March 13th 2007

movin’ on up

For the second time in this blog’s life, it has migrated.

I spent portions of the last couple of days moving all my posts (and formatting, gah) over to Wordpress, and everything seems to be running smoothly and looking right.

The biggest change, of course, is the URL. I am now hosting my own blog at my own domain, so please change your links and your bookmarks to The neatest thing about the process I used to bring everything over is that, if you have links to specific posts of mine, you can simply find-replace “” with “” and almost all of the links will still work! (This took some doing; Wordpress treats link names very differently from Movable Type.) (And this is doesn’t include images; I haven’t moved those over yet. Soon, I hope. Soon.)

So, welcome! I don’t know how long the old blog will stay up, but nothing new will be happening over there anymore. Right here, this is where the party’s at.

March 12th 2007


I just noticed, a few minutes ago, that my comments seem to be broken–and have been for about four days! This is a bad, my friends, a bad bad. But maybe it’s the kick in the pants I need–I’ve been contemplating moving to a new location, since I’ve mooched off our good friend the imbroglio, owner and keeper of the Blawg Coop, for long enough.

The deal is that I really dread dealing with installing and maintaining any blogging installation myself. Not that I don’t think I’m capable; I just don’t have the time anymore to fiddle around with code for hours at a stretch. But I kind of want to actually use my domain name, rather than the subdomain I’ve been using. So I’m researching some options right now; until I’ve made a move, though, if you want to respond to anything I’ve posted, just email me. We’ll get this thing figured out eventually.

February 7th 2007

you like me! you really, really like me!

Oh, yeah.

Sometime last night (at least, sometime before midnight), this blog received it’s 100,000th visitor! Yay!

Unfortunately, since I was in Moot Court and was then at home, drugging myself into a stupor so I could sleep, I forgot to check my stats. And since then, I’ve had more than 100 hits, so I can’t go back and see who that visitor was. Sorry. I usually like to give a prize to that visitor. (No, not really. I can’t back that up.)

Anyway, I think it’s pretty exciting that I’ve crossed into 6-digit territory. I mean, I’m not Althouse or anything, with something like a million hits a month, but I hold my own. And I’m proud of that, dammit.

January 12th 2007

me = bad blogger

I just realized I’ve been completely slacking in the blogging department. Frankly, this is not suprising. My schedule this semester is going to be INSANE. Also, I’m so busy with all the stuff on my plate that I don’t really have much time to think about anything but the stuff on my plate. Since I don’t really blog about school in specific terms, right now there’s not much for me to write about here.

But I think it’ll get better as I settle into my schedule. For now, my brain is full of potential seminar paper topics, clinic assignments (that might have interesting paper topics associated), and the organizational nightmare that is the law school musical. I’m hoping I’ll get used to all that stuff soon and be able to think about post topics, too.

Hm. Maybe I’ll have an all-request unspecified period of time soon. Until then, though, have a good weekend.

October 28th 2006

just trying to keep my head above water

Sigh. A slew of spam comments started heading my way yesterday, so I had to turn on comment moderation. Sorry everyone. I’m trying to mark my regular commenters as “trusted” and if you’re trusted, you won’t be moderated. Everyone else? Sorry.

Update: Never mind. The “trusted” thing doesn’t seem to work. Moderation it is!

July 19th 2006

Happy Blogbirthday to Me!

I almost forgot to post today, and that would have been a shame, since today is the second anniversary of divine angst.

I admit, there have been times I’ve thought of calling it quits, like when I don’t have enough time to craft something interesting or fun; there have been times when I’ve regretted disclosing so much; there have been times I wondered what the hell I was doing with this thing.

But I’m glad I’m doing it. Today is one of those times when I am just too swamped to really do this post justice–I think last year, I did a retrospective of good posts–but I just couldn’t let the day end without noting this monumental interesting notable event.

June 13th 2006

a note and a request

Our internet is out at home. So is our cable. The cable company? Per normal, incompetant. Mr. Angst’s blood pressure is pretty high right now.

Hence, the light posting.

I’ll post something longer later today, but for now I want to say: send me links for the Law School Roundup! It’ll be here on Sunday, and links from readers ALWAYS help.

June 3rd 2006

updates? reminders?

From what I can tell, divineangst (and the blawgcoop, and the imbroglio) were offline for a bit tonight. Sorry about that! Hopefully whatever caught us up will not happen again tomorrow, because I’ll be posting my first turn at the Law School Roundup. If you saw something this week that interested you or made you laugh out loud, send me the link! The email address is right over there, to the right, under the picture of the fuzzy orange lion. (Or you could just click here.)

