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  • 11:26 pm on May 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Neat.. the fitness center I started going in November last year has already made it to the top 13 of all places I’ve been to, since like 2010.

    Top 1 and 3 are current and past home.

    Seeing how my church does not make it into the rankings, and how some of the numbers are too low, I think it only counts automatic location tag as a visit when 1) there are no other competing business locations overlapping within the same GPS margin of error, or 2) I have confirmed the location manually on Google Maps. (Although I don’t think my church would be near anything else..?)

  • 2:54 pm on May 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    My Pixel 3 phone has this feature where it can filter through potential scam/robo/ad calls by going through an interactive script with the call using voice synthetizer, and the phone holder can monitor the conversation live (if they want) via text through voice transcription. Google calls this “AI Call Screening”

    I got one such call just now and put it through the screener. They hung up, then called again, so I picked up. Turns out it was a robo call for my doctor’s appointment. So these two voice scripts were talking to each other for a bit. Nice.

    Image: Wikimedia REEMS.jpg

  • 12:26 am on April 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    The southern Indian Ocean is huge. When I learned that there was a small set of islands smack right in the middle of it called the Kerguelen Islands, with the apt alternate name of Desolation Islands, I was strangely hooked. I kept thinking of how cold and helpless the place was, and how lost it would feel to experience a shipwreck and wash ashore this island. It felt extremely scary and helpless, and for some reason I was fascinated. I combed through a bunch of Wikipedia entries and photos of the island.

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  • 9:43 am on April 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    What, we mispelled our former Executive Director’s name?

    Oh lol. Carry on then. I looks like your automated spam script failed to account for diversity within the English speaking world. Systemic mistakes like these can ruin your spam product’s non-existing credibility.


  • 7:35 am on April 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    WCKNC Elections Witness Statement 

    I submitted a witness statement to the city regarding what I saw happen at the April 4 WCKNC election for multiple people filing election challenges.

    The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Election Challenge submitted by _____________ on ____________ regarding Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council.

    My name is Yongho Kim, and I live in the Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council (WCKNC) District 4. My mailing address, 900 Crenshaw Blvd #B, Los Angeles CA 90019, is my workplace where I can receive mail reliably. On April 4, 2019, at 5:40pm I voted at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council elections at the at the polls at Seoul International Park.

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  • 6:57 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Unidentified partisan canvassing at the WCKNC Elections 

    Yesterday I voted at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council elections at the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council (WCKNC). I went to the polls at Seoul International Park around 5:40pm.

    As I headed to the park gym, I could see two booths – one with personnel who seemed Korean, and another with personnel who seemed.. South Asian? As I walked by them, someone at the Korean booth looked at me. I looked at her.

    • Uh.. is this the election booth?
    • Well… just come over here; we’ll help you.

    She handed me a form that read something along the lines of “Neighborhood Council Voter Registration”.

    • Please fill this out.
    • I already voted in a Neighborhood Council elections before. Do I need to register again?
    • Yeah, you have to.

    She asked me a few questions  to help me fill the form correctly. I also overheard another person telling another voter next to me “they will ask you to point on a map where your house is”.

    I gave her the completed form. Then she said that I could turn that in at the polling site, and gave me a paper with a list of candidates. It was not a paper with all the candidates on it – just a few that apparently they were campaigning for.

    She said “I’m giving you these names for your consideration.. just as a reference” (In Korean: “이 후보들을 고려해주세요.. 참고만 하시라구요”) So then I asked her, “are you with the official elections administration?”. She fumbled the answer, and then said “Just go in and please vote”, and again adding “consider those candidates”.

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