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Category: tech

01/30/15 07:19 - 13.ºF - ID#59805

First world problems

When (e:paul)'s new bluetoothbrush won't sync up with his phone, iPad, or my phone.

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Category: dancing

01/30/15 07:17 - 13.ºF - ID#59804

Datsik at Town Ballroom

On Wednesday. (e:paul) and I went to the Datsik concert at Town Ballroom.

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These babies were here to wish me goodbye from 901 when I left work.

The concert opened up with a DJ that I initally thought was Datsik. He played a mix of dubstep/drum and bass prefaced by either a top 40, Bon Jovi, or mariachi song with no transition. It was so strange to see all these 19 year old bros screaming to a remix of "Living on a Prayer".

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Next Datsik came on. I'm didn't think I was into dubstep but this was absoutely ridiculous. Town Ballroom felt like what I imagine a crazy big city club to be like because it was so packed. It's really weird how quickly dubstep/electronic music went from something nerdy when I was in college to big trendy shows like this now. There were people trying to mosh and crowd surf, but the best dancing was in the back where we had tons of room.

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Speaking of the crowd, they were ridiculous and so young. All these guys who were rolling so bad really wanted us to come to Bambino for some show after. It was a work night so Paul and I went to underground instead. I haven't been there in a while and it's very run down, but I think I prefer it over Cathode. The dance area is way cooler. Some drunk old man started yelling at us about peanut butter and jelly.
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This sounds like it'd be one of those classy underground nights

The night ended with Jim Steakout and some greasy veggie tacos.

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On the way home, we saw this pile of asphalt just dumped all over the snow on the sidewalk. Who thought this was a solution to anything?

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Category: deutsch

01/30/15 12:26 - 30.ºF - ID#59800

Terrymon digitiert zu...

Schwanzmon! Greif dich an!

At work I still listen to a constant stream of German in the background so that maybe I'll pick up more. Lately it's been Digimon. It's a cute show that's easy to understand without having to watch the video.

They're all on youtube so it's very easy to listen to them on my phone. The second video is so freaking cute with the little digimon babies.


While I was listening to it I realized one of the digimon (Gabumon?) had a familiar voice. I realized it was one of Terry's German voices. Then I remembered him saying that when (e:paul) and (e:terry) were in Germany, Terry learned a lot by watching Digimon and Dragonball Z. Weirdly enough there's a character named TK in it.

It makes me wonder what kind of speech habits I pick up what I listen to. When I read German text a lot of phrases get repeated how Ladykracher's characters would say them.


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Category: writing

01/28/15 02:39 - 6.0ºF - ID#59797

My dad reviews

My brother Daniel has always been a good writer. A weird one but a good one.

See here

The other day he sent me his new tumblr, "mydadreviews". He writes as a suburban everyman mixed in with his own nerdiness. It reminds me of when we used to sit around the family computer and write down all these ridiculous stories. I specifically remember writing one about Louis Braille leading a double life as a trans-woman, Louise Braille. So bizarre.

Unfortunately I don't think I have a creative writing bone left in my body after wringing them out in college, so I'll have to live vicariously through my brother.

Bubbs, if you read this, sign up for (e:strip) already.

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Category: food

01/28/15 02:37 - 6.0ºF - ID#59796

Buzzword chips

(e:paul) got these buzzword chips for his birthday. To be fair they really are delicious but despite the name, there is almost no kale in them. Corn chips with a green speck.

They are full of foodie buzzwords though - organic, gluten free, non-GMO, kale and quinoa chips. Sometimes I feel like I could make and sell yuppie food too - it's really a fill in the blank of buzzwords, green packaging and a cute story about finding "your passion for healthy natural foods" on the back.

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Category: birthday

01/26/15 01:38 - 14.ºF - ID#59794

Paul's birthday finale

The last of four days. Every family has gotten to celebrate it now. (e:paul), (e:mike), Maria and I stomped Catchphrase before Paul and I retired. The food was amazing. I want to eat cheesy mushroom artichokes for the rest of my life. Like Paul, I don't think I'll ever be hungry again.

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On the way home, we saw this car drunkenly swerving down Elmwood, they couldn't even stay in a lane. I wanted to call them in so bad - when they turned on Hertel we saw a cyclist only about 1000 feet ahead. As someone who's been run off the road on my bike by drivers like that, it drives me fucking insane that anyone would ever do that. I really wish I had followed them.
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Category: birthday

01/25/15 12:01 - 16.ºF - ID#59791

Paul's birthday take 3

With two of three families (minus Midnight and Emily ;(), pizza, and dessert.

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Category: birthday

01/25/15 12:55 - 32.ºF - ID#59788

Mike-a-palooza

Last night, (e:terry)'s mom got in to visit for a week. First thing we did, after a the parking squabble (e:joe,59782) was go to Seabar to celebrate (e:paul)'s birthday again with his favorite fish. The dinner was really good. I got the goat cheese salad and vegetarian roll.

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Paul was full and fell asleep

Afterwards I headed over to Mike's place for "Mike-a-polooza. Like (e:paul)'s birthday it also evolved into a week long event.
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It was a very classy affair.
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Emily was making drinks with this stuff - it smelled like root beer barrel candy
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Mike started to auction off a self portrait he had made.
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Poloroids are standard here.
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Category: buffalo rising

01/24/15 04:23 - 27.ºF - ID#59786 pmobl

Buffalo Rising shills for Domino's

I almost couldn't believe it today when I checked Buffalo Rising and saw they had published this story about a Domino's Pizza opening on Delaware Avenue.

It's basically a press release for Domino's and their crappy chain pizza. For a site that aspires to be about all things local and urban, I can't imagine them ever writing something like this. The entire article reads like an advertisement. They even quote Domino's marketing scheisse at the end. I can't wait for Newell Nussbaumer's review of the next Dollar General or TIm Horton's to open.

I always wondered if they took any compensation for their posts and this definitely doesn't help.

This would never happen at (e:strip). ;)

Here is a screen shot showing how a chunk of BR text is near verbatim from Domino's press releases - see prnewsire.

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Category: nerd

01/23/15 11:02 - 24.ºF - ID#59784 pmobl

Microsoft Hololens

I almost never would have thoguht Microsoft could make anything remotely cool but the other day they announced VR goggles called HoloLens and they look amazing. Unlike the Gear VR and Oculus which just leave you and a screen, they use a pass through, augmented reality that allows you to mix a digital world with the real one.


The interaction part is so cool. You can manipulate and affect objects as if they were really there - and you're not in your own isolated world like the Oculus gear.

Imagine if you could just build the 3D environment like legos instead of drawing it out on a 2D screen. The minecraft type deal they came up with is super neat and a good demo of this.

The only downside I've read so far is the engadget review that said hardware is bulky and compact and light like the Gear. But with the rate phone hardware is advancing, it can't be that far off before this is much better than Google Glass ever was. I would totally wear these on the street, to work, anywhere - just a little bit closer to being a computer.






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