Short version: I had a busy week, but made note of a few interesting things I came across.
Empty trains run to Berlin’s empty airport, summaries from Bloomberg in 2015, The Economist in 2017, and BBC in 2018.
It is possible to live relatively normally without a cerebellum, a condition known as cerebellar agenesis.
There are techniques to treat mice to make them transparent, Nature News discusses this paper.
Life is more enjoyable if you make an effort to appreicate things. Example: rather than suffer through doing your laundry, enjoy that you are fortunate enough to have items you like.
From my Inbox
In 2018 I visited 150 places in 45 cities in 4 countries travelling about 35,000 km. I posted 106 photos to Google Maps which were seen 182,107 times.
Advice on New Year’s resolutions
Riding the Tube, I noticed the surge in banking start ups, particularly Viola Black running an advertising campaign referencing Monzo. It seems their SEO game is a little weak, as a google search for them has the top result being from Monzo forums. It makes sense that with Monzo and Revoult being valued over $1bn, you would see a surge in competitors, but the market seems a little saturated?
Jack Straw’s Lane, Oxford
I broke my bike last week, and had to run to pick it up this weekend. Discovered some new routes around Oxford.