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Fastest Typist of Random Words

How many businesses have two people named Aaron who can type ~85 words per minute? In an ad hoc fingers-on-fire typing competition this afternoon, fueled by email challenges and trash talking, Dallas branch’s Aaron Upton (86 WPM) toppled the long-time reigning champ, Anabel Simental of Dallas (82) and held off Tulsa’s Aaron Hanning (84). Upton...

Omron is Barcode Patent Royalty

We know how important it is to build a traceability system around industry-ready technologies that keep pace with your fast-moving production line. That’s why we carry high-performance, IP65/67-rated 1D and 2D barcode readers from Omron Automation. As the inventor of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the DataMatrix barcode symbology, Microscan Systems became part...

Should Chili Have Beans?

Should chili contain beans? Not according to our two-time Houston chili cookoff champ, Richard Lewis, who repeated as winner again this year. “Chili does not have beans in it,” says Lewis. “If it has beans, it is a bean soup, not chili.” Fair enough. Lewis retained his peer-voted championship with a concoction that started with...