The Intarweb

I’ve been a Dreamhost customer since 2000. In that time, I found a lot to like about the service. It’s been convenient to use, packed with all the features I could want and then some, and seemed fairly reliable. But if you were to search Twitter today for the word “Dreamhost,” you’d have found an […]

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Write for a blog long enough, it’s bound to happen. You see a link in your referrer logs, find something on Google, get an email from a reader… you follow the link, and there it is: your hard work, spread across someone else’s page, used as bait for ad revenue or something worse. David Risley […]

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Anyone who works with the Federal courts will be familiar with PACER, the federal judiciary’s electronic public records system. The great thing about PACER is that any current (I’m not sure how many years are encompassed) court case is in the system, allowing the public to access any document filed in any federal court case. […]

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I’ve got three: Rage Against the Machine: RIAA Litigation Update The recording industry has ramped up its litigation campaign against peer-to-peer file sharing suspects, with cases now numbering in the high thousands. This session explores recent developments in the various cases nationwide and how someone caught in this driftnet litigation might defend themselves. Among Thieves: […]

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In the great file-sharing war, it looks like the tide may be turning. Deborah Foster, the defendant in a peer-to-peer file-sharing case out of Oklahoma, not only got the records companies to dismiss their case against her, she got a court award of $68,000 for attorney’s fees – the cost of defending her lawsuit. The […]

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A few months ago, Google announced that its Calendar app would be accessible by PDA-based web browsers. It worked like a dream. And for someone like me, a lawyer on the go, it was a great tool. Suddenly, sometime last week or so, it just stopped working. Instead of the nice neat rows of my […]

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Via Daringfireball, comes news of Rafe’s Law: An Internet service cannot be considered truly successful until it has attracted spammers. In other words, you’re not truly successful until you’ve been rendered virtually useless. Probably true.

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For the time being I’m only stealing links from Jeff. He helpfully points out some recent work showing that most so-called “valid XHTML” really is no such thing. These sources have more on why: Surfin’ Safari Anne Van Kesteren Mark Pilgrim Ian Hickson One big reason: there’s no good way to serve XHTML to all […]

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I didn’t take part in the CSS Reboot but I was inspired by it. A couple of weeks of fumbling, and I’m still at nothing. So I’ve decided to start over with a new theme as a base – complete with trendy chunky footer – and then give it a new skin. I’m probably going […]

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