Andrew Sinclair

January 2005



+ (January 24, 2005)

I've been checking out a couple podcasts lately, and I'm getting really interested in the medium. A podcast is like a radio broadcast, but it's pre-recorded and distributed online. You can use an application like ipodder to subscribe to various... more


Blizzard of 2005

+ (January 23, 2005)

There was quite a snow storm last night in much of the northeast United States. Here in Boston, the forecast actually said "blizzard", which is an interesting word because it has no present continuous tense like other weather verbs: raining,... more

Martin Schwimmer has asked bloglines to remove his rss feed from their service, citing copyright violations and then explaining further. This opened a can of worms as to how legal, technological, and social regulations should affect rss feeds. I don’t... more


Bollocks to the A**holes

+ (January 12, 2005)

Foley Hoag Partner John Welch reports on last week’s TTAB decision to deny trademark registration of the mark "A**HOLE" "on the ground that [it] comprises immoral or scandalous matter." The applicant argued that a**hole doesn’t just refer to a detestable... more

Apple offers some new toys for those who can’t afford their pricier gizmos. I think there’s something mildly innovative about a cheap computer that happens to be small and nice-looking, but there’s nothing interesting about a RAM based mp3 player,... more



+ (January 3, 2005)

If you enjoy novelty t-shirts, buy a tortfeasor shirt. Then check out Preshrunk, a week-old blog featuring the cleverest of clever shirts (featuring a Sinclair shirt today).... more


Following a Magnetic Ribbon

+ (January 2, 2005)

I took a road trip this weekend to drink in the new year in New York. Whenever traversing the New England freeways, I can’t help but notice the increasing number of “Support Our Troops” magnetic ribbons affixed to the back... more