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Fri 26 Mar 2004

This morning (OK, yesterday morning, whatever) in Copyright class the professor asks, "Does anyone here have experience with programming?" Then he looks straight at me. Looong pause. "Well, not, um, commercially!"

That's what I get for being all gung-ho with the Apple v. Franklin case earlier in the semester. And that day he kept cutting me off, too. Just can't win, I suppose.

I will say this -- based upon my detailed analysis of the case in question (read: quickly reading two pages before the mangled definitions of computer jargon drove me nuts, and then skipping to the end just so I'd know how it turned out), I'd have to say that if Dworkin thinks defamation law resembles rococo curliques, he oughtta try to make heads or tails out of that crap. Let's make it easy, guys: You copy the code, it's infringment. You don't, it isn't. Okee-dokee?
Posted later still/law ]

Answer to my question below, I guess, is somewhat obvious -- if the guy thinks he can quit his job for $3000, then he's probably just dumb enough to be impressed by eating at Denny's. Sorry to have bothered you!
Posted even later at night./society ]

This one is for you, Jeff.

A few weeks ago we all went out to eat at Denny's. We had a coupon, and the kids like breakfast food. However, there are two guys at the booth next to us, and one of them won't stop talking. He's talking all about "lifestyles" and work and stuff like that. For some reason, I thought he was a clergyman of some type, telling the other guy (a younger guy, practically a kid) to clean up his act. Why he would do that at Denny's, I have no idea, but that's what popped into my head. Although I started to wonder the second time he answered his cell phone...

Suddenly the talkative guy asks, "How would your life change if I pushed three thousand dollars across this table to you?" The other guy responds, "Well, I'd have a lot more free time, I wouldn't have to work..." I almost turned around and snorted at him. What a maroon, as Bugs Bunny might have said. Poor guy doesn't realize that $3000 is virtually nothing -- OK, it's 4 months rent for us, but it's not gonna get me out of a job.

The horror quickly dawned on me when the talkative guy starts talking about this great website, and how they sell all kinds of stuff... I mouth across the table to Heather, "Amway!" Sure enough, "the site is" (I'm not sure of the spelling, and frankly don't want to know. I know enough to know that they don't use the name Amway anymore because of the stigma, and push the name of their site instead.)

Anyway, my question for the Amway salesman is -- if you really want to impress someone with how much money you're making, why in the world would you take him to DENNY'S????
Posted WAY late at night./society ]

Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Arts & Letters Daily

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Yahoo Money
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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