Confessions of a researchaholic

October 17, 2021

Immigration policy

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:14 am
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Luck and coincidence put us inside of the border, separating those who might be smarter, tougher, and no less deserving to be here.





October 16, 2021

Impression of a museum guard

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:56 pm
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In a quiet Saturday afternoon when there were more guards than visitors in a recently re-opened art museum, I observed the unique combination of facial mask and head wrap of a particular guard who paced around me.

This is one of my most favorite paintings in the Anderson Collection.

October 5, 2021

Image-based home repair

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:12 pm
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A ceiling light remained broken for years which I could not figure out how to repair, until today when I took a photo and found via Google Lens about recessed lighting.

October 4, 2021

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:12 am
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I would do this if I have an infinite amount of time. But my life is finite, so I have to weigh the opportunity costs.

October 3, 2021

De-gentrification

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:04 pm
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San Francisco seems to be under a de-gentrification process since people started to leave during the pandemic.

October 2, 2021

Visual impression of a tattooed guy who sat the entire afternoon in front of a bell

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:47 pm
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There were guys loitering around this little plaza (Mac Dutra Park) in the intersection of Main St and Kelly Ave in Half Moon Bay.

September 30, 2021

Betsuin (branch temple)

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:30 pm
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I did quick roadside sketch of this building on my moto-x4 phone while waiting for a dinner takeout, and plan to visit its interior next time.

September 29, 2021

Kamimoto String Instruments

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:42 pm
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There is a certain charm to be inside a traditional string instrument shop and be surrounded by all the parts and tools.

September 27, 2021

Confession time

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:01 am
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After updating the c/cpp/m/mm files of a product code repo knowing only c++ but not object-c I finally came around to read some tutorials about the latter today! Fortunately the two differ mainly on a syntactical level so I could grasp the basics pretty quickly.
I plan to do a quick pick up of Swift at some point in the future.

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