0.5% better

“Ist mir egal,” I answered to the question whether we should continue the meeting in German or English. It just slipped out, without a thought. What a bloody dumb thing to do, eh? To be fair, me and another fellow Dutchie started to continue the conversation in Dutch, but it didn’t work out. We’re onContinue reading “0.5% better”

It would make great television

Tomorrow morning I will pick up a colleague, and together we’ll drive to Leipzig to attend the annual meeting of the German DFG chemodiversity consortium. I’m really looking forward to it. In fact, I was looking forward to this meeting so much that I shifted my parental leave plans to two weeks later than originallyContinue reading “It would make great television”

In parallel

There are many different opinions on multitasking. Some people swear by it and do it all the time. Others not so much, and they need to chop their tasks into nice packages that can be finished one after the other. I used to belong to the latter group, but I’ve found myself lately to beContinue reading “In parallel”