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Actually I think it's kind of cool
Sometimes you have a problem, you Google, and someone has the answer and you think "this guy's my hero today!"
Now I get to be my own hero
A while ago some coworkers were Googling for something and they stumbled upon my blog.
It didn't help them as my blog was now outdated (I wrote it like two months earlier, friggin' fast moving technology) and they needed the newest version, but it's pretty cool to be one of those guys you find when you Google for solutions
Then you notice you wrote the article four years ago ...
4 years ago? I've had that in mere months.
Then again going to admit sometimes on purpose...
Now back before google if I solved something I might have thought to myself: damn that's good, I should remember this, perhaps even making some sort of bookmark, i.e. //SPECIAL-COMMENT-FOR-FUTURE (though usually just a mental note).
Months/years later: damned if I can remember where I did X, ok, I added a comment, lets search for IMPORTANT_COMMENT ... yeah, results not so good.
stuck on something... lets try google: yup, found some OK-ish solutions. but after seeing how they did (or even just describe the issue) figure out my own better way (or not).
OK post it into CP (or lets face it, onto SO)
Guess what, when I want to remember I'll just google it back. Nicely categorised, and quite fast too.
Yeah using message boards as a personal repository - is that a bad thing?
Why would you want to weight ingredients while you add them?
That is actually a cool feature!
When I have to weigh something I usually weigh it with my pan, saves me some dishes.
So first I have to cook 100 g of rice (weighed with pan), but then I have to add 50 g of another ingredient and how am I going to weigh that without making something dirty to weigh it in?
I could weigh the pan again, but at that point it would melt my scale.
Weighing directly in the pan would solve all my weighing problems (really, not being sarcastic here)!
Other than that it seems this pan is pretty stupid, I mean backlight for a "pleasant visual appeal"?
Anyway, not "smart", just "connected" (apparently)...
another fascinating thing I find with all this iot is that it nearly always comes with a social media angle.
Dealing with businesses these days biggest worry is our privacy, but when it comes to social media including a shitload of iot let's show the world almost every aspect of our personal life.
Everything done and used in the [once was] privacy of our homes is being put out there.
Yeah I know it's different information, how much money vs what I own, street address vs what my house looks like (inside and out), my medical condition compared to what I often/never eat/drink ...
details private, clues aplenty.
JUST WHAT MARKETING ALWAYS WANTED
1 sure in the old days they always wanted to know how much disposable income you have,
and from that they would try and guess
2 what you spend that money on,
3 what is your "quality" target (i.e. do you buy Ikea or custom made furniture), hotel or B&B,
4 when, where, how you buy, how much do you buy, how much do you use ...
In the old days they would use #1 to "guess" 2, 3, 4 ...
now with social media they have 2, 3 and 4 handed to them on a platter
- it's exactly the info they always wanted - they know exactly how to target you.
- and it's also a hell of a lot easier to calculate #1 given 2, 3 and 4 than the other way around.
so really, apart from things like actual credit card numbers really what does "privacy" mean when we tell organisations not to share our info but we let our devices do it?