It’s New Year’s Day in the Tamil calendar, so happy new year! I didn’t know about this until only a few days ago, and coincidentally I concluded my job yesterday. Also coincidentally, yesterday was Friday the 13th. So it looks like I might be at the mercy of two superstitions, one good and one bad. I’m hoping that at worst they cancel each other out, leaving the commencement of my new employment next week to be a neutral affair.