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.


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