[rescue] Things I'd like to find good homes for...

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 10:08:20 CDT 2020

On Wed, 2 Sep 2020 at 16:32, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> @Nathan - sounds like an interesting and fun collection. But like others,
> it's not clear I'm adding and like adh, even though I'm also down I495 a
> piece from North Andover (01824).
> @Liam tad off main subject - see below

Fair! But Nathan, if you do not get other interest (unlikely), and you
would be able to consider interncontinental shipping (also probably
horribly expensive) then my interest stands.

> FWIW: the first digit will sort of tell you time zone/general area [0-1
> being east coast, moving toward 9 for left coast and Hawaii].     The
> second digital is generally by the state within the first digit and the
> last three are more random (originally assigned in the late 1950s as zones
> via population density).

Fascinating -- thank you!

> To start to get the precision of block/bldg like in Europe, the US adds 4
> more optional digits (*i.e.* zip+4)  Which corresponds to the mail carriers
> 'slots' which are used for last-mile style sorting.

Oh! I had no idea it was a 2-level system.

>   Canada used Alpha
> Numerics and as a result, a few years ago the number of unique Canadian zip
> codes was a large multiple of the population.  I never looked into how it
> was allocated, however.

I was very vaguely aware of this but not how it worked.

> A better scheme all around is 'what-3-words'  try these:
> https://what3words.com/prices.slippery.traps
> https://what3words.com/heave.wipes.clay
> https://what3words.com/sulk.held.raves

Splendid names, especially the last one!

> warning if you have not seen this web site, be prepared to waste some time
> playing with it ;-)

I do have an account. :-) Some friends & I mainly use it for finding
one another at music festivals. :-D

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