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digital human notes

23 June 2022

desert island discs

The desert island discs programme features collections of knowings, music/sounds, links to design and more that inspires to discover.

  • Richard Osman, writer and broadcaster (link)

  • Dame Jo da Silva, engineer (link)

  • Neil Gaiman, writer (link)

  • Peter Schmeichel, footballer (link)

  • Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition (link)

More are on the desert island disc homepage (www.bbc.co.uk).

12 May 2022

developer kata stuff

I wrote a small bit about katas from my own point of view, katas. You can read it here...

"Kata is a Japanese word (型 or 形) meaning "form". It refers to a detailed choreographed pattern of martial arts movements made to be practised alone."

Found on wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)

what is a kata?

Katas are very similar to games. You have a list of puzzles or user stories (depending on how written) and you get to complete them. They are also a great way to get used to the idea of TDD (test driven development) and write specifications for howsomething could or will work.

Katas are a great way to improve in a language or gain experience in a certain field, industry or situation.

Each problem is then described by tests, specifying how the kata will be completed.

Once the tasks are complete, you can then discovered things you like and dislike about both the way the specification hasbeen written the way in which it has been solved.

Below is an example of katas I've been using, reviewing and improving.

There are also for Programming languages ruby koans.

For more of this see the katas page.

12 May 2022

rock, paper, scissors (and Swift)

This small tournament I recall from the year 2000 is still running (wrpsa.com), and there's an IOS Swift/SwiftUI tutorial.

28 Apr 2022

oh Snap from Carousels

Back in early 2000's–1990s for me, this was a Marvel Entertainment computer-magazine driven PC development (found in demos). Creating animations that had a cartoon level drag-and-drop and even more animations! Similar to this web-find find (www.google.co.uk).

Experiences of this, go from studying towards university; and in university we applied the animation work in 3-Dimensional, flat, SMIL and more. Moving on to office work it had been named, "Carousels" in online-page design-and-development could be seen as similar animations.

In work the development was to build, develop, test, and continuing the development of animations/interactions. My favourite implementation started at ArtFinder sharing art works in Mobile/Tablet based Apps.

Nowadays, the interaction has gone from JavaScript to CSS with css-scroll-snap. Theres also a designer/developer talk at CSSDay in the Netherlands (cssday.nl).

Draft information can be found on the CSSWG site (drafts.csswg.org)

I blame author of Ajax books and other books Jeremy Keith (adactio.com) for this note.

22 Apr 2022

colours applied in GUI

computer museum red

A picture-note from the Museum about Computer History.

In some GUI (graphical-user-interface) the colour of this badge can be seen on in-gaming buttons.

traffic lights in san francisco

Here are pictures captured near the Google Campus.

google campus sign visitor google parking
computer museum showing arcade game pong

Labelled as the first to use the GUI Xerox Alto, the Xerox's Alto.

book photo

page from Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984 (The MIT Press) ... via @AmazonUK on Twitter

Google Explore recommends: Xerox Star, Apple Lisa, IBM Personal Computer, Apple I, Altair 8800

(initially posted on 2 Apr 2022)

1 May 2022

the -pub quiz

A series of pub tweets links:

Tweet link from 4 Mar 2009 (twitter.com)

Tweet link from 4 Mar 2009 (twitter.com)

From comedy on the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk)…

Theres is a pub quiz from the Office (2001) (www.bbc.co.uk)

9 Feb 2022

Emojis for Chinese New Year

tweet for current designs for the 🧧 Red Envelope... "always popular during #ChineseNewYear," says the Website 📈🎆

Source1: tweet (twitter.com) of red envelope analysis 📈🎆
Source2: emojipedia.org/red-envelope/ (emojipedia.org)

NB. There are wallpaper links (twitter.com) on their Twitter account.

Hashtag Chinese New Year

31 Jan 2022

Firework display pictures

firework display 1firework display 2firework display 3firework display 4firework display 5firework display 6firework display 7firework display 8

At New Years it was a great time for watching shows. Seeing fireworks on the television, the light displays, discovering new and the past (music, stories and more). Some of these pictures are from the past!

Tags with... pictures

19 jan 2022

Photos from Zoo conservation (on instagram)

zoo conservation of ZSL conservation entrancezoo conservation of lionzoo conservation of flamingoszoo conservation of tigerzoo conservation of tiny birdszoo conservation of larger pelicanzoo conservation of tiger

Tags with... pictures

13 jan 2022

Emoji of a Lion (and image)

lion in captivity

There is a lion emoji graphic... 🦁

While, here is a of a real lion picture-image. See on instagram (www.instagram.com)

10 Jan 2022

CSS Reset Stylesheet

On "November 28th, 2021", Adactio.com shared the following CSS Reset link (adactio.com).

kaivong.com is linked from a page (adactio.com), better to look on: Meyerweb for diagnostic css stylesheet (http://meyerweb.com).

There is also a (in)famous “meyerweb reset” (meyerweb.com) within the MeyerWeb tools.

07 Jan 2022

what ever happened to flickr (techspot)

Having been a pro user of Flickr (a group of work colleagues suggested I look into it) for years the site Flickr continues to be "happening" for me; given this site link: http://flickr.kaivong.com (http://flickr.kaivong.com).

