The Lowdown on Amsterdam, Day 1 (Wednesday)

To say the least, the trip was great. Amsterdam is a very cool city, with all that water, all the bridges and the people, something is just right there. Sadly for you, there aren't going to be any pictures, at least not for a while, since all we had was …

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Groeten Uit Amsterdam

Hi people, greetings from the Flying Pig in Amsterdam. I completed my degree! Did that last Monday at 10:47. (The last exam could have been better--I got a 1.7. But who cares now? }:)) Then, I completed my applications to grad schools in the US. Did I ever mention …

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Dirk Werner rocks my life

Dirk Werner is the author of an excellent functional analysis book, one of the two which I am presently using to prepare for my final exam, Rudin's almost-classic being the other one. I enjoy Werner's writing a lot--more than Rudin's, and to be completely honest with you, he was the …

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The Dinner Fairy

Yummy!

While pretty seventies-looking, I actually like the brand name Penny came up with for their canned food. "Dinner-Fee", which is German for the dinner fairy, took care of my lunch for today quite marvelously. Thanks, dinner fairy, you're the best! :P

Note: Whilst writing this, I almost let my dinner …

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Sick before my Exam

I was supposed to have my last exam to complete my Diplom degree on Friday, but unfortunately, I got sick with flu-like symptoms on Sunday. One of my examiners has already agreed to move the exam to Monday the 24th, and I hope the other will, too. Now if I …

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Excuse me? We're living in a... what?

Well, until just now I was caught in the misbelief that we're living in a western-style democracy. After watching the news today, this has suddenly changed, to my surprise. :O

Bremen's senator of the interior is in trouble for authorizing the use of emetics by the police on someone suspected …

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