Monday, April 25, 2005


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Monday, April 18, 2005

WMSCI 2005

I first know of this incident from a local Chinese newspaper. Well, fantastic! I can now write as many paper as I want. Something that most interests me:

(1) The response of the conference organizer (btw, why is it always the same person?): Oh he must be an expert in the theory of peer review. He quotes so many journal articles to support accepting "non-reviewed" papers. Even more, when authors asked for rejection reasons, he also cites so many literature to support him not providing reviewer comments. This sets the standard so high; I suppose I can never be a conference organizer if I need so much knowledge about this.

(2) Although I can generate as many papers as I wish, I probably couldn't get them into this prestigious conference, because as stated in their conference website:
Acceptance decisions related to the submitted papers will be based on their respective content review and/or on the respective author’s CV.
Given that I have such a poor CV, I must have no hope of getting them accepted.

(3) Could someone tell me whether the "get me off the fxxking mailing list" paper is accepted or not?

(4) They accepted 2904 papers last year. Wow! Can I also know how many papers are submitted?

(5) I generated several papers for myself. One is titled "Internet considered harmful", and another cites my own "paper" co-authored with D. Johnson (D S Johnson?) titled "Contrasting IPv6 and vacuum tubes"...

Thursday, April 14, 2005

google talk looks very interesting in first sight, but very often it only gives "did did did did DID..." or simply stucks somewhere.
For someone, be sure to try it with "obsession with xxxxxx".
I've also tried "bill gates is"...

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

homepage visitors, yet again

I only realize by now that people from countries as diverse as Singapore, Spain, Austria etc. looked into my page about research. But more interestingly, the "403 Forbidden" page has a new usage (other than cheating people away): someone googled "forbidden" and landed on my page...

Monday, April 04, 2005

CityU (2): the office and the PC

Now the office. I'm in a room with 5 other people. This office is designed by a genius, with a 3-feet-in-diameter "pillar" (I hope this is the right word, you know how bad my English is) standing right inside the (small) room, and it is right behind me.
Beside it is a pile of unused "Legend" PCs, monitors, etc. I thought I'm in the department of computer recycling. But one thing I like is that it is very difficult for others to look at my screen.

And the PC. Actually they have plenty of PCs around, just that my boss has some PCs of his own (project grant??) and somehow his students can't dig it out without using several hours. And the network card is so special that it can't be automatically detected and used. The technical support gives me another network card. By the way, while they put almost all departments in the same building, they put the CS technical staff in another building.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

CityU (1): the job

Ok, so I have finally got a PC and a network connection, and I can write something here. Um... when should I start?

The very first question: why am I here? That's because my old boss want to kick me out, and in order to kick me out quickly he has to find another place to put me in. I am staying here for maybe a short period of time only, depending on whether my boss succeeds in kicking me over the Pacific Ocean... or maybe not.

Originally, my job title here is "research fellow". But in the very last day before I took up the job they realized I have not obtained my PhD yet, and they immediately demoted me to be a "senior research assistant". (Yep, I think so, but I'm not really sure...)

Friday, April 01, 2005

April 1

This is not an April Fool's joke, and I'm now working in City University of Hong Kong.

There are too many "interesting" things happening these days, but I may have to write about them only in the coming days.

This is because this "computer" science department is too busy preparing April Fool's jokes, and can give me a computer only by 5pm in my first day, and then I still cannot get it to the web. So this post is made in my home computer, my first network connection today. And I cannot do my usual office-hour activities like watching stock prices and deleting junk mail...