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Jun 02, 2020 #

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.

Jun 01, 2020 #

The 2011 London riots don’t feel so long ago.

Jun 01, 2020 #

“Ég er svo hart sammála. (I agree so hard)” – Kristján Oddsson

May 28, 2020 #

💯 “I just don’t know why people act offended but don’t act when offended.” – Garen Torikian

May 26, 2020 #

Bored of opinions

May 14, 2020 #

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.

May 13, 2020 #

being a functioning member of the modern society is too much work

May 10, 2020 #

just spent my whole Sunday evening fighting with a Dyson vacuum attachment and lost 😨

May 01, 2020 #

Me: I really want to build something for fun! [Someone tries to nerd-snipe me] Me: Not that.

Apr 29, 2020 #

@jeshake: “you should start a podcast, with every episode ending in the conclusion that people are rubbish, it’d be good.”

Apr 04, 2020 #

裝睡的人叫不醒– 要記得,不要再加入推特上的討論串了啊!

Mar 26, 2020 #

animal crossing is so wholesome, enabling me to catch up with friends I haven’t talked to for years while exchanging produce

Mar 25, 2020 #

:) :) received a really nice message from people I respect & work with today complimenting my work, and I can’t stop smiling :) :)

Mar 20, 2020 #

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.

Mar 17, 2020 #

High Maintenance S2E2 is 💯 just so perfect.

Mar 14, 2020 #

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?

Mar 11, 2020 #

JavaScript is for decoration.

Mar 11, 2020 #

“Things will start to belong to you.” ☺️

Mar 10, 2020 #

Everything is now in TypeScript!

Mar 06, 2020 #

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)

Mar 05, 2020 #

You maintain it then.

Mar 04, 2020 #

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.

Mar 03, 2020 #

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. 😨

Feb 25, 2020 #

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)

Feb 20, 2020 #

TIL E4X 👀

Feb 19, 2020 #

In a meeting between GitHub’s Ruby and frontend architecture teams: “I don’t think any of us work on things that are flashy.”

Feb 16, 2020 #

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.

Feb 14, 2020 #

💘 https://youtu.be/NiblaBqJjIg

Feb 08, 2020 #

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。🔥🏀

Feb 03, 2020 #

Ring Fit Adventure is! so! fun!

Jan 31, 2020 #

Impulsively booked another trip to Chicago for March for St. JOHN x The Hoxton 🥰 希望遇到九星連珠 🤞🏼

Jan 23, 2020 #

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?!

Jan 09, 2020 #

live a low res life

Dec 30, 2019 #

Think I might have to leave social media because most of my friends have shifted to posting engagement, wedding, and baby pictures. 🙃

Dec 28, 2019 #

Nothing means anything anymore

Dec 23, 2019 #

Everyone’s buying homes. 🤔🔢

Dec 06, 2019 #

🥰 https://youtu.be/H_nCw1WMFs4

Dec 02, 2019 #

The more experience you have with ARIA the more you’d appreciate semantic HTML.

Nov 27, 2019 #

“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?

Nov 24, 2019 #

Feeling ashamed that I mistook a friend’s instagram post at Everest base camp as Death Stranding game play.

Nov 22, 2019 #

Linter for relationships, bundlephobia for social lives and families. Bumping major version like nobody’s business at 20s and patching bugs daily at 30s.

Nov 14, 2019 #

Kojima is overrated send tweet.

Oct 28, 2019 #

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.

Oct 27, 2019 #

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.

Oct 23, 2019 #

Last night I dreamed that I had three cats. Two grey and one orange tabbies. I woke up in disappointment.

Oct 21, 2019 #

When I enjoy my day job I work too late and miss dinner every day. There is no middle ground. 😥

Oct 20, 2019 #

Current status: being mad at FPS game streamers who don’t reload whenever possible

Oct 10, 2019 #

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.

Oct 08, 2019 #

Time to revisit Why are America’s elite universities censoring themselves on China?

Oct 05, 2019 #

#indiewebcamp hey

Sep 16, 2019 #

WHO CAN I TRUST?!

Sep 06, 2019 #

Tech twitter brings me down too much so I now have a thread on Minecraft.

