Thursday, April 13, 2006

Love the WiFi

I just have to say I LOVE the spread of WiFi in big cities combined with the generosity (read ignorance) of people that buy access points. I am in an Irish pub in Amsterdam as I write this, hooked up to someone's open WiFi. If someone told me a few years ago that this would be possible, I would have been skeptical.

Collect those points

Today I registered XComplica as a Microsoft Partner. Now I have to collect those partner points to become a certified partner. I've got 1 and I need 49 more. I guess all those "collect points and win...." things we all remember from childhood were useful for something. :-)

The Hip in Holland

I just bought a ticket to go see the Tragically Hip in July. They are going to be in Holland and since their fan base here is relatively small, they are going to be playing a small venue (1000 people). I'd be happy to see the Hip at a huge concert in Toronto, so to get to see them in such a small place should be amazing. I'm looking forward to it.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Thanks Revenue Canada

Wow is Revenue Canada ever a bunch of retards.... So I finally figured out why I keep getting charged interest on owing Canada taxes for 2004, even though I payed them. Well it turns out that Revenue Canada thought I was sending them money in advance for the 2005 tax year, and so they credited me X dollars for that year. They didn't think that maybe, just maybe I was paying my taxes for 2004 seeing as the X dollars I sent them was the EXACT amount I owed for 2004. These geniuses deserve a swift kick in the ass and not my tax money.

I can just imagine how intelligently my tax dollars will be spent by these financially savvy folks.