Archive for the “Fun” category

Yes, we have no posts

By Nick Holmes on April 8, 2010

Since I’ve failed dismally to engage my fanbase recently by posting anything at all, I’ve concocted a piece of fluff for your delectation. I was intrigued that one of my fave blogs, Lords of the Blog, should post thus on (…)

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Who dares wins

By Nick Holmes on January 19, 2009

You’d think that a Big Law associate on £150K p.a. would be bright enough to figure that she should use a pseudonym when publishing her raunchy novel on the web. Not so Deidre Dare, [ex-]Senior Associate at Allen & Overy, (…)

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Above the law?

By Nick Holmes on June 23, 2008

Ironic that Above the Law should post a list of its Official Top 10 Law Songs replete with links to YouTube video clips, none of which, I’ll wager, are licensed. You have to wonder who voted in the poll. Heading (…)

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He couldn’t have said it better himself

By Nick Holmes on January 14, 2008

I came across the following hilarious garbage, scraped from Kevin O’Keefe’s post about my FamilyLawPipe and translated into … what? Family accumulation pipes? Nick Holmes, a business consultant specializing in the UK jural sector, has created a FamilyLawPipe aggregating UK (…)

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Holmes way bigger than Charon

By Nick Holmes on November 7, 2007

Bigger even than Jupiter. Comet Holmes is exploding and its coma, a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the sun, has grown to be bigger than the planet Jupiter. Meanwhile Pluto’s moon Charon is a mere 1,210 kilometers across.

5 things – the genesis

By Nick Holmes on January 12, 2007

Courtesy of Technorati, the oldest accessible post I can find containing “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” is this on 28 April 2006 by one who claims to be starting the chain. In the last 30 days posts peaked (…)

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Playing tag

By Nick Holmes on January 11, 2007

I’ve been tagged by Charon QC and must tell you 5 things you didn’t know about me (with bonus trivia added): 1. Although I was born in Twickenham, I spent my formative years in apartheid-era South Africa. Despite having returned (…)

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Fun with numbers

By Nick Holmes on November 27, 2006

Blog enthusiasts will be chuffed to learn that the blogosphere represents more than half of all websites. So bloggers rule! Or do they? Netcraft, in its November 2006 web survey reports that there are now over 101 million websites (hostnames), (…)

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Snakes, planes and the law

By Nick Holmes on August 18, 2006

In an unashamed quest for blog popularity I give you a couple of connections between the movie “Snakes on a Plane”, released today, and the law, thanks to CNN (my emphasis added): The Internet hoopla started with a single entry (…)

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Clocking on

By Nick Holmes on June 22, 2006

Looks like Feedmelegal is back from sabbatical.

The Ms have it

By Nick Holmes on May 24, 2006

Lotus 123 was, to my mind, the best of the first killer apps: better than space invaders and the word processor. You could tabulate data and construct elaborate formulae to produce whatever result you wanted! That delight is now enabled (…)

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Hotshot lawyer cracks the Smithy code

By Nick Holmes on April 28, 2006

It did not take long. Dan Tench, a media partner at Olswang, who first discovered the “Smithy” code embedded in the Da Vinci Code judgment, has cracked it.

Fancy a crack at the Da Vinci Code judgment code?

By Nick Holmes on April 27, 2006

Unnoticed for three weeks, Mr Justice Peter Smith embedded his own code in his recent Da Vinci Code judgment. Starting in paragraph 1 (page 5) he highlighted 42 letters in bold italic, the first ten spelling “smithy code” and the (…)

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