Sunday, January 30, 2005

journal paper bug?

No, not exactly a bug.
In a journal paper written some time ago, I used an operation supported in someone else's data structure to perform a particular operation in my problem. It turns out that the particular operation of the data structure is not exactly the thing I want for my problem... but, fortunately, when you look at it closely, you can actually use other operations supported by the data structure to do exactly the thing that I want, in the same running time. So if someone questions me about this, I can say I only skipped a lot of details...

Friday, January 28, 2005

homepage visitors

I have been looking at who's watching my homepage, and well, recently:
  • One of my coauthors was googling his name (in a non-English google), and then visit my homepage. But he stops at the formal page.
  • Someone visit my homepage at... 9 am??

Thursday, January 20, 2005



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拿,我知你係到架,做 mud 唔出聲?默哀?犯法架!唔係?咁仲唔雞咁腳走?

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

who moved my thesis

A few days ago the newspaper reported a PhD candidate committed suicide because "he lost his thesis". I should probably keep my thesis in a safe place, and make more backups...

Actually, a copy of my MPhil thesis should be in the department library (CB313), but it has disappeared for quite some time (1 year?)...

Saturday, January 15, 2005

no post...

No post for a while... I'm quite busy recently, revising journal papers. They either get stuck in referees' hands forever, or they all come back together.

The editor of the journal which I mentioned in the previous post emailed me again, pushing me to submit a revision quickly "to ensure a fast turnaround time". Shouldn't it be me saying this?

Thursday, January 06, 2005

2 years

So, a paper submitted to a journal two years ago is finally accepted. But now I've completely forgotten the stuff and I'm puzzling at some of my own proofs that ain't questioned by the referees. After thinking for a while, I believe the proof still works, well, "in principle"...

Monday, January 03, 2005

19" LCD monitor

After some broadcast-email "discussion" within the department, we get the new 19" LCD monitors today.

A bigger monitor reduces the number of scrolls required when viewing large-size high-resolution girl photos, therefore reducing the amount of time spent on these things in office (assuming the number of photos to be viewed remains constant). Hence, this increases our research productivity...