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New Family Member: A Garage without Compromise

Four months ago, I continued my post-PhD annual tradition of buying a new car every February. Establishing and maintaining traditions has value, studies have shown. Anyway: It’s a 2015 Jeep Wrangler in Willys Wheeler trim (basically a less-extensive, less-expensive version of the serious-offroad Rubicon package).  Came to me used, with 1,500 miles on it. The color is

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Things I Will Not Miss About My Computer at Work

Mostly Windows- and Outlook-related. XP even, not Vista. “Restore active desktop” button appearing on my desktop, behind my icons, for no clear reason. Recurrent “valkyrie.dll” issues. Normal.dot preventing me from shutting down. 20 minutes from turning the computer on until being able to do something with it. Daily emails telling me my “mailbox is full”

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