Confessions of a researchaholic

December 14, 2019

Quick sketch of a cafe customer

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:53 pm

Mainly to compare Adobe Photoshop Sketch with Autodesk Sketchbook which can record time lapse on mobile phones.

December 13, 2019

Quick sketch during a meeting

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:55 pm

Afterwards, my colleagues are having beers, while I just want some hot chocolate.

December 10, 2019

Quick sketch of a break-away body part

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:15 pm
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while I can still feel it.

I need to be gentler to my own body, which no longer heals like the Wolverine.

Rotten orange sequence

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:14 pm

Mold growing on an orange reminds me of humans growing on earth; the natural instinct is to consume available resources until nothing is left.
I doubt if humans have the collective discipline for sustainable living.

PS: Orange mold should be safe for humans, but it started to smell weird so I finally dumped it in the compost bin.

December 5, 2019

Networking/recruiting events

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:23 pm

Personally, I never found networking/recruiting events very useful, especially those requiring registration fees.
It is OK to go to parties to have fun and increase the chance of random encounters, but networking by itself is a quite shallow goal.
All my best and deepest connections and recruits are established via other means, mostly shared interests.

It is much better to spend time and efforts to motivate others to find us, which in turn can help networking and recruiting.

I am not the only one saying these; see also here and here.

December 3, 2019


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:17 pm
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Confidence is not about knowing I am good at something; instead, it is about sucking at the bottom and still being able to win.

I did two drawings on a long distance flight.
The first one I drew from memory, taking me a lot of time and still sucks.
The second one I drew from a frozen in-flight movie frame in only a few minutes.
I wish everything can go as smoothly as the second drawing, but life moves forward regardless.

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