Archive for November, 2022

Quantum superposition

November 21, 2022

Quantum superposition visualized – Bratislava 21.11.22. You notice it when your turn is the next one, but the previous is quantum stuck … on and on …

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Ringelmann effect

November 18, 2022

Prompted by a post  I came across on ‘removing waste’ from processes, I contemplated on the Ringelmann effect today, which in a nutshell is along the lines: ‘the more people are involved in a task, their average performance decreases, each participant tending to feel that their own effort is not critical.’ It is all about the right balance between waste and efficiency.

DiVino … wine not?

November 14, 2022
I was impressed with the name of wine not? when I saw it for the first time in Bratislava. Over the weekend organisers of DiVino annual festival in Bulgaria were posting a lot, so passing by the main square in Bratislava today – I thought how well both Slovak and Bulgarian marketeers of wine know what they are doing. In vino veritas … in aqua sanitas …

14 Nov. 2022, Hlavné námestie, Bratislava

View from up & down

November 10, 2022

Bratislava, 2022: same place – Old City Hall – photo on the left was taken on 27 Feb. 2022, photo on the right on 6 Nov. 2022. Same place, but looks somehow different – depending on where you look at it from – up or down.

 

St. Archangel Michael – 2022

November 8, 2022

As St. Archangel Michael is my name patron saint, I can’t help dropping a line on that day. In most icons he is depicted with a sword in his right hand, and a scroll in his left. But in some early icons, instead of scroll, he is holding a sphere. The inscription deciphered reads as “Christ the Righteous Judge” – see John 7:24. More on the inscription here > >>

Byzantine Museum, Athens, 14th century, Photo Giovanni Dall’Orto

Bulgarian School – Bratislava

November 3, 2022

On the occasion of November 1st – the Day of People’s Awakening in Bulgaria – paying tribute to writers, educators and leaders of the Bulgarian Renaissance, children from the Bulgarian School in Bratislava had a great concert tonight.

The school has opened doors in November 1948 with the aim of keeping the Bulgarian spirit, culture and traditions at the center of Europe. Named after the great Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev (1848-1876), the school complies with the standards of both the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and the Slovak system of public education.

Highlights from the celebration 3/11/2022 >>>