[AccessD] Hope for the Best, Anticipate the Worst

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 12:29:23 CST 2022

My plan is to never die.  Works for me.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 10:01 PM Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>

> aAnd then there's the problem of how to back up oneself. In a multi-person
> firm, this issue may not arise,but in a one-person shop it most certainly
> does. I do all the backups and remote storage locations and so on; so far,
> so good. But I am 75am 74 years old, and have visited three doctors this
> week alone. here will come a time when I don't wake up, or perhaps more
> romantically, fall into a snow drift and gently freeze. On that day, there
> will be a discrepancy between what is stored off-site and what I was
> working on this morning. I live alone, spouseless as it were, so no one
> knows the passwords to my various computers, my on-line banking accounts,
> etc. .
> My current "solution", to use that term loosely, is a filing cabinet
> containing two important files, one called Legal and the other called
> Vitals. The latter contains a document listing my Gmail account and
> password, the passwords to my computers and so on. I have told my best
> friend about the existence of those file folders. So in the event, she can
> enter my apartment (she already has a key) and rifle through those folders,
> and take the necessary actions
> There is a client list, currently numbering one, and everything I write for
> him is stored hourly on a thumb drive.
> Part of the reason I'm thinking about these things is the passing of Meat
> Loaf, at age 74 -- precisely my age. Have any of you considered these
> issues, and if so, what plans have you made to deal with them?
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John W. Colby
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