Archive for December, 2017

Pay Your Property Taxes NOW!

December 27th, 2017, 7:25pm by Jake

A reminder that next year, state & local income taxes are only deductible up to $10K. If you’re going to be over that cap in 2018, it makes a load of sense to pay your assessed taxes now. In California, the second installment isn’t due until February, but if you pay before December 31, you can deduct those payments from your 2017 federal income taxes.

Also, if you anticipate owing additional state income taxes (due to, for examples, capital gains taxes), you should pay those estimated taxes now.

I thought everyone knew this, but at work today 2 people had no idea until I told them. Act fast!

Last Night Before (From Here)

December 24th, 2017, 11:34pm by Jake

Twas the night before Christmas, and on our website
We had an absence of posting, no comments were in sight
WordPress is running Pyslent with due care
We may seldom write, but we still come & stare

Seven children were nestled, all snug in their beds
While visions of gadgets danced in dads’ heads
The Pats kept on winning, the Niners look like they’re back.
The Rams & Bolts are cooking, good teams we don’t lack.

Out on the internet arose such a clatter
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter
Grabbed my Apple Watch, working so fine
Like the Apple gadgets, will age like fine wine

The internet was crazy, I’d never seen such a flurry
But I must be quick, I must be in a hurry
Then I just saw him, almost did not catch it.
It’s Rotiveo– the patron saint of gadgets!

Rotiveo wore Mobile Pants, size extra tall
And his clothes were vibrating, must be a phone call
Brought a load of gadgets, and even a game
And he whistled, and shouted and called sites by name

“Now Netflix! Now Target! And Amazon too!
To Best Buy! To Costco! And Kickstarter woo-hoo!”
All over the web, he searched high and searched low
To find all the stuff, now it’s ready to go!

All across the internet, Rotiveo he flew
A storm of traffic he did see in his rear view
He found the best deals, on the very best gear
It’s so cutting edge, it will still be good next year.

The net’s overflowing with really good stuff
Getting it to work might be kind of tough
With all sorts of cords and fifty kinds of plugs
(For us early adopters, we’re used to the bugs)

Rotiveo’s got the stuff to make us all gloat,
No Cable, Juicero, nor ‘Galaxy Note
Instead it’s Google Home and Amazon Echo,
If that Nest is listening, we’ll never know!

Joanie and Mike are extra super cold
Adam and Emma on the Disco never gets old!
Lucas on violin and climbing a roof,
Kelvin and Serena raising their prince is no goof!

Jake and Jen finished Hanukah Tuesday night,
This year with Jordan, what a festival of light.
Soon to be moving in a house all their own,
And they need it as they baby has grown!

How could Brandon be twelve and Lucas be ten?
They’ll still love their presents, all over again
Tiffany, Evan, Adam, Emma & Jordan
All seven amazing, I’ll say it again!

Happy in doggie heaven, looking down with such glee
There is Montana, merrily running free
She still sleeps and when she does she still dreams
Mostly of eating, people food I believe

Rotiveo sprang to Roomba (hacked years before)
And away they went, after cleaning the floor
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


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