Beginner’s Guide from physicist (1): Sheng Ji’s first-time players’ strategy cheatsheet (升级上手指南)

There is a popular card game in Chinese community called "Sheng Ji". The rules are very involved, especially for first-time players (at least for me at the beginning). After some trial and errors, I summarized the strategy in the following: 1. There are only two teams. (Let's call them A and B.) 2. A round … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide from physicist (1): Sheng Ji’s first-time players’ strategy cheatsheet (升级上手指南)

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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?

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

Dumpling and Christmas (3)

previously on Dumpling and Christmas: (1), (2) Physics in dumpling stuffing making When you minced the meat and vegetable and want to mix them together, every experienced dumpling maker will give you the same tips: stir it in only one direction, don't revise. Otherwise the stuffing won't stick together. Do you know why? The stickiness … Continue reading Dumpling and Christmas (3)

Dumpling and Christmas (2)

previously on Dumpling and Christmas: (1) Different cooking philosophy Here comes the interesting differences between Chinese cooking and Western cooking. When we came to US, my wife and I were amazed by the similarity of baking a cake and doing a chemistry lab. Every step involves calculation and measurements. The result can be strictly predicted … Continue reading Dumpling and Christmas (2)