Check your Preprogrammed Area Code 919 (North Carolina – Durham and Surrounding Areas)

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Eastern Wake News is reporting that 2 years after the introduction to 10 digit dialing, there still about 100 dispatches by 911 operators from hang-up calls. Calling 911 and hanging up often results in an officer being dispatched to the phone number’s listed address. While many calls have been attributed to people dialing the 919 area… Read more »

Fax – The Exhibition

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Showing at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art from Mar 2nd to June 23, 2012 will be the exhibition “FAX”. It is a traveling exhibition curated by João Ribas, and co-organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. From the exhibition’s page: “FAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, architects,… Read more »

The Best Way to Contact the Post Office? Fax

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As told by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in “Pinellas congressman uses fax to pressure postmaster”, a recent victory for St. Petersburg, Florida happened when the local congressman faxed the postmaster general to keep the local postmark. A good example that in a world where bureaucracy and email are becoming overloaded, sometimes the clearest way… Read more »

Vacation Season Brings Travel Scams

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CBS 21 News recently put out a travel scam warning that should be repeated. Airfare, vacations, summer rentals, and vacation rentals are what appear to be the primary focus on this summer’s travel season. Scammers frequent online classified ads locations such as forums and craigslist, as well as send out spam emails and junk faxes… Read more »

27 Junk Faxes Could Cost $432,000

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Interesting FCC documents recently filed showing the process of the FEC going after a junk fax broadcaster, the FCC is currently attempting to find a software training company liable of sending 27 junk faxes to advertise its business, in an unrelated but similar situation, they are also doing the same for an employee benefits group… Read more »

Philadelphia Lawmakers Offering Plan to Let Citizens Contest Parking Tickets by Fax

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With a new effort to help citizens avoid the trip to the courthouse, Philadelphia is now letting their citizens contest parking tickets through the internet, email, fax, or regular mail. Considered a good move by people who work irregular hours or far from courthouse facilities, similar systems have already been implemented by Boston, New York,… Read more »

Check the Caller ID First – Fax Number and Time Stamp Gives up Campaign Treasurer Doing Political Work on State Resources and Time

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The great state if Illinois has an ethics policy that employees “shall not intentionally perform any prohibited political activity during any compensated time. State employees shall not intentionally misappropriate any state property or resources by engaging in prohibited political activity for the benefit of any campaign for elective office or any political organization” That line… Read more »