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rickgeorges
Pinellas County, Florida
Lawyer,Poet, author, educator. Practices real property, corporation, wills, trusts and estates law in Pinellas County, Florida. Writes the FutureLawyer column. Gives seminars on technology and the law. Author of "Life is Simple, Really", Poems about Life, Loving, Family and Fun.
Interests: Computers, golf, tennis, chess, technology, gadgets
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This George Carlin video should be required viewing by every Black Friday shopper. In fact, I hereby command that everyone who plans to shop today must watch this video before heading out. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Black Friday (shopping) - Wikipedia. Like me, you are probably waking up to an Inbox filled with ads screaming "Black Friday Sales", and offering discounts on all sorts of goods and services that everyone in our consumerism mad society thinks... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Don't Be A Spendthrift Of Time. No mindless pablum today. No bland Happy Thanksgiving greeting with a picture of Pilgrims eating with Indians at a wooden table. Some of us will spend today around a big table with our loved... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Futurelawyer
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One of the toughest principles of Stoicism for me is Amor Fati. This quote summarizes the idea: "From the perspective provided by the cosmic viewpoint, we can learn to love what happens in our lives. The Stoics propose that we... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
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WiFi Connected Dog Collar. You know your dog wants one of these. Think FitBit for dogs. You can monitor your dog's sleep habits, activity levels, and general well being while you are elsewhere. I suppose the next thing to get... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Genican. It's the day before trash day in our house. Wouldn't it be great if we had a scanner and voice recorder clipped to the trash can so we could keep track of what we use and have a ready... Continue reading
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German police raid flat after Alexa Amazon Echo 'holds party'. An Amazon Echo with a mind of its own got its owner in big trouble while he was out at a pub having a good time. Apparently, it decided to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 update with enhanced UI, fitness tracking, and more | Android Central. My favorite Smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3 LTE, is getting an update to Version 3, and it will now remotely control your Smart TV,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Michael Wade's annual Thanksgiving post is necessary reading every year. Here it is: Ten Rules For Thanksgiving Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
When, some years ago, I first wrote this post about the fact that there were no lawyers on the Mayflower, it never occurred to me that they might have been aware of the survival statistics for Pilgrims traveling to America,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Passage On The Mayflower This book should quiet any romantic notions you may have had about the first English settlers of the New World. A quote: "Between 1619 and 1622, the Virginia Company would send close to 3,600 settlers to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Big Data And Small Business This article purports to argue that small businesses can benefit from Big Data and Data Analytics. I humbly disagree. One of the pleasures of a solo law practice is that it is easy to tell... Continue reading
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Windows 10 Hidden Tricks So, you think you are a Windows 10 Power User? This list will prove you are a poser. My favorite here is one that I never knew. At the extreme lower right of the Taskbar, there... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Futurelawyer
I have always known that my parrots were good for my mental health. This story about a parrot sanctuary for abandoned parrots and veterans proves it. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Futurelawyer
This is a great introduction to computer security by Ernie Svenson, the Paperless Lawyer. Every lawyer (and every computer user) needs to see it. Unfortunately, the users who are getting hacked are usually the people who don't take security seriously.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
This parrot tells Alexa to turn the lights on and off. I see great promise here. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Futurelawyer
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The Singularity Is Coming Futurist Ray Kurzweil has predicted that, by 2029, machines will be able to pass the Turing test, making them as intelligent as human beings, and that, by 2045, we will reach the "Singularity", when humans and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Futurelawyer
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The Ageist Paradigm. This article in Psychology Today discusses ageism in our society, the "ism" that nobody talks about. When you reach a certain age, you are somehow deemed too old in many environments; including Big Law and other large... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Facebook Delete All Messages Facebook friends, I love you all to death. I really enjoy our little private chats in the Messenger app or window. I prefer communicating via chat box to face to face, since I can shut you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Futurelawyer
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https://abovethelaw.com/2017/11/will-more-money-more-systems-and-more-time-make-more-solos-happy/ Carolyn Elefant, my favorite solo (next to myself), gets it. This is a great piece about why more systems, more seminars about marketing, more money, and more time won't make for a happier life for a solo, or any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Futurelawyer
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/parrot-world/ My readers know that my best friends are parrots. A cool feature of my new favorite browser, Firefox Quantum, is that it can be adorned with themes. I have located a parrot theme that replaces the header with photos... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Futurelawyer
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https://medium.com/@Legal.io/meet-lara-your-legal-assistant-a579dac68cf The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in law practice is in its infancy. I received an email from Pieter Gunst, of Legal.io, who announced LARA, an AI legal assistant that can answer thousands of legal questions, direct consumer users... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Futurelawyer
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I love marking the seasons in Florida. We are seeing the first cold front, and it is Sixty degrees outside. Time to get out the sweaters and coats and go outside and see the gorgeous Fall colors. I can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Futurelawyer
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https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mobile/ Remember all those times when I posted in the blog, recommending that you download and use Google Chrome exclusively for your browsing? Never mind. The new Firefox Quantum, and its companion, Firefox Mobile, aren't just fast. They are screaming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Futurelawyer