Monthly Archives: January 2015

containment

The mutual resentment between my father and my wife has escalated to a point of no return. The comparison between my father and hers is inevitable. As the years progress, I grew dismal myself at his tantrum. While her stubbornness … Continue reading

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the universal appearance of transpositions in math and cs

My first serious encounter of the idea of transposition came with the famous card shuffling model, pioneered by Diaconis and Shahshahani. The model is solved exactly in terms of convergence rate in a variety of metrics. The Kac model is … Continue reading

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Daily log 3

One advantage of using boring title like ‘Daily log %d’%3 is that I can stop attributing slothful hiatus to lack of creative title. On the contrary, to external audience in a commercial setting, title is one of the most important … Continue reading

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Daily log 2

Yesterday was relatively uneventful. I woke to greet our house guests, friends of my wife. I couldn’t suppress my inner grudge that we seem to be living in a one bedroom apartment these days, with one room relinquished for the … Continue reading

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Parent spouse relationship

I realized today that it is no trivial business to maintain a happy balance between various family members, most notably between biological relatives and conjugal ones. In my family, the conflict is most accentuated between wife and father. First, they … Continue reading

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Daily log

Today I almost had a fight with a colleague due to disagreement about experimental decision. I feel that his thoughts are murky and adulterated by the desire to find excuses to our incompetence. In addition, he is against any suggestion … Continue reading

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Religious recourse to sentimental frailty

How curious is it that the word “jealousy” ends with the note “lousy”. Indeed, one preoccupied by this unhealthy feeling is bound to produce lousy work, and lead a lousy life. Throughout my intra-pubescent life I have been relentlessly consumed … Continue reading

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