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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 […]

MyCase review

Practice management is like doing taxes: it’s not something most people take any particular enjoyment in, but you have to stay organized and on top of things. I have high, but I think reasonable, expectations for services. They are: 0. Honesty. 1. Don’t lose data. 2. Make it easy for me to save my own […]

On holding a conference

Respect the audience.  Treat them like adults.  This means, among other things, assuming they know how to take appropriate notes and that they don’t need a “guiding voice” in order to figure out your message. Make your message comprehensible.  This means having a central thesis and giving presenters useful guidance. Do not try to induce […]