This was the final school week, and both E and I have been rushing to finish up (enough) work to be ready for our summer hiatus.

This week I

  • Picked up my renewed driving license at city hall. Good for the next 10 years.
  • Discussed a project under the new European wide legal entity EDIC with a ministry and a client.
  • Did the monthly invoicing.
  • Updated the manual on EU data legislation I maintain for a client with more updates.
  • Worked on a first response to government data providers on their input on the impact analysis of the implementation of the EU High Value Data requirements.
  • Did the 2022 corporate tax filings for my company after finishing up the books for 2022 and making a year overview.
  • Did the VAT filings for the various entities I keep the books for.
  • Scheduled payments for the coming month so I don’t have to keep track of that during the next few weeks of our hiatus.
  • Had lunch with a client team to mark the start of summer.
  • Finished the review of the first report by the interprovincial ethics committee I’m secretary to. It was published alongside a webinar on the use of generative AI in the public sector this week.
  • Had a conversation with a team of the national company register on the impact of EU data legislation on their organisation, to be continued
  • Wrote my part of the Q2 report that a client needs to send to their client.
  • Planned some activities, including a meet-up around governance of AI and ethics in September.
  • Visited Y in her classroom for the goodbye-party to her teacher who is retiring.
  • Talked to the team at the National Database for Flora and Fauna about their ongoing transition to a new legal, technical and organisational structure. I advice them on the open data aspects, as well as how to use the new EU data legislation in their new set-up.
  • Wrote a project proposal to be submitted to a client during my summer hiatus.
  • With E and Y had lunch in town to mark the start of the school holidays, and then visited the new exhibit at Kade Museum titled ‘Wonderbaarlijke Wezens‘, amazing creatures, showing how we related to animals over the centuries, and what we projected on them. Fun and interesting but not compelling.
  • Took care of Y who fell ill this weekend.
  • Updated Mastodon on my VPS for both E and myself to the latest version.



We passed by a pissing polar bear (see YouTube video about its recentinstallation at Museum Flehite, Amersfoort)

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