The Value of Half a Penny

The value of half a penny. If you earn $50,000 a year, would you be willing to allow $70 of your annual federal taxes to be allocated to a program that would re-vitalize our economy and ensure its well-being for the next 20-30 years? If a government-backed initiative that required funding of one half of a penny of every federal tax dollar could create hundreds of thousands of jobs, spawn thousands of new companies, and pump a tremendous amount of money back into our economy, would you support it? If half of cent of the tax money that you are already paying could be diverted from waging war and, instead, was applied to waging progress, would that get your support? What is the value of half a penny? Think of the jobs that this initiative could create:   What...

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Neat Chrome Trick

I bring these sort of problems upon myself, I know, but I’m one of those people that typically have 30 tabs open in their web browser. I used to be a die hard Firefox user – mostly because of the¬†phenomenal tools and plug-ins available for software developers (like me). WebDeveloper, Firebug,¬†¬†ColorZilla, FireShot, MeasureIt, JSONView and YSlow… all incredible plugins that made life a whole lot easier. The problem with Firefox came when my 30 tabs would start to consume a very large amount of memory – often times as much as a gigabyte or more. I have the RAM to spare but it still made for a rather slow browsing experience. I would ultimately discover one of the greatest browser plug-ins created for people like me: BarTab. What BarTab...

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