May 31st 2006

preventing the page from going white

I’m sorry posting around here has been so spotty the last few days. I’m not feeling very motivated to write right now. Hopefully I’ll pop out of this funk soon! I do have a review of Anonymous Lawyer coming up, and maybe another food post about the homemade Margarita pizza we made on Sunday. (This blog may become a foodblog for the summer, now that I think about it.) It’s not radio silence, exactly, it’s just writer’s block.

May 24th 2006

battling spam, one setting at a time

A barrage of spam has hit me in the last couple of hours. So from now on, you’ll need to provide an email address if you want to comment. For most of my regular commenters, this probably won’t be a big deal, but some visitors like to stay anonymous. Just know that any email address you enter will NEVER be visible to anyone but me. We’ll see if that helps reduce the amount of spam that gets through. If not, I may have to go to a fully moderated system.

Update: Meh. All comments now have to be approved. I’ll try and remove that limitation soon, but until then, I’ll just have to play moderator.

May 6th 2006

a little blogroll maintenance

I updated some of my blogroll categories, since not all of the 1Ls are 1Ls anymore, and a lot of the other students out there are starting to finish up and get ready to graduate. If I missed you or wrongly categorized you, please let me know.

April 3rd 2006

a clarification

So I’ve had some questions about my anonymity and whatnot. And I just wanted to clarify my position on the whole thing.

I am not really anonymous. I mean, I use my real first name, I don’t hide details about my school or what I’m doing at my school. It’s just not that tough to figure out where I am or, even, who I am. So clearly, my worry is not hiding my identity. Rather, it’s remaining “googlenonymous.” I just don’t want people to be able to type my name in and get this blog. Basically. Also, I’m sort of self-conscious about my writing (like I’m self-conscious about anything I reveal about myself), so I like to fly under the radar a bit.

But, really, I’m not “anonymous.” Just “googlenonymous,” and, hopefully, keeping it that way.

February 26th 2006

minor updates around here

I spent a few minutes this morning updating my blogroll. One of the things I love about using Bloglines for my blogroll is that I can mark certain blogs “private” when I don’t want them to show on my blogroll–either because I’m just testing them out, or because they’ve gone dormant. So this morning, I updated those markings, making several blogs public, and several private. I also consolidated some folders. Basically, I cleaned some house.

Of course, I always love suggestions for more blogs to read, so if you read someone who’s not on my blogroll but you think I’d like, let me know about it!

February 15th 2006

yeah, yeah, I know, I know

Things are heating up again for me, so posting may go back to being a little lighter. Oh, who am I kidding? Posting hasn’t been at normal levels in months. Blargh. So be it–I am in law school, after all.

February 14th 2006


Y’all, I am pleased to note that I am the third result for this Google search.

Seriously? What the heck IS wrong with me?

November 26th 2005


Also? Y’all? It appears there are some funky things going on with the old blawgcoop. So if you can, just read my feed. Full-text feed is available here.

Or just go to the full main page address: HERE.

November 7th 2005

i fought it, but this is the way it’s going to work from now on

Due to less frequent (and shorter) postings around here, I’m now allowing 14 days worth of entries to show on the main page instead of a mere 7. This will (hopefully) stop some template problems as well as make me feel less bad about my blog-slacking.

October 13th 2005

Announcing….(drum roll, please)….Another All-Request Blogging Extravaganza

In case you hadn’t noticed, blogging around here is getting a little boring. I have no doubt that my plummeting readership stats have everything to do with the monotonous “1L” posts I’ve been cranking out.

I’d like things to get back to normal around here. But I don’t really know what to blog about! So this all-request blogging extravaganza isn’t going to be so much about “give me clever things to write about.” I’d rather it be more “which of my posts have you really liked, and give me some ideas for more posts like those.”

Make sense? Capisce? Throw some topics at me and I’ll try to write substantively about them. I’ll avoid TREAC form, though.

September 30th 2005

tomorrow is a new month

Mr. Angst and I are taking a little trip this weekend—renting a car and driving across a state for an Oktoberfest. We happen to be going to an area where he has family, too, so we’ll get in some good visiting. I’m excited about it!

All this is really just to say that I probably won’t be posting this weekend. No idea what kind of internet access we’ll have, but my guess is none. Plus, we just won’t have time! Never fear, though—I’ll be doing my reading during my stint as the passenger. Productivity always comes first!

Everyone have a good weekend!

September 19th 2005

someone get me an agent!

Someone asked a question today that was based on a Law & Order episode. Prof. Civ Pro said he would put the kibbosh on any further L&O questions. And then he said, “But I guess since Law & Order is almost exclusively criminal, there won’t be much about civil procedure from the show anyway.”

Can you imagine, though? The show could be called “Law and Remedies.” The main characters would be insurance adjusters. Maybe an attractive junior associate, too. The pilot episode would feature a bitter battle over a land dispute, culminating in shocking result—the judge grants a Rule 50 motion.

Man, that’s good TV there.