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Informal notes from Strata 2012 conference on Big Data and Data Science

It’s been almost a month since I came back from California, and I just got around to sorting the notes from O’Reilly Strata conference. Spending time in the Valley is always inspiring – lots of interesting people, old friends, new contacts, new start-ups – it is the center of IT universe. Spending 3 days with […]

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Stop global warming – travel by train

An excellent collection of train travel related information on Seat61 web site (thanks to Nick Burch for the link). Virtually all countries and rail companies are described. Timetables, fares, best routes and a lot of travel tips are available. Just thinking about air travel, tightened security, requests to come to the airport at least 3 […]

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Tokyo

16:03 03 December 2006 View from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 15:49 03 December 2006 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Photos from the last trip to Tokyo. Absolutely fascinating city with no limits. It is a city of contrasts. There’s plenty of everything.

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Vancouver

11:17 21 October 2006 Natural History Museum in London 07:30 22 October 2006 View from Hilton Metrotown hotel window Flight there was a bit spoiled by Finnair strike. I had to spend almost a day in Heathrow, waiting for a connecting flight. The delay turned out to be not as bad as I thought – […]

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Summer memories…

Finally I had time to go through a pile of our holiday photos.Ten brightest memories of the holiday trip: Bridge between Sweden and Denmark Nyhavn in Copenhagen Bavarian beer Frauenkirche in Munich Modern Art Museum in Munich Austrian Alps Reichstag New Berlin Hauptbahnhof Gendarmen-markt Drinking beer under Berlin TV tower Berliner Dom 08:50 09 August […]

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A sensible alternative to business travel

Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway described a revolutionary way to change business travel in her insightful and witty article "A sensible alternative to business travel" (if you don’t have FT subscription – read full version here). After describing all the horrors of business travel in modern times, Ms.Kellaway explains the real reason for business […]

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Speaking about Lifeblog in Olsztyn University

I’ve been invited to speak about Nokia Lifeblog on a conference in Olsztyn University, Poland and used this opportunity to visit also the capital city – Warsaw. 10:27 09 July, 2006 Skyscrapers of Warsaw 17:00 09 July, 2006 Skyscrapers of Warsaw

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Business travel

15:56 22 June 2006 Office in Southwod 17:15 22 June 2006 Delayed flight – So, where do you go today?- London…- Oh, that’s nice – Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Covent Garden, Pall Mall…- Ummm, well… Not quite…

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A day in Ruka

12:24 12 June 2006 Tastes like fresh milk 13:08 12 June 2006 Kuusamo airport A great team trip to Kuusamo-Ruka. Finnair started serving with coffee something that "Tastes like fresh milk".

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St.Petersburg for a thought

It’s been almost six years since I’ve last been in Petersburg. Even though it is my home city, it happened so that I haven’t been there since I moved to Finland in 2000. 12:22 03 June 2006 After the border – Castle of Vyborg (Viipuri) 14:03 03 June 2006 Approaching Petersburg by train

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