This is my portfolio summarizing my experiences in the Leiden University master's honours course "Leiden Revisited: Social Control and Social Cohesion in Insecure Times". This portfolio consists of a number of small essays about different topics that were assigned before each lecture and were refined after. Some entries are written long after the lectures took place.
The shared laundry facilities at campus Leidsche Schans felt very busy to the residents making use of it. I tracked laundry machine use and used this data to make this report. After sending it to the housing company, they took action.
I once gave a lunch lecture about chicken nuggets. Here is the accompanying paper. This is a joke, don't take it too seriously. The abstract follows.
The right amount of sauce on a chicken nugget used to be difficult to quantify. With a new proposed physical quantity and its unit of measurement a standard sauce dose can be tuned to a persons personal preference. The saucisity s is defined as a volume of sauce per amount of nuggets. Introducing the Ronald, rss “Ron, a unit of saucisity referring strictly to McNuggets. One Ronald is defined as a litre of sauce per kilonugget. Furthermore, an analysis of the menu of McDonald’s is done and a model that describes combinations of chicken nuggets is presented.