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DC-Area County Hides 'Creepy and Intrusive' DEI Survey for Employees
"D.C. area from our friend John Solomon just the news A county in the D.C. area hides creepy and intrusive DEI survey for employees elected officials says diversity equity inclusion Which has nothing to do with any of it Yes Li Vega it's really too bad she just missed getting elected to the House she would have been fantastic Just missed Shares a complaint from Prince William county employee about now hidden survey You know what's going on in these local governments in these schools is beyond imagination A suburban Virginia county near Washington D.C. is retroactively hiding diversity equity inclusion related materials from the public As a Republican elected official caused attention to its activities Prince William county supervisor a superb woman Yes Liga The loss that closely watch house race in November posted the creepy and intrusive DEI survey sent to county employees after the office of equity and inclusion Have you seen how this industry of these offices and directors popped up so fast mister producer Boom Adjusted they're just all over the place It's amazing Demographic questions that employees could not avoid The survey's first section labeled demographic assessment starts with a mandatory question probing the employee's gender identity The supervisor read the employees email into the record at a Tuesday board meeting and posted the employee's communications agreeing to release of a sanitized version of the complaint omitting identifying details
AP News Radio
China names Li Qiang premier nominally in charge of economy
"China has named a close confidant of Chinese leader Xi Jinping as the country's next premiere, as Chinese prime minister Li Chang will be in charge of the world's second largest economy, now facing some of its worst prospects in years, Lee was nominated by Chi and appointed to the position at a session of the national People's Congress, China's ceremonial parliaments, the announcements came a day after two secured a third 5 year term as state leader, Lee is best known for having enforced a brutal zero COVID lockdown on Shanghai last
The Crypto Basic
Shiba Inu Lead Developers Recent Bio Change Again Breeds Shibarium Launch Speculations
"8 a.m. Saturday, February 25th, 2023. Shiba Inu lead developers recent bio change again breeds herbarium launch speculations. The speculations come amidst rumors that the beta launch will happen this week. Shiba Inu Li developer shaoshi kusuma recently modified his Twitter bio to a simple full stop thereby fueling speculations surrounding the possible launch of the beta phase of sheba E news layer two solution she. According to kuro, a Japan based Shiba Inu community account. The post Shiba Inu lead developers recent bio change again breeds Siberian launch speculations first appeared on the crypto basic.
AP News Radio
China says it's seeking role in Ukraine peace settlement
"The foreign minister of China, which is provided strong political backing for Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, says this country wants to play a role in ending the conflict. Qinggang has told participants at a security conference in Beijing that China's concerned the almost yearlong war could escalate further and spin he says out of control. China will continue to urge peace talks and provide Chinese wisdom to bring about a political settlement he said. Meanwhile, the Kremlin says, Russian president Vladimir Putin could meet with Chinese Communist Party's foreign policy chief Wang Li in Moscow, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry peskov has hailed Russia, China ties as multi dimensional and allied in nature. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Asian American History 101
"li" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"Classics. Really? The same way that a classic would be madam bovary or what's a classic today. Or the Tolkien stories or whatever. It's just that all of a sudden their iconic that they will become iconic and for their presence. For their for their good writing, if they're excellent writing for their sensibilities, more than anything else. So what are you currently working on? I saw that you had some blog entries where you were releasing a story little by little, but can you talk to us a little bit about what you're currently working on? Okay, that I started taking those blogs. I started, I started doing that because I was looking for a literary agent and I hoped I had written this book with this manuscript and I was looking for a literary age and I thought just do this and see if you know someone will be out there and will catch your story. And it did. So I am writing now actually I have written two books and I have found a literary agent for one and that is one of the books is the sequel to bittersweet. So that is called double thunder and that's the blog that you saw that I had to take off now that. Um, but it is, it answered the question that was kind of left open ended at the end of bittersweet. Whatever happened to Lisa, who is a bittersweet granddaughter, that answers the question of what happened to Lisa. And it took me many years to figure out what did happen to Lisa. And that I had been writing on and off for years. I won't even tell you how. And it came to me, but I had to put it down. I didn't write it all the time. I put it down four years because nothing was happening. And then I wrote the book that my agent has, which is called tree of heaven. And it is a hybrid novel. It is, I'm sure you know about Charles Hughes, interior Chinatown. Yeah. I'm not comparing my book with this. However, I'm using the same idea. He uses a lot of screenplay as a format, and I written something that uses screenplay and the novel form in writing tree of heaven. And that book took me very little time to write. It came in a flash. And that is the book that my literary agent has accepted. And we'll see, hopefully, a publishing company will publish it, we'll see, but that I have to admit that I was very engaged in that constantly and felt like I was in the zone for a long time. So hopefully it'll come out and it will be, it will be a favorite book of mine. Right now it's kind of the favorite book. But it's not published yet. We're looking forward to it. Yeah. I am too.
Asian American History 101
"li" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"I think, trying to make it into a novel that did not work. The third was writing a biography about both my grandfather and my grandmother. That did not work, and then that led me to writing a novel about my grandmother. And that stuck. And I wrote the book, I knew I had to. It could not be a biography. I did not know her that well. Plus, I wanted to exchange certain facts that I knew for something that would make her life more. That I could accept more that I would want for her. So there were certain things I had been already studying a little bit about taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, all that. And I wanted her to have. A friend. I wanted her to have a friend to lead her through the very difficult times that she had in China during the Sino-Japanese War. When she was left in China alone, I wondered how did she get through that? And I suppose I added a bit of my own, my own thoughts and my own feelings for her to be able to write the book. So it isn't novel. There's a lot of history in there. And I felt at the end I felt good. I felt I had done justice to my grandmother's life, and hopefully I paid her back for all for the 15 years when I really didn't want to recognize her. It's beautiful. In daughter of heaven, a memoir of earthly recipes, that connected with me quite a bit. Connected with us because of the more importance of food in our family. So talk to us about the importance of food in your family. And again, how you decided to write that book? I think that I decided to write that book because I was wondering what's the next book I'm going to write. And I was writing something else in the meantime. It wasn't working. What's working? And then I had written an article called in ny nice garden for traveling for Gourmet magazine. And that did very well. It was a nice long article. I said, okay, go back to this. Look at it and see what you can do. And then I thought, oh, all right, I'm going to expand on this. And write about 9 I, but in a different way about how she fed us. She was, I think she's responsible for our good health, actually. Because of the fresh vegetables and because she was Chinese.
Asian American History 101
"li" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"A lot. And they went to the Olympia in England. They performed, why my mother and her sisters were not more well known. I think at that time, I know that someone said, there was a ban, a music band, I think, at that time because of those World War II. And apparently they needed material and making records with using some material that the military needed. But someone else told me someone who was a musicologist and very well averse in jazz. Said it was, he said, they didn't want cannibalism. And that meant I don't know exactly what that means. But if they would be stepping in the toes of the Andrews sisters, then it just wouldn't work. They actually sang a song called G the Jeep jumps, and the Andrews sisters had sung a song. It was about World War II and they were in a Jeep. Three girls and a Jeep, something like that. And it was a song. It was a very jazzy song. And the Kim to sisters also did something a similar sounding. Which did very well. However, it was, I believe it was really the cannibalism. And World War II,
Asian American History 101
"li" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"Was not a filmmaker. And but when I started when I started exploring and discovering different things, for example, publicity photos, reviews and magazines and newspapers, their programs, and then when I found their songs, when I found their songs through my anti Alice, whose husband had recorded their songs, either in backstage or in the rehearsal studio, and I heard their songs, oh my goodness. And then, when they didn't even know, my mother and my aunts didn't even know that they really were pioneers in their field. As I started doing the research, I learned that they were the first Asian American Asian Americans to star in Broadway musical reviews. And that was in 19 39. Yeah. George white scandals. And when I saw that, I said, you performed on Broadway? You just said you were on the stage. And not only that, but they also were in soundies, which for short musical movies, about three minutes long. In Hollywood, New York, and also they did perform in a Hollywood film called meet miss Bobby Sox. So when I learned that, I said, I think we've got not only a room for a book, but because there was so much oral and visual material, it had to be a film, a documentary. Yeah. What were some of the challenges when interviewing the four sisters about their experiences? First of all, I didn't know if they would want to do it. Also, they lived apart. One of my aunts lived in at de baggie lived in California. And he bubbles lived in Florida. And Andy Alice lived in New Jersey. My mother lived in New York, as do I. So it was, okay, we've got to get them together. Now they were all in their late 80s and early 90s. So I said, we've got to do this fast. Before, before they don't remember things before their cognitive abilities may be declining. So it was quickly. And I didn't have the time to actually learn how to make a film.
Asian American History 101
"li" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"You're listening to Asian American history one O one, a podcast about Asian American history from generally known historical happenings to the deeper cuts that we don't hear about in school, where your hosts, Jen and Ted, the daughter and father team. Welcome to season three episode 5. A few episodes ago in this season, episode three, we talked about the history of the Kim loo sisters. They were among the early pioneers in Asian Americans in entertainment, opening eyes to the talents of Asian Americans and normalizing a community that had been discriminated against to the point of being banned in the country. To learn more about them, we highly recommend listening to that episode or reading the amazing book just us girls. The Kim loo sisters by Leslie Lee. And, speaking of Leslie Lee, she's our special guest today, Leslie is an author playwright and documentary filmmaker, and she happens to be the daughter of genet, the third sister in the Kim loo sisters. In addition to working on the documentary of the Kimmy's, she authored bittersweet as well as daughter of heaven, a memoir with earthly recipes. She also created some plays for a community theater that have been published as enter the dragon. She took time out of her busy schedule to share more about the Kim loo sisters, her novels, what she's currently working on, and so much more. Please enjoy the conversation. Welcome to our podcast. Thank you for taking time to be on our show. Thank you, sir. Very much for inviting me. We have a lot of things that we'd like to talk to you about. But for our audience, let's just begin with a quick introduction of who you are and what you do. Okay, my name is Leslie Lee. I am a writer. And a debut filmmaker. That's really about it. The film is a documentary about the Kim loo sisters. It is called for now that Kim loose sisters, and it is about a girl group that was very popular in the 1930s and 40s. And they were the first Asian American act to star in Broadway musical reviews. It's so exciting. We're going to first focus on the Kim leu sisters. What was life like with your mom Jeanette, the third sister in the Kimmy's, and I mean, we're thinking lots of nights with singing and music. Actually, my mother, she was a housewife. She was a mother, and that's how I knew her for many years. And I started getting the idea that something was a little bit different with my mother, because she would, for example, start tap dancing when she was waxing the kitchen floor. When she was with her sisters, when we met for Christmas or Easter dinner, and they were in the kitchen doing all the work, they would break into four part harmony. I thought that was kind of unusual, but I really didn't think that much about it. Until I started going through their photo albums and what's this mom? What's this picture? Look at you. When you were like 19, 20 years old and look at your sisters, you're wearing these costumes. I said, oh yes, we were on the stage at one time. I let it go at that. And then many years later, I started to think about, well, where on stage and what did you do? And that was the beginning. It took many years before I really, really got into the idea of finding out what who was she before she was a wife and mother. And that was the beginning of the process of learning about the Kim loo sisters, and who my mother and my aunts were. So let's talk about that process.
AP News Radio
Farm where 4 were killed had separate shooting last summer
"The California mushroom farm where four people were killed earlier this week, had also been the scene of gun violence this past summer. Court documents reveal there was a shooting at the California Terra garden in half moon bay in July. When a farm integer allegedly fired a gun into another manager's trailer. After threatening to kill him. Yi Tao Bing survived that day, but not the shooting on Monday. Bing was one of four victims shot at that location. Three others were killed at another mushroom farm nearby. But there's nothing to suggest the violence of the summer was connected to this week's killings. The suspect 66 year old Chun Li Zhou told station Kent, he wasn't in his right mind. He said he'd been bullied and worked long hours and his complaints were ignored. California officials are looking into possible labor violations at the farms, where the shootings took place. I'm Jackie Quinn
AP News Radio
Shooting at California gas station leaves 8 people injured, 1 person dead: police
"Bullets flew at a gas station in Oakland, California Monday night just hours after a gunman killed 7 people in half moon bay, a shootout at a Valero station on Oakland's Macarthur boulevard killed one person and wounded at least 7 others early Monday evening, responding officers with the Oakland police department found shell casings, but no victims at the scene. Several victims were learned to be in stable condition after taking themselves to local hospitals for gunshot wounds, but one person died, no arrests have been made, the incident happened just a few hours after another deadly shooting Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area, where a gunman killed 7 people at two locations near the coastal community of half moon bay, 67 year old Chun Li zhao
AP News Radio
7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days
"Three mass shootings have now happened in California since January 16th. This latest mass shooting happened Monday in San Mateo county at two agricultural facilities at a news conference carried by KG O sheriff Christina corpus said the gunman shot and killed four people and wounded a 5th at a farm on the outskirts of half moon bay, then killed three other people at a location several miles away. The suspect is 67 year old Chun Li zao, whose believed to be a worker at one of the facilities. Sal was located in his vehicle in the parking lot of the sheriff's substation here and half moon bay. By a sheriff's deputy, zhao was taken into custody without incident. Police have not determined a motive for the shootings. I'm Donna warder
The Crypto Basic
Conflict Arises As Open Tussle Starts Between Shiba Inu Lead Developer Core Member
"10 a.m. Saturday January 21st, 2023. Conflict arises as open tussle starts between Shiba Inu Li developer core member. There has been a dispute between two Shiba Inu core members following the launch of shabery and telegram group. As reported today, Shiba Inu's lead developer chateau Chi kusuma announced the launch of a new telegram group focused on Siberia. The group dubbed all things Siberian shy official will be an official platform for sharing updates about the post conflict arises as open tussle starts between Shiba Inu lead developer corps member first appeared on the crypto basic.
Koinly Review Cryptocurrency Tax Software for Automatic Tax Reports
"8 a.m. Friday, January 6th, 2023. Coyly review cryptocurrency tax software for automatic tax reports. Coin Li is an online crypto tax platform that allows you to monitor all your crypto activities and generate regulatory compliant tax reports. Coin le allows you to integrate your wallets and keep track of activities, including trading, mining, staking, lending, and AirDrops and simplifies the process of recording all the inns and outs. Coin can be. The post coin review cryptocurrency tax software for automatic tax reports appeared first on blocking only.
The Trish Regan Show
Stanford University: Don't Say American!
"Stanford University out this week with the Bible here. The guide to what you can and can not say at least at Stanford. On their websites, the goal was to clean up all the websites with this guide on what is acceptable for language nowadays. It's also, I believe, a little bit scary, because now you're going to have computers sifting through the Internet, at least on Stanford's website to see if oh my gosh, did anyway say this today, they say that. And then you've got AI coming in artificial intelligence and they're going to block that stuff. And so at what point does this become the norm, I guess, across the entire Internet. I think they would love to have it be the norm across everything and we've seen all kinds of evidence of suppression and manipulation by these algorithms in the past. We don't have to get into the Twitter files, but I think you know what I'm talking about. Anyway, let's start with Stanford here because they've got this project, which is known as the elimination of harmful language initiative. EH LI. Just, you know, just so you get all the terms down. They call it. So we're going to get rid of all those harmful, harmful, harmful words. Did you know what was a harmful word? This one takes the cake. American. The word American, the term American. That's harmful. Says Stanford. It's imprecise. It needs to be instead you as citizen. You're not American, you're a U.S. citizen, and they write, and I quote American often refers to people from the United States only. Thereby insinuating that the U.S. is the most important country in the Americas, noting that, of course, the Americas includes 42 countries between North and South America. You got Central America, you got Canada, there you go. Latin America, South America. I mean, you got a big consonant, right? So when we say we're American, well, shouldn't that include everybody in Brazil and Mexico and Canada as far as the PC police are concerned. Look, I've heard this for a long time and having studied a lot of international relations and all that good stuff. It's come up before. But I think at this point, we've just kind of recognized that, yeah, you know, we kind of are the most powerful economy and country in the world, including in the Americas, and culturally it come to be that we say we are American.
