Sometimes we head into Labor Day Weekend with our head held up high, thinking about autumn setting in. You know, the leaves changing, the waning summer heat, and the onset of post-season baseball. Unless you're a San Francisco Giants fan, because that is simply not happening this year. What better way to cope with the pending disappointment than a nice luscious bottle of red?
As August begins, and the insane heat subsides from much of the country to give way to a more survivable warmth, the window to celebrate the longer days begins to close. The time to seize your summer is now! Barbecues! Beer! Driving with the windows down! Forgoing socks! Well, that's not for everybody. These are some of the quick hits from the the app store worth checking out while you're in the shade or in beach traffic.
If you want to share everything you love, Twitter alone just won't cut it. Social microblogging apps are where it's at, but most are tailored to a specific service, and remembering which one to use can be a bit of a pain. Oink is nothing short of a game changer. It does everything you'd expect from a social rating app, but with an Apple-like elegance and a whimsical, anything-goes attitude unsurpassed by its peers.
When I was a young man, I stumbled upon a Ben Franklin quote that read, “Beer is proof that God exists and wants us to be happy.” I’m no longer a young man and I’ve since been told (by people much smarter than me) that Franklin probably never said that, but I adore the sentiment and the quote still hangs above my desk.