Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pi Day



Happy Pi Day Everyone!  Today is 3.14, so eat plenty of pies.


3.14
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8979323846
2643383279
5028841971
6939937510
5820974944
5923078164
0628620899
8628034825
3421170679



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Daylight Saving Time is Upon Us


Daylight Saving Time is upon us tonight - Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 2am.  Don't forget to turn your "non-smart" clocks forward an hour.

I like to remind myself with, the following which helps me remember which direction to turn the clocks to.

"Spring" forward into action, and "Fall" back to sleep.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Amazon to Collect Sales Tax from Utah Residents


Sadly, Governor announces deal with Amazon to collect sales tax on Utah purchases (KSL.com). Starting January 1st, 2017, sales tax will apply to all purchases.

Technically, "Utah law requires residents who aren't charged sales taxes on their online purchases to pay them with their state income taxes. But few comply, and efforts over the years to pass a federal law forcing companies to collect the taxes have faltered."

The speculation is that, in the past, Amazon has agreed to voluntarily collect sales tax for states when they have planned to build a physical presence in those locations.

Amazon is also reported to keep 18% of the sales tax collected for Utah.

Amazon already collects sales tax from several other states.



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Adventures are just tales



"Adventures are just tales of someone else being miserable far far away."
-- B. V. Larson (Star Force Series)



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reorganizing

"We tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing.  Reorganizing is a wonderful method for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."