Journaling on estrip is free and easy. get started today

Last Visit 2014-10-19 23:06:57 |Start Date 2003-07-07 03:39:31 |Comments 5,489 |Entries 6,045 |Images 13,345 |Sounds 119 |SWF 21 |Videos 304 |Mobl 2,617 |

Category: weather

03/12/12 02:27- ID#56211 pmobl

The weather

Its 66 right now. Almost 70 and its March 12th. I think I will swim within a week at this rate to beat the record of April 1.

image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56211/The_weather.html
Words: 27
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/12/12 02:27


Category: weather

03/11/12 04:42- ID#56206 pmobl

Its going to be almost 70 by thursday

Seems like the tortoises are going to get outside real early this year. I hope the parade weather is awesome. It would suck if we had three beautiful days and then it got crappy out.

image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56206/Its_going_to_be_almost_70_by_thursday.html
Words: 37
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/11/12 04:42


Category: hiking

03/11/12 04:34- ID#56205 pmobl

Hiking at Little Rock city

We headed down to little rock city to enjoy the sun and some climbing. I really need to get back to the gym. Its amazing how much less secure I felt since I lost all the muscle I had gained at the gym. Unfortunately, this was the worst winter ever for exercise. There wasn't really enough snow for winter fun and the gym closed down. That plus I worked too much.

The picture of (e:terry) is so funny. He is so damn white right now. Its like the polar opposite (pun intended) of when you when take a picture of (e:flacidness) in a dimly lit environment.

image

image

image

image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56205/Hiking_at_Little_Rock_city.html
Words: 112
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/11/12 04:34


Category: programs

03/10/12 08:06- ID#56200

Web replacing desktop

I am fascinated at the speed at which web apps are surplanting desktop apps. At some point it won't matter which OS you are using as long as the browser works. It also makes me thing Chrome OS has potential for a lot of people.

Here are two chrome apps I tried and liked.

[link=pixlr.com]pixlr[/com] which acts as an online photoshop. Its brought to you by autodesk which are the same people behind Maya and 3D studio max. Basically where all video games and movies are made ,as well as, software that drives auto and industrial design. They even have a firefox and chrome plugin which lets you click on any picture and load it right into pixlr for editing
image

and audiosauna which can be used to make music. I love the way both of them let you save to your computer.
image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56200/Web_replacing_desktop.html
Words: 150
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/10/12 08:08


Category: clothes

03/10/12 07:09- ID#56199

Skinny Ties Suck

I am not a big fan of skinny ties. They have come and gone more than once in my own lifetime and I road both times out with the fatter ties. I was looking through some old pics today and saw this picture of my father and uncle (twins) with skinny ties back in his early teens sometime back in the 50s I think. I didn't realize skinny ties went back that far.

image

I guess the pendulum kept going back and forth. I would be happy if it stayed at around 3.5-4" wide. I researched a bit and found skinny-neckties.com which explains a little about it. The wikipedia article on neckties goes into a lot more detail.
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56199/Skinny_Ties_Suck.html
Words: 122
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/10/12 07:09


Category: citizenship

03/10/12 02:36- ID#56198 pmobl

Not Becoming Italian - At least not Jure Sanguinis

I decided to spend a little non-programming time addressing the issue of me becoming an official Italian. I thought I qualify for it, sadly I now don't think (e:Milke) and I qualified anymore. It seems like the process is pretty well listed out on a couple of websites italiancitizenship.info and myitaliancitizenship.com and italiandualcitizenship.com and progenealogists.com

Most of them offer services to get the documents and get them translated.

If you are an american and had italian parents, grandparent or even great grandparents you may qualify. I don't unfortunately because all of my ancestors effectively renounced their right to citizenship when their parents were naturalized and they were under 18. Seems unfair as a child cannot really make such decisions, but that's how the dice roll. If only my mother was born here and my grandparents waited until after she was 18 to become citizens.


Q. My Italian parent/grandparent/great grandparent was born in Italy, but was naturalized along with his or her parents as a minor. Does it still count as renouncing one's right to Italian citizenship if the child was too young to make a conscious choice?

