Andrew Sinclair

March 2004


Where to Buy Free Culture?

+ (March 29, 2004)

I was able to obtain a copy of Lawrence Lessig’s new book this weekend in Amsterdam. I had thought of all sorts of schemes to see how quickly I could get a copy of the book from the states, assuming... more

I spent yesterday afternoon checking out the Delta Project in the Zeeland province of the Netherlands. A large portion Zeeland (as in “sea land”) lies below sea level and is thus susceptible to flooding. In the 1950s, a large storm... more


New tortfeasor Shirt Design

+ (March 26, 2004)

Things have been somewhat quiet around tortfeasor lately. Behind the serenity, I’ve been working hard to bring you a brand new t-shirt design. I wanted to make a shirt that was a little more subtle than a giant "tortfeasor"... more


TypeKey and Identity

+ (March 24, 2004)

Six Apart, the makers of the wonderful Moveable Type software that powers this site, has been working on a solution to the recent comment spam epidemic. Currently there are lots of evil-doers posting irrelevant comments to sites like this in... more


2d Birthday

+ (March 22, 2004)

This site turns two today, but I have an exam tomorrow...... more


The BeerTender

+ (March 19, 2004)

Check out the "BeerTender" that’s being heavily marketed here in the Netherlands (and is apparently available in Switzerland (in English) as well). It’s a little keg-like dispensing machine that apparently keeps the beer cold and fresh. It's the kegarator for... more


Leiden in the Spring

+ (March 17, 2004)

Today was clearly the unofficial start of the spring season here in Leiden. Bar owners started setting up their outdoor seating and I even saw some kids taking a boat out on the canal. It was all due to the... more


De Novo Launches

+ (March 16, 2004)

De Novo, a group blog of four law students launched yesterday. They’re going to feature… well… features (which they refer to as "symposia") on various law topics – beginning with legal education.... more

Ishkur’s guide to electronic music is a gem of a site. (via naj) Many musicians hate to be defined, but dance music producers know full well that the track their working on is Gabber or Goa or what have you.... more

law school

First Exam Abroad

+ (March 15, 2004)

I had my first "foreign" law school exam today for my course in Law of the European Communities. It was surprisingly like a law school exam back in the states: Does A have an action? Does X court have jurisdiction?... more


SMF Forum Software Released

+ (March 14, 2004)

The Simple Machines Forum software (the open-source software that powers Law School Discussion) has just been released as a publicly available beta. I continue to be impressed with the quality of the software and the development community’s willingness to help... more


tortfeasor site update

+ (March 10, 2004)

tortfeasor has had a new site for about a week now, but I haven’t yet mentioned it here yet. The design is similar to the old one, but it’s done using css for positioning instead of tables. Not unlike the... more

Law School Discussion is launching two new features today. First, there is now a message board for every law school. Traditionally people have been reluctant to use these, except of course for the BU board which I’ve promoted a little.... more


Beer is Cheaper Than Water

+ (March 5, 2004)

Naj of The Take suggested I use my record company refund to purchase the liquid essence of life: beer. In fact he may be on to something. In the Netherlands you can actually buy flavorful domestic bears like Heineken, Amstel,... more

I checked out the last show of the Death Cab for Cutie European tour last night in Amsterdam. If you ever find yourself going to a show at Paradiso in Amsterdam, know this: there is a smaller stage upstairs from... more

law school

The BU Law Tower is Ugly

+ (March 3, 2004)

This Boston Globe article is quickly making the rounds at Boston University. I really don’t know anything about the matter, and it would be irresponsible of me to comment on the article. I will say though that it is an... more


Another Cartoon Andrew

+ (March 1, 2004)

At this point, it’s a tradition to create cartoon versions of myself whenever someone makes a fun new tool for doing so. Here’s the latest. This one is probably the most accurate to date. You can compare with my actual... more