Journal Entry – 032
The more expensive a car, the more money you lose through depreciation. Say the rate of deprecation is 40% for a 2-3 year old car. This is how the numbers would look:
$30,000 x 40% = $12,000 $60,000 x 40% = $24,000
If you bought a car that cost $30,000 brand new, you would have lost $12,000 to depreciation. If you bought a car that cost $60,000 brand new, you would have lost $24,000 to depreciation. That's the amount for a brand new car from a mainstream/non-luxury brand.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. – Pope John Paul II
A subtle but important change of perspective in the definition of freedom.
Silk sells plant-based yogurt alternatives, AlmondMilk and Soy Milk yogurts. I should try them out. – I did try them out and love them, all except for the Almondmilk Plain flavor. The Almondmilk Vanilla yogurt is my favorite.
Take photos not with the intention of sharing them online. Take photos for yourself, so that you have something to look back on, so that you have memories of the event.
Samosas with sweet tamarind sauce taste really good!
In prayer, we lift ourselves up to God. In the sacraments, He comes down to us. – Scott Hahn
That is an interesting way at looking at it, though it does make sense to me.
30 Seconds to Mars' “This is War” would be a great song for an Ace Combat music video.
I'm starting to notice a number of posts online about how Spotify is an evil service, that the artists are barely getting paid, or that Spotify is mining user data. All to say that everyone should stop using it. I think people are looking at it the wrong way.
- As far as artists not getting paid: Spotify is just a tool for finding great music. When you do find music that you love, then support the artist by buying their CDs or their individual tracks. Don't pay for a Spotify subscription as a means to support the artist. Here's another way to support an artist, buy tickets to their concerts.
- As far as mining user data: Unless somebody can prove to me that Spotify can perform behavior modifications using my user data, with the same effect that Facebook accomplished with their news feed, I don't see what the problem is... yet. Also, if Spotify is really mining my user data for ads, they are doing a horrible job with it. They keep playing an advertisement for coffee, when I don't even drink coffee.
I should stop checking my write.as stats. I lost an email subscriber and I'm disappointed. This kind of thing shouldn't even upset me though.
Dropped my Speed3 at the dealership to get the clutch replaced. They gave me a 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring as a loaner car. I was hoping they would give me a Mazda3 hatchback or a turbo Mazda6, but no luck.
Another soccer class for Davin. He is getting better in each new session. He's getting faster at dribbling now, but still needs to work on his focus.