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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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Sure; this deal will probably be done by then (god I hope so) but there will be more.
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I think there's a corollary to Rule 34 for open source projects.
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I dunno, you'd be surprised the number of times I go looking for a library to do X and can't find anything. Sometimes it's because I want a library to do X in language Y, but not always.
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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!"
NYPD's New Motto: If It Was Good Enough To Fail At Nuremberg, It's Good Enough For Us. Or at least, that's the only explanation we can come up with to explain this article and accompanying...
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You know you're headed off the deep end when you use Godwin's Nuremberg defense.
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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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For some reason, even though I don't watch much TV, I've become a fan of a number of artists from tracking down music used in ads. Some of these, such as Röyksopp, The Knife and Ratatat have acted as "seeds", pulling in a bunch of other stuff I'd never heard of, via Last.fm, Pandora and the like.

Here are some notable examples:

Asteroids Galaxy Tour (Apple)
New ipod touch 2G commercial- Around the Bend
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around the Bend (with download tips) (full version)
(this is probably Matilda's all-time favorite song, no idea why -- she just goes nuts, running around and jumping like a crazy thing)

Röyksopp (Geico)
2006 - Geico commercial - Caveman at the airport
Royksopp - Remind Me (full version)
Röyksopp - Remind Me (interesting remix + video)

The Sounds (Geico)
THE SOUNDS "HURT YOU" - NEW GEICO CAVEMAN MOTORCYCLE COMMERCIAL
The Sounds- Hurt You (full version)

The Knife (Sony Bravia)
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats, Sony Bravia (original ad, w/cover by Jose Gonzalez -- one of my all-time favorite commercials)
Heartbeats The Knife (original song, full version)

Matt and Kim (Bacardi)
New Bacardi Mojito Commercial
MATT AND KIM - "DAYLIGHT" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) (full version)

Ratatat (Anti-advertising Agency -- ok, not a commercial, but still..)
http://vimeo.com/14050409
Ratatat - Tacobel Canon (full version)
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I did the same thing with that Geico commercial. I also did it with a Tina Turner song in an episode of Airwolf three summers ago.
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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.
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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."
Well today's certainly been interesting on both sides of The Pond. Over here, a brokerage headed…
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I love short blog comments that point back from the Daily Shock ("the only newspaper many of us ever read") to deep structure: "How much of the increase in spreads is due to the bond market realizing that CDS protection is virtually worthless when a sovereign can just impose a "voluntary" 50% haircut on you without triggering a credit event?"

Basel II, by standardizing the rules, made it possible to befuddle the regulators once.
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Wow. Just wow.
Blog Archive. ▼ 2011 (204). ▼ September (19). Direct threats of rape and murder from Fox News vi... Thank Jesus, for inventing fast food; Religion bumper sticker -"Stop the madness"; How mos...
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A pleasant surprise from Gov. Brown. "Not every human problem deserves a law."
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My phrasing is "not everything I disapprove of should be illegal."
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