Thursday, January 29, 2009

Google Earth

When you're first introduced to Google Earth, as my mom recently was, it can become an obsession to find your home, the home you grew up in, your best friend's place and the Beijing Olympic Stadium among other hot spots.

The Using Google Earth blog has a myriad of ways to trick out your Google Earth experience for die-hards. Find planets, track your flight paths, view historical mapsgeotag your iPhone photos.

With plain old Google Maps, you can do some fancy things too, like making a collaborative map for your cycling, hiking, driving or jogging buddies to share.

Keep up with Google Earth tips on the blog and with GE's own user guide.

To be in perennially in the know about all things Google, download its Tip of the Day gadget

And just for fun, there's always "The Googling" webisodes to watch.

What did we do BG? (Before Google)?


Monday, January 19, 2009

Congrats Ethical Bean!

Congratulations to our great friends over at Ethical Bean Coffee in Burnaby!
Here is an email from Jeff, the marketing Master. I'll let him explain.
I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that we were outstandingly successful with our December fundraiser! We have donated $1 from the sale of every bag of coffee toward sending kids to school, and building a children's village in Guatemala. In total, we donated $21,949, some of which was thanks to the purchases of your customers.
If you would like to pass along our thanks to your customers, please let me know.
Well Jeff, you just thanked all our customers. All of us here at Costless Express are glad we could help in any way.
To see more about what Ethical Bean is doing, go here.
To buy Ethical Bean Coffee at great prices - shop our site online or call into our sales center for pricing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Life In Graphs

You know when you see something and you love it because it describes your life soo perfectly? Well, I found my life in graphs today. Thank you There are tons that are just plain funny.





Friday, January 9, 2009


Erin would like to state for the record that no Calvins were threatened with writing implements in the making of this catalogue.Well, we finally snapped a picture of the elusive marketing genius Erin!

She is responsible for the 2009 catalogue, and here she is celebrating the completion of another job well done.

There was a new popular culture saying added to our office vocabulary during the project. Hovering - as in "Calvin, STOP hovering and I won't stick this pen in your neck!"

Seems I had a habit of looking over Erin's shoulder while she worked on the catalogue and since she works best listening to her iPod, I just stood there watching.... ehhhem HOVERING they say.

Hey, we were under deadline and I just thought I could "proof" over her shoulder.

I just hope the staff don't call me the HOVERER. In my defense, there is a management style I was taught by a successful entrepreneur - MBWA. Manage By Walking Around - that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Great work Erin!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Kettle Chips & Bio-Beetles!

Here is a great question below from our friends at Kettle Brand Chips.
Check out the new line of tasty chips in our 2009 catalogue (due late February)

Q: How many Kettle Brand chips does it take to run a car?

A: On average, for every 7,600 bags of Kettle Brand® potato chips we produce, we create one gallon of waste vegetable oil. This waste vegetable oil is stored in a tank and, when enough accumulates, it is picked up and taken to a biodiesel production facility. That facility can make one gallon of 100% biodiesel for every gallon of waste oil we give them. 100% biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine, like in our fleet of bio-beetles!

Have a peek at this environmentally friendly Costless Express supplier!