Andrew Sinclair

November 2002

earth

First Snow

+ (November 27, 2002)

It's so nice when the weather people predict a big storm and turn out to be right. Last night and today was the first snow of the year here in Boston (I'm not counting some early morning flurries I saw... more


misc

Six Months

+ (November 25, 2002)

I don't know what happened to the formating yesterday. Does anyone know what I did wrong? Today is my half-birthday. I realize that this is not a big deal for most people. It's not a big deal for me either.... more


earth

City Size (Counting the People)

+ (November 24, 2002)

The most populated cities of the US (2000 Census Data): New York21,199,865 Los Angeles16,373,645 Chicago9,157,540 Washington D.C.7,608,070 San Francisco7,039,362 Philadelphia6,188,463 Boston5,819,100 Detroit5,456,428 Dallas5,221,801 Houston4,669,571 Atlanta4,112,198 Miami3,876,380 Seattle3,554,760 Phoenix3,251,876 Minneapolis2,968,806 Cleveland2,945,831 San Diego2,813,833 St. Louis2,603,607 Denver2,581,506 San Juan 2,450,292 This isn't... more


misc

Boston Sublet

+ (November 23, 2002)

Anyone need a place to live? (in Boston)... more


people

WWJD?

+ (November 20, 2002)

What would Jesus drive? Apparently not an SUV. Yes SUVs are bad. They consumer a lot of gas and that is bad because it pollutes the air more than normal cars. Of course, normal cars do their share of polluting.... more


misc

“Don’t be a turkey.”

+ (November 19, 2002)

How tired are you of seeing this phrase, accompanied by a clip-art picture of a turkey, on Thanksgiving-related flyers? Some examples from the web: HIVdent.org requests that I not be a turkey this Thanksgiving by handling food safely. ESPN requests... more


people

Points of View

+ (November 18, 2002)

Nick Denton is the former CEO of my former employer, Moreover Technologies. It sounds like he had a rather interesting night a couple days ago when his wallet got stolen. What makes the story interesting is the interaction between the... more


about sinclair

Wired? No!

+ (November 16, 2002)

Now wireless...... more


creative

From Above

+ (November 13, 2002)

Yesterday Wired Magazine ran an article about a project to photograph the entire coast of California. At first I thought, “that’s cool” and checked a out a picture or two. Then I realized that I used to live across the... more


law school

BU Printing

+ (November 12, 2002)

I've been spending a lot of time lately in the BU computer lab. It's not that I don't have my own computer; I have two. It's not that I don't have high speed internet access; I have DSL at home... more


technology

$8 Clicks

+ (November 10, 2002)

I've been working on a draft of a my "note" for the BU Journal of Science and Technology Law all weekend. In the course of my research for the note, which is about FTC regulation of paid listings on search... more


people

Tech House

+ (November 9, 2002)

I found myself at a Brown frat party last night… sorta. I haven’t been to a frat party since my first day of college six years ago. This “frat” wasn’t really what one thinks of when he hears the word... more


people

Voting

+ (November 6, 2002)

Don't blame me. I turned up yesterday to let me voice be heard. Apparently, it wasn't enough. This was my first time voting on the east coast, and I was really surprised at the crazy-looking voting machine I was asked... more


creative

Japanese Computers

+ (November 4, 2002)

I saw an ad recently for an importer of laptops from Japan. This seems like a good idea. It's kinda cool that different countries have different stuff, but it's even more cool that people occasionally get there hands on that... more


I'm quite impressed with the new website by my old co-worker, Nick Aster. The man has some good opinions. Most notable, in my opinion, is his quick write-up of the proposed California High Speed Rail. Car travel always seems cheaper... more