My name is Jesper Sören Dramsch and I am currently an postgrad geophysics student in Hamburg, Germany.
The vital spark to create this blog lies within the current situation I am in. I moved to Oslo, Norway for two months to work for Fugro Seismic Imaging AS. Just recently on monday I started my internship and so far it has been very amazing. To my fortune the spoken language is English, because I don't speak a word of Norwegian yet (let's see if this changes by time). That's why I was even more surprised, when one of my asian colleges started speaking German fluently. Furthermore my colleagues are very friendly and seem to be very willing to help that new intern.
You know I'm a huge nerd. Who am I telling that?! Accordingly I have to say:
This company is amazing!
The officespace I got as an intern are two tft-widescreens with direct access to a cluster with about 1000 CPUs available. "Ok", I thought, "I'm just an intern I won't have access to that...". But I do. When we were talking about the project I'm working on, the manager said something like "Yeah I think we can maybe reserve 40 CPUs for you." This is more than 20 times of the computing power I have at home. So the calculation I needed for my BSc thesis took the entire night at home. Here it takes 20 minutes. Moreover Fugro had the software I needed ready to go! So my job is to get myself into using this software pack.
Well I thought that would be the easy part, but it turns out that Fugro has several clever extensions to the code, which I need to get used to. But so far the output of the program is looking pretty promising.
Let's talk about Oslo some more. Oslo is a nice city, but probably you would not go here just for the beatiful city. If you really do it the norwegian way you take the "trikk" and get out into nature. My beautiful girlfriend is staying with me for two weeks and so far we have made some nice walks out into the nature, but I will elaborate on that in future posts. Nevertheless I will never forget the shock I got from the prices in Oslo. I would have never believed anyone telling me and so it caught me flat-footed. Oslo is the most expensive city in the world and now I know why. Just to give you some numbers:
- Milk 1l > 2€
- Yoghurt 500g > 2€
- Bread 750g > 3€
- Water 1,5l > 1€
- Dried Figs 200g > 20(!)€
- Noodles Barilla 500g > 5€
We adjusted to the prices and even found some cheap food. And I've got to say that Fugro takes care of their employees. You get lunch even below german price level, which is really nice.
So basically this weblog will be about me, my live and the stuff I so much love to do.
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