1. I was processing the data offered by our collaborators and not sure about the difference between the same data file names ending with or without the letter of ‘b’, so I sent an email to our collaborator trying to figure it out. That guy replied like, “To ‘b’ or not to ‘b’, that is the question….” (Here is about “To be or not to be”)
2. I went to watch one MSU football game against Notre Dame last Saturday with my professor (Rama) and officemates. That was fun.
2.1 I paid the tickets first and Rama gave his money to me later, when I asked him, “Are you sure you don’t wanna give me any tips?” He smiled, “No, I won’t.” “Huh, I knew you were a lousy tipper…” I kidded him.
2.2 Before the game, Rama bought us a dinner in a restaurant near campus. Since the traffic around campus was an absolutely disaster due to the game on campus, I chose to ride my bike there. Upon my arrival to the restaurant, Rama made his comments like, “Actually it’s a really smart idea to ride a bike here.” I commented back like “I know…”
2.3 In the stadium, Rama asked me about the prices of the tickets, when I told him for one single game with student ID costs $50, but the season ticket of 7 games with student ID cost $175. Since he is a huge football fan and therefore made comments like, “If I were a student, I will definitely buy the season ticket and come to watch every game in stadium.” I didn’t fail exploiting this chance to kiss his ass really hard like, “I would love to do the same, but I prefer to save the time to do the research in the lab…”
When watching the game in the stadium mentioned above, finally I found out how the camera can take a really close shot of the players during the game for TV. The secret is a camera controlled by the cables hooked at the top of the 80,000 people stadium as shown below. I am totally impressed.