What’s Up Wednesday #23 - Whats after your goals, Google and Privacy, Personal Finance, Apple Car, Smart Home Upgrades
Happy Wednesday everyone!
What happens when you reach your goals?!
„One of the enemies of sound, lifelong motivation is a rather childish conception we have of the kind of concrete, describable goal toward which all of our efforts drive us. We want to believe that there is a point at which we can feel that we have arrived. We want a scoring system that tells us when we’ve piled up enough points to count ourselves successful.
So you scramble and sweat and climb to reach what you thought was the goal. When you get to the top you stand up and look around and chances are you feel a little empty. Maybe more than a little empty.
You wonder whether you climbed the wrong mountain.”
- John Gardner in Personal Renewal
Google hates privacy regulations
🕵️ Google’s iOS apps release cycle before & after Apple asks to disclose privacy labels. The pattern is probably just a coincidence. We all know “transparency forms the bedrock of [their] commitment to users”… Thomasbcn on Twitter
I really appreciate the steps Apple takes to protect privacy. All others just talk about it.
Personal Finance Philosophies
Save like a pessimist and invest like an optimist. They’re different skills that can contradict each other. But you need both to build wealth over time. Survive the short run to enjoy the fruits of the long run.
I like nice stuff. But I try to only want it when it’s comfortable, convenient, efficient, or delicious, rather than fooling myself into imagining it’ll bring some higher level of importance.
Most financial mistakes come when you try to force things to happen faster than is required.
🚘 The AppleCar seems to come closer to reality. CNBC published a story that Apple is close to finalizing a deal with Hyundai/Kia. The car is scheduled to roll out sometime this decade. I guess Apple will want to control the software and hardware (as they do with their other products) and think that they can get an edge over other car manufacturers especially with their knowledge of software and silicon-chips.
Smart Home Upgrade
🖥 Moving into a new apartment made me install various smart-home plugs to control the lights. To add some swag I decided to build an old kindle into a low-power and nice-looking screen following Matt Healy’s blog post. If you are into programming and want to have a nice screen showing information like weather, how much you spent this month, arriving deliveries, or anything else I would recommend you to buy an old kindle for a few bucks on eBay!