So, good news is I found out that my current cable modem is not affected by Cable Haunt.
Bad/frustrating news was that postcards from my ISP I had ignored for a while that I might be overpaying for service and I’d thought a scam were correct, that my modem is too old for modern speeds (and that’s also part of why this Cable Haunt issue is too new for it).
US IRS response to the gig economy
since it's become so common, they just created a "Gig Economy Tax Center."
because the IRS considers income taxes to be a "pay as you go" tax. this means if you don't "pay as you go" (as in you're an independent contractor and no taxes are withheld from your paychecks), you're expected to estimate what your taxes will be and make quarterly payments.
if you don't, they can assess a fine on top of the taxes you owe, even if you file in a timely manner. it's kind of a messy pain in the ass to figure out what the penalty is.
incidentally, this is why rich people pay tax experts to manage their tax shit for them, and why it's easier to stay rich (or get richer) when you're rich, and why it's easy to get poorer when you're poor.
anyway, if you're in the US and this is relevant, here's the link: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/gig-economy-tax-center
Jesus Christ Superstar
That was... A LOT. So much. Too much. Who needs an intermission when you can dance break? Segues, song breaks, scene changes, who has time? Dance to position, damn it!
Stray thought that hit me midway: ALW did write most of his hits before the invention of Ritalin
Also, explained some things about the bad VHS copy I saw in HS. Who knew there was so much entendre about sex work? HS me sure didn’t
Star Wars family tree (Ep 9 spoilers)
You know that theory that Senator Palpatine was a deadbeat dad for political reasons and probably Anakin’s bio father?
If true, Ben Solo (née Kyle Ren) and Rey Skywalker (née Palpatine) would be first cousins, once removed, if anyone needed more reason to be grossed out by their kiss.
NYE thoughts (from FB)
Dumb grocery rant
Pretzel gold fish are the best gold fish crackers and it’s a travesty these days you have to search the back corners of shelves for them because they need room for all the weirdest “flavor blasted” flavors science hath wrought. (Their food scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could flavor blast such things they failed to consider if they should.) I remember when the pretzels were rightfully second place on shelves.
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