Breton’s Guide to Life (in 10 steps)
This cat has life figured out.
Why not Foursquare?
For everyone looking for a good map application that actually knows where Bloomberg is (or, my perennial annoyance, General Assembly, which Google Maps still can’t find), might I recommend Foursquare? It’s pretty much the best map system if you’re trying to find a building, office, landmark or venue.
If only this were true. I love foursquare, but their search sucks compared to Yelp search. It’s much slower, far less forgiving of spelling mistakes and not as good at making search suggestions.
I’m a superuser on foursquare and an “elite” user on Yelp. I use both of these services a lot. For now, I’m confident in saying that Yelp search is simply better than foursquare search.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
All the world’s major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether.
Surprising how difficult it can be to achieve simplicity.
Update: I didn’t go through with switching away from AT&T. The Virgin Mobile has essentially no coverage at my home or near where I usually work, in SoHo.
Brian X Chen:
The iPhone with a two-year contract on AT&T, for example, costs $200 for the handset and then upward of $90 a month for the plan; over two years, including the cost of the phone, customers pay at least $2,360. With a prepaid plan on Virgin Mobile, which is owned by Sprint, the iPhone costs $650 for the handset, and then $30 a month, including unlimited data (the type of data plan that people are happier with, according to J.D. Power). Over two years, that would cost about $1,370.
It’s a tactic that has worked for decades: trick people up-front and screw them in the rear. Short-term gain, long-term pain. Etc. The carriers thrive on this.
But it’s still pretty jarring to see it laid out in such simple terms: if you’re willing to pay $450 more upfront, you’ll save about $1,000 over the next couple years.