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Category: design

06/29/06 11:34 - 68ºF - ID#32677

Design Nixed

Well, I am not surprised but my design got nixed. At first the person I talked to was thrilled but then they changed their mind because it would not be branded with the rest of their site - intentionally. Mind you this is a website on a promotional CD-ROM. Thank god for CSS, its only changing a stylesheet to switch designs.

Still think their idea is great, everyone should order cards from them this holiday season.

My final design.
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Their final design.
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Category: housing

06/30/06 07:12 - 71ºF - ID#32676

Bad Weather, Buying a Mansion

The guy we are buying the house from informed us he has not found a place to live yet. What the fuck? He sigend a ocntract that we would clos eon July 1tth. If he didn't think that was psosible why didn't he negotiate before signing. The mortgage will be ready, the homeowners insurance is ready, we gave our 30day notice to our landlord and the stupid seller can't get his act together.

This is a windowsill in a bedroom

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It's so annoying to me. I am getting very nervous about the situation because they are serious cat scummers and I need time beofre I can even live in the house. There house is coated in cat hair in the nastiest way you could imagine. It is necessary that I have plenty of time to clean it out during the warm months when the windows can be open. When measuring the other day at the house, I opened up a furnace vent and found a cat hair matt the size of about a basket ball. Everything is sick and disgusting liek that. The whole house has that nasty cat amonia smell. NOw I know you all know how much I hate cats, but even for a cat lover this house is pushing it.

The other thing is that these people have so much freakin stuff, that even if they find a place and move, it is going to take forever. This is really bad because I cannot live there while any of there stuff is there. I don't want them to leave anything. Not even a doormat. They simply have to go and all their crap too.

I mean who keeps a filthy litter box in the fucking dining room. It pretty much smells like the cats just piss on the rugs.

I though we would have plenty of summer time to tear out all the carpets and clean but now he is taking his time as the contract said the closing date is July 11th. Then he made it sound like he might be ready in september or something. I am so freakin angry about this right now.

He also took an old sink that matched the house and replaced it with a new modern one. He had to do it for his ailing mother who lives there but he made it sound like he was gonna tak ethe original sink with him. The laywer said he can't do that.

On another note, what is up with the weather today. It was basically snowing with hail, followed by sunny sky. I heard in Cheektowaga there was a tornado, it even flipped a truck

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Hail


Followed by Sun



I also have a cyst in my arm that hurts. I think I am falling apart.
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Category: mobile

06/25/06 09:36 - 69ºF - ID#32675 pmobl

Science and Sky Rises

Visitors to a major science exhibition are to help teach computers how to read confusion, mirth and other expressions. It is hoped that this will lead to the development of ways to help people with autism recognise emotions.

The thousands of visitors to next week's Royal Society summer science exhibition are being invited to take part in research with "emotionally aware" computers designed to mind-read by analysing facial expressions.



and then the truthful part ...

The developers hope that one day smart adverts based on their technology will be able to tell when passers-by look glum and try to sell them something cheering, from an anti-depressant to a holiday.



I hate shit like that

On a totally separate note, how bad was it in the 50-80s on Deleware and Linwood that so many mansions got replaced by really ugly high rise buildings?

It's so weird. It goes mansion, mansion, mansion, super freakin; ugly sky rise, mansion, mansion, mansion. This one is pretty ugly on Deleware but the worst ones are those teal, florida style ones near Canisius High School.

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Category: mobile

06/25/06 04:32 - 70ºF - ID#32674 pmobl

Freakin Pouring Out /Slut Dogs

Went to the Buffalo Hatch again with (e:mathew) and (e:terry). We saw (e:metalpeter) while there and hung out wioth him for a couple hours while we toured around the Hatch.

We went down to the beach part and I put me feet in the water only to look like 15 feet in front of me to see this half burried 50 gallon drum.

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For some reason they have men's showers here. Who uses them? Did you used to be able to swim here?

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I think this should be the univeral symbol for moblog.

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At the hatch they have this map of the new plan for the Buffalo waterfront. There are areas for each ethnic group. Including even new carribean. They seriously have just about every ethnic group listed, new italy, new africa, new poland, etc but they forgot new ireland. Kind of surprised me considering Buffalo's history.

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I think it is really digusting how all the fancy motorboats put so much oil in the water. There really should be some way of preventing this. It is mega digusting, there were all kinds of fish and birds playing in this.
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Went to home depot to buy some stuff for the house and saw these new Disney rooms for kids that have the beds built into the walls.
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Afterwards, we headed over to Target and they have a new series of slutty dog clothes. These clothes are really for dogs. I think it would be great if they had matching owner outfits.
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I finally drank some ultra expensive fiji water. I would have the say it was the purest scam I ever experienced. I drank it and desani and the same time, and it tasted no different. They both have the same plastic aftertaste. I relaly think if it is "so" pure it should come in glass instead of plastic.
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Pineapple plants are smaller than I expected.
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EVerythign that look sfancy at Home Depot is made out of plastic. They even had plastic chandelliers. My thoughts on this is if you need a plastic one, maybe you don't need one.

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Mike and I went out to get some electronic hookups for our old fashioned audio recording device. We are transcoding hundred of hours of audio from our family. I will post it to the web when I get it done.

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It was pouring out, glad I missed the parkside garden walk.


