For a few days now local news here in Amherst has been dominated by the report of a killed biker on Montague Road. This tragedy has been exacerbated by the sad fact that the car that hit the two bikers has not yet been found and that the driver has not faced consequences for his […] Read more..
Now that the semester is over and all the grades are in, it is time for me again to clean up my computer before I embark on new projects. It is simply amazing how much that machine get filled with stuff over time. Add to that the fact that my hard disk is always too […] Read more..
Sustainability is everywhere these days. Just browse through the ads in Architectural Record and you’ll be amazed how every single building materials producer finds something green in their product – no matter how energy intensive it was to produce. There is also an onslaught of “sustainability” events around us. Earth Day had just passed when […] Read more..
Do you think anyone would pay $200 for an umbrella? Apparently it is possible. As an Aeroplan customer (Air Canada’s air miles program), I get my monthly statements featuring my number of collected miles (not as high as I would like them to be) and a few options on how to redeem those. Beyond flights, […] Read more..
These are some impressions from the graduate commencement 2007 at UMass. I am just showing a very small portion of the ceremonies (which were extensive, well organized and beautifully ceremonious) – look for more pictures of the festivities to appear soon on the UMass site.
Here’s one to watch: Iberia just announced their spring fares to Europe. Why is that so newsworthy? Well, it’s the way they did it. And that will change. It always frustrated me that airlines here in the US post their fares as “one-way based on round-trip purchase”. What a deceptive practice this is! They might […] Read more..
Welcome to my new website! It is bigger, better, cooler and a bit bolder. In case you are surprised – I moved from the .de domain to a .net domain (and I am running it on WordPress). That happened for various reasons. In any case, old .de links will redirect to the newer links and […] Read more..