While doing research, I often find myself wondering: “What’s the state-of-the-art result for XYZ right now?” I just want a tool that returns the summary of the latest SOTA research. My usual go-to place is Google, but I quickly realize that Google often returns:
- papers that have a lot of citations, which means they are old.
- articles that discuss SOTA systems. Again, these articles can be a couple of years old.
- irrelevant results that share the same name as XYZ.
At best, I have to skim those results. At worst, I don’t find what I’m looking for at all (I might if I go to the next page results but who does that?) [See the rest of the post and more information on the script that I wrote on huyenchip.com]
I was walking home from work today when I saw a man listening to what looked like a stethoscope, except that the earpieces were on the ground instead of someone’s chest. There was water spilling from the ground around him. Continue reading “[Day 876] I’m a street doctor”
I didn’t want to watch “Crazy rich Asians.” I tried to read the first book but gave up after a few chapters because it was obnoxious. It is filled with descriptions about how rich rich people are. What am I supposed to learn from that?
I also hated it that the first time Asians are represented on the big screen, it’s about the crazy rich. I can’t relate to them. Where are all my crazy poor, hardworking, discount-hunting Asian homies at? Continue reading “[Day 836] Crazy poor Asians”
Today, I realized that it felt pretty good telling other people that you’re helping your friend move. First, it lets people know that you have friends. Second, it makes you appear to be a great friend. Continue reading “[Day 825] ’90s babies”
Simon asked me to come to a robotics event with him at Google X, the moonshot factory. I was psyched — there’s such an air of secrecy around X. The only problem is that I wasn’t invited. Some friends at X asked around for me but unfortunately, the event was full (s/o to Nick and Stephen for being homies). Simon told me to come anyway. If I couldn’t get in, we’d just grab a drink.
Continue reading “[Day 823] Google X”
Some friends messaged me that I seemed rather down in my previous blog posts. I appreciate their concern and I’m happy to say that the down phase is over. I’m doing great. I’m feeling great. I rarely have the urge to just lie in bed and do nothing. When that happens, it’s because I’m a bum and not because I’m sad. I even went on a date. I was so awkward that I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t want a second date, but this still made me happy. The butterfly feeling I had in my stomach before the date let me know that I can fall in love again. Continue reading “[Day 822] Dance your way through life”