Andrew Sinclair

September 2004


Protoculture T-shirts

+ (September 30, 2004)

Protoculture is a new t-shirt maker with some great designs. Their shirts are sometimes smart, sometimes funny, and sometimes delivered with so much hipster pretension as to make them unpretentious – which, in turn, makes them pretentious again. It doesn’t... more

The Microsoft advertisement (shown first) appears in this month’s issue of Wired Magazine. The Citi advertisement (shown second) appears in this month’s issue of “Fashion Rocks - A Supplement to Wired Magazine.” Apparently women playing basses alone with laptops nearby... more


Wonkette NYT Traffic Analysis

+ (September 28, 2004)

Anne Marie Cox, the writer for Wonkette, was featured in the cover story of this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. I’ve always been curious about the impact of these things on a web site’s traffic. Thanks to Nick Denton’s policy... more

The life of any successful Disney movie usually ends at the home video re-release, but Nemo may have suffered a worse fate. Tickets are now available for Finding Nemo on Ice. Never mind that a song and dance on a... more


tortfeasor Site Update

+ (September 24, 2004)

The tortfeasor site got a bit of an update today. There were some browser problems that should now be fixed, and it needed a couple touch-ups in places. I’m still going for a very clean, very simple design, and I... more

technology to Remain Open

+ (September 23, 2004) was the best thing to happen to text books since the invention of the college copy-center reader, and eBay has just announced that Half is here to stay. eBay acquired in 2000 after Half essentially beat them to... more

The Princeton Review have released their 2005 law school rankings. They stopped doing these for few years and I’m pretty sure this is their first year back. Before the hiatus, Boston University had come in first-place for best faculty for... more


Ikea Pilgrimage

+ (September 21, 2004)

No apartment is complete without some high-design, low-budget furniture from the world’s allen-wrench headquarters: Ikea. Despite Ikea’s popularity (and no-doubt profitability), they’ve been unable to open a store anywhere remotely near Boston. (Some theorize this is the result of the... more


From New York to West Virginia

+ (September 13, 2004)

I spent the last couple days on a vacation to New York City and rural Virginia / West Virginia. These are two of the most strikingly dissimilar places in the US. In Manhattan, I spent the evening drinking beer amidst... more


Happy Birthday Google and eBay

+ (September 9, 2004)

Two of the internet companies I most admire, Google and eBay, each celebrated birthdays this week. Google turned six. eBay turned nine. Both companies have excelled because they took an innovative idea and proved its value. Google’s idea was a... more

It’s always a little bit amusing to me when I hear about law students suing their law schools. It’s the perfect paradox: they teach us to find legal causes of action, but we find a cause of action in that... more

I’m amazed at how long it took me to find a channel guide for Comcast in Cambridge. The Comcast site kept telling me there was no local information. Finally looked like it might have the lineup – but generated... more


The Apprentice and the Police

+ (September 2, 2004)

I never thought I’d find myself writing about reality TV, but I recently picked up the DVD version of the hit television series: The Apprentice. I was in the Netherlands during the entire series and thus missed every episode. I... more