*** The paper I contributed, Parameter efficient dendritic-tree neurons outperform perceptions, was accepted to ICML Workshop on Dynamic Neural Networks.
*** Got accepted into UofT's MSc in Computer Science program with full funding.
In May, I bought a VPN service. The price was a little high, but with TopCashback, I successfully saved 65% in total – today, I received a VISA pre-paid card from them.
The only drawback is that it takes a little longer to process, about two months. But I feel like as long as it works, it doesn’t really matter to wait. So, I can confirm that by using TopCashback, we can save money!
I won’t talk about how to use TopCashback, but it is very simple and it is easy to find a tutorial. Have fun saving money as I did!
I have a personal blog in Chinese, which I have been running since 2016. It is my first WordPress site. I decided to make it serve WebP images for the sake of speed. I had lots of ShortPixel credits so I ran “bulk image optimization” in the media library after installing the plugin, expecting the process would be complete after a day.
However, when I wake up, the process bar stuck at ~40%. It was so annoying, but I didn’t have any clue why – I chose to wait. Even after several days, the process bar stuck still at ~40%. I knew something was wrong.
And I wrote a backup script, so as long as a change occurs in wp-contents/uploads, the script is called, and some of my Google Drive space will be consumed. Every day I saw new backup was made for my personal Chinese blog – it was because the new WebP images were generated. But I just didn’t know why it took forever to finish.
However, today, after reviewing the reminder of ShortPixel carefully, I notice that it says, when the browser tab is closed, the bulk optimization process will be paused…
So, my bad. I shouldn’t close the browser tab (although I don’t think it makes sense because my VPS can upload the original images to ShortPixel servers, and fetch the converted optimized images?).
Today I have learned that whenever we use a product, we should read every single message it shows carefully!
Today, I am leaving my position as Software Developer at Infrastructures For Information (i4i).
I feel so down, and I even want to cry… I don’t know why, but I just feel that it is my first job, it is my regret that I can not work with them for a longer period. Also, my journey of the internship was destroyed by the pandemic. I had an offer at another company at the beginning, but suddenly my offer was revoked after the COVID-19 break, then, i4i gave me the chance to explore software development. I am very grateful for it.
Today at 2:23 PM, I received my second Moderna dose.
My second dose had been scheduled for August 29, but thanks to the vaccination acceleration, I managed to reschedule it early this week, and finally got it this afternoon.
So far, I am feeling normal, which is similar to the first dose. But maybe in several hours, I will feel something uncomfortable, I am ready for it.