Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Make Shower Great Again

I could not refrain from posting my tech note of shower reconstruction on the SLAC meeting agenda with the title "Make shower great again."

My colleague Tracy Usher concluded my shower reconstruction and the following neutral pion mass reconstruction as follows,
"60 years after the neutral pion discovery, we now measured its mass!"

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Next Job?!

I met a senior Asian guy while pumping my bike in front of the public library. (The pumping area becomes the only place I could talk to locals.)

"Do you speak Korean?" He asked.
"No, I'm from Taiwan." I replied.
(I guess I'm getting fat recently and having a Korean-style face... :S)
"Are you a student?"
"No, I'm a postdoc researcher."
(yay! that means I look young! :D)

We chatted a bit more, and finally he asked,
"Are you going to stay in this area after school?"
"It depends on where my next job is...."
"You have a female president; four years afterwards it will be your job!"

OK, I'm preparing my CV and reference letters.....XDDDD

Make Taiwan Great Again.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Make Filter Great Again

Conversations between my colleague Michael Mooney and me have become --

Me: Hey!
Me: you are not in your best office.
Me: nor the best meeting
Mooney: i'm in the best meeting
Mooney: making meetings best again
Me: Yes you can.
Mooney: yes *we* can, YTT.
Mooney: after this meeting we should talk
Mooney: about Big Plans
Me: yes!
Me: building a wall?
Mooney: listen, we are going to build a wall, so high
Mooney: that calorimetric measurements will pay for it themselves.
Me: between signals and noise?
Mooney: exactly
Mooney: the noise is getting into our country
Mooney: its bringing drugs,
Mooney: molesting signals,
Mooney: and we are just not gonna do that anymore
Mooney: let me get for you some amazing FHICL file parameters
Me: terrific
Me: make filter great again

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Features in PUBS

What are the features in PUBS that people using PUBS really like?

On behalf of the scientific computing division, Kirby was polling us. PUBS stands for Python/php/PostgreSQL UBooNE Software; it is a data processing software framework designed by drinking Kazu, and each step of data processing is defined by a project.

Below is my reply,

The current PUBS, and it is really great PUBS, it really is. It relies on projects -- and we have the best projects, you know, we use the best projects in our PUBS.  It really is quite amazing just how great the project is, but I'm not really, in fact -- it is a project. A really good one and I've talked to people and, lots of people actually, and they all think what I said. It has a lot of appeal. It's really just all there and what it is. If people, you know, losers and whatever, if they don't get it, then what are you going to do? It's not like the idea isn't there and that, you know, it's what it is. I have to shake my head. Everyone is just shaking their heads. It really is.