Lifehacker's MacBook Migrant experiment has barely gotten started, but unfortunately it turns out the MacBook I'm using has a defective AirPort wireless card, which pretty much renders it useless for the purposes of the exercise. I'm hoping that Apple will arrange a replacement machine, but it's unlikely that will happen in time for the schedule next week.
MacBook Migrant On Hold
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