The Minnesota Historic Society has put up some news papers (out of copyright) online for viewing. Here is one of them.
While perpetually scorned by people, for no real reason, Microsoft’s search engine “Bing” has a few tricks up its sleeve.
At the State entity I work for, I’ve been annoyed twice by blatant scam robocalls. I decided finally I would report them.
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.
As many people in the United States know, Vermont is a State in the Union. Like all other States, it has local government. UNlike most other States, the State’s Secretary of State (no connection with the federal one, currently Tillerson) maintains a list of local government non-civil service positions, viewable here.
I don’t know if the current Secretary of State wrote the descriptions or not, but some of them are a hoot. For example:
When I was applying for a position at, if I remember correctly, PSEG, I had to fill out a diversity form or two or three. I don’t have a problem with that.
I did notice this UI confusion though:
Clearly that is a drop down menu. However I would note that check boxes would actually be improper here, since the options are mutually exclusive (check one). However, if they said “click on of the radio buttons” they would be probably confusing people who don’t know UI designers jargon.
Unlike some states or counties, New Jersey does a darn good job hiding its tax maps. A quick search turns up purveyors wanting MONY.
Here is the official source: http://www.nj.gov/transparency/property/
Go there, and then clique “Map Search” You can then search the map.
I have no idea why it is so scattered like this.
Well, not the State of Yucatan, but its neighbor on the Yucatan Peninsula, the amusingly named to English speakers State of Quintana Roo.