Distributed Denial of Service (“DDOS”) attacks recently made important Internet sites difficult or impossible to access. As these attacks showed, the sources of attacks is changing and may surprise you. In this episode, we talk about DDOS and other current attacks, why they have become such a concern, and some practical steps you might want to take.

Link to the episode: Defending Against DDoS Attacks

Segment 1: Defending Against DDoS Attacks

Segment 2:  Tom and Dennis Talk about “Lawyer in the Middle”

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  October 31, 2016
Length:  31:11
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2016 is the year of the podcast. Have you been thinking about starting your own podcast? If you have a podcast, do you feel like you are running out of momentum or do you want to take your podcast to the next level. We have been podcasting for more than nine years and have some ideas to share. In this episode we talk podcasting, give a ton of practical tips, and invite you to start your own podcast or to take it to the next level.

Link to the episode: Practical Podcasting Tips

Segment 1: Practical Podcasting Tips

Segment 2:  Tom and Dennis Talk How Drones Might Impact the Practice of Law

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  October 18, 2016
Length:  41:58
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From project management to scheduling to research and almost anything else you can think of, email has become the Swiss army knife of technology tools. Although email is seldom the best tool, we’ve learned to make do with using email for everything, with varying degrees of success. Are we missing some obvious things that would help us. In this episode we take a fresh and clean look at good email practices, introduce the idea of good email hygiene and suggest that taking a cleaner approach to email can help you become heathy, wealthy and wise – or at least somewhat less frazzled and overwhelmed by your email. 

Link to the episode: Improve Your Email Hygiene

Segment 1: Improve Your Email Hygiene

Segment 2:  Tom and Dennis Talk How They Deal with Old Junk

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  May 16, 2016
Length:  40:14
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We’ve recently seen that more than 50% of Internet traffic is not generated by humans. There’s a world of bots, spiders, scrapers and other software applications that automate tasks on the internet. Bots are simple to create and can be quite powerful. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we take a look at the weird and increasingly important universe of bots, how bots can help you and hurt you, and how you can prepare to live in an increasingly bot-dominated world. 

Link to the episode: The World of Bots and Why Lawyers Should Use Them

Segment 1: The World of Bots and Why Lawyers Should Use Them

Segment 2:  Tom and Dennis Talk about ABA TECHSHOW

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  April 6, 2016
Length:  33:12
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In the past year, virtual reality has taken the tech world by storm. New virtual reality devices stole the show at the recent Consumer Electronic Show. While the focus has definitely been on gaming to this point, are there implications for lawyers, especially forward-thinking lawyers. In this episode, we discuss virtual reality in 2016, its likely future and potential, and whether VR glasses will find their way into a lawyer’s tech toolbox.

Link to the episode: Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

Segment 1: Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

Segment 2:  Our Best Tips for using Public Wifi

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  March 21, 2016
Length:  36:20
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Are we seeing the appearance of a new “killer app”? The collaboration tool called Slack is sweeping small business and external collaboration teams. Any see it as an alternative to email, correcting some of the things we hate most about email. Is Slack in your future?  In this episode, we discuss the rise of Slack, how Slack might be used by your teams, and what you might want to know about Slack.

Link to the episode: Taking Up Slack

Segment 1: Taking Up Slack

Segment 2:  Apple vs. the FBI on Privacy, and Practical Encryption

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  February 22, 2016
Length:  41:39
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Increasingly, we live in at least two separate technology worlds – one for work and one for home. For most people, there can be quite a difference between the two world. How do you bridge the gap and can you do that better? In this episode, we discuss managing multiple tech personalities, how to bridge the gap (or not), ways to make your tech a little more sane.

Link to the episode: Home Tech vs. Work Tech – Managing the Intersection

Segment 1: Home Tech vs. Work Tech – Managing the Intersection

Segment 2:  What is Twitter Doing with its Secret Algorithm?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  February 7, 2016
Length:  33:09
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Often, it’s the simplest things that you can do with technology that help you the most. Even better, simple modifications to these simple features can help you even more. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss the new world of reminders and notifications, how you can take control of them, and the benefits you can gain.

Link to the episode: Are Your Notifications and Reminders Overkill?

Segment 1: Are Your Notifications and Reminders Overkill?

Segment 2:  The Dilemma of the “Immediate Update”

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  January 26, 2016
Length:  38:02
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Nearly everyone starts the new year with at least a few resolutions. Some are predictable, falling into the usual categories. However, improving your technology can be a great new area for resolutions. In this we discuss technology resolutions, how you might best make resolutions, and share their own 2016 tech resolutions.

Link to the episode: Dennis & Tom’s 2016 Technology Resolutions

Segment 1: Dennis & Tom’s 2016 Technology Resolutions
Dennis’s Resolutions
  • Vision: Mind-Mapping and Idea Generation
  • Pruning: Trying Scrivener for teaching class
  • Transition: Learning Slack

Tom’s Resolutions

  • Content and Engagement – Reinventing the Blog and Balancing Online Engagement
  • Getting my photos organized with Google Photos
  • Learning Something New: Also Slack

Segment 2:  Our Favorite Kennedy-Mighell Report Repeats

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  January 12, 2016
Length:  37:40
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It’s amazing how many of your greatest technology aggravations can be resolved with a simple and timely tip. In this episode, we offer you our favorite new technology tips from 2015, include tips from a variety of categories, and give you tips for learning even more tips.

Link to the episode: Our Top Legal Technology Tips of 2015

Segment 1: Our Top Legal Technology Tips of 2015
Dennis’s Tips

Tom’s Tips

Segment 2:  Where do We Find Our Best Tips?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  November 9, 2015
Length:  36:33
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