Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Replacing monitors with projectors

If you study computer science but don’t use computers, you are screwed. I have eye problems with monitors and used to be reluctant to use computers. But luckily, I’m not screwed. I managed to set up computers without using monitors, so my long-lasting eye problems are solved. The solution is to use a projector instead of a monitor. Continue reading

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论脸皮的厚度

Should we “pretend to be completely in control”?

近几年,我的脸皮似乎越来越厚了。例如,明知自己是唯一没提前做好功课的人,却硬要在听不懂术语时打断、提问,这是我过去绝不好意思做的。又如,明知自己语言文学差、视野局限、造诣不深,却还蹦出来写博客,班门弄斧,请人笑话,这也超出了我过去的想象。

哪里变了?是因为水平提高到了自信不会贻笑大方的程度吗?不,还是自知的。对于自己的短处变迟钝了吗?不,还是敏锐的。不知羞耻了吗?不,还是难为情的。那脸皮怎么会变厚? Continue reading

做饭入门小经验

Beginners’ tips for cooking acceptably tasty and healthy Chinese stir fry

最近有种“难怪他们都说做饭简单啊”的恍然大悟感。回想过去三年艰难的学习历程,总结一些对我省时省力,对高手也许是常识性的小技巧,与广大初学者共勉。主要写炒菜,因为快、简单。*

普遍建议

现场看高手做!尤其向做的口味自己爱吃的大厨学习,学他们处理特殊情况和省时省力的技巧。 Continue reading