I am aware that there are spoilers in the title, but this is my small contribution to a click-bait-free world. When smartwatches came about some six years ago, I saw no practical use for them, and considered them to be to a large extent useless gimmicks. But roughly a year ago, thinking that their infancy period… Continue reading Did a smartwatch improve my life? No, it didn’t.
I love flying. All kinds of flying. I have a pilot license for two-seater planes (ultralätt klass B (UL-B) in Sweden; light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) in Europe). For various reasons, I have not been very active when it comes to this hobby, but I plan to return to it in the future. In addition to… Continue reading Flying from Stockholm to… well, Stockholm
Over the recent years we could read more and more about various jobs being threatened by automation. I am a big proponent of automation, which might sound hypocritical because my job in software engineering is not threatened at all. On the contrary, automation increases the demand for software engineers. But what about the people whose… Continue reading Unconditional basic income
November is considered in Sweden to be the worst month of the year weather-wise. I agree. It is often cold, wet and dark. Daylight is scarce and the impression of darkness is increased by having changed from summer time to winter time during the last weekend of October. In December the Christmas lights (and often… Continue reading A road trip on Gran Canaria
Just under two years ago I finished my PhD studies and wanted to move from academia into industry, which meant that I needed to find a new job. In this blog post I would like to describe what I learned during this journey because I have seen many friends and colleagues repeating the same mistakes… Continue reading Looking for work in Sweden
Pension is something we usually don’t think much about in our thirties since it feels distant and abstract. Even if we do try to get our hands dirty with it, we usually give up soon, as the whole thing is complex and requires (at least some) advanced knowledge in economics. With this post I would… Continue reading Embrace the pension monster
Moving from a house in the suburbs to an apartment in the center has a big impact on car ownership. The most obvious change is regarding parking options. In the suburbs we had a private garage next to the house, a private place for one car on the driveway and shared parking places reserved for… Continue reading Life without owning a car
The final leg of the vacation was the drive back home to Stockholm. Even though we spent a couple of days in Zagreb after coming back from the Alps, those days were not very relaxing. We were running around doing shopping and meeting friends (not as many as we usually do when in Zagreb, though).… Continue reading Driving from Croatia to Sweden
After coming back from Rovinj to my parents’ house in Zagreb, Aneta and I set off on another road trip, through the Alps. This time without Emili. Here is a summary of the trip. Day 1: Zagreb – Eben im Pongau We set off from my parents’ house just after 8 o’clock, and after roughly… Continue reading A look back at our road trip through the Alps
Aneta and I spent five days in Rovinj, a beautiful town in Istria in Croatia. Monte, Croatia’s first (and at the time of writing, the only) restaurant that was awarded a Michelin star, is located in Rovinj, and naturally we were eager to test it. I will not go into the classification system here, as… Continue reading Monte – the best restaurant in Croatia?