Confessions of a researchaholic

March 25, 2015

Pedro turning into a werewolf

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:03 am
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This is yet another vivid dream I had earlier this morning.

I was waiting in line for I3D electronic theater with Pedro, chatting with other folks happily.
All of a sudden, he bent over the floor and started to vomit.
His bones deformed, with nails were protruding out of his fingers.
One of the two bear-like eastern European guys standing around us bit off Pedro’s right index finger tip, and that settled him down.
The eastern European guy told me that my bite would not help, implying I am a vampire.

March 7, 2015

Why living forever is probably a bad idea

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 11:51 am
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Even if under optimal physical, mental, and social status:

. It will eventually become very boring.

. One cannot participate in evolution and thus becomes inferior (barring technology like dynamic genetic splicing).

. If the universe eventually ends it will drag you down to some unknown horrible state.

Reincarnation, or some form of jumping between different intelligent species, seems much more fun.
:)

September 18, 2014

Gecko brothers

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 7:35 pm
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Better walk to hell at our free will than ascend to heaven under God’s command.

June 13, 2014

Vermeer geekification

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:18 pm

One part of me wants to algorithmize everything, while another part wants to preserve the vintage of manual art, like romanticizing about an alternative universe in which light sabers can beat laser blasters.

March 31, 2014

Lullaby

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:28 pm
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Street noise
Is like a lullaby
For city boys

December 25, 2013

Cat pose

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:43 pm
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Cold winter day
Sitting on a warm hood

December 22, 2013

Two recent movies

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 11:51 pm
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Every computer scientist’s wet dream:

Every computer scientist’s nightmare:

September 28, 2013

The Klingons

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:47 pm
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Imagine you are a Klingon warship commander. After going through some hyper-warp to arrive at an alternative space time, you find that all Klingons are in gentle servitude to humans.

This is what I felt about the HK technology industry as a SF bay area computer scientist.

PS
If you are a Klingon in that alternative space time, work with that commander so that you will not turn into a pussy.

August 7, 2013

Father’s day haiku

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 7:10 pm
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A Y-chromosome
passed from dad to son
unchanged across millenniums.

July 28, 2013

The matrix concert

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 1:54 pm
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I went to the Matrix in Concert with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Don Davis, who is also the composer for the Matrix trilogy.

Basically, what they did is to play the first matrix movie with music accompanied by the orchestra.
I enjoyed the show for a variety of reasons: I am a fan of the original movies, the visual setup (black dressing + green lighting) is fitting, and the music integrates seamlessly with the movie.

The most interesting aspect is that the music adds (yet) another layer of performance + reality, over the original movie, which is already layered. The music starts with the opening scenes and ends after the end credits. So the entire show starts before the movie starts and ends after the movie ends. In a movie theater, most audience would walk out during the end credits, but we should sit through this one. (It was very funny to see a few folks who left during the end credits.)

What has not changed is that I want to be agent Smith if I can choose to become one of the characters.
:-)

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