Where is Knud Rasmussen land?


Knud Rasmussen was a great Arctic explorer, and in honor of his exploits, a large swathe of land on the northern coast of Greenland was named after him. Looking at a modern map of Greenland, I was surprised to see much of what I knew as Knud Rasmussen Land had become Kronprins Frederik Land. Not being able to find any clear explanations for what used to count as Knud Rasmussen Land, and what counted now, I decided to dig into the story and summarize it here for any curious souls.

Using git to manage your research / thesis


An important part of managing research projects is having the right tools for the job. Even for projects without code, git can be a powerful tool for managing notes and collaborating on papers, especially in comparison to a setup consisting of emails + shared Dropbox folders. Consider the following workflow:

Map of Luxembourg post boxes


After moving to Luxembourg, I decided to write some code to scrape the addresses of all post boxes in the city from this website and put them into Google Maps, allowing me to find the nearest post box as well as learning a bit about pulling data from websites. For some reason, such a map was not available from the post office, and the website itself didn’t help. It gives the addresses of the post boxes sorted alphabetically, which in itself is not as helpful as a map. Since the local address convention is to put street number before street name, the addresses are sorted by street number, which is even less helpful.