Talk by Clay Shirky in Web 2.0 Expo

May 1, 2008

My shared stuff

April 25, 2008

If you are my friend, please share stuff with me!

2006 NBCR Summer Institute at UCSD

April 25, 2008

Just come across this link: Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2006 Summer Institute

While there are many highly qualified applications for the scholarships, decisions were made based on the applicant’s background, poster quality, potential for collaborations, and the UCSD Principles of Community

Nine applicants were selected as the 2006 NBCR Summer Institute Scholarship Recipients. Each recipient is required to present a poster during the poster sessions at the Mini-symposium. 

Congratulations to the following recipients:

Dakshanamurthy, Sivanesan. Georgetown University.
Fuhrman, Kit. University of Central Florida.
Hertz, Susan. Columbia University.
Michel, Julien. University of South Hampton, UK.
Moreira, Irina S. Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Pati, Arati. University of Houston.
Song, Xianfeng. Indiana University.
Stokeley, Daniel. University of Oxford, UK.
Xu, Fei. Rutgers University.

Put it here as my memory:)

“Happy New Year 2007” video

April 20, 2008

Just digged this up from youtube. The video is made by some of my friends.

Encyclopedia Britannica Now Free For Bloggers

April 20, 2008

It also allow blogger to link its article on the web by using its widget. Here is an example


Selling my car

April 20, 2008

I am selling my car, which will be available to buyer after June 15th since I am leaving for a job in other country.

The car is 98′ Honda Accord with V6 engine. We bought it in May, 2006 and it runs great! We are asking for $5800, which is significantly less than the KBB price. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in.

Ad Title:
98 Honda Accord EX Sedan 4D
$ 5800 obo negotiable
98 Honda Accord EX Sedan 4D, Green, 88,000 mile 

V6 3.0 Liter VTEC
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Tilt Wheel
Single Compact Disc
ABS (4-Wheel)
Cruise Control
AM/FM Stereo
Power Seat
Dual Front Air Bags
Moon Roof
Premium Sound
Alloy Wheels

KBB Private Party value: Good $6,330

The car will be available after Jun 15th, 2008

Plz e-mail me at or call 812-606-9741

I am tired!

April 15, 2008

As my title says, too busy is not actually good.

Iphone’s glass is easy to break!

September 9, 2007

Today as usual I put my iphone into my pocket. After I passed through a desk and accidentally hit with the desk’s corner (does not hit too much), I found out the iphone’s glass is broken.

Though I heard iphone’s glass is very hard, it turned out not to be the case. I will need to pay $250 to get only the glass fixed! Bummer!! That’s more than half the price!

Here are the picture for my broken iphone:


Femlab: an easy-to-use FEM packages

September 1, 2007

We got a 7-days trial license for Femlab last week. I started to evaluate it today. The result was pretty impressive.

It took me about an hour to install and an hour to finish its mini-course. The current version (3.3) has much improvement on its usability than the previous version (like 2.0) that I have evaluated. An unified IDE is used from the very beginging (The geometry modeling) to the plotting on the results. The only thing you need to worry about when using Femlab is your model itself and nothing on the mathematical details, which may worries a lot of scientists. The finite element solver is surprisingly fast even on my crappy macbook. The only thing I found inconvenient is its drawing tool which is too simple and too primitive.

Overall, Femlab is a very good package.

Workout refill me energy

August 30, 2007

I am getting heavier and heavier! So, on Monday, I decided to start my workout plan. On Tuesday, I bought the gym pass and also one year of locker. On Wednesday, I started my workout plan and run for half an hour. Today, I swam for 10 loops (Don’t know the distance for one loop. ) The strength of these workout has not reached my limit. I wanted to make my body get used to these workouts gradually.

I would expect these workouts would drain me of energy and hopefully by doing these, I would lose weight! On the contrary, to my surprise, the workouts refilled me energy! I usually get tired in the late afternoon and can not do much in the evening. But yesterday and today, I could focus and do much more things in the evening without feeling tired!