「こんな大事なことをハグリッドに任せて――あの……賢明なことでしょうか?」
「わしは自分の命でさえハグリッドに任せられるよ」

— マクゴナガル先生, ダンブルドア
Some things I noticed 08/14/2020:
  1. The cost of perfection is infinite.
  2. Sa tingin ko po, dahil marami silang hindi pupuwedeng pulaan sa Thailand, pinulaan na lang nila tayo” 😂
  3. if a fancy Andromeda alien is viewing us with a telescope right now, it’s seeing a bunch of Australopithecus walking around being unappealing
  4. Many of us have intentions, but they’re very weak. You got to move from goal intentions to implementation intentions. You don’t have to think.
  5. The kernel-mode ISR looks in EAX and calls the specified kernel-mode function if all parameters passed from user-mode appears to be correct.
  6. The legend goes that whoever sees the trees making love either die or go blind.
  7. Pilipinas Shell to shut Tabangao refinery as pandemic slashes margins
  8. China hires over 100 TSMC engineers in push for chip leadership
  9. UPeepz Dances to “Bebot” by Black Eyed Peas
  10. King Gnu – 白日

Some things I noticed 07/11/2020:
  1. The main reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect ME from YOU.
  2. Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization said there’s a 70% chance that the 1.5-degree mark will be exceeded in a single month between 2020 and 2024.
  3. Much as we want to work with the aforesaid media network, we have to abide by the resolution of the House committee.
  4. I thought, ‘I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying.’ But then I saw a flash of light. I thought, ‘I hope it’s not God.’
  5. I thank everyone who has been with me in my life. I am always sorry to my family because I’ve given them only pains.
  6. the ease of Moncrieff’s translations also started a fistfight, ongoing, about whether his Proust is Proust, near Proust, Anglicized Proust, or not Proust at all.
  7. We figured out who our best customers were and made sure they were the ones we were asking for reviews.
  8. we’re one step closer to the vision of browser-based torrents
  9. Never Gonna Give You Up — Choir!
  10. Comment te dire adieu

Ghoti

Because I said I’d rewrite everything, I will rewrite today’s entry even if I already composed it in the app.


This entry will not sound like me at all for the same reason English words have funny spelling. The printing press brought along with ink on paper quirks that became the standard. Using apps that prescribe a certain way a writing homogenizes thought somehow. Take for example automatic reply suggestions. Or a certain grammar correction tool whose name this editor marks as an adverb. What happens after humanity delegates most communication to robots?

Of course, most the these technologies are cool. Constraints breeding complaints could be the natural cause of this conservative take. Or it could be the awareness of not needing to dumb down writing for a non-existing audience anyway. Or one simply couldn’t help but insist there is beauty in the complicated some of the time.

To be fair, fighting this tool ironically made producing words faster. Narrowing down choices shortens the time to decide which word to use. But that is because one soon finds oneself out of options. This method does not help in making the writing more concise though. Since adverbs are not allowed, the tool forces the writer to express the same thought in a roundabout way. Also, the lack of passive voice requires specifying a doer in every sentence. In cases when this is not necessary but done anyway, the words become tedious to read.


So, this is the end. Frankly, after rewriting everything, I do not know where I would go from here. But I refuse to think about that now. I’ll figure something out tomorrow. Enough for today.

Some things I noticed 02/16/2020:
  1. every year
  2. The Third Thing
  3. panic needs no translation
  4. Airbus throwing shade
  5. nice job
  6. TV Plus not a backup, DTV still under NTC. Maybe HR meant iwant.
  7. <tinfoil hat>COVID-19 is mass inoculation before triggering zombie apocalypse</tinfoil hat>