Friday, February 25, 2005


恭喜恭喜 ! (雖然過左咁多日先記得講)「麥兜菠蘿油王子」獲香港電影評論學會 「最佳電影 」獎 !

Thursday, February 24, 2005


So when can we stop having this either cold or humid (inclusive-or) weather?

Monday, February 21, 2005

homepage visitors again

I now believe there are strong connections among HKU people in US: people from 3 different universities in US visit my updated page within half an hour...

Sunday, February 13, 2005

mahjong at Chinese new year


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

conference spam

Many of us have received a lot of (almost) spams for conference call for papers and participations, and it is very interesting that someone responded by submitting such kind of "paper" (see also this blog entry).

By the way, I'm receiving maybe the 4th cfp from COCOON. Every time the bulk of their email is not the cfp but the 400+ recipient on the mailing list. You have to scroll down 150 lines if you really want to look at the cfp. I never know COCOON is approaching the status of some Multi-conferences...

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


After making the fine decision of rejecting my SODA submissions for two consecutive years, this year they accepted two papers citing my rejected papers, including a 2-page paper that cites both rejected papers.

Hmm, anyone recruit people by counting citations?

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


I just bought a second-hand lego mindstorms Robotics Invention System 1.5. Not the newest version 2.0 but the difference is not that significant. This comes at a fairly low price, particularly when considering that the previous owner didn't play with it much; bricks are like new and some are even in their sealed bags. The RCX (the microprocessor) works, although I didn't have time to test it fully yet.

So at last I can say I'm not playing, collecting, or "frying" lego, but doing research in robotics. Except the same old problem - no time...