Andrew Sinclair

November 2003



+ (November 29, 2003)

Thursday’s New York Times had an article about scanning people to produce a database of sizes and measurements for clothing manufacturers. I hadn’t thought about sizes much until starting tortfeasor. People are always emailing me asking what size shirt they... more



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+ (November 25, 2003)

A friend of mine recently got written up in the New York Times for being a spy for the Dean campaign. Check out the article here. If the New York Times interviews you in your capacity as a spy, you’re... more


Neighborhood Profiling

+ (November 22, 2003)

I recently discovered that I am the victim of neighborhood profiling. Claritas has thought up all sorts of categories of people based on their consumer habits, and they’ve applied these to neighborhoods (as defined by zip codes). Those living in... more


Charleston Chew Loft Space

+ (November 18, 2003)

Dougie Howser had the right idea when he chose to live in an old industrial loft instead of a cookie-cutter condo. In my opinion, the only residence cooler than a converted loft is a famous converted loft. You can now... more


The Rise and Fall of

+ (November 17, 2003)

Last week CNET announced that it is buying “certain assets” of It seems to me that has never really been sure of (1) its purpose or (2) how to make money. If memory serves me, was originally... more


Sublet Available in Boston

+ (November 16, 2003)

I’m off to The Netherlands next semester so my room is available as a sublet. If you know anyone looking for a place in Boston from January to the end of April, please point them here: Boston Sublet.... more

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Class Registration Woes

+ (November 13, 2003)

I just got an unsolicited email from “A group of highly motivated BU students.” Informing me that, for the low price of just $3.99 I can have RegAssist notify me of open seats in overbooked classes. Shouldn’t the University be... more


Lego Factory

+ (November 10, 2003)

I never get tired of lego-related websites. In addition to various lego scenes floating around out there (including the amazing and newly discovered Escher scenes) and tools to make your own lego characters, there is now an animated tour of... more


Plaid / Vibert Show

+ (November 9, 2003)

I checked out the Plaid / Luke Vibert show last night. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to an “electronic” show, and I think this was the first show I’ve been to where the laptop computer was the... more

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+ (November 8, 2003)

I took the MPRE (Mutistate Professional Responsibility Exam) yesterday at a hotel near the airport. Question 1: Why did I have to take it at a hotel near the airport? Wouldn’t it be a lot more efficient (and less expensive)... more


Black Tortfeasor Shirts Available

+ (November 7, 2003)

I’m excited to be offering black tortfeasor shirts over at They’re just like the white shirts, but the black color looks incredible with white print. I’m really surprised how well they turned out. The black shirts have already been... more

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Textbook Counter-Scam

+ (November 3, 2003)

I wanted to write something about a New York Times article I saw about students importing textbooks from other countries and reselling them in the US. I saw the article last month, but I never got around to reading it... more