I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS VERY SMALL TODDLER SWEATER I'M KNITTING AND IT JUST HIT ME ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AGO AND I STILL HAVE A SLEEVE AND A HALF AND SOME FINISHING TO GO BUT THE PATTERN IS BORING, BUT NOT BORING ENOUGH THAT I CAN KNIT WITHOUT WATCHING THE PATTERN AND TICKING OFF ROWS, AND ALSO I HATE KNITTING THINGS FLAT BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE TO SEW THEM TOGETHER LATER, SO WHY ON EARTH AM I KNITTING THIS PATTERN AFTER ALL?!
(answer: because it's cute.)
My next sweater is going to be stockinette in the round. MILES AND MILES OF MINDLESS KNITTING, WOO.
Orin Kerr is one of the few lawyers in the country who has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney for IP and privacy related cases involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wire Fraud statutes. He defended Lori Drew in United States v. Drew (you might remember the case as involving the girl who committed suicide after getting bullied on MySpace and the government prosecuting the mother under this act for violating the TOS of MySpace) and, despite his presence on a libertarian-to-conservative legal blog, has no dog in this race. In fact, he's been calling for re-writing the CFAA for more than two years now, because he dislikes how vague it has become.
I highly recommend reading his extremely even-handed treatment of the case. It gets a tad legalese-y, because the main audience of the websites is lawyers, law professors, and law students, but it contains some very important information.
Part 1: The Charges
Part 2: The Prosecutor's Actions
And, as a bonus, Kerr's work on the CFAA.
The articles are not perfect; he falls into a couple of logical fallacies, but they do not invalidate his main argument. He apparently doesn't know literally everything there is to know about how JSTOR works, but he knows a lot more about how the CFAA is charged than anyone else on the planet.
I wrote about 130,000 words this year, which is kind of strange, considering that around May or June I was thinking this would be my least-productive year ever. Lots of new fandoms, and I love all of them.
I've got awesome New Year's plans, although the person I specifically came into town to see won't be there, alas, but there's everyone else and booze and whatnot. I might do an actual meme later but I don't have the brain for it right now.
(The family-visiting has been fairly decent but it's stressful no matter what. *shrugs* I conked out for about 2-3 hours this afternoon and I don't regret a moment of it.)
Hope everyone's having a fabulous time, or at least that you haven't had your power go out during a snowstorm.
Don't get me wrong, I don't not ship Tony/Ziva, but it's kind of . . . brick-to-the-head-y.
I don't even know if it was a good movie or not. I'd have to go see it about three more times to determine that and I am not in the least prepared to do that right now. I'm curled up in a blanket with ice cream at the moment because jesus fuck was that a traumatic movie.
Actually, I loved the world-building. But, uh, don't go expecting to see Die Hard.
I find it highly amusing that SHIELD is not aware that Tony Stark can speak French. (Or, actually, I find it more amusing that whoever made the props apparently forgot to watch IM2.)