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Archives for November 2013
You Don't Need a Tablet
Marco Arment recently linked to an article about the unacknowledged compromise that comes with tablets. Well, the article is about more than that, but Arment breaks it down succinctly for tablet owners:
If your work can’t be done on an iPad wi…
Share What You've Learned About Going Paperless
Besides my post on organizing paperless client files, we've published a lot about going paperless. (Here are all of our posts.) But if I've learned anything, it's that everyone does paperless a bit differently (this goes for just about every aspect …
Does anyone have experience or familiarity with Velawsity as practice management software?
Finding Free Criminal Records on the Web
I am presenting a CLE course on free legal research. If you know about any useful websites to find criminal records, please let me know. The key word is "free." I already know about the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the DOJ's sex offender's database…
I'm a near-solo and think about document management systems, such as WorldDox, but I just can't pull the trigger on that software. Perhaps I have a concern over cost, or the cumbersome nature of the many fields required for documents or one or anot…
How Long Until Your Hard Drive Fails?
According to this Backblaze study of its own hard drives (since Backblaze offers backup, it goes through a lot of drives — it has about 25,000 spinning at any one time):
* 1 in 20 hard drives (5.1% annual rate) fails within 18 months.
* 1.4% f…
File Notes in a Paperless Office
We don't like taking notes in MyCase because they aren't accessible on the fly. What does everyone do for quick notes to a file, such as a summary of a phone call? This becomes especially tricky when out of the office.
Google Encrypts Its Internal Connections to Keep the NSA Out
Google engineer Mike Hearn:
Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process.…
LastPass Gets a Much-Needed Overhaul
LastPass is my password manager of choice because it supports every OS and browser and device I might use. But holy crap has it looked awful for long enough. It's like the Frankenstein's monster of user experience.
Version 3.0 is a much-needed us…