Confessions of a researchaholic

June 18, 2018

Tour of hell

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 11:54 am
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According to the guided tool of hell in SF Asian art museum, what we experienced during our journey to hell is a synthesis of our own (negative) thinking and experiences accumulated during our life time, such as desires and regrets. To get out of the hell, we need to free our own minds.

I stood there thinking what kind of hell I would go through, and I counted (1) not spending enough time with people I care and (2) failing to fully realize my abilities to benefit others.



June 9, 2018

Suicide

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:34 am
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Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade;
Someone with my genetics and psychology will probably never understand;
I will just Kublai everything and anything that stands in my way.

May 27, 2018

Head buff

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Head-buffs, bought by and felt like my parents



April 22, 2018

Regret

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If I could foresee my entire life I might have made some choices differently. But since I cannot I have no regret so far.



March 13, 2018

Window glimpse

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The moment I saw you eating alone facing away from the restaurant window, I understood that I need to live long enough for you.

March 7, 2018

What I want my future child(s) to know

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:47 pm
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Find out what you want to devote yourself to, and stick to it without ever giving up. You will then more likely to have a happy, fulfilling life.

February 14, 2018

Employee number 88

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:19 am
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A colleague who has been with the company for more than 30 years recently retired.
During our lunch at his last working day, I asked him why he wanted to retire. He answered that he preferred his individual researcher + developer role more than management and team roles which tend to happen as one becomes more senior, and he also likes to spend more time with his hobbies in art and physics.

I joked that if I were ever forced to retire I would heist the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. But maybe one day that will change, just like I could not imagine I will ever get married when I was still in school.

January 21, 2018

Symmetric confusion

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:19 pm
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A few days ago a lens was knocked out of my eye glasses.
After carefully putting the lens back and ensuring that everything is in shape, the glasses still produced weird optical distortion.
Finally, I realized that the lens is symmetric in boundary shape but asymmetric in optical axis, and I have put it upside down.

January 15, 2018

溫故知新

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:29 pm
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I heard this teaching about life-long learning from Confucius when I was a little kid, but it took time to appreciate what it really means. Instead of assuming we will continue to master what (we think) we already know, constant reviewing what is already there in our heads and help learning what is new in the future.

January 3, 2018

Transformation (not sure good or bad)

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:19 am
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What I told students prior to a major deadline:

10 years ago: you should work hard as there is little time left.

1 month ago: go for the Kobe Bryant jersey retirement if that is important for you (later – BTW I am glad that Kevin Durant made that game winning shot).

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