A pretty regular week thankfully, although it started with a day of school closing (due to ice rains). At least during the mornings both E and I had our hands free the other days. At the start of the week there was still snow and just last Sunday we were out on the ice. This weekend it was sunny and warm, and Y played in the sandbox in the garden. Quite a contrast.

This week I

  • Had a few conversations on some work w.r.t. intra-governmental audits, which turned into a clear assignment description. Always nice when a client insists on my involvement.
  • Was interviewed by our new intern I for her bachelor’s thesis, in which I emphasized ethics as a practice
  • Had (the annual) discussions with our family financial adviser, on financially enabling our needs and wishes
  • Made quite a few new notes and notions in my pkm, to my own surprise. Hit some inspiration at a few points during the week
  • Did the (remaining) January invoicing
  • Had the weekly meetings for the Rotterdam citizen science on air quality project
  • Participated in the award session for the local short story competition, which E won!
  • Had the weekly client meeting on translating EU data related initiatives to Dutch government choices
  • Migrated all my old book blog posts to my book notes section in my PKM, some 70 in total.
  • Did some early spring garden pruning (the laurel, and the Buddlejae)
  • Fixed my expired PGP mail encryption keys

This week in….1930
Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto on photos made in January, on February 18th 1930. It was the first object discovered in the Kuiper Belt. First categorised as planet, it was recategorised in 2006 as a dwarf planet (around that time, 2005 and 2008, two other dwarf planets were discovered in the Kuiper Belt).


Pluto as imaged by NASA’s New Horizons mission in July 2015. Photo public domain, credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI