of taxes and updates

16 February 2009

Well. I did it. I filed all my government paperwork. Taxes: Federal and State, as well as my FAFSA.

Last year, my returns were pathetic.  I mean, it’s always nice not to owe anything.. and getting something back is better than getting nothing… (Though, I will say, I’m not getting anything back from State… which led me to believe that I was filling the form out wrong, twice.)  This year, after having served a complete full year as a full time employee… I’m a little excited to be getting what I’m considering my first adult return.  Which I plan on putting directly in my savings for my moving fund.  My biggest worry has been making sure I’ll be able to pay my half of the deposit and first month’s rent… plus the other costs that go into moving…

Once I actually look at my funds a little more closely — I want to see how things are going to work out with moving and then settling up debts with roommates and all — but I’m hoping to replace my G4 iBook…  It still works well, but, it’s time to upgrade.  And well, it’s going to be replaced by a MSI Wind Hackintosh.  Then, eventually.. my 17″ (gen1) iMac will be replaced as well… probably with a machine similar to what I’m using now — a 24″ iMac… but that can come later….

Anyway.  Now that the taxes are done… and FAFSA is filed… it’s time I move on to my grad school applications….  Which means starting those essays now, and then having Dani look them over!  And making sure I have my references contacted regarding my letters! Ohhh.  so. much. fun.

  • Alienware > iMac
    Personal opinion of course, based on irrelevant facts and backed by many arguements that escalate to screaming. Take it as you will.

  • I just like the Apple OS. Plus, the iMac is nice, not having a tower to deal with… in cramped city apartments, space is key.

  • You can run plenty of Linux OS’s on other systems like Alienware.

    No tower is definitely a good feature, but if you want to upgrade, you basically need to purchase a new one. Once you buy a tower, you can modify it to fit your needs.

    Oh well, I need to do my taxes too. I think a new set of wheels outweighs my needs for a PC though. The Computer Gods shall forever bore hatred towards me for that remark.

    • I know I can run Linux, I just don’t want to run Linux… Otherwise I’d just keep the MSI Wind netbook as it is…. But I like the Apple OS — I like Leopard… so I want to stick with it. I don’t really have any interest at this point to installing anything in any computer that I own, or will own. I’m just not that type of person. If anything, I’ll get external systems for storage (possibly a drobos)… I mainly do creative things: web design, writing, minor graphic design, and on the very, very rare occasion a video… Macs are perfect for what I want to do.

  • Nothing is perfect, but this is pretty close.

    I bought this to be a portable unit for use in the field when working on electronics equipment, and for traveling. The large keyboard and long battery life drew me in and haven’t disappointed. I tried all the competition, even borrowed a few, and this is head and shoulders above the rest!!!

    My few beefs, the touchpad

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