Judge Paula Bryant

I love it when my friends get the recognition and rewards that they deserve. Missouri governor Bob Holden has appointed Paula Bryant as a new associate circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City.
Paula and I spent some time early in our careers as law clerks for the 22nd Circuit and have been good friends for more years than our youthful appearances might suggest. We got to work with some great judges who were very influential on our later careers.
Paula has always wanted to be a judge and it is so cool that she has attained that goal. I have no doubt that she will be an excellent judge.

Jurist’s Free Legal News Feed

Bernard Hibbitt’s is one of the pioneers of legal websites. I wanted to help get the word out on Jurist’s Paper Chase, a legal news service edited at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law by Professor Bernard Hibbitts and a volunteer staff of law students. You or your firm can add this news feed to your website by following these instructions. Be sure to check out the other great features of the Jurist site.

Six Little Rules on WiFi Security

From Wi-Fi Networking News: A short, to-the-point article on About.com sets out a handy list of the basic rules for making a solid effort to secure a wireless home network.
To summarize:
1. Change the System ID
2. Disable Identifier Broadcasting
3. Enable Encryption
4. Restrict Unnecessary Traffic
5. Change the Default Administrator Password
6. Patch and Protect Your PCs
If you want to play wireless networking, consider these six steps to be the minimum price of admission. Anything less is irresponsible.

Happy Birthday to Me and My Blog

What do I share with sports legends Michael Jordan and Jim Brown? A February 17 birthday.
Well, today’s my birthday and also a time to celebrate the first anniversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. My blog was my birthday present to myself last year and what a great gift it was – a gift that keeps on giving.
I’ve greatly enjoyed the new vistas the blog has opened for me and thank all all the fellow bloggers and blog readers around the world I got the chance to meet or communicate with over the past year.
For those who wish to celebrate my birthday in a more traditional way:
1. Send me something on my Amazon WishList.
2. Make a donation to one of the charities on my GiveList.
3. I have a growing collection of cool tech giveaway items (you know, like the logoed giveaway items you get in exhibit halls). If you are doing some cool new giveaway items for 2004, you can add me to your recipient list – T-shirt size = Large.
For the upcoming year, expect the announcement of a few changes, some new approaches, more information and links, and, as some have already noticed, sponsors for the blog, starting with Fios, Inc. and CaseSoft.