Andrew Sinclair

September 2003

law school

Exam Software

+ (September 28, 2003)

Zipsix and Law v. Life have been complaining that the exam software limits the value of an honor code. I think they’re both right to complain. Law students should be trusted and expected not to cheat, and requiring silly software... more


misc

Dude, Move Your Car

+ (September 27, 2003)



technology

Inkjet Ink Scam

+ (September 23, 2003)

I’m in the market for a low-end laser printer. Any recommendations? My old ink-jet printer works just fine, but I want something that prints in ink that won’t smear at a quality professional enough for cover letters and resumes. That’s... more


earth

Autumnal Equinox 2003

+ (September 22, 2003)

I don’t really have anything to say about the equinox except that my referral logs indicate that a lot of people have been finding last year’s post on the subject and "hey, equinox." I also found a pretty good site... more


earth

Rochester, NY

+ (September 19, 2003)

I went out to Rochester, New York this week for an interview. It was a short but interesting and enjoyable trip. Interstate 90 comprises almost the entire route from Boston to Rochester. In Massachusetts, it’s know as the Massachusetts Turnpike.... more


law school

Public Solitaire

+ (September 15, 2003)

It’s a well known fact that somewhere between laptop technology and wireless internet technology, law school classrooms contained a half-circle of green computer screens beaming solitaire to the eyes of all the back-row kids. Indeed this is still the case... more


Television commercials have scripts right? The decisions are made by more than one person right? How then is it possible that a commercial can be so mind numbingly bad as to contain the following dialog? Announcer: “What do you see... more


misc

Dollars and Common Sense

+ (September 14, 2003)

This $200 note is blatantly fake, but I’ve known plenty of people, since elementary school, that think $500 and $1000 notes exist in the United States. Of course they’re correct. There are $500 and $1000 notes around, but they tend... more


law school

Your Application Has Been Received

+ (September 13, 2003)

My roommates and I are having some fun reading and comparing the stack of clerkship application response letters we collectively receive each day. I’m surprised at the variance of such letters. Some are merely a handwritten postcard “acknowledging receipt of... more


There is a rumor going around that the Pixies are going to reunite for a tour and possibly an album. I’ve never seen the Pixies, but I’ve often thought of them as the band I’d most like to see reunited,... more


To those who threw a fluorescent light bulb at me last night: that really was not necessary. Please don't do that.... more


music

I Want to Buy Some $10 CDs

+ (September 6, 2003)

Lowering the price of compact discs is one of the best ideas the music industry has had in a long time. (NYT article) We’re in an age where piracy is a given. Instead of trying to prevent the availability of... more