Vexing little bugs

I find that, particularly with geek stuff, I get hung up on tiny little details.  For example, I did a deep dive with Javascript and CSS the other week, trying to find out why I couldn’t get an input field to select all the text inside when I clicked on it.  This ties back to […]

2018 Law license reciprocity update

It’s been awhile since I blogged about the UBE and Kansas.  I was surprised that Kansas took an extra couple years to join, and even more surprised at the adoption in the northeast.  I had always assumed that jurisdictions such as California, Florida, Texas, and New York would maintain their own licensing regimes- but New […]

On project estimation

This may or may not be a series, but I wanted to dash off a few thoughts.  I have a feeling this post will come across as very stream-of-consciousness but will be clarified by followup posts. The essence of estimating projects is to evaluate two things: How long is it expected to take? What risks […]

Controversy and Conversation

For (I think) the first time on this blog, I’ve made a post password-protected.  I don’t really want to make that a regular habit, but the subject matter is sufficiently nuanced and potentially controversial that I wanted to let a few trusted folks review it before I made my position globally visible. Fundamentally, this issue […]

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You’ve probably seen something like this in a book at one point or another.  This seemingly contradictory statement is there for a good reason: it’s there to prove that the printing process worked, and that the customer isn’t getting a botched print job. Books are composed of signatures: one large sheet folded to compose several […]

learning Splunk by analyzing phone dumps

More and more, lawyers are going to have to deal with digital data. I have three text dumps to deal with at the moment: two from Android devices, and one from a Windows phone. I have five figures worth of messages and wound up with four figures of responsive messages to be provided to opposing […]

Lawyerspeak

I think it’s basically a trope that lawyers have some of their own language.  There’s a tendency toward double negatives- “I don’t disagree with you” and the like- but there are some ways in which the general language would benefit from upgrades. Vernacular Lawyer My bad. Mea Culpa. You’re a pain. You’re quarrelsome. This sucks. […]

Commentary on a healthcare proposal

I’ve long been critical of the Affordable Care Act as well as proposals from the GOP.  They simply do very little to address the fundamental reasons for high cost.  However, Karl Denninger has made a nice stab of something close to what I could agree with.  I’ve long held that part of any solution is […]

Security Basics: what should I protect?

In the first post of this series, I talked about what exactly a threat is.  It’s more interesting to delve in and look at what kinds of assets you actually have that you might want to protect.  Of course, this is really situation-specific, and there are two major types of protection: protection from theft and […]