Andrew Sinclair

February 2004


CD Price Settlement Check Arrives

+ (February 25, 2004)

I am now taking suggestions regarding how I should spend the $13.86 I recently received in this class action settlement. Use the comments link to make a suggestion.... more


Grey Tuesday Thoughts

+ (February 24, 2004)

If you haven’t heard, there’s a big copyright protest going on today regarding a certain remix album that juxtaposes the Beatles’ White Album with JayZ’s Black Album – thus making a Grey Album. I’m pulled in both directions on this... more

According to this quiz, if I were a Fed. R. Civ. P. I would likely be Rule 11. This is just so nerdy it had to be posted. I'm quite happy being Rule 11 though, it's much better than that... more


Maastricht Carnival

+ (February 23, 2004)

I went down to Maastricht this weekend for the Carnival festivities. Maastricht is situated in the very south of The Netherlands, right in between Belgium and Germany. It was therefore a very international affair with lots of um-pa music in... more

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UVA ExamSoft Article

+ (February 20, 2004)

Virginia Law Weekly, the newspaper for UVA Law School has an article this week on ExamSoft, the popular anti-cheating software used for law school exams. The article (pdf page; pdf issue; archive) includes a mention of my experiences typing the... more


Don't Gimme No Smac

+ (February 17, 2004)

As promised, here is some international SPAM. Please excuse the slightly unclear picture; it was taken under intense field conditions (I didn’t want to actually buy this stuff). Hormel Foods, the makers of SPAM in the United States, note that... more

I was watching CNN’s coverage of the San Francisco gay marriage story this weekend when I noticed an old familiar sight: the black "12 Galaxies" protest sign that is all but physically connected to hand of a Mr. Frank Chu.... more

Rebecca Bolin is writing a series of posts about spam regulation in various countries over at Law Meme. It’s a mini-series of Spam Around the World. I have something interesting about foreign spam to share too, but it’ll have to... more


No One Beats UC

+ (February 10, 2004)

On Monday the USPTO announced that the University of California received more patents last year than any other university. The University of California beat MIT (number 2) by a margin of almost 4 to 1! Well I guess technically the... more

No amount of signs or verbal warnings will prevent cell phones from occasionally ringing at inappropriate times. There is something inherently annoying about cell phones ringing in class or movie theaters. This probably results from the fact that the ringing... more


MyDoom Removal

+ (February 9, 2004)

I’m getting lots of MyDoom emails everyday from infected computers, but the worm masks the email “from” address so I don’t know who is actually infected. All that I’m sure of is that my computer isn’t infected and that I’m... more


Tetris Documentary

+ (February 7, 2004)

Having access to BBC 2 is nice, but watching BBC 2 advertise great shows on BBC 4 is torture (if you don’t also have access to BBC 4). Maybe I have it and I just don’t know it… Anyway, if... more


Re-Design Part II

+ (February 6, 2004)

Well I’m happy to say that my little re-design here is essentially done. There are probably some minor issues that need to be fixed, but generally I’m happy with the way things are looking. It’s not a huge departure from... more


Re-design Part I

+ (February 5, 2004)

Well I’m working on redesigning this site, but it is 10:48pm and the computer lab closes at 11:00pm, so what you see is what you get for the rest of the day (still a lot of day left in the... more


CNET Music to Launch in March

+ (February 3, 2004)

I got my first email from CNET music today (they bought a few months ago). It sounds like they’re going to offer a service similar to, at least in terms of music hosting, so that should be good.... more


Super Bowl: Dutch Style

+ (February 2, 2004)

I’m not a sports fan, so if I watch a portion of the Super Bowl it’s purely to absorb the cultural aspect of the event. I will admit that I do enjoy chips, salsa, and beer, and the combination of... more