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Google Google

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I get a lot of hits from google. Here is once again a summary of the all time top search queries. I can’t really explain most of them 🙂

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August 30, 2009 at 10:00 am

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The Breakfast Stack

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From bottom to top: Cheerios, Tesco Value Coco Snaps, Malt Wheats.

For a better start in the day.

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August 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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Icecubing and forexing

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We recently bought very nice ice cube trays from Habitat, which produce perfectly squared ice cubes.

And I learned the following trick to make them even nicer: use boiled water to make the ice cubes clear when frozen! Here’s a pic


Here in an Old Fashioned cocktail (not a too nice picture though):


Anyway. Some more random pictures:


Fake bacon:



In other news, recently I got very interested in Forex trading, especially the possibility of automated (or algorithmic) trading via the metatrader platform. This consumes a lot of time .. too bad I have a phd to do too!

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August 22, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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I do not own a car, but if I did I would certainly let it wash at Prestige Hand Car Wash around our corner.


As seen at Great Eastern street.

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August 10, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Posted in english, London, UK

Travel & China

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Watermelon carvings!

I just returned from a nice, relaxing holiday.  While travelling back and forth I realised how annoying flying has become. Too many controls, pointless procedures, security routines, and random policies. All driven by a fear of something which (probabilistically) does not really exist.

Anyway, I decided that I will take the train back to Switzerland this Christmas. I wanted to do that for a long time and I’m quite looking forward to hopping on the train in Waterloo (or so) and arriving in Basel 6-7h later (with a change in Paris).

Something else. Today I was speaking to my Chinese coworker about why she’s getting married (next year in Bejing, maybe a good reason to go there!). She told me that in China there’s a saying (and now these are her words)

Women are like Christmas, after 25 everything’s on sale

and she meant with it that it’s important to marry quickly as woman. And if you are over 25 and still not married you just take what you get. She’s 27 and is the last (of 30 women) in her old university class to marry.

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August 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Posted in english, Travel