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David Anthony Colarusso - Sadly not Havoc Dinosaur
Intermittent musings on the law, science, education, technology, design, and life. Also, I build things: furniture, software, reasoned arguments... To learn more about that, click a persona below for my eponymous website.

Archive for March, 2012

Lost in Translation: Defense Attorneys and Google Translate

by David Colarusso - March 4th, 2012

What to do when you show up to a meeting with a client who requiers a translator and the translator hasn’t arrived yet? Well, I wouldn’t suggest this for conducting an interview, but it could be helpful in dealing with more mundane issues. Also, Josh (the engineer on the right) is an old friend. FYI, the app is also available for the iPhone.

The Longest Run

by David Colarusso - March 4th, 2012

A few weeks ago, I ran the farthest I’ve ever run in my life, and almost every week since, I have done the same. As you may know, I’m running the Boston Marathon for charity, but after passing the longest run milestone (as of this posting, I’m up to eighteen miles), I wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts about what it all means to me on a personal level.

First, thank you for your support. Without it, I wouldn’t have gotten through today, and I certainly won’t make it through marathon day. There’s something to be said for an endeavor named after an event in which the first participant died. Honestly, that’s part of what attracted me, the idea that with proper preparation, even I could tackle such a grand challenge. It plays into a very human desire to control one’s fate. We want to live in a world where hard work and playing by the rules is enough to make people captains of their fate. Working to make this wish reality, humanity has struggled to transcend a million petty and superficial differences. Unfortunately, the world still isn’t fair. What keeps me running, however, is the belief that we can do something about that. Those of us lucky enough to live a life where running is recreational have the opportunity to help those who must run to survive.

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