Hint: They don't leap tall buildings with a single bound, and they don't make more money than God, and they aren't superheroes nor supervillains. (Thanks to Terry L. Spencer, Utah lawyer for the graphic)
Execupundit.com: Why?. Why is it that, in large organizations, inertia is the first option? Because there are so many interests to consider that no one wants to be the first to break tradition? In a one man operation, decisions are made instantly. Of course, that is no guarantee that the decisions are wise. And, there is no group to fall back on if you screw up. But, it is entirely possible, without strong leadership, for a large vessel to sit in the water, and nobody will have the courage to say: Why?
Google Search update knows when you're traveling to better serve you. And, in the two edged sword competition, Google Search is the winner. New updates track the user's location, and suggest local eateries and sight-seeing opportunities. However, in the event a user needs an alibi, the Google Search tracking information might make a good source of data, as long as the user can establish that the phone was on his person the whole time. Just as location data might save an innocent person, that same data might be interesting discovery material for a divorcing spouse, or a nosy employer. Is the tracking, in fact, to "better serve you... (with process?)" So, is the convenience of always on location monitoring worth the risk to you? You be the judge.
I am working at the office, as I do most Saturdays; but, no billable hours today. I arrived to ceiling panels on the floor, due to a leaky roof. Am waiting the roofer now. It's always something, isn't it? Anyway, in the meantime, I am copying data and files from the Tap 11 to the new 8.1 inch Lenovo Tablet 8. Once all the data and files are over there, I can reinstall my productivity software, and use the smaller tablet as the brain for my system. I have ordered a couple of docking stations for home and the office, and will hopefully reduce connect time to one cable in the future. I will report back. In the meantime, may the sun be at your back, and the rain stay away from your ceiling.
ThinkPad 8 Dockable Windows 8 Business Tablet | Lenovo (US). Just as Sony stopped making and selling my favorite notebook replacement tablet, the Tap 11, Lenovo is not making any more of the Thinkpad 8, an 8.1 inch tablet running Windows 8.1 Professional. I got one of the last of these, and am just now starting to populate it with my productivity software. I don't like that I have to order some micro HDMI cables; but, I already have some micro USB 3.0 cables, since that is what the Note 3 Smart Phone uses. It also only has 2 gigs of RAM; but, it has a 128 Gig SSD, and a micro SD port. The screen is the best tablet screen I have ever seen, and, other than the memory issue, it could easily replace the Sony. It does have a dedicated dock, and I might buy one to find out it it can serve to connect all my peripherals at home and at the office. For now, it will be a backup Windows machine to my backup Sony Tap 11. You can never be too careful. In the meantime, check out some video of this marvelous little machine.
Nine Google Docs Functions Every Lawyer Should Master - The Droid Lawyer%u2122. If you have some spare time today, spend it learning how to use Google Docs to streamline your law practice. Everything is moving to the cloud. Get over it. Use the tools that are available, and free. Document collaboration, sharing of documents in a secure location without email chains, suggested edits that don't intrude on the main text; these are just some of the benefits Google Docs provides. Read Jeffrey's complete article and put this good information to use. And, Jeffrey, get a job. You have too much spare time on your hands.
CaseManager. You know you want a better way to manage your matters, and keep track of your calendar and time. But, most of the case management software is complicated, expensive, and requires monthly subscription or support fees. What if you could get basic time and matter record keeping for a total of $30 for your notebook computer, and $20 for your mobile devices, be they Android or iWhatever? $50. That's it. No more costs, no future payments, just plain, unvarnished cross-platform management of your matters. Of course, this isn't the rocket scientist's case management; but, it will get the job done. You can enter time, events, or tasks from your phone or tablet anywhere in the world. This software will get the job done. The only disadvantage I can see for CaseManager is the fact that it only syncs to Dropbox. Give it a shot. And, they don't pay me anything to say this stuff, although they do advertise on my page.
101-year-old lawyer is still working at Fox Rothschild. I get asked all the time whether I will retire. Other than a wife, kids, colleges, gadgets and animals, I can't think of any reason. Actually, I like this 101 year old lawyer's answer: "What, am I going to sit in a rocking chair until I die?" My retired friends are active and involved and enjoy the freedom of time to pursue their favorite things. Still working at something that defines you is one of mine. So, if you are still around when I am 101, you will see me at work on the computer. Work, play, entertainment; at some point, all of it just seems like living another day. Enjoy it, whatever you choose to do. Because, it is all about choice, isn't it?
The new Lenovo Windows 8 tablet has a high def 8 inch screen, and a quad core Atom processor. It can be configured with a 128 Gig SSD, which makes it the highest spec Windows tablet you can buy. For less than $400, you can use this thing as the brain behind your home and office computing systems, and carry it with you in your pocket when you are traveling. While I still love my 11 inch screen Sony tablet, I could get used to this smaller form factor. Here is a short video review to whet your appetite for some new tech.