And when I die…
Some days, mostly week-ends, I don’t get around to blogging. No, I’m not getting lazy or losing interest, it’s just a matter of balancing life’s other priorities like…oh, having a life. But there will come a day when this place goes dark for good. The internet lasts forever, but not so little boys (to butcher Peter, Paul & Mary’s poignant song).
I talked a bit before about what happens to your internet presence when you die…who gets my iTunes account with the 10GB of songs, who can access my Gmail, how do my kids get to transfer online the last $12 in my bank account. We’re just now experiencing the first wave of boomers dying who had a big on-line profile. There will be war as beneficiaries and survivors fight over the e-estates.
One woman’s experience led her to start http://getyourshittogether.org/, a soup-to-nuts guide for um, …getting your shit together. I am guilty of much of the procrastination she highlights, but then, my worldly possessions would likely now fit in the the proverbial matchbox of song.
I am blessed that I can never lose the experiences I’ve had, sleeping under so many strange skies.
Bet You Didn’t Know™ (The History Channel)
During the Civil War, one Union regiment (the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry) included not one but two future U.S. presidents (Rutherford Hayes and William McKinley).
Quote of the Day
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
On this date…
362 - Emperor Julian issued an edict banning Christians from teaching in Syria.
1579 - Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England.
1965 - The Kinks arrived in New York City to start their first U.S. tour.
The Devil’s Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce
NON-COMBATANT, n. A dead Quaker.
You can run, but you can’t hide
“British spies have reportedly succeeded in cracking the security of BlackBerrys, taking the surveillance controversy to a new level.”
This can’t be good news for Research in Motion
(Source: The Globe and Mail)