You know that some of my recent posts share a tag #G2A_con and I was torn by the war between Nintendo and G2A.com. Around 2:44 pm today, the suspension of my Nintendo account was lifted. All I have now is mixed feelings. From May 19 to July 6 – that is, 6 weeks and 6 days – Nintendo and G2A.com beset me heavily as well as other Nintendo users all around the world. ⇢ Read more
BITS = Bits of Information To Share. Here is a brief roundup of several things I learned in June, 2020, as well as some cool facts and useful links I’d like to share with you. ⇢ Read more
TL;DR: G2A.com sells illegally obtained game keys but doesn’t refund customers when they are fully aware what is happening. The seller who sold me the stolen game key for Super Mario Odyssey is no longer in their system. Even so, G2A refuses to refund me. @G2A_com
The following message was originally published in “The Hippies were Right” Facebook group (Link). All the images in this post, though watermarked, were taken from the original post and comments by various Facebook users. The Chinese version was done by Google Translate and me.
Many of my friends in Asia wonder why people in European countries and North America are not embracing the idea of face covering during such a pandemic. My observation is that basically ten reasons lie behind their reluctance to wear PPE. Some are just asinine, and others are even illogical. But this is what a “free” community is like: everyone is allowed to make their own decisions and think independently 1. ⇢ Read more
Province of Ontario, Canada — pop. 13.45 million — 16,608 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 1st, 2020
City of Tianjin, China — pop. 15.62 million — 190 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 1st, 2020
The similar size of population made me want to probe into the cause of the huge difference between the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. ⇢ Read more
Which is the best timeline design? Different designers have different answers. My observation is that the flat sheet style, which means all information runs continuously on the same page with a horizontal line between two pieces, is a better choice for a multiple-user timeline. For an individual’s timeline, just like this site, the card style serves better. ⇢ Read more
A few of my friends know pretty well who and what I am, but most of them don’t. Am I gay or straight? This is not an embarrassing question at all. What embarrasses me is people’s villainous, toxic attitudes.
UPDATE: Ta-dah! The Tiger VE water boiler & warmer is here! Definitely not the best model in the market, but it looks beautiful and works like a charm. Thank you, Amazon and Intelcom!
And I have written to Best Buy the third or fourth time to ask for a refund. Not a single reply has ever been received so far.
UPDATE: Ordered a Tiger VE Mincom alternative from Amazon, as Amazon delivers to the doorstep perfectly. Just hope this order won’t be fulfilled by #CanadaPost again.
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Today I happened to know that Image-Line had rolled out FL Studio 20 for macOS, skipping versions 13 to 19 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enterprise.
I started to use FL Studio from 2001, which was then known as FruityLoops 3. It was the first digital audio workstation I came into contact with. It later became so deeply a part of my creations that the way I made music radically changed.
I was too young to own a credit card way back when. As such, I relied on a few cracked versions of the software to support my hobby until I switched to macOS years later. As much as I had expected a macOS version, Image-Line did not unveil it until May 22, 2018, when I had been away from Windows for almost a decade.
It was a serendipitous and wonderful encounter with Image-Line’s FruityLoops. Today I showed my belated support by purchasing my own license (Producer Edition + Signature Bundle).
It probably means that I could be prolific songwriting-wise again.