Archive for August, 2010

Do We Know How to Present Information/Data?

Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 13:37

I recently adopted a new wallpaper for my computer. Here it is: (Edward Tufte gets real) Edward Tufte is a hero of mine. I know that I will be soon seeing endless PowerPoint presentations being screened in the lecture rooms of the university. For what purpose, I wonder? That’s why I’m with Edward on this. […]






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What Optima Really Did Wrong and Why It Was Sanctioned by the SRA

Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 15:33

(Thanks to BusinessAttorney) The Lawyer published a more detailed analysis of where Optima Legal Services (see here 1 &  here 2) went wrong when it jumped into bed with Capita. The SRA accused Optima of not having an arms-length relationship with outsourcer Capita and therefore had become an Alternative Business Structure (ABS). According to the […]






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What is the Legal Services Board For?

Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 12:18

As I looked for images to insert in this post, my search brought up two that seemed out of kilter with my theme, but nevertheless here they are…. This Australian lawyer has been fighting a move by the Victorian Legal Services Board to remove her license to practise. In this photo she is posing for […]






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Messing Around on Sunday….

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 06:15

A couple of things caught my eye (literally). Here’s the first. Eyes really are the window to the soul (especially when done in macro-photography)… These are taken by an Armenian photographer, Suren Manvelyan, and you can see more of his beautiful work on his website. And here’s the second for which you need eyes as […]






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Optima Part Two (Or Why I Am Confused…)

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 11:33

(thanks to Kennedy’s) The more I think about what happened to the Optima-Capita link, the more puzzled I become. Although the SRA promoted the arrangement between the two as a breach of rules (and jumping the gun before the introduction of ABS in October 2011), it gave Optima the lightest of sanctions. All very peculiar. […]






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