So with the recent growth of internet of things (IOT), smartlocks are inevitable. Just last week the $99 Lockitron Bolt was released where users can lock/unlock door to the home with just their mobile phone and no key is needed. I wonder what the impacts are?
Would we freakout more then ever if we lose our phone?
What does it mean when our phone battery dies?
Would locksmiths get more/less business?
Would locksmiths need to re-train?
Would locksmiths have to be extra careful since locks have become so much more expensive?
Would locksmiths have to charge more because they have to spend more time in each job?
Would thieves have an easier task? (They just need to take your phone)
Maybe thieves like to use windows so it doesn’t really matter?
What happens if my Wifi router is having problem? No power, No network…etc?
*Slightly off topic. Our bedroom door had once locked itself and I had to spend $300 hkd (£30 Gbp) to have a guy “fix” it in less than 2 mins with a piece of plastic.
As much as I’m a gadget geek, i don’t think I’ll be braving this gadget for the time being.
What if there’s an app that wakes you up every morning and show you a different motivation quote? Rather boring right? Now, what if the only way for you to shut off the alarm is for you to read out loud the motivational quote? Start your day on a good note maybe? Just an idea….
If you are in online media and marketing, you really should read this, it’s a peak into how teens think about YouTube, Google, Reddit and some other SM platforms
PieSlice: How to slice up your startup’s equity
Very helpful tool for co-founders to decide how to chop up their startup equity one step at a time.
Most of us already know how inadequate sleep is bad for us, I am definitely guilty of this but it’s still incredibly hard to get enough rest.
So here’s a funny story. I view facebook as a public platform, I see as a tool to promote and share things that I like or find interesting. Its also a good place to expand my network. Which is why I would add my work email address onto facebook so people I’ve met can add me on there (likewise with Linkedin)
The issue occurred when i received multiple emails about a password change to my facebook accounts. I thought someone was just trying to hack me, assuming the hacker can’t get into my email accounts, I still wanted to play it save by requesting a password reset to a stronger password. The world was OK again. Until that very evening when there was ANOTHER reset, only this time the person responsible was able to change my password. I panicked, not understanding how that is possible, maybe i need to change all my email passwords, what if it’s via an email attached to a domain I own (taking over my entire domain and subsequent email accounts), what else do they have access to???? I was getting angry and agitated.
Checking the original facebook email, i realise it was from my old workplace, I realise they shouldn’t have access to anything too private, but I thought I would warn my old boss anyway. 24 hours later I realised they actually wanted access to the company’s facebook PAGE. They didn’t realise facebook pages are attached to personal facebook accounts and thought the password reset would just give them access to their company page! Grrrrr, but then I realise it’s not really their fault they didn’t understand facebook’s complicated system. If anything it’s my fault for keeping my old work email on my facebook account even when I have left already purely due to laziness.
Let this be a warning to you to clear out your facebook email accounts on a regular basis! Simply, click on the triangle on the top left, then Settings and “Edit” next to your email.
It turns out that we see our future selves as strangers. seeing that distance causes many of us to seek immediate satisfaction, often in the form of procrastination.
Shake – Simply Legal
Very nicely designed app that lets you create, sign and send legally binding contracts and agreements, fantastic UX.
Replay All – This website is for sale
If you are an entrepreneur with a website, the chances are you have struggled to think of a good url that is available. This very well made podcast gives interesting insights into the world of domain investment.
If I am to be absolutely honest about how I truly feel, I would tell you I am scared. I’ve long known about the Impostor Syndrome, yet I still can’t shake myself from it.
I’m scared because of how little I know
I’m scared I’m not really good enough to do what I’m hired to do
I’m scared this is the best I will ever be
I’m scared because I expect to be so much more at 30 (31 next week)
I’m scared I’m not smart enough to ever learn to make real money or be successful
I’m scared I’ve picked the wrong career path, yet I don’t know what the correct one would be
I’m scared if I am spending enough time working
I’m scared if I am working so much that neither my brain nor my body are working correctly
I’m scared I’m spending too much time working on things I don’t love
I’m scared to try spending time on things that I do love incase it fails
I’m scared I can’t seem to forget my past failures
I’m scared I will have nothing to show for when I’m 40
I’m scared how angry I feel sometimes
I’m scared I can’t earn enough to allow my parents to retire comfortably soon
I’m scared I am wasting my limited capabilities on the wrong tasks
I’m scared I am baring too much to others
I know there is a lot of fear on money and my own expectation of myself, I am battling these feelings as best I know how to, some days are glorious victories whilst others less so, I know I’m not the only one yet that’s how it often feels.
Good Evening All,
Sorry I missed last week’s email (or maybe you are grateful) was absolutely exhausted after the GetFit.hk workshop and could not find the energy to spam you with boring stories and geeky stuff.