Name Sans Graduated

Name Sans, designed by Stephen Nixon, reached version 1. It took Stephen over three years to get here. What a milestone. I appreciated the thoughtfulness Stephen brought to the Vietnamese diacritics. I often used Name Sans as an example for designing diacritics for sans-serif typefaces.

Bằng lái mới

Sáng nay đến Bộ Giao Thông Vận Tải kế bên chỗ làm để đổi mới bằng lái xe. Tưởng đâu phải đợi một đến hai tiếng nhưng không ngờ vừa vào là được làm thủ tục ngay. May là lúc chín giờ sáng vắng vẻ. Hơn nữa mình cũng đã chuẩn bị sẵn giấy tờ và đã điền đơn trước trên mạng. Giờ có bằng lái rồi nên lái xe yên tâm hơn. Hên là nhờ mua lon bia mới phát hiện bằng đã hết hạn sáu tháng rồi mà không hay biết.

Morrison on Writing

Toni Morrison:

I only have 26 letters of the alphabet;
I don’t have color or music. I must use my craft
to make the reader see the colors and hear the sounds.


How About the Incompetent Leaders?

The president hits back at the Heritage:

There is always room for serious discussion on how best to make a university open, welcoming, and productive for all citizens, but unfortunately this report – sloppy, methodologically questionable, and simply inaccurate as it is – not only falls short of something we can take seriously, it does damage to our capacity to have such a serious conversation. Quite frankly, it also damages Heritage’s reputation for providing accurate and useful information.

He even invited the Heritage to campus to explain the report. Why does he need to invite these racist conservatives who oppose diversity to campus? He just gives them an opportunity to speak about their whiteness heritage. While they claimed that hiring a diverse group of talents is wasteful, they have no idea how much money has been wasted by the white incompetent leaders to hide their ignorant and lack of knowledge. Those incompetent leaders should be fired instead.

Stupid Racist Shit

It was 6:50 pm on a Friday evening and the Office of the President sent out a mass email responding to the Heritage Foundation report, in which the authors criticized George Mason University for being too diverse. I’m not going to link to the report and I don’t need to read it to find out about its stupid racist shit. Let’s keep it real. Only a white conservative think tank would put out such a low, divisive, provocative report. Oh wait, it’s the Heritage Fucking Foundation. The authors criticizing George Mason University for being too diverse is like me criticizing the Heritage Foundation for being too fucking white.

Tưởng niệm

22 năm vẫn nhớ và sẽ không bao giờ quên.

Selling Used Stuffs

I haven’t posted anything on Twitter/X or LinkedIn in almost a year. I don’t miss them. They don’t do anything for me. I still use Facebook heavily to stay in touch with family and friends. In addition, I have been using Facebook’s Marketplace to sell used skis, snowboards, skates, and things we don’t need anymore. Even with a few scammers, I have been able to sell things. I am slowly replacing all my old equipment with new ones. Once my new skis come, I’ll sell my old ones. I should also try to sell toys and materials that are accumulated in my basement. My next career move, when I lose my job, is to buy used things, fix them up, and resell them on Facebook’s Marketplace.

Happiness Is a Truth

Cuong Lu:

[H]appiness and suffering are very close to each other, and that touching our own suffering can be a source of relief and even a prerequisite for true happiness.

The Frozen Speaker

Mitch McConnell froze two times while talking with reporters and we invited him to speak. That’s fucking hilarious.

Tin ngắn

Kelvin Khoa:

Cám ơn Donny lúc nào cũng làm cho trang web của Ngọc Lan cũng xinh đẹp.


Chào Anh Kelvin,

Rất cám ơn lời động viên của anh.


Donny Trương

Beacon of HOV