Daily Archives: October 28, 2020

WordPress Quirk – October 28, 2020

I will schedule a post and go looking for it in the Schedule folder and not find it as a scheduled post. When I check Draft, the post is often there. This happens a bit more than I like, somewhere … Continue reading

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Chicago Investment Firm GTCR Buys Consumer Cellular For $2.3 Billion — BestMVNO

Another big name prepaid wireless provider has been acquired. Private equity firm GTCR, based out of Chicago, formally announced this morning that it has purchased a majority stake in Consumer Cellular. Light Reading’s Mike Dano was the first to report … Continue reading

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SusanSlade1 – Featured Vlogger of the Week – October 28, 2020

I chose SusanSlade1: https://www.youtube.com/user/susanslade1 as this week’s Featured Vlogger of the Week. They have 83 subscribers, 340 videos. Joined Mar 13, 2010, 40,093 views  About page: https://www.youtube.com/user/susanslade1/about Social Media: I didn’t see any social media links. She does have a … Continue reading

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Exploring Denison — McGee Travel Tales

We love exploring small towns. They normally have some really neat history. After leaving Eisenhower State Park, Keltin and I decided to explore Denison, TX. A bit of backstory, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison before his family … Continue reading

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Lottery Winners Who Purchase Several Tickets and Win on Each Ticket – Weirdness Wednesdays October 28, 2020

I saw this a few days ago where a lottery winner purchased tickets at different places using the same numbers and won the Powerball $1 million prize – https://globalnews.ca/news/6882798/lottery-numbers-win-twice/. That means they matched the first five numbers, but not the … Continue reading

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Niue: the South Pacific Paradise for Coin Collectors — Commonplace Fun Facts

With a land area of just over 100 square miles (261 square km) and a population of 1,600 people, the tiny nation of Niue could easily be overlooked. The island nation sits 1,500 miles (2,400 km) northeast of New Zealand … Continue reading

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To Those in the Path of Hurricane Zeta, Please Take Precautions – October 28, 2020

As someone with family and friends who are most likely in the expected path of Hurricane Zeta, I encourage people to take precautions. On some projections, it looks like my family may be safe, but until we see where it … Continue reading

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How Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History – October 26 2020 – FamilySearch

I saw this on FamilySearch today – How Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/optical-character-recognition-indexing/. I included a brief portion of the article. I do want to caution people that OCR is not foolproof. We use it where I … Continue reading

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The Entire History of Ottoman Empire Explained in 7 Minutes – YouTube Simply Explained Media

Saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I36ZId0ow40 Direct link – The Entire History of Ottoman Empire Explained in 7 Minutes – Simply Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUWzm7yb5oA (about 7:31 minutes long)

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EverQuest II Announces the Reign of Shadows Expansion — The Ancient Gaming Noob

Where EverQuest goes, EverQuest II must surely follow.  We got a Producer’ Letter announcing the next EverQuest expansion two weeks back, now we get one announcing the next EverQuest II expansion, the Reign of Shadows. The 17th expansion for EverQuest … Continue reading

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