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11/25/04 02:45 - ID#31458 pmobl

Thanksgiving Day Snow

First of all, yesterday was the busiest day in a week but it started out with a nice surprise. I went to work and nobody was there. I had the day off and didn't realize it. It gave me time to catch up on work from 1PM to 6am. By 6am I was so sick of 3d but the badguy and monkat are 99% finished and skinable. Thanks god, I will post some render when I get a chance.

On another note it snowed today and as I had programmed it, the site snowed as soon as the Nation Weater Organisation reported it. I love stuff that works, especially when you forget about it and then it works two weeks later.

Well I am on the swimming upstream, back to the North side of elmwood where I was spawned. There is a big thanksgiving celebration waiting. Yum!
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11/24/04 01:42 - ID#31457 pmobl

Thank you for writing this

You do know you've already coded this site beyound human comprehension, right? You seem to think if you added some more features, people would come. That is not the problem. You've done your part. Go ahead and code your heart out, but don't think for one minute that's what is standing between estrip and total world domination.



So what is separating it from greater usage in the buffalo area. Is it really just lack of advertisement or lack of interest. I want to know so bad if it is worth advertising more, as it generally cost money. Even the flyers cost about $80.

When their are more people their is inevitably more to talk and read about. I would like people to be more interested intheir community members dramatic lives and their own lives, than of the lives of those portrayed on television. We have the perfect opportunity here to entertain and infrom ourself thus constructing our own entertainment reality instead of having it delivered to us with commercials.

Think about it like textual pirate radio right. It's like everyone has their own station and what is different than most places is that you have a guaranteed build in audience.

Maybe we just need sex, surgery, and death defying stunts to keep people intrigued now-a-days but I really believe that the reality of personal drama is the most seductive of all. I mean that it what gossip is based on.

I think (e:twisted) that you are right about collaborative journals but I question why more people just don't start them up without me having to choose topics. Look at (e:northparkproje)ct . They collaboated on their own initiative, I question why other people haven't collaborated for special topic journals although I wonder what that would do for the individualist nature of the journal format.

I know what would really work and bring a bizillion new readers is something scandalous like a sex journal where people confess true sex stories. How about the first one be something tamer like fiction/story writing one about a fictional elmwood strip seeing as gardening is long gone in our soon to be frozen tundra?

I would like to see 50 new people begin writing, not necessarily signup seeing as we have 116 with words, 172 signed up, and only about 60 that update regularly. So really some of the 50 have signed up, something is just stopping them from writing. I would really like to know what happend to them.
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11/23/04 08:08 - ID#31456

This is so hardcore America

This is the most ridiculous hardcore song about America. I am thinking about collecting as many ridiculous songs about america from all different genres and having a elmwood radio tribute to America, haha.

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11/23/04 04:18 - ID#31455

Call for Float Volunteers and Autos

(e:dan) gave me a great idea, and that is to have a estrip float in the artvoice mardi gras parade . Who is in on that? I need some serious installation artists so we can win the best float contest.

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11/23/04 01:33 - ID#31454

Why is everyone so depressed?

Why is everyone so freakin' depressed? Wait, don't tell me I don't care. Doesn't anyone enjoy their lives anymore? It seems like everyone I talk to only complains about how sad their life is and how everything is so horrible. How about the fact that people in Iraq are having the arms and legs blown off? It least you aren't in a war. Maybe it's the end of the semester, the weather, or that Bush is president drama but honestly I am sick of hearing about it from every direction when we are in general the most privileged people on earth.

On a side note, I wonder why no one new has joined the site? Where are all the people I envisioned, who wanted to talk about their community and how they felt about it. I wonder why no one ever started journals about special topics like gardening and why everyone assumes the site is made up of teenagers when the average age is like 26. People in Buffalo really don't have much enthusiasm about anything. maybe that is why the city really sucks. If you haven't lived anywhere else, you can't even imagine what a prospering city is like. It is totally different.

I am waiting for the big contingency of middle aged woman to join and spice it up. Or maybe a band of anarchist teenagers. How about the business owners? Or even crack dealers, we know our city has its far share of those.

I guess I haven't advertised in months. It would pay to do that but then I keep feeling like it is so much work and I wonder if it's worth it to make paper crap. (e:soyeon) was going to make posters sometime . . . It's insane how much the readership has gone up. We almost never go under 200MB per day of bandwidth but no new writers have joined, outside of those few that write one thing to advertise some event.

Hm. I'll have to think about this more critically when I am done with the other much less interesting projects I have to get done. On the other hand, I am also thinking about abandoning this project all together and focusing on something more commercial. I would have never said that before, but seeing as the growth is stangnating here, what do I have to lose. I mean I have a ton of useful source code, it does what i want it too and if the people of Buffalo arn't interested in free space, web galleries, and online community than maybe the people of another city are. Sorry to criticize you Buffalo, I have loved you as much as possible and you never seem to be very intesting, just consistently more depressed.
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11/22/04 09:42 - ID#31453

My Longest Pause From Writing

Well, I went to the party on satursday night in TO with Jesse F, Terry and I. We had a good time dancing from 10pm to 6am. When we left I was so tired and we had to walk tens of blocks just to find food at 6am. I figured there would be somewhere to eat at 6am in a big city like Toronto, but I guess not. What was most distrubing is that after the party we asked many of the other people leaving where we could get some food and every single canadian said McDonalds! Not like one candian, or one group of canadian, but about 30 individual canadians replied with McDondals. One canadian girl tried to help us, but everyone she asked gave the same answer we got. She is the blond on e in the center and looks remarkably like my cousin christina. She seemed pretty cool. Maybe we will met again someday. Here is that robotpilot clothing ocmpnay they were working for.

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So we decided to start walking toward tourist town and ended up eating at some fancy breakfast place called the Eggs Emporium on Younge st. Somewhere I have a picture of the food. It was yummy but I wasn't all that hungry in comparison to how tired I was. I am still exhausted. I just don't move much anymore, so an extended set of danicng is beyong my bodies capablity with a follow-up of 48 hours of rest. We ended up sleeping in the car in some parking lot where I hurt my neck and legs pretty bad from sleeping really crooked.

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Here are some pictures from the party taken by someone else. We aren't in any of them. I left the sidekick in the car, so I got no pictures myself, which was both depressing and relieving as I did not have to take care of the 'kick the whole time.

I have so much freakin work to do right now. I better get to it.

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11/20/04 04:13 - ID#31452

Important Glimpse into the Future

Bush Says Iran Speeds Output