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2006 in Review

How is it already the end of December? On a personal note, I am glad to say that I met my major goals for this year-- it sucked less than 2005. And that applies to blogging, as well. While I'm not winning any awards over here, I managed to get name-dropped in the NY Times, which at least gave me something to talk about at my high school reunion. That was only one of a few interesting posts. Here are the topics I discussed and some of the best posts:

Communications Law Issues

Indecency Regulation


Some of these include more than superficial analysis. A rarity for this blog.

Internet Discrimination and Network Neutrality Regulation

Copyright

Information Literacy

Trademark and Reality TV

Did any other site on the web have more comprehensive coverage of the Supernova trademark lawsuit? If not, I'm not sure that's something to be proud of.

Miscellany

Virtual Worlds

I'm late to the party on the property and virtual worlds party, but it's an interesting topic:

What's Next?

So, what's on the horizon for next year? My goal is to integrate blogging and music better along with my professional life. I'm not yet quite sure how that plays out on this blog or in my life. As I intended to do last year, but managed only in unrealized fits and starts, I suspect that it involves taking these topics beyond the blog, probably by writing scholarly articles intended for a real publication or participating better in real life activities here in the city (particularly as far as teaching information literacy issues). The problem, of course, is doing it in a way that doesn't result in scattering myself even thinner across more unrelated activities.

Programming Notes

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Why has this blog sucked more than usual lately? A few reasons. Mainly, getting back into searching for a job after the bar exam redux is difficult. I realized that I turned a year older and am much less of an adult than I thought I'd be at this point in my life.

I recorded a podcast about the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Orphan Works and then realized that everything I said was incomprehensible, because I had been using a bad microphone cable. Oops.

But also, because I have been working on a few different nascent web and law projects. In addition to a lot of time getting reacquainted with Movable Type, I have a legal pad full of outlines and notes for writing a book version of this site, with everything that the blog lacks-- organization, a thesis and structure. Not necessarily groundbreaking, but it could be mildly interesting.

On with the show and out with the programming notes…