#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…

#2262 – A Good Feature for An Airline App

ENGLISH Last year, I learned of the cool upgrade list feature in the Delta’s app, from which I could see where my position was in the upgrade list while flying domestically in the US. It turned out that the app had another feature which arguably was even cooler, which I just learned on my rather…

#1963 – The Nutrition App and Morning Tram

ENGLISH The Nutrition App – The Aftermath In July I shared about an app nutrition I downloaded in June which helped me track my daily consumption of food. At the time, I already had doubts on my usage of this app in the long run due to the tedious amount of work required to make…

#1951 – A Nutrition App

ENGLISH In June I decided, for fun, to download an app, called MyFitnessPal, to help me track my daily nutritional intake. For a few months now, I already have an app linked to my gym that records my trainings there. However, it does not record what I consume, while this aspect plays a big role…

#1876 – Some New Sporting Stuffs

ENGLISH New Shoes (and others 😂 ) My old(er) tennis shoes have been really battered. For sure I have walked/run with them for more than 1000 km, so it was indeed already the time for a pair of new ones! Btw, I thought I bought them in early 2016 but then, as I browsed this blog, apparently I did…

#1836 – My Luck with Rain Lately

ENGLISH Let’s just say, it has not been great. Weather-wise, this Fall has not been that great in the Netherlands. It has been a bit colder than usual, really gloomy, and, worst of all, really wet! And the last one really annoyed me, be when it happened or when it did not. Two times, recently,…

#1572 – An Experiment: A Paperless Trip

ENGLISH I decided to do an experiment in my recent weekend trip to Oslo: the experiment of a “paperless trip”. Yes, paperless as in I did not bring any pre-arranged paper for any purpose during the trip, e.g. no printed hotel booking confirmation, no printed flight itinerary, no printed boarding pass, no printed map of the hotel,…

#1137 – What A Weekend

ENGLISH This weekend has been one of the most hectic, yet fun and memorable, weekends ever! Saturday I played tennis in the morning, which meant that I finally got the chance to use the Tennis Math app that I downloaded a few weeks ago. Yay!! Btw, there were three settings in the app: beginner, intermediate,…