Aug 11, 2019 #

The situation in HK continues to deteriorate 😭 Follow the protest on @joshuawongcf 香港加油☂️

Aug 05, 2019 #

Seattle next week!

Jul 25, 2019 #

❤️🏀

Jun 29, 2019 #

I did not lock my keys in the building gym today.

Jun 28, 2019 #

工作到現在,說寫英文犯了錯還是跟大學小組報告時一樣痛。還是覺得自己聽起來、看起來,就是個連話都說不好的人;還哪有什麼技術、聰明才智可言。一不小心嘲笑了我的話,我真是一輩子也不要再跟你講話了。過了一週、夜深人靜時,腦袋還在重播同一個畫面。💀

Jun 28, 2019 #

The good of Twitter doesn’t remotely outweigh the bad.

Jun 11, 2019 #

Waiting for the next QTE.

Jun 04, 2019 #

flow does not deserve my trust

May 25, 2019 #

😭❤️🎞 See you yesterday.

May 22, 2019 #

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. 🤦🏻‍♀️

May 13, 2019 #

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.

May 07, 2019 #

Boring is good.

May 01, 2019 #

Dreaming of a day when I can feel empowered to delete my Twitter account without worrying about job prospects.

May 01, 2019 #

Hysterectomy.

Apr 23, 2019 #

  1. That is textbook emotional blackmail
  2. My hair looks super healthy today
  3. “Coming to the US was a mistake. I can’t wait to go back.”
    — me 2018/04/23
  4. Not leaving would have been a mistake 🦆

Apr 13, 2019 #

💗

Apr 09, 2019 #

I’m just out here scrolling and you have to pop a hovercard up and ruin my day

Apr 09, 2019 #

YouTube decided to show me content about Alex Honnold tonight. Good job YouTube engs A+ recommendation systems. 🎬 Free Solo v good ❤️

Apr 05, 2019 #

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.

Apr 01, 2019 #

one year anniversary in nyc :) thankful for my new found ps4 family and crew of js/web standards nerds.

Mar 30, 2019 #

「我們沒有變成一個幸福的人。」——《感覺有點奢侈的事》🙃

Mar 29, 2019 #

🌸 actually disabled yet specifically focusable 🌸

Mar 26, 2019 #

“just don’t be a timid Asian woman” k I’ll get right on that

Mar 25, 2019 #

every chat app needs this

Mar 23, 2019 #

Apex Legends is so good! Love the character design/diversity: https://youtu.be/MHncMPXVmwE

Mar 21, 2019 #

this universe is shrinking

Mar 18, 2019 #

still can’t believe that 休日課長 was on terrace house, y’all don’t deserve him (?)

Mar 13, 2019 #

“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.

Mar 13, 2019 #

oh no I forgot I’m not Pathfinder, again

Mar 01, 2019 #

why am I on all these email threads

Feb 28, 2019 #

It’s 228 Peace Memorial Day. 🙍🏻‍♀️

Feb 25, 2019 #

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 👩🏻‍💼.

Feb 21, 2019 #

why use <a> when el.addEventListener('click', () => window.location.href = el.getAttribute('data-url')) works? 🤷🏻‍♀️ why indeed y’all

Feb 19, 2019 #

Socializing hurts like being outside of the circle in a Battle Royale game

Feb 16, 2019 #

Skhizein by Jérémy Clapin- still my all time favorite animate short

Feb 14, 2019 #

um it is perhaps alarming how well I think github.com/muan represents my life and my identity

Feb 12, 2019 #

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.

Feb 10, 2019 #

[deleted salty note on people reporting bugs on twitter and via direct messages]

Feb 08, 2019 #

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?

Feb 05, 2019 #

Sin-nî-khuài-lo̍k 🧧 time for some 🐟

Jan 25, 2019 #

how to know enough to exist in this space 🥀

Jan 23, 2019 #

“Email Mu-An about the creatures”

Jan 21, 2019 #

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. 💁🏻‍♀️

Jan 14, 2019 #

So looking forward to this coming Brooklyn JS ft @ry and @samthor! Still tickets available! wattt?

Jan 10, 2019 #

Audience 🤔

Dec 25, 2018 #

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.

Dec 22, 2018 #

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.

