Confessions of a researchaholic

August 19, 2016

svn to git migration

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:02 pm

In the process of migrating some svn repos on my server to git repos on github (public) and bitbucket (private), I found the following migration process works well.

. Import the svn repo to github. It worked for private svn repos that require authentication (as in my case).

. The github repo will be public. If you want a private repo, import the github repo to a private bitbucket repo, and delete the public github repo.

I looked at the revision history and it appears to be well preserved.

I have tried direct import from svn to bitbucket but it did not work, probably due to file system structures of my svn server.

August 18, 2016

Milestone of seniority

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:09 pm
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August 17, 2016


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:52 am

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” – Lawrence of Arabia

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

So how about those who act on their dreams from the night with open eyes in the day?

August 9, 2016

Performance inflation

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:36 pm

When I was a PhD student, having 1 SIGGRAPH paper meant graduation, and 2+ for a top research job.

Now, having 1 SIGGRAPH paper meant admission into a top PhD program, 2+ for graduation, and 3+ for a top research job.
(20+ for a tenured professor or partner researcher, but few of you need to worry about this yet.)

Anyone who (still) thinks my standard is too high: feel free talk to Jun Xing, my first HKU advisee, about his current experiences in internship and job hunting.

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