Monday, October 16, 2017


...probably not the best name for that costume.

Wasn't really planning on a trip to North Korea, but I guess now I must go.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

X-cultural marriage

"Honey, I think it is disrespectful to my culture for you to say that the provolone cheese I bought smells like poop."

"Well if that is true, then it is disrespectful to *my* culture for you to say that chou doufu smells like poop."

"No, that's totally different. Because chou doufu actually smells exactly like poop."

"So does provolone cheese."

"You are an uncivilized savage."

"You are an unrefined barbarian."

Friday, October 06, 2017


Wife: "Explain to me the value of you drinking beer all the time."

Chaon: "My beer drinking produces values in terms of accountability that are valuable so that people understand who isn't and who is drinking beer."

Thursday, October 05, 2017

"Quite deserves to lead off the Christmas dinner"

"First of all, that's disgusting. Second, it would really be more of a stew, if you think about it."

There's my problem right there. My cooking has never been scientific enough.

From the 1897 book Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper, or What to Eat and How to Prepare it

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Monday, October 02, 2017


I knew that Taiwan had some nuclear power plants on the north coast, but I never really paid attention to where they were located. Looked them up on Google maps, and then calculated the distances to my house.

Jinshan nuclear plant: 32 km
Kuosheng nuclear plat: 30 km
Longmen nuclear plant: 46 km

All fun and games until the Chinese missiles start dropping I guess. 

* Yeah I know, go ahead and triangulate and figure out exactly where I live, you creepy stalker. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017


I write things for work, but the subject matter is pretty dry. So I decided I need catchier titles.

  • The Top Five Mind-blowing Redundancy Protocols for Data Centers

  • They Installed a 10/100/1000BASE-T to 100/1000BASE Dual Rate Media Converter. You Won't Believe what Happened Next!

  • You will be SHOCKED at the way this distance vector routing was set up!