Tuesday, April 01, 2014

famous last words

April 2008, on my blog:
"I don't think that there has ever been a foray into legal territory on my blog, if I think about it. Which is a bit odd, because I'm not a lawyer, but my dad is, and I love talking about trials and legal things with him."
-- on Contracts
Spring break cappuccino

March 2014: dear blog, time for the once-every-few-years sorry-I've-neglected-you post (see exhibit 1, the most recent iteration and exhibit 2, the oldest iteration). What's my excuse this time? I'm in law school, so no free time. Also, maybe in a few years that post linked above is going to be factually incorrect. Who knows, I'm currently a clueless 1L so anything could happen. However, I went hunting through my blog today for some substantive writing from my past lives, having had some weird idea that I must have written a few posts that were more than a paragraph long. I was 98% incorrect, but I did dig up a few examples where I managed to ramble on at length.

Why am I in school again? According to my law school application essay, it's because of a conversation about open source software at OSCON 2012. I've thought a fair amount about programming vs legal issues over the last few months, and how diametrically opposed they are in so many ways. Tech industry: we are suspicious of you if you wear a suit to an interview or if you stay at a company for too long. Law: we are suspicious of you if you don't wear a suit to an interview or if you job hop. Software: I'm not sure what this program does, let's compile it and put in a break point to see exactly what's happening. Law: "'Chicken' may mean one thing or it may mean something else entirely. Who knows?" Software: you prove an algorithm is n log n by these steps that every one agrees on. Law: You might be able to prove a prima facie case of negligence with these facts, but maybe not.

In any event, I've had a few pushes from different parties to take up blogging again, so hopefully I will find time to write here more. I also hope I might find time to write about music again- the first few years of this blog were almost entirely music blogging, and it's something I miss.

So on that note, my latest favorite song is by Air Review, and you should check it out in this fabulous video of a border collie enjoying life while his owner does some mountain biking. This made me miss the Northwest so much; I need to find a weekend to get out there again soon!

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