David Chung d6chung@identi.ca

Honolulu, United States

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  • Somewhat in Key

    2018-06-18T20:43:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    When I glanced at this, I initially read that as "Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-ish".

    That would be the case if I played it.


    Of course, it would actually be a Beethoven-ish song, Piano-ish Sonata-ish No. ~14 in C-ish xD

    JanKusanagi at 2018-06-18T20:56:11Z

  • Global Politics

    2018-06-10T19:42:32Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    I try to avoid posting political opinion but when something is clearly wrong, I feel compelled to.

    Trump just admitted via a Tweet that the tariffs against Canada are in retaliation for their treatment of American dairy. (https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1005586562959093760)

    I feel these words need to be preserved in case the Tweet is deleted:

    PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
    1:04 PM - Jun 9, 2018

    ‎But wait, weren't these tariffs supposedly justified by national security concerns as per section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/need-know-section-232-investigations-tariffs/)?

    Furthermore, if the WTO was involved, they could have argued thusly under article 21 of GATT (https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/gatt_ai_e/art21_e.pdf).‎

    However, with this latest Tweet, it's become crystal clear that these tariffs against Canada (and probably others) are not about national security but rather part of the game Trump is playing.

    Unfortunately for Trump, these are illegal under American and global regulations and Canada (and probably others) have a very strong case for the WTO.

    I really hope the American checks and balance system kicks in and one of the other branches reverses the illegal executive order before the WTO gets involved.

    I hate seeing Trump playing games at the expense of American and global citizens. No one is winning.‎

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    Also, one more example of how global (and local...) politics are done VIA TWITTER...


    Sad, sad humanity.

    JanKusanagi at 2018-06-10T21:23:54Z

  • Farewell, Gravity Falls. See you... this summer?

    2018-06-08T00:38:05Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    Just blazed through this series!

    I now understand why there are some demand for a third season and that the ending felt rushed. It would have been awesome if the second season ended at a regular pace on a slightly dark note with the third season exploring the recovery in the aftermath rather than the quick resolution that the finale had. Also, the universe has huge potential to offer more -- perhaps spin-offs?

    What a coincidence that the complete boxset is coming out this summer because I already pre-ordered it!

    I wonder if I'm falling into Hulu/Disney's marketing trap... oh well, what a great series and definitely worthy for its extras!

  • Terrible Nissan Ad

    2018-06-07T19:34:17Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    TV spots like this is the reason why Nissan is at the bottom of my ranking of car manufacturers: https://youtu.be/yeYR9JdkZjc

    Performance was pretty terrible and the ad is pretty insulting to drivers. I'm sure the cast and crew were cringing throughout production.

    true, it's quite ridiculous

    McClane at 2018-06-10T16:56:25Z

  • Ocean Backdrop

    2018-05-31T20:20:35Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    Sometimes when there are few clouds, the  ocean horizon looks like a backdrop with the ocean being the base board and the sky being the wallpaper.

    It reminds me of The Truman Show...

  • Unfortunate Discovery

    2018-05-31T20:10:21Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    Just discovered that the Discover card dropped some of its shopping and travel benefits earlier this year!

    I guess AMEX will remain to be my travel card...

  • Gravity Falls

    2018-05-29T21:39:37Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    I just got into this show. Wow! What a show! It reminds me of Fringe with its per-episode event, overarching mainline story, and various clues hidden throughout the episodes for the viewers to decipher.

    However, I spoiled it for myself by viewing the creator interviews early...‎

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    2018-05-29T21:35:40Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    This felt like a B-movie. The writing was pretty sloppy and the director hid the action. Someone behind me fell asleep!

    I did like the stage design and costumes so it got that going for them.

    You'll need to turn off your brain for some moments. 2 Mai Tais!

    Updated 2018 ranking of movies I saw so far:

    Black Panther (0 Mai Tais)
    A Quiet Place (0 Mai Tais)
    Ready Player One (0 Mai Tais)
    Deadpool 2 (0 Mai Tais)
    Avengers: Infinity War (1 Mai Tai)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (2 Mai Tais)

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    I don't have much expectations for this movie, no...

