Andrew Sinclair

December 2003

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Electric Disaster

+ (December 31, 2003)

I came home last week to find that the power on one floor of my apartment was not working. I was about to go home for Christmas so I called the landlord to report the problem and left town a... more

Happy New Year’s Eve. I’m still working on the Law School Discussion update. I’m happy to say that the design is done and now I’m working on the forum software. I’m upgrading to the new Simple Machines Forum which looks... more


Who Would Steal a CD?

+ (December 27, 2003)

I bought Grandaddy’s “Sumday” for $10 at the the Tower Records “Day After Christmas Sale.” I’ve said before that if CDs were $10, I’d buy plenty. It took me ages to peel off the little security sticker along the top.... more

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Finishing and Starting

+ (December 22, 2003)

Well it’s been a long semester – concluding with a relatively long period of neglect for this site (over a week with nothing new!). I took a very full schedule of classes this semester in preparation for my upcoming semester... more



+ (December 13, 2003)

A few days ago there was a lot of excitement over the latest Google-bomb (whereby if you search for “miserable failure” in Google you get a George W. Bush biography as the first result). Like many, I’m entertained by such... more


US vs. UK Covers

+ (December 9, 2003)

After watching yesterday’s NBC special about food and obesity, I got into a discussion of the cover a certain Fatboy Slim album. I remember being slightly offended when a one of my friends in England made the assumption that the... more

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Laptop Exam Report

+ (December 8, 2003)

I took my first laptop exam today. As I mentioned a few times earlier, BU seems to be a little behind the curve in allowing exams to be taken on laptops. First year students were allowed to use laptops last... more

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Public Cheating

+ (December 5, 2003)

Exams are fast approaching and I’ll soon by typing away on my ExamSoft-equipped computer. I had argued that law students shouldn’t need such cheat-blocking software, but posts such as this one are making me reconsider my position.... more


Fig Newton Lofts

+ (December 1, 2003)

It’s not as cool as the Charleston Chew lofts, but apparently you can also rent space in an old Fig Newton factory in Cambridge. Not that I’m obsessed with lofts or anything…... more

Check out these 1Ls with moustaches. I can’t help but wonder whether this contest was inspired, at least in part, by a certain BU 3L that has what is probably the most impressive moustache at any law school. Despite any... more