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Dec – May!

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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:


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May 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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 🙂

Screen shot 2009-08-29 at 14.20.49

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August 30, 2009 at 10:00 am

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I like this ad 🙂

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October 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm

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Costa Rica or Switzerland?

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When I came home I saw something very cool in our garden:

Yes, this is a fricking Banana plant in the garden. In Switzerland. Isn’t that awesome? No fruits though.

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September 13, 2007 at 1:19 pm

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September 12, 2007 at 12:15 pm

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The new WordPress statistics show weekly and monthly summaries. I just realised that the numbers of last week broke the weekly and monthly record since the launch! Great 🙂


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August 31, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Random updates

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  • I’m going to try to finish my thesis by tomorrow, so I can print it tomorrow evening. I predict a printer breakdown by Sunday morning at latest!
  • Basically, I only have to write the abstract, conclusion and run the spell checker.
  • 1.2L (2 pints) of reduced-fat milk per day evokes lactose intolerant reactions even for the strongest of us.
  • I just found out, there are US pints which correspond to 0.47L and imperial pints which are 0.56L. Very useful metrics.

Written by jk

August 23, 2007 at 5:25 pm

Posted in english, London, offtopic, QMUL