Confessions of a researchaholic

November 18, 2022

Security kids

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:59 pm
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When we grow older others will seem younger, and one day everyone will look like a toddler.

November 16, 2022

Bottlebrushes

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:34 pm
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Short walk and quick sketch
helped me relax after all
these meetings before

November 13, 2022

Rodin garden

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:23 pm
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After museum
closing drew sculptures to
kill non-extra time

November 12, 2022

Autumn maple in a windy day

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:31 pm
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Fall maple in a
sunny afternoon made a
good drawing session

November 8, 2022

Deep focus

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:54 am
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Recently I realized that I have not spent enough time for deep thinking and I can notice that my ideas started to suffer. Some of the causes were self-inflicted, such as letting myself distracted by meetings, slacks, or emails.

Regaining self-control is in order.

October 15, 2022

Forgotten Z-transform

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:16 pm
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A cousin asked me a question regarding Z-transform which I already forgot about.


October 12, 2022

I saw the moon but almost missed the cat

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:53 pm
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The round bright moon was hard to miss during my evening walk, in sharp contrast to Melon the black neighborhood cat.


October 9, 2022

A pair of shoes with colorful interior

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:51 am
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On the doormat rested this pair of shoes bathing in sunlight shining through the door glass.
What is the design intention for their colorful interior and bland exterior, maybe giving the wearer the internal confidence that she doesn’t have to show off to the outside world?

October 4, 2022

Your life experience is no less valuable than your career achievement

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:29 pm
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In a meeting with a collaborator she told me that she is starting her post-doc in Tokyo and plans to work on an additional project during her spare time. I shared my thoughts about exploring Tokyo (and Japan in general) and how I regret for not even visiting the great wall during my 3-year stay in Beijing (I was considered a workaholic in MSR Asia).

If you just relocated for a new job, explore the new city/country/culture/food/people/etc. instead of just your work. As I progress in my life I miss more about not exploring a place than having an extra career achievement.

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