This year’s RVA Hackathon is a 12 hour event on June 22nd, 2013 for attendees to develop an idea they’ve been meaning to tackle. There are no restrictions on platform or language and there is no theme. At the end of the event we’ll have everyone present what they made and award the best stuff.
Sound like a decent way to spend a Saturday? Sign up now! We can only admit a limited number of people and slots will fill up fast.
This is gonna be fun, you guys. Hope to see everyone there!
Elixr 1.0.2 Now Available
The 1.0.2 version of the Elixr app is now available. Improvements since our 1.0 release include:
- Username autocomplete (as shown in video). Just start typing the ‘@’ character in any text field and we’ll figure out who you’re trying to mention.
- New activity notification. The account icon will pulse briefly when you have new followers, comments, or likes in your Activity Feed.
- Better Foursquare results when finding a venue during posting.
- Runs on the iPad in iPhone size.
- Bug fixes and optimizations. Because who doesn’t want a better app?
If you have Elixr installed, the App Store should offer you the upgrade automatically. Or, you can install it.
Gettin’ better every day. Also, did you know that long pressing on the comment button presents a quick editor?
Making a Negroni with Buzz Andersen
Buzz Andersen (buzz on Elixr) graciously chatted with me (Marc) about his love of cocktails. I know a lot more about consuming cocktails than making them, and I suspect some other Elixr members are in the same boat. So, I asked Buzz to take us through how to make a simple cocktail that uses basic ingredients and tools we may already own. He chose the Negroni.
- Sweet vermouth
- Orange peel as garnish
- Mixing glass
- Bar spoon or stirrer of some sort
- Drinking glass (a cocktail glass to serve up, or an old-fashioned glass to serve on the rocks)
- Knife or peeler
- Pour 1 oz. each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth into the mixing glass.
- Add ice to the mixing glass.
- Gently stir the contents of the mixing glass for 20 seconds.
- Pour the contents of the mixing glass through the strainer into the drinking glass. If serving in an old-fashioned glass, add fresh ice to the old-fashioned glass before straining.
- Garnish the drink with a slice of orange peel made using a knife or peeler.
Buzz also notes that if you get into making the Negroni often, a pinch of salt to the mixing glass can soften the edge of the Campari and thus improve the drink.
Apologies that my part of the audio has a ring to it. I need to invest in a good microphone. But, Buzz sounds great and I learned a lot, including the difference between a shaker and jigger!
The Negroni photos were kindly taken by Buzz.
This just gave me a strong desire to start an Elixr podcast.