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Body Positivity Gets a Boost With Vogue's Plus-Sized Cover Model
"But I can't win this way when the body positivity movement got a bump this week to just see this one Vogue magazine featured the plus size model paloma el Cesar on the cover it's January issue and she posted on Instagram, of course. She shared the cover and she praised Vogue for allowing people to see the bodies like hers or no longer radical. Well, they really are. I wouldn't use the word radical. I'd use not attractive, really. I shouldn't say that. Not up to showing on a magazine cover. Like, I want my magazine covers to have women to look a certain way. Unless the magazine is about plus size people. I don't need plus size people invading Li magazines. I just don't. You got your own magazines for that, right? You got your own stores for that for every 21 and shit like that. What the fuck, why we gotta spread it around. Just stay where you are. Stay in your fucking lane. She goes, I woke up this morning. This shoot and hit my knees. I rolled out of bed. I prayed for protection and care for a day where I could honor how monumental this was. For the voices to be quieted. Why the fucking heavy people act this way? Fucking calm down. For the voices to be quieted to know that this was bigger than me and to know I was exactly where I needed to be the day was crisp and low hanging fog kissed Long Island pond. I'd soon pose in. Everything became so surreal as I looked out to Gabby letitia Susie and Annie to work and collaborate with women I so deeply, I don't know who the fuck these people are, but basically she went on and on about to know that I'm shooting an American Vogue cover as a chubby short mixed race woman who never imagined this would be her reality. Listen, we don't need to know your mixed race. We can see it by your complexion and that's wonderful. You don't have to people have to stop saying it. We know you're mixed race. It's evident. That's wonderful that your mixed race, but to keep fucking pump in it, we know you're chubby and we know you're short too. So why you think you need to volumize that is beyond me?
The Dan Bongino Show
Bo Li Calls on the Left to Support a Central Bank Digital Currency
"Listen to boli former deputy governor of people's bank of China Talk about welfare food stamps contracts purchases and a digital bank did your Central Bank digital currency and I want you to listen very closely at the end How he throws in the social justice buzz term to make sure all you left these will buy into this Check this out The third way we think about improved energy inclusion is through what we call programmability That is CDC can allow government agencies and private sector players to program to create smart contract To allow targeted policy functions for example welfare payment For example consumption coupon for example food stamp By programming CBDC those money can be precisely targeted for one kind of people can own and one of the kind of use this money can be utilized for example for food So this potential programmability can help government agencies to precisely target their support to those people who need support So that way it can also improve financial inclusion Folks these people are not stupid
Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"But then also there's Hugo who just is becoming more and more demanding and an element of like how do we keep this guy happy? I'll just hire maybe a pretty young assistant, that sort of thing. So this is kind of awareness of what keeps him happy. If you give him enough of that, then he's not going to attack you, for example, or he's not going to then take out his anger and lash out at you, right? Because you've been putting up with that kind of abuse and bullying for a long time. So I can't really say much more about that, but it is about a lot of it just comes down to working with a bully, right? And I think anybody that has had that situation will just maybe be able to relate and know that okay let's just give this guy happy because we don't want to deal with another it hurts to have something yelling at you every day for work. You don't want to be breaking into tears like, okay, just keep him happy. Which exactly what one scene was like, right? So it's about that. And also realizing that maybe that sort of behavior enables other people to be hurt as well. And then having to really address that ten years later when you're being interviewed by The New York Times about it and just realizing like, oh, actually was I complicit in something much worse than I thought it was at the time, or maybe I even suspected that was that worse, but I just turned the blind eye to it. Just as you said all that, when he was thinking, there's an eerie parallel that at least here in America, I don't know anywhere else in the world. We have an actual experience of a rich powerful man who used to be president. Who was used to getting his way, there's no consequences, grab them by the gentleman. All this stuff, even I'll take national documents and storm in my house. I mean, all of that, and now we're seeing, finally, not while they were serving in his administration. We're seeing some of the people who didn't want to get yelled at every day. Yeah. And so they caved or they quit. And then he brought in new people who would be more willing to put up with this stuff, even former attorney general William Barr. Oh, you know, I'm just thinking as you're saying all of this about the film industry that Americans who at least aren't mega Americans, like we have an experience of that now. Without being in the film industry, we have seen how someone like this is so used to getting his way and people just caving all around him just being complicit in all of his horrible behavior and now maybe having a pang of conscience and that feel like in some ways you're protagonist Sarah is having this come up to her as she's having this interview. Yeah. I just think it's eerily relevant. Yeah. Yeah, and I think if you've been using more trauma because obviously I've been through many bad drawing myself, but many people often joke as they've been traumatized by the four years of the Trump presidency, which is partially true. If you've worked for a long enough time or been for long enough under the thrall of a bullying egotistical narcissistic, sociopath. Yeah, sushi pat. Then it is really draining and soul destroying. So Sarah, you know, it's ten years after this has happened. But clearly her career suffered, she's no longer working in film. She's quite bitter about just teaching screenwriting to a bunch of unenthused students. For her, it's very much a sense of loss about actually I no longer work in film. I use all I wanted to do was make movies and then suddenly I got career and did for XYZ reasons, which we'll find out if you read the book. But that sense of loss about that, that was my career was crushed because of this one individual. And I think that did happen with many women in reverse with Harvey Weinstein or in other kinds of bullying in the industry. Yeah, and it was it's quite tough to have to deal with. So for myself, I used to work in film, but my career ended yes, of results of my rate, but my rape took place at the hands of a stranger. So for me, it was more about the post traumatic stress disorder and the anxiety and the depression just made it really difficult for me to keep on performing my job. So I had to stop working. And then in the industry, if you're not working for a while, it looks weird. And then if you don't have the right contacts, it's hard to actually get another job again. So for all those reasons, I wasn't actually able to get the career on film producing again. And so I was kind of traveling my own sense of loss about no longer having that career in film into writing complicit where Sarah again has a sense of loss just for very different reasons in some ways. With what has happened to you personally, no one wants that to happen to anybody. Somehow you made it through you've recovered and you found this career as a novelist. And now a screenwriter, which is kind of inching back into that whole film industry. But it's coming from this, you know, I don't know, unexpected source that you're recognized awarded writer now. How surprising is that to you, how's that feel? I mean, obviously it feels good, right? And I'm not going to complain about that. I mean, I suppose for me, I always wanted to be a writer before I won the work in film. But that was just me at 6 years old. Not even realizing one could make movies because they were just things I watched on the screen, but I've read books, so I kind of knew that books were written by people. So yeah, as a 6 year old, I wanted to be a novelist. And then I didn't obviously really pursue that, because again, my mom was like, oh, it's not a very lucrative, go be a doctor. That Asian American thing, you know, I was pretty self oriented. And I studied folklore mythology, when I was at college, admittedly, it was Harvard, so my parents were happy. I was at Harvard. I studied folklore mythology, and then I ended up studying Irish languages and literatures and moved to Ireland. And then I started volunteering for a film festival when I was there. So that was my first foray into the actual film and this is your meeting, people who are real filmmakers, when that was in my early 20s. So that's when I realized, oh, people can have a career in film. So I pursued that, but then I'd always wanted to be a writer anyway. So I had been writing the whole time. Nice. And then after my actual assaults, I started writing, and then came up with the idea for dark chapter. And I'm like, oh, if I could write a book about the rape victim and the perpetrator, but seen from equally from both points of view, that would be interesting. So I guess trauma reduced me back down to what I'd always wanted, which was to write. And in some ways, writing is a much pure art form than filmmaking, literally all you need is a pen and paper and you can write. It's not necessarily not going to write a novel, necessarily. But it's just the act of creating when you're writing is a lot simpler than for film because filming your other race all this money and get people together and get the camera and this and that. So then it's a ready business at that point. But for writing, if all you want to do is create, then you just need the time. And the paper and the pen, right? Or the computer. So there's something much pure about being able to tell a story that way. And then just completely on your own, being able to create the work without having to raise them on the et cetera, et cetera. And then obviously it becomes more of an industry once you have written the book and are trying to get it sold to a publisher that you have to get your agent involved and then the publisher gets involved in terms of having a cell to readers. But the act of creation itself is a lot easier and simpler and less more untrammeled, so to speak. You don't have all these other people saying. At the very early stages of writing a book, you'll have other people saying you should do this and this, which is what happens with filmmaking. Now that I'm writing the screenplay adaptation, like I write this and then I have to send this version of the draft to other people and come back with these comments, then I have to take this thing out and write this other version.
Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"She would have all these talented women who just ended up believing. And in the field where they already are not that many were women or they aren't encouraged because only 10% of the films are directed by women, then it becomes just an even more difficult field because you don't even have an environment that supports women in any way whatsoever. Which is why the book is dedicated to all those whose lives were affected, whose careers were diverted and whose voices went unheard. I was thinking too of the Kevin Spacey case, right? You know, he wasn't the director. He was the big star. And then the news starts getting out that he's hitting on these young men, right? It's not, especially today in 2022, we know it's not just older men preying on younger women. It's just powerful man preying on young people that they're attracted to. Yeah. And this just makes for a terrible working environment. Yeah, yeah, exactly, yeah. And the thing is, the industry, it is so weird because you're nobody until you're somebody, right? So you're one of thousands of actresses who wants to get a job. And then suddenly once if you are chosen and you are wise about your career and the choices you make and somehow get elevated into superstore status, then suddenly you're elevated as this goddess, who can make whatever decisions you want, but you started from that nobody's status. So yeah, Kevin Spacey, I don't know the exact background, but at some point he was in the OBD that was definitely an industry before Kevin Spacey's but then suddenly he got a series of Oscar nominations and really smart roles and suddenly he's elevated to this God and is in a situation where he feels like he can do these things to young men and get away with it. And he did for a long time, right? And it was only in the wake of something like the winter allegations where this story started coming out. Now let's get into the presence of racism. Okay. The industry pre or post, tell us about that. Yeah, so I guess if you're talking about complicity, we spoke about being complicit to just the gender dynamics in the industry and just putting up with sexual harassment, right? But then there's this whole other level of complicity where if you're Asian or Asian American or black or Latino or Latina, LatinX, I guess. I'm just from I should be using in the industry and working in a white dominant industry, you also have to be complicit with that element of race, right? So I guess for me, when I was working in film and I worked in London, I can think of maybe one other person of East Asian descent that I came across in my everyday working, not my everyday, but just in the film industry there. And we weren't working in any material at anything to do with East Asian experiences at all, right? So I guess when you say complicit, it's just about you're putting all this time and effort into making work and films, TV that has nothing to do with your own experience, right? It's all about white people. Yeah, so you're just erasing your own identity. And fine, I guess you could say that is the job of the producer, the person in production isn't there. Necessarily to put your own creative vision forward. But the fact that so much effort is then going into creating and recreating these narratives of the mainstream when you don't come from the mainstream and you don't feel like your life is even represented in those narratives. So it's that kind of erasure. And so in some ways, you're complicit to a system that is already erasing. Your own sense of identity. So anyway, so I found that to be part of my experience. And again, as we said, Netflix and other marvel, these big entertainment behemoths are now doing very good job of kind of grounding and centering. The experiences of non white people, people of color. So I could see how that would be a much more rewarding atmosphere of the work in, right? But for the longest time, I grew up Chinese American time in these American and I except for the joy luck club in the last emperor. I never saw anyone that looked like me on screen, right? Or if I did, they were like the butt of a joke, right? Or mister Miyagi. So now you're finally getting a chance to see narratives reflecting people that look like you. But for longest time, I just think decades and decades of filmmaking. You didn't have that in this world. So how does that in your work with the racism? So in complicit, I guess so Sarah doesn't interact with I don't even think I mentioned I'm not a single other East Asian character in the film world. Obviously, she's got her family, right? But they're all like, why are you working? But yeah, there's a sense of just when she's casting for the big role of the big kind of female role. In the film and she's dealing with a whole bunch of headshots at the agencies of sent over and she's saying like, yeah, okay, fine. There was maybe one black actress or a couple of latinas and there wasn't a single Asian actress that was even going to be put forward by their agencies for their role. But then the director was never going to get anyone that wasn't white, right? And so somebody suggests like, oh, we could cast this black actress. And the director was like, no, he's like, I just don't see that character's not going to be black. I just see it as white. And the story, right? And just the fact that, okay, there's no space on the screen in front of me that looks like me. It was just kind of Sarah's experience for the longest time that was my experience as well. So is that racism? Yeah. I mean, she herself didn't have I didn't ever have somebody shouting racist slurs at me in the workplace, but there was a constant sense of something that looks like you doesn't actually really matter enough to appear on screen. So that's a different form of racism. It's kind of a cultural elimination, I suppose, but you're dealing with it every day again to the point where you normalize that. I don't know what kind of commercials you see in the UK, but I'm very much aware that many of the commercials that they're running here in the U.S., they have mixed race couples. Yeah. And they didn't have to do that. But oh, that's interesting. Now this is happening at the same time that HBO has come out with House of the dragon. And guess what? Some of these people now aren't white, even though they have blond hair, right? Yeah. But even so, like this one very powerful very wealthy family, this guy, the sea snake. He's black, but I'm still kind of looking for other than black people of color. Yeah. In the Westeros, wherever they are, right? And already, I've seen some pushback because CNN has got a new person at the helm and they're trying to be less left of center. And so big headline after the first episode of the dragon is like, oh, this is now woke, right? Are you kidding? Even with this maybe three black people, that's on the screen. I think I saw it. Yeah, and I think I saw one Asian looking person flitting around in the back of the palace. Mizuno's characters is, so she's East Asian. And she plays the process. Right. Of course. Yeah, yeah. Of course. Yeah. But of course you're going to cast the Asian woman that's in the process.
Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"li" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"So it's pretty much about that having that upbringing and not being encouraged to pursue that dream, but then the song, yeah, you're going to do that. And then entering this kind of what seems like an exciting and wonderful world, which is actually a quite dangerous one as well. I don't want to give anything away. But even how she found that posting on the bulletin board at Columbia, and what she did, again, dealing with the title of your book, I was like, oh, so she justified what she did. And so she's already being complicit. And so it's like, and thus it begins. So it's this little girl who grew up just completely enamored of everything filmed. Yeah. And even though her parents didn't have time and you only see what's on TV and all of that, she still managed to just take in all of this wonderful stuff, okay? And then she goes through the program at Columbia and she gets this job, but when she's trying to get that unpaid internship, which she knows she's going to have trouble convincing her parents is the same thing to do. What she tells herself in narrowing the field for herself to me is like, oh, it's already starting. Yeah, because you realize how few the opportunities are out there, right? And you know, maybe again, if you're father is a Hollywood actor, if your family is already in the industry, plenty of opportunities. But if you are coming from the outside like Sarah, there's very few opportunities. If you find an opportunity, are you going to keep that for yourself? Are you going to allow other people to know about it? And that sense of it already being such a code through world, even in terms of an unpaid internship. You know, she lands the job, the unpaid internship. She's being kept out of anything but busy work. And she would love to get into the scripts. And she puts in the time and eventually she gets paid something and she starts going to the festivals. I got to the point where she's just met Hugo north, this famous director. Producer. Well, yeah. I mean, I guess you can say producer. He's just a wealthy guy. Okay, okay. If you want to be a producer, but that is the reality of a lot of the film industry, because film is all about. It's a very, very expensive art form, right? You need to raise millions of dollars just to make a movie, right? So anybody that has money is just, you know, it was going to come knocking on your door. Oh, you've got money that's very sure. It fund my film on my film. And so when I used to work in film, I just remember it was like this constant search for money of when I was a producer. I was like, okay, how do we get the $2.5 million and we need? And that's a small budget for feature film. The $2.5 million. We've got 60% of it in place from this funder. Okay, let's find another person. And so yeah, I mean, in Cannes, this crazy scene, right? In real life, I found that also in the book where you don't even I mean, there's so much kind of razzmatazz and there's so much red carpets, but then giant film posters that are 5 stories. Around a 5 story poster. Yeah. No, it's crazy. And then parties on yachts and these really exclusive parties every once to get into. And then you can't be sure you've run into somebody and they could actually be like a major film director or they could just be somebody who says that they're producer. And you don't know, right? So it's like cutting through that sort of facade of like who's an actual real genuine person here and who isn't is actually really tough. And then if somebody comes with money, well it doesn't matter how genuine they are as long as they have the money and they could fund your film. So that's a Hugo north is so he shows up as a British billionaire who's made his fortune and I guess real estate. And he's like, oh, I'm quite interested in film. I'd be happy to fund films, particularly you're a film because I would like to invest in your company. So for any production company that is trying to get something amazing, I could sing, we made it. Let's fast track making the next film, which is what happens, but then obviously Hugo has other interests as well. Okay, so you've just opened the door at this point in our conversation to talk about that world of rich powerful men, typically white men, so I guess I have two it's the same question in two forms. So tell me about the world pre 2017 of those rich white men who were being basically kowtowed to because they were the source of a lot of people's movies getting made. And then from what you know, what you understand since the me too movement broke. And since Harvey Weinstein was tried and sent to prison and other people have fallen, studio heads and what have you. I would love to hear how much if at all. On what I believe that the industry has changed for the better, and I know it's not just limited to sexual advances. There's racism, xenophobia. I really want us to talk about that. So pre 2017 Winnie, tell us about the world of those rich, mostly white men, and what they were getting away with and why. I think that world still exists for sure. It's not like the wine scene allegations like brought it down wholesale. But yeah, I mean, I think it just is very much like the people in power, the people making decisions on what projects get greenlit, which actors get cast into what role, which film is going to be the big one that that studio is pushing for the Oscars that year. Most of those decisions were being made by men, right? I mean, of course you had powerful women in the industry and you still do more so now. But for the most part, it is like the majority of people making those decisions as men. And it would often become a big boy's network, which you often get in probably most other industries as well. But the difference with film is that it's also in history that is part of its own product and spectacle has very beautiful young women. It's a fundamental part of film, right? As much as we'd like to think, you know, we can cast people like Francis mcdormand or we can make films about older people. It's actually still, it's pretty much about having hot young women on screen, right? And hot men, but really let's have a hot woman on screen. And that's been since the dawn of movie making in a lot of ways, right? And it's not just movie baking, you know, Fox News. Any form of iteration of media, as long as there's a visual element, let's have an attractive woman in there, right? So it's this weird combination of men oftentimes older men being the wealthy, powerful, what's making decisions, and they're literally moving young women around us pawns, so to speak, just in terms of their bodies, like young female bodies being kind of the spectacle that people often go to see, right? So there's that, and then there's so many different layers of that, right? Because again, the majority of films are still directed my man increasingly you are getting more women directing films and winning Oscars and getting recognition for directing films, but I think it's 10% of films are directed by women and if you're looking at big Hollywood blockbusters like the bigger budgets and some of like 2%. So it's insanely unequal percentage of since women are like 50, 51% of the population, but they're only directing like 2% of big budget
AP News Radio
Russia claims capture of pivotal city in eastern Ukraine
"Russia has announced that it has taken over full control of the last major Ukrainian held city in Ukraine's Luhansk province The victory for Russia brings it closer to establishing full control of all of Ukraine's Donbass region Ukrainian fighters spent weeks trying to defend Li shanks and to keep it from falling to Russia as neighboring Sierra Donetsk did a week ago pro Russia separatists have held portions of both the Luhansk and provinces that make up the Donbass region since 2014 and Moscow recognizes both provinces as sovereign republics I am Karen Chammas
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Russians press assault on city in eastern Ukraine
"Russian forces have pounded the city of and its outskirts in an effort to capture the last stronghold in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk province Ukrainian fighters have battled for weeks trying to defend the city against Russian forces The neighboring city of savier Donetsk fell to the Russians a week ago Meanwhile in Donetsk the major city of slovyansk still under Ukrainian control endured cluster munitions from the Russian military Several people were killed from the attack Li hanska neighboring Donetsk are the two provinces that make up the Donbass region Russia has focused its offensive on the Donbass ever since putting back from northern Ukraine and the capital Kyiv in the spring
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
America's Deeply-Rooted Double Standard of Justice
"If you don't really believe that there is a now deeply rooted double standard of justice in this country. Let me give you a couple of cases to compare one against the other. You remember Jacob chansley, the guy with the big feathers and the guy with the ridiculous outfit on January 6th. Now this is a guy who went into the capitol and basically paraded around. No weapons, no assault, no, even implication of violence. He spent 317 days in solitary confinement. And he got 41 months in prison. The DoJ actually wanted more, but that's what the judge gave him. Now, let's compare his case. With the case of another guy, this guy's name is montez teriya Lee. And this is a guy during a George Floyd riot and antifa BLM riot. What did he do? He set fire to a pawn shop. Deliberately. He was an arsonist. And there was a man inside the pawn shop. Named Oscar Lee Stewart, 30 years old, who was torched to death. This guy was burned. And his body was found afterward he obviously inhaled fumes and he suffocated to death. As a result of the actions of this guy montez, teriya Lee. This is the black guy, I'm looking at a picture of him he's kind of holding his hand up in a kind of black power salute outside the pawn shop. He was obviously very proud of himself and what he did, and he was making a defiant gesture outside the pawn shop. Look, I'm the guy who did this. And now I want to read from the Biden DoJ's statement of the judge asking for this guy not to get a typical murder sentence. Not to get a life sentence, not to get a capital murder sentence because the truth of it is if you commit an intentional felony, and in the course of that felony, even though you didn't intend to kill that guy in the commission of the intentional felony you did kill that guy, it becomes a capital offense normally, normally. But for the Biden DoJ, these are let's just say understandable circumstances. And so the Biden DoJ wants 12 years for this guy for this crime, a crime that normally carries life. I want to read from the Biden DoJ's document. They say, mister Lee's a motive for setting the fires of foremost issue. Mister Lee credibly states that he was in the streets to protest unlawful police violence and was, quote, caught up in the fury. Now they say the DoJ as anyone watching the news worldwide knows many other people in Minnesota with similarly caught up, quote there appear also to have been many people who felt angry frustrated and disenfranchised and who were attempting in many cases in an unacceptably reckless and dangerous manner to give voice to those feelings, mister Lee appears to be in that category. And then they go on to say, he appears to have believed that he was, quote, in doctor king's eloquent words. Engaging in, quote, the language of the unheard. Now, Martin Luther King of one point said a riot is the language of the unheard and here you have the Biden DoJ invoking Martin Luther King to make this guy seem like not a nice guy, but someone who sort of got whipped up into a frenzy and we can kind of understand the cause because after all, he was fighting for social justice. And then the judge goes along with this. The guy gets ten years, which when you consider what he did is an absurdly light sentence. Here is the judge. The judge says two mister Lee. And contrast this again with the judges who have been excoriating the January 6th protesters, nonviolent protesters. Oh, you overturning you're trying to overturn election. You're trying to mount a coup. You're endangering our system of government. Here's the judge. Her name is wilhelmina Wright. She says to Li that you are, quote, more than the person who celebrated your actions on social media. You are more than the person who destroyed that business by fire. You are more than the person who set that fire that killed a man. In other words, the real mister Lee is not the guy who did those things. And then the basic idea is this is how she concludes so while there are no excuses for your actions on May 28, 2020, you have a chance to move forward and live a productive life. The judge is actually even though the victim is dead, saying to the perpetrator, you know, I'd like to see you go on. I'd like to see you become a better person. We don't have to judge you entirely about what you did on that day. You were sort of carried away. You were articulating, quote, the language of the unheard. So look at the kind of gentle understanding empathetic way in which the DoJ treats this particular case and then contrast it with the tight lipped glint in your eye anger that judges, including in one or two cases Trump judges have unleashed on protesters who showed up in Washington D.C. on January 6th to simply express their frustration
