[PLUG-TALK] Bypassing Bellevue Microsoft

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Wed Sep 4 08:13:56 PDT 2019


On 9/3/19 10:08 PM, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> In three weeks, we travel to Bellevue WA, my wife for a
> conference and me for the libraries at the University of
> Washington (best on the west coast, IMHO, and friendly
> to Oregonians).
>
> I will travel between the Bellevue Marriot and UW on
> the bus; the Bellevue transit center is two blocks north.
>
> In between is Microsoft headquarters. Google maps sends
> me two blocks west, seemingly to avoid walking past it:
>
> https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Suzzallo+Library,+Seattle,+WA/Seattle+Marriott+Bellevue,+200+110th+Ave+NE,+Bellevue,+WA+98004/@47.6137986,-122.1933034,17z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x5490148d45152e87:0xa5bb01af3642477a!2m2!1d-122.3080861!2d47.6558268!1m5!1m1!1s0x54906c629258d9fb:0xb6b25640371d5bcc!2m2!1d-122.1934089!2d47.612745!3e3
>
> In case it looks different to you, a screenshot here:
>
> http://http://wiki.keithl.com/AvoidMicrosoft

I had no trouble with the first link, but the second link goes to:

http://www.http.com//wiki.keithl.com/AvoidMicrosoft

which has a green bar across the top and says http.com  may be for sale. 
I tried editing out the .com but Firefox puts it back in.

Editing out http.com// returns "Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site"

Putting in only "keithl.com/AvoidMicrosoft returns a screen that says, 
"THIS CONTENT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY" in a font resembling 
Comic Sans.

Finally, wiki.keithl.com/AvoidMicrosoft works.

Weird.

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Regards,

Dick Steffens




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