A DJI mavic pro flies over the IJmeer near IJburg, Amsterdam.
A good friend sent me a set of small testers with Whisky. A Laphroaig Cardeas 2016, Madeira Cask, a Starlight XXI Sierra Delta, and an Akashi.
The testers made it to me unharmed, wrapped like Sushi Rolls, but the caps unscrewed marginally through the transport vibration. Nothing much was lost, but I now know why the Whisky Calendar is sold with the caps in sealing wax.
The night from Wednesday, 17. January to Thursday, 18. January will be interesting. The forecast has 9bft.
So today is not only a day with a snowflake coming down and touching the ground, which in itself is always an event that puts the Netherlands into chaos (The Dutch are generally awesome with liquid water, but are completely unable to deal with the same substance in a frozen state).
Today is also the day where Connexxion switches to the new Dienstregling, stops accepting cash in the buses and also switches to new equipment. This is not without it’s share of problems.
TIL npo VPRO tegenlicht has a special feature about Jan Böhmermann (film in Nederlands, with sections in German).
Did you know that there are multiple Pyramids in the Netherlands?
A lot of people in Germany, especially Bike Activists, are stuck in the 80ies, victims of the Kampfradler mentality. Let’s have a look at that:
Here is the question:
How much infrastructure do we need when ALL 8 million vehicles (and buses and trucks!) in the Netherlands go electric?
The answer will surprise you: we could get to 100% electric transportation in the Netherlands, just by converting the 4000 existing gast stations to fast charging stations which have an average of 14 fast chargers.
The article then plays with numbers a bit: Kilometers driven, electricity used, number of chargepoints, charging rates.