Archive for May, 2008

Visualizing One Billion Dollars.

Visualizing One Billion Dollars.

Posted on 30. May, 2008 by .

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The Death and Taxes poster contains a lot of information and is great for putting federal spending in context.  However, the de-facto unit of measure is one billion dollars.  I realized that people often have a hard time grasping just what one billion dollars is.  So to provide further context to the poster, I am […]

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Spread the Word!

Spread the Word!

Posted on 21. May, 2008 by .

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We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. ” – Thomas Jefferson The American people are already invested in their government, yet they are clueless or worse, misinformed, about their investment. If people actually knew how their tax dollars were spent, in their name, they […]

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Death and Taxes, Microsoft, DeepZoom and a beer fridge.

Death and Taxes, Microsoft, DeepZoom and a beer fridge.

Posted on 16. May, 2008 by .

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So I was invited over to Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond, WA, to talk with Larry Larsen, a Microsoft evangelist about Death and Taxes and the Deep Zoom application of it. Here is the video. It uses SilverLight which is basically Microsoft’s answer to Adobe’s Flash. You can get SilverLight here and I highly recommend having […]

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Martha Stewart, Death, and Taxes

Martha Stewart, Death, and Taxes

Posted on 04. May, 2008 by .

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On April 15th, Tax Day, I, Jess Bachman, appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. It was an odd segment for her show which typically deals with crafts, gardening and cooking. Indeed I was in between Elizabeth Vargas who was cooking prosciutto and peas, and eco-friendly gardening. The experience was great in which I detail below, […]

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