Archive for February, 2013


Finally upgrading from Windows XP…

At least as a long-term experiment, to an OS that’s faster, more secure, smaller, and still full-featured. Plus, if I ever change my mind, I can just pull out the USB stick, and boot right back to the Windows on my hard-drive.

My current OS of choice: Puppy Linux, specifically Slacko 5.4, from .

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I have just received a message from my lawyer, regarding the preparations of my cryo-based will, power of attorney, and related papers. The most significant quote reads as follows:

Due to the complex nature of your wishes and the undeveloped area of the law surrounding cryogenics and the transportation of a human body out of the country, your file has required and will require further extensive time and research to prepare and draft the necessary documents to ensure that your wishes are correctly stated and that they will be carried out upon your death. As such, in order to complete any further work on your behalf we will require a retainer from you in the amount of $2,500.00. Please contact our office to arrange the payment of the retainer. This can be paid by cheque, cash, credit or debit. Upon receipt of this retainer we will proceed to draft the documents in a manner that best ensures that your wishes regarding cryogenics are carried out.

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