If you could not tell from the pace of recent updates, the Selfish life is slightly unpleasant at the moment. Tomorrow I endeavor to pass the patent bar examination, which means correctly answering 70% of 100 questions in 6 hrs. Cake, you say? The historical pass rate is 50%. One half. The piercing mind will likely inquire, “Yes, but what is the passage rate of first-time test takers?” The cynical creature responds: “It is undoubtedly higher, but what is the passage rate of first-time test takers who have prepared as little as our present friend, Crab?” And that, dear readers, is a question I do not want answered at all.