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Fake vs Real Success

TechLead (real name Patrick Shyu) is one of my favorite YouTubers. His corny and deliberately arrogant lines (obviously meant as jokes) often leave viewers confused and amused about when he was being serious and when he was trolling us. However, it is hard to deny that his contents are often littered with gems (along with […]

A social (media) responsibility

There is no silver bullet but there has to be some form of accountability. If we demand that from our authorities because they have powers that can impact a wide group of people, it is my opinion that this should also be expected (or demanded) of social media platforms too for the powers that they actually do yield.

Gong Xi Code

Just for fun. Happy Lunar New Year, everybody! And yes, of course I have put this on GitHub. Lol.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is in an alternate timeline

… I think that I have a good chance of being correct that the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home because Peter Parker chose to stay on the bus this time… line.

A new perspective

I get amazed at times when I look at something today and wonder why I couldn’t see it only a couple of months ago. Indeed it is true that we will need to venture into new grounds – even if it may just mean a step off a common path or approach – and a […]

Misconceptions about the tech industry and being an entrepreneur

I read this comic from Toggl with affection. A little bit naive and incompletely explained though, but still a good attempt to debunk some misconceptions. We mainly don’t strike gold with our applications right away or if not, ever. But like every product, we build it because we believe that it is of good value. […]

I am tempted daily to rant about foreign politics

Download a hi-res version at   I am tempted daily to post or publicly comment about foreign politics, but I consider it a personal responsibility to hold my tongue (or fingers in the case of social media) because 1) I am barely well versed enough in the country’s/countries’ politics, 2) I am not trained […]

Return to Dark City

Recently rewatched Dark City (1998) which starred Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O’Brien and the late Ian Richardson. I didn’t appreciate it when I saw it in the cinema back then in 1998. I think I was expecting another sci-fi flick of The Matrix, and was greeted instead with a noir-like sci-fi wannabe. I […]

Let’s forget about customer service today

I headed to the neighborhood coffee shop to buy lunch. After a quick decision of the choice of food, I approached the stall vendor that sells fish bee hoon (rice vermicelli). It was the umpteenth time that I had ordered from her, and be greeted with a smile and enthusiasm. I gave her the usual […]

Xenomorph model made from cicada remains... eew?

Cicada Alien

  Here’s something to potentially awestruck you or make you run for the bathroom. I found the above image on Google while actually looking for more information about a certain Godzilla model made from cicada shells. In fact, there are more angles of this xenomorph that was allegedly made from cicada remains. Here they are: […]