Dennis Prager Podcasts
NY Times Lies About Number of Children Hospitalized in Last Year
"Disturbed the new york times clause that sweden and denmark halted the use of the madeiran vaccine children too often not common too often his leads to bad truly dangerous reactions with regard to the heart so the new york times lied and said who has finland has now joined. Yeah that that's i didn't know i knew. They were voting on it. So it's now three countries that are not giving them a derna vaccine to children. We want to do that in the us. Because i i believe from the bottom of my heart that the health authorities in this country don't give damn about children just as teachers general. Don't care about children just for the record. Teachers unions as much about children as the soviets cared about workers. New york times lied therefore gigantic lie. It said that nine hundred thousand children were hospitalized in the last year. Actually here here in a few months. So now they've corrected sexually sixty three thousand so they lie factor of sixty three or sixty into Into ninety a hundred times sixty six hundred thousand than do one hundred fifty times li- exaggerate. That's that's what they they've corrected so embarrassing it so obviously ally but there'll be people who will still site it will be cited forever just as people site the new york times description of me even those ally new york times lies because it's on the left every left wing. Get an institution lies and older spokesman to bring those lies to you on a daily basis. Truth is not a left-wing value.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Colorado Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant on Unvaccinated Patient
"Colorado women with stage five renal failure scrambling to find a new hospital to perform a kidney transplant after a health system in the state. Oh sorry. uc's university of california colorado. My my my mistake here colorado. If it doesn't matter but i have to be accurate. Sure use versus. California hospitals would have done. The same thing denied the transplant due to her and her donor being unvaccinated. Well you understand that you're not they can't i don't even i don't even understand. So let's say you're not vaccinated. You can't donate a kidney. to save. Human life is worse to be unvaccinated than it is to deny a person a kidney. How morally sick. You have to be to say that. I would even say medically ignorant these hospitals and doctors. I spoke this way. I've had numerous surgeries on my back. They've all been successful. I've only had gratitude and and they've done they've done a great job and i'm grateful for it but i guess i have to. I have to juggle two facts hospitals of saved my life and they're killing other people here. I am willing to be a direct donor to her. It does not affect any other patients on the transplant list. Trans pre transplant list. Jamie foued ner li lami lou tallies kidney donor told. Cbs four. have. Can i sit here and allow them to murder by friend. When i've got a perfectly good kidney and can save her life.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
White House Cuts off Audio Feed Before Biden's Response to Reporter on Afghanistan Question
"What a nightmare. This nightmare is getting worse. It's getting worse. We don't negotiate with terrorists. Except when they take over a country then we negotiate with terrorists. That's literally the white house position. We'll negotiate with terrorists when they take over a country because they are li are literally negotiating with the taliban and capitulating to the taliban we're surrendering newt gingrich's right we're surrendering to the taliban. This is america under joe biden in two thousand twenty one. It's so bad for joe biden. He gets his mike cutoff. Apparently when he's asked about americans trapped in afghanistan. This is extraordinary. If you're watching the show today as we livestream and it. Mike online dot com. It's a good day to to watch the stream as as you listen on this great station because biden can't stop himself from smirking. What's funny about americans trapped in afghanistan. Evidently the commander in chief was thinking about. I don't know maybe the early bird special daddy's tonight hear that mike. The that was the might be turned off they. They pulled the cord as he's sitting there smirking as people are. The reporters said mr president if americans are still in afghanistan after the deadline. What will you do sir. What will you do if americans are still there after the deadline biden smirks and then the audio gets cut off.
"li" Discussed on Song Exploder
"Before getting into the making of this song. I wanted to start a few years earlier and find out.
For Her Empire Podcast
"li" Discussed on For Her Empire Podcast
"The worse yes. So i'll of the above so i have courses that helps them create their course have courses that helps them even create li minute. You know four four that course In our membership were launching a new membership coming up in..
Software Engineering Daily
"li" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"A sponsor that's that's really similar to distributed systems research that was done in the last twenty twenty five twenty years ago but it's that's a reimagining of it applied to this application. Yeah and it's really exciting. How there's you know so many paradigm shifts that's happening in terms of infrastructure right And only because of cripple blockchain obviously a lot of noise here but a lot of money. A lot of energy is being poured into this technology. So that now we're seeing more and more actual applications of these technology that maybe you were. Maybe here you know decades ago. It's only seeing the light of of the today if you want to actually decentralize identity. In a seamless way. Do you ultimately have to do a federative proof of authority thing. Do i have to say okay. I want to set up a decentralized identity system. Where ultimately if i want to be seamless i have to. I could. I can issue a coin and i give you know. Twenty percent of the coin. Amazon twenty percent to google twenty percent to stripe twenty percent to facebook twenty percent to microsoft and i trust them to operate a semi decentralized blockchain for for federated decentralised identity. Do i have to do that or is there a way to do it. That's like bitcoin level decentralisation. Well i would say like if i were to select. The party's i wasn't i wouldn't sample all the big mac you know you of mix and match a little bit but is controlled by barack. Obama brought them. Yeah so you know. I think that's better than what we have today right. So i would say that sort of intermediary step that's necessary to improve current situation and as technology improves. Then we can look into you. Know what we can do to like fully decentralize. But you know they. Issue with full. Decentralization is performance. So yeah basically the more decentralized something is it's very likely that is slower right so so let's say to optimize performance. Then there's changed as crew authority right and then that can go like a layer down to your theory right but on its own. It's much much faster. So yeah we're we're we're seeing more of this. And i mentioned before about being able to program trust using blockchain. Is this decision between how centralized you want something to be right. And and based on that you can choose different. You can choose different. Blockchain's different blockchain related technology in your app to communicate different levels of trust. So yeah like like now. We have a pass their to decide. Hey folk decentralization. Maybe you should use bitcoin oriented theory. But let's say if you want a reasonable level decentralisation and the performance is really really important for your application the you can't use like layer to solution right like maybe a polygon or or scale or some other new layer to solutions out there how decentralized others layer solutions centralize. How how decentralized are they. Haven't you know my co-founder someone who who's more knowledgeable there but my guess is not very. It's not as decentralized as the main right but a lot of these companies have really innovative ways to ensure that that is reasonably decentralized right. that's why like making the right layer to solution is really really hard. Ray so i mean we know where this is going. The layer to solution is fast. And untrustworthy the layer one solution. Slow in trustworthy. So you route all your off. Indication through layer to and you verify it later on lehrer one just like have i been. Postponed is sort of like the sorry. We can't let you know you've been pawned in real time but will at least let you know that you've been postponed a year after you were pound. Yeah yeah it's it's kind of like the black box in airplane right there. You go Which can actually be okay because if you let's say there's a let's say there's a sla of a day you gotta sla a day knowing if your identity has been has been stolen from you if you're operating on today's banking infrastructure. You've got a pretty big window to recover transactions through the traditional ranking system Amazon's gonna refund you for a day's worth of stuff. That's pretty good. Yeah that's like a step forward right and you know someone was sort of a design background like i would i to be more like forgiveness oriented rather than prevention oriented right so it's like do fifty different things to make sure that i can do something. I'd rather be able to undo right. Sort of more forgiveness after words. I think blushing does a really good job with that right. Like forensics. i'm being able to have transparency into what actually happened and immutable nature makes it that really good audit log. Actually so so. It doesn't have to be fully decentralized for some use cases you could ask you just have multiple parties like five to ten nodes that host audit log right so to make sure that there's some level of trust over audit log instead of just one company starring in a database this is sort of the design of ripple right. That's like we're ripple did it's kinda what facebook lieber did Yeah i think. I think it's just different blockchain's for different use cases right. It's not that. Obviously if if there is the foley fully decentralized blockchain with super fast performance that will win for right but it just seems like that. You know there's going to be a compromise based on what your needs are today. you're fully centralized system right. Yes so the authentication side. Yeah okay got it and i guess. The most sensitive piece of infrastructure is that you're basically hosting private keys of everybody. Who's logging through magic. So so this is sort of the tech the infrastructure that we used from fort matic so we actually have a patent around. This is delegated key management. So we're able to manage. Private keys was actually seeing the private key itself. So all of these private keys are generated case marks. We don't use the case nurse. Sorry certain dollars. So yeah we generate these key hairs in the user's browser we don't generate it in our system so in any part of the flow. We never see the private key right. So then the predicates send through amazon cognito directly to amazon's key s which is like their hardware hardware security module so yeah like an index encrypted private he is sent back to the to the user and we store a copy of the encrypted partly not the actual private. So what's cooler. We actually discover this accidentally. Wait sorry yeah. How does the client the users client. Decrypt the encrypted. Privacy uses amazon cuck neo as a as a middle layer to okay so so they can hit so they have the encrypted privacy and then they can hit amazon cognito to decrypt it yet. The cognitive will give them access to the k. Ms right and then they can talk to the chemists directly to decrypt the keys. Got it okay. So you are delegating. You are effectively. You are effectively. Her roku for amazon cognitive. Yeah yeah yes that's how it is now. We do have plans to reduce the platform risk on just basing it on amazon. Hey man i mean you know. Pick a lot worse if a company to manage your platform right. Because they do they do really well in terms of security does hardware security modules right so we don't want to run our own data centers than stories so hiroko margins are great. What's the how how. What kind of margins are we talking here..
