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Category: downtown

09/30/05 11:36 - ID#32265 pmobl

Friday Night

First we tried to find emily at the Bus Station. We never found her. We left a message for her so that she could find us. She didn't find the note.

We went out to quote for the (e:ladycroft)'s friend's friend $1 drink night. It was nice to meet (e:sbruger). To bad (e:southernyankee) wasn't there. Now we are off to Allen St. Hardware.
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After quote we went to Allen Street Hardware. (e:jesse) bought us lots of wine and then we bought sandiwches. Their grilled chesse sandwiches are good.

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Afterwards, (e:matthew) went home because he hates dancing and we were going to go to the warehaus.

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It wasn't open to the public. It was totally empty and they closed down.

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Last night we went to Groove. I think that it was called groove because of the big sign on the side. (e:ladycroft) called it opium lounge
[inlink]ladycroft,80[/inlink] in her journal.

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(e:jesse) got really annoying and started running away to different places downtown. We spent the whole night looking for him - turned out he ran out to Founding Father's. No more (e:jesse) when going out drinking. Maybe this is some sort of nordic defense mechanism as (e:terry) used to do it all the time.

When we finally got home (e:emilyjane) was there and (e:matthew) had found her. We all got in a giant fight with lots of screaming and doorslamming. I fell bad for emily, she probably thinks we are insane. Hope she has fun in New Mexico. Multiple attempts at taking the car away from the house which I was totally not cool with. Eventually, we all made up and went fish shopping.
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Category: potpourri

09/29/05 07:34 - 51ºF - ID#32264

Random Stuff

Wow, the site bandwidth doubled this month. I hope we can move the server soon.

(e:lilho) has a crush on the guy at spot that everyone says looks like me. If you looked at my userpic and him you might not see it, but with the beard we look alike. Here she is asking for him to contact her.





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I should start an audio shoutout thing for the city where people can send shoutouts from their phone to the web. Why can't I have a job doing fun stuff like that, estrip, the matchmaker site, and the memory network.

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09/29/05 03:34 - ID#32263 pmobl

chestnuts

I remember collecting chestnuts with nonna as a kid. She called them castanian? We would collect baskets full. (e:lilho) and (e:terry) stepped on them with bare feet. They yelled and it made their feet numb.

It's so windy out that trees are falling.
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Category: allen

09/29/05 02:05 - ID#32262 pmobl

allen st

Went out with the school crew at the pink. It was fun to exchange ideas a bit, then I got bored to death and remembered why I never go. I hate having to yell to talk. I miss jesse. I like to eat cake. I want to get together with jesse and eat cake.

(e:terry) says that arab inspired buildings like this one have fancy weird geometric shapes because they are not allowed to use images of real things.

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(e:terry) is close

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(e:terry) is far away

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Category: rememberbuffalo

09/28/05 09:29 - 67ºF - ID#32261

File Sharing for Memories

I have thought about The Remember Buffalo Project [inlink]paul,3883[/inlink] some more. I think that it is should be seen as a great opportunity for younger people to interact with the older people in their lives. Think of it like this.
Imagine the type of faily interaction this will inspire as families get togther and look at the documents on the site. You could even print out the documents and pass them around. The images and quotes, news paper clipping and other media will surely draw memories giving families a chance to share history. But it doesn't stop that. From there the memories can be inputed into the website, opening memories up to the benefits of file sharing.

From there the memories can be inputed into the The Remember Buffalo Project website, opening memories up to the bebenfits of file sharing. What makes it more interestoing is that people can invoke these memories on location from their cell phones downtown.

By sending these memories from the The Remember Buffalo Project to the location via cell phones, the memories are able going to transcend the family boundaries that they would otherwise be trapped inside of. In effect we will be allowing memories to take on a life of their own and haunt the locations they were inspired from.

Like me, I was trapped in a sunless room helping people attain mediocracy all day. Some people make it sort of worth it. But I would like sun.

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At least I got to eat at spot. I am the tyranosaurus. The prices are so ridiculous here. The sandwich now costs $7.25.

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Category: rememberbuffalo

09/28/05 04:07 - 49ºF - ID#32260

The Remember Buffalo Project

The Remember Buffalo Project is the plan for my next big project after (e:strip). Don't worry I won't abandon (e:strip) but it will be fun to work on some other not for profit, life enriching web network.

The Remember Buffalo Project will begin it's year long project development during October of 2005. This extensive media network is being created to enable visitors of the downtown Buffalo, NY area to interact with personal experiences that occurred in the region via a map based interface on the internet and a mobile technology interface on cell phones.

Memory fragments will come from local residents and visitors os the area and shall be categorized by genre and time period so that "memory tourists" on location throughout the downtown area will be able to "peel back time" using their mobile devices. Unlike typical historical and architectural tours, information is intended to be personal in nature.

You can read more about it at the project site , which currently only contains an overview plus list of phases.

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We will need many volunteers for The Remember Buffalo Project to help collect, scan and process documents, collect and process memories, make phone calls, arrange meetings, write for grants, test the The Remember Buffalo Project website, test the cell phone system, etc. If anyone is interested please contact me.

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Category: school

09/28/05 12:35 - ID#32259 pmobl

retro programming

I have started using the chalkboard. It forces them to type. I can't believe how so many students just copy and paste chunks of code without understanding them. It's in the typing that the learning happens.

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Category: web

09/27/05 10:54 - 55ºF - ID#32258

Visco, Italy

I found where I probably came from Visco, Italy Unfortuntely, that little town also had a concentration camp. That is how I found out about it.

On another note I found this thing I wrote for Trebor's class two years ago

I am a second year MFA student whose primary interests are 3D modeling and Digital Online Communities. I teach Digital Media Arts at Canisius College in Buffalo. Originally, I was studying to be a German instructor when I got addicted to computers on the streets of Thueringen. I tried several kinds of virtual "rehab" from but decided to just submit to my addiction and teach computer graphic arts instead of German, satisfying both my addiction and my love for teaching. I am especially interested in the economies of digital communities, the move away from video toward avatars in online space and the social implications of digital communication.



You can find other people you might know on that page
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Category: work

09/27/05 02:40 - 57ºF - ID#32257

Student Lab Checkin Database

My first job ever involving computer coding was to code a student lab user checkin. It is amazing how much easier it was this time around when I had to make one for canisius. I think it cam eout pretty good. It lets admin users login in the specific lab. Then they can check students in. When students check cue up in the checkout list where a fancy javascript counts down the seconds, displaying how many minutes they have been in the room, updated in realtime.

Once the lab assistants log them out, the student data gets cued into a progress report which can be emailed ot the professors.

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Category: buffalo rising

09/26/05 04:36 - 70ºF - ID#32256

Go Buffalo Rising

Glad to see Buffalo Rising got their site up and running. For some reason it is really slow even on my super fast adelphia connection right now. Maybe it is because everyone is trying to see the page for the grand opening. It is pretty cute.

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