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  1. about 11 hours ago on Ten Cats

    I was walking to lunch in Edgartown today and saw a card with a barcode face down on the ground. It was some young lady’s Kansas driver’s licence. I left it closer to waist level on a gate hinge with her picture facing out to the sidewalk.

    If it is still there tomorrow, I might bring it to the local police station. [The Hallmark made-for-tv-movies’ version of the Vineyard PD bears little resemblance.]

  2. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    Some places had to switch to disposable paper and plastic because they are unable to hire staff to wash dishes.

  3. 1 day ago on Shoe

    Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority recently installed blue charging plates in the street at one of the depots for their electric buses. Routes #1, #8, and #13 just need to park over them for about 5 or 10 minutes while customers are boarding. Later today I will try to find detailed links about the project, but for now search: or

  4. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    Perhaps the “Touchless” feature could be disabled by a couple of seconds in a μwave, but that would probably also erase the mag strip as well.

  5. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Although German numbers have different names, the numbers look about the same [maybe a bit more ornate]. Unlike the Asian characters [except their characters for 1, 2, 3 (-、ニ、ミ) etc.].

    Back when I was using the gym, I used the resister color code colors [severely abbreviated] to help me remember the combination to my lock.

  6. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    About the pin: I had assumed it would have the same pin as the old card, so I asked about that. No, the new card has a new pin that I could change on first use. That number was mailed in a separate letter which was also stolen.

  7. 2 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    Now the TVs use decimals for all the subchannels.

  8. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    My new ATM card was stolen from the mail [Why do they need to expire every 3 years]. I went in person to my bank when it did not arrive, she remembered me from the last time this happened. The thief tried to steal $500, but my account has a $200 daily limit so it did not go through. She was able to issue a new number card and close the other.

  9. 3 days ago on Peanuts

    T.A.R.D.I.Ses are built with a chameleon circuit.

  10. 3 days ago on The Boondocks

    Tempted to change my greeting to panel 2.