Confessions of a researchaholic

August 18, 2020

Wild fire

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:37 pm
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Given our performance so far against the covid-19 pandemic, how would you rationally expect we can deal with environment damage and climate change?
With the current trajectory, humanity may not last beyond 100 or even 50 years.

August 17, 2020

Liquid trail animation exercises

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I only felt like doing one but did the second for variation.

August 16, 2020

Flower day lapse

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I was planning to draw this bud every day until it completely dies off but something unexpected forced me to stop on Friday August 14 2020.

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Flower day lapse

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August 9, 2020

Exercises in secondary dynamic effects

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 11:29 am
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The looping wave motion is more difficult to create than I expected.
Two of the earlier mistakes include a standing wave and a “smoke” that moves up and down.

After watching a candle fire extinguished by wind, I tried to capture the essence the memory via drawing the simplest possible animation.
Without looping, it is easier to create a jumpy fire followed by a rising and distinguishing smoke.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CDrhJBqHZVi/

August 8, 2020

Bud pair

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This is a very quick oil painting. I plan to draw a time lapse of the flower life cycle.

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Bud pair – quick oil paint with #adobefresco

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Sharing paper source with publisher

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Some publishers like ACM might ask for the source files to compile the camera ready papers. My understanding is that they need the source to tune the paper format, instead of publishing the source. Thus, it should be OK to share the source directly with the publisher.
If you have concerns about internal annotations such as author discussions not meant for the final paper, just clean up the source via arXiv Latex cleaner or something similar.

August 5, 2020

Popularity contest

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A group of interns posted their projects on an internal expo and solicited popular votes with ferocity last seen in the 2016 Republican party presidential primaries.

Meanwhile, one intern submitted a paper to a top venue even before the start of the internship, and is now spending time revising the conditionally accepted paper, filing a patent, and collaborating with a product team, instead of campaigning for popularity among other interns.

Our time is very limited. As a research mentor, it is my responsibility to guide you towards what is important and steer you away from what is less so.

August 4, 2020

Morning energy

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Bananas probably have one of the highest benefit-to-cost ratios among all food: nutritional, healthy, easy to consume, and low cost, despite their lack of genetic diversity and (like other fresh produce) perishable for storage and transportation.

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Morning energy – oil paint with #adobefresco

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July 31, 2020

Decomposition

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:48 pm
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The disintegration of a dead body is its reintegration back to the nature, and inspires me to decompose my sketching.

July 29, 2020

Library outdoor pickup

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I walked up to the wait area, told the librarian my name, and received the book in a shopping bag.

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