Thursday, July 15, 2004


Tomorrow is the last day of school before the summer holidays. On the one hand, I’m looking forward to six weeks without school, but I really can’t complain like some of my colleagues because I only had half a job for the last couple of months and thus only half the work and half the stress.

On the other hand, I will be unemployed as of Saturday, but fortunately only for six weeks because it looks like I will be employed full-time after the holidays. If everything goes according to plan (and there doesn’t seem to be much that can go wrong at this stage) I will have a full-time job at the school I started working for in February (got the job only a few days earlier). It is in another state (Rhineland Palantinate instead of North-Rhine Westphalia) and about 85km (55 miles) south of Bonn, so the (not so) new job means moving as well.

André will continue to work in Bonn, so we compromised and looked for a new flat about halfway between Bonn and Koblenz. We found out that it can be much easier to find a new flat in a small town than in a city like Bonn, and rents are cheaper, too. We were very lucky and found a nice flat after looking at three or four others, so it took only one afternoon (plus some research beforehand). We’re going to move in a couple of weeks, and while I’m a little sad about leaving Bonn, I’m also looking forward to the new beginning.

Indian Cooking, part two

Meanwhile, I’ve tried all the recipes I linked to the other day. I liked the Murg Jalfraizee best, but the other two were really good as well. A kind reader sent me a link to his Indian recipes via e-mail: The Aardvark cooks. I’m going to try Seekh kefta and/or Murgh dopiaza this weekend. I’ve never heard of some of the spices mentioned in the recipes, but Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages (auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar) are a vauable source of information.


Feynman is one of the coolest physicists, so of course I have to link to this essay: Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine by W. Daniel Hillis for Physics Today.

Link via Schockwellenreiter und Physikalische Kleinigkeiten.

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