When I first bought a Macbook, back in 2012, a lab mate helped me get all set up for research and school work. (Thanks Cameron!) So when a few days ago a friend also switched to a Mac (from Windows and Ubuntu), and expressed some frustration at how things work in OS X, I decided to "pay it forward" and help him out.
I spent last Sunday afternoon at the Ithaca Sciencenter. Stephanie, who volunteers there, had told me so much about it. So naturally, I wanted to check it out. To make a long story short, it was fantastic! I wish I had been exposed to something similar when I was growing up! Here's what I saw.
This is the final part of the Hong Kong trilogy! If you've missed any of the previous two parts, click on the pictures below.
The Hong Kong saga continues! As I mentioned in the first story of this series, I've broken down my trip into three parts. (If you missed the first one - the robotics conference - click on the leftmost photo below.)
Today's post is all about Ocean Park, a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park in southern Hong Kong island!
As many of you know (from my incessant Facebook posts and tweets), I traveled to Hong Kong! The purpose of my trip was to present a research paper at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), which took place in Hong Kong, from May 31 to June 5.
After the conference, I also spent two days as a tourist! Because I have too many stories (and photos and videos) to talk about, I decided to write three separate blog posts about my Hong Kong trip, as follows:
This blog post is also available on Medium:
Back in January, I could tell that this semester was going to be extremely stressful. I would be working on a couple of research papers, I would be a Teaching Assistant for a notoriously time-consuming class, and I would be the house manager of the co-op that I live in. So when I saw the following announcement in an e-mail, it sparked my interest: