Confessions of a researchaholic

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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Marc Levoy joining Adobe

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It was great to (virtually) meet with my PhD adviser after all these years. I was trying to discuss collaboration and he told me that he just wanted to catch up.

I have been bumping into the same group of people throughout my career; maybe we are a small community.

July 31, 2020

Decomposition

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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.

July 28, 2020

Gift from the cat

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The neighborhood black cat seemed to express his affinity by occasionally laying dead rats around the house.
I spotted this one in the backyard earlier this morning, but it disappeared when I tried to draw it in the evening; fortunately I have a reference photo taken earlier for backup.

July 26, 2020

Memory of a silverfish 衣魚

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I spotted a silverfish in the morning, which reminded me of those I constantly saw in my grandfather’s numerous ancient Chinese texts, which he refused to throw away any despite repeated demands from my grandmother. (Is this house for people or books to live in? 這房子是給人還是給書住的?)

He started to teach me classical Chinese when I was in kindergarten, and told me several important and unconventional lessons, such as: do not trust everything in the history books, better to beat others with my brain instead of my fists, and never let others control my thoughts and actions.

July 25, 2020

Breakfast memory

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:40 pm
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I drew from visual memory a cut avocado that has been a regular part of my breakfasts.

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Breakfast memory – oil paint with #adobefresco

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