DeathHacks

Tech tips for people who are going to die (someday)

Jessamyn West
Jan 26, 2015 · 10 min read

For just this one time, please be normal

If we do not discuss it, are we not doomed to repeat the mistakes of Western death culture of the last 75 years? — Caitlin Doughty

WC Fields may have had hundreds of unidentified bank accounts. What happens to your stuff in the cloud?

Self-maintaining house dystopia

The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants…. But the gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.

There is technology to prevent your premature burial

Meeting your makers

Outside this window the generator powercycles for ten minutes every other Thursday.

Social engineering & future-proofing

Sex, drugs, and terms of service

Social network accounts, domain name registrations, email accounts… are “yours” by license only. When you die, the contract is over and the business that administers the account controls what happens to it. —Nolo

Terminal commands: never trust the internet

My sister has much better spelling and punctuation, doesn’t have a Yahoo email address and would never god bless anyone.

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. —Johnny Carson

RIP Tom West 1939–2011 Systems guy. Dad.

The Message

A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection. Season 2 stars @anildash @alanalevinson @ftrain @hipstercrite @itsthebrandi @jamielaurenkeiles @vijithassar @yungrama @zeynep. Season 1 available on DVD shortly.

Jessamyn West

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Rural tech geek. Proud member of the librarian resistance. Collector of mosses. Enjoyer of postcards. ✉️ box 345 05060 ✉️

The Message

A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection. Season 2 stars @anildash @alanalevinson @ftrain @hipstercrite @itsthebrandi @jamielaurenkeiles @vijithassar @yungrama @zeynep. Season 1 available on DVD shortly.