Confessions of a researchaholic

May 21, 2016

Another benefit of Latex

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:44 pm

The difficulty to express some emoticons will force the writing to appear more professional.

o$( \cap \_ \cap )$o
$\odot \omega \odot$
@\_@
=$\omega$=
$^-\bigtriangledown^-$

May 20, 2016

System surveys

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:41 am
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Few people have the time and patience to answer surveys, even when they do they might not provide genuine opinions (consciously or not), and the sampling is inherently biased.

A well designed system collects data and analyzes users on the go; just look at Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

May 19, 2016

encumbrance

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:31 pm

A new word I learned in the context of spending grant money.
🙂

For those who still email “newsletters”

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:17 pm

You are out of your fucking minds.

May 12, 2016

Assassin’s Creed

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:17 am

The premise of this game is about bringing back one’s ancestral memory over centuries, which means I should not play it at all.
🙂

May 11, 2016

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:47 am
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Hi Jun, Qi, and mamba:

You know what kinds of students I am looking for.

They trust your words more than mine.

And the fewer students I have, the more time I can spend on each of you.
🙂

Thanks!

May 10, 2016

Confidence is reflected at one’s worst

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:24 pm

(If you cannot see the content above, twitter is blocked.)

Managing emails

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:29 am

Sometimes when I received too many emails, I just deleted them all, and counted on that important ones will be resent again.
(I watch all svn/git commits and Moodle boards, so my research and teaching were never affected.)

When people asked why I did not reply their emails, I apologized with the above reason, so that they knew it is not personal.

This appeared to be working fine so far, but follow my strategy at your own risk.
🙂

May 9, 2016

Recursive interviews

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:20 pm
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When you were interviewing the candidates I was also interviewing you.

You opened yourself like a book.
🙂

April 30, 2016

Strength in numbers

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:12 pm
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In his PhD application, a student indicated that he is collaborating with a famous professor on a recent SIGGRAPH project.

I asked that professor about the student. He told me that the project has 20 students (most are not co-authors), and the particular student is probably not even a secondary helper.

In comparison, most of my projects so far involve 0 or 1 student, and none over 2 students.
🙂

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