Confessions of a researchaholic

July 25, 2018

Wild boar

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:19 am
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Important message from Executive Vice-President [of HKU]

Dear colleagues and students,

The University was informed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) that there had been an incident of a wild boar attacking pedestrians at Lyttleton Road Exit this morning (July 24, 2018).

For safety sake, please stay at a distance from any wild animal, and if possible, please avoid walking close to the hill side. The AFCD will visit the campus tomorrow and provide professional advice and appropriate actions.

Any sighting of or encounter with wild boars on or near the campus should be reported to the University’s security team immediately.

July 23, 2018

Regret

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:39 pm
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A rising star in HCI pinged me about my physical whereabouts. I asked if he would like to drop by for a visit, and he told me that he was here last Friday for the fellowship award ceremony, which I skipped to get some work done despite the UR manager knocking on the door.

Like many wise people have cautioned, we never regret not doing enough work.

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

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:42 pm
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Head-buffs, bought by and felt like my parents



April 22, 2018

Regret

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:39 pm
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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

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:43 pm
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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.

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