Challenges everyday

Never expect an ordinary day doing routine stuff in a routine way. A day full of challenges and problems would be then leading me to a brand new direction. Never stay comfortable, always think desperately of what should be done now and next.

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Good thing to have a second car in LA

I’ve been taking a bus from and to school for almost a year. It takes normally 35 min for one-way trip. If I want to spend more time in either school or home, my sleeping time has to be cut off. So it is time to get the second one, though no enough money for a brand new one. The one I bought is actually a good car, Honda Accord 2002, high level configuration with moon roof and leather seats (never useful for me from the eternal past to eternal future).

The good part is that it saves a lot of time, at least one hour per day, for me, and I can even go back home for dinner with the family, and then still have sufficient time to come to school and finish some work. On a special day that my wife has to go to some kind of gathering, I even drove the kids to the supermarket, and taste some deserts with them without being blamed by the mother (we all have bad teeth 😦 ).

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pitiful, but happened

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/30/we-need-to-talk-about-ted

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time for a new start?

Always facing challenges as usual. How can one turn impossible to possible. It is the darkness in the heart block one’s eyesight. That is the biggest trouble that humans wastes their everyday life, and dump the time and energy into the drain.

We are working on clean and cheap energy. Would this kind of stuff be appreciated by the society, if it is cheap? Hopefully it is cheap in price, not in mind.

What kind of research do I want to do?! It should not be just a fashion show. Put my previous thoughts into the trash can, and shake head to what I am doing. Stop!!! Don’t do things useless.

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Boheng, ranking 100% in his class

My wife found a paper note left Boheng’s backpack. It was sent from Mrs Cedar, Boheng’s teach at his school, saying that he is ranking the top level in the recent test in his class. He does not understand much, while we asked him to explain. Never expect that, and it just happened.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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no option is the best option

For quite a few months, I ‘ve been thinking over the issue about options for my future career. It is the options that made me confused, just like easy to get lost at a crossroad. Many factors came to me at the same time, making it hard to reach the balance. Every factor is trying to dominate the whole thing, and I have to focus on the most important ones, and make a reasonable decision.

Eventually when there is no option, I shall see the best one. Time to go ahead forward boldly.

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How much difference can we bring in? IMPACT is everything.

Yamagata University has Engineering School located in Yonezawa city. In the past 20 yrs, the averaged annual publication number is around 150. Citation reached 3000 times per yrs in the past three yrs.
Prof Junji Kido is a researcher in the Engineering School. During the same time period, his annual publication number is around 10, less than 1/10 of the sum of the school. His citation, however, reached 1000 times in 2011, which is 1/3 of the total citation in last year.
Total citation of Prof Kido’s publications reaches ~8000 times, 1/4 of the sum citation of all SCI publications from the school.
Single grain of rice can take the scale, and one man may make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the difference I can see so far. Data speak with power.
Web of ScienceSM
Citation Report I
Address=(Yonezawa)

Timespan=All Years. Databases=SCI-EXPANDED.

Published Items in Each Year

The latest 20 years are displayed.
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Citations in Each Year

The latest 20 years are displayed.
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Results found:3987
Sum of the Times Cited [?] :37765
Sum of Times Cited without self-citations [?] :32525
Citing Articles[?] :27385
Citing Articles without self-citations [?] :25303
Average Citations per Item [?] :9.47
h-index [?] :61
Citation Report II
Author=(Kido J)

Timespan=All Years. Databases=SCI-EXPANDED.

Published Items in Each Year

The latest 20 years are displayed.
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Citations in Each Year

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Results found:200
Sum of the Times Cited [?] :8251
Sum of Times Cited without self-citations [?] :7789
Citing Articles[?] :5850
Citing Articles without self-citations [?] :5720
Average Citations per Item [?] :41.26
h-index [?] :39

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Random thinking

Hints to thoughts

There is no aircon on the campus on weekend. That means you’d better take the days off or struggling to work at home.

I am young and carrying nothing, but I still take elevator. That means I need to be thrown    to a dry and weary land so as to strengthen my body and soul.

I am not doing my job properly. But I don’t feel guilty. I am not working efficiently. But I don’t take any responsibility. Then there must be something wrong with both me and the whole society.

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