Playing around with GoAngular

UPDATE 12/23/13 On December 21st, 2013 Firebase reached out to me because of this blog post to ask for what exactly I found more desirable in goAngular/goInstant over AngularFire/Firebase and to point out the updated documentation for AngularFire which has really simplified the API. Not only has the API been cleaned up but so has the documentation itself, it is much easier to follow and use as a reference instead of discerning it just from examples/minimal docs. I plan on playing with again to see how it compares to goInstant and possibly writing a more in-depth review of the two as more of a…

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First thoughts on iOS 7

After watching WWDC's keynote I couldn't wait to get my hands on iOS 7. I was able to hold off for just under 2 weeks before I broke down and renewed my iOS developer license. I had been planning on playing with some HTML5/CSS3/JS -> iPhone platforms again which is how I justified it to myself. I downloaded the beta and restored my phone and here is what I found. This is probably obvious to most iOS devs and probably the majority of people but even though I have installed betas in the past I never remember them completely wiping all my apps forcing me to re-download them all. It wasn't part…

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New Soylent Recipe

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After taking a few days (Last Thursday-Saturday) off Soylent I made a new batch on Sunday. Here is my altered recipe, Tyler and I re-did the whole thing to have the default serving sizes for everything and then you just change the "Soylent Serving" to adjust the totals. It is much easier to tweak and play with now and the instructions auto-update with the amounts. Tyler has a slightly different recipe that I will link to when I get a chance to get the link from him. I know that some of my numbers are high but I checked them all to make sure they weren't too high. Unfortunately I am n…

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Soylent: Day 3

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Day 3 of Soylent and if I am being completely honest I am not doing well. Rob informed me on the discussion boards that my numbers were too low and I should up them and so this morning I re-mixed my Soylent. I just took what I mixed last night, dumped it back in the blender and added more oat powder (for the calories) and more fitness fiber (for, duh, the fiber). I think the fiber is helping because my restroom visits have been "better" but I still feel slightly sick to my stomach, gassy, and bloated. My roommate, Tyler, is feeling about the same. We are going to discuss changing the…

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Soylent: Day 2

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Today was the second day of Soylent and I have some good and bad things to report. First of all in the "good" column, I really like how easy it is to mix your Soylent even if you do it every day (Once I lock down my recipe I will make larger batches). I just made tomorrow's Soylent and it took <15min. Once you have your routine down it goes quite fast. I also like not worrying about food, it's nice not to have to plan breaks for it. As far as the taste goes I can't really tell if I liked it more/less than yesterday but it is only day 2. Now for the not-so-good bit. How do I phrase…

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