Last night, while I was working off some pounds in the YMCA, some enterprising individual acquired a new laptop by smashing a window in my car and nabbing my briefcase. They also acquired a PDA, wireless mouse, and reading glasses. It was an IBM ThinkPad T40 – nearly three years old and approaching the end of its lease. It cannot be worth much on the street. It makes me sick to think of the years worth of accumulated source code, email archives, and other documents that are forever lost. I almost left it at the office last night, but I’ve recently moved to an area of the building with heavier traffic and I wasn’t sure it would be safe to leave it. Arggghh!

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