Ahold (Dutch owned) is Stop and Shop, Giant, Superfresh, A&P, Waldbaum’s, and some others. Trader Joe’s just made it in this year with a low pass score. The same company (German owned) also owns Aldi and it did not pass.
I think I’ll start buying all my seafood now from Target and Giant. Sadly, Costco has no sustainable seafood policy.
WTF CNN? shows CNN on the top half and your choice of other news organizations on the bottom half. The idea being that CNN has been running some stupid headlines versus more important news found on NPR, BBC, etc.
It still drives me crazy that the more expensive hotels charge for Wi-Fi and, really, that any hotel does. It’s like charging to use the toilet or the TV. Come on, it’s not 1997. Wi-Fi or wire your rooms and let the guests access it free.
OK so, they want a different kind of cup. I’m old enough to remember when, a cup of coffee was not something you walked out of the restaurant with. You sat and drank it and it was not a giant size. It was, a cup. White. With a handle. The cream came in a stainless steel pitcher. Sugar was in a glass jar and you poured it out. The spoon was metal.
The solution to this problem is not a new cup design. The problem is not the cup. The problem is fast food mentality and fast, large drinks. If you want to reduce waste, stop adding more waste and go back to cups of coffee that you drink indoors.
Want a coffee for the car? Bring a thermos. Want a soda while you drive? Bring a can and recycle it.
OK, so, this is a Facebook group of people who worked at Apple in the creative services area. But it was during the early days (when the Apple symbol was a rainbow). The photo section has some nice examples of the work they did. Wish someone would write a book about the work they did.
“If you use favor style over function to make something look like something it is not, you are not a product designer, but a cheesy illusion artist.
Leather buttons, stitches and torn paper edges, multi-screen-multi-column-pseudo-paper-layouts… on the screen it is just kitsch. Kitsch, as in: it wants to appear better than it actually is—and miserably fails at the attempt: Paper doesn’t wear down in the digital dimension. There are no leather buttons in the real world. Meaningless stitches in the UI distract the eye from the information.”
“What rules in digital publishing is not art direction and the craft of layout but, rather, design direction and the anticipatory technical dynamics of templating. Rare is the online publisher—or bedroom blogger even—who can find the resources to output content through any other method than “create once, use repeatedly” templates. This is why an article from your favorite magazine looks far less graphically rich online than it does in print.”
So, much ado about Apple not using Flash (and did you know, Google is moving away from it too?) No worries. Companies already exist to fill the gap. Here is a company called brightcove. Never heard of it? They are involved with many big media sites like the New York Times. There are probably others but, this is one doing the work now. Albeit, somewhat pricy. But that will change. More here including info on browser plug-ins to block flash unless you want to view it!
Unrestrained gas exploration - set into motion during the Bush administration - is destroying some of the most iconic landscapes and creatures of the once great wild west. Video by Daniel Glick and Ted Wood.
“With job openings scarce for young people, the number of unpaid internships has climbed in recent years, leading federal and state regulators to worry that more employers are illegally using such internships for free labor.
Convinced that many unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, officials in Oregon, California and other states have begun investigations and fined employers. ”