Confessions of a researchaholic

January 3, 2022

House scientist

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:28 am

Sewing is physics.
Cooking is chemistry.

December 30, 2021


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I like to walk in a cemetery; it feels serene, solemn, and prompts me to ponder life from a different perspective.

December 20, 2021

Fallen apples

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:04 pm

Apples on the ground
Too many to carry home
Shared on a bench

December blooms

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 3:26 pm
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I am not sure if this is the normal season for flower blooming but here they are.

December 15, 2021

Multiple git personality

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:24 pm
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December 13, 2021

Featured on the Fresco gallery

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:18 pm
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Today I received a notification about my fifth and my first motion graphics featured on the Fresco gallery (the top left one at this moment). I am not sure how they picked these and that is not my favorite one but I guess that is how things work in the world (like paper reviews don’t tend to match my predictions).

Later, I asked Oscar the head curator who referred me to this medium post and this Behance blog about their curation process.

December 5, 2021

GitHub server maintenance

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:08 pm
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While chasing down a mysterious bug on a Sunday morning I realized that our “GitHub Enterprise administrators are performing scheduled maintenance”, so I went out later in the day feeling better work-life balance.

Thank you Todd! 🙂

December 1, 2021

Sinkhole tasks

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:08 pm
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Certain activities tend to drag me in and hard to get out, such as debugging and prototyping. To avoid crowding out other tasks, I try to schedule these sinkholes later in the day and start with these that I might skip over.

This is an orthogonal dimension with respect to the importance x urgency matrix.

November 21, 2021

Random encounter of a photography collection in a physical bookstore

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:57 am

Physical, especially boutique, bookstores are a rare species nowadays, and I am glad to walk into one today and serendipitously browsed Impossible is Nothing: China’s Theater of Consumerism.

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