CAT: thoughts

  2019-07-05

I don't think so

It's a common scene comparing ancient time vs. today, and the common context of such comparison is that people in today's world, enabled by information revolution and its technologies, is overwhelmed by these bits in term of sensibility, thus deriving a conclusion that either we are becoming less ...

  2019-07-03

Self-selected bias

I wonder, whether the bias that I feel, is actually self-selected!?

This occurred to me when I was browsing Slashdot at lunch, and started to realize that as a pattern which applies to everybody, you will only click into the comment for the titles you find interesting — this sounds very ...

  2019-07-02

The wrong elite

Hmmm... this video is very...disturbing.. and the comments below are even more so, disturbing.

Before anything, I think this person is a thinker. It's actually very good, and I think he is very smart and observant, and he certainly is not following some made recipe → he is formulating ...

  2019-06-28

Another Friday

I don't know how to put today. Another Friday, sunny, humid, hot.

This is the last day for many who were affected from last round of layoff. Ran into a couple people I know yesterday and this morning. Though I barely know any of them personally or through work ...

  2019-06-26

Venezuela

A country I only know by its name, Venezuela. Yet it's on the NPR news these days, and the country is going through some terrible times. The world feels, turbulent, really — US policy is aggressive that it's on war with China, with Iran, with just about everybody, and ...

  2019-06-23

Make passport photo in Gimp

Once a while I need to make a 2x2 for official document such as passport. It's annoying if I need to go CVS paying $15 for a digital while myself owns a whole bunch of lenses and am proud of myself of taking good photos.. well, I guess this ...

  2019-06-08

China's Opportunity

Found this on Reddit. China and all your patriotic supporters, don't take this view. It's annoying, and will not make you strong.

This must be a super upsetting day for Noah, after a super good day for him and me yesterday, that he brought home his EOG report ...

  2019-05-24

Cup of Joe

I like this place, like the smell of roasted coffee beans, like the fragrance that left in your mouth after a sip ...

  2019-05-16

女子图鉴

Man, after watching the 東京女子図鑑, then the beijing version, I can not stand the shanghai version at all!!!

What is wrong with these story tellers!!? I mean, really, what is wrong with you!? Can you, honestly, give some thoughts of what the original Japanese one is about, and be a ...

  2019-05-15

Life like a turtle

Walking back from gym a moment ago, passing the 奈何桥 I was always joking about with her back then. Nice, cool late Spring day, beautiful weather, beautiful sunshine, beautiful sky, almost beautiful day. Out of the glittering sun reflection off the pond, there was this lazy dark patch floating over ...

  2019-05-13

Reflection on technology

Stanislav Petrov

This, is an excellent topic, excellent!! I love it.

We need reflection of technology, of the terms tech talks use to promote themselves and to dwarf others. I have argued before that the so called 弯道超车 is ridiculous and outright disgusting. Period. This implies to take a shortcut ...

  2019-05-12

Mars

Noah and I had a curious conversation. While pulling off the highway towards the Reader's Corner, I asked him to ...

  2019-05-09

Globalization

I have been thinking about the word "globalization" in the last couple days. I used to use it a lot during my MBA days as if it's a magic word that fits into any topic, any slides, and made it look instantly a good one, thus bringing me good ...

  2019-05-02

Emotion

I have been listening to this midnight talk show by this woman/girl for the last few weeks on and off, and found it quite fascinating, not that it's sentimental and discussing the eternal topic of love that is guaranteed to acquire attention and discussion and audience. I found ...

  2019-04-29

Plagarism

This is a stressful day. What a day! Everything started on the normal footing, until I looked at emails in the inbox and saw a comment of my writing being an offender of plagarism — wow!

Indeed. Wow!

I don't know what else I could say about it. Up to ...

  2019-04-17

History, choice

This is a tough one, actually, because the topic is really deep. In this aftermath of the Nortre Dame fire, the idea of restoring the damage immediately comes to everybody's mind.

Inevitably, however, there are always, two choices — to rebuild it as it was, or to build it as ...

  2019-04-15

Music

There is magic in music. There is.

I'm listening to this song, a song I have never heard of, and the singer I have never heard of. Yet, it makes me so sad, so sad. It's not the words, not the performance, not the story in a MTV ...

  2019-04-12

Frustration

Yes, I'm very much frustrated, last night in particular, that I'm getting fed up by the bullshift question seeking for decision, while at the meantime the other party gives little information, and has pretty much made up mind already of what they wanted to do — so hell, why ...

  2019-04-06

Stay connected

It is indeed quite a long time, 21 years. A friend of mine reminded me that, this year has been the 21st year since we knew each other. This is also the age of the internet chat I would say, because we met each other online, as an early adopter ...

  2019-03-24

Ten years

I'm scared. I had an uneasy sleep last night, worrying about a lot of things. In particular, I worried about time, about myself getting old. At age 46, it seems absurd that I'm feeling old. Yet, that's how I'm feeling these days, and it is not ...