E-filing

Ok, I’ve gotten 3 responses to my Tweet about my hesitation in E-filing. I’ve never done it in the past because it’s always cost money. Doesn’t that turn people off!? I don’t want to pay for that! I’m patient. I can wait to get my refund.

This year is the first year that E-filing has been free (for federal taxes) with my tax software. So, now I’ll use it. But this is also the first year I have to pay taxes and am not getting a refund. So all of you saying I should E-file because I’ll get my refund faster can stick it.

On Call

So I got a call from OSG and this time, instead of my usual reaction of “OMG! I don’t know anything about that app! Hide! Blah blah blah”, I just decided I would be cool and do what I could. So I did, and I was able to solve the problem and I didn’t wig out. Yea me.

Me, According to Urban Dictionary

Definitions of ME! As understood by urbandictionary.com…

Go to www.urbandictionary.com and type in your answer to each question in the search box, then write the FIRST definition it gives you.

1. Name? Adam

The first Man to ever get laid.

2. Age? 31

turkish symbol for masturbation

3. Name of one of your friends? Bret

The most sexiest guy in the whole entire world and the bestest boyfriend in the whole universe!!

4. What should you be doing? babysitting (watching kids wasn’t in there)

holding the weed too long in a group smoking session

5. Favorite Color? green

yes… it is most definitely referring to the marijuana… and also, upon occassion, any substance with similar uses. too, properly, of course, it is a golfing term, but that;s really not very much fun, now is it?

6. Birthplace? Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the cultural capital of Minnesota, if Minnesota can be considered to have culture; it is also the only bastion of civilization between Chicago and Seattle. Situated on the Mississippi, its downtown is roughly ten miles west of its smaller counterpart, St. Paul. Total population within the city limits is just under 400,000; there are some 3 million residents living in the greater Twin Cities region. Officially known as the “City of Lakes” (there are 22 within the borders of the city) it is also called the “Mini-Apple” by some residents to indicate a similarity (mostly imagined) to New York City. Still, Minneapolis is consistently ranked as the most literate city in the US, with a good school system (by big-city standards) and abounding cultural opportunities. Minneapolis also enjoys an impressive skyline for its size, though there is little coherence in terms of architectural style. Views of downtown are dominated by the IDS Center, Norwest Tower, and 225 South Sixth. The only other landmark of note is the Metrodome, home of the Twins and Vikings, known not only as a horrible eyesore but also as an awful venue; work is underway to build a new ballpark to be completed in 2009. Being as it is in Minnesota, Minneapolis is both very green (lots of vegetation) and very white (lots of caucasians), and it experiences weather at its most extreme. Winter lows can reach -40 and summer highs can peak above 100, with blizzards, thunderstorms, and tornadoes scattered throughout the year. Most residents are fiercely loyal to the city, but in general the city is also very welcoming of outsiders, perhaps due to the large population of transplants. Minneapolis’ music scene is underrepresented nationally; due to the dominance of New York and LA in the business most of the best artists leave (e.g. Oddjobs). Overall, Minneapolis is much like any other large city: good people, good food, good and bad neighborhoods, crime, business, sports, and skyscrapers.

7. Month of your birthday? April

a female of wise words. Often regarded as a “panda” person. These types of females are very energetic and friendly, and when you see these types of girls down, you feel down too.

8. Last person you spoke to online? Christi

A generally free-spirited, fun-loving girl. “Christi” is most often short for a boring, stuffier name.

9.Nickname? Hon

Short for honey, a term of endearment

10. Last thing you had to eat? chips

money (probably from the chips used in casino gambling)

Polygonal CSS

Zach tweeted about an article on Polygonal CSS which got me thinking of this one time when I ran across a way to create circles from the <hr> tag. So I whipped up this little demonstration.

Note: I’ve testing this in Firefox 3 and IE 7. It works in Firefox, but not in IE. Sorry!

<hr width="0" size="50" noshade="noshade" />


<hr width="0" size="100" noshade="noshade" style="border: 40px solid red;" />


<hr width="0" size="100" noshade="noshade" style="border-top: 40px solid red; border-bottom: 40px solid red;" />


<hr width="0" size="50" noshade="noshade" style="border-top: 40px solid red; border-bottom: 40px solid red;" />


<hr width="0" size="100" noshade="noshade" style="border-top: 50px solid red; border-bottom: 50px solid red;" />


<hr width="0" size="100" noshade="noshade" style="color: green; border-top: 50px solid red; border-bottom: 50px solid red;; border-right: 50px solid red;" />