27 January 2011

Judge Posner and the Bluebook (and How He Does Not Use It)

Judge Posner recently published an article in the Yale Law Journal on the Bluebook (a legal citation manual) and how he does not use use it for his citation.  He explains why he does not and makes some valid points about it.  For those of you who had to deal with this in law school (or still deal with it), you might appreciate this article.

22 January 2011

A Hawk Inside the Library of Congress

As of yesterday, there was a hawk inside the Library of Congress' Main Reading Room.
The post is pretty funny; the author obviously has a sense of humor.  Thanks to Jesse for finding this.

20 January 2011

For in the Inner Geographer or Geologist in Us All

Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Observatory has come out with a really neat app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad called EarthObserver.  It's currently free.  It can display rock formation information, USGS (United States Geologic Survey) maps, and tons of other information which I have not even scratched the surface of.
http://www.earth-observer.org/ for more on this excellent app.

16 January 2011

Powerful Story on Flooding in Australia

Weekend Edition Saturday had a very powerful story on the flooding in Australia.

 There is a transcript as well.

 I'll add that Scott Simon and the interviewee, Richard Glover, a reporter for ABC need to stop meeting like they do (the last time they spoke was about the wildfires in Australia).  (And ABC is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, not the United States' network)

09 January 2011

Very Depressing Article in the Times on the Legal Job Market

There was an article in the Times yesterday on law schools, debt, and the awful state of the legal job market. It's something anyone considering attending law school should read. Very carefully.