Confessions of a researchaholic

February 12, 2023

A quickly way to identify representative works of someone

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:50 am
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I was trying to identify representative works of a friend, so I just went to his FB profile to see what he has bragged about recently.

January 23, 2023

Asian competitive advantage for SIGGRAPH

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:30 am
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I liked to joke that Asian folks have a competitive advantage for SIGGRAPH since its deadline is usually before the lunar new year, but this year proves a rare exception.

Neither matters that much to me anymore, though.

January 16, 2023


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:38 pm

Sometimes I am envious about people who can stay in bed after waking up in the morning; I either feel bored at that time or have to record a vivid dream before it is gone.

January 12, 2023

Last day of Adobe sabbatical

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:47 pm

Today is the last day of my Adobe sabbatical, which, as far as I remember, is the first official time off in my entire career.
I never felt the need to take a work break, but the sabbatical will expire if not used soon, unlike other types of day offs that could be accumulated/retained for longer.
I am glad I took it though; even though the duration (20 working days after 5 years of employment) is shorter than a typical faculty sabbatical but is still long enough for me to reflect on things that I wouldn’t thought about otherwise.

Aside from a little bit of research which I considered to be fun (reading/reviewing/revising papers and collaborating with students), I have spent almost the entire sabbatical with my family whom I haven’t visited since the onset of covid, walked/hiked a lot around different places, learned more about (physical) acrylic painting, found out (and dealt with) some health issues that I was too busy to even notice, and realized that I no longer care about some stuff that others consider important (and which I used to or thought I still do).

January 13 2023 add on:
It appears that Microsoft is adopting “unlimited time off” like Adobe.
Since I didn’t take any day off with Microsoft, all my remaining time off got converted to cash on my last day.

January 1, 2023

Narrow street in an old neighborhood

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:07 pm
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There is a certain charm of this old neighborhood with narrow streets in danger of being encroached by the surrounding new high-rise constructions.

December 28, 2022

Who do we want to be

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:02 pm

As we grow older, it becomes more challenging to set clear goals. In our youth, we may be influenced by societal expectations to aim for a certain job or social standing. However, as we get older and gain more experience, our career and life paths become more diverse and personalized. It is easy to get caught up in our daily grinds and lose sight of what we truly want for ourselves. That is why it is important to take time to reflect on where we are in our lives and where we want to go, regardless of our life stage.

December 27, 2022

Layered mantou

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:38 pm
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I drew it before eating it for breakfast.

December 18, 2022

Kame house

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:47 pm
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Quick finger sketches on a moto-x4 phone during a teppanyaki lunch gathering.

December 10, 2022

Window view

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:00 pm
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Looking out a window imagining a hypothetical quarantine that did not happen.

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