I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sprite

While having a few friends over recently, I had a sudden realization as I considering the different drink options laid out. In front of me, were all the components to recreating Sprite (or whatever lemon/lime soda you’re brand-loyal to).

What a unique opportunity to escape the overdone college staples of crappy screwdrivers, I built something like this:

  • 1 shot lemon rum
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 3-4 oz. club soda

After searching around the internet for a (brief) bit, I was fairly confident that this is not yet a “thing.” As such, I am now making it official.

The closest thing I found was this guy’s recipe which looks like it sucks.

Let me know what y’all think.

iPhone for Verizon

Rumors of the iPhone coming to Verizon have been around for ages, but never before have they be as substantial. Verizon has sent out invitations for a special announcement scheduled for Jan. 11th and at this point, the rumor has pretty much been accepted as fact.

One of the biggest gripes current and would-be iPhone owners have is the quality of AT&T’s network. I think that many of these complaints are overhyped. None of the (many) iPhones owners I know have any complaints with AT&T’s cell reception. Also, the assumption that Verizon’s network will provide for a “better” iPhone experience because of their network is a big question mark that remains to be proven.

This bit on TechCrunch sums up my feelings about the iPhone on Verizon’s network:

According to AppleInsider, Verizon sold an estimated 4.4 million Droids. Verizon has 92 million subscribers while AT&T has 90 million. So 11 million AT&T subscribers are slamming the network while 4 million Droid-ites are tapping Verizon’s network gently. So what happens, then, when the iPhone effect hits Verizon, especially on Verizon’s older, slower CDMA network? Verizon will experience the exact issue that has been plaguing AT&T: the curse of success.

A second carrier is great for Apple but a lot still remains to be seen. Anybody ready to jump the AT&T ship for a Verizon iPhone?

3jam Web App

After I discovered GrandCentral (now known as Google Voice), I quickly became enamored with the power and flexibility Google lent to phone technology. I was also surprised by the number of Google Voice alternatives, I found a number of products (Line2, VoxOx, Phone Booth, Grasshopper).

While most of the aforementioned sites are tailored for business use, 3jam seemed to be much simpler without sacrificing much of the basic functionality of Google Voice and also had numbers available in the elusive 212 area code. Between my actual phone number, Google Voice and 3jam, I have three phone numbers. Unfortunately 3jam doesn’t have an app or even a slick web app like Google does so I decided to create my own.

If you’re as nerdy as I am to be messing around with 3jam, take the web app for a spin, it currently serves as a iPhone-esque SMS interface (as opposed to using SMS shortcodes to send txt messages via your 3jam number). In the future I hope to take advantage of all the other features of 3jam’s API.

Download: 3jam Web App

Is Google the new Microsoft?

Microsoft—in a nutshell—is a company that had one successful product that we are all beholden to—that then used that capital to buy other people’s products and ruin them. They are not bad people, but they do stab their friends in the back. Also, they are a bunch of nerds, which is probably why they have never managed to produce a decent interface.

Google—in a nutshell—is a company that had one successful product that we are all beholden to—that then used that capital to buy other people’s products and ruin them. They are not bad people, but they do stab their friends in the back. Also, they are a bunch of nerds, which is probably why they have never managed to produce a decent interface.

Apple is a company that produces amazing, human-usable products. I love them for the same reason I love any such company, and I forgive them their eccentricities because their products are so amazing. They make decisions that I’m told are bad for me, yet I don’t see that reflected in their products as I use them.

-via motherfucker

Thinking Different

8 In a Row!

Heps ChampsCongratulations to all the guys who competed at the Heptagonal Championship for an Ivy League Record 8 consecutive outdoor track and field championships.

Photo Credit: Dan Grossman



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