Rain rain rain. That’s all it does these days. It’s cold and wet and dreary and (even without the corona issues) it would be the perfect time to stay inside.
This morning I searched my drawer for an appropriate sweater to wear. I don’t have many – I found one, which is actually one more than I expected to find. I don’t usually wear sweaters, but maybe that will change now that I am at home and not in a climate controlled workplace. We’ll see…
Some interesting things I came across today:
- Amsterdam’s public transportation company GVB now shows how busy their buses and trams are (news article in Dutch on their website or check out this nltimes.nl article in English). However note that they are not using real time data, but rather historical data which shows how busy the vehicle was at the same time in the past.
- An 8 minute YouTube video from the Haagse Dingen van toen channel which shows how different Grote Markt used to be 25 years ago when it was actually a major street with cars, buses and trams flying past. These days it is closed off and only pedestrians and cyclists can enter – see some photos of the Grote Markt shopping area from denhaag.nl.
- Dutch coronavirus app rolls out nationally Oct. 10 after months of talks from nltimes.nl. I do plan on downloading it, although I’ll apply the same principle I usually apply for downloading major iOS versions: wait a few days and see if any major bugs or privacy issues are found first.