I’m a big fan of the folks at ScottEVest. I have several of their jackets, and they have proven invaluable for traveling light and blasting through security lines at airports. I’ve even taken weekend trips with zero luggage thanks to all the great pockets inside the jacket.
So when they went to the 2013 CES show, they introduced a concept jacket video with a lot of really cool ideas for expanding on the tech-friendly nature of their current jacket designs and incorporating a lot of the wearable tech that is just starting to emerge in the market. Have a look at their video and see if it doesn’t spark some ideas. I personally like the inclusion of solar panels and kinetic sensors to charge batteries. Now if only they would make a motorcycle jacket…
Hey gang. I’ve been busy over the Christmas break cooking up an idea for the podcast/blog that will be a sequel/superseder in effect to the classic PJK Podcast. Things have certainly changed since 2004 when I started the podcast, and I must say that in 2012 things look and sound MUCH better. Gotta love the leaps and bounds in digital media production.
The show is called You Kids Today, and it is going to be an episodic series, grouped into seasons. Season 1 starts on January 13, 2013, so go check it out, subscribe on iTunes and all that cool stuff. I really hope you enjoy the show and participate with your comments and feedback.
Hey gang, I set up a Tumblr a while back and hadn’t done much with it, so I started looking at the latest updates and posting a few things here and there. I may try to merge the Tumblr and PJK.net blog together at some point.
Josh Agle (aka SHAG) greets the public at the opening reception for his newest works. I’m glad to see him returning to happier subjects, as his last few shows have been pretty dark. Some great pieces on display, great popping color. You rarely get the backstory on a piece, but this show had little QR codes next to each one that brought up a little detail to the milieu. Fun stuff!
Warren Buffett has been in the news lately saying (rightly so) that the wealthiest Americans can handle an increase in taxes. He doesn’t want to be “coddled”. He also says he paid 17% in taxes to the IRS last year.
I looked up the tax tables. It was pretty clear that people making $350k+ should be paying 35% in taxes. I myself am in the 28% bracket, and am pretty sure I made less than Warren last year. It would seem to me that many of the wealthiest Americans have their own little loophohes. For example, Bill Gates gets most of his income in Microsoft dividends, which enjoy a special tax rate of only 15%.
So my proposal would be to classify all forms of income, “income”, and enforce the tax tables that the rest of us scrubs have to adhere to. That means inheritance, lottery winnings, dividends, the money you made selling “medicinal” pot out of your garage – all count as plain old “income”, and let the existing tax table tell you where you stand.
That, or I’m going to have my boss start writing “dividend” on my pay stubs.