A.     Yes. If your parent/grandparent/great grandparent was naturalized as a minor, he or she effectively renounced his or her right to Italian citizenship. This means that your ancestor was unable to pass Italian citizenship jure sanguinis to his or her children as an adult. Unfortunately, no exceptions are made in these cases.




Here are the qualifying credentials as per progenealogists.com

  1. Your father was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, and you never renounced your right to Italian citizenship.
  2. Your mother was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, you were born after January 1st, 1948 and you never renounced your right to Italian citizenship.
  3. Your father was born in the United States, your paternal grandfather was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen at the time of your father’s birth, neither you nor your father ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.
  4. Your mother was born in the United States, your maternal grandfather was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen at the time of your mother’s birth, you were born after January 1, 1948 and neither you nor your mother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.
  5. Your paternal or maternal grandfather was born in the United States, your paternal or maternal great grandfather was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen at the time of your paternal or maternal grandfather’s birth, neither you nor your father/mother nor your grandfather/grandmother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

The consulate itself would have the most up to date information: This is the current link to their info page on this topic which includes a summary and links to the forms required

One of the best parts of being italian citizen is that you can also live and work in other countries of the EU. As noted on Sadly, I won't qualify.

Having an Italian passport is like having a passport to any EU country, allowing you to live and work anywhere. Under the terms of Article 17 (ex Article 8) of the Treaty on European Union, any person holding the nationality of a member state is a citizen of the Union. EU citizenship, which supplements national citizenship without replacing it, grants citizens the right to move freely and to reside on the territory of the member states (Article 18).



printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56198/Not_Becoming_Italian_At_least_not_Jure_Sanguinis.html
Words: 630
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/10/12 05:11


Category: programming

03/10/12 02:44- ID#56197

Such a fucking idiot

I seriously just lost an hour of my life working on android and location accuracy. I am not even going to talk about it because like all of my other outside of work projects it will just get eclipsed by the high demand for my time that my actual job has.

Anyways, I was trying to get an accurate location and it kept giving me lat/long of 42 by 78. It was weird because it was saying the accuracy was like 1-28m. At first I thought it was because it kept selecting the network provider as more accurate as I was indoors. This got me running in and out of the house to try and get it to work.

But it wasn't working. Even when I explicitly chose the GPS as the location provider and set the accuracy to ACCURACY_FINE, it still was 42 by 78. After tons of frustration I looked at my logging code and I was casting the lat and long to int instead of a fucking double. Duh, it was being rounded. I could kill myself for not having noticed this and wasting so much time. I guess this is what I get for programming as entertainment at 2:41am on a saturday.

double lat = (double) (location.getLatitude());
double lng = (double) (location.getLongitude());

vs

int lat = (int) (location.getLatitude());
int lng = (int) (location.getLongitude());

printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56197/Such_a_fucking_idiot.html
Words: 230
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/10/12 02:44


Category: food

03/09/12 10:31- ID#56196 pmobl

Wegmans Lunch

The wegmans lunch was a lot more eclectic. Where else do you get Chinese, Japanese and chicken wings plus Mediterranean style veggies and asparagus salad.

image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56196/Wegmans_Lunch.html
Words: 26
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/09/12 10:31


Category: food

03/09/12 10:29- ID#56195 pmobl

Blue Fin Lunch on elmwood

This time we got the desserts. They were delicious. (e:enknot) got the fried soft shell crab which also looked amazing.

image

image

image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56195/Blue_Fin_Lunch_on_elmwood.html
Words: 24
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/09/12 10:29


Category: style

03/09/12 10:27- ID#56194 pmobl

Temo

When terry meets emo.

image
printadd/read comments

Permalink: http://estrip.org/articles/read/paul/56194/Temo.html
Words: 5
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 03/09/12 10:27


Search

Chatter

New Site Wide Comments

tinypliny said to paul
Wait you ordered these online?! ...

tinypliny said to paul
LOL, who needs these when you have a terminal?!...

tinypliny said to paul
WHOA! I want those!...

vincent said to paul
Pittsburgh is Buffalo if it played their cards perfectly. It's sad that there isn't a sex positive e...