2019 Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference Chat – Effective & Ethical Online Marketing

Boost Your Online Legal Marketing Ethically, Effectively: MOSOLO19 from William Peacock Here is a shopping list for cheap and free resources to jumpstart your efforts – it’s great for solos or for delegating to a computer-literate staff member who has a lot of time on his/her hands. And here is the full-length guide to getting Read more about 2019 Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference Chat – Effective & Ethical Online Marketing[…]

My Student Loans and First Republic Student Loan Consolidation Review

Or How First Republic Saved Me From Other Banks’ Rate-Jacking A few years after graduating law school with an immense debt load (ironically, the debt was mostly from undergrad), I finally decided to step up and get serious about addressing the albatross by refinancing my debt and working on a plan to pay it off. Read more about My Student Loans and First Republic Student Loan Consolidation Review[…]

Lawyers of Distinction is a Distinct Scam, ABA Plays Along

How can you tell if a lawyer award is a scam? I previously quipped that awards were bullshit unless they were given to me. The truth was actually the reverse of that – if they were nominating me, they were likely out of their damn minds, as I had been practicing full-time for only a Read more about Lawyers of Distinction is a Distinct Scam, ABA Plays Along[…]

Lawyer Awards Are (Mostly) Bullshit, Unless They’re Given to Me – American Institute Scam

I am one of the top ten Family Law attorneys in California. Check that: I’m one of the “Ten Best” Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in California [if I pay for a membership in some organization that nobody has ever heard of]. A skeptic, as many a Missourian will be, might instinctively utter “bullshit” Read more about Lawyer Awards Are (Mostly) Bullshit, Unless They’re Given to Me – American Institute Scam[…]

Amazon Echo and Dot or Google Home: Toys or Tools? Which is Best?

I have a gadget problem: I have too many and need more.  Last Christmas, my drop-dead gorgeous soon-to-be-wife bought me an Echo Dot and a WeMo Wi-Fi smart plug. The plug is pretty simple: you can turn it on or off with your smartphone over Wi-Fi. It ended the “your turn to turn off the Read more about Amazon Echo and Dot or Google Home: Toys or Tools? Which is Best?[…]

My Favorite Gadget Costs Less Than $20 and I Use it Every Day

What is your favorite gadget? A bright red iPhone? An exploding Galaxy Note? A rotary telephone? I’m a gadget whore. There isn’t a nice way to phrase that — I own five tablets, four laptops, a desktop PC, four smartphones (two still work!), and more. But the one gadget I love the most, the one Read more about My Favorite Gadget Costs Less Than $20 and I Use it Every Day[…]

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Hey Siri, how well does iPhone voice transcription work for longform documents?

Recently, I have been testing voice transcription solutions to speed up my writing. Between a day job, freelance side work, and writing a book, and spoiling my future wife, I really haven’t had time to sit down and type out blog posts.  So the question is this: is there a better way? Is there a Read more about Hey Siri, how well does iPhone voice transcription work for longform documents?[…]

I Just Switched Back to an iPhone After 4 Years And It’s Weird

I was once a Windows Mobile 6.5 guy. Yeah, it was a dark time. I’d rather not talk about it. I was saved from an app-less existence by a mid-level Android: the LG Optimus V. The specs on that are pretty hilarious in retrospect and give me the same feeling I get when I look Read more about I Just Switched Back to an iPhone After 4 Years And It’s Weird[…]

A Review of WordPress and Jetpack’s New Blog From Google Docs Feature

A Review of WordPress and Jetpack’s New Blog From Google Docs Feature On Monday, I gave Google’s new integration with WordPress a spin. I also, for better or worse, tried out Google Voice typing for Google Docs. The results were a mixed bag. As an experiment, I tried using Google Voice typing without correcting anything Read more about A Review of WordPress and Jetpack’s New Blog From Google Docs Feature[…]

How Well Does Google’s Voice Transcription Work in 2017?

How well does Google’s voice transcription work in 2017? When I was about 10 years old, a family friend purchased Dragon Naturally Speaking. This was more than twenty years ago, so you can imagine how bad it was. Nonetheless, I was intrigued by the possibility of being able to speak to my computer and have it Read more about How Well Does Google’s Voice Transcription Work in 2017?[…]