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Category: games

08/12/05 02:59 - 72ºF - ID#32169

Thesis Meeting

So I met with my thesis advisor today and everything seems to be in order but I have to meet with my entire committee very soon and add a person possible. Then I think I need to get it bound.

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I also saw Dave Pape today (sorry the pic quality is so bad) and he was playing the Donkey Kong bongo game that I wrote about last night
[inlink]paul,3754[/inlink]. It appears that in addition to drumming you have to clap. I think it works in a simiilar way to my baby swimmies [inlink]paul,2483[/inlink]. You need flash and a microphone to play with them.

We also spoke about doing some mobile to VR project which would be really fun. I cannot wait for the thesis to be over. It is somewhere around 40 page snow but I have lots more info and so few days. I am also taking on another programming job, making children's games for a site. That should pay the student loan bills. So I am back to having four jobs. I guess I do owe about $86,000 so it sounds very reasonable to me.
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Category: games

08/12/05 09:55- ID#32168 pmobl

alternative interfaces for games

Has anyone else notice that 99% of computer games are violent first person shooters. I don't understand that. I don't mean video games in general, I just mean PC games. I guess there is the whole there.com, secondlife.com, everquest, sims thing. What do you guys think?

I mean consoles are full of other types of games, which brings me to my title, alternative interfaces for games. Like DDR and the maraca game for dream cast. Today at EB games we saw the donkey kong bongo game and the playstation version of the same thing. I want to try them but (e:terry) says I won't play enough to justify the purchase. Does anyone have these drum games? I want to try it out.
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Category: food

08/11/05 02:41- ID#32167 pmobl

india gate buffet

(E:terry), (e:flacidness) and I hit the India Gate Buffet forr "breakfast" today. It was quite delicious although you could tell by (e:flacidness)' ten year old girl portion. The buffet is only $7.99 and it is as much as you can eat with lotss of tasty veggie and non veggie options. I really need a new picture phone.

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Category: web

08/11/05 12:46 - 71ºF - ID#32166

Textamerica

I was look at another mobile blogging site called textamerica.com and I found this picture which reminded that I missed jacob. I wonder what he is doing now.

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(e:shawnr) said that textamerica.com is evil and that they sell their members media to other people. I believe him. Just check out this line from their privacy policy.

Textamerica may share with its affiliates any information provided by you on this website, including your name, e-mail address, usage patterns, credit card account information, and uploaded images and text. from textamerica privacy policy




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Category: web

08/11/05 01:46 - 74ºF - ID#32165

Craig's List Call for Mobile Users

I think I have made the best posting to Craig's List so far. I would really like to get some more mobile users on the site, so I can start rolling out the mobile social networking pack. Hopefully this gets something started.

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My thesis is finally many pages long, somewhere near 40. I didn't realize that we were supposed to double space. I think it just may be all done in time. On another note, my job situation seemed to get all crazy when one of my bosses pointed out he understood my contract differntly than me. I think it is just a misunderstanding, but we have to wait for the other supervisor to arrive back on the scene in order to rectify the situation. I hope this turns ok, because otherwise I am seriously thinking I will be heading out west in about 15 days.

My advice is don't ever trust anything that involves employment. Never believ in anything that is orally spoken. Everything must be in writing in order to verify it's existence. You must always go over things 1000 times in order to make sure that it is all safe and sound. Otherwise you get taken advantage of, and having that happen is not fun. I can't wait till (e:jesse) comes home, it can't be long now.
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Category: hair

08/10/05 01:59 - 68ºF - ID#32164

Shave Time

I decided t was time to shave again. How what a difference it makes in how old you look. No scandals this time, if you remember the last haircut drama.

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Category: events

08/09/05 08:28 - 86ºF - ID#32163

The Erie County Fair

(e:metalpeter) [inlink]metalpeter,399[/inlink] wrote about the Erie County fair today which reminded that I should post some more information about it. If you haven't been to the fair I would suggest checking it out. Last year I attended with (e:matthew), (e:terry) and (e:holly) and got to see all the prize wining farm animals, dances, and yummy food. Here is the web site for the fair.

Here are our journal reports of last year's fair with lots of pictures.
[inlink]holly,84[/inlink] [inlink]paul,1797[/inlink] [inlink]matthew,341[/inlink]

Here is (e:matthew) with a big horse.
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Category: school

08/09/05 07:51 - 86ºF - ID#32162

Student Loans

I got my official student loan bill. It's 72,000 but with interest it's like $87,000 as long as I pay $709.00 per month till 2016! That is so much money considering the top pay I could get as a non-tenured professor would be about $45,000 and there is about a 0.04% chance of that happening in Buffalo seeing as UB would never hire me as a I am a former student and Canisius didn't work out.

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I guess it's time to start forgetting about everything I learned and begin something new. Or maybe it is time I make like (e:southernyankee), (e:ajay), (e:haikuster), (e:hodown), (e:codypomeray) or the other who I am forgetting that have moved away and found good jobs.

Considering I make $27,000 per year working two jobs, it might not work out so well to stay here. I really want some stability before I turn 30. Like health insurance and a job with longterm upwards mobility. I knew I should have stuck with biology or that I should have never gotten that MFA. That was the worst suggestion I ever followed. I really should have thought about the city more and what possible applications that type of training could offer me.

I don't want to work out at a bank! They seem to be the only people that consistently contact me about jobs. For christ's sake I worked at HSBC when I was much younger and I hated being in that corporate environment, that is why I went to college, so I wouldn't have to be there. At least I have this house to rent out.

I really should have gone to ECC for some sort of technical training instead of the useless liberal arts education I ended up with. For some reason I never even saw that as an option. I remember until I was in Germany studying Germanic Language and Literature, I had no concept of studying a trade. There I met lots of people that made that choice at around 6th grade. I wish it was at least presented to me as an option. Somehow, my teachers along the way always made it seem like that was failing, which now I see it is not. I guess it's not too late to switch but now I owe like $90,000.

Then I could just be a professional handy man and rent out houses. If you are 18 and reading this please learn from my error and think long and hard before you go in the direction of liberal arts.
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Category: renting

08/09/05 04:43- ID#32161 pmobl

hello my name is mr. electrician

I was supposed to edit my thesis and once again a million things came up. I had to work on the electricity to set up the motion detector light for my tenants. It was a nice alternative to programming, although programming electricity is still my favorite. It also made me consider being an electrician or sommething similar that this blue collar city needs.

Bare Wires
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It Works!
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Category: peeptalk

08/08/05 05:38- ID#32160 pmobl

Long Lost Cousin and Baby Peeps

I was at my mother's today after her cousin's funeral and she had found this picture of one of her cousin's that resembles (e:matthew) when he was younger. He does kind of look like him.

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I also found baby peeps. Has anyone else had baby peeps before? I think you all probably know how big a fan (e:twisted) and I are from journals gone past. I think the babies are even cuter than the grown peeps and I am sure they are even easier to manufacture.

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