The Lessig blog alerts us to the Bing images search feature – and a Commenter compares the ease of the Bing feature with the difficulty of doing a similar search on Google:
From Now On I’m Binging It (Lessig Blog, on Tumbler)
Lawyer referrals in Oregon are made through the Oregon State Bar and, occasionally, from local or specialized bar associations and nonprofits. (The Oregon State Bar has a public website where you can check to make sure the lawyer is licensed to practice law in Oregon.)
Requests for a referral from the Oregon State Bar are made through email or telephone.
But what happens if you are in jail or prison? Here’s the information we got from the OSB Referral Service:
“… inmates can’t always get through. They can’t call 800 numbers at all and the 503 number requires the caller to navigate through a bunch of “press 1 if you want…” “press 63 if you need”, which doesn’t work with the prison system phone service. ”
The OSB Referral Service also said that “they receive a good number of written requests from inmates looking for referrals. And, they respond to them in writing. For outlying penitentiaries, [they] acknowledged that the OSB Service is slim on attorneys to refer, but that a “city-lawyer” would typically take these cases and be willing to travel to visit the inmate (if they had money to pay for representation).”
The older we get the faster these changes creep up on us. And then we can’t remember if we Spring Ahead or Spring Back.
Rules! Always Rules: Information about the Current Daylight Saving Time (DST) Rules
It is said that lawyers are frustrated writers, but so are most writers! Stop worrying and start writing about what you know: Write for Nolo
Is a cartoon library worth $10 million? You bet it is, if consider the history and the joy it contains.
The Cartoon Library at Ohio State University is a one place to start your cartoon preservation and collection research. Heaven knows archivists know about preservation of printed, and other, materials – and while heaven might look fondly upon archivists, it tests them mightily to see if they are worthy of persisting on such a quixotic journey. Talk about a dream job – a Cartoon Archivist. As Mark Twain apocryphally advised writers: make ‘em laugh and make ‘em cry. That’s good cartooning (and librarianship) in a nutshell.
And possibly just worth the long journey to Columbus, Ohio: Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) and Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac) will appear on the same stage in the Spring 2014 at Ohio State. Wowsers!
More than you might want to know about “today“: What happened on a particular day, LibrarySpot
Feature story about something that happened “today in history“: Today in History, American Memory, Library of Congress
“This position is responsible for the opening and closing of the movable draw spans of the Hawthorne, Morrison, Broadway and Burnside Bridges.”
Visit the Multnomah County Job Opportunities website.
“Job Code: 6059-11
Job Title: Bridge Operator
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/04/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Multnomah County’s Department of Community Services is accepting applications for a full-time Bridge Operator.
The first 50 applications will be screened. This recruitment will be closed once the 50 applications are received. You are encouraged to apply without delay.
This position is responsible for the opening and closing of the movable draw spans of the Hawthorne, Morrison, Broadway and Burnside Bridges. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
And maybe someone will FINALLY create an app so we can know when the bridges are going to open!
(No, you probably don’t have a chance, and in fact, if you weren’t alerted to this opening before now and don’t have your application ready to go, you really, really don’t have a chance. But one can dream, can’t one?)
News from Oregon Legal Research Central:
1) We now have a Tag Cloud at the blog (right side, scroll down). Let me know if it works for you or if there is another way you like to find subject-specific blog posts, which leads to the second change ….
2) We’ve also changed the Comment functionality so people can Comment without having to log in. Yay! I hadn’t realized that logging in was necessary and once I found out I went to our fab-host, Justia, to fix the problem. They did so promptly! (And thank you also to our reader who emailed us directly when she realized the log-in/privacy problem – and the disincentive to Commenting it presented.)
Two Gems of the week:
1) This “Dressing for TV” advice list is useful and hilarious. You will never watch people on the screen the same way again.
Kids might be the ones to ask, but we all want to know!
And if you want the lighter side of Disaster Preparedness, watch this 90 second very funny American Red Cross video: The Kit You Don’t Want To Have