Code Geass

(Spoiler Alert) 10 years ago, Sunrise released a masterpiece called Code Geass. Season 1 had a cliffhanger ending but it was good if you had Season 2 to continue the series with. Never before had I watched such an anime, and never since had I watched such an anime either. It was an awesome adventure….

In the wake of 11/9/2016

Nearer to home… I find it upsetting that I am now concerned over racism directed at my kids in their school. This is despite living in California where the voters are primarily supportive of Hillary and as such should (hopefully) be relatively insulated from the wave of racism sweeping across this country. They are still…

Civilization 6: Deity

Civilization 6 may be lacking in some ways, it is also devilishly fun in others. This article is a quick guide to get the Civilization 6 Deity achievement, the easiest way that I find is this: Use Gilgamesh – For his War-Cart unit. Fast-moving, high attack and no need for horse resources. It is easy…

C(ooking)#

Software development and cooking. Two worlds apart or is it? Object oriented programming models software after real world objects, and in my opinion, models cooking rather well too. Consider a recipe defined like this (ignoring visibility): class MeatMarinade { MixingBowl mixBowl; MeatMarinade() { mixBowl = new MixingBowl(); //Get a clean bowl } Marinated CreateBasic(M meat,…

Sleep deprivation (anecdotal)

There is not enough time in the world. Between work and family, there is hardly any time left for myself, or more specifically gaming. Of course the actual amount of time available and whether that is “enough” is highly subjective but let’s just leave it at that. End of the time, to fit everything in,…

When “a x b” is not equals “b x a”…

When I first saw this article on how some apparently correct answers were marked wrong, my first thought was “what rubbish is this?”. More recently though, my wife talked about the incident in which a colleague of hers will be switching her kids to private school because her kids was deducted points for not showing…

Beyond the books…

What should we be teaching our kids from beyond the books? I am not referring to the usual classes-for-kids, such as music, sports and such. I think some people may then ask what else is there? If nothing comes to mind in your head, then that is exactly the problem I want to talk about….

Where’s my veggies?

It is a rather curious question that I find asking here in Singapore after eating at the local hawker centres. Where did the vegetables go? Where the “Fishball Noodles” used to come with a few pieces of Chinese cabbage, there is now not a strand of green in the soup. Not are there any more…

Maintaining a PC in 2 climates

Being a resident of both Singapore and US, I need to maintain a home PC in two countries to make my gamer self happy. One in the country I am born in and one where I live in. Isn’t it the same wherever you go? Computer hardware is after all heavily standardized nowadays. Yes and…

On Getting Married

“结婚是爱情的坟墓”. That means “marriage is the grave of love”, which I think is a pretty pessimistic yet realistic view of things. It takes a long time to know a person, to see through all the masks one puts on in his/her daily life. An incomplete view is very detrimental to a good marriage. One month?…

Why Stellaris is great

Released just last month, Stellaris by Paradox is a great 4X game. After two 1000 star “Hard” games, here is why in my book. Scale With 1000 stars available to conquer out of the box and mods available to go to 5000, the only limit in scale is the power of the hardware used to…

“Honesty” in relationships

When we talk about honesty in relationships, it usually refers to what is being said. In this modern age, I think it extends quite a bit further than just that to have a successful relationship. Am I qualified to talk about this? Perhaps. My wife and I had been together since 17 and married for…