Dec 12, 2018 #

Some humans are very nice, very considerate, and very easy to talk to.

Nov 20, 2018 #

Very stressed out about Siri suggesting that I message people. Who does that

Nov 17, 2018 #

Yeah I am sure all these Asian American actresses are great but have you seen Shu Qi and Karen Mok?

Nov 09, 2018 #

look, my linter setup broke so I can’t write any code ok

Nov 07, 2018 #

🔥 Corporate feminism.

Nov 06, 2018 #

Got 3 friends to buy a PlayStation in the last two weeks 🎮 but I still don’t know what to play next 😧

Nov 02, 2018 #

I need more Web-Component-loving friends.

Oct 29, 2018 #

[3 hours earlier] I bet I can learn Go by building an emoji command line app! [Now] Cause of death: arbitrary JSON.

Oct 28, 2018 #

It’s fine this is just the 5th time I downloaded & deleted a dating app within 24 hours. 🤷🏻

Oct 24, 2018 #

hi ✨ joy of productivity ✨

Oct 23, 2018 #

🎬 Score: A Film Music Documentary – very good but unproportionally filled by John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Need more more more!

Oct 21, 2018 #

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. 😦

Oct 20, 2018 #

🙄 at marketing copy meant for an international audience being full of American analogies and phrases.

Oct 11, 2018 #

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 ❤️

Oct 09, 2018 #

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. 😓

Oct 08, 2018 #

3 pages into Lean Out by Dawn Foster I’m already full of feelings 😟

Oct 02, 2018 #

So tired from this vacation. I think I did it wrong. 😥

Sep 23, 2018 #

Death by a thousand push notifications.

Sep 20, 2018 #

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.

Sep 20, 2018 #

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.

Sep 14, 2018 #

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.

Sep 13, 2018 #

hi. this is me very exhausted from having to prove to yet another person that I am good at my job.

Sep 07, 2018 #

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. 😒

Sep 06, 2018 #

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 😔

Sep 04, 2018 #

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… 😰

Sep 03, 2018 #

I updated github-dashboard with much better filters — no more events of strangers forking my repos 🙆🏻

Sep 01, 2018 #

Can’t wait to go somewhere cold.

Aug 30, 2018 #

🐈 great micropub test content.

Aug 29, 2018 #

Have you really used Flow if you haven’t found something missing from the DOM definitions?

Aug 29, 2018 #

If I can just have more hours each day I’d be able to work on all these things. Oh wait.

Aug 24, 2018 #

This MMORPG called github.com

Aug 20, 2018 #

OKRaaaarrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh

Aug 20, 2018 #

Hi I asked a series of stupid questions (IMO) today. I learned something and did not feel dumb! Go forth and ask stupid questions!

Aug 20, 2018 #

Throwback 📷 Phoenix 2013 @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush ❤️ 🎥 Phoenix 2017 @ AccorHotels Arena Paris

Aug 17, 2018 #

Three fun impromptu zoom meetings today! <3 people’s faces.

Aug 17, 2018 #

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)

Aug 11, 2018 #

🙆🏻 Mu-An, muan 🙅🏻 Muan, Mu-an, mu-an

Aug 10, 2018 #

Some combinations of these commits made the feed work on micro blog. 🤷🏻 :itsamystery:

Aug 10, 2018 #

Made a micro.blog/muan but does it work? 🙍🏻

Aug 09, 2018 #

You won’t believe what happens when you click on buttons in Safari. (˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧

Jul 27, 2018 #

So ready for Winter already. ❄️

Jul 22, 2018 #

🎂 5 year hubberversary today! 🎉 In love with my team.

Jul 20, 2018 #

I did a talk at Brooklyn JS on <details>. Check out the notes and slides.

Jul 13, 2018 #

❤️

Jul 06, 2018 #

Nathan in Ex Machina apparently doesn’t write any tests for his programs. 🤷🏻 I want better test coverages in films about AI.

Jul 01, 2018 #

I want to be the kind of people that care about garbage collection.

Jun 30, 2018 #

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

Jun 28, 2018 #

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. 💡

Jun 14, 2018 #

hey I’m going to be in SF next week. Last time was over a year ago! Anything fun going on?! 👋🏻

Jun 04, 2018 #

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”