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A small bit of mathematics: There's a new tiny sci.math archive out there and it has what can only be called a smattering of Old Usenet, plus Fidonet and other services, out there.


Now for a last bit of walking around Lansing before we get to Christmas 2020.

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Daytime walking, here along the parts of the neighborhood we were separated from by the Interstate. I assume this house is still decorated from Halloween.


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Hey, Woodstock's moved to an apartment building!


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Another inflatable family here.


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The cinder-block remains of a shuttered convenience store. I'm intrigued that they blocked over the door here.


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The rear of our hipster pinball bar. It used to be a sporting-good store named Raupp and the letters disappear under the vines every summer and fall, to reappear when the vines die back in winter.


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We went, for the first time, to the Lake Victoria Lights Show. It's a house that decorates with eight zillion lights and a half-hour radio show and all. Unfortunately it was also drizzling a small bit so my window was even worse to photograph through than usual. So I have fewer photographs than I'd like, although I did take a video through the moon roof for some of the show.


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I took a couple snaps from through my moon roof, though. The snowman rose up a few times to deliver corny jokes and 'melt', by deflating, again.


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A cone Christmas tree surrounded by many tiny trees, which flashed off and on with the light.


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The house's garage and roofline. I think the 'Listen to the Lights' sign is affixed to the pole that had the donations slot.


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And a 'tree' with a great center light and spiral-wound outer lights.


Trivia: Liability of the (Second) Bank of the United States shrank from $22 million in the autum of 1818 to $10 million at thes tart of 2020. Source: The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar, H W Brands.

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