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Category: events

07/30/06 05:23 - 81ºF - ID#30308

Movie Invite

I got this as a site message otday.

Hi there!
I wanted to invite you and your readers to see the documentary The War Tapes (the critically acclaimed Iraq War documentary filmed by three NH National Guard troops) tomorrow (August 31st) at 7pm. The movie will be opening on Friday, but there is a free sneak preview tomorrow at the Market Arcade. To get a better idea of the movie, please check out the reviews section of The War Tapes site:

Here's the invite:

The groundbreaking documentary film "The War Tapes," is opening in Buffalo this Friday -- but you're invited to a free sneak preview.
The War Tapes
Free Sneak Preview
Monday, July 31st
Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre
639 Main Street
Buffalo, NY

This extraordinarily important film is the first documentary to chronicle the war through the eyes of those Soldiers who lived it. Director Deborah Scranton and Producer Chuck Lacy gave video cameras to a group of Soldiers from the New Hampshire National Guard prior to their deployment, and this film is the result. Awarded "Best Documentary" at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, this film is a must-see for anyone who seeks to better understand the war, and its impact on the men and women sent to fight it.
Check out the Trailer here: or on the Apple trailers page. You can also read some of the many great reviews that the movie has received here:

To get your free ticket, please RSVP to buffalo AT . If you can't make the screening on Monday, the movie opens at The Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre on August 4th.

Hope to see you there!

Alex (

Theatrical Releases:
Clips and Outtakes:
Press Reviews:

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07/30/06 12:12 - 74ºF - ID#30307

Quick Update

Categories are now in alphabetical order, sorry about that. You are also now seeing surebert 1.38.
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07/29/06 02:14 - 74ºF - ID#30306

Bug Fixes and Upgrades

The site is now using surebertCom 1.38. I squashed a whole bunch of mostly IE bugs. IE and firefox should almost be on par. I also added a new feature where if you egt a new site message while on the site, it pops up for about 20 seconds. It only show messages which have not already been viewed. Other messages show up in your messages control panel.
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07/19/06 01:57 - 71ºF - ID#30305

IE problems revsolved

I upraded to the lastest surebertCom 1.27.

You may need to empty your cache but by using surebertCom I was able to reduce hundreds of useless lines of IE code. You should notice that the control panel icons and themes icons convert to transparent PNGs much faster now.

Also in this new verison the hand lines up at the far left so it should never get in the way of any icon.
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07/18/06 01:48 - 77ºF - ID#30304

Major Updates

I switched everything over to surebertCom 1.22 If you notice any problems please send me an email. I did notice right away that it fixed the message pop up box selectAll and send mass message toggle. It also made the box drag better than before.


There are lots of other upgrades coming soon as I finish the stupid thesis.

PS. I noticed that the flash video boxes in the journals are not displaying at the right size. I will fix that tomorrow.

UPDATE - fixed the flash music player/video player reszie bug.

Fixed the bug that (e:jenks) found which effected non-logged in, non-admin members. Should be all set now. Thanks for noticing. (e:twisted) couldn't see it as admin.

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Category: public relations

07/16/06 01:11 - 83ºF - ID#30303

Living off the radar

I was writing a comment for (e:zobar,89) and it turned into this entry.

Well, having dealt with the news a bit, it seems that "The News" does not search for what is going on but rather relies on PR directors telling them what the news is. Frankly, I think that is a kind of skewed way of reporting about what is going on but everyone I have talked with that has real media experience says that it is just the way things work. Now that we have a director (e:theecarey) , maybe she can do a little stuffing on our part.

Considering how overwhelming active and alive our comunity is and the fact that we have over 15,000, ~13,000 images and over 3,600,000 views with little or no advertising other than word of mouth - it is amazing that we exist pretty much off the radar. I would say that it is 100% a lack of effective public relations. I have never had any interest in doing it myself.

On the other hand, it has worked well for us in a way, because we have not had much trouble getting enough members to keep to alive and exciting, while avoiding the mainstream myspace/livejournal crowd. I mean we were in the news a couple of times and honetsly, what kind of validation is being in the Buffalo News.

I think being in artvoice would be 1000 times more effective andexciting. It is something I have thought about a lot. Originally, I thought just being hosted by artvoice would make a difference. I am kind of surprised that Jamie Moses wouldn't want to pimp out our existence more to demostrate the benevolence of artvoice. I mean, the service that artvoice provides us, probably makes them the single largest contributor to any non-commerical online public space in Buffalo. If it were me I would brag about my good will ;)

Sometimes I think it is my strict anti-commerical stance that keeps us under the radar. Othertimes, I think it is the fact that we mix news with personal lives and so the outlets that try and emulate the "real news" (including the buffalo news, lol) frown upon that as tabloidesque frivolity.

Then there is the fact that some people try and keep their real lives separate from their journal life because of whatever it is they are confessing. It is a mix of wanting to share and wanting to remain private. As I said in my thesis. It is a combination of wanting to be present and involved while avoiding public scrutiny.

Frankly, we have had one of the most lively community based blogging site that I have seen. Especially for a town of this size. So I say if the news and other media outlets don't notice us without us telling them and shoving it in their face, then they obviously are not attuned to what is going on their city.

Even without being "noticed" today, we will continue to sew the quilt our existence until one day it is so large and old that historians will notice just how fanctastic we really are.

Maybe next year when they have their bloggerCon we should just show up with 100 (e:peeps).
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07/15/06 07:44 - 79ºF - ID#30302

Major Mobile Upgrade

After hours of testing and pretending to be (e:twisted) on her verizon phone I was able to first all fix it so that MMS message that get base64 encoded get decoded when sent to your journal and more importantly - it removes the freakin stupid verizon picture message data at the end of the post.

So go ahead and send MMS from cingular and verizon to your journal using pmobl.
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07/09/06 04:43 - 63ºF - ID#30301

Sidewalking Chalking and Wap Chat

I fixed the wap chat. You can now chat when logged in from any WAP enabled phone. Basically, any phone since 1999. If you aren't logged in you can read the chat. Just visit or simply on your wap enabled phone.

(e:carolinian) and I went sidewalk chalking on elmwood last night - take pictures if you see it, I forgot.
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07/08/06 08:36 - 78ºF - ID#30300

Sidewalk Chalking

Tonight we are going to sidewalk (e:paul,771) chalking on elmwood around midnight if enough peeps are interested. I will bring chalk. Who wants to go?

This time we can make it more artistic seeing we don't have to spell out anymore.
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07/05/06 11:51 - 62ºF - ID#30299

Fixed the journal sound player bug

Okay, this effected no one accept me and (e:enknot) but I fixed the flash sound layer that plays mp3 sounds when you upload them into your journal. You can see an example here (e:enknot,32)
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