Confessions of a researchaholic

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 induced changes

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:20 am
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For about a zodiac round from 2005 to 2017, I have been working and living mostly alone in different parts of the world. So, the recent travel restriction and remote work policy simply put me back in my previous solo mode.

This business quarter (or maybe the next few ones) could shed light on whether and how working away from the office would affect productivity. I guess it depends on the job functions (e.g., research scientists versus sales manager), individual styles (e.g., introvert or extrovert), and family situations (e.g., young kids at home).

Like biology, diversity can be beneficial in political systems as well, shedding lights on how they fare under different scenarios.

It is not clear how much practical benefit the Trump EU travel ban has, but at least he is sending the kind of political message that is expected from him, and probably a less racist one compared to the Mexico border wall.

The team that is hurt the least from the NBA shutdown is the one I supported, which went from 3 championships and 5 straight final appearances until last year to the bottom dweller this year (largely due to a key player injured by a flagrant foul). I am personally not that interested in seeing other teams winning championships.

March 8, 2020

Mongolia trip dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 1:06 pm
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I was flying to Mongolia (world map with fly route and Mongolia border).

Upon arrival at the airport, I looked for gate 20 for bus exit (looking at the terminal map).

Somehow, I went to south gate 8 for Eva lounge filled with hello Kitty stuff (casino like setup).

I went back to terminal, trying to print my photo from a computer as required to board the bus, and found out it is 11:35 am so missed the hourly bus by 5 minutes (computer terminal on the right, terminal window on the left with the road and bus stop visible).

I then woke up at 5:27 am (March 5 2020).

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Mongolia trip dream #adobefresco

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March 7, 2020

Information flow

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:11 am
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Watching the real-time electric power flow among the grid, solar, battery, and home, I like to be able to see similar flow visualizations for our buildings (e.g., heat, water, gas) and bodies (e.g., calorie, cholesterol, blood sugar) so that we can be more informed to take care of our internal health and external environment.

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New toy at home

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