Table of contents


Social, Sad, Survive.

Survival Guide

May 21, 2015

When I go to a new city, I always want something like a survival guide. How does people eat there? What do people usually take for transportation? And it all becomes a mess when you don’t have Internet access, or you can’t find that basic information you need if you travel too far away from home.

May 22, 2015

When I learn computer science, I always want to find a survival guide. Vim has one, and Emacs also has one. It is the kind of thing that just teaches you enough so that you are able to use the tools or write in that programming language, but nothing more. The advantage of a survival guide is that you will only learn the necessity, so it doesn’t take a long time. After that, you can start to explore it and learn what you really need by yourself.


May 27, 2015

I am terrible at being social. I admit it, and appreciate it that people can point it out. It is the deep feeling of stressed and nervous that stops me approaching others. For me, I’m half on the road if I can start talking.

So I will try to do this next time I have any opportuntiy talking with others – try to understand, and be interested in what others are talking about.

Sid Meier’s Civilization

May 30, 2015

I remember those days when I just sat down and play one or two rounds of games. Sid Meier’s Civilization is one of the games I love to play. A round of Civilization takes a long time. Depending on how much time you have, it ranges from one day two several weeks.

I played the game on Saturday for a whole day. It’s funny that after such a long time I still loved playing the beginner level, but I thought I just loved the feeling of domination.


September 28, 2015

This post is just about yet another sunset on the ship.

There was no sun – it was behind the cloud. There was no people watching – except me. And there was nothing significant – nobody shouted “Wow”. It was a normal sunset. The ocean reflected the light, waving hard to an unknown destination. People were laughing, shouting, and eating dinner.

But there was something different. As the ship moved, waves of water were pushed outward. Together with the wind coming inward the ship, spray appeared on the edge of each wave, making all the scene unreal, looking like an ocean created by a computer algorithm.

Yeah, but the waves were there, and shouting – what a beautiful sunset.