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01/17/07 12:45 - 16ºF - ID#37736

Updates For Tonight

Message Replies
Added new feature so you can respond to messages sent by other logged in peeps directly. Just click the post-it icon in their message.

Mobile site comments page
Updated the mobile sites comment page to use its own comment page that take sthe user back to the journal they are commenting on.

Tonight Windows Updated Me To IE7
Windows automatically updated my windows XP development box to Internet Explorer 7 tonight. This mean sthat the era for IE 6 development is over. I will try and keep support for what is there. But dedicated testing and support for Internet Explorer 6 on estrip is over. I will test everything with 7 this weekend.

Bunch of backend SQL updates should make some stuff faster. . . more to come.

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Category: update

01/15/07 05:33 - 29ºF - ID#37704

Major Update

I rewrote 99% of the javascript for the site and compressed it into much more efficient files. Everything accept for the stupid yahoo map loader. I am considering just ditching it as it as big as all the rest of the javascript combined. It won't even cache. I got it down to about 60k of caching javascript for the entire site functionality and then the yahoo stupid maps are another 59k and their javascript does not cache. Argh. Maybe ajay can help with this. For now I just removed it, until I can come up with a better solution.

Now that it is all organized I can more efficiently work on it.

The site should be much faster when switching between journals. One of the problems before was the usersound player was loading the entire song on every journal load even if you didn't play it. So right now I have a button that loads the player when you want. That is what was causing the userpics to load slowly.

There was also tons of other stuff that got cleaned up. On the backend my new system allows me to have really efficient, highly commented code that then gets compressed into tiny chunks of javascript that you download.

If you notice any other problems message paul.


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Category: estrip

01/14/07 04:33 - 30ºF - ID#37679

Compressing Javascript

I updated the system to use the new surebert 2.11 for which there might be some problems. You guys are the beta testers.

Anyhow, I returned the restore backup button which records everything you are typing to a flash storage area on you comp so that if your browser crashes you should be able to click the restore backup button and continue where you left off writing - like it used to be. Wow, this turned out useful as I just left this page in the middle of writing the journal and it was all there when I got back.

The files are a lot smaller now when compressed. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, send me a post it.
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Category: legal

01/10/07 08:26 - 24ºF - ID#37631

Response to Nick Matteliano


It has come to my attention that Bruce's letter to you is posted and it contains personal information (i.e. our last names). This is not directly in violation of your terms of service, however it alludes to what was posted and directly links us to it. I ask that you please remove the last names from this post or I will continue to pursue this matter to my fullest extent.
Thank you,

First of all what do you mean by "my fullest extent." Are you trying to say "to the fullest extent of the law" or are you threatening me?

Bruce's letter (e:news,929) contained no confidentiality statement. My mere mention of your name does not reveal any confidential personal information such as:
  • Credit card numbers
  • Financial account numbers
  • Debit card numbers
  • Access codes, security codes, or passwords
  • Driver's license numbers
  • State identification card numbers .

Its presence is not unlawful, physically harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, or pornographic.

In fact it is not even my mention of your name but rather a duplication of your lawyer's mention of your name in a letter that was not marked as confidential and was sent to a public website.

The letter was put online as a response to my removal of (e:lilgo)'s journal at your bidding. It as the first and only time anything has ever been removed from the a users journal by an admin and thus required an explanation.

I cannot simply go around removing people's journals at the request of outside users without an explanation of what happened for the other users. Without it the site would lose it's credibility as a storage medium and the other journal authors would fear their own writing's being removed.

Frankly, I do not see what you are after considering estrip is a non-profit entity. What are you going to pursue exactly and who? Sarah - (e:lilho) - for going a little overboard writing about her tragic experiences being a part of your life? Me, for providing a free resource to the community where users can write about their feelings? Me, for removing the offensive material without hesitation the day you asked!? Artvoice, for hosting us? Google, for caching the journal entry without your or my permission. Verizon and Adelphia for bringing it to people's homes without your permission? Where does the madness end?

As an interesting side note, I would have probably taken it down if you hadn't threatened me again. If it turns out that the presence of the names is actually illegal I will have them removed. Until then it is going to stay.

Why even bother saying "thank you" after a sentence like "or I will continue to pursue this matter to my fullest extent. "

Please stop harassing me and my community.

No pretension of thanks,
Paul Visco
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Category: bug fix

01/08/07 11:45 - 33ºF - ID#37597

IE operation aborted bug

The bug happens in IE when a DOM node is appended to the body before the body finishes loading. It is lame and fucking stupid that it can't just gracefully die like other systems/errors. It is especially dumb how it really fucks up IE 7 and makes it leave the page.

As is typical with microsoft trash software it give syou no real feedback as to what cause the error or how to handle it. Fuck you microsoft and your dim witted development for wasting my life on such a consistent basis with your piece of crap software. I cannot could the hundred of hours that have been stolen from my life because of your stupidity and laziness.
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Category: estrip

01/07/07 07:40 - 41ºF - ID#37582

Lot's of Peeps

There were lots of peeps in the chat tonight. Welcome to the site all you new peeps. If you need any help getting started feel free to contact (e:paul) or just talk with anyone in the chat.


P.S. If anyone still wants to donate for the memory upgrade chips (e:news,932) feel free to donate with paypal by clicking on the donate link above the latest 12 list. So far (e:twisted) is the only donator besides (e:imk2) who regular donates.
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Category: estrip

01/04/07 08:50 - 52ºF - ID#37539

Server Update and Info

I updated the server but didn't get to upgrade it much. I did however get to clean out a nasty bunch of dead bug bodies that had somehow gotten inside it.

I purchased some more RAM for the server but it didn't come yet so I will have to make another trip over to artvoice soon. Now we will have a full 2GB of ECC 800mhz RIMM chips which should be enough for anything.


They ended up costing (Approximately US $194.96) on ebay. If anyone wants to donate it would be awesome. Just click the donate button above the top ten list and you can donate with paypal. This should be the last memory purchase for this server because that's the max it takes.

For some reason all of these little fruit flies lived inside the server but died. I am not sure what is unsustaining about a hot plastic.


There is still lots of space but I wouldn't mind upgrading he drives to some speedier ones. The ones in there are compusa specials.

The CPUS - all four of them seem fine - the spikes are something from the x windows programs that were running. The server doesn't usually have x windows running.

HEre is the server's new home

This is the artvoice internet pipeline and where the server used to live on the basement floor. I am so glad it lives upstairs now.
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Category: estrip

01/01/07 07:13 - 43ºF - ID#37501

Thursday Night Downtime

On Thursday night the the site will be down for a while after 6PM in order to perform some routine maintenance on the server. We are going to be relocating the server from one floor to another at Artvoice, then I will be doing some backups and upgrades followed by bringing the site back up. During that time, the site will be unavailable.

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Category: estrip

12/28/06 04:48 - 40ºF - ID#30322

New Years and Journal Topics

Hey there (e:peep),

If you haven't written in your journal in a long time, the New Year is a great time begin again. There are some brand new features such as being able to include youtube and google videos on your journal, as well as, a handy dandy multiple media file upload utility. And don't forget you can always visit and use from your mobile phone as well. Just visit (on an old mobile phones) or (on a newer HTML capable) mobile phone.

For those of you that are serial writers, and we know there are a lot of you out there, do you ever login into and want to write, want to connect, but just don't know what to write about.

Well we are starting to create a list of topics to help you through those awkward moments of writers block. And we need your help.

With three low monthly installments of $49.99. ... just kidding...

We are hoping that each of you can take a little bit of your time and come up with some ideas to add to the topic collection.

Here are some examples:

Back on my first day of school...

How I like to stay warm in the winter...

This my favorite picture of myself because...

When I used to be...

If money wasn't an issue...

This a perfect day because...

The greatest accomplishment of my life is...

I knew this person, that was so underappreciated...

I am so pissed off at the world today because...

Add your ideas as comments on this journal or reply to the email that was sent to you about this.

On another note - we are having a new years eve party at the mansion. Don't forget to mark your calendars. Everyone is invited. BYOB.

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Category: estrip

12/22/06 05:40 - 47ºF - ID#30320

New Google Video Feature

In honour of (e:kara)'s comment on my journal about the wii, I have added a new gvideo tag to your tag options in the journal entry box.

It works just like the youtube tag with the id of the video in the tag and makes a google video player. Here is the funny playstation 3 vs nintendo wii video. e.g.


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