Marginal Tax Brackets for 2001

I recently solved a problem that has been bothering me for almost a year now. For reasons no one wants me to get into, I had been attempting to model US federal marginal income tax brackets for individuals under 26 USC §1. The math is pretty straightforward. The brackets are adjusted each year according to the average CPI-U for the period September TY-2 through August TY-1. There are some quirky rounding rules, but I had

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Free Legal Advice

Number One: Know your own Terms of Service.
Number Two: Don't fuck with me.
Number Three: When shopping for a Ventrilo server, think twice about Darkstar, LLC.

Bonus Number Four: Learn how to spell "do."

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More Cable Woes

I don't think I mentioned it, but last August, right after I took the bar exam, I moved out of my law school apartment in Lesser Northeast Key Midwestern Swing State City and (shudder) moved back in with my mother in Greater Key Midwestern Swing State City, because I didn't have a job. I still don't have a job, but I do have an interview this week, so that might change.

When I was in

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LHC Advisory Note

Dear The Internets,

Please be advised that, although the Large Hadron Collider will be powered up on Wednesday, no high-energy collisions are scheduled until November.

It really upsets me to see people, including the news media reporting tomorrow's initial power-up as "the most complex scientific experiment ever undertaken" (from the first link) when in fact it is not.

The claims that the LHC will destroy the world are pure lunacy. But please, all you crazies

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Aggregation Aggravation

I got a letter today from the City:

aggregation-letter

Click to read it. At the bottom of the page is a tear-off form that I'm supposed to fill out and sign in order to opt out of the program, but my scanner won't scan legal-size paper, so you don't get to see it. It's not all that exciting; you aren't missing much.

Apparently, before I moved to Lesser Northeast Key Midwestern Swing State City (just 20

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Gak!

That's the noise I just made when I realized all the stuff I need to do. In no particular order:

  1. Explain my position on the death penalty (including my analysis of Kennedy v. Louisiana)
  2. Post my analysis of District of Columbia v. Heller
  3. Finish my critique of "gay culture"
  4. Write a formal review of Gattaca (I can't believe I haven't done this yet!)
  5. Write big memo for Job #1
  6. Write big memo for Job #2
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Vandals!

I have a rosebush.

It is a floribunda with deep red--almost maroon--flowers. I've been working on it for a few years now, and I prune it when it needs pruning, and I water it every other day, and I feed it and rotate it (it is in a large pot) and clip off dead blooms and whatnot. I care for it, rather like some people care for pets. It is a thing that I am

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Public Libraries are Hazardous to Your Health

This is a gross post.

I do not often get sick. In fact, in the past 3 years, I have been sick exactly 3 times. Fortunately, they have all come at the least inopportune times - during various breaks. I got sick two Christmases ago, and then again last Christmas, and now I'm sick again during summer break.

All three times have been really insanely awful sinus infections. I'm not the sort of person who

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Today on CNN.com

CNN.com announces that Mitt Romney will be suspending his campaign following a disappointing showing on Super Tuesday. To announce this news, CNN.com places a banner at the top of their page. Click here to see the banner as it appeared at 12:45pm EST.

Mercifully, it was only up for about 7 minutes, and has now been replaced with a headline that contains neither apostrophes nor plurals.

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We Interrupt This Broadcast

I know you are all waiting with bated breath for my exciting new substantive post. Or at least, it amuses me to imagine so. But the Evil Cartoon Bird has struck again. So instead of our previously scheduled programming, we present more ranting about the evils of cable companies.

So Wednesday evening there was a storm. Internets go out. Which is dumb, because cable lines are buried. Oddly enough, the TV didn't go out. I

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Damn Cartoon Bird!

The Roadrunner decided it was afraid of a little (really, quite minor) thunderstorm and quit on me for several hours. Which is to say, the Internets were on hiatus and I didn't notice 'cause the TV didn't go out. Very confusing. Cable sucks. See my post, The Road to Ruin. Ended up that the Wordpress couldn't save all of my big huge long substantive post I had planned for you this evening, and I lost

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Now Hear This

Wednesdays suck.

That is all.

PS: substantive post coming soon!

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First Netflix Experience

I was looking forward to watching Cars this evening. I was excited about it all day. I worked extra hard to make sure I got all my reading done for classes tomorrow. I got home and found an exciting red envelope in the mailbox. Yippee. I set up on the couch, got something to eat, a cold drink, set up the TV and got out the disc.

Cracked.

Oh the despair! Weep with woe and

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