Andrew Sinclair

January 2004


Delft Trip

+ (January 31, 2004)

I've been at Leiden for over three weeks now, and the University finally decided it was time to have orientation over the last two days. The only notable event was yesterday's trip to the historic city of Deflt. Delft is... more


Amsterdam, City of Sin

+ (January 28, 2004)

I finally got bored enough to get myself to another Dutch city yesterday: Amsterdam. It’s only about 30 minutes from Leiden on a comfortably smooth train. I really need to get out more. I spent a while in the Rijksmuseum.... more


Academy Building at Leiden

+ (January 26, 2004)

How about a picture today. This is the Academy Building at Leiden. I have two classes in there.... more

Just to reinforce the point I made yesterday, this site is coming up number #1 in Google today for “Mike Roe Soft”, and I’m pretty sure there’s no one else linking here with that term. You’d think Mr. Roe himself... more

Wonkette, a new site from Gawker Media launched today. Gawker Media is the current project of Nick Denton, one of the Founders and the former CEO of Moreover Technologies, where I was a proud employee before heading off to law... more


NYT Google Bomb Article

+ (January 22, 2004)

The New York Times has an article today about Google bombs, search engine optimization, and the “miserable failure” bomb. The proponent of the “Miserable Failure” bomb says, “I'm actually surprised how easy it was to do.” Google says, “We're only... more


Microsoft Sues Mike Roe Soft

+ (January 20, 2004)

Microsoft sues 17 year old Mike Roe (Soft). Everyone loves to hate Microsoft but I don’t see what’s wrong with trying to protect one of the strongest trademarks in history. WebmasterWorld has an interesting, but rather uninformed, discussion. Mike Roe... more


Dutch TV

+ (January 14, 2004)

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. It’s the first time I’ve had cable in about four years. I even have a movie channel called “canal+” which is like HBO. Most of the shows are the same as in... more



+ (January 12, 2004)

This is my street in Leiden (on the right) and Rapenburg (the canal street on the left).... more

In light of the fact that it’s been in the single digits in Boston lately, I really shouldn’t complain… but in light of the fact that there has been no light in Leiden since my arrival:... more

I had my first taste of Dutch nightlife this weekend – an expedition to a club in Rotterdam. The place had a little more style than a bad Boston club, but was otherwise the same as what you’d get in... more


My Apartment

+ (January 8, 2004)

For the first time in my life, I have my very own apartment. It’s quite comfortable, and it features three of the ugliest lamps I’ve ever seen. I thought I might share these with the world: There’s no internet access... more

My journey to Leiden took me through Iceland. This is because I flew on Icelandair, which I now realize is pretty much a budget airline. There were no free drinks or extra legroom on my Icelandair flights - to the... more

My semester abroad is officially underway. I’ll start with some background that can be referred to later when people are confused about what I’m writing about. Here goes: I’m finishing my last semester of law school (I go to Boston... more

Before getting into the travel details, I want to finish up the story with the electricity in Boston being out on only one floor of the apartment (first part of the story). We agreed to assume the debt caused by... more

The new Law School Discussion design is now live for your perusal. I’m still working on a couple of details, but the substantial changes are finished. I’d appreciate your feedback on the new design. Look around for a minute and... more