Monthly Archives: February 2011

Day #116 Buy cheap laptop while beeing at CERN

There are two interesting projects for those who are planning to buy a laptop – project Neptun (https://www1.ethz.ch/neptun/) and project Poseidon (http://poseidon.epfl.ch). The former one has two shopping windows during the year in which you can make an order and … Continue reading

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Day #109 Swiss banks overrated

It’s just about to complain a bit on my Swiss bank – UBS. Up to now, I was rather patient, there were some problems, mistakes, misunderstandings about UBS I experienced or heard of. But now, it’s an exaggeration. We made … Continue reading

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Day #102 BI Presentation for GS-ASE group

Few weeks ago I proposed a Business Intelligence solution for a project concerning car pool reporting. Since than I’ve successfully implemented part of Data Warehouse and produced some reports which satisfied all the primary project requirements. By the way I … Continue reading

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Day #100 Hundred days has passed

It’s already more than three months since I came here – time goes fast. So far I was writing a post for every day, but it’s getting hard to find something interesting to write about every day and I don’t … Continue reading

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Day #99 Where is the bad weather?

A climate here is a bit strange to me… it’s been more than three weeks since there were no snow, clouds or frost and this is a beginning of February. Well, I’m not complaining, there is a snow high in … Continue reading

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Day #98 CERN Microcosm Science Garden

According to what is written on a welcome sign Microcosm Science Garden is a exposition of pieces of real equipment used by CERN scientists between 1964 and 1998.

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Day #97 Swiss motorway vignettes

In Switzerland there are no gates at the motorway – like in France. All you have to do in order to use Swiss motorways legally is buying a vignette which costs 40 CHF for the whole year and is valid … Continue reading

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Day #96 Ski Club CERN outing #5 – Avoriaz

Today was the final – fifth – official outing with CERN Ski Club. The place was the most beautiful one comparing to the other four. I couldn’t stop taking photos… really, I’m not a kind of romantic person with an … Continue reading

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Day #95 Java Pizza Meeting

About two months ago IT department came with an idea of monthly meetings for Java programmers – about Java programming of course. I didn’t have an opportunity to be on first two meetings, but I took part in the third … Continue reading

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Day #94 Evening cooking

Today there was an idea to prepare together something Polish – the decision was dumplings with poppy seeds and apple pie. The first problem was flour – nobody knew how is “wheat flour” in french so accidentally we bought buckwheat … Continue reading

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