Elixr for iPhone
A fun, well-made app for recording and rating what you’re drinking. I’ve been testing it out for a few weeks and I’d love to see something like this take off because the data could be extremely useful at scale (not just for individual drinks, but for bars overall).
We were so busy launching and tuning Elixr that I almost forgot to tell you guys about it! The Mobelux team has been designing and developing Elixr for the past few months and we couldn’t be happier with our 1.0.
I’m thrilled to see that people are not only using Elixr, but really understanding the reason behind it. There were a few decent ways to catalog the drinks that you were having, but nothing comprehensive that was letting you share those experiences. And while sharing is core to Elixr, there’s much more than that under the surface. Every time you post and rate a drink you’re helping to build a world-wide database of the best places to enjoy a drink, whether it’s a hand-crafted Old Fashioned or the newest Ale from Dogfish Head.
Got to see the butterfly exhibit one last time at Lewis Ginter before it ended. This time I brought my X100.
The lesson: If the optimist says the glass is half full, and the pessimist says the glass is half empty, the physicist ducks.
‘What If’ is a new blog by Randall Munroe, the author of XKCD, that explores theoretical physics via simple questions like “what if a glass of water was, all of a sudden, literally half empty?” or “how much Force power can Yoda output?” and then plays out the scenarios in exhaustive detail (with XKCD humor injected, of course.) The result is my favorite new thing on the entire internet. Recommended.