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Day 2 Hook of Holland to Schiphol airport

Three & Stena rip off
A bad start to the day!

Unfortunately for my bank balance, I slept like a log on the boat, last night.

Stena has now discovered a little ruse to cash in whilst you are sleeping. They now have onboard cell service which if your phone is set to roaming it will quickly latch onto. This seems to be outside the EU roaming agreement so Three will charge you £6 per MB not good when the phone likes to back itself up at night 🙁 🙁 even worse 3 then decides to cut off your free data roaming until the next bill cycle.

It was a cold start to the day with lots of ground frost. I did my usual little tour of the Hook before I finally made it to the right path along the dunes straight into an Easterly wind. I eventually found a cafe open to defrost myself with a traditional three-egg starter to the day! No wonder the Dutch are so tall. Then it was through endless woods and forest paths all very pleasant but my mind was wondering if I could get the cycle boxed.

At the airport, once on the free WiFi, I quickly found the Baggage Storage Depot in the basement between Arrivals 1 & 2 who sold me a huge cardboard box for €23. Fitting the bike in was easy, my main concern was it rattling around in it. Time will tell..

Very impressed by the good design of Schiphol Airport, staff very pleasant and even the security guys were very cheerful and jokey even better you just leave your stuff in the bag and it just scans it in full 3D

The ride was only 50 miles all on traffic-free paths

A little bit of escapism

I’m leaving Boris in his proverbial ditch and trying to catch up a little on my cycling which is currently 3,000 miles down on last year. This escapism was bought about by this little post which caught my eye:

Particularly the bit about no winter! So coupled with me getting a place on DC Rainmakers open evening in Amsterdam a plan began to form 🙂

Today was the first stage of that plan, biking to Harwich so I could get my favourite overnight ferry to The Hook allowing me to bike to Schipol Airport tomorrow where apparently I can get a cardboard box and pack my bike up at the airport to go to Bangkok tomorrow night 🙂 and then returning in time for Ray’s do.

The ride was uneventful apart from all the regular cafes being closed and the really cold wind, offset in the day by the sun but quickly cooling down in darkness. Unfortunately I had accidentally booked on tomorrows ferry 🙁 but for £9 it was quickly sorted.

I replaced the unreliable Lumotec dyno light last night and the new SON light seems superb so hopefully, I can venture into the deepest night now plus the new 35mm tyres are fantastic on the muddy rutted Essex lanes.

Now to bed!

 

 

Big Data Magic Source

Fun Talk last night was by David Stillwell a Cambridge University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science and
Academic Director of the Psychometrics Centre. Even though it did cost £5 for entry as it was put on by  CSAR.

Once again I forgot to take my phone so no images of his many slides. He originally developed the MyPersonality app on Facebook between 2007-12 which garnered over 6 million profiles predating the Cambridge Analytica scandal interestingly 30% of folks opted to give him their FB data,

His latest offering is https://applymagicsauce.com/   where you upload a zip file of your FB data. This is what it predicted for me from my posts and separately for my comments:

The following prediction is based on 4363 Facebook posts, from which 57743 words were used

Age

33

Your digital footprint suggests that your online behaviour resembles that of a 30-39 years old

Psychological Gender

Average (50%)
  • 16%
    Masculine
    Feminine
Your digital footprint suggests that you are Male

Big 5 Personality (Predictions are expressed as percentiles)Take personality test

Average (50%)
  • Conservative and Traditional
    51%
    Liberal and Artistic
  • Impulsive and Spontaneous
    56%
    Organized and Hard Working
  • 37%
    Contemplative
    Engaged with outside world
  • Competitive
    51%
    Team working and Trusting
  • 44%
    Laid back and Relaxed
    Easily Stressed and Emotional

Openness to experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are aware of your own feelings but don’t get carried away with your imagination either. You might say that you embrace change when it is necessary while still resisting it when you think it is not, and that beauty is important to you, but it’s not everything.

Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are random and fun to be around but can also plan and persist when life requires it. It appears that depending on the situation, you can make quick decisions or deliberate for longer if necessary.

Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are similar to people who prefer low-key social occasions, with a few close friends. You might say that it’s not that you are afraid of large parties; they’re just not that fun for you.

Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony.

Your digital footprint suggests that you get along well with others, especially once they have proved themselves to be trustworthy. You seem to have a healthy scepticism about others’ motives, but that doesn’t stop you from considering others to be basically honest and decent.

Neuroticism refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are generally calm. You come across as someone who can feel emotional or stressed out by some experiences, but your feelings tend to be warranted by the situation.

Leadership Potential 

 

Average

 

49%

Jungian Personality Type 

Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging

ISTJs thrive on organisation. They keep their lives and environments well-regulated. They bring painstaking attention to detail in their work and will not rest until satisfied with a job well done. ISTJs are faithful, logical, organized, sensible, and earnest traditionalists. They earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Shutting out distractions, they take a practical, logical approach to their endeavors. Realistic and responsible, they work steadily toward their goals. They enjoy creating order in both their professional and personal lives.

ISTJs are persons of thoughts and (sometimes) emotions. They prefer dealing with the present and factual, using various options to make decisions.

 

The following prediction is based on 3117 Facebook comments, from which 34925 words were used

Age

33

Your digital footprint suggests that your online behaviour resembles that of a 30-39 years old

Psychological Gender

Average (50%)
  • 25%
    Masculine
    Feminine
Your digital footprint suggests that you are Male

Big 5 Personality (Predictions are expressed as percentiles)Take personality test

Average (50%)
  • Conservative and Traditional
    51%
    Liberal and Artistic
  • Impulsive and Spontaneous
    55%
    Organized and Hard Working
  • 41%
    Contemplative
    Engaged with outside world
  • 49%
    Competitive
    Team working and Trusting
  • 44%
    Laid back and Relaxed
    Easily Stressed and Emotional

Openness to experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are aware of your own feelings but don’t get carried away with your imagination either. You might say that you embrace change when it is necessary while still resisting it when you think it is not, and that beauty is important to you, but it’s not everything.

Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are random and fun to be around but can also plan and persist when life requires it. It appears that depending on the situation, you can make quick decisions or deliberate for longer if necessary.

Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.

Your digital footprint suggests that you enjoy and actively seek out social occasions, but would say that they’re not everything. You might say that sometimes it is nice to step back for a while and have a quiet night in.

Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony.

Your digital footprint suggests that you get along well with others, especially once they have proved themselves to be trustworthy. You seem to have a healthy scepticism about others’ motives, but that doesn’t stop you from considering others to be basically honest and decent.

Neuroticism refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions.

Your digital footprint suggests that you are generally calm. You come across as someone who can feel emotional or stressed out by some experiences, but your feelings tend to be warranted by the situation.

Conclusions

Nice to know they think I’m so young 🙂 which probably is why I don’t get too many funeral adverts 🙂
He suggested also going to https://myaccount.google.com/ to check out what Google knows.
My advertisers!

 

Another suggestion was to go too https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences  to see what advertisers are using their data on you for.

An interesting talk.

 

HealthFit app

HealthFit stroll I love the trail that the HealthFit App produces on the iPhone from my Workout app on the iWatch.

This trail is from a 2km stroll along the sea front at Cesarea on our little car tour of Puglia