Confessions of a researchaholic

July 24, 2022

Lufthansa inflight snacks

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A 1-hour flight between FRA and PRG would naturally not provide much food or drink, but I like the quality and simplicity of a bottle of water and a piece of chocolate.

July 17, 2022

Moving around at work

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:58 pm
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After my turn of presentation in a recent intern seminar about how to write research papers, I took a break mandated by the eye-break program installed in my computer. Instead of moving around elsewhere as I would usually do, I stayed in front of my computer to attend the next presentation, but moved a bit to avoid staring directly into the display. Later I got a message from the meeting host reminding me that everyone can see me stretch in the virtual meeting, which I replied that everyone should do that during a long meeting!

A related thread from Cornell about the importance of moving around during work instead of just standing or sitting (or remaining in any other stationary poses).
I think knowing how to take care of our body is more important than knowing how to write papers.

July 16, 2022

John Wick

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:03 pm

While waiting for boarding at FRA I downloaded John Wick 1 + 2 in Netflix in anticipation for the need of some stylish actions without complex plots during a long flight, but did not manage to watch them until coming back home. I kept my device in airplane mode meanwhile as I am aware that these two movies are not available for streaming in the US.

July 15, 2022

James Webb

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:58 pm

The astonishing beauty of the images captured by the James Webb space telescope is a reminder that we are capable of extraordinary achievement, amid all the economical, political, biological, and environmental chaos.
The fact that the telescope almost did not make it (delays and over-budgeting) is also a lesson all by itself.

July 9, 2022

EGSR in Prague

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I have thoroughly enjoyed the EGSR conference and the Prague visit, and wish to have more time to explore this fantastic city.

I did not have time for drawings aside from a few very quick finger sketches on my small mobile phone, but plan to draw some from visual impression later.

July 4, 2022


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Upon arrival at FRA I learned that my connection flight to PRG was delayed to the next day, so I took Lufthansa’s offer for free taxi rides and hotel stay in Kronberg, which turned out to be a very nice town with a historical district (including a castle) and nice restaurants.

July 1, 2022

Dead bee

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:26 pm

Another dead insect!

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