out of the US… until I woke up from this nightmare. My heart can’t take more of this. 😓
3 pages into Lean Out by Dawn Foster I’m already full of feelings 😟
So tired from this vacation. I think I did it wrong. 😥
Death by a thousand push notifications.
JS disabled by default life update: It’s going terribly. Friend sent me a link to a restaurant site and nothing rendered. There’s no way to enable JS just once in Chrome.
Starting to notice lots of crappy JS “features” from sites I don’t frequent much 🤔 I’m gonna try having JS disabled by default for a bit.
Recommended time to read my pull requests: 30 hours after creation — when I have re-read it about 12 times, re-phrased half of the content, and fixed about 17 typos.
hi. this is me very exhausted from having to prove to yet another person that I am good at my job.
Re:(long) — I have noticed annoyingly that tech conference speakers too tend to praise the things that could be achieved in CN, while quite intentionally gloss over the underlying problematic system supporting them that often is a gross violation of privacy. 😒
So excited about SF trip -> maybe I’ll even stay longer -> longer trip approved! let’s look for lodging -> wow everything’s terrible & expensive -> how will I live for 3 weeks -> perhaps I won’t -> how do I stay the least possible days in SF 😔
Replied to some tweets today and then got this sickening feeling that strangers would not like them and everything is horrible. How to even twitter I will never know. Slowly backing away to my corner… 😰
I updated github-dashboard with much better filters — no more events of strangers forking my repos 🙆🏻
Can’t wait to go somewhere cold.
Have you really used Flow if you haven’t found something missing from the DOM definitions?
If I can just have more hours each day I’d be able to work on all these things. Oh wait.
This MMORPG called github.com
Hi I asked a series of stupid questions (IMO) today. I learned something and did not feel dumb! Go forth and ask stupid questions!
Three fun impromptu zoom meetings today! <3 people’s faces.
Every once in a while I’d feel this overwhelming shame for not being able to speak Taiwanese properly. And each time I’d calculate the cost–benefit, and decide to keep living with the shame. Then I feel even worse the next time :(. (ref)
🙆🏻 Mu-An, muan 🙅🏻 Muan, Mu-an, mu-an
Some combinations of these commits made the feed work on micro blog. 🤷🏻 :itsamystery:
So ready for Winter already. ❄️
🎂 5 year hubberversary today! 🎉 In love with my team.
Nathan in Ex Machina apparently doesn’t write any tests for his programs. 🤷🏻 I want better test coverages in films about AI.
I want to be the kind of people that care about garbage collection.
you ever had a good couple days of work, when you were feeling confident and opening prs/issues everywhere, only to then have imposter syndrome kicking in hard and want to quit before you realize you’d made a fool of yourself? me neither
So blessed to have @notwaldorf as a friend. We chatted about cat persons/peppers in zelda/jean jackets/html spec last night and found this gem of an old <dialog> html 5 draft spec in HTML 5 Working Draft in 2008. 💡
hey I’m going to be in SF next week. Last time was over a year ago! Anything fun going on?! 👋🏻
pretty sure my dad is the biggest winner here. now his friends would have heard of the name of the company I work for when he brags about me, instead of asking him “what is a github”