I’m once again “investing in my future” through the purchase of software for my iPad. I’m playing around with some “mind mapping” software as well as some “getting things done” software.
Scoutmobbing My Lunch
Yesterday my coworker Duke and I went to Firebird Rotisserie for lunch. The restaurant selection was mine because I wanted to use the Scoutmob (did you know that Scoutmob is Atlanta-based?) deal for saving 50% off the bill — up to $20. Of course since we were “saving” money we ordered a little higher-on-the-hog than we normally would have. I had a quarter chicken and rib combo, while Duke ordered a half-rack of ribs. The food was really good and I will definitely return.
You Couldn’t Swing An iPhone 4 Without Hitting A Nerd
After work I cruised over to the “west side” to attend the monthly Atlanta iOS Developers meetup at Strongbox West (a pretty cool space, though I still have no need for it at the moment). It has been some number of months since I last visited and am pleased to say that I felt much more “clued in” to what was being discussed last night. Previously I was an extremely “green” iOS developer, and while I still wouldn’t consider myself to be an expert, I am trying.
The room was very crowded to start the evening (and included maybe six women — I shit you not). The meeting went late, past 9pm, and afterward I joined the small number of people who lasted the entire meeting for a few beers and some food (well, nachos) as a nearby place called Central City Tavern. Attending the “on after” has been something that I’ve wanted to do since I first started attending meetings. I also think that I helped my station in the group when I correctly answered the final question for the Team Trivia which was wrapping up as we entered.
Q: What is the shortest title for a movie which has earned over $250 million?
A: see the very bottom of this post.
ITP Flickr Pic
I correctly answered last night’s final trivia question, but failed to take a photo of anything interesting yesterday. Just wait until I can shoot the new sneakers I purchased yesterday…
66,750+ Reasons Why Daniel Delaney Is A Genius
A few weeks ago I heard about a new podcast called What’s That Food? being done by Daniel Delaney each day of 2011. Each day Delaney will produce a 2-5 minute podcast featuring one food item (though in a recent episode he discussed cast iron and how to properly cure it), providing information about, and a recipe using, the selected item. Thus far each episode has been informative and entertaining.
The real genius behind Delaney’s plan is the advertising model he has adopted for “What’s That Food?” For the first episode it only cost $1 to be the episode’s sponsor. Every day the price of sponsorship increases by $1. If you do the math (I did using a Numbers spreadsheet) Delaney stands to make over $66,750 if he can find a sponsor for each of the 365 episodes he plans to produce this calendar year.
Well, Whadda Ya Know? It’s Top Chef Night!
Tonight I’ll be using another Groupon coupon at Spoon in East Atlanta before heading home to watch Top Chef. If all things go to plan ITP-Reader Betsy will be over watching with me (Tasty China less and somewhat downtrodden since Fabio was eliminated last week) for a good night of “reality” television and wine consumption. I know that I’m looking forward to it.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I have my issues
Current Music – listen to a KEXP podcast featuring an in-studio recording of X
Website Of The Day – One of the recent sponsors of “What’s That Food” was Mobile Cuisine Magazine. You know I love food trucks, in fact I’m hoping to eat some food from the Yumbii truck for lunch.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check, though I should start again tomorrow
Foot Mileage – 23.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (3)
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 12
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
Not to get sick for the entire month FAIL
– Not get fired from my job
– Run no fewer than 75 miles
– Lose two pounds
– Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book
2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than two half-marathons
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions