Confessions of a researchaholic

January 23, 2021

git brunch

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January 21, 2021

Dream on 4:30 am January 21 2021

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:33 am
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Sometimes, a dream is a continuation, expansion, or exaggeration of events in real life.

January 20, 2021

Ugly lemon

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I found this one on the ground, which seemed to be saying:
I might look different from my cousins in food markets, but I am still a lemon.

January 19, 2021

Being attentive

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:25 pm

I was reading this book chapter about a group of poker players at a game table, some closely observed every play and some just focused on their own thoughts.
The former can learn others’ habits and adapt their betting strategies, while the latter can bust out even with a mathematically good hand.

This made me realize that I could have paid more outward attention and less inward looking to the different situations I have been in, from daily conversations/meetings (too much self distractions) to international jobs/travels (too little observation these different people and places).

This also relates to a maxim of meditation, of being present, which can enhance happiness and productivity.

January 18, 2021


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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get the jab before vulnerable people in poorer states.

If we continue this line of reasoning, is it fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to receive more heath care, social welfare, etc., than vulnerable people in poorer states?
How should we define fairness across different groups of people?
Is such fairness achievable or desirable?

Money, discipline, and life

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Without enough disciplines, money, talent, or other resources cannot solve our problems, if not create more.

January 16, 2021

January 14 2021 3:15 am dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:01 pm
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I tend to have very vivid dreams (David Lynch plots combined with George Lucas visuals), at least for these that I woke up to remember, which I tried to depict to the extent possible within my visual memory and artistic skill without much sleep disruption.

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January 15, 2021

Genetic donation

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:22 am

A discussion about sperm donation came into my mind a few days ago.

All biological beings are built to spread and continue their genetic legacies. However, I should also be responsible on how my genetic future will match, grow, and further spread. And thus consider one-way blind donation unsuitable for me.

January 14, 2021

When technology becomes like science

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:38 am

I was having a dream in which one day our technology becomes so complex that we lose track of how things work and have to approach them like how we study nature in science.

January 11, 2021

Fallen apples

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:11 pm
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Recently there were a lot of fallen apples around my back yard, some of which became my breakfasts.

January 7, 2021

Water bottle

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:29 pm
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I just wanted to quickly draw something simple and smooth.

January 4, 2021

Smoke animation exercises

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I am ready to move on to the next lesson.

January 1, 2021


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