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Category: trash

06/24/06 01:44 - 73ºF - ID#32673 pmobl

Drinking and Driving

I decided to clean the car out today in preparation of the upcomming move to the mansion and found so many bottles of drink in the car. No, non eof them are alcoholic ones but still. I think I have a problem - I need to start just buying larger sizes. Too bad every vending machine and cafeteria only has the tiny size.

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My arms are getting bigger. I am deciding to concentrate of them for a while. I wish they would look like this when I am not flexing.

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Okay, back to cleaning.

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Category: mobile

06/23/06 02:22 - 74ºF - ID#32672 pmobl

Quick Update

Just finishing my lunch break and had some stuff on my phone to post.

1. Good news, we signed one mortgage on our commerical property and the seller on the mansion finally signed the contract. Look like starting July 9th, we will have a mansion and join the Linwood Block Club.

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2. What is up with Genesee Street by Eddie Brady's.


Why has no one developed this area and what is the deal with the old photo gallery glass room. Was anyone in it? It seems like such a viable location being right at the end of chipewa.

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3. Finally went the doctors and and going to get my problems resolved after 5 years of dealing with pain.

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4. What is this kin d of bug, there were lot so of them outside yesterday.

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Category: work

06/22/06 11:33 - 73ºF - ID#32671

Meeting with the Graphic Designers

I had a meeitng with the graphic design team at my work today. They have a webpage they want put on an interactive CD. I think they have this preconception that a programmer can't possibly have a clue about graphic design.

The one worker explained the image size in inches and the other commented, "You will have to talk to Paul in pixels."
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Category: food

06/21/06 04:47 - 73ºF - ID#32670 pmobl

Crappy Processed Food - Spam

Can you believe that turkey spam cost $2.19. I find that hard to believe. It means that a can of turkey spam cost about the same as than buying a similar amount of turkey breast at the deli. That means that some poeple must just like it.

The thought of it kind of makes me sick. It reminds me of this one time I thought it would be fun to eat armyt rations. I am not sure where I got them from but I think I had expired diced turkey in a black pouch. It was really bad, since then i am a little scared of processed turkey.

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What about fast franks seems fresh to you?
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Category: bug

06/21/06 09:38 - 64ºF - ID#32669

New Backup System

The new backup system is more more sophisticated and can store an unlimited amount of text. The problem is that right now the stored copy does not go away when you publish and prompts you to restore when you get back to your journal. This only happens for those of you with flash 8.

So if you publish your journal and come back and it asks do you want to restrore from the saved copy, you can hit cancel. I will fix this tonght as it should automatically clear after you publish By hitting cancel it deletes the temporary backup text from memory.
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Category: summer

06/18/06 10:25 - 85ºF - ID#32668 pmobl

Long Weekend of Family Events

Friday night we hung out with (e:shawnr), his wife Sarah, (e:lilho), (e:thesimeon) and ate at India Gate. The evening got pretty crazy and I ended up buying hotghosts.com - more on that soon.

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(e:shawnr) brought over his Nintendo DS - playing it was fun.



I ended up having a long weekend of family events. On Saturday, (e:matthew)'s mother had a birthday party at her cabin near chataqua and on Sunday it was father's day at my parents.

I did a lot of surebertCom's documentation in the car on the way down to the cabin. 90 degrees with a hot laptop on my lap. I think that constitutes extreme programming.

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Here is a little video of the cabin area, (e:matthew)'s grandma and the fire pit.



They found this well on the property. It was a fun evening although everyone was a little crazy drunk while I had to be the designated driver.

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This morning (e:terry) and I spend several hours cutting the bushes and gardening at our rental property. We probably would have done more if (e:matthew) had joined us.

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We paid $5600 to paint the freakin house. You think they could have matched the top of the window sill.

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For father's day at my parents we played Win, Lose or Draw. I am sure I hate that game. I enjoy drawing and guessing. That is why I like pictionary. But Win, Lose, or Draw sucks. One of the phrases was "Don't try crossing the river until you know if you can tread the tide." How do you draw that?



The answer was "stag party"

Juneteenth - I didn't make it to the Juneteenth festival this year. I had really wanted to go before all the family parties popped up for the weekend. I figure now that I plan on living in Buffalo the rest of my life, I will have plenty more chances, although I guess every year it will be (e:matthew)'s mother's birthday and father's day. To bad there were two shooting events at it. I think that is exactly what scares away people from visiting the event. Did anyone end up going and take pics? Here is a quote from the Buffalo News:

Price said, "More people from other walks of life and ethnic backgrounds are coming to feel this festival is for everybody. They're starting to feel very comfortable, just like we do when we go to the Italian Festival or Allentown - we feel like we are a part of it."

The festival was not without its problems, however. Gunshots were fired in two separate incidents Saturday. The first occurred about 2:30 p.m., when a city youth fired a gun above a crowd. No one was hurt, and police identified the shooter as Pierre Martin, 19, of Buffalo. He was charged with menacing and possession of a weapon.

Between 6 and 7 p.m., two teenage males were shot on the west side of the park wading pool. One was struck in the hand; the other in the buttocks, police said. Both were brought to Erie County Medical Center. Felicia Stanley of Buffalo was working the New Testament Revival Church Tent at the edge of the pool when the shots were fired. While she said she was concerned for her sons, the aftermath led her to feel frustration over the violence.


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