Pefection is an obsession
A fabulous self-organized rafting trip on Yumpa river, my first multi-day rafting trip
Longs Peak, summitted after the first failed attempt six years ago.
|05, 2011||University of Michigan placed the 2nd in ACM-ICPC, the best rank in history.|
In a tragic car accident, two students of the University of Michigan lost their lives in a trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan. I have never met them. But when I first came to the US and joined the same university in 2003, I believe I was as touched by the beauty of this country as they were, and I was equally careless and unprepared. Around the same time that year, we set off for the same trip. We were safe on the road, but there was an incident when we did not bring a headlamp for a late afternoon hike. We got out safely after dark, thanks to my perfect night vision at that time, only to find that the car battery had died because I forgot to turn off the headlight. Of course there was no cell phone signal.
Had fun hiking Mt Elbert, but missed the flight at Denver in the evening :(
Grand Canyon day hike
|02, 2010||Shanghai Jiao Tong University won ACM-ICPC world champion the third time. After Stanford and St. Petersburg IFMO, SJTU is the third university to have ever won the champion three times.|
|03, 2009||I have completed my Ph.D program, and joined HP Labs, Palo Alto.|
|07, 2008||Mt Rainier, summited
|05, 2008||Near death experience. Day hiking around Mt Kailash, so called Kora, a 32-mile journey, highest point 5,700m. Almost passed out at the highest point, and then caught a snow storm after dark. I was alone and had no navigation equipment except a handwritten map. Being extremely desperate, I started to pray. Around midnight, a local guide found me on foot. What a miracle! It is indeed a holy mountain.
|06, 2007||Mt Whitney, 2nd 14er, a strenuous day hike.|
|05, 2007||Mt Shasta, my first 14er.
|04, 2007||Had a fabulous skiing season. Started at Killington, VT on their opening day, and ended at Crystal Mountain, WA on their closing day. The trip to Chamonix, France is definitely the climax.
|12, 2006||An adventurous trip to Mexico.
My first time to climb above 17,000 ft.
|09, 2006||A group trip to New River gorge, West Virginia.
Rafting is dangerous! :-)
|7/01-7/04, 2006||Camping in Northern Michigan, a group of 22 people. Such a fun trip. I love the summer in Michigan.|
|5/13-5/23, 2006||Traveling to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The trip raised my bar for travel and outdoor adventure.|
|04/28/06||Traveled to Netherlands. The most beautiful countryside I've ever seen.|
|03/09/06||Who says life in Ann Arbor is boring? Vienna Philharmonic is here with us!
|12/10/05||First trip to Spain. Totally obsessed with Antoni Gaudí. To quote from Lonely Planet,
"Gaudí personifies, and in large measure transcends, a movement in architecture that brought a thunderclap of innovative greatness to an otherwise only middle-ranking European city."
|10/12/05||My first sight of lovely XBOX 360, and Bill Gates.
|07/31/05||My first skydiving trip, amazing and torturous!
|07/22/05||Third time to Yosemite National Park. Half Dome trail, I did it!|
|05/16/05||A fabulous road trip to Canifornia and an exciting internship at HP Labs.
|04/06/05||Shanghai Jiao Tong University won ACM Programming Contest world champion, again!|
Being practicing video making lately. Check out this
A Summer Day in Sequoia National Park (Canon 5D mark ii steadycam) from Yin Wang on Vimeo.
Shot entirely on a steadycam with Canon 5D2 during a day trip to Sequoia National Park.
Most shots are random captures during a few short hikes along the highway in the park.
Music: Enya - Orinoco Flow
Lens: 24-105mm 4L
Some interesting papers related to theoretical computer science. Gödel and the end of physics Stephen Hawking 2002 All Questions Answered Donald Knuth 2001 On the unusual effectiveness of logic in computer science by Joseph Y. Halpern, Robert Harper, Neil Immerman, Phokion G. Kolaitis, Moshe Y. Vardi, and Victor Vianu 2001 2000
Gödel and the end of physics Stephen Hawking 2002
All Questions Answered Donald Knuth 2001
On the unusual effectiveness of logic in computer science
by Joseph Y. Halpern, Robert Harper, Neil Immerman, Phokion G. Kolaitis, Moshe Y. Vardi, and Victor Vianu 2001
I am the founder and formal organizer of the outdoor adventure club.
I am addicted to strategic games.
and are my old favorites. My roommate and I ranked the 3rd in the first Shanghai CALI Starcraft 2v2 Competition, 1999.
Love hacking systems too, both hardware and software. Have installed DMS4 in an PS2 myself. The soldering job feels like needle works.
Things got a lot easier with Wii and XBOX 360. But PS3 remains unhackable as of Sept. 2009, thanks for AACS. This is an excellent example of theory meeting practice, by the way.
It works like a charm, diskless boot and play, yeah!