AT&T IPhone “Direct Fulfillment” is Flawed.

My wife and I waited in line early morning the day of the IPhone 3G launch.  By the time we got in the AT&T store they had sold out of all 16gig models so they put them on order for “direct fulfillment”.

She got the white model and received hers two days ago.  I got the black one and still have not received mine.

My buddy, Billy, went into the same store after work the day of the launch and signed up for the direct fulfillment of the same model I ordered.  He just received confirmation that his is at the ATT store ready to be picked up.

So why did I wait in line?!

iPhone 3G

Missy and I hopped in the line at our local AT&T store this morning at 7am to try and get ourselves two iPhone 3Gs (16gig).  At this point the line already wrapped around the side of the building.  We finally got into the store at about 11am to find that they had sold out of the 16G version.

They set us up with “direct shippment” of the phones so they should arrive within 5-10 days.
I can’t wait!

Home Brew

Missy and I started doing home brewing (beer micro-brewing).  Its really a blast and provides us with lots of a high quality and inexpensive beer.  The average 5gal batch costs about $20-25 and yields about 54 (12oz) bottles.  Thats about $0.37 to $0.46 per bottle.

Our favorite supplier is Materagaia.  They supply organic, pre-measured, complete recipes as well as all of the supplies and starter kits you could want.

The hobby has a bit of waiting involved, but if you properly plan and stagger your batches you can bottle as often as you like.

We currently have 1 porter batch that has almost been entirely consumed (Rev. Porter).

We also have the following in the works.

Primary Fermentation (1 week to 10days till secondary)

  • Dark Horse Stout
  • Pale Horse Raspberry Ale

Secondary Fermentation (1 week till bottle)

  • Pale Horse Ale
  • Sunny Smiley Happy Summer Whit (Belgian Whit)

We also have a few recipes already purchased and ready to go

  • Barbie (American Blonde)
  • Honey Kolch
  • Strawberry Creme Ale

And have the following in the works

  • Blackened Voodoo Clone
  • Pete’s Wicket Ale Clone
  • Commie Bastard (Russian Imperial Stout)

The Pale Horse that is in secondary will be ready to bottle today and ready for early consumption this weekend.  The Belgian Whit will need to be transfered to another secondary vessel, and the stout should be good to transfer to secondary this weekend.