Started the day with a fantastic group ride up to the Wulai waterfalls today.

On the way back we did an ice cream stop, where I discovered a most delicious food: peanut-soymilk popsicles. Amazingly tasty, and also amazingly cheap: just 10 TWD (~0.33 USD) a piece.

Silky smooth roads in the mountains North of Taipei. I think I didn't see a single pot hole on my entire ride. Also, plenty of mirrors to see what's happening around sharp corners. Perfect cycling conditions really.

Taipei's riverside bicycle highways are a great way to get out of the city, far away from the busy roads and the bazillion traffic lights.

I expected this beforehand, but now I know for sure: beef noodle soup is my favorite food in Taipei.

The new Bavarian police law in action:

DNA check of some people on the way to a demonstration.

#noS20 #summitSalzburg

(source in German): twitter.com/watch_union/status

Signed up for an RCC membership in order to rent decent road bikes in Taipei and Hong Kong. The price for rental is ridiculous: 21 EUR/day gets you a brandnew Canyon Ultimate SLX Disc 9.0 with Dura Ace groupset and DT Swiss carbon wheels. And that includes the optional insurance, which brings liability for damages down to ZERO and less than 1000 bucks if the entire thing gets stolen. So they're basically giving them out for free.

"Some people buy an iPhone every year; some are on a two-year cycle; others wait for screens to crack, batteries to die, or apps to slow. Nearly all, though, buy another iPhone, making the purpose of yesterday’s keynote less an exercise in selling a device and more a matter of informing self-selected segments which device they will ultimately buy, and for what price."

Thompson on point, as ever: stratechery.com/2018/the-iphon

Our company is remote only, and I think this site is a good point of reference for anyone interested in how that works: remoteonly.org

A while back I made a popular meme.

So then I went and made the meme real.

The association of German publishing houses (VDZ) is giving a medal of honor to Angela Merkel for her "lifetime political achievements". GOSH, I WONDER WHY.

vdz.de/nachricht/artikel/ehren (DE)

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Enjoying the taste of "high quality coffee beans". (EOUTOFBEANS)

No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

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“Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest.

Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.”

I have a lot of catching up to do 😳

cam.ac.uk/research/news/frankl

The lower level of Daan Park station is so airy and calm.

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