    JanKusanagi at 2018-05-29T21:40:21Z

  • Mississauga

    2018-05-25T07:19:12Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    It's amusing to hear BBC reporters struggle with pronouncing the name of this GTA city!

    What a terrible event to make the world news though.

  • Deadpool 2

    2018-05-23T01:33:24Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    Pretty entertaining. There was real action in it so that was exciting! 0 Mai Tais!

    I feel that the other movies that stack on top had better character and/or story development, that is, writing. Deadpool even broke the fourth wall admitting the writing was bad so...

    Updated 2018 ranking of movies I saw so far:

    Black Panther (0 Mai Tais)
    A Quiet Place (0 Mai Tais)
    Ready Player One (0 Mai Tais)
    Deadpool 2 (0 Mai Tais)
    Avengers: Infinity War (1 Mai Tai)

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  • Firebird Suite

    2018-05-23T01:31:58Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    I can no longer listen to the Firebird suite without thinking of the Stravinsky Scream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnMv6-XTROY

    It might as well be written into the piece now as the "2017 Suite".

  • Improved Data Service

    2018-05-20T23:40:06Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    Hmm... soon after I gave up my grandfathered unlimited data plan with VZW, my data service is now more reliable and nearly double the speed!

    Not suspicious at all!

    Naaaah, not at all! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2018-05-20T23:56:33Z

  • No Longer in the 1%

    2018-05-18T00:10:44Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    I finally pulled the trigger and moved from my grandfathered unlimited data plan from VZW, which was truly unthrottled and unlimited, to their new (throttled) unlimited plan.

    Major factors were:
    - I now have home Internet (1Gig even)
    - Data service has gotten worse
    - VZW hiked the grandfathered unlimited data price
    - New plan includes unlimited talk and text (yes, I had limits on those previously)
    - New plan includes service in Canada and Mexico

    It felt like I made a life-changing decision. So long 150+ GB data usage! I experimented in the past two months and found I can cut down to 2 GB data usage now that I have Internet service at home.

    I've had truly unlimited data for nearly ten years but hopefully I won't miss it... apparently 1% of VZW customers are still on that plan and now I exit that club.

  • Hulu Tease

    2018-05-12T03:10:39Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Why does Hulu tease me so?

    It's done this a few times already...

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    They're watching you!!

    JanKusanagi at 2018-05-12T03:16:13Z

  • Password Restrictions

    2018-05-11T20:11:21Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    That minimum is so restrictive!
  • Mouse Rules

    2018-05-10T21:22:32Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    I was watching Pinky and the Brain and the following exchange got a loud laugh from me:

    Brain (regarding being forced into experiments): "One day we will live in a world where a mouse rules and it's the humans who are forced into these humiliating diversions.‎"

    Pinky: "You mean Orlando?"‎

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  • Tremors

    2018-05-05T03:09:56Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000dyad

    Yup! I felt that!

  • Hawaii Interview

    2018-05-04T20:45:19Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    I tuned to BBC midway through an interview and heard zebra doves. I immediately knew then that they were in Hawaii.

    The interview was for reaction to the recent volcano eruption.

    I was checking what you've seen on tv: unfortunately it seems BBC is more about porn than TV.... googling for BBC Hawaii zebra doves is showing you a mess... LOL.

    milo at 2018-05-05T09:46:21Z

  • js52 52.7.3-2 upgrade requires intervention

    2018-05-04T20:43:29Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    https://www.archlinux.org/news/js52-5273-2-upgrade-requires-intervention/

    This wasn't there when I upgraded my system. I decided to take a chance and delete that symlink and install that package alone to complete the upgrade.

    Lucky that was indeed the correct intervention.

  • Delta Billboard Earbuds

    2018-05-03T19:39:23Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    They're so bad that they make even 40s music sound terrible!

    Only talk radio is tolerable with these things.