This Day in Blogging History: Your devices liable to DHS search within 100mi of US border; RIAA borgs Obama's DoJ; Writing advice

One year ago today
DHS watchdog: DHS can search all your devices within 100 mi of US border: But they won't say why.

Five years ago today
RIAA takes Over the DoJ under Obama: Bad News for Copyfighters: An alarming number of copyright maximalist lawyers being appointed by the Obama administration to the Department of Justice.

Ten years ago today
Random advice for composition: As a first pass, try cutting the first 10 percent (the "throat clearing") then moving the last 30 percent (the payoff) to the beginning of the talk (don't bury your lede!).