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02
JAN
2011

The New Year, Computer Security and the Blue Screen of Death

December 30, 2010, 9:30 am – I was on the phone with my accountant, David McClure, discussing end of the year tax records and new equipment purchases for 2011, when I mentioned that my Dell laptop, almost four years old, was showing signs of fatigue. She overheard me.   20...
30
DEC
2010

American Psychiatric Association updating to DSM V in 2013 to include Broader Diagnosis for Disorders

While many attorneys deal with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in the context of criminal competency examinations, the news about the coming changes in DSM V have other, broad implications for mental health care, education and drug company profits....
24
DEC
2010

Free Medical Clinic to Open Christmas Eve in Yakima, WA

Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Crafts and a team of health care professional volunteers who will open a new, free clinic at the Union Gospel Mission in Yakima, Washington on Christmas Eve. Dr. Crafts has been tireless in coordinating donated equipment, supplies and volunteer...
22
DEC
2010

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules for Wireless and Broadband Internet Providers

CNET reports the FCC has approved new rules regarding net neutrality.  This is a much debated issue that affects wireless and fixed broadband internet users.  It is a question of whether an internet provider such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable can block or significantly slow...
20
OCT
2010

Update for Google Chrome browser released today

October 19, 2010 www.winikerlaw.com I have been a fan of the Google Chrome browser for about a year now – and today an update has been published that claims any bugs (I never saw them) are now resolved. It starts fast, loads web pages fast, the web address bar doubles as an...
10
OCT
2010

Searching Digital Images on your Computer, the Internet and Google Goggles

October 10, 2010 www.winikerlaw.comA mixed topic, but the common theme in this article is digitized images – pictures that (usually) have been taken by a phone or other device, or (as in the old days) scanned in after a roll of film had been taken by horseless carriage to...
20
JUL
2010

Winiker Law Firm current events

Winiker Law Firm I am teaching a seminar on evidence in federal and state while collar fraud trial – NBI in Charlotte, North Carolina  Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know See a News 14 Carolina story on a recent Matthews arrest – an...
17
MAY
2010

Trips for Kids Charlotte – an inexpensive ‘new’ bike for your kids – support a great nonprofit cause

I have been a loyal supporter for Trips for Kids Charlotte for over four years.(Located on the corner of 15th and N.Davidson Charlotte, NC, 28202  – Phone: (704) 236-5474  – Mon – Thurs: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) I have three...
18
APR
2010

Topton, NC and the Nantahla National Forest

Beautiful week courtesy of the happy Zabel Family in the Nantahla National Forest last week Rafting courtesy of the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  We were the only ones to run on what turned out to be the only day of bad weather.  Of course, I popped out. www.winikerlaw.com...
27
FEB
2010

Sunscreen debate

I have loosely been following reports that the most common ingredients in traditional sunscreen have been big factors in melonoma, hormone issues, etc (just putting them on – without adding sun).  Instead, sunblocks are recommended – which are not pretty as they go on...