Legal Practice Management Software for Attorneys
Ted Palmer — Once upon a time . . . . As of 2016-01-01
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Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX — BSCS (Bachelor of Science Computer Science)
DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL — AAS (Associate in Applied Science Electrical Engineering Technology)
Rider Service Award — Southwestern Bell Telephone Company — Highest honor award for improving customer service — At the time it was a very big deal because as a technician, by programming, I made a computer do something nobody else at the time in our sphere of influence thought possible. I spoofed an IBM mainframe.
[“spoof” means to hoax, trick, or deceive. Therefore, in the IT world, spoofing refers to tricking or deceiving computer systems or other computer users.]
- Creating Practice Management Software for attorneys that works like an appliance; i.e., It just works! It just works because it is intuitive. If you know the business rules of the process, the command button that you need to click on to make the next step happen is always waiting right in front of you to be clicked.
- Issues Television (mostly Public Broadcasting System): Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, Tavis Smiley, FRONTLINE, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, 60 Minutes, American Experience, Secrets of the Dead, Nature, Nova, National Geographic, Anything and Everything by Ken Burns, Niall Ferguson, Lawrence Lessig, NBC/CBS Evening News, Washington Week;
- Politics, Economics, Foreign Relations, Science, Business Leadership and Innovation;
- Video recording some of the above. I have 3 DVRs and I am researching my next acquisition. Which will be a quantum leap in technology saving me a ton of time editing and titling.
- One of my PCs has a TV tuner card that will record two over the air (OTA) signals at the same time. With two multiterabyte external hard disks upon which I have accumulated a significant library of video that keeps growing daily.
- Flying small airplanes. I have my private pilots license. For 2 years I owned my own airplane. Alone and unassisted I recovered from being lost over Mexico.
- Electronics. As a teenager I was interested in electronics before I started as a student at DeVry. My interest was strongest in computers and radios. I just wanted to know how they worked. I used to go to scrap metal yards (junk yards) and buy salvaged computer circuit boards. I took them home and melted the solder on one side of the circuit board with a torch for home hobbyists. On the other side I pried off the integrated circuit chips. I used the chips on bread board circuits to build blinking light machines — primitive computer circuits. From HeathKit I built 2 ham radios, a color TV, and various units of electronic test equipment: meters, an Oscilloscope, signal generators. I assembled a reliable home burglar alarm from components I acquired separately. I purchased single board computers (SBCs) and software development kits (SDKs) from electronics manufactures and assembled them into computers with cases, power supplies, data storage devices (tape and disk drives), and data communications circuits some of which connected to telephone modems. I then used these units to teach myself how to program in assembler language — A programming language that is native to the central processing unit of the computer.
- I purchased manufactured Personal Computers (PCs) with expansion card slots which I frequently took advantage of. I have discarded more computers that I bought new as scrap than most people have bought new PCs. My current network has 14 computers — two of which are network domain controllers.
- I have a commercial FCC Radio Telephone Operators license with a Ship Radar Endorsement and an Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators license.
My Personal Walter Mitty Myth
All of my projects are missions from God. I can walk through walls; kick down doors; catch bullets in my teeth. And that’s just while I am getting warmed up. When I really get on a roll, I can make Bobby Knight and Charles Manson look like Pee-wee Herman and Mr. Rogers. You don’t want to get in my way. You will become collateral damage and I will be totally unaware of your demise. That’s because the focus of my minds eye is on a point on a distant horizon. Everybody and everything that is not a beneficiary of my project becomes disposable.
If I had a personal theme song, it would be “Missionary Man” by Annie Lennox and The Eurythmics. Get it. Play it. Listen to it. Pay close attention to the lyrics. There is a message in there that you better believe, believe, believe, believe.
[hyperbole — noun — Extreme exaggeration to illustrate a point of speech; e.g., older than dirt.] Don’t call the cops. I’m not going to kill you. I won’t hurt you either. I’m not a criminal. Though, because of the level of intensity with which I pursue my work, some people think that I might be.
If the video pauses, click the cursor on the progress bar. It helps.
I create appliances that get people the information they need to do their work, and minimizes the number of mental hoops they have to jump through to get it.
Some people say that failure is not an option the same way they say “Have a nice day.” or “Whatever!”. When I say “Failure is not an option”, I mean “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!”.
Problems get solved best by a sequence of successive approximations made in small increments.
Little pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered.
My experience starting out as an educated electronic technician transitioning to an educated professional computer programmer working at major corporate companies (AT&T, Electronic Data Systems — EDS as a consultant for other large companies, Express Scripts, Monsanto, and others — see my resume at my personal website) has prepared me to design and fabricate computer software like few other people can. So therefore as a source of information on Practice Management Software, you couldn’t possibly do better.
Computer software models the activity it automates. I am very good at and very determined to translate activities into software that is intuitive and easy to use. After having said that there is nothing more to say except:
Palmer Info Tech, LLC * P.O. Box 27906 * St. Louis, MO 63146