While perpetually scorned by people, for no real reason, Microsoft’s search engine “Bing” has a few tricks up its sleeve.
If you look online at the (United States) National Weather Service’s page http://www.weather.gov/okx/ you will see the New York City region’s webpage. Any one know why the abbreviation that would logically be NYC is OKX? I’ve checked and it is not ROT-13 or any similar transformation.
Probably everyone in the United States who went to school knows what a standardized test is. One of those fill-in-the-circles affairs that returns a percentile rank. Currently they are controversial on account of their potential use in teacher evaluations.
I found this certificate for an apparently long discontinued test, the National Educational Development Test:
The Science Research Associates that Lyle Spencer signed for had just been bought by IBM at the time, according to Wikipedia. Per a paper in ERIC, it was administered at least as late as 1993, but probably not much after since there is next to nothing on the Internet about it. Also per that paper, it took until 1982 to delete “gender, racial or ethnic bias”. Shades of the oarsman-regatta question once on the SAT?
Anyway, I notice this particular paper didn’t bother to tell the awardee what their performance was, just that it was “outstanding”.
While examining the website of the official auditor of Kentucky, I noticed some dubious repurposing of icons from Apple. Case in point, the “SAFE-house” link on the righthand column:
To be honest, the name of the program, which is officially for “Secure, Anonymous, and File-Encrypted” (a forced acronym if there every was one), makes me think they decided to name the program after the icon.
To make sure no one gets the wrong idea, I have nothing against the Kentucky Auditor, as I will detail later, only this particular choice of icon.
SAP is one of those “enterprise software” suites that claim to be able to do everything for every kind of organization. You can see this on their website, which doesn’t seem to definitively describe what it does in a single sentence.
My experience with SAP is limited to Iberdrola (A Spanish energy firm) and their use of it as an “applicant tracking system” (ATS). It is terrible for this though, at least as configured. [Note: I checked on June 17, 2020 and they are using a different ATS.]Continue reading SAP is the worst non-custom ATS (HR software) I’ve found yet
While searching on the Bing search engine (entertainingly, WordPress thinks that “Bing” is misspelled, as well as “WordPress”), I saw this on one of their side ads:
I know NSFL has been “taken” on urbandictionary to mean something more extreme than NSFW, but NSFW really tells you all you need to know in a short form. I propose NSFL to mean
Not Safe For Lunch
That is, it will kill your appetite and very likely make you psychosomatically nauseous. For example, if you are going to post something entituled “Vacation souvenir” and then include a picture of A TAPEWORM you add “(NSFL)” to indicate it will be disgusting in that way, without making people sick by reading the description.