Just Linux: On the Soapbox: Taxes, Netscape, and the Linux "Fad"Apr 24, 2000, 15:53 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
[ Thanks to Dan Peak for this link. ]
"As I write this, I find myself empty, devoid of purpose and meaning. It is, of course, the dreaded tax day here in the United States and once more I have knelt before the behemoth known as the Internal Revenue Service and thrown up my hard-earned funds in hopes of appeasing the monstrosity for yet another year. This year wasn't so bad--I didn't have to put the kids in hock."
"My fellow Americans are likely sharing my pain. To those of you in other nations who have done a similar act to your respective governments recently, I offer my condolences as well."
"Now that I am destitute, I started looking around for things to do on the computer. It's free, after all, but regrettably not tax deductible. I surfed around, visited some e-commerce sites, lurked through Slashdot, that sort of thing. Along the way it occurred to me that there were a few easy tricks I could share that might make your surfing easier."