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goobster  ·  456 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Met with our tax lady on Sunday. First time the wife and I will be filing as Married. Should be interesting to see what happens.

Looked at our home tax bill: it's up $500 from last year, to about $4400. By far the largest single portion of the bill goes to schools; around $1900. Fire and police were about $100 combined, IIRC. It makes me think about taxes, how they are spent, who gets tax breaks (aka - who makes me pay more), and then thinking that, overall, for a $350k house, that's a pretty reasonable amount of money to pay for all the services I get.

Then on Monday I thought we had the day off work... until I got a call at 2:PM from my boss asking if I was OK... Oops.

Oh! And I bought the Google Mesh network devices, and they are winging their way to me! Yay! I may finally be able to get high quality wifi in the parts of the house where I actually need it! Woohoo!

kleinbl00  ·  456 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The google things are nerfed to fuck. If you don't like knowing what you're doing Google is the way to go.

I have no idea what I'm doing and I love TomatoUSB.

goobster  ·  456 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well I am tired of this shitty wireless everywhere problem. So it was either Eero or Google Mesh, and the Google devices were $100 less than the Eeros.

I need a device that knows what's up, and just works. That's what they are selling, so that's what I'm buying.

kleinbl00  ·  456 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And god speed. If you don't need much, they're gonna be fine. As soon as you have to do dumb shit like punch holes for ports they start gettin' funky.