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Way down here, a barrier island south of Long Island (NY), we seem to have about 3" (7-8 cm). Wind, however, was pretty fierce all night and still is.
I haven't opened the door yet - the price for the lucky showing (neither the 8" nor 12" previously predicted until it was almost upon us) is that it is likely to be very wet - the snow broke for rain for a while, then resumed. It may even have a frozen layer (hopefully only on top).
I haven't even seen 22in of snow since the blizzard of '93 (southeastern US.) Part of me wants just one good snow; enough to build a snowman with the kids. After that, the novelty is gone and it can go away.
And they need your birthday, so they can be sure you don't accidentally see something age-inappropriate.
So tell them you were born on January 1, spin the scroll wheel.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I worked for a US company for years and was forever trying to get them to be more international. When they put phone numbers on the web pages they all had the 011 prefix which is the international access code: from the US. Dates were always mmddyy, and times were always AM/PM. And we had customers in most countries of the world.
I've had a number of sights not accept a standard email domain I've used for over a decade because it was .info . Generally, if I can, I email them an comment that they hired idiots to make their website. I also tell them I took my business elsewhere as a result of the snub.
Many years ago I was writing Point-of-Sale applications. When it expanded to Canada I allowed for Canadian zipcode formats. When they started to sell in Australia I took into account not only the multiple telephone number formats valid at the time but their round up/down to the nearest Aus$0.05 and allowed it to be reversible for recalcs of totals when necessary. And, in the USA, what is taxed (this was dry-cleaning software) varied by state, along with what's called "tagging" - which is how they tell different people's clothes apart when they're all cleaned in one big vat - it had to increment based on the particular system they chose. Added fun: credit card numbers were check-summed on the client side so monthly billings didn't fail from invalid entries.
Or, simply put - allow it to be as accommodating as possible for anyone expected to use it.
That type of development, it seems, went down the tubes when it seemed cheaper to outsource it. Even my current employer learned how that's not really cheaper and you then have the interesting status of "an outsider" having you by the short-hairs.