The (techspot.com) headline... as ever, a good one! Though, I'm not one of those users at tech spot? However they are power-users of images -pictures (right?).

The cookies on Flickr? Given theres many other links for photography. Offering different directions for keeping your photography (personal or otherwise). For the best photographers? Be careful out there... it is photography!

Note: Techspot is a leading technology publication established in 1998.

What Ever Happened to Flickr? -- Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com)

This kaichanvong comment note (news.ycombinator.com)

29 Dec 2021

a snowman

pictures of UK snow days back in 2009 (2009-02-02):

snowman risingsnowman and mini snowmanmini snowman dashingmini snowman duck face

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22 Dec 2021

Name lengths in games

A golden Stormpike Marshall from Hearthstone:

image showing card for Stormpike Marshall

Websites also sharing this slight inaccuracy:

  1. Hearthpwn
  2. Hearthstone Top Decks

Tags with... gaming

21 Dec 2021

Icy-Veins.com sc2 (suggestions)

The suggestions can be seen in gaming-note link

Explored at Icy-Veins.com sc2 link (www.icy-veins.com)

Tags with... gaming

8 Nov 2021

Glasses notes

there are books, pictures for this tech; it can be incredibly rewarding ... 🤯😵‍💫👾🤔

other #throwback that demonstrates the awesomeness

kai wearing glasses from cinema

Here in this picture the glasses are for cinema (redefining how to see film)

kai wearing glasses from graphic novel

Here in this picture the glasses are for a book

23 Oct 2021

cyclists today


Here is a clever stat seen during travels that notices cyclists by the count out there.

Ask for better photo of this----

18 Oct 2021

collections screen

collections screen

28 Sep 2021

stories in graphic novels

adult swim interlude bedtimeadult swim of crimson dawn cosplayadult swim happeninggentlemen_league_interludegentlemen_league-discoveries-can-be-interestingxmen_magneto_onslaught_episodexmen_prof_x_onslaught_episodexmen_kicks1xmen_julilee_logan_crossovergen x monet jubileegen x come to mecrimson_dawn_3crimson_dawn_2crimson_dawn_1xmen_starjammers2_crossoverxmen_shiar_starjammers_crossoverxmen_brood_crossover2xmen_brood_crossoverxmen_legion_crossoverxmen_shiar_prof_x_crossoverxmen_comics

More pictures from Brood, Gamecube colour (the Twitch discussion) in comments on twitter link (twitter.com)

instagram link (www.instagram.com) for more of these instagram posts

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22 Sep 2021

Children’s code/Age Appropriate Design Code

Age Appropriate Design Code mandates apps to take ‘best interests’ of child users into account
link to uk-childrens-digital-privacy-code-comes-into-effect (www.theguardian.com)

Blog: As the Children’s code comes in – what’s next?
link to UK children’s digital privacy code comes into effect (ico.org.uk)

new code has come into force to help protect the data and privacy of children
Tech giants forced to abide by child protection rules coming into force (metro.co.uk)

"... Age Appropriate Design Code – now the Children’s Code – has caused huge global changes. Not that tech platforms want to admit it"
Britain tamed Big Tech and nobody noticed (www.wired.co.uk)

02 Sep 2021

high score

A bit of sillyness in a book.

avoid missing ball for high scoreavoid missing ball for high scoreavoid missing ball for high score

“the computer games industry had travelled far in the other direction, loading their games with extensive instruction manuals, hint books, novellas, lengthy filmed introductions and so forth, all in an attempt to give the games more weight, more depth.” more from quoted post (http://pongmuseum.com).

on instagram (www.instagram.com)

on instagram (www.instagram.com)

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01 Sep 2021

pub, sub, reveal, delete

from working for the UK Learning Resouce Centre groups; some of this info is useful and good to know about pub, sub, reveal, delete Twitter link (twitter.com)

"GDPR significantly strengthened a number of rights: individuals found themselves with more power to demand companies reveal or delete the personal data they hold" Twitter link (twitter.com)

What is GDPR and why does the UK want to reshape its data laws? (www.theguardian.com)

Twitter link (twitter.com)

27 Aug 2021


A thought, see if available in-store. Paid £10 for season 1 alone! (edit: Oh! I now remember eventually getting season 2) Found a bargain for this great show (store.hmv.com) 🐶📺🎼

Few good alternate sitcoms can be found on this BBC link (www.bbc.co.uk)

18 Aug 2021

a 90s photo of yourself

kaichanvong profile pictures

"Post a 90s photo of yourself without comment or context" on Twitter

17 Aug 2021

a nice GG (good-game)

Played a game of Warcraft having experimented with settings; also seeing how Blizzard apply colour to gaming (in reforged).

Targeting: 4 footmen. 4 riflemen. 4 priest. 4 knights. 1 ogre warrior. 6 siege engines.

