Andrew Sinclair

October 2004

creative

Happy Halloween

+ (October 31, 2004)



technology

Enblogment Nothing to Me

+ (October 29, 2004)

I will be voting for John Kerry on Tuesday and I suggest you do the same. Today I’m participating an internet experiment whereby I “vote” via link for Kerry. There, my ballot is cast.... more


What we need now is a good email scandal to complement the Ashlee Simpson lip-sync bust. Misdirected emails are more common than lip-sync busts because the elements are easier to satisfy: (1) an incriminating or embarrassing email, (2) accidentally sent... more


For some reason, busted lip-syncers and accidental emails are my two favorite social disasters. For a good lip-sync bust, you need the following elements: (1) a popular singer, (2) a performance for a large audience, preferably televised and recorded, and... more


I’ve been putting a lot of work into Law School Discussion lately to fix minor user problems. Last night I noticed that a computer I don’t usually use was showing a huge advertisement on the top of the page. The... more


technology

Blawg Republic Launches

+ (October 20, 2004)

Their description: "Blawg Republic is a real-time search engine that monitors the legal blogging community every hour." My technical description: Blawg Republic gathers RSS feeds from legal-related blogs, aggregates them, and renders them as html for your reading enjoyment. My... more


Extra! Extra! Former BU law school dean marries former BU student, and they start a practice together. More in the NYT Wedding Announcements.... more


tortfeasor

tortfeasor Competition Heats Up

+ (October 14, 2004)

The market for law school novelty t-shirts (whaaaat?) is getting more players. I started tortfeasor in the summer of 2003, and since then I’ve seen at least two sites focusing on the law school market. I can’t seem to find... more


law

Computers Aren't Teddy Bears

+ (October 13, 2004)

The Trademark Blog reports on the September 13 Gateway v. Companion products 8th Circuit decision [pdf] in which Gateway prevailed in protecting their cow-theme trade dress from infringement by Companion’s product: a cow stuffed animal that stretches around one’s computer... more


people

Red Sox Region

+ (October 12, 2004)

It’s Red Sox nation here in the, um, city known as Boston – in the region known as New England. The local news tonight is invoking death star imagery in their report from New York. “Some fans have gone behind... more


meta

Why are You on This Site?

+ (October 11, 2004)

There’s been a big spike in traffic here over the last couple days, but I honestly can’t figure out why. Where are all you people coming from? Please leave a comment to let me know.... more


The New York Times website has a video stream of last night’s debate. This was quite helpful in ensuring that politics don’t conflict with valuable Friday night drinking time. Just think of how far our society has progressed thanks to... more


creative

New JibJab - Liability Free

+ (October 8, 2004)

JibJab entertained thousands with their political flash comedy hit: This Land. Then came the short-lived lawsuit. The copyright assignee of the original Guthrie tune insisted that JibJab had infringed on the copyright, while JibJab argued fair use. The fair use... more


technology

dot org versus dot com

+ (October 6, 2004)

Lessig reports that Cheney used the wrong TLD (that’s “top level domain” of course) when referring to the factcheck website. The real site is factcheck.org, which points outs inconsistencies on both sides of the political spectrum. Cheney mentioned factcheck.com, which... more


law school

LSAT Madness

+ (October 5, 2004)

When I took the LSAT in 2000, I took it alone. I didn’t know anyone else that was even contemplating law school, and I had to have some friends drive me from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles with the understanding... more


people

Phishing for Identity

+ (October 4, 2004)

I’m amazed at just how low internet con men have sunk. This morning’s phishing email informs me that, because identity theft is such a problem, Citibank needs to confirm my account details. They’re actually integrating the public’s awareness of identity... more