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Reboot: Now in Austin

A letter to myself in July 2015 from July 2016:
Dear sir,
This is your future self speaking.  Don't question and go all 'Dr Who' on me, just listen.  
Your life is about to change.   You've worked at Lexmark for 16 years unofficially.  You're looking forward to that congratulatory "15 years of service" email you'll get on June 4th, 2016.  
You'll never see it.  Let me explain a bit what's going to transpire: The company will "explore strategic alternatives" beginning in October.  I still can't tell you much about what happens after that, legally.  You'll start getting signals it's time to go from above.The company will announce a voluntary exit program with 'N' weeks of pay and benefits.You will accept this offer on the last possible day you could, March 4th.You will exit the company on April 1st.You will have job offers locally, but you'll turn them down in favor of rolling the dice in Texas.You'll finally…