Sometimes, a push in the back is what one needs to move forward, regardless how she is fully aware of what happening surrounding her or the right decision to make. The astonishing voyage of Professor Randy Pausch is that kind of catalyst, a sequence of childhood dreams come true, and an optimist man shares his life in the racing with the death sentence of pancreatic cancer in no more than six months. Read More
This movie makes me feel like riding a roller-coaster of emotions, from ‘ehh’ to ‘wow’ then ‘nooo’. For the same reason as Inside Out, I feel have got enough of those new animation styles, which is no match for the era I was born, when artists used actual paint to create Snow White or Robin Hood. Besides, who cares how feeling feels, or a heroic young boy chases his musical dream,…pft, whatever. I can close my eyes and instantly tell you numerous patterns which a story could follow, from my experience in competing my dad to see who can guess what comes next on usual TV show. Therefore, I could proudly challenge people to tell me a story that I can barely know the end before it explicitly stated. Read More
After September 12 Apple-event, the news of the new iPhone X and its cutting-edge facial recognition technology, namely FaceID, run all over the place. Besides a big leap in price in mobile-market making people suddenly be aware of their internal organ value, an inevitable question pops up about the reliability of FaceID. On one hand, it’s totally convenient to look at the screen and the phone automatically unlocks itself. On the other hand, such kind of privacy protection was proved to be imprecise from time to time and could be faked by a whole bunch of simple (or not) tricks: a photo of the owner, her video, or even a 3D model. Read More
While writing these lines, I feel extremely disappointed and outrageous at the same time. Before coming to any conclusion, let me remind you that I am a Vietnamese as well, so this means no offence in any sense.
I now in a middle of a Bioinformatics summer school, in which fortunately I was accepted to be a TA. Needless to say, this means a lot to me – one of the first steps in my academic career and helps me to explore what I am capable of and do best. Read More
Lately, my supervisor asks me to set up an academic web page, which is an inevitable thing anyone should do in their academic career, especially in Computer Science. With a little help from friends, I eventually figure out a general way to make one. Read More
This book review is about my overall evaluation after finishing the book. In addition, not only do I summarise the key ideas in each chapter to provide more insightful of the lessons I have learned, but I also try to share my thought relating to personal experience. The book consists of 7 chapters, which I spent 1-2 hours for one chapter per day, though the contents vary in difficulty level and some require basic prior knowledge about probability. Read More
The first time this book raised interest in me is when it was mentioned in the movie Conspiracy Theory (with Mel Gibson played as main actor). Thus, I am wondering why a New York taxi driver, who always has his own explanations for every events occurred on the news related to interference from government, is obsessed with buying a copy of theCatcher in the Rye every time he found one. Recently, I have a chance to find the answer on my own. Read More
Those who lost the meaning of their life, shall find this book as a wonderful instructor than nothing else.
Under the view of outsiders, the life of a shepherd is a monotonic picture. It is a full boring circle of sequence of actions repeated day by day, where the flock of sheep are herded to the pools and fields in the morning, feed there, and herded back to a random shelter to stay at night. Fortunately Santiago, the shepherd, does not suffer from this and sees thing in different lens, in fact the most exciting one, because he chose to do this job, not otherwise. He refuses a stable place in his family farm to become a shepherd, to explore the word, to go further than any farmers in his village have ever been, to go further than any shepherds in Andalusia have ever been. This story, which may start earlier than it is written, is about the adventure of a shepherd searching for his treasure from Spain to Egypt, which in turn a big metaphor for every life on this Earth. Read More