Acer Aspire One


Aspire One – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Acer Aspire One is a small notebook computer (also known as a netbook). It is based on the Intel Atom platform consisting of an Intel Atom N270 processor, Intel 945GSE Express chipset and Intel 82801GBM (ICH7M) I/O controller.
The Aspire One became available in July 2008. Initially in Seashell White and Sapphire Blue, with a 3-cell battery. Acer has since then introduced models with the larger 6-cell battery, as well as a wider selection of colors including Coral Pink, Golden Brown and Onyx Black.

It is manufactured by Quanta Computer

Read a review here.




FINDLAW:Text of the Defeated Bailout Bill


(House Financial Services Committee) – The version of the financial bailout proposal that was voted down in the House of Representatives today. Full Text.

Related Resources from Findlaw:
• More Documents Related to the Financial Crisis

Campus Mental Health: KNow Your Rights

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law — Advocating for the Civil Rights and Human Dignity of People with Mental Disabilities

Campus Mental Health: Know Your Rights! is designed to inform students who want to seek help for mental illness or emotional disorders about their legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws. The 27-page guide is also available online at It also includes information about where and how students can seek help, who can have access to information about their treatment; what kinds of academic accommodations they can request; what happens if they need hospital care; and what types of assistance and support are available for them.

Time to Review Your Retainer Agreement

McCORD v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, 106136 (full text)

McCORD v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, #2008-029-038, Claim No. 106136, Motion No. M-75505


Attorney’s motion to be relieved as counsel denied. His desire to avoid advancing the costs of trial, specifically $20,000.00 in expert witness fees, was not sufficient grounds to be relieved since the retainer agreement did not require claimants to advance such costs.

Read NYLJ article.

FireGPG-FireFox Extension for Encryption

Recent events involving a political figure’s Yahoo account have put email hacking and the need for encryption front & center. Here are some possible protections.

FireGPG – use GPG easily in Firefox !

FireGPG is a Firefox extension under MPL which brings an interface to encrypt, decrypt, sign or verify the signature of text in any web page using GnuPG.

FireGPG isn’t a key manager. You must install the GnuPG software!

On GNU/Linux and Mac OS, it’s GnuPG. You can install it with your favourite package manager (like Synaptic, YaST, Yum, etc.) or from its official website.

If you are using Microsoft Windows, you have to download WinPT and GPG, and install it at the default location.

Gmail’s support

FireGPG adds some features to the Gmail1 interface, to let you use GPG’s features directly in your webmail. More webmails will probably be supported in the future.
Inline detection

FireGPG is able to detect PGP blocks in any page (for example a public key), and lets you easily manage these different blocks.

FireGPG has an api, api, that allows you to design a website that uses GPG’s features on the client, for examle to authenticate a user for an administration pane

FireGPG is currently translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, Hebrew, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Türkish, Serbian, Spanish and Swedish.

Disbarred Attorneys May Not Work As Paralegals in Law Offices

Matter of Hancock (2008 NY Slip Op 06991)

….the record reveals that the respondent afforded so little regard to his law license as to allow a disbarred felon to use his name freely on court papers and to advertise himself as his paralegal. In addition, the respondent knowingly made a misrepresentation to this Court during the course of oral argument. Under the circumstances, the respondent is disbarred.

Read entire article from NY Law Journal (Free registration)

Tax Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers

First-time homebuyers may be able to take a new tax credit included in the recently enacted Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. It’s available for a limited time only, and it operates much like an interest-free loan, because it must be repaid over a 15-year period. To find out more, see news release IR-2008-106.

Read a summary of the Act here.

Otherinbox Update-Free Beta Trial

From Alex:

Thanks for writing about OtherInbox on your blog. The TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco earlier this month was a great forum to launch our new service to the public and we were really honored to be chosen to participate. We’d like to invite you to join our private beta that we announced at the conference, and we’re happy to extend the invitation to your readers as well! Because we’re in private beta, you need to have a special URL to sign up. This URL will work for 26 invitations (one for you and 25 for your readers) if you want to post as a followup on your blog.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the service. Thanks again!

~ The OtherInbox Team

Albany County Family Court Finds Grandmother Has No Visitation Rights

Surrender of Son Extends to Next Generation

By Joel Stashenko–NY Law Journal–Read Entire Article (free registration required)
September 19, 2008
ALBANY – A parent who surrendered custody of her son has no standing to petition for visitation of the children fathered by the son later in life, an upstate Family Court judge has determined.

Judge W. Dennis Duggan of Albany County has held under the meaning of Domestic Relations Law Section 72(1) that a parent who gives up custody of her child ceases to be the “grandparent” of any offspring that child eventually has. The state statute allows grandparents to seek visitation of their grandchildren under narrow circumstances.

Judge Duggan wrote in Matter of Florence Y. v. Madchen M., 26819, that the grandmother agreed when surrendering her son for adoption when he was 12 that she was giving up “all rights to have custody, visit with, speak with, write to or learn about” her son forever.


Read full text of decision here.