Fair Trade Coffee Price Premium

Galloway Township considered a resolution last week thatnwould support fair trade practices. The resolution was tablednafter some brief discussion. The cost difference between fair trade and non fairntrade items was brought up and I was curious how much of a difference there was.

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The town currently gets most office supplies from WB Mason. I do not know if thisnincludes coffee but at work we get our coffee from WB Mason so as any Geek wouldndo, I made a spread sheet.

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Direct Link to Google Docs Spreadsheet

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There are only two fair trade items in this category but they are right in linenwith prices for non fair trade varieties. If you are already using one of thennon fair trade blends from the two companies with a fair trade blend, there is 0nprice difference.

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This lack of price difference surprised me.

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ZSH Completion Waiting Dots

ZSH has some pretty nice tab completion but some of the completion modules can make things slow when you have a high latency conection. This can be extra harsh for me as I have failure to complete beeps turned off so I’m not sure if it’s still trying to complete or if there were no matches. When reading some zshrc snippts on Stack Overflow I came accross my favorite new snippit.

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This snippet from a paid nerd adds ‘…’ output during completion that is replaced with the completion or removed once the completion engine is finished.

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Here’s the snippet:

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# http://stackoverflow.com/a/844299nexpand-or-complete-with-dots() {n  echo -n "e[31m...e[0m"n  zle expand-or-completen  zle redisplayn}nzle -N expand-or-complete-with-dotsnbindkey "^I" expand-or-complete-with-dotsn

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Also, get yourself in the habbit of including a comment with a url for stuff like this. I once wanted to write a blog post about something I found somewhere and couldn’t remember where I found it online! I’ll never make that mistake again.

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