Tax day has been and gone, but my forms were mailed some time ago and I can now expect to see a direct deposit refund of my overpaid Federal Income taxes no later than May 17th, 2005. If the IRS can, on their supposed busiest day of the year, provide me with virtually real-time information on the status of my filing, maybe we are ready for e-voting.
Real life was barely that today as I spent a good deal of time helping someone throw money at a project. Lots of it. It's weird to see how some people react - Stevie T was at one extreme, Fuss-Fuss at another, and now the triangle is complete. I guess desperation takes many forms; I've been there and can relate to all three, but it is hard to watch. When that was done, it was time for the NAME Annual Banquet. I didn't get any awards, scholarships, or recognition, but I've quietly gotten quite a bit done for Quarterdeck and feel like a decent citizen of the department. Throughout the night, the lone other Webbie and I compared notes and were, as always, astounded at the difference between the two institutions.