Archive for April 21st, 2008

The Human Element and the Analytic Process

Yesterday’s Nightwatch newsletter mentions, in passing, the ban – in Afghanistan – on importing pre-2000 automobiles, or those with right-hand drive, as one reason for that country’s shortfall in customs taxes last year. This interesting tidbit of information raises a number of questions:
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General | on April 21st, 2008 | Comments Off on The Human Element and the Analytic Process

The Landmark Mystery

One of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota’s most visible landmarks is the aptly named Landmark Center. I’m no architecture geek, but the 106-year-old building’s granite exterior is plenty striking – especially in a downtown which has undergone heavy “modernization” in the stainless-steel-and-glass skyscraper era.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on April 21st, 2008 | Comments Off on The Landmark Mystery