Long due update

The summer is almost back again, and it seems I’ve been too busy to even keep this weblog up to date. So, here is a run-down of at least my travels this past year:

The Film Festival in Locarno

The Piazza Grande.

Pardo atmosphere.
Photo by “Wernerino”.

For the fifth time, the traditional excursion to the south of Switzerland to spend a couple of days inhaling the atmosphere of laid back vacation and Zueri-chic people on the border of the Lago Maggiore – and, of course, watch movies.

Meeting in Manno

Another meeting of the CHIPP computing board. This time in our computing centre in Manno. I gave two presentations.

Autum in Switzerland was as always beautiful, and especially this year :-) ; here on the Salève:

Saleve view

Berlin December 2005
Spent a weekend in Berlin, staying at a friend’s place in Prenzlauer Berg, and danced tango on 3 of the many nice places. On one of them in the afternoon, with coffee and cake!

We liked it so much we decided to come back in March!

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Christmas in Denmark and New Year’s eve in Zurich

Copenhagen, Krarup (Sydfyn), Aarhus. Sledging in Aarhus was fun. Here, a view over the roofs of Aarhus from Cabo:

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Winter in Switzerland

Here a view on Lac Léman on a walk during a winter visit from Zurich:

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Usability in E-Science in Edinburgh

Paper accepted at a conference at the National E-science Centre in Edinburgh:

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- covering usability and grid computing.

I met some interesting people and found out that my personal view, that usability is somewhat lacking in much of today’s grid technology was not as unique as I thought :-)

CHEP 06 in Mumbai

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A fantastic journey! According to our guide:”there’s no danger in walking around Bombay, the really dangerous are the rich people, the poor have a heart of gold”. I tend to agree.

A week in this boiling 3rd world metropolis, albeit mostly at the TIFR and the hotel.

One talk and two posters.

March in Berlin

Very cold! But luckily a very nice and cosy apartment in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. As far as I can see the most charming place to be. Lots of nice restaurants and cafes. Even got some work done too – on GridPilot.

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At the end of the month we went a couple of days to Barcelona and got a taste of spring. I gave a talk at the Autonomous University.

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