Wow, based on first principles, people must be really bored in life to start drinking and taking drugs...

I've finally given myself a suitable bio.

I'm reminding myself to let go, again...

After that, I'm pretty sure I stopped watching YouTube Rewind.

For YouTube Rewind 2013, the only wholesome things in it are the President Obama kid, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky", and screaming goats (but only by themselves).
The Harlem Shake was overfilled with too many references.
The following bad apples ruined the entire barrel of good or ok content: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", the references to "Wrecking Ball"'s music video, and "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" (Plus any other epileptic flashing scenes.)

I think we can all agree that YouTube Rewind peaked with respect to quality in 2012. (Keep in mind that was the second year of YouTube Rewind.)

I thought of you when Danza Kuduro was played.

The impromptu learn to dance session with Casa Latina was great today... πŸ•ΊπŸ»

If I criticize you with great deliberation, then it means I really don't like you and I probably don't like you as a person.

So today, this non-refugee Vietnamese guy is judging and shaming me for not being able to speak fluent Vietnamese. He reminds me of the insular and bigot-minded Vietnamese community in California.
(I guess that's why people like us need VSA - a non-judgemental group &/or space, away from inconsiderate jerks like these.)
But then again, for the record, people like those don't have high functioning minds to be capable of typsetting diacritic marks in LaTeX and truly appreciate Vietnamese.

So about two weeks ago, I attended a teach-in about undocumented immigrants. One thing keeps bothering me - this white professor, who claimed she wasn't white but Cuban or something. At one point, we rearranged the chairs and she doggedly insisted, with her white privilege, that her Latina companion *must* sit next to her. I let this companion sit next to this professor, but...
You would think that there would be no time/space for white privilege during the week of teach-ins, but I guess not.

Things said in Abstract Algebra:
"World War III is going to be fought with quantum bombs." πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜… 😩

This is what happened in Abstract Algebra last week:
Class had begun and I started hearing some brass instrument in next door. It was probably a trumpet/tuba/trombone - not sure if it was played from a computer.
My reaction was like, what the frick, because the first 2.5 seconds of Megalovania was being played and also I thought it was super meta, since it is the end of the semester.
Then people in the same room could be heard laughing. Nothing interesting happened after that.

The one thing I learned so far from my research project is... social media isn't that important. (That's not even what my project is about. πŸ˜‚)

Tai boosted

11-year-old Firefox :firefox: bug exploited by malicious parties results in an HTTP authentication loop:

– malicious sites try to force FF users to install extensions
– also misused for tech support scams, ad farms, pages that push users to buy fake gift cards, or sites that offer malware-laced software updates
– most users must kill their FF process to escape

#firefox #mozilla #http #authentication #infosec #cybersecurity #security

I wonder when Keybase will add Mastodon as a social identity proof... (but also, I have a feeling that, due to the federated nature of Mastodon, undertaking this could also be possibly complicated.)

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