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Well, among the dumb and smart things, as they go hand in hand:
Dumb: Didn't put away 30% for taxes.
Smart: Took my base hourly pay rate and added 50% to factor in taxes, insurance, etc.
Dumb: Thinking I could make it as a contractor with piddly gigs
Smart: Getting long term lucrative contracts from large tech companies that, even though you're a contractor, pay you on a W2 so you're not paying self-employment taxes.
Dumb: File your own taxes
Smart: Pay a tax accountant. Can save more money than he/she costs. And they know the changes in the laws.
Otherwise, the rest is project specific. Some of the other dumb things I've done involved taking on a gig that I knew I'd hate (some bizarre Ruby on Rails app a guy was developing in the corner of the 10th floor in the Time Warner building that was completely vacant otherwise, yes, the whole damn floor and that required traveling to Virginia twice a month.) I realized there are some things I will not do no matter how much you pay me.
I saw a few memes with this song lately (it's what this song became famous for).
For some reason I remember listening to this back when I was a kid, but I must've confused it with a different song because it was released in 2009
Anyway, it DOES have a nice 90's vibe.
Listening to it once or twice per day and so it's SOTW
It's always fascinated me the various ways you can solve a cryptic clue - in this case what led me to the "herd" part was broadcast ( so I heard something ) and globe had here in it - so I now have here,hear,heard and herd ! mixed with the Welsh factor and a bit of Blue Peter ! I definitely overdid the drugs in the 70s and 80s
We can’t stop here, this is bat country - Hunter S Thompson RIP