We ended up taking a mildly impromptu trip down to Mexico at the end of September. Originally the plan was to drive down the Baja peninsula to Cabo but that plan fell through and we ended up flying instead. The Cabo beaches weren’t nearly as fun as I’d imagined, but La Paz just blew me away. Anywho check out some travel photos after the jump!
Some recent photos from a day dive over to the Washington coast. Good way to get out of the house, get some sun, and listen to some podcasts.
Just loaded Qik onto my iPhone. It seems pretty awesome, but I’ll withhold final judgement till I’ve tested it for a couple days.
Basically Qik allows you to stream video from your iPhone to the internet live! Or close to live depending on your internet connection.
You can find my videos at http://qik.com/erikpersson
Anyway more later!
I’ve been using GoTime’s iPhone App “Happy Hours” for the last month and a half or so and so far I’m liking it. Basically Happy Hours uses the GPS location of your iPhone to tell you where the nearest happy hours at the nearest restaurants & bars are happening. So how well does it work?
So far pretty good. I’ve been able to find good places to eat & drink around downtown Seattle & Bellevue so far. I never would have thought about checking out the Lucky Strike in Bellevue, but Gotime said they had half-price pizza & beer for happy hour so I had to check it out. Let me tell you it is really good pizza, and so far all their bartenders have known how to pour a mean pint of Guiness.
On the negative, sometimes their info on the exact happy hour specials can be lacking occasionally. But this can only improve.
(Note: So far GoTime is only deployed in the Seattle and Portland,OR regions, so if you aren’t in either areas it’ll probably be of limited value to you in the near future. Though I have heard that they are getting ready to expand into more regions on the west coast)
So besides having a pretty awesome iPhone app, GoTime is also holding a contest to win free tickets to the Seattle International Beerfestival. Who doesn’t like free beer? Full details can be found on their blog here. Basically entry requirements are that you have to pimp them on twitter and your blog (Cough, Sellout, Cough). But like I said uptop, their iPhone app has helped me find some good places to eat a couple times which gives them some brownie points in my book.