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Butter Chicken Curry @ Spicy Green RestaurantAlways so good!!! Consistency isn’t what it was at the old location, but the food is ready so much faster! Via Foodspotting

Butter Chicken Curry @ Spicy Green Restaurant

Always so good!!! Consistency isn’t what it was at the old location, but the food is ready so much faster!

Via Foodspotting

Shasta Chips @ The Copper Pig BBQ & Social HouseSo good. Great snack while working through their list of 40+ beers!Via Foodspotting

Shasta Chips @ The Copper Pig BBQ & Social House

So good. Great snack while working through their list of 40+ beers!

Via Foodspotting

starwars:

Spotlight of the Week - Lightsabers

starwars:

Spotlight of the Week - Lightsabers

parislemon:

Tony Schwartz:

Many retailers, for example, seek to save money by understaffing. The result is rushed, overworked and mistake-prone employees and higher turnover, which leads to unhappy, antagonized customers. The counterintuitive solution, Ms. Ton says, is to increase “slack” — meaning to have more employees available than are absolutely required at any given time of day.

QuikTrip, in contrast with most of its competitors, purposely overstaffs stores so that they can accommodate employees with emergencies or who are sick or on vacation. The result is happier employees and better-served customers. Ms. Ton cites one study of a 500-store retailer that found that every additional $1 spent on employee salaries resulted in an increase of anywhere from $4 to $28 in sales.

Funny that.

parislemon:

Satya Nadella:

A great idea shouldn’t have to wait for you to get back to a particular device. An impromptu call with a customer shouldn’t be delayed because you don’t have the right data on hand. Life moves too fast to put limits on where and how you work. Just as the best camera is the one you have with you, sometimes the right device is the one closest at hand. Simply put, our vision is to deliver the best cloud-connected experience on every device.

A few buzzwords aside, this is a great post. Clear and fairly concise. It seems like he gets it.

Meat Burrito @ Lil’ Amigo’s Taco ShopMmmmmm.Via Foodspotting
Steve and I spent months and months working on a part of a product that, often, nobody would ever see, nor realize was there. It didn’t make any difference functionally. We did it because we cared, because when you realize how well you can make something, falling short, whether seen or not, feels like failure.
Jony Ive, talking about building Apple products with Steve Jobs during a long sit-down with John Arlidge. (via parislemon)

parislemon:

Eugene Wei:

We now live in that age, though it’s not the desktops and laptops but our tablets and smart phones that are the instant-on computers. Whether it’s transformed Amazon’s business, I can’t say; they have plenty going for them. But it’s certainly changed our usage of computers generally. I only ever turn off my iPad or iPhone if something has gone wrong and I need to reboot them or if I’m low on battery power and need to speed up recharging.

In this next age, anything that cannot turn on instantly and isn’t connected to the internet at all times will feel deficient.

So true. After a week on the road, I just booted my my desktop computer — it boots pretty fast, under 20 seconds, but it still seems like forever versus just hitting a button to turn on the screen of my iPhone or iPad.

I still remember the days it would take several minutes to start up a computer. And when you were supposed to shut them down after using them. Seems like ancient history.

'Tis the season! (at Heritage Neighbourhood)

'Tis the season! (at Heritage Neighbourhood)