This is a very specific, technical post. However, I can’t be the only person that has struggled with calculating New York sales tax on clothing with Woocommerce Shipping & Tax. So, I’m going to post the solution that worked for me.
If you’re not working on a Woocommerce store selling clothing in New York and having trouble accurately calculating sales tax, you’ll probably want to move on. If you are, keep reading…
Twice a year, we change our clocks, and twice a hear we’ll all see multiple versions of the “We should abolish standard (or daylight saving) time!” argument.
FiveThirtyEight’s Can You Make Winter Less Dark? does a great job of demonstrating why neither option might not be the right answer for everyone. You can adjust a few parameters and see how those changes would work for your fellow citizens around the country.
I’ll be sure to link to this as the kvetching starts when we spring forward.
New York has come a long way, but there’s so much more that can be done to improve our streets. Paris is a great example of what’s possible. They had to claw back space from street parking and vehicle lanes just like we do. More than anything, it takes political courage.
This video showcases a US Postal Service system that was developed in the 90s; it’s still going strong:
It’s easy to find all sorts of problems with this system. Users need to undergo weeks of training (many of which won’t make the cut). It’s also not the most delightful UI to look at all day. However, one of the top comments on the video from a former user provides a different view:
…once you learn the rules, applying them becomes automatic and extremely fast. It’s a fun job for the right person.
So, while there’s plenty of room for improvement here, but it works pretty well. Something to remember for those of us charged with replacing and improving on these types of systems that were developed 20 or 30 years ago. Don’t assume it’s all terrible by judging the UI based on today’s standards, make sure the good parts aren’t missing from the new and improved system.