I feel extremely lucky to spend about 4 years in MSRA and take part in a very special meeting on the very last day…


It turns out that Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 stores the StartUp Project information in the *.suo file associated with the entire solution. But usually this *.suo file is not kept for code release or revision control. Notice that by default VS2010 considers the first project in the *.sln file as the StartUp Project, so one dirty hack to keep the StartUp Project information without the *.suo file is to edit the *.sln file in Notepad and make the desired project appear first.


Just follow the steps below:

  1. Take a photo with a camera or cell phone;
  2. Crop it with a large aspect ratio;
  3. Change the tone style (optional);
  4. Letterbox the picture and add subtitle.

Original photo:

Final result:


Yesterday I happened to talk to a famous professor on neuroscience including human vision, when both of us were looking for the director of my department. It was a great opportunity for me to learn new stuff from such an expert, and I strongly agree with her point regarding science versus technology as well as discovery versus invention.

When she knew that I’m majored in computer graphics, the professor complaint about the difficulties to create/edit video contents using state of the art software. I actually feel a little bit embarrassed about that, because one of my main research goals is to facilitate content creation for an arbitrary user. It reminds me of a Chinese poem about which the best translation I could find is:

The way ahead is long; I see no ending, yet high and low I’ll search with my will unbending.

Au revoir, la France!

I’m going to leave France and return to China tomorrow. I have spent a fantastic 6-month in France. It has been one of the most valuable experiences in my life. I would like to thank INRIA Nancy for hosting me. It is really nice for me to join ALICE team and talk to all you guys. I also want to thank all my friends over the world who provided all kinds of help to make my life in France much easier and happier. I hope I can meet all of you in the future.



In this competitive world, one of the stupidest things is failing to distinguish between real enemies and friends.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

–Steve Jobs