Our great country has recently moved into the 20th century by providing us with tax on web.. A WORKING version of tax on web and thus a move into the 21st century is probably not to be expected before the 2050.
Now, I do realise this is quite cynical of me.. but lets be honest here.. Tomorrow will be THE peak moment & not today at merely 10.44. Today already, their junk platform (java based) is on its knees, delivering a page after 10 retries and blank error pages at the first 9 attempts.
Somebody should probably just go & restart the java service so that memory frees up again & so that I can input my tax deduction crap
But I guess we should be happy we can already TRY to do our tax forms on the web with our fancy eIDs!
Edit: Oh! A new page; maybe I’ll at least be able to SEE the form today!
And that on a sodden virtual windows that keeps on trying to restart because its done some updates. Whoopti doo! Not to brag, but Ubuntu never really needs to restart after updates and when it thinks it advisable; it merely sugests instead of giving you a 2 minute countdown before the automatic reboot!
A pdf! On Windows! Let me GO LOOK for a pdf reader. Manually. Scour the internet for suitable and trust worthy software. Unthinkable in this day and age. Not to repeat myself, but linux has this out of the box
When I bing for pdf reader it gives me an official pdf reader site, but not from adobe; official?? And when I go to adobe; it requires me to install an ActiveX component before I can download the reader. Cant IE download a simple file without having to install an extra ActiveX component??? And it takes AN ETERNITY to download. A mere 25MB. And now that we re on that.. 25MB? What am I downloading here, the Adobe Operating System???? (restart later) Ah, to read my pdf! ..
Adobe Updater?? Whats that? Most of the windows software installing their own updaters; its no miracle the system is slower that a tortoise on weed!
Another blank page; then a page expired error. This might just take all night!
EEK! The thing just timed out on me, after completing the first 4 parts.. AND NOW I NEED TO START THE FUCK OVER!
Its not that hard to make stuff like this. Its a simple form with some checks.. no Ajax or fancy stuff; just plain old forms! Why The Fuck Doesnt This Work? .. Java!
Im about to give up. I’ll try again tomorrow during the day 😦
And half of that because our FOSS friendly governement doesnt maintain the linux version of their card reader software!
Yeah, I guess this was a rant.