What is a Grammar Nerd?

G’day all!

It’s been a long time between posts and I might be a little late to this party, but I’ve been given a tip-off regarding a study done by Grammarly of their fans to find out what constitutes a Grammar Nerd.

The following info-graphic describes what they found and makes interesting reading. I had hoped there were more grammar nerds in Australia but, alas, no.

Anatomy of a Grammar Nerd Infographic

Check out Grammarly, for grammar related stuff, including their automated proofreader, for which I may have given them a free ad.

Anyway, what do you think is a grammar nerd? Do you commonly come across characteristics of the grammar nerd not mentioned here?

Clementine Ford is Correct, But…

It’s even simpler than that.

But that could be because my mind is simpler than hers!

This all started with nude pictures of women being stolen from secure online accounts and put up on public Revenge Porn websites for all to see. Some of the photos were actually submitted by vengeful ex’s without the consent of the women pictured. Australian morning TV program Sunrise victim-blamed the women by suggesting it’s their own fault for posting nude pictures online. Somehow they were asking for trouble. “When will they learn?” they asked. Continue reading

My Repair Frenzy

I’ve always told myself I’m no good with physical work. I seem better at and enjoy working more with “soft” things, theoretical things. I write software for a living and fiction as a hobby, play with digital photography and graphics a lot, and just discovered Blender for 3D modelling. All of this involves using a computer. Give me something real and physical to do and that’s when I also become very proficient at procrastinating because it usually ends in failure. Continue reading

A New Tax System: Summary

If you’re still with me you might be familiar with my last few posts describing my idea of a simplified tax system. Basically, we tax transactions of money in exchange for goods and services, between two tax paying entities . The tax consists of two components: Continue reading

A New tax System: Problems and Pitfalls

Despite all the brilliant-ness of this tax system, it has some shortcomings. Here I will try to cover all the problems I can think of before anyone else points them out!

The Rich are not singled out

One is that there is still argument that the rate at which the rich pay tax should be higher than for lower income people. This system does not address that except by allowing for a higher D-Factor on transactions favoured by the rich. Continue reading

A New Tax System: Possible Scenarios

Previously I discussed the selection of appropriate D-Factor values. In this post I will go over in more detail some of the unusual types of payments we make and explain how this tax system applies to those payments. I won’t talk about the standard payment for goods and services as they are straight-forward enough. Continue reading

A New Tax System: Selecting D-Factors

As I mentioned earlier, the system would allow for pre-sets. A complete set of D-Factors could be defined that was friendly to a particular sector of society. Different pre-sets could apply when economic conditions demand or allow them. Continue reading