  • Builds 1 alter of kings (Ulther Paladin for heal party)
  • Gets experience from gnolls creeps
  • Walks into forest
  • Gets natural expand point of Ogre Magi, Troll creeps, footmen at 1hp
  • More experience from ogre and troll creeps
  • Use regeneration and builders to continue
  • Expands Town Hall on expand point (ToD's Town Hall further-in-notes)
  • Builds in Blacksmith; new armour (Grubby said look at the shield and more)
  • Moves to see opposite expand point
  • Runs away from big fight!
  • Discovers naughty archer at tavern
  • Builds farms between tower-defense.
  • Priests arrive (its not Hearthstone)
  • Builds lumber mill #2 at expand point
  • All the way from a Mercenary Camp this ogre warrior appears!
  • This 1hp footman runs away from combat
  • Runs away!
  • Warrior goes to opposite mine
  • Knight goes to opposite mine at expand point
  • Siege engine destroy entire enemy base
  • Siege engine attacked by peasants (one gets destroyed?)
  • Game over!

A nice GG!

ToD's Town Hall Meeting (youtube.com)

Fast Expand: A WarCraft 3 Podcast – HeroesHearth TV (podcasts.apple.com)

peasant minion card from Hearthstone (playhearthstone.com)

Warcraft3 TheoryCraft out there somewhere

Tags with... gaming

16 Aug 2021

profile pictures

kaichanvong profile pictures

Photo is a print from photographer Oleg Skrinda (http://skrinda.com)

Profile picture links to social media channels --updated 28 October 2021

13 Aug 2021

Water Puppetry

A Brief History of Hanoi's Water Puppet Theatre via @culturetrip (bnc.lt)

Giant water puppet laugh out louds? No thanks. Here are water puppets – GIF/Hyperlink (twitter.com)

https://theculturetrip.com/ (t.co) For those not in the know, the art of water puppetry is known in Vietnam as Múa rối nước. Meaning ‘making puppets dance on water’. Similar to one of those spoilers.

Hyperlink (twitter.com)

Hyperlink (twitter.com)

11 Aug 2021

Photos from England

infinite spiralposter in a streetcloseup of fairgroundsperchin bird in a reflectionwind powerwaters

A collection of photos in and about England.

Tags with... pictures

05 Aug 2021

Photos from 2008 in Japan

locks templeblocks wood stairstree to roofblocks temple2entrancestone

garden, buildings and more.

Tags with... pictures

22 Jul 2021

science of sleep and more

science of sleepaugmented reality postercan of dr pepper sodadistracting billboardpizza salesurprising windows

Snaps of Japanese different styles. Here you can see many different forms of style.

Photos from 2008 in Japan.

22 Jul 2021

Premier League Assists

Part one of the assists (youtu.be)

Part two of the assists (youtu.be)

17 Jul 2021

Track hotness from BBC Radio

A Spotify track (open.spotify.com).

Heard on Shaun Keavny Radio6 show (www.bbc.co.uk).

Other artist on the same track (open.spotify.com)?

14 Jul 2021

catch fake

didnt see that one (a soccer play (www.youtube.com)) coming 😨

15 Jul 2021

pop tarts

pop tarts

Picture inspired by Great British Photography Challenge (g.co)

6 Jul 2021



nice little photo of ducks

added onto Photos from England

1 Jul 2021

multiple crossings

multiple crossings

taken at same time by some other photographer.

1 Jul 2021


brdg ovr rvrs

bridge, bridge over rivers.

29 Jun 2021

solar power

solar power

Links to solar power (g.co)

Picture was captured sometime in July, 2009

27 Jun 2021

wind power

wind power

Links to wind power (g.co)

Picture was captured sometime in July, 2007

added onto Photos from England

18 Jun 2021



Consider more

Is this HTML5?

In short: Yes.

26 Jun 2021


perching bird in a reflection

Perching bird in a reflection.

added onto Photos from England

26 Jun 2021


game taito station

Tags with... gaming

24 Jun 2021


man in city sunset trekking

24 Jun 2021



23 Jun 2021

crazy discoveries

mountain side uphill trek

Like graffiti this portrait framing is a crazy kind-of magic. Climbing is difficult at times. Sometimes an uphill trek; sometimes requiring effort. Hidden in yourself you can find success in every trek.You could say it is similar to parts of a game such as a MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game).

Picture was captured sometime in May, 2021

Tags with... gaming

23 Jun 2021


photo of inca ruins from a distance

Picture was captured sometime in May, 2021

23 Jun 2021

about "PESOS"

photo off south america

Picture was captured sometime in May, 2021

Indieweb (indieweb.org) for example reasons.

22 Jun 2021


closeup of fairgrounds

Picture was captured sometime in November, 2008

added onto Photos from England

21 Jun 2021


floating getting stuff done

From being in a crowd at Music Festival in Japan.

Picture was captured sometime in July, 2008

20 Jun 2021


poster in a street

Picture was captured sometime in January, 2009

added onto Photos from England

19 Jun 2021

climbing Mount Fuji

mountain signreaching top of mountain

Photo taken in Nippon at 3,250m… (this picture is from early July?, 2008)

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18 Jun 2021

hashtag #SpiralStaircase

infinite spiral

image captured in February, 2008

added onto Photos from England

18 Jun 2021