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Franconian Switzerland


The global pandemic has thwarted a great deal of my (and everyone else’s) scheduled holidays and confined me to my apartment in Nuremberg since mid-March.

Fortunately, solitary exercises outdoors were and are still allowed to date, and so I’ve made the best of the situation and biked extensively through solitary landscapes in Franconia.

The Franconian Switzerland is an upland in Upper Franconia not far off from Nuremberg (which is situated in Middle Franconia).

I visited the Franconian Switzerland quite often during my student days with my buddies, for the …

Organizational gossip

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Reasons for gossip
  3. Targets for gossip
  4. Conclusion
  5. References

1. Introduction

One characteristic of a good engineer is his observation capability.

This is not necessarily confined to technical systems and non-living objects but covers human behavior as well.

As a matter of fact, you don’t do very well in your career if you aren’t capable of understanding human psychology to some extent and aren’t a good observer of patterns in human mannerisms, beside from the set of technical skills you might have.

Human behavior in competitive social

Back in Slovakia (part 6): Košice


The second-largest city in Slovakia, Košice, has been on my must-see list for quite a while, yet this blog-post is not going to be as comprehensive as the other articles about Slovakia on this website.

It will be a kind of extension to my sabbatical site and to the previously published part 5 (Slovak Paradise).


Though just about half the size of the capital Bratislava, Košice is the undisputed nucleus of Eastern Slovakia. The city is very close to the Hungarian border (twenty kilometers in the …