Thursday, July 15, 2010

Queen places wreath at World Trade Center site |

This is a few days late, but of interest nevertheless: Queen places wreath at World Trade Center site

Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization | Deep Tech - CNET News

Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization | Deep Tech - CNET News: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

HTML5 is Coming : Get Ready for the New Specification -- the 5th Generation -- of the Core Language of the World Web Web

HTML5 according to
"This specification defines the 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features are introduced to help Web application authors, new elements are introduced based on research into prevailing authoring practices, and special attention has been given to defining clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability."
That this standard is on its way is clear, as written at TechCrunch:

"EchoSign Now Supports HTML5, Debuts E-Signatures On The iPad"

And see generally:

Lastly, the low-cost acclaimed Coffee Cup HTML Editor now already has full HTML5 and CSS3 support. (This is not an advert, merely info, as we are currently considering trying this out ourselves.)

Organizing for America Reports on Senate Passage of Wall Street Reform Bill

I just got this email from Organizing for America:
Andis --

The Senate just passed Wall Street reform. The bill will become law the moment President Obama signs it.

This reform represents the boldest financial regulations since the aftermath of the Great Depression -- and the strongest consumer protections in history.

Every door you knocked in Iowa, every phone call you made in Ohio, every dollar you dug deep to give -- it's all for this. The Recovery Act, health reform, and now Wall Street reform, on top of everything else. In a year and a half, this administration has made bigger, bolder progress than any president's in decades.

We have a president who fights for all of us, every day. We have you, the best organizers this country has ever seen, who flooded Congress with calls and letters, had millions of conversations with friends and neighbors, went toe-to-toe with the country's most powerful special interests -- and won.

And we have members of Congress who bravely stood with the President, even as right-wing groups have pledged $200 million to defeat them in November's elections.

First, take a moment to celebrate. This is an achievement that will make American lives better and protect our economy for generations to come, and it absolutely wouldn't have happened without you.

Then, take a moment to thank the members of Congress who stood with us and supported these landmark reforms. In the coming days, they'll be taking a lot of heat for defying Wall Street -- and they need to know they have our gratitude.

Organizing for America supporters are signing a note of thanks to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all of the allies in Congress who stood up for reform.

Will you add your name?

We'll deliver these signatures to leaders in Congress who supported reform, after the President signs this into law.

Thanks for all you did to get us here. I'm so grateful to be making history with you, and I know the President is as well.


Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Obama Wins Again: Senate Passes Historic Wall Street Reform Bill which Now Goes to the President for Signature

See the details at at Senate Passes Historic Wall Street Reform Bill

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Twitter Settlement of FTC Privacy and Security Complaint reported at Lexology by William B. Baker of Wiley Rein LLP

William B. Baker of Wiley Rein LLP reports on the Twitter settlement of a privacy and security complaint by the FTC. See Lexology - Lessons from Twitter's settlement of the FTC's complaint over privacy and security problems

Legal Globalization: East Approaching West in Law, e.g. English Legal Standards and a Firm in the Ukraine

The globalization of practices and standards in legal services is an ongoing development. See e.g. Andrew Liakhov of Integrites in the Ukraine writing that English Legal Standards Are Coming to Ukraine

The Battle of the Bucks in Legal Fight Over L'Oreal Fortune

Another case showing that great wealth does not necessarily bring happiness....

AFP: French L'Oreal heiress denounces daughter's legal battle

The Formtek Blog Discusses Legal Issues Related to Cloud Computing

See the Formtek Blog for Legal Issues related to Cloud Computing

Court Blogging Project in Massachusetts Quncy District Court Financed by Knight Foundation

Debra Cassens Weiss at the ABA Journal Law News Now in Mass. Court Will Be Testing Ground for Best Blogging Practices discusses Knight Foundation financed court blogging project at the Quincy District Court of Massachusetts.

Lawrence Lessig: ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons

Lawrence Lessig: ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

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