Seems like a mother/daughter thing 🙃

If I were rich, I‘d buy myself a small house up in the mountains over there. I love this region.

One of the main reasons I didn’t upgrade to the latest Apple Watch (besides the price) was that ECG wasn’t supported in Germany. Now that this works I might actually reconsider it…

… oh, and if you want to stay, than stay! But do anything. This limbo is going on for months and months and people get tired of all of this and start to not care at all what happens. Probably nothing will happen and we‘ve waisted a lot of time on nothing.

Maybe I‘m too stupid to understand what’s going on in the UK. They want Brexit but they don’t want Brexit. They want a deal but no deal. How many alternatives can there be? Just leave, for God’s sake! Europe has more important things to discuss than this undecided childishness.

It’s a first step. We need more regulation for these topics. People themselves won’t change otherwise… EU Lawmakers Back Wide Ban on Disposable Plastic Products - The New York Times

Oh wow… I think I didn’t update the Drafts beta on my Mac for quite a while. The release today looks a lot different to what I know so far 🙃

Sometimes I feel like I‘m buying Time Zone apps like others do Weather apps.

With my reconciled RSS feeds I get a lot more information and I‘m much more involved with the topics I like than I was with Facebook or Twitter. Facebook scrambled everything together and had a fancy algorithm that showed that my favorite soccer team lost two weeks ago, the win from yesterday wasn’t mentioned. Twitter was a hellscape that just made me angry with uncountable Trump posts other nonsense. I‘m much happier without them. The one thing I still miss is the interaction with international friends though.

Since I deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts I heavily (and happily) rely on my RSS feeds for news. I‘m into US sports (NHL, NFL, NBA), but not sure what’s the best source for a quick overview here. I subscribed to ESPNs feeds. Any better options out there?

Owa I Bin Ned Aloa…
Weil Da Wind Und De Bam Und De Berg Und Da Regn Und Da Schnee Und De Wies’n Und Blattl’n Und Felder San A Nu Do
I Bin Ned Aloa…

🎶 Hans Söllner - Ned Aloa

🏈 Just caught up on a couple of NFL news. Some unexpected trades going on this season… 😮

I just had to use Chrome to log into my Apple ID because Safari wouldn’t let me ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Facebook stored unencrypted passwords… There are no words for this company anymore.

Seems like I lost the lottery this year… 😐

I don’t understand (better: I don’t want to understand) why it is ok for a company to violate laws and regulations for more than ten years and only get fined a tiny amount which they gain tenfold in less than a day. This is not ok. Why do companies do that? Why can’t governments actually fine them? Why doesn’t Google have to pay a 50 billion Euro penalty? If a company – any! company – has more money than probably the majority of countries in the world, they have a responsibility. And that‘s not a responsibility for their „shareholders“. I also don’t understand why their customers and users don’t give a crap about it. Why do they support these companies and their horrible public behavior? Sometimes I question how I can continue to work in this industry. I continue to value more and more to work for a company that’s actually trying to act well and do good things. There’s probably not everything coated in gold as well. But at the very least it’s not evil like Google, Facebook et.al.

I really have no idea which one is which…

All in all, Google had to pay >8 billion Euros to the European Union for penalties now. Don‘t be evil looks different.

So… which Podcast will feature the product manager for AirPods this week? 😉

It‘s funny to see all the Windows people at this business event walking around with their huge laptops carrying those awful power adapters with them, while I sit here at our mobile helpdesk working on my iPad all day long 🙃

Made the most of a little sunshine and did a walking tour over our campus with some stops for an active workshop today.

Apple responds to Spotify’s claims. Also a lot of truth in there… They need to find a common ground to work on. I understand some of Spotify’s claims and the general issue with Apple’s way of charging developers. But I also see where Apples point of view in this case comes from.

I don’t understand how people don‘t care about privacy. Nice video. Apple Illustrates iPhone Privacy with Real-World Analogs

Registered to hopefully be allowed to throw some of my company‘s money at Apple for WWDC again. Even if I don’t get a ticket, I‘ll be there anyway this time. Looking forward to being there! I‘m excited again 🙃