On of the tasks that I have undertaken is helping out a non-profit called Railsbridge by increasing community awareness. They do a ton of really cool things – like Rails Workshops for Women (one upcoming in San Francisco!), Rails Mentoring, Student Code Reviews, and undertaking development efforts for worthy Non Profit organizations.

So, stay tuned – good stuff is going to come of this little project. We tend to hang out in #railsbridge on freenode, so if you want to learn more, or you want to see more, head on over, and I’ll see you there!

Happy Tax Freedom Day

So – from January 1st till yesterday, you were working for the government. Today on, according to the Tax Foundation’s report, you get to keep what you make. As a comparison, you had to work 114 days to pay for the Government, and only 108 for Housing, Clothes and Food.

Seem excessive?

If we run into such debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.

Thomas Jefferson

Scary Story

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do –  to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.”

Mike Huckabee