#2351 – An Avgeek Weekend in Toulouse

ENGLISH So as I mentioned some time ago, I went on a weekend trip to Toulouse in mid-November. And here is the story of this trip. While technically I have “been” to Toulouse once, that was seven years ago. Back then my parents and I were on our way from Lourdes (about two hours away…

#2350 – A Fall Weekend in NYC

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 In all my previous trips to New York, I stayed in Manhattan; in different parts of Manhattan,…

#2349 – Some Recent Stories

ENGLISH I have mentioned it before, though; but again, it has been cold in Europe. Especially in the last two weeks or so where it feels like at one point the temperature just dropped! Yeah, to me the temperature drop felt so “apparent” especially because of New York weekend trip at the end of October….

#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 😀 . 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…