Blogging

Seven Blog Posts in Three Days

Last week Barbara and I attended the annual Google I/O Developer's conference in Mountain View.  We've attended every year since the first one back in 2008 and were glad to continue the streak. As you may have noticed from my last few short posts here, I've been doing more writing over on Justia's Legal Marketing & Technology Blog this year than in years past and as such I proposed the idea of live blogging sessions at Google I/O this year.  My suggestion was readily approved and I set to work on planning which sessions I would Live Blog. In the end I Live Blogged 7  sessions over the course of the 3 day conference and wanted to make sure those that follow me on my personal blog knew about them.  Check out the list of sessions I ended up blogging, with links over to the individual live blog posts after the break. (more…)

Politics

How I am voting this election

  If you pay attention to my various streams, you'll note I purposely stay away from posting about politics or other hot-button issues. I haven't posted in the Politics category of this blog since 2004, and that wasn't so much about politics as it was about the way the Legislative Branch of the government is organized. I have friends and colleagues from both parties, and I just choose to keep my opinions on political matters private as there are so many people who are much better than me at articulating the political issues. Choosing to talk about my beliefs would normally incite arguments, and my time on social media is better spent talking about things that people would only tease me for rather than argue with me. Every election I exercise my right to vote and express my political beliefs through that medium. This election, however, has become such a sham that I feel I can remain silent no longer. (more…)

Gadgets

The Time Keeping Cycle

As I sit here today checking the time on my Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, I'm amused by a concept I'm calling "The Time Keeping Cycle."  When I was in high school college I wore watches all of the time (usually a Casio calculator watch, yes I was "that guy"), and pretty much everyone I knew wore wrist watches at the time as well.  They were simple and useful. (more…)