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Douglas Barnes
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An update from me on the work front -- a long time client made my partner Brian an offer he couldn’t refuse – and, as of today, he's the Vice President and General Counsel of Datadog.

It was awesome working with Brian, and I'm definitely going to miss that, but I'm also looking forward to working with him as a client.
The firm is continuing, albeit in a different form and a different name: Barnes Legal, P.C., with a website at http://barneslegal.net/

Old email and snail mail will continue to work for some time, and the service offering will largely remain the same.

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FYI, I recently left the world of big firm law, and joined Brian Cyr to create Cyr Barnes LLP.  

The main focus of my practice will remain much the same –outsourcing and other commercial agreements involving technology and intellectual property (but with considerably less overhead).  Plus, I'm finally able to represent a number of startups who have been wanting to work with me for some time.

You can check out our webpage at: http://cyrbarnes.com.

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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.

I think there's a corollary to Rule 34 for open source projects.

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"If EU economic policy were a soap opera--and apparently, it is--Greece would be the sultry, irresponsible beauty in a tumultuous love-hate relationship with rigid, authoritarian Germany. Obviously after years of tumultuous breakups and teary reunions, this is the season finale where he finally beats the hell out of her during a screaming fight over thier impending bankruptcy, and in despair, she drives both of them, and his prize Volkswagen, off a cliff."

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A spot-on analysis of of the NYPD corruption trial from my favorite and most snarky human rights bloggers at Wronging Rights. Love the imagined dialog at the PBA. A sample:

"PBA Official 2: You know what else I like about this slogan? It implicates other, as-yet-unindicted officers in the crimes too. By having a large number of officers hold signs that say "just following orders," we imply that this was a well-organized, top-down conspiracy. Perhaps one orchestrated by the PBA itself!

PBA Official 1: You're right! And that's pretty neat, because this union has been under investigation recently on the theory that our involvement in the ticket-fixing scam might rise to the level of criminal racketeering. I like how these signs would tend to support that theory.

All Officials Together: Neato! Swell!"

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Wow. Just wow.

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"these First-World food fetishes are positively terrible for the world's poorest people. If you want to do the right thing, give up on locavorism and organics über alles and become a globally conscious grocery buyer. This should be the age of the "cosmovore" --cosmopolitan consumers of the world's food."

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A pleasant surprise from Gov. Brown. "Not every human problem deserves a law."
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