We’re proud to unveil FloorD, a new competition incorporating the latest technology to get EHSers to step up to a ‘Summer Like No Other’ in London 2012.
We’ve given all our staff NFC (near field communications) computer chips embedded into stickers that they swipe against card readers installed in our stairwells. Every time they swipe, a signal is sent to a central server which keeps track of the number of stairs climbed. And if they swipe too many times or too quickly, the computer smells a rat, assumes they have taken the lift and deducts points for cheating. Each month, prizes are awarded to the departments and individuals with the most points.
Lovely ad in Campaignmag this week from Google on the mobile web and an invaluable guide to how it all works. Shame the URL in the ad is wrong and they forgot to buy the adwords to help people find the right site. Check it out here.
Time management isn’t a new field, with hundreds of books published over the last 50 or so years (and the rest), each professing to hold the secrets behind turning unmotivated workers into Überarbeiten – the basic premise being that by utilizing a few simple techniques (normally based on small promises you make to yourself) you’ll get more done with less effort.
Oh sure, you’ve seen your disgustingly hairy cousin solve a Rubik’s Cube in 3 minutes and 13.4 seconds, and we’ve seen quite a few sophisticated robots do it in far less time. But in the latest episode of “Yes, Droid Really Does,” we’ve got Motorola’s darling solving a Lego-encased Cube in just over 24 seconds.