Depressing times

Posted on May 18, 2005

Indeed, depressing times…

Yesterday I filled out and filed in my tax return. It always breaks my heart. It is bad enough each month when I see my salary receipt, but when I actually do the math at the end of the year it just depresses the hell out of me. Not only the taxes themselves, but also the money that goes into social security, which sucks badly for people who are using it today and will not even be there for me when I retire anyway… Well, I’ll not delve into that anymore, I really have no wish to discuss it further, only to forget.

Right now I’m in the middle of installing all the Perl paraphernalia required to develop stuff in the iMac. I had forgotten what a pain it is to setup a Perl installation to develop XML related stuff. But things are going along at a good pace, nonetheless and soon I shall have Flickr::API and Flickr::Upload installed. I still had to force install SOAP::Lite and I do hate to do that, but I just can’t be bothered to track the problem down, I’ve already done enough of that during this session and I have a splitting head-ache which is urging me to go to bed ASAP, so that’s just how it’s going to stay.

The upturn of things is that I already have tickets for the Startwars premiere at a mega-screen cinema room. I’ve never actually been on that particular room and some people said that the screen on it is just too big for comfort, but I’m betting on the fact that there is no screen too big for Starwars so let’s see how that turns out.