Who Is Nick?

  • July 02, 2018

    Journalists and Lawyers

    There are good lawyers & bad lawyers. But we still know they follow the law. The power is in the institutions and systems that make them.

    Journalists should be the same. The more I think about this, the more I like it.

    • Lawyers have a “bar” organization that oversee’s the overarching ethics of behaviour
    • Judges are external arbiters. Should an editor be the same?
    • There is an open system of archives.
    • Lawyers need to pass additional standards
    • Not being a lawyer doesn’t preclude you from participating, but you’re still not a “lawyer”
    • Law firms are legally set up in a specific way and can’t be set up otherwise
    • Lawyers buy into ownership/partnership, and therefore have several fiduciary duties to balance

    Have any more points to add?


  • June 30, 2018

    My Mind on Media

    I’ve always thought about media. Sometimes, maybe my thoughts are behind the times. Other times, I’m wondering who else in this world is having similar thoughts.

    Maybe it’s all because I recently finished Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death. Maybe it’s because of the topsy turviness happening all around us. Maybe, I haven’t found, yet, the one person who’s looking at, and talking about, media in the same context.

    Maybe if you know of someone you can let me know.


  • May 04, 2018

    Beckett, I am your father

    Life for me has changed forever, with the birth of my son, Beckett.

    My friend Sean recommended I journal the experience to take everything in. I think I just might.

    If I don’t post for a while, you now know why. Sleep deprivation, here we come.

  • March 30, 2018

    Hello, tiny tiny reader

    I’ve been obsesed for the past 2 weeks hunting for a replacement of Digg Reader. Found it in Tiny Tiny RSS.

    I feel so much better, now that I have my own feed of things to read daily. Under my own control, with my own choices. No AI deciding and filtering what I should be reading.

  • March 15, 2018

    Bye bye Digg Reader

    Another rss reader is biting the dust.

    Digg Reader if shutting down on March 26, 2018. Bummer, we know. Export and download your feeds ad folder from digg.com/settings and you can add those to another reader product. Don’t worry! you can grab your feeds after Reader is gone.

    Ok - where to next?