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This blog covers topics related to finding legal information on the Internet, especially North American, and the technology lawyers use to find and organize information.

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  • Thoughts on Resilience and Resources

    December 31, 2018, was one of those days that I don’t need perspective to realize were important in my life.  I woke up at about 5 am, Eastern, and searched for news online about my brother, Paul, who had gone missing on December 28th.  I soon found he had been detained on charges of spying by the R … Read more »

  • The Vending Machine Library

    There is a tension between access and collections in libraries. Large physical collections require large physical spaces. It seems obvious that you can’t afford lots of large spaces, but a single, central location may be inconvenient for people to reach. So libraries look at branches, and bookmobile … Read more »

  • A Switch to Matomo for a More Private Internet

    Analytics are important to me. They help me make decisions about how to run the law libraries and teams I lead. They help me to understand what people value in my online writing. To that end, this web site has used Google Analytics for a long time. I recently switched to Matomo (f/k/a Piwik) as part … Read more »

  • My Ultimate News Reader App

    … doesn’t exist. I currently use a couple to try to get close to what I want but there are some features that an app developer, and publishers, could add that would make them far better. In general, they require an understanding that not all news site visitors are going to convert into subscribers, … Read more »

  • Better Answers to Security Questions

    A surprising number of sophisticated sites still ask you for security questions when you sign up. As I’ve posted before, this second factor is a terrible way to try to secure an account. I now generate passwords to stand in as answers. But a recent post about password managers prompted a tweet that … Read more »

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