April 15...time for reflection

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.

The Beatles, Taxman from the Revolver album

HMMMMMM.... April 15, time for lots of introspection.
Got a call from Jamis MacNiven a few minutes ago that inspired me to write a Sally Report. You see, Jamis (www.buckswoodside.com) got a very strange spam this morning, it reads as follows:

Subject heading: "Time Travelers PLEASE HELP!!"
If you are a time traveler or alien and or in procession of alien or government technology I need your help! My case is truly genuine! I seek to work with someone who is of a good nature, someone I can call my savior as well as a friend. My life has been severely tampered with and cursed!! I have suffered tremendously and am now dying! I need to be able to: Travel back in time. Rewind my life including my age back to 4. I am in great danger and need this immediately! I want to work with you in any way possible. I am aware of two types of time travel one in physical form and the other in energy form where a snapshot of your brain is taken using either the dimensional warp or the brain snapshot device and then sends your consciousness back through time to part with your younger self. I'm almost certain the dimensional warp would be the safest and best solution. Please explain how safe and what your method involves. I have a time machine now, but it has limited abilities and is useless without a vortex. If you can provide information on how to create vortex generator or
where I can get some of the blue glowing moon crystals this would also be helpful. I am however concerned with the high level of radiation these crystals give off, if you could provide a shielding this would be helpful. I believe the vortex would have to be east-west polarized, North-south polarized vortexes are used for cross-dimensional time travel only.


Okay, so that is a very strange email, and all I can think of is if there is some kind of strange, bored quantum physicist having fun with us all with this very funny spam. Anyhow, I agree with Jamis, it is quite odd.

So last night I found a little hacker Easter egg that had been carefully placed somewhere with a link.... Some freaker had gone through the trouble of snagging the red shoes you see all over my site, putting a link through from a phony page and linking through a bunch of times to see if I would visit to see who was sending me all of these links (via my back page). Then, as I saw the shoes, I clicked on the link as it gave me personal messages as it downloaded the virus -- didn't work. Ha! But it was very clever, but you, whomever you are, will have to do much better than that!

The DuraLiNi Spring has Sprung night was a smash! It was a wonderfully warm night with great company -- about 70 people showed up and we had great music, fun and wonderment. Neil Koenig and Peter Day, our buds from the BBC were there. They had been taping the WiWoWo (Wild Women of Wonder) meeting that morning and came to Ocean Beach to tape the LiLoTe (LIfe, LOve, TEchnology)/WiWoWo = DuraLiNi Beach Burn. It was incredible. My accountant Mike Vivrette showed up (with his laptop) to do free extensions for people who had opted to do come to the DuraLiNi instead of staying home and doing their taxes. Lots of great people, everyone getting to know each other and old friends hooking up again. I love these events -- we really have pulled together a community out of the wreckage -- and what fabulous people. Bruce Kunkel was there with his wife Kimberly who were fabulous. Bruce is a former member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band who got into high tech headhunting and is very successful at what he does. If you are looking for great people to hire he's at www.exceptionalpeople.com ... Lots of the 60s rockers getting into all kinds of stuff. One of my favorite examples is John Perry Barlow of Grateful Dead fame, who founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation www.eff.org.

So here we are at April 15 -- the crazy day. The day where everyone finds out that they made half as much as they did last year.... It's a great time for reflection, and I know so many people here in the Valley who are going for passion this year. Who really don't give a damn about the money, but who realize they're getting older and are going to go for the love and the passion instead.

And what do I think about this? I think it's fabulous, and I think it's a great time (in the spring) to do so, because winter hits us so hard around here. When it starts raining in the Valley people tend to hibernate and not think of great things to do career-wise. Actually, I'd place a bet on the idea that more companies are started in the spring than any other time.

I'm tired and need caffeine. Actually I need a man to make me coffee over a campfire.... I'm wearing my sweater that I wore at the DuraLiNi and it smells like campfire. Yummmm. Coffee always tastes better when cooked over a campfire on a chilly morning by a fabulous man in jeans. Yikes, I better go get some work done before I'm completely useless for the day. Guess I'm going to Starbucks....

On that note, I have to drop my taxes off at the post office.