Software Engineering Daily
"li" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Extremely early days right. When do we get beyond this primitive world where all we really do with crypto is like speculate generate pixelated avatars. And then you have this alternate universe where you have inscrutable technology and insurance products that have no market synthetic assets that nobody understands surely. There's something in the middle of these two worlds. Yes so that's that's very good question right. And with every technology if the birth of every new sort of paradigm in tech it always kind of starts a bit like troll. You know so. So the p. c. didn't have much functionalities. I introduced you know for kids to draw using like paint right and then eventually just more program that's being built for it as it matured. They internet to in the beginning. People use it for like random stuff and like message boards and stuff right so i think with paradigm shifts like this yours. See a lot of noise in the beginning right. And as the market consolidates and more entrepreneurs internal space and actually tried to find real use cases. You're you're gonna see a transition over more practical practical use cases right. So i think you see a lot of games on crypto these days right so game is in many cases arte drivers of like new technology Even for like the more mainstream internet as we know today so young and also as you know we could. We could see you know. My ideal vision is that users don't have to know that is backed by blockchain or a crypto currency when they use an washing based application. It's kind of like why we don't say that. Hey i use an app. A sequel app. We just say we use an app but the app could be using sequel right and i think the same is for blockchain so we shouldn't be so blushing companies shouldn't just be blockchain companies. They're just companies and applications and blockchain sort of immplementation detail that they used to implement certain level of trust in their services like like for example. One really cool idea. you can possibly do with. Crypto is making new business models like for example. Imagine like what's app one way like a new. What's app was millions millions of users to use. What's app each user can stake. Let's say twenty dollars into their account. Like twenty crypto right. And then what they can do what this new. What's app can do. Is accrue interest was in decentralized finance the deposit and everything is transparent. There is for people to verified. There's a lot of trust involved there. So then what's this new. What's app can generate revenue based on the interest that they'll take a piece and then actually they can also redistribute the interest back to the users so by using what's app you can actually make money by using it and the company would make money as well and not have to be more exploitative and sort of sell people's information so hypothetically new business models like this could emerge from the mature dementia ring like blockchain industry. Okay has a profound example. You gotta give me a bigger example. Take take the ticket amazon. Give me the give me the amazon version. You give me the what's app version. I need to see the version amazon. I don't know it's a bit. It's a bit hard. Because amazon touches both physical and version. Yes so that's too much. is that too much. can you. the instacart version. I try to the blue one. Because i thought about it a bit so you know. As as scale ability in blockchain improves they would open us to more potential. Like i would say amazon. Competent competitors right now the the problem with aws. It's good price. You know for many companies but the issues. Now you're relying everything on. Aws like the essential infrastructure of your application is tied to amazon but that's sort of like privatize the roads and and basic infrastructure. Knees that we have right so so it is sort of owning all of that like basically the essential infrastructure in the digital world. And i think that's a huge risk right. So with crypto you may be able to decentralize some of the infrastructure like for example storage is what people look at a lot right. So how do you store data decentralize in a decentralized way there's people who've will be working as a technology to store faust in the central spend this in a way we're making money off of my storage. Yeah so you can sort of do so. I would recommend taking a look file coin which is pretty cool example but but basically imagine a situation where you can run a program and you can provide your data storage. You can stake a node right with some coin and then basically as long as you're providing this node service to let others store data on your servers you can actually make money. Or that's making that's making money as as host. It's not like the what's app example. Where i can use the service and also gain money from it. Yeah yeah i would say because infrastructure is such an important piece of the internet. I think ideally they should be decentralised as much as it possibly carry centralized but i probably still have to pay for it. Y- you'll be cheaper. Probably when more people provide the service got okay all right. Let's let's get back to the president so magic. What's your user base like these days like. What kind of after using it. Do you have any flagship people. you can talk about. Yes so under of mainstream applicable inside a user voice who is currently the The customers of of so user voice is a. That's like customer feedback tool customer feedback. So you know. A lot of customers go to their side and provide feedback. So they would they would like to improve security and also make the authentication experience super-slick right so the users have like almost zero friction to signing up. Got it so this is so user. Voice is using it for all of their customer feedback integrations. Yeah wow yeah so. That's pretty big. It's pretty good. That's like an infrastructure provider. Basically adopting your solution to use for all of their infrastructure customers. Right that's powerful. Yeah so a lot of our audience. How'd you get them to trust you. Well they came into our website after we launched last year and just helping them a call with them and Yeah we had had a conversation with with with matt. Who is the ceo there and Yeah they're willing to give it a shot and you know we built out several features for them over the month and that's how we can build a relationship and eventually launched with them earlier this year. What was the vetting process like. How'd you get. I mean you're essentially saying. Hey outsource the highest source or one of the.
