Photo Gallery!

I added a photo gallery using this cool Gallery Generator, a Jekyll plugin that generates galleries from directories of images. I had been looking for a good way to embed photo galleries to a static site for a long time but didn’t succeed until I found this plugin. I really like the minimalist style of this plugin which fits my site (I am not an advocate for minimalism in life, but I like a lean and clean website : )).

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It took me a while to get dependencies of the plugin due to ruby version issue. And the previous jekyll serve and jekyll build commands didn’t work anymore after installing and upgrading the dependencies. Instead, I used the following commands:

bundle exec jekyll serve
bundle exec jekyll build

Do I sound more like an engineer now? I should, right? It is Bay Area! I have learned so much about the static site and many other things in the past year at Netlify. Still learning…I should summarize the previous year in another post. I am not an engineer by training and it takes me a long time to learn how to build and deploy a static website. Now Netlify makes it much easier! I can’t speak for you, but for me, it is such a great feeling to tweak the design of the website, constantly concentrate on making the website as clean and efficient as possible, and most important, you own the code! The open source community makes it even more fun. You can borrow others’ work and blend it into your project. It is like playing Lego. We share all the pieces everyone in the community has been creating. We enrich and empower each other.

I will spend some time to sort out the photos I have in the next couple weeks. My laptop crashed suddenly in Feb 2018. Nearly all of my photos were lost except a small portion saved in Dropbox. There were tons of memories that I wanted to keep and an equal amount that I wanted to let go. You don’t move on, you move with, with all the experiences that create you and become part of you. Those are the reasons that you are who you are today.

I don’t use most of the social media, no Facebook, no Instagram. I have a Twitter account but rarely check.

I use WeChat (Not because I like it, but it is very popular among Chinese and my family and friends in China are using it. In a government controlled country, people can only use government censored tools.), SMS and email to keep in touch with family and friends. Use LinkedIn for professional network. I prefer to share thoughts about profession and life in a more centralized, structured and deep way that helps me to organize my mind.

For a bookworm, writing...

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"Knowledge is what we know. Also, what we know we do not know. We discover what we do not know essentially by what we know. Thus knowledge expands. With more knowledge we come to know more of what we do not know. Thus knowledge expands endlessly. ------ C Radhakrishna Rao, STATISTICS AND TRUTH"

It is the end of 2018. My post about some of my thoughts in 2017 feels like yesterday. I...

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Something...sexy......

Sherlock Holmes is no doubt the most attractive fiction character for me (But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is not my favorite novelist, Milan Kundera is). I got “The Complete Sherlock Holmes” the second year in middle school, a book with 1000+ pages. I was so obsessed with it and the obsession filled my adolescent years. I used to put the book under my pillow and read it every night before bed (Yes,...

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Free Will Conundrum (2)

面对困难时应该感到幸福。 [爸爸]

It is for 2018. Happy New Year to the world! On the first day of 2018, I want to lay out a list of questions without answers and some books related to each. Those questions will be with me in 2018.

Q1: How much free will do we have?

Let’s start with the...

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Free Will Conundrum (1)

It is for my 2017. Whenever I look back, my life is equal parts wonder and blunder. Many things that I believed to be true are untrue now. As an analogy to a term coined by philosophers of science, the pessimistic induction , because many of my beliefs have been wrong, many of my beliefs are wrong …… How can I reconcile my messy value system? Stay foolish; Stay open. Ok, let’s back to the...

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