Just dropped off the tax info to the accountant. First time I have been on time in three years. I hate taxes. Actually this is the first time I have filed since 2005. Feds and State owe me a bunch! Besides being overwhelmed with paperwork on a regular basis, taxes seem to be one thing I really hate doing.

If it were just a simple 1040 form it wouldn't be so bad. But since I travel as an employee, have business which I travel, and both require a home gets complicated. Of course anything with the government is complicated.

Now if I could just trust the government to spend my tax dollar with a little more regard for the fact I worked my ass off for it I'd be a happy camper.

ASUS Eee PC - Nightmares

I ran across these two articles this morning. While the Eee PC looks kind of cool. It appears to have problems. One of the big things is changing the OS to something usable and expandible to your needs and the changing times. Not something for the faint at heart! The Eee PC ships with a version of Linux installed....that's where the problem begins.

Taming the Wild Eee PC: Replacing the Operating System, Part 1
By A. Lizard

Taming the Wild Eee PC: Replacing the Operating System, Part 2
By A. Lizard

Techzilla The DJ

A good friend from Santa Cruz gave me a pile of albums to sell on EBAY a few months ago. Of course, I haven't had a turntable in years. A few weeks ago I found a Craig AM/FM/Turntable at Rite-Aid on a closeout. Suprisingly enough it doesn't sound too bad piping it through the computer.

Anyway, in anticipation of selling used albums and needing some way to avoid advertised quality disputes, I have been recording the albums to CD. I figure in this day and age selling used albums is a tough sell. This being especially true when the CD is also available.

I might just be wasting my time unless I hook up with a collector.

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Edit: This was originally a Flash embed or something. I simply took a snapshot of it since dad's obviously not going to be providing any service to anyone.

Man Says He Moved Pot Plants To Keep Burglars Away

Man Caught With Pot Plants In Pickup Tells Cops He Was Moving Them To Keep Them From Burglars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a man stopped with 17 marijuana plants in the bed of his pickup told police he was moving them to protect them from burglars who robbed his house the night before. Police said they arrested a 26-year-old man after receiving a tip that two men were loading pot plants onto a truck around noon Saturday. Police reported finding the plants beneath a cover in the truck bed.

Authorities said the man was charged with cultivating marijuana and the truck's driver was charged with felony marijuana possession. The driver told police he was only driving the truck because the man's license was suspended.

Both men were later released on bond.

Other reports said the police smelled it. Of course nobody mentioned irradict driving or any traffic violation. These guys get the idiot criminal of the day award.