Restoration of Early Newsletter Downloads Section and Flag Update

If you've been trying to download files from the MoS Archive (accessible via the link entitled "The Early Years" in the Navigation Section on the right of every page) you'd almost certainly have encountered an error, at least if you've tried recently. Somewhere, sometime, something got broken on Squarespace, the only fix for which was for me to re-download and re-link to every file in that archive.

I've completed that task tonight and it's one of those things that, like writing, is far better when done than while doing. As far as I can tell all of the links now work; please let me know if you find otherwise. (Probably the main reason you might venture into the archive with intent would be to access the 2008 R2 Newsletter in which the MARS System is introduced, but there are some other fun pieces in there if you care to poke around.)

It's been a while since I updated everyone about MoS' drive to span the globe so let me now reveal that, as of today, people from 134 countries have visited the site. Their flags all appear in the map below. A couple of the more recent countries checked off the list have been Namibia and Barbados.

Within the United States, MoS has now had visitors from 50 of the 51 States, Idaho being the lone standout. I'm not sure what I need to do to attract traffic from that State but I am open to reasonable, probably non-potato themed suggestions.

Further north, conquering the provinces and territories of Canada continues to be a significant challenge. Five remain stubbornly non-traffic providing: Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Yukon Territory. I think I'm going to need a dedicated MoS fan to go there on a road trip.

Better yet, if you're planning overseas holidays anytime in the near future, see if you can add one or more of the locations in the list below to your trip and then visit MoS while you're there. This list contains the names of the 107 countries from which, according to Flag Counter, MoS has yet to record traffic.