LexBlog

Today, LexBlog has over 27,000 bloggers within its network, including over half of the nearly 1,500 blogs from the United States’ top 200 law firms. But more importantly, LexBlog devotes itself to empowering a global network built around the company’s mission to provide real-time news and insights powered by the legal community.

(If you’ve not done so, search ‘Pac-Man’ in google desktop and play a free version of Pac-man in the search results) When I was a kid, my family occasionally visited a pizzeria that housed the Pac-Man, Tempest, and Asteroids arcade games. Of the three, I’ve always sucked at Pac-Man. When playing, I didn’t understand the point. Sure, I got the mechanics easy enough, but I didn’t get the goal. The player completes a level and…
So great to see another friend blow the dust off their site to share their thoughts, what they’re learning, and following. I hope more of the old community will consider doing the same.…
We don’t have many sites on our network that run ads. On the whole, this fact contributes to the success of both our platform and our customers who use it. But in some cases, ads are an inescapable fact of internet life, and we have to deal with them properly. One problem we have with ads is that they change a lot. Therefore they trigger false positives in our visual regression testing (VRT), and they…
This morning I caught the NPR story of Amanda Gorman, 22, who will “become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration.” Even more remarkable (to me), Gorman has had challenges since childhood with a speech impediment that affects her ability to say certain letters. So much so that she would find different words to use—words she could pronounce without difficulty—in her poems. Since then, she has performed her…
A new podcast (to me) that I read about in the most recent issues of Dense Discovery. How To Citizen with Baratunde reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power. So many of us want to do more in response to the problems we hear about constantly, but where and how to participate can leave us feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Voting, while critically important, simply isn’t…
I’ve been thinking for years about what it would take to make the social web magical in all the right ways—less extreme, less toxic, more true—and I realized only recently that I’ve been thinking far too narrowly about the problem. I’ve long wanted Mark Zuckerberg to admit that Facebook is a media company, to take responsibility for the informational environment he created in the same way that the editor of a magazine would. (I…
Earlier this week, I signed up for David Hoang’s newsletter, and I’m sure glad that I did. In response to this week’s attack on the capital, David shares his views on the systems we are born into. He proffers how these systems come with their own unconscious biases and how they can play into the wrong hands, even in those cases when—looking in from the outside—it doesn’t make sense. It turns out that because you…
After a cumulatively horrendous year (followed by this past emotionally taxing week), some good news has emerged. On December 28th, Governor Cuomo finally implemented a legitimate eviction and foreclosure moratorium, known as the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020. Obviously, it’s nowhere near perfect, but it’s far more progress than we’ve seen thus far. Here’s how it works: Nearly all evictions and related legal proceedings have been placed on hold until…