8. Dec, 2018

16 days to go for X-Mas ...

Had similar cookies this week https://pixabay.com/en/cookie-christmas-sweet-pastries-1769879/ 

Busy times and the end of the year 2018 is coming closer. A lot of activities are still to be done at work and the christmas preparation is taking off in parallel. What are we eating and when, what gifts need to be ordered and bought where, visiting christmas markets and parties, etc. Pressing more tasks in less time normally leads to stress, but we should enjoy the time and relax instead. Easier said than done, but if you do not try, it will never get better 😉. Less is more.

New technology can only be a relief partly, when your general approach and process is not satisfactory. As we say in the digital transformation - "if you digitize a bad process, it will be a bad digital process".

On the one side you see this IBM Watson spot https://youtu.be/IdUEda1seoA with an artificial intelligence talking to a plane, on the other side this is still fiction or not widely distributed enough, when you read the story about the G20 delay of Mrs. Merkel last week for example  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/29/angela-merkel-plane-unscheduled-landing-g20 

Tomorrow I will be on tour with my wife to a combined Goose lunch and knitting event. Looking forward to the food, as I have no knitting experience 😙 -http://www.europeancuisines.com/Western-Europe-Christmas-Roast-Goose-Traditional-Holiday-Celebration-Dinner-Recipe - hopefully I am not the only husband? Anyway I can use the event as study for my Blog, might be good for an off-topic post? Participants are called Tasty Knitters (according to Google Translate), what a nice wording 😋.

Some good stuff to check out:

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian - Leader October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948