I always figured on cremation and scattering, but it's really up to the family. If they'd rather mix the ashes with clay and make souvenir ashtrays, or save a couple of fingers to make soup, it's not like I'd be in a position to care. Let alone object.
I spent much of my time at work setting up Nagios to monitor our servers. Fun! My last experience with monitoring was Big Brother, years ago. N. is much more flexible, and easy once you get the hang of it. I'm going to set it up at home, too.
After dinner I drove in to downtown San Jose to pick up my brother Al, who's in town for the SACNAS conference. We had a good talk -- we have a lot of catching up to do -- and I sang a couple of songs. Al has, sadly, not played any music for decades; I'm hoping to get him back into it. In part because I feel sorry for his two guitars and his banjo, which deserve to get out and have some fun sometimes too.
A good day (but no walkies--silly bear). A couple of links in the notes.( raw notes )