Confessions of a researchaholic

March 27, 2022

Character morphing exercise

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:14 pm

This is part of the exercises for lesson 6.

March 26, 2022

Dictator meeting room

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:07 pm
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In a meeting few days ago a colleague was sitting alone in a conference room, which, due to camera angle, appeared much deeper than it really is. We joked to the colleague that he looked like a dictator sitting at the end of a long table, and he immediately moved closer to the camera.

March 24, 2022

Burnout from a thousand little tasks

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:05 pm
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A task might not seem to take much time or efforts to complete, but if we take on all of these coming our way, we will run out or bandwidth before too late.
Better judge each task as part of the whole (work-life) optimization.

March 22, 2022


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:47 pm

Every flower is a unique wonder if we care to observe.

I can hear you but not see you

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:49 pm
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This frog was clearly in a good mood, and, maybe also confident about his camouflage, continued his loud vocal even when I got close.

March 20, 2022

Sapping tree wound

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:34 pm
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A branch has been recently chopped from this tree leaving a wound still dripping fresh sap, whose touch and smell I wish I can record.


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:55 pm
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Before the industrial revolution humans got enough physical exercises in their daily routines without needing extra workouts or diets, which are signs of unnatural design for the modern environment and activities.

Should our cities be centered around driveways for cars, or walking/biking lanes with public transports?

Why are we sitting in front of stationary devices instead of walking around manipulating objects for work?

March 19, 2022


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:35 pm

Animation exercises for lesson 7.

Putin and Xi facial overlay

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:03 pm

The cover image of the March 19 2022 Economist issue told us that Putin has relatively larger eyes than Xi.

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