Archive for March, 2011

Tax technology

The federal government now has some sort of online tax filing system … that shoddily requires Microsoft Silverlight, which they don’t make for my computer, so I guess I send them paper forms, even though they encourage me strongly to e-file somehow. Why do they shoot themselves in the foot like this? It is not hard to make web forms that don’t require obscure closed technology.

On the other hand, California has a delightfully simple online, secure, HTML-only tax submission system. It’s not Web 2.0, but it does exactly what I want. It’s so wonderful!

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Today at work…


Yes, apparently I work at the end of the rainbow.


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