When technology fails, your backup plan better be robust

http://youtu.be/_Xwz89VGESQ Just like what happened in the middle of my presentation, when the first choice didn't work, your backup plan better not fail you again. In modern days, cellphone obviously are the first choice when we need to call someone. But when cellphone fails us for whatever reasons, those phone booth on the street are … Continue reading When technology fails, your backup plan better be robust

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Are you serious?? re: mit.edu got hacked

Boys, I like Aaron a lot and admire him. But I got to look for a postdoc!! Otherwise how am I going to get cereal and milk for my son next month?? And MIT IT department, can you get the site back on within next hour please?

Don’t repeat yourself, unless with style.

Don’t repeat yourself (DRY) Every distinct concept and/or piece of data should live in one, and only one, place. Redundancy is bad. Normalization is good. The framework, within reason, should deduce as much as possible from as little as possible. In most occasions, repeating is a waste of energy and resources. When we do need to … Continue reading Don’t repeat yourself, unless with style.

Most people will feel happy and be proud when he/she knows that he/she does something good to the world, and he/she will appreciate other people's, especially the friends' compliments on those accomplishments. This is the reason of most social media activities. This should become the driving force in open source movement.

a short note on passing my thesis defense

This little note is written to memorize my passing the dissertation defense. Thank you everyone in my life for all the supports during this amazing journey. It took my some time to develop the wisdom of knowing being smart only gets you as far as the best vulnerable fighter, one is only invincible when he stands by … Continue reading a short note on passing my thesis defense