Healthcare Penalty Tax Doesn’t Care If You Were Unemployed

April 13th, 2015
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If you were unemployed for months you can’t claim that as a exemption for not having health insurance. So if you made over the $15k a year they require, but were unemployed they think you should still be spending money on insurance while unemployed. Really? The tax system is really screwed up.

Avast Free Anti-Virus Now with Lots of Messages

April 4th, 2015
Posted in Software

For over a year now Avast Free Antivirus has been giving more notices and messages and trying to sell other things. I know they want to make more money, but its highly irritating. I don’t need Grime Fighter, Software update notifier and other worthless messages. I set the timeout to 0 for even notices like AV updates, just because I got tired of it telling me anything. I’m about to switch to something else, if they keep this up.

TurboTax Price Went Up

April 2nd, 2015
Posted in Software

If you are filing taxes this year TurboTax‘s price just went up a lot, especially for business owners or anyone that needs itemized deductibles. Last year it was pretty cheap, now I feel I’m getting gouged. I guess they know a lot of people do their taxes online.

Alternatives are TaxACT and H&R Block Online. We need competitors to keep the price down, help support competition.

Hard Water Leaving White Film In Dishwasher?

March 24th, 2015
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Do you have hard water or calcium in your local water? I’ve had black plastic utensils get covered completely in white powder. I’ve also seen the calcium effect even humidifiers and vaporizers leaving dried up white chunks after repeated use. There are only a few solutions I know of:

  • Get a water softener which can cost quite a bit of money
  • Try using dishwasher detergent gel, liquid or capsules
  • Add some white vinegar to each load of dishes you wash

Corn Bread shouldn’t be Sweet

March 8th, 2015
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I’m not a foodie, but why is it that for the last 10 or 15years or so, every quick mix of cornbread includes sugar? Sweet cornbread just doesn’t taste right to me, I feel like I’m eating cake or a corn muffin. I understand lots of people like sweets and sugar is used to help bring out taste, but cornbread should not be sweet. I make cornbread from scratch, just so the instant mix packages don’t ruin my palette or dish where I need cornbread. It totally ruins any meal I make.