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"Technical skill it's catering to the average consumer i want to provide the most seamless password usage recovery. Experience that also covers security as possible security. You know. I'm just trying to get my app off the ground. I'm probably not gonna care that much about security upfront. I'm probably not going to go with the most secure solutions upfront. I'm building instacart from day. One i've got enough problems. I'm i'm not right. Well that's why magic exists. Actually because companies don't want to build authentication themselves like every app knees authentication and if a company ends up getting hacked that's pretty bad. Over forty percent of customers never comes back. There's also liabilities around the damage caused by breaches. There's also you know necessary. Work around security compliance and privacy compliance and also ensuring that you're logging system works reliably and scale and would scale with your own growth so as someone building. Let's say like poc for new instacart. They don't want to think about all the stuff right but you need indication for users to interact with your app in the first place so why not pick a solution. That's really really easy to use. And give you that peace of mind to to basically worry about what's court your business rather than authentication are you an authentication company Yeah we are authentic right now. we're focused on authentication side of things. Do you compete with zero while the space have so much surface area. I don't. I don't think we're a direct competitor. A lot of people in authentication space does a lot of things right and for us we want to do you know basically the developer friendly sort of customer identity side really really well whereas zero an octa does a lot like workspace at entity have you have you worked with before have used it. I used it myself. I think as a company that provides so much functionality. I do believe that their content is quite good. How we're imagining the listenership is somewhat familiar with the oth- zero Okay short history of zero. it's developer friendly authentication as a service kind of the next generation of octa which wacked acquired them. How are you differentiating. The product direction from zero. Yes so i can imagine earlier. Magic is a lot about being future-proof right so a lot of these so let's just make a example here so you know the old guards in identity would-be like microsoft oracle. Ibm all these companies. And you have these. New newer companies like octa zero pain dot com one log in these companies are trying to shift the market into the next generation identity applications for these applications. A lot of are still based on technology that's decades owed whereas you know now. A lot of things are happening around us. You know like decentralized identity blockchain furger decentralizing sort of essential infrastructure for the internet. And all of that depends on. Pk is a public key infrastructure so without proper key management you know the older providers identity no will not be able to plug seems seamlessly into the more future proof. Ecosystems right you know like blockchain decentralized infrastructure but magic you know coming from the crypto and blockchain is those we do a really good job in terms of managing priva- kice right so so with that in mind you know magic is going to be the one after octa zero. So we're establishing our own category. As our future proof super super developer friendly and really compatible with modern tech stack sort of authentication solution if we think more expansively about this from the blockchain inclusive world of software off. Zero is proof of authority. You want to be proof of what basically for what we do. Is we managed to the private keys right. So we're we sort of help us manage the private keys and that allows is that. Let's say if a user one to take hold of their identity. They can export the keys right so this way. The user is winter locked in two zero. They can take their identity out. Move it somewhere else. It's going to be hyper portable and our goal is to eventually sort of the vision is to be a passport of the internet right so you know. Instead of just solving this for one of companies that need a quick authentication solution we one magic solution to be future proof to be scalable to be reverse sustainable rather than sort of this agregation of huge amount of ad entity and expose ourselves as sort of this this honeypot. We want to be able decentralize a lot of the things that we've been working on how we manage keys. How we do entity how we work with technologies like even s to potentially even stewart user data in decentralized infrastructure rather than sort of in our centralized warehouses. You're going after one of the biggest outstanding problems in the crypto space. If you go to a crypto conference and you pull the audience what startup in crypto. They're working on five percent of them will answer. I'm working on decentralized identity yet. Wire you the person who can solve. Decentralized identity yeah well you can't have identity without key management so because to store addity anywhere is really just data right. Like what kind. What format is the data. And where do you store do you store. Pf s deuce. It depends on what technology to use but the more urgent problem at hand is nobody can really use crypto applications because you need a download the browser extension to use it or some other app like a wallet app on your phone before you can even interact with the application itself. So there's a lot of barrier of injury for any user to interact with the more decentralized with more centralized applications so what magic helps is that we are the alternative to meta mask which is like a popular browser extension. That is very very appealing to the mainstream user because we make the whole blockchain experienced invisible. You can just log in with your email. Click magic link and boom. You're locked in automatically. Hooked up with a crypto. Keep hair right so so we make it super super easy and you if we don't end up owning the identity standard will be the enablers for many of these identity formats to reach mainstream. Because you know we're right now secure and add entity of over millions of users and that is growing about five to six percent of week right so he's actually green really really quickly and all of these users are now on a decentralized form of identity to do it no it now or not. The way i always describe meta mask is that it is the j. query of the crypto ecosystem. Yeah uses it. Nobody really wants to be using it to the extent that they're using it people. You still wanna use j. query today. Summarize for a quick hack jack. Yeah that's pretty much. What meta masks should be. It should be transient place to store a little money too. So that you can engage with.
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"Boats is definitely on the list. It's on this on one day. Driving is also another hobby. Mine have a sports car. I bought my first First porsche sports car. I think it was twenty one twenty two. I'm very portion. Allow almost says it's love. I love yet. I had a came at a time when i was twenty. One twenty two but After i got married switch to suv. Push k now i can. Yeah because i. I've said to lauren. That tesla tesla person. I think you're america. Yeah okay so this. This is what what i've had recently the porsche taycan. Yeah the electric missionary. It looks just looks. Ibm washing according meal. Expensive very expensive but it looks amazing for me. Like porsches like it's just the look back look like a career s something like that is what i really really like this other things. I don't like about porsche. That tesla has done a little better. Like i think the back of the portion of the people sitting in the back and comfortable. Yeah so lawrence constantly reminding me of that. She's like you know like if we have keyed sern never be able to like. Yeah you can take a couple years but when they grow up like subject yeah. It's funny you mentioned the testing. Because of a. I think that would be my next next car. Yeah which one maybe moto x. They got like massive change next year. The next year's model. Yeah so it'd be interesting to say the thing that fascinates me about electric cars is the amount of talk that you have a made it because i'm an acceleration go out and not a top speed. I love being able to move quick. But i don't need to go. Ultra ultra.
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"In the episode at all. Would love your support and would help us. In developing the intellect around the series. But without i go into. Let's get back into episode. I'm guessing you're still on the board of the company. Yes so would you see and speak to people on a daily weekly monthly quarterly basis. While i mean. I'm just i'm very super inactive in the business now because of cool I'm just. I'm just seeing on the board You know i'm still shielded of the business is spain's a few hours on the board meeting every quarter that will be it. You know my focus still in july of course but you still get that insider score some way of getting some inter- yeah for sure so july. Let's talk about that. We've interviewed item before anyone wants to listen to our into zoe. Now for the market a series. Yeah i learn oversee in my interview with item that he was running three thousand thieves time. You guys met at this cafe. You obviously had been chatting about something and then this. This idea of luggage came up. I think i and at the time it was the fact that he'd gone to. Dj's or something like that and thought like this processes is shit but you seems now in hindsight already had those four categories in your mind at some point that conversation just plug and i guess i was just curious like you know like what is you seen. I even as a potential car found that sort of clicked with you eight skills that definitely like complement mice gil said we we. We work really well together and the stuff he does. I can do and stuff i do. He can do. Yeah and above that. He's just a great person to hang out with as well. You know And that's what i love about because doing business and then if they is not just about making money as about having fun together yeah and I got a lot of fun..
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"Why because they've got that in the back of the mind like correct. Could this happen again. Incredible correct and so. That's why they're they because they've experienced that the very very tough mentally and physically as well as my parents you know my my dad was still wake up every morning. Three or four. Am and jog ten kilometers every morning. That's like i would never be able to about. My dad is like that kind of person. David gauguin's signed. Yeah oh my god so funny win go where your parents live now. In china still. I mean pre coal that they would come to australia once every year. And stay here for like a month to okay Just to spend time together You know join covert obviously. It's impossible to trouble here now. They just in china yet with my other siblings or like basically in the same city. Are you the oldest on the middle child. Okay so you'll you'll somewhat lucky so you don't have. I'm the oldest honda com. So that's inked. I think chinese asian colleagues responsibility. Correct correct i guess they were always looking to you for things. Yeah i know me a of guests like what's a lesson that stuck with them from their parents and it's sort of obvious to me that when you grow up in that environment when you living sleeping breathing around your parents work hard work with that. Athos are and a sport zoe about this and she said to you. What sort of being the biggest life lesson you've learnt in the loss dickhead in the last decade. Not the the time. When i was in china last decade. I think i think the lesson i learned in general. Is that a think. Australian living in australia is a very very very lucky and many people things for granted I think living australia means a lot of opportunities. We always say this in australia. Work just a little bit hard live harder than you know other people. You will make a lot of money. I think that's when the most. So that's why i think that's how i started doing business and does dot building brands. Because if you just do a little bit smarter and do work a little harder you can make something big. I'd agree with that. I think we're very rich country yet but we're also very relaxed and so it gives the individual who is hard working. The opportunity to really sean. I would agree with gordon. Immigrant family very hardworking immigrant..