Andrew Sinclair

July 2002

technology

Strange Computations

+ (July 31, 2002)

There is so much I don't understand about computers. For example, why does it appear that there was a HUGE spike in traffic to lawschooldiscussion.org at 1pm today? Why does it look like a russian website is linking to the... more


I came to the realization today that I have lived in Boston longer than I lived in San Francisco. So does this mean I have to stop telling people I'm from San Francisco? The thought came as I was pondering... more


about sinclair

Job Search Begins

+ (July 30, 2002)

I can't believe it's only Tuesday. This week is going to take an eternity. The deadline for city-specific off-campus job interviews has passed, which means the first "applications" are officially out there now. Wish me luck on getting some jobs!... more


books

The Tipping Point

+ (July 29, 2002)

The Tipping Point was an interesting read, but I do think Malcom Gladwell made pretty extreme generalizations. I had learned a lot of the background theory in my communication classes at UCSB (whoa - I actually learned something in my... more


technology

Travel Sites Suck

+ (July 28, 2002)

It's been a weekend of spending money. I bought a rug and coffee table (finally), an airline ticket to San Francisco, and I'm about to rent a car for this weekend's Newport Folk Festival. And I don't even have enough... more


about sinclair

#1 in Google

+ (July 25, 2002)

"Twenty-somethings are going to search engines to check out people they meet at parties." Quite so. Today's New York Time's Article on researching people via the search engines has some interesting stories to tell about the negative aspects of being... more


Another update from work... DSL is still down. I called them yesterday and they let me know that, despite everything working fine for six months, I apparently might not have everything hooked up correctly. "Your DSL modem should have its... more


misc

DSL Down

+ (July 23, 2002)

Long time - no update. I went New York for the weekend ('twas nice) and when I returned... no connection! All systems are down at 462 Park Drive. This is not good timing at all. (It's job hunting season.) To... more


law

Small Restaurant Law

+ (July 18, 2002)

The new "Crispy Crepes" restaurant has opened in my neighborhood. We've been waiting for a long time. I used to pass the location every day on the way to school, and now we have another quality eating establishment in the... more


misc

WTC

+ (July 16, 2002)

I can't decide, but my current favorite is Memorial Promenade.... more


law school

Resume in Palatino

+ (July 15, 2002)

Resumes are no fun. I've spent most of my evening trying to cram those last three lines (you know the ones) onto the one page that will summarize my professional (a-hem!) career-thus-far for my future employment prospects. Jobs are like... more


books

Affluenza

+ (July 14, 2002)

I finished reading Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic today. Note the irony of the amazon link, page title = "Amazon.com: buying info: Affluenza...". My version also says, "Andrew, Did you know that Amazon.com sells over 150 brands in our Kitchen &... more


music

Another New Song

+ (July 13, 2002)

As promised, I've uploaded another new song to mp3.com. Enjoy.... more


misc

ATMs for Sale

+ (July 11, 2002)

I never thought about it, but today I found out that you can actually purchase ATMs. There are all kinds of different models which can be hooked up to the banks for a minimal fee (around $10 per month from... more


Finally, my computer is working again. A few months ago my power supply started getting really hot, and the computer would eventually shut down on its own. Recently, "eventually" has been about half-an-hour, which is just enough time to start... more


misc

Elegance

+ (July 9, 2002)

"Trendy" is, by definition, perishable. Elegance is permanent.... more


I checked out 13 Conversations About One Thing last night at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The film was pretty good. I'd recommend it. I'd also recommend the Coolidge Corner Theatre to anyone. It's one of the last remaining classic, independant... more


music

Festival Atmosphere

+ (July 7, 2002)

Spiritualized played a festival in Cornwall this weekend at the Eden Project. I'm jealous of anyone that got to go. Spiritualized played here in Boston a few months ago, an early evening show at Avalon during my exams (I didn't... more


music

Runnin Fridays Drum & Bass

+ (July 6, 2002)

I checked out the Runnin Fridays night last night at the Ecko Lounge in Chinatown. There seem to be only four drum & bass nights in Boston. Four isn't too bad; I'm sure there are some cities that don't have... more


misc

4th Report

+ (July 5, 2002)

Yesterday turned out to be a pretty enjoyable day. It was uncomfortably hot, but this factor was forgotten in a sea of conversation, music, and laughter. The Boston fireworks were good, though the recording of President Bush saying "Today there... more


people

Happy 4th

+ (July 4, 2002)



It's way too hot outside... but I'm inside... with A/C. Thank you Lord for allowing me to work in an air-conditioned place, and for keeping my home A/C unit from falling out the window. My A/C hums peacefully while ardently... more


music

Internet Radio

+ (July 1, 2002)

The Radio 1 website has been redesigned. I think I like the old design better, but there is something truly noteworthy in the new setup: an archive. You can't go too far back, but you can at least listen to... more