The Jalapeña

(Preserved from Salon.)

1 ripe pineapple, cleaned and roughly chopped
½ jalapeño chili, roughly chopped (seeds and veins intact)
1 bottle silver tequila
½ cup sugar
3 cups fresh lime juice

Combine pineapple, jalapeño and tequila in blender and purée. Cover and refrigerate overnight, allowing flavors to develop. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and add lime juice and sugar. Adjust the flavor to taste (sweetness will depend on ripeness of pineapple). Serve chilled straight up or over ice. Garnish with pineapple slice and a jalapeño wheel. Makes approximately one pitcher.

Tale of a morning commute

We just shipped Pocket Rocket, and I thought I would share an example of what it can do. My morning commute is on the 501 Queen from Jameson to Spadina.

If I pull out the app, the first stop I see is the one I’m standing at: Eastbound at Jameson.

If I tap the line with “Jameson”, I am told that I will get to Spadina in 18 minutes.

So I tell my employee, and right on time the streetcar shows up:

I even got a seat! At the predicted time, 10:02, I get to Spadina and my little slice of productivity heaven:

Tiny Planet's offices


If this is the kind of useful app you can use, you can get it right now, in the App store.

Live-blogging the TTC Commission meeting

I’m going to be live-blogging the Toronto Transit Commission meeting happening today (March 24) at 1pm.

I’ve been on a campaign to get someone… anyone … to pay attention to the fact that a project with clear customer service benefits and has already been through a competitive tender is just sitting there about to get cancelled.

Update: I ran out of battery in the 2nd hour of the meeting. Next time I’ll be better prepared.

Summary: The electronic initiatives was a good-news update. The e-commerce project remains “on hold” until June.

TTC Commission Meeting