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|Friday, April 1st, 2016|
|Thursday, December 4th, 2014|
|Saturday, May 24th, 2014|
|Saturday, December 28th, 2013|
|Sunday, September 1st, 2013|
|Wednesday, August 28th, 2013|
|Saturday, August 17th, 2013|
|Munich, July 2013, part 2 - Marienplatz
The major attraction of Munich is Marienplatz
. A nice place, overall, not too exciting though
The new city hall tower with the Rathaus-Glockenspiel
on top of it. Bunch of figures dancing to celebrate first a marriage of some Bavarian Duke. After that, other dancing figures show the dance to celebrate the end of the plague. It is still danced in real life every seven years. Our guide from a walking tour said that this thingy was voted as the second biggest tourist letdown in Europe. I don't know if it is true, but in the 21st century it is kinda lame.( Read more...Collapse )
|Saturday, July 13th, 2013|
|Munich, July 2013, part 1 - the airport.
Between 30/6/2013 and 9/7/2013 I was in Munich. I went there for EUCASS 2013
, where I presented my work and I stayed for few days there.
Where do you start your trip? That's right, at the airport. Germans take the terrorist threat very seriously. Like, really, really seriously. For example, Israeli planes are met and escorted by a police armored vehicle. This one - it rolled next to us during the taxi when we landed and when we took off.( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, November 4th, 2012|
|Stuttgart, part 3
Not really Stuttgart, but rather a town nearby. On my last day they took me to Esslingen
. It's a lovely town about 20 km from Stuttgart. If you are in the area, do go there.
The pictures are phone pictures - forgot the camera( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, October 28th, 2012|
|Wednesday, October 24th, 2012|
|Stuttgart, part 1
In October 2012 I went to Stuttgart. It was a work visit - I went to DLR to work on some papers that we have together.
Most of the visit was work. I very little time to see Stuttgart and surroundings.
They rented a room for me in a Dachswald hotel
. The hotel sucks - check tripadvisor. It is also quite creepy - it has a lot of dead animals on the walls:( 4 more picturesCollapse )
|Tuesday, June 19th, 2012|
А у кого ещё тут сабж? У вас тоже проблемы последние пару дней? Такое впечатление что вернулся в дни модема. Пару дней назад speedtest.net показывал даунлоад 0.3 Mbps, но сегодня я просто не могу подключится к сайту (точнее тест пишет что failed). Шо за фигня?
|Sunday, April 29th, 2012|
It appears that I got a job at BGU
. Can't say that I am happy. Certainly can say that I am relieved.
UPD: Screw this, I AM happy. It just took a while for the news to settle down. Current Mood: cheerful
|Sunday, October 30th, 2011|
Me, 3 weeks ago, writing to a certain department head: "Dear Prof. X! I am going to apply for a position in you department. My primary interest is A, and my secondary interest is B. From looking at your site, I find that A might not be entirely suitable for your department, while B fits much better. Would you mind if I submit my research plan for A, or should I stick with B?"
Prof. X, 3 weeks ago, in a response: "Dear scary_hairy, you can submit whatever is more interesting to you."
Me, yesterday: "Dear Prof. X, here is my cover letter, CV, teaching statement and research plan with emphasis on A."
Prof. X, yesterday: "Dear scary_hairy, perhaps you could make a connection between your plan and B. B is of much interest to our department".
Me, to myself: "FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! There was a reason for the e-mail that I sent you 3 weeks ago, motherfucker!"
And the point is that it's not complicated on a practical level. I am actually doing B now, so I can write a research plan quite easily. It's annoying on a principal level - I was doing everything I could in order to prevent this situation, but it happened anyway because the other side is a schmuck.
|Tuesday, April 12th, 2011|
|Monday, October 4th, 2010|
|Monday, January 11th, 2010|
|Thursday, December 31st, 2009|
On this day, we walked a little bit around Pitlochry. We wanted to visit the Blair Athol distillery. It was Sunday, it opened only at noon, so we walked a little bit around the village. We went to the Atholl Palace Hote
l, that once was a castle and now is, well, a hotel.
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|Saturday, October 3rd, 2009|
First half of that day was not very successful. On this day we took the car that we ordered. We ordered from Eurocar and asked to take it from the city with the thought that it is going to be easier than the airport. Wrong. Eurocar Edinburgh city is not far from the airport and you still have to take the bus in order to get there and it takes about half an hour to get there. When we arrived we had to wait for the car for more than an hour, since they had a lot of people there. Since we specified the time, they knew how many people should arrive and on which hours, so they could arrange the shifts accordingly. The guy there was really sorry and we don't blame him - it's a fuck on company level and not personal. ( Photos and moviesCollapse )
In Pitlochry we stayed in the Torrdarach house
. It was a very lovely place with very nice owners - they made us tea with shortbread when we arrived and gave us explanations about the area. You might find a little bit problematic if you don't have a car - you have to climb up the mountain to get there and if you carry your luggage it might be not very nice. Otherwise, it's lovely - it has very nice rooms, a beautiful garden and a nice view. Current Mood: happy