#2348 – The Goodhart’s Law

ENGLISH One of the many things I love about my work is the “intellectual” discussions which often, and freely, take place. Some time ago, one of these led to what is called the Goodhart’s Law. This law is phrased as follows: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. Here…

#2347 – When Being Inactive Just For A Day

ENGLISH It has actually been awhile since I first noticed that … sometimes a “lazy” weekend isn’t as “great” as it might sound like. But first let’s clarify what I mean by a “lazy” weekend. In this case, a lazy weekend is a day where I do very little physical activity, including walking, haha. So…

#2346 – KLM’s Boeing 787-9 Economy Comfort Flight KL641 AMS-JFK

ENGLISH Posts in The Ultimate Weekend Trip series: 1. Part I: KLM Boeing 787-9 Amsterdam to New York 2. Part II: A (Long) Weekend in New York 3. Part III: New York to Amsterdam via Detroit with Delta Schiphol Airport was somehow very busy today. Even the KLM’s SkyPriority check-in area was somehow super crowded;…

#2345 – Side Topics from The Ultimate Weekend Trip

ENGLISH Here are a few (frequent) topics that I got asked from The Ultimate Weekend Trip to New York that I just did less than two weeks ago, which all relate to the “how” part of the trip πŸ˜€ . One is the jetlag. To be honest, though, it wasn’t that bad. It was just…

#2344 – The Ultimate Weekend Trip

ENGLISH Flashback to five years ago (2014) … I was in the middle of my PhD years back then when my officemate, who was very soon going to have his PhD defense, was busy looking for jobs. At this point he would like to go to the US for a job fair and so he…

#2343 – No DST in 2019

ENGLISH This weekend was a Daylight Saving Time (DST) weekend in the Netherlands. And it was the one I liked the “better”, as this Sunday was 25 hours in length! But as my Instagram followers (@azilko) have known now, unfortunately I could not “enjoy” this DST because … I have been in New York since…

#2342 – The (New) Yogyakarta International Airport

ENGLISH One big infrastructure project that has been going on in the Yogyakarta region is the construction of a new international airport. First of all, the idea for a new airport has been there for like ages, mainly due to the limited expansion possibility of the long-serving Adisutjipto Airport. But as usual in Indonesia, this…

#2341 – “Awkward” Comebacks in Tennis Recently

ENGLISH Earlier this year, it was reported that Andy Murray was retiring this year because of the bad hip injury which he had been suffering for many years. I was naturally quite sad with the decision, as he was my favorite active male tennis player, but also fully understood it. After the announcement, Bob Bryan,…