Finally, clean up the computer and make it as nice as possible before you sell it. Not only will it likely sell for more if it looks good, it might also run a little smoother. As we've talked about before, you should do a few simple things: wipe down the computer, clean out the keyboard, clean the screen, and pop it open to clean out dust from the inside. This makes the computer a lot more aesthetically appealing, and that makes it easier to sell. … [Read more...] about What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It?
Jaguar and its F-Type tickled through my mind, but the RWD V8 R was a touch out of grasp and the V6 twins don’t sound deranged enough for my tastes. Already owning one Morgan, another would be overkill, so that’s them out. This leaves me with Land Rover (I live in the middle of London so an SUV is completely unnecessary), McLaren (£££££££££), Aston Martin, or Lotus. Now, a Lotus dealer did suggest an Evora which would have done the job just fine. Then another Lotus dealer told me that he spends more time fixing wonky Evoras than his customers would like. Hard pass. That left Aston, one of the brands that got me in to cars in the first place. … [Read more...] about I Didn’t Buy the Cheapest Aston Martin Vantage in the UK
The lady on fire is Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), an 18th-century aristocrat whose mother plans to marry her off against her will. The portrait is by Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a young artist summoned to the family estate on a remote French island, where she’ll masquerade as a confidant for Héloïse but work in secret on a painting for her suitor. From this simple setup, writer-director Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood) unfurls a slow-burn romance, which premiered to swoons and raves at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.Will it be worth your time? Very much so—Portrait Of A Lady On Fire may be the year’s most seductive and intoxicating love story, conflating artistic and romantic passion through the steady, attentive gaze of its heroine. Unless you live in New York or Los Angeles, the more pertinent question might be, Is it worth the wait? The film’s U.S. distributor, Neon, is only opening it in those two cities for a week, … [Read more...] about A Skywalker will rise and awards contenders will compete this December at the movies
Brad, while there is certainly no shame in rocking a 2006 Corolla, there is also nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of an upgrade. The key is to find the balance between something that is “nice” but still fits your lifestyle. Given that most of these high-rollers are showing up in expensive domestics, I don’t think you need some well-depreciated and out of warranty European ride to blend in. In fact, I don’t feel you need a traditional “luxury car” at all, just something that looks a bit newer and has a bit of an “upscale” look. … [Read more...] about I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?