A collection of funny thoughts I’ve had over the past weeks, each too short to be a blog post on its own:

Back when I was doing Machine Learning, I spent a lot of my time tuning parameters. Then I suddenly realized, the “training data” was actually training me.

When I’m introducing myself to a semi-familiar audience, I like to say, “For those who don’t know me, my name is Meng. For those who know me, my name is still Meng.”

Whoever is paving the road to hell, please stop using good intentions. Thank you very much.

I have discovered the solution to world hunger. The solution is: food. You see, if people have food, they will no longer be hungry. I don’t know why nobody has thought of it.

A rational decision is one that I can rationalize to myself.

I find it annoying to have one plaque per patent. I wish there was a single plaque to cover all my past and future patents, a plaque that says like, “Wow, you have so many patents, you must be really smart, your father must be secretly proud of you even though you grew up to be a nerd” or something.

When I grow up, I want to be just like me.

Most days when I did a lot, I accomplished very little. Maybe if I do very little, I might accomplish a lot.