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Category: estrip

02/02/08 02:55 - 32ºF - ID#43139

100% of server fund has been raised

Thanks to everyone who donated to the new server fund. We have paid it off and it is up and running. It means so much to me that you guys all helped out.


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Category: buffalo

01/30/08 01:17 - 51ºF - ID#43089

NFTA Bus Schedules Made Easy - Buffalo

NFTA - Metro: Routes & Fares - buffalo bus schedule - schedules for the bus in Buffalo, NY

I decided to make a much simpler list for downloading the NFTA metro Bus and Rail schedules as I was so sick of navigating the stupid NFTA site to get the Bus schedule PDFs on my mobile. Its also at a simpler URL, If you mobile doesn't do PDFS then this isn't so great but its still an easier way to load the PDFs on your computer for printing. Because of this I added a jpeg version as well. If you click the jpeg link next to a route, it converts the pdf to jpeg on the file for you so that you can view it with any image viewer. Maybe I will do a plain text version soon, if I have some time.

It sucks that the schedules are in PDF format for most people but hopefully this at least makes them easier to get to. If I have time I might convert the data as well.


Download the NFTA metro rail and bus schedules for Buffalo, NY and save them somewhere

--Paul Visco
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Category: estrip

01/27/08 06:45 - 29ºF - ID#43052

A slow sunday

Looks like no one has anything to say right now. I hope everyone else's weekend was better than mine.


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Category: estrip

01/21/08 10:21 - 13ºF - ID#42971

Switching Servers

There is a good chance I am going to switch servers today. The new one is up and running at my house and thinks that it is - now I just need to switch them out over at the Artvoice data center. Then we will be one step closer to estrip v6.

At first it will just run estrip v5 like the current site but having both versions on one server will make it much easier for me to transition the data between the versions.

So at some point today the site may be down for a tiny bit.

P.S. If anyone still wants to donate to the server fund we almost made it all the way to 100%. Thanks to everyone who helped - your support gives estrip a bright future with a new fancy server.
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Category: estrip

01/11/08 01:29 - 39ºF - ID#42832

New Rosewood theme for estrip v6

I swear its all still coming along. Here is a new screen shot of one of the new themes in the new version of the site. i am not done with the theme yet, but I am almost there.

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Category: estrip

01/05/08 01:02 - 29ºF - ID#42754

The new server

As of tonight it has working DNS, Red5 flash comm server, mail server, php 5.25, mysql 5.0.45 and everything else I wanted. I also have a copy of the current site running on it, an a copy of the new site. Seems like if I could just get well soon - it will be up and running in no time.

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Category: fuckoffs

12/23/07 11:03 - 50ºF - ID#42620

blah blah AOL millions Fuck Off

I decided to start a new category for fuck offs based the messages I get for the site. Here is the latest one.

@ 12/21/07 22:57@ Guest wrote:

why does your chatter box show most recent at the top instead of the bottom? its like reading a paper in Asia. Why follow a conversation backwards? AOL made millions the other way.

The reason I don't copy the AOL chat style is because our chatter box is in a browser and the latest chat is most important, not the chat from the near past. So when people get to the site on a smaller screen or even on a big screen but a smaller window they can still see the latest, more important info from the chat without have to scroll below the fold. Same with a mobile browser, there is no reason to keep having to scroll down to check for new data in the box.

Just because AOL made a convention like that (in a completely separate context - dedicated chat program/versus piece of web site) I see no reason to have to follow it. Should I also have it say "You get mail!" when the user gets a message and fill their inbox with loads of spam?

Secondly, I have no interest in making millions from estrip if that is what you are suggesting and I definitely don't think the chat being the other way is what is separating me from being a millionaire. Have you not noticed there is no commercial aspect to this site?

Fuck off,
Paul Visco
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12/13/07 01:39 - 28ºF - ID#42501

Holiday Potluck tonight!

Tonight's (e:strip) holiday pot luck begins at 7:00 PM at 24 Linwood Ave.

Below is a list of members who have so far confirmed and what they're bringing. Anyone who has not yet signed up is still welcome, just review the list and bring something to complement what's already being brought.

We'll also be collecting canned goods to bring to the food bank, so if you're feeling charitable bring a little something for those who are less fortunate, there will be a box near the entry way for collection.

Hope to see you all there!

(e:jim) & (e:james): cheese potatoes and a big mixed greens salad

(e:tinypliny) (& guest?): spicy potato-garbanzo beans mint-coriander tamarind jaggery street food from north-west India. and maybe raita (a tangy yoghurt dish, just in case the former thing is too spicy.)

(e:mike): mini cheescake desserts

(e:janelle)& (e:drew): lasagna

(e:metalpeter): some kind of cake or pie or ice cream

(e:carolinian): flan and thai peanut chicken linguine.

(e:brit) & gaylynne: spicy green enchiladas (and maybe dessert)

(e:terry): risotto and a cheese/cracker platter

(e:enknot) & Megan: pumpkin soup
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Category: update

12/02/07 07:32 - 38ºF - ID#42363

Epad Discontinuation

I am going to drop the epad in the new version of estrip. I may offer some other substitute in the future but it doesn't look used enough to continue maintaining it. So if you have something in your epad, copy it out soon.
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Category: party

12/01/07 01:39 - 19ºF - ID#42352

e:strip Holiday Pot Luck

Please sign up in the comments of this post if you're coming to the (e:strip) holiday dinner, to be held Thursday evening, December 13th (two weeks away) at 24 Linwood. It's a pot luck, so when you sign up include what you'd like to bring. If you're not handy in the kitchen, volunteer for drinks or something purchased from the store.

We'll also be collecting canned goods to bring to the food bank, so if you're feeling charitable bring a little something for those who are less fortunate, there will be a box near the entry way for collection.

Hope to see you all there!
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  • sina 11/29 05:04 I can not read or write any comment :(
  • joe 11/07 01:05 hey!
  • mrmike 11/07 12:29 hey ya all
  • Linnie 10/17 06:57 Hi Neighbors - I just bought a groovy renovated carriage house on Linwood Ave, and I'm so excited to live in our wonderful city! The large house in front of the carriage house burned down in the 70's. An article I found about the property cited that 'Matthew' on this site had posted a series of photos called 'Lost Linwood" (article was from 2012). I thought maybe Matthew was still on this site or perhaps someone could help me find the photos. I'd love to see the original house and carriage house
  • joe 09/12 01:54 well maybe the fall and setting up my computer again will get me to post regularly

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paul said to sina
I love big gold fish too....

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happy birthday (e:paul)
best wishes for you...

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Happy Birthday! Sharing great art and food in NYC with the people you love, what could be better th...

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Happy birthday, Paul....