Did you know that this year is the year of the
Yes! This year is the year of the sheep according to
the Chinese zodiac signs, which is my year as I am born in the year of
the sheep. And according to the Chinese beliefs, people who are born in
the year of the sheep will be facing a lot of tough challenges and hurdles
throughout this year. Hmm… I wonder whether this has anything to
with the fact that this is my final year of my PhD…
Sorry everyone. I have been away on holiday (in Hong Kong and Shanghai)
during Christmas. So I haven't been updating the website for awhile as
some of you might have noticed. But don't worry. I am back and I promise
to bring you more news than ever before.
Thanks to the support from everyone, our website is slowly growing. And
this gives us a lot of encouragement in pursuing what we have been doing.
This is especially the case when I noticed that there are daily hit counts
on the wallpaper download page that I didn’t expect to be so popular.
I was so thrilled when I realized that there are people who appreciate
the things we do (and they are very labor intensive as well). I will be
bringing more wallpapers to everyone as soon as I get my external harddrive
back which I accidentally left in Hong Kong (stupid me).
We are currently in the process of constructing several parts of our
website. One of them is the movie download page where people can visualize
the different experiments we do in CPL. The movie pages that are working
at the moment includes:
They are available in Windows Media Player and Realplayer format. Quicktime
format will be available very soon.
We are going to create an introduction page for the people who have never
heard of dusty plasma before. It would be nice if people can provide me
with some suggestions. I was also creating a 3-D tour page last year,
but I didn’t get enough time to take make it interactive yet. It
is a very time consuming job as I have to take approximately 100 shots
of photo in order to make the panoramic view of one location. Hopefully
I will get some time this year to finish this (and I got a new Sony camera
for this job as well… hehe).