Monday, December 19, 2016

Elsewhere on the web...

This blog started as a sort of informal livejournal type of thing back in 2005. I've since used it for a mess of different styles of posts, from photos to attempts at essays to short jokes. Looking back on the past few years' of posts, aesthetically, it's kind of a jumble. Meanwhile, I've created plenty of new buckets for the sorts of things I used to post here.

Here are links to the aforementioned buckets. I likely won't make new posts to this blog unless they don't fit into one of these:

Avocado Tango
A few years ago I found myself missing the process of drafting well considered and thought out pieces of writing. I'm not sure if the essays on this page meet that criteria, but at the very least, they're my best attempts at it.

Rob Nguyen Photography, Photo Blog
Sets of photographs, posted usually once a month or so.

Rob Nguyen Photography
Photography Facebook page

@Rob_Nguyen
Twitter posts: photographs, opinions, Magic: The Gathering and other games, jokes, snark.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Things happen.

Re: http://gawker.com/you-dont-pass-a-pool-fencing-law-after-a-child-drowns-1734383068

There is almost a reasonable point here re: passing laws as knee jerk reactions to tragedies. But laws don't simply materialize at a snap of a finger, or become laws without a substantial amount of time, consideration and legislature votes*.




*not to be confused with tragedies caused by a foreign power, in which case there's often a quick and decisive air strike. But- look, things happen, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Monday, February 02, 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Cane

N Korean leader’s public appearance ends rumours 
After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumours that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.
Now, a new, albeit smaller, mystery has emerged- Why the cane?
 See also: Newsradio S2E9: The Cane