The mystery of research
I am not suppose to write a blog post at this moment. I will usually write any post after work, at home. However, today, I need to release some of my stress and tension somewhere. I need to channel them to a safer place which would not harm or jeopardize anybody’s safety.
It’s all about not having enough equipment to run my experiment. I have planned to purchase all this experimental set-up for more then 1 year. One by one, these equipments, parts arrived. However, after certain extend running the experiment, I notice I’m missing something. Then, in order to successfully and smoothly run the experiment, I have to swiftly order the equipment and as a result I have to wait again. I just hope, I will successfully prepare all equipments, tools and bloody thing that is required to run the experiment and get some results.
Well, this is what we call research. We do something, meaning we “search” for something… then we discovered that it’s not working. Then we “search” again why it’s not working. That is call “re-search” = “research”. It’s a process and this process require huge amount of patient.
I’m basically at that stage now. I’m taking my breath and trying to be as patient as possible. Need to think of a new strategy on how to solve my problem. Need to plan my work so it can be completed in the allocated time.
Credit to Tun for taking the nice photos of me with my experimental rig.