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By John Kilroy on August 24, 2011

When we experiment with new information technology at PRI, we always wish to share it immediately with our audience in case you can use it also. We have just entered the phase of using QR codes, and one of its most amazing uses for us is that we can insert a QR code onto a printed page--either a brochure or a magazine--and a person with a QR code smartphone app can snap a picture of the code and it will signal their smartphone to bring up a PRI video specificied in the code.

QR codes were invented in 1994, but they're still new enough that many of you may not be aware of them. They are essentially a bar code without bars. Whenever you see a strange, little square of uneven blobs of black, that's a QR code.

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By John Kilroy on August 22, 2011

As we rolled throught the racing news available on the Internet this morning, we found three terrific photographic slide shows of some of the outstanding race cars on display (and on the track) at the recent Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

 

This is one is courtesy of Racer magazine:

http://www.racer.com/monterey-reunion-gallery/slideshow/380/

 

Here are old F1 cars on the track courtesy of SpeedTV

http://photos.speedtv.com/gallery/REUNION_2011_F1_Cars_1966-1983_

 

And here's a reunion of...

By John Kilroy on August 19, 2011

A little humor is not always a bad thing in times like these...Wall Street these days has finally made putting all your money into a race car look sensible.

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By Lake Speed Jr. on September 13, 2011

As a company that sells oil, you would think efficiency is always on our minds. When it comes to improving our products, creating more efficiency always takes center stage, but creating a more efficient business sometimes takes a backseat. Put in other terms, it is very easy to work 'in' the business and neglect working 'on' the business.



During challenging economic conditions, having efficient business operations is just as important as having great products. As an industry, we have to look at ways of creating more efficiencies.

All of our businesses are facing increasing costs pressures, but we can’t pass along all of those costs to the distribution chain or end users. If the end user had to...

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