Odds and ends: First, shout-out to Lori for both a nice tip and a tidbit: When I first started the site, she had to type the full address into Google before seeing it among Google’s suggestions. Now, she can type nottha and Google knows what she wants.
Although I think I am ranking higher in Google these days, Lori’s result could be attributed to Google’s method of getting to know users’ habits and responding faster as it learns. For example, Google can guess what I want after just the “n”:
Moving on, a recent post about National Beaver Day reminded reader Anyta about a story of beavers fined by the state of Michigan for building dams. According to Snopes, the story is true, and the exchange between the state and the beavers’ “representative,” while a bit wordy, is amusing reading.