Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

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Covid Negative - so far

So the reason for my expectation of decreased posting over the weekend was because I was traveling and spending time with family. As it turns out, only Sunday and Monday were really affected. Sunday was the final day with family and also I was just feeling exhausted from the go-go-go of it. Monday we had an early flight home and then I just vegged out and enjoyed my last day off of work.

Since I got Covid last time I traveled, I'm taking precautions and staying home and not going into the office right away. We took a test as soon as we got home and then I just took another today. Both are still showing negative. Which is what I expect and hope for, I don't feel any symptoms. But, want to be sure and not cause any sort of office outbreak. So, I will continue to be patient.

8/16/2022 12:22 pm | |
Tags: travel, covid 19

"Inflation Reduction Act Requires IRS To Study Free Tax Filing Options" (

A very welcome bit of news as this is an area definitely in need of some correction.

8/16/2022 12:28 pm | |
Tags: irs, taxes, us politics

Pizza parlor owner arbitrages Doordash when they misprice his own pizzas (

And so the story unfolds. “If someone could pay Doordash $16 a pizza, and Doordash would pay his restaurant $24 a pizza, then he should clearly just order pizzas himself via Doordash, all day long. You’d net a clean $8 profit per pizza [insert nerdy economics joke about there is such a thing as a free lunch],” wrote Roy. They order 10 pizzas this way, and it worked! The money was free, a seamless transfer from SoftBank’s deep venture capital-lined pockets to Roy’s friend’s business bank account. Eventually, in another series of what Roy hilariously calls “trades,” they just ordered pizza dough through DoorDash for $75 in pure profit.

8/16/2022 12:57 pm | |
Tags: money, small business

A technical write up explaining why using VPNs on iOS devices comes with concerns and can leak your data and identity (

VPNs on iOS are broken. At first, they appear to work fine. The iOS device gets a new public IP address and new DNS servers. Data is sent to the VPN server. But, over time, a detailed inspection of data leaving the iOS device shows that the VPN tunnel leaks. Data leaves the iOS device outside of the VPN tunnel. This is not a classic/legacy DNS leak, it is a data leak. I confirmed this using multiple types of VPN and software from multiple VPN providers.

8/16/2022 7:20 pm | |
Tags: digital security, virtual private network, ios

Department of Education to forgive $4B in loans for those defauded by ITT Technical Institute (

The Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will cancel nearly $4 billion worth of federal student loans for 208,000 borrowers defrauded by a popular for-profit institution.

All remaining students who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute (ITT) between Jan. 1, 2005, through its closure in September 2016, including those who have not submitted a borrower defense claim, will have 100% of their loans canceled. Borrowers who qualify for the relief will not need to take any additional action to receive the funds.

8/16/2022 7:38 pm | |
Tags: department of education, us politics, loan forgiveness

"Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act into law, setting 15% minimum corporate tax rate" (

Today is the day.

8/16/2022 7:40 pm | |
Tags: us politics, democrats

Elon Musk says he's buying Manchester United

I'll believe it when I see it. But, assuming he does, I'll welcome that many more people to join the club of people who hate Manchester United.

8/16/2022 7:43 pm | |
Tags: soccer, premier league, elon musk

Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP Primary (

I have to assume she expected this as a repercussion for doing the right thing with the January 6th commission.

8/16/2022 8:08 pm | |
Tags: us politics, republicans, wyoming, january 6th

Spoilers - Better Call Saul Finale

Going to be honest. I didn't love the finale of Better Call Saul. I didn't hate it. But it left me feeling earnestly meh. He got to redeem himself, I'm happy for him but honestly he didn't deserve it.

8/16/2022 8:48 pm | |
Tags: television

Estonia is removing their Soviet memorials (

8/16/2022 8:58 pm | |
Tags: estonia

"USPS reform act 2022: What the new overhaul law means for you" (

I had no idea that this law got bipartisan support and passed. Biden signed it today.

From the article:

The Postal Service Reform Act will require retired postal employees to enroll in Medicare when eligible, while dropping a previous mandate that forced the agency to cover its health care costs years in advance.

Those two measures would save the USPS nearly $50 billion over the next decade, according to the House Oversight Committee.

The legislation will also require the USPS to create an online dashboard with local and national delivery time data.

8/16/2022 9:09 pm | |
Tags: postal service, usps, us politics

From The Sandman on Netflix

"Even a nightmare can dream" - Gault

8/16/2022 10:40 pm | |
Tags: television, netflix

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