General

The infamous Carl Sandberg, not the famous.

Coworkers have recently encouraged me to get onto facebook. As people who know me well know, I've never been a big fan of Social Networking sites, so I resisted facebook for a long time, just as I resisted MySpace and Linkedin. Actually I resisted facebook longer, as I just got my profile up last week. I have always thought that social networking sites were a waste of time, that anyone who wanted to get ahold of me would easily find me on my blog. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Justia

Two new Justia Services, Thanks Google!

The time has come once again for an announcement of something I've been working on at Justia. Actually this is a double announcement of not one but two new services that I can finally mention today. The first is a whole new way to Search Justia's massive amounts of free legal information, and it's thanks to a brand new service by Google (which is a commercial version of a service that has been available for free for some time) called Google Custom Search Business Edition. At it's core, this is the same as the Google Coop: Custom Search Engine that has been available for some months. Some time ago I created hundreds of these custom search engines on Justia to search a variety of legal topics and sites, and you can find these custom search engines scattered around justia.com and it's various subdomains. From search engines that search all law school web sites in California (or any other state) to search engines that search all of the blogs in Justia BlawgSearch, these cses have been a fantastic way to use the power of Justia's free Legal information to search the web for legal information. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Events

2006 – A Nick Oddity

Every New Years Eve I find myself counting down the seconds until the next year hoping in my heart that the next year is better then the last. This year however I found New Years Eve very odd, because I cannot possibly imagine 2007 being as amazing as 2006 was, and I don't even want 2007 to be better then 2006, I just want it to be more of the same. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Praises

Testimony

I am applying for a job in Colorado Springs with the C&MA and they require with job applications that you send in a copy of your testimony. As this seems to me to be a good thing to keep a record of and I have never taken the opportunity to write out my testimony before, I thought that I should post a copy of my testimony here so that I can always get it back later, and so that anyone else who cares to read my testimony can read it as well. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
General

521,600 minutes, how do you measure a year

My how time flies. I went to my blog today and noticed, low and behold, that I hadn't updated it in over a year (15 months to be more exact) and a lot certainly has happened in that year. With this new post I have also replaced my old blogging software (I was never quite happy with Blog:CMS) with Wordpress, which I was reluctant to try, but now I find it to be such a good blogging software that I have no idea what I had against it for so long. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Plays

It’s the Simple Things

I'm constantly being told I'm far too negative, that I focus too much on all the bad things in my life and not enough on the pleasures in life. It's 5:35 in the morning and I haven't slept. In 4 hours I'm going to have to be at school ready to perform my first graded scene in Acting I class, then I will have to perform my first speech (Historical) in Public Speaking Class, then I will have to go straight to rehearsal where I'm expected to be off book, and then I will have 2 grueling classes of non-stop notetaking that will take me until 9 p.m., and of course, this is coming off of 2 weeks of some of the biggest pains in my entire life, passing a kidney stone, my favorite TV show being cancelled without any possible replacement for the first time in 18 years, and of course having my laptop being stolen. Yet in spite of all of this, I'm in a surprisingly good mood right now. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Injustice

On Blogs and Suffering

I used to think that bloggers seemed to post about ridiculous amounts of suffering in their lives. Back then I assumed that this was simply due to exaggeration and making the sorrow up out of thin air. Now I have a completely new theory. Owning a blog causes suffering. Anybody who has been glancing at my blog on a regular basis knows that particularly the last year of my life has been filled with suffering. Horrible things seem to keep happening to me, usually without any sort of good reason. What is the most recent horrific thing that has happened to me? Yesterday, my laptop was stolen. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Plays

Don’t be such a Drama King

Ok so that was one of my favorite lines from Shrek 2, but it is the first thing that popped into my mind as a title for this article. This past Wednesday evening I went over to my school to have some fun by trying out for a part in the upcoming play The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
School

School!

Well, I've registered to return to school next semester, inside you will find my class schedule for the Spring Semester as it stands, I may decide to edit this, but for now this is accurate. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Praises

A Good Day

That's right, I said today was a good day. Now I'm actually referring to Friday, as not enough of Saturday has occurred yet to make it a good day or a bad day, but here's how things went down today. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago