This is the current homepage of James Pearson Hughes, known as Xiong Chiamiov across the internets.



A few weeks ago, as my long-delayed senior project was coming to a close, I started thinking about what I should focus on next. The real answer, as Jenee helpfully pointed out, is writing wedding thank you notes, but I’ve also selfishly decided to start again on Growing Up,... more


Roland TD-15K Review

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, so this is a long review in three parts. First, we’ll start off with a brief background on me. This will be followed by a review of all the components of the TD-15K and a conclusion comparing the drumset to the other... more


Software Engineering in Systems Administration

I am a Web Operations Engineer. While this encompasses a broad spectrum of duties, it boils down to ensuring ifixit.com spends as little time in failure states as possible. Or, to be more colloquial:

Ensure shit works.

While there are obviously technical problems abounding in such... more

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