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  1. Why I cannot stand the IRS

    I do not usually vent about problems like this on TWC, but today I got a letter from the IRS regarding tax year 2013 and how it relates to TWC. They are now claiming I owe them $13,319 in taxes for calendar year 2013 plus a tax underpayment penalty of $2,664 and interest of $472 for a total of $16,466 and gave me two freaking days to respond! Needless to say I am a bit bent over this.

    To start off with there are a few things you need to know about how TWC is run for you to understand ...
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    Life on TWC , Managing TWC
  2. The 'green thing'

    by , November 01, 2015 at 11:57 PM (Tall an' handsome)
    Yesterday after shopping in our local supermarket, the young cashier suggested to me that I should bring my own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
    I apologised to the young girl & then sighed, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
    The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. You folk didn't do enough to save our environment for future generations."
    I couldn’t help to agree with her: "Ahh
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  3. Calculated lounging

    by , October 16, 2020 at 10:47 PM (Tall an' handsome)
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    Some years ago I had to travel a lot in the line of duty and often found myself in airport lounges whiling the time away between connecting flights. Being a charming conversationalist I did have my fair share of scintillating discussions with the fairer sex in those lounges and I still remember the following discussion as if it was yesterday:

    Woman: Do you drink beer?
    Me: Ye

    Woman: How many beers a day?
    Me: Usually about 3.

    Woman: ...
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  4. Someone is following me

    I have given up social media recently and am trying to make friends outside Facebook while applying the same principles. Every day I walk down the street and tell passersby what I have eaten, how I feel, what I did the night before and what I will do tomorrow. Then I give them pictures of my family, my dog and my gardening. I also listen to their conversations and tell them I love them.

    And it works!

    I already have three people following me - two police officers and
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  5. vBulletin Frustrations

    I swear every time we upgrade something on the site vBulletin ends up irritating the crap out of me. I really do like vBulletin as an overall package, they lots of things right. But then you run across something that makes you wonder "Just what were they thinking?" As you know we just installed the vBulletin CMS package for the site and I have been trying to get all this setup so we can make it live on the front end. For years TWC has used a custom script that simply pulled posts from ...