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Humidity in Amsterdam

July 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Today when walking around Amsterdam, sweating, I remembered when my friend Jeff and I stepped out of the Bangkok airport in November 1997. It was the first time I’d really felt humidity just hit me. We walked out and I thought “oh, that’s what high humidity feels like”. We then took a taxi at crazy speeds down a freeway, but his speedometer said “0”; that’s a different story.

Relative Humidity in Bangkok in November is about 82%, which is still higher than the average of 72% in July in Amsterdam. Either one is too high for me!


If you’re wondering, the Relative Humidity % in July in Fargo is 55%, Seattle is 61%, maybe 68% in San Francisco, Salt Lake City is dry at 26%, and New York City is 57%.

Video Explaining Where I Work

July 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Lorie and I were at the launch of Planet Lab’s 88 satellites back in February 2017, although we don’t appear in the video, which focuses on that launch but covers quite a bit more. It gives a good overview of Planet, what we’ve built, and the challenges to get there.¬†So sit back and watch the 16-minute “All-Seeing Eye In The Sky” video:


Fresh Haircuts

July 15, 2017 Leave a comment

BMW in Berlin 

July 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Not far from mt office in Berlin is a BMW showroom. A new 5 series electric hybrid is around 90-100k Euro. I will not be buying one! Nice cars and motorcycles though. 

More Amsterdam Art

July 11, 2017 2 comments

Notice the mam standing at the end of the ladder. It’s a statue that’s part of the art instalation. 

Concord at Heathrow Airport

I didn’t realize that there was a Concord sitting at LHR, but we rolled past it today on our way to take off from LHR to AMS.

Rental for a day

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