koppie Thu, 05/03/2012 - 11:11
I've noticed that lately anything meaningful I have to say to my friends on Facebook has been drowned out by a million cute/funny things which I also post. Because how could I not? They're cute and funny!
koppie Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:22
This started as a Facebook argument between myself and some of my right-wing Christian and Catholic friends. (For the record, I admire my friends and respect their faiths, even though they are different from my own.) But the question arose: what is the Jewish position on abortion? The truth is it's something I never researched heavily, so I did a little quick research and summarized it for my friends. Nothing worth publishing, to be sure, but in the process I got to know my own faith even better, and I thanked my friends for prodding me into it. (What does this have to do with the Jewish holiday of Passover? Keep reading.)
koppie Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:41
Every once in a while the world reaches out to you and does something totally unexpected. This is one of those times.
I came home at 2 am last night and found a letter waiting for me. The return ominously said “Hamfield | Davis LLP” but did not include a return address. I opened the envelope and found this treasure:
koppie Mon, 03/26/2012 - 16:16
I've hardly made it a secrety that I love Google and everything they do. But I also like to emphasize that I don't think everything they do is wonderful simply because I'm a fanboy. Rather, I am a fanboy because everything they do is wonderful. If the day comes where they start making terrible products, or someone else is making better, then I will switch allegiance. Will that day come? Probably; I used to say the same thing about Yahoo.
koppie Fri, 03/09/2012 - 08:25
I am still a lawyer, even if I don't act like it much any more. But I have a client right now, a criminal defendant, and it's time to write a motion. I haven't written a motion in three years; my new laptop is set up for web design, not legal practice. But this was one of those skills that was beaten into me very effectively, so I know what I need.
koppie Tue, 03/06/2012 - 15:24
In just a couple months, Venus is going to pass in front of the Sun - or more correctly, Venus will transit between the Earth and the Sun. This is the last time it will happen during your life. It won't be visible from everywhere on the planet, but will be visible in California, in the afternoon and early evening on May 6, 2012. It gets better: May 6 is a Sunday (coincidence???), so I won't have to explain to my boss that I'm leaving work early in order to go stare at the Sun.