It was 20 years ago today … we were new to Europe. I had gone ahead in October of 1999 to find an apartment and get some basics set up. A stayed behind in Northern California to wind things down and take care of the odds and ends before coming in November to our new … [Read more…]
From IEEE Spectrum: New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy 15 Oct 2019 | 15:00 GMT New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy Novel algorithms are secure like blockchains, but simpler, faster, and more energy-efficient By Charles Q. Choi A nearly zero-energy alternative to Bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that promises as much security but … [Read more…]
From SwissInfo: The United Nations is facing a serious cashflow crisis, as 63 states – including its largest contributor, the United States – have not paid their annual dues. In Geneva, officials at the UN’s European headquarters (UNOG) are considering ways to cut costs, while the host nation looks on anxiously. The statement by UN … [Read more…]
Sometime in the early 2000’s, I took a trip to Paris from Neuchatel Switzerland, where we lived. Getting to Paris was easy as the TGV ran between Zurich or Bern through Neuchatel to Paris. You could literally have breakfast in Neuchatel and four hours later, have lunch in Paris. The hotel I stayed at was … [Read more…]
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While living in Neuchatel Switzerland, we captured some incredible photos of the Alps from the balcony in our apartment. Here are a few:
In 2006, I bought a Renault Twingo. I was able to change the Renault hood ornament for one I made of plaster and paint.
Daily Alta California, Volume 1, Number 104, 30 April 1850 REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE On the Derivation and Definition of the Names of the several Counties of the State of California, &c. Sutter. — This county is named after Captain John Augustus Sutter, from Switzerland, and formerly a military officer under Charles X. He … [Read more…]