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08/31/05 10:08 - 70ºF - ID#30144

Who wants to go to Artvoice Absolut?

Anyone want to go to the Artvoice Absolut party on Septemeber 12th to see if we came in as Buffalo's #1 blog site? It is Monday from 6-9PM. Maybe a bunch of us should go, it could be fun. I have a feeling that Buffalo Rising will win because they have more connections. I wish we wern't up against blogger blogs. I can't wait for them to release their new site. (e:zack) says it will be awesome.

I think we are probably once of only a few commercial free community blog sites in the country. Maybe that will count for something.
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08/28/05 02:36 - ID#30143 pmobl

the banner hangs

The banner is finally hanging on elmwood again across from spot coffee. Thanks guys!
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08/25/05 10:54 - 68ºF - ID#30142

Top 3 Blogs in Buffalo

As (e:uncutsaniflush) mentioned, we made it into the top three blogs in Buffalo in the artvoice top 3 vote. Thanks to everyone who voted. I just hope people reading know it is elmwoodstrip.com. I am sure google can help them :)

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08/13/05 03:46 - 81ºF - ID#30141

New Flyers

I put together a couple new flyers. now let's just see if I hand any out. Anyone want to get involved with PR? I need a hand with it.

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Category: web

08/10/05 09:49 - 74ºF - ID#30140

IE 7 Beta download

As I said yesterday in the chatbox, internet explorer 7 beta is now available
for download. I hate IE just as much as the next guy but at least this veriosn has native support for pngs and tabs!

When installing it checks to see if you have a valid copy of windows. It also requires a restart which I think is so lame but it is fun to get a glimpse of the future of crap technology!

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08/10/05 02:21 - 70ºF - ID#30139

New themes

I added some new themesand brought back a bunch of old ones after some retrofitting. Here are 11 themes now minus the amerika style which was just for the party. To switch the theme go to the homepage by clicking on the site banner and then look to the far right of your browser window. The icons are directory on the right side of latest entries list. Here are the newest three.

Klonopin style
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Orange style
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Tempreal style
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08/09/05 07:02 - 84ºF - ID#30138

This is why I hate advertisements

So people always ask me, why I don't start having advertisements to support the site. I have about 10,000 reasons but they say a picture says a thousand words. This is an article about a Nagasaki Rembrance Day Vigil in Japan faetured inthe guardian UK . On the page they have a large picture of a woman looking very solomn burning insense for ease the souls of the dead, juxtaposed with an advertisment for gential herpes creme.

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08/03/05 07:51 - 82ºF - ID#30137

Quick Correct Question?

Quick correct is one of the best features on the site. You simply click on the little letter block cube in your journal publish box and viola, the words are fixed. Currently it corrects the following words in any entry.

"The", "the", "and", "have", "had", "a lot", "make", "aren't", "believe", "can't", "couldn't", "didn't", "her", "else", "working", "again", "doesn't", "hadn't", "hasn't", "yet", "he'd", "he'll", "here's", "he's", "how's", "has", "the", "there", "i'll", "isn't", "I've", "make", "piece", "peices", "she", "shouldn't", "should've", "that", "than", "don't", "i'm", "browser", "emlwood", "should", "that", "information"

Can anyone think of any commonly mispelled words I should add?
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Category: events

08/03/05 10:54 - 79ºF - ID#30136

Virtual Reality MicroTheatre

A good chance for you to check out virtual reality as part of Infringement Festival '05. A festival within a festival featuring works of virtual reality fictionand drama; 3D stereo graphics; artificial intelligent characters.

Coit House: 414 Virginia, at Elmwood
Two Shows Nightly at 6:00 & 8:30
Thursday, Aug 4
Friday, Aug 5
Saturday, Aug 6

Suggested Admission $4

(e:paul) made some of the characters and environments for The Trial The Trail
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08/01/05 09:22 - 73ºF - ID#30135

Media Assets Page

Well (e:Shawnr) wrote a great press release for the site announcing 10k entries. We will be sending it out to the various media sources. You can check it out on the media assets page which I am currently building. Right now it's just the basics. The release is there to.

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I am also posting it here for the record.

[c]Elmwood Strip Journal and Lifestyle Network[/c]
Passes 10K Journal Entries in Under Two Years

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – JULY 27, 2005 Local Buffalo community website, Elmwood Srip Journal and Lifestyle Network (aka “ElmwoodStrip.org” or, simply, “(e:strip)”), passed ten thousand journal entries today. With a rapidly growing user base of nearly 200 Buffalonians, ElmwoodStrip.org is set to become as vibrant an online neighborhood as its real world namesake.

ElmwoodStrip.org’s creator, Paul Visco, says he hopes the site will help give voice to the individuals who make the Queen City what it is: “There are plenty of sites out there letting people know and talk about Buffalo’s nightlife or dining, but I really felt like we needed a place where we could be our everyday selves.”

Since the site’s opening in 2003, there have been postings on topics ranging from the local dating scene to racist violence. Other topics such as buying homes in the city, true stories of the NFTA, and the local Buffalo art scene recur often, and users are quick to share advice, views, and, sometimes, emotional personal memories.

“I’m completely amazed by the way the users have taken ownership of the site,” says Visco, who calculates that “ePeeps” have uploaded almost six thousand media files in the past two years. Visco remains a presence on the site and regularly interacts with users, who continue to impress him with their diversity.

“I don’t want people to feel like this is just for the Elmwood Strip neighborhood,” explains Visco, “The point is to allow all Buffalo area residents, past or present, the ability to participate in a tight-knit local community. So much of the Internet is about a global scope—I just wanted to provide a vehicle for people to interact with their neighbors in the same way as they interact with their friends.”

So far the community has responded with glowing appreciation. Donations help Visco maintain the ElmwoodStrip.org server, and users range in age, race, profession and political affiliations enough to keep up a lively exchange. Some of the most alternative of Buffalo lifestyles are represented as well as some of the most traditional, the Lefties debate the Republicans, and, yet, users almost uniformly rally around the site itself. Many users, such as Peter Dunn, who posts under the username MetalPeter, appreciate the freedom to say whatever they like on ElmwoodStrip.org. Peter notes that “the freedom to say and write anything we want” is one thing he would definitely not change about ElmwoodStrip.org.

Walt Turowski, who uses the handle UncutSaniflush online, has recently moved to Buffalo, and writes that ElmwoodStrip.org has been a big help to him and his wife in getting to know the area. Turowski writes, “I think every city needs a site like (e:strip). It is a source of community and information. I think it's great.”

Visco looks forward to serving up journal entry number 100 000, and he plans to keep the site ad-free and user-supported. “This is the thing I can do that I hope will make Buffalo a better place,” he says. “I just want people to have a place that feels comfortable.” Signing up for a journal on ElmwoodStrip.org is free and easy for anyone with a connection to Buffalo.
ABOUT ELMWOOD STRIP JOURNAL AND LIFESTYLE NETWORK:

ElmwoodStrip.org (aka “(e:strip)”) is a free, Buffalo-based online journal and homepage provider focused on creating a virtual commons for Buffalonians: past, present, and from all over Erie County. ElmwoodStrip.org costs nothing to join and provides free community calendar, personal website, personal media sharing, and creative online mingling.

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