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Nov 27, 2022

I had to change the hosting company behind The Mad Tea Party after being bombarded with automated server offline messages from previous one. So if you had trouble reading a post on Black Friday, I bet the problem was on the website’s end, not your ISP or your router. My apologizes for not sharing the plans beforehand. I might write more on the subject, so I’ll be brief on what happened. For the last few months, the hosting service I had used kept going offline, from few minutes to few hours, without notice. Sometimes there will be a tweet by…

Nov 15, 2018

I thought it would be a good time to go through what is happening with MTP rather than to keep everyone hanging. I’ve moved to a rural town couple of months ago, and quite frankly, the transition cannot be harder. I thought years from Wisconsin had me prepared for ridicules. I’ve thought wrong. I wouldn’t go into details of each incidents, —yes, not one, not two, I had been involved in multiple ‘accidents’— unless I were to write an opinion piece on the matters. Perhaps the accessibility of healthcare providers in rural area is a good subject to go on.…

August 27, 2018

Quick Announcements Weekly op-ed will now be published on Saturday UTC. Hopefully the change will better serve anyone living in the new world. And to clarify the publishing schedule, at least one article will be published weekly basis. Due to my personal circumstances, my publishing has been haptic of late. I am hoping to get back on the original time frame before the end of this week.

May 18, 2018

Quick Announcements This week’s post is delayed, as late as tomorrow. It will cover how to use eGPUs on internal displays (i.e. on your laptop, or all-in-one desktop). While eGPU on internal display is natively supported by Apple, each App has to opt-in in utilize it. This means most of the applications that are already released to the public are unlikely to adopt eGPU capability. I am yet to find any documentation on lists of apps that support eGPU. It appears there is only limited number of application which added support for eGPU, or multiple graphics card, no less.

Jan 1, 2018

How is everyone enjoying the new year? Hopefully with family with no Dreyfus to talk about. There are several things I need to talk about –which I promise to keep it short–  and of the weekly op-ed that was supposed to be published last week.

Dec 14, 2017

Quick Announcements Op-ed is delayed again for another week. The coming op-ed which will be published next week is covering the issue of bitcoin, the wall street whiz kid of the late. I am trying to be as accurate as possible when it comes to technical descriptions of the platform, instead of leaving certain parts blank as other articles I’ve found to be. That being said, –this is a disclosure of a sort– I cannot absolutely guarantee the solidity of the piece I am writing, which is why it has been delayed again. Worst case scenario, this piece may be…

Dec 8, 2017

Quick announcements Weekly op-ed is coming next Wednesday. is once again redirecting all traffic to Please refrain from using/bookmarking/emailing, instead use the new domain. New permalink setup has proven to be effective. It is unlikely to be reverted back to post id setup. WordPress core system redirects any traffic to old slugs, so do not worry about which URL you can use. By all means, if you need a permanent URL, I can give you the post ID permalink. Please do let me know. Please do let me know if any of the slugs are off (not…

Dec 3, 2017

It may comes as a surprise, but WordPress has its own commenting system on the same server, instead of Jetpack, Disqus, or any other comment plugins. And Disqus, to no one’s surprise, almost always wins the nomination for best comment platform.

Dec 2, 2017

As it has been discussed before, the website no longer generates revenue large enough to have multiple authors/staffs involved. But contrary to what I had expected, small ad revenue, enough to pay for maintenance, is still coming in.

Dec 1, 2017

After working through some of the slugs on older posts, it came to my attention, some of the older posts are either not bringing up any points or incorrectly imported as op-ed. Most of them were either personal clipping of hilarious tech articles or just daily blog postings that seem to have fallen through the cracks.

Nov 30, 2017

I’ve updated the permalink to take slugs (or keyword URL) rather than post ID. I’ve also implanted 301 redirection to make sure previously posted or shared links still takes the users to the right posts. Do let me know if any of the slugs are too long or too off from the contents.

Nov 29, 2017

I don’t use blacklist feature on WordPress; I prefer to work with more dynamic moderation that takes context into consideration. But that doesn’t mean blacklist feature isn’t tempting.

Nov 17, 2017

Quick announcements with some retroactions on MTP-Translation Program. Website is now fully operable with English (latin in general) and Korean. The Korean fonts this website is using is also from Google Fonts; they are web hosted as early access. Hopefully they will be hosted as regulars soon enough. As for the MTP-Translation program, I’ve decided to rename it to RE-Translation or RET for short. Simply put, the idea is that I am ‘re’ translating a passage, and only a passage. Considering where we stand and all time low submission rate, I doubt I’ll need to schedule RET as a regular…

Nov 16, 2017

Quick announcements. Website favicon is renewed. Fixed the issue where a published date/hour was not properly shown.

Nov 13, 2017

There have been several changes to the website. It’s quite a list, without further ado. Probably most obvious, but most invisible subject: Ads. I’ve been asked to remove all ads from the website previously, but that small revenue from advertisements is exactly what is running this website. I won’t mind anyone using Adblocks, because frankly, that should be the job of developers behind the Adblock to leave less intrusive Ads to help the authors and promote balanced ad campaigns on the web.