Restaurant menus

The act of handing a menu to a restaurant guest has been described as, “The ability to place an advertisement in every customer’s hand before they part with their money.”

Source: A.H. Kelson, “The Ten Commandments for Menu Success,” Restaurant Hospitality, Vol. 78, No. 7 (1994), p. 103.

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Grout or essay?

So true:

When there’s a tough TMA to be completed we can suddenly find ourselves grouting the bathroom tiles or cleaning out behind the washing machine and generally doing anything and everything to avoid getting down and dirty with an impending essay.

I’m off and running with my OU course. My first Tutor Marked Assessment (TMA) mark has just come through. I did very well. I can’t help thinking that I need to pull my finger our for the rest of the year though.

Procrastination will be my biggest challenge. The link below has some useful ideas that have got me more more focussed.

7 tips and hints to help Open University students structure their TMA essays.
Source: 7 tips for an amazing Open University TMA

PS: I’m currently studying law. Yup, I’ve got my work cut out for me.

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Whatever happened to the Great British nightclub?

70s nightclubNot only are nightclubs disappearing fast so are polyester trousers. That’s progress for you.

The nightclub has fallen out of fashion so much that it is no longer viewed as statistically significant by the Office for National Statistics. What happened, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.

Source: Whatever happened to the Great British nightclub? – BBC News

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Norman doors

We’ve got one in our offices…a Norman door. I’m forever trying to pull it when I should be pushing it. Other people do the same. It is badly designed.

Karryn, one of my colleagues, obviously feels the same. She sent me this great video about Don Norman and design.

Don Norman also wrote “The Design of Everyday Things.”

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Engineers and managers

balloonistA man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

“You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist. “I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is, technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.” “I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”

“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”

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The News Quiz

A favourite of mine, The News Quiz.

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How we work at Appitized

And this is how we work at Appitized

We are multi-award-winning mobile app developers based in the UK.

We design and develop mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets working closely with our clients to turn their app ideas into reality.

Appitized have a large team of iPhone App Developers & Android App Developers who have experience working with companies ranging from small start-up business to large organisations such as Reebok, The Cabinet Office and the NHS.

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