This is a self-reflective post, interesting mostly if you want to understand what goes on inside my head these days. There’s no practical knowledge to be gained from it, no commentary on politics, popular culture. It’s meta.
Let’s talk for a while about trust issues and data robustness. There’s really two interconnecting stories here so bear with me while I go overboard with the backstory.
In May I flew to Poland for my sister's wedding. Using the opportunity, I went for a nearby concert organized by my favorite pianist in the world. While there, I met a friend whom I haven't seen for years. She told me I looked fat.