Upcoming Travels

I have quite a bit of upcoming travel. If you, dear Reader, happen to be around any of these events (or just in the same cities), just get in touch and we might be able to get a coffee.

July 2017

  • I will be in Valencia for FEMS 2017, July 9-13
  • I will be in Lisbon on July 20 for LxMLS 2017
  • I will be in Prague on July 21-25 for ECCB/ISMB 2017. I have poster about ngless at BOSC, but I will be around for the whole conference.

September 2017

November 2017


XKCD Explains why food in San Sebastian is so good

tl;dr: If you like food and you have not yet been to San Sebastian, you’re doing life wrong.

I think this xkcd comic explains why the food in San Sebastian is so good:


This is a place where many bars serve elaborate pintxos (small dishes) to a wide audience, food items which would be fancy and expensive cuisine anywhere else:

pork hand with liver

On the TV, there was an ad for a place that sells molecular cuisine equipment.

Here they are cooking elaborate food all the time. So, when you are good here, you are at the top of the world. This is how this small town has two restaurants in the top 20 of Restaurant Magazine. This town has a total of 17 Michelin stars (including three 3-star restaurants). It’s absurd.


PS: The James Joyce reference in the XKCD seems to be real. Here one collection of his letters, a portrait of the artist as a pervert