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 particularly hard to go to the purchased section in the App Store…

New Soylent Recipe

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 not a nutritionist and while my google-fu is strong my knowledge of what I…

Soylent: Day 3

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 formula and/or only replacing some meals with food until we can get…

Soylent: Day 2

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 this... My…

Soylent: Day 1

Today I start Soylent with my roommate, well not that exact Soylent, I am using this recipe which I found on this website and then updated it's prices and factored in the price for multiple of certain items to make it last a minimum of 30 days. My recipe comes out to $7.10/day which comes in just under the $7.60/day (30 day month rounded down) for a month of Soylent from the main project. I have decided to try and document my process not only for others who are interested but also for myself so I have details on how I felt every day. Before I go into detail on how today is going I want to go over making the…