Saturday, January 28, 2017

The World Is Flat: Lampung, Indonesia

The first installment of 'The World Is Flat' series comes to us from Lampung, Indonesia. While it's a rather short video, for me, it invokes those nostalgic feelings of flatland. Big shout out to Alif Raja for the video.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Supermarket Life: Preventing A Loss To The Business

I want to preface this post by saying I love my job, and it's because I love my job that I feel the way I do. The intention of this post is to demonstrate the real world environment one finds themselves in while working in the world of big supermarket chains. This post isn't meant to insult, degrade, or vilify anyone, but more importantly as a satirical look at the mundane world of supermarkets, and all the not so common sense policies and rules that make up that world.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Supermarket Life: 101

I'm starting a new category called 'Supermarket Life'. This category will give a brief insight into the world of supermarkets from the perspective of those of us employed in this industry. Many of the views and opinions will be purely and solely generated by me, but I encourage and welcome others to contribute.

If you have an idea for a segment, would like to contribute an article, or would like me to add to an existing article contact me via email.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Website Colors

Yesterday's post showed the new color scheme used on my updated media server. I liked this color scheme so much that I decided to change Mass-IMO's color to match. And so here we are with the newly redesigned Mass-IMO blog.
While I don't think the colors match exactly, its the closest I could get, so...if anyone knows the exact HEX# for RUST-OLEUMS Satin Oasis Blue, I would love to know it, so send me a message.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Media Server Makeover

An unsought inspiration came to me as I was walking the aisle's of my local RONA hardware store. I was in the paint isle, and came across RUST-OLEUM's Satin Oasis Blue. I was thinking about how cool my server would look in this color. I've been rocking the black and green (bl-een) color since 2010, maybe it was time for a change.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Christmas Prank Of 2016

Where to go for Christmas? As adults, determining where to go for the Christmas holidays becomes an intricate and interesting exercise, one that my girlfriend, Nadia, and I find ourselves discussing every year. Do we host, inviting over all our closest friends and family, or do we accept other invitations, in the hopes of not offending anyone by declining?  Do people even get offended if you decline, or is this a glimpse into my possibly narcissistic personality? Whatever the case, 2016 seemed to have already decided where we would be spending our Christmas.

Recently, in September of 2016, Loblaws corporation opened a new supermarket in Oliver, B.C. under the 'No Frills' banner. As a 26 year member of the Loblaws family, under the 'Real Canadian Superstore' supermarket banner, this recent opening should have had little to no impact on my life here in Vancouver, but it has! You see, Nadia's parents, Rosa and Joe, moved to Osoyoos, B.C. 13 years ago after retiring. The town of Osoyoos is a 10 minute drive to the 'No Frills' supermarket in Oliver, which is a much shorter trip than the 30 minute drive to the 'Superstore' located in Penticton, B.C. Rosa and Joe are so fond of the new 'No Frills' that they refuse to go back to 'Superstore', a point they are all too happy to express with me, whenever the chance permits itself.