I just noticed that my university pages has been deleted! That probably means I’m really not a student anymore. I’ve added my publication page on the right hand side for google to index.
And I haven’t posted for almost exactly one year … I’m still considering starting a tumblr or twitter account but this blog here gets quite a few hits still so it’s a bit of a “waste” to move somewhere else..
Wow. I had a couple of very busy months .. here a short picture-driven recap.
In December I went to my last conference, ACSAC in Austin, Texas. Somehow I always managed to end up getting accepted at Texan or southern state conferences. Anyway, the conference was interesting; I was surprised to see that many government agencies there taking part. A lot of NSA people etc. Here are some pictures. And yes it was in December, thus the Christmasy theme.
A winter landscape at the entrance of the hotel all made out of gingerbread:
Mandatory Hotel-room-view picture on Austin
Also in December I started doing many more job interviews which eventually landed me a job which I started in Feburary. But first I had to finish my PhD.
Quick trip to Milan to eat a fantastic steak served by the fattest cook (ever?). But you really want cooks to be fat.
Obviously I took the picture when he wasn’t facing us but the flash gave me away.
March – May
Started my new job in a hedge fu^R^R err investment company. My new joiners cake
Oxford Street way too early in the morning:
To finish off my newly picked up skill, a balloon dog:
Here are a few firsts for this month.
I went to Copenhagen over a weekend last month with a couple of friends. It’s not an extremely exciting city in itself but there were some interesting parts (for example Christiania).
I drew a perfect circle. It is nowhere close to the world freehand circle drawing champion though.
I made my first risotto ever ever (with a pressure cooker). It was surprisingly good.
Curtsey to my housemate, we now have probably the nicest gin mix kit available in London. Every bottle you see only contains a single ingredient of gin and you can mix your own with your own quantities (sample flavours are juniper, coriander, nutmeg, etc).
Apart from that, I attend the ACSAC conference next week in Austin and also should really finish my phd thesis .. submission date is beginning of February..
I found the ultimate perversion when it comes to coffee making. Filter coffee which provides a new, throwaway filter for every cup of coffee you make. I had to try it
Another thing I came by. How do you prevent people from pissing in a corner?
Exactly, you remove the corner!
On Wednesday, I’ve been to the Sipsmith Gin distillery as part of the London Cocktail Week. The copper pot you see in the background is where every bottle of Sipsmith has been produced in! We also got a taster of different cocktails by mixologist Jared Brown, who has written about 34 or 35 books on cocktails.. he couldn’t remember the exact number.
There’s only one picture of this event .. might be the gin’s fault.