No more Lords and Ladies in our Courts

This is Mr. R.K. Law, pictured on the day he was called to the Bar

The various superior courts issue Practice Directions from time to time to update lawyers on best practices in those courts. The President of the Supreme Court of Appeal issued Practice Directions in the last few days which included this change to how lawyers should address Supreme Court of Appeal judges: The mode of address to the […]

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Bookmarking into the void

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I was reading a post titled “I’ve Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here’s Why It’s Actually Amazing” and a comment the article’s author made about the Web Clipper got me thinking about bookmarks: Because I saved each article with the Web Clipper, I have the entire text of the article and the source link right there, […]

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Meaningless digital notes

Are words meaningless when they are digital? Words without meaning & the reality of networked communication: For instance, today is the birthday of one of my dear friends and I sent her an email and followed up with a text message exchange. Another friend in India, got a Skype call. To others I sit down and […]

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If you want to see your lawyer cry …

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Moderating yourself in the Information Age

The Bantry Bay coast line one morning at breakfast

Mike makes an appealing argument for integrity informed by a complete representation of your self online in his post titled “The Measure of Character in the Information Age“. He argues that we shouldn’t have to delete anything we publish if we conduct ourselves responsibly. At the same time, I believe he is also arguing that […]

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Vehicle has gone supersonic


I’ve been watching videos of rocket launches with our kids and this Falcon 9 launch in 2013 is a terrific reminder of how awesome human technology can be: It is more amazing how blasé we are about this stuff. Like this:Like Loading…

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Who needs a phone number when you have Skype?

I decided to explore VoIP options a few years ago and I was fairly excited about Skype Numbers for a while and subscribed. That gave me a local landline number which, when called, connected the caller to me through Skype. In theory it is a great idea but I found that the latency on the calls […]

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Ghost of WordPress’ past

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I came across an almost inevitable comparison post between newer blog publishing platform, Ghost, and WordPress the other day. I like Ghost’s emphasis on Markdown and its simplicity. I also know that Nathan Jeffery uses Ghost for his blog and he enjoys using it. You probably guessed that I am a bit WordPress user and have […]

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