Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Books hippies owned. Checks out. Somebody stole my copy of the Abby Hoffman book. Check out the video of the Acid Test: it tells us something about Tom Wolfe's writing that the people shown are pretty much all identifiable from his descriptions
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In the original design of Outside Counsel I thought I'd structure the site in three or four columns, with each devoted to a particular topic area. One of the topics was Privacy. It was a horrible design, and as it turned out although the topic still interests me it turned out that the horse was long out of the barn. How far out of the barn has the horse gotten? JetBlue is using facial recognition instead of traditional boarding passes on international flights, using biometric data captured by the TSA. Who gave the TSA permission to capture my face? Good question.More here.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Remo Acito always told me to stay out of politics, and that was solid advice, but now I find that I have become involved in the campaign of a talented, intelligent candidate for Buffalo Common Council. This comes at some cost: the incumbent is the son of of two old friends, one of whom is the Chief Administrative Judge for my district, but it seemed to me that it had to be done. It's been interesting so far- walking petitions is no small chore. I am proud that we have such a strong candidate, and relieved that I didn't do a Norman Mailer thing and run a quixotic campaign of my own