201905 毕业季

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作者:筷子🥢(来自豆瓣)
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去洗衣服的路上,我听见公寓同一层某个房间里的一个男生哭喊:”…我终于毕业了…穿上学士服了…拿到offer了…为什么还不够…要怎么样才算够…” 猜测是在和家长抱怨/哭诉?

这几天又是一年一度的毕业季,朋友圈里好几个学长学姐都穿上了好看的学士服,在校园里庄重的林肯雕像前、青绿色的草地上、碧蓝的湖边留下洋溢着喜悦和收获的照片,或与好友、伴侣、家长同框,去往大公司和名校…其中不乏提前一年毕业/取得荣誉学位者。真好呀真好呀…

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SetCaseSensitiveInfo

I use a 256 GB micro SD card as my main storage of schoolwork files. Today when I try to execute make at D:\...\p4, it fails because there are supposed to be two files with names Sym.java and sym.java. Windows file system by default is not case sensitive, so ‘make’-generated sym.java overwrites the original Sym.java, hence the problem.

I did some searching and found that you can enable case-sensitive for a folder with WSL installed. Just run the following script in powershell/cmd (admin mode):

fsutil file SetCaseSensitiveInfo <your-folder-name> enable

However, I cannot do it on my SD card, as it will always show Access Denied. Therefore I have no choice but to move my p4 to somewhere in drive C:.

Econ!

虽然Midterms考的不咋样,但我越来越喜欢经济学这个专业了。

3月18号我和advisor Alicia聊了整整一小时,她从这学期的课聊到选课,告诉我了很多资源,一直聊到找research,还祝我滑雪开心。

宏经教授Alder人很好,上课也很有意思,尤其是第一周推荐了Planet Money这个podcast。我现在出门路上就听这个。3月15号的这一期讲到了中国的打假,很有意思。

夏天上两门online的经济课,秋天2门cs两门econ加一节历史,期待。

BTW,Office系列的新logos很好看。

20th Birthday

March 20, 2019 is my 20th birthday. I woke up at 10:30 am (too tired after skiing yesterday), went to work and returned home at 4 pm. Had dinner with Wilson, Marvin, and Daniel at ICHIBAN. Had a nap until 11 pm (Spring Break is the best, yay). Some thoughts:

I just found that March 20, 2019 is the Spring Equinox this year (4:58 pm -0500UTC). So it turned out I was born at the beginning of Spring / end of Winter! Unfortunately here in Madison there isn’t much to enjoy in Spring/Fall (compared to my hometown Yancheng, China or Boston, MA).

My family need to fund me $45,000 (¥300,000) for the rest of 2019 on tuitions and living expenses. I can probably earn a total of $10,000 this year through my part-time job and summer research. I can’t thank my parents enough for their raising and support. But in the meantime both they and I feel pressured because my higher education is a huge investment! Fortunately I will graduate with no debts so that I can live a relatively relaxed life during prime years.

I’m a practical guy. I need the high wage and visa sponsorship of a major US company to pay back my parents and earn a self-accomplished life. I value certain things more than others, so my main everyday spending is just rent, meals, electronics, and that’s it. From my own opinion I don’t think I can take care of myself well in the near future, i.e. having a healthy, regular lifestyle, so no romantic relationship for me! Well that’s not all bad, as I grow up I realize my life philosophy is basically “seize the day while taking responsibility.” Actions bring consequences and being able to take responsibility for your own actions is cool and a sign of maturity. I regret some of my past actions and don’t want to add new regrets in the future. Quoting lyrics from Congratulations:

My mama called, seen you on TV, son
Said sh*t done changed ever since we was on
I dreamed it all ever since I was young
They said I wouldn’t be nothing
Now they always say congratulations
Worked so hard, forgot how to vacation
They ain’t never had the dedication
People hatin’, say we changed and look we made it
Yeah, we made it

My goals for my age of 20 are: a summer internship in 2020, a publication of my research work, an app of my own, good grades, good relationships with professors and classmates, good ranks at programming contests, and of course, a healthy body with good moods.

I shall fulfill my goals and chase my dreams. I may be tired but most happy. I shall not envy others for their accomplishments. I wish I could say “I made it” in the future.