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Tax me tax you

Spending money to gain deductions is a losing proposition. You’ll always spend more than you gain. Getting deductions on money you would have spent anyway is nice, but it shouldn’t be a motive. These are things I learned recently as I spoke with a CPA about options for reducing my tax liability. I pretty much […]


Resolve to Suffer

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. At least, I never have in the past. Literally, not ever. As a youngster I remember Lent being a big deal in the Roman Catholic church our family attended and my catechism teacher either forced or encouraged (don’t remember) us to come up with something important to us that we would voluntarily […]

Dress coder

Our CTO commented today that, “there are no ties in technology.” I think he was quoting somebody, but I’m not certain. Anyway, his statement was in reference to a QA Engineer candidate who showed up for his interview wearing (what I consider) business semi-formal attire. In other words, he wasn’t wearing a suit, but he […]