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.

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