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Category: tech

07/09/06 08:41 - 67ºF - ID#21018

Adium

has some cool software for the mac.

Adium is neat; a far cry from whatever multi-messaging program was out for OS 9. I'm probably one of the few people that didn't know about this thing, but I figured it was cool and worth a post.
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Category: travel

06/25/06 06:06 - 69ºF - ID#21017

Cleveland

I went to Cleveland yesterday. I have never been to Cleveland before. It was cleaner than I expected and the streets were wider. I was not as impressed with their waterfront as I was expecting, given everything I had heard about it.

The waterfront was totally inaccessible to pedestrians. Sure they had a lot of stuff on the lakes edge, but if you just wanted to walk along the water, you couldn't.

On the flip side. It was so cool to hang out and relax. I had dinner at the Cleveland Chop House. Sweet steak house if you ever have a chance to go. The food was really, really good. The only problem was that everything was so good and so heavy that you are only able to eat a little bit of everything.


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06/21/06 08:59 - 73ºF - ID#21016

Survey

1. How did you find out about/why did you become of estrip?
I found out about estrip from Paul. I became a member after I saw Paul's 3d rendering of his apartment on Elmwood and thought it was so cool.
2. How "out" are you about having a publicly accessible online journal. Do
your friends know? Does your family know? Do your co-workers know? Does your
boss know? Do you use your real name? Do you use your real photo?
Everyone knows I have an online journal. I do use my real photo. My email address is my real name, but I have a screen name for the journal.


3. How many epeeps have you met real life?
15
4. How has estrip changed the way that you meet people, on and/or off line?
Not really.
5. How has estrip affected you love life?
No
6. How many of your friends have joined estrip because of your influence?
1
7. Are you from Buffalo/do you live in Buffalo?

Equipment:
1. What type of hardware or software purchases have you made as a result of
using estrip?
My next cell phone will be capable of participating in the pmobile posting which will increase me usage of the site.
2. Have you used the mobile version of estrip? Why or why not?
No, my cellphone isn't able to post pmobile postings
Lifestyle:
1. In what way has estrip changed your Internet surfings habits? Describe
the amount of time you spend on estrip, when you use it and about how long?
I uses estrip about an hour a week. I check the site daily for about 15 minutes
1a. How many journals do you usually read per day?
5-8 per day
2. In what ways has estrip changed the way you perceive your local
community?
Yes it has.
3. How has journaling about your life affected the way you spend your free
time?
Not unless I am doing something cool that I think would make a neat post.
4. Has estrip changed your living situation in any way?
Nope
5. Do you find that you mediate/document more of your experiences now that
you share them with others?
No more than before.

6. Has publishing on estrip affected the way that write?
Not that I have noticed
7. Do you have other online journals? If so, with what service and has
estrip affected your usage of that journal?
No

8. Have you ever gotten in trouble for using estrip at work?
No.
9. If you have stopped using estrip, why?
Still using it.

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06/16/06 05:55 - 80ºF - ID#21015

The Summer of Matt

I've decided to take every other Friday off and enjoy myself this summer. Today I went to the gym, played with my dogs and took them for a long walk, went for a bike ride, cleaned up around the house, went out to India Gate for lunch then sat outside and relaxed and typed a paper.

The downside is that I'm a little sunburned and my laptop battery is almost dead.

I might sell my soul to have the whole summer have the weather we had this week.
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06/16/06 08:42 - 70ºF - ID#21014

Where the bike racks go?

I've started riding my bike as much as possible instead of driving my car. Mostly so that I don't have to pay for gas. The only bad part of it is that in the suburbs there are hardly any bike racks. Wegmans on Alberta insists on putting a picnic table right infront of the rack, so you either have to be the only bike that gets the end of the rack or you have to move this heavy table to free up the rest of the spots. No bank has a rack, barnes and noble (actually that entire plaza lacks a bike rack) Bert's Bikes on NF BLVD doesn't even have a bike rack.

Contrast this with the city, where almost every shop has a bike rack or a parking meter you can lock your bike up to.

The suburbs are so pedestrian unfriendly its not funny.
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06/14/06 07:58 - 75ºF - ID#21013

Vespa & the Man

There is something sadly unmasculine about a guy riding a vespa. I went to the bank today and there was a guy in his 40s making a scene about his line of credit or something. Apparently the corporate office told him one thing and the woman at the bank was telling him something else. Anyway he left all pissed off. He storms out of the bank and I happened to be following him. He huffs his way to the parking lot and... gets on his vespa. he was so pissed off he didn't buckle his helmet. I almost peed myself laughing. He was really pissed off and I think that's what made it so funny. I looked back and the woman was standing in the doorway laughing too.

I think Buffalo needs a vespa dealer. I think we're a vespa town.
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06/12/06 08:38 - 63ºF - ID#21012

Who is where?

What ever happened to (e:drchlorine)?
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06/11/06 06:48 - 62ºF - ID#21011

Ann Coulter

I bought Ann Coulter's book Godless: The Church of Liberalism on Friday and have been unable to put it down.

The woman is insane. I mean absolutely out of body crazy. It's even taught me new words (i.e. niggardly) that I never knew existed let alone could be published and sold at Barnes & noble.

She isn't a particularly creative person; bitching about democrats/liberals and their inability to formulate coherent arguments. She's been repeating herself the entire book and now that I'm at the end, it is starting to wear on me.

It's sad that someone with such contempt for humanity is given airtime outside of Fox news.
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06/04/06 03:29 - 66ºF - ID#21010

My Life on the D List

If you hate Kathy Griffin as much as I did, I urge you to give "My Life on the D-List" a shot. She is actually really funny.
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06/02/06 09:30 - 64ºF - ID#21009

Apparently I Can't Let Go

When I was 7 I read a book called Zucchini. I got it out of the Erie county public library in Snyder.

When I was 12 or 13 I was trying to find the book because my friend Erin and I were having a discussion about it and the library denied ever having a copy of it, or that it was even in existence. I was so pissed off and apparently I still am. I was messing around on barnesandnobe.com's used & out of print site and found it.

Zucchini
Barbara Dana, Barbara Dana, Eileen Christelow

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 055315608X
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: November 1984



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I hate being lied to, especially by complete strangers. Now I'm ready to move on.
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