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April 18, 2019

Ever wondered what these are worth?

In February 2000, I bought a 2000 Jeep Wrangler with the top-of-the-line Sahara package, well equipped with dual top and automatic transmission, for about $19,500. According to the CPI Inflation Calculator, that’s $28,786 in 2019 dollars.

I've always wanted one...

There are more Jeep owners than either of us can count who first got the bug during childhood. If you've been bitten, here's a basic primer on Jeep generations and a thought or two on what to consider.

Is the culture in tech companies especially cutthroat?

As one with little experience outside the technology industry, I don't know. Yet, I've been asked this question, and perhaps I can shed some light. Assuming you are a career-minded person with some ambition, and given my experience in tech companies, I suggest the following.

My first sports car was a station wagon

April 7, 2019

What not to pack

I was returning home to the U.S. from Germany, and checked into Frankfurt’s international airport. At the security checkpoint, while I passed successfully through the detector, my carry-on bag was flagged for hand inspection. As I stood at the end of the checkpoint a security agent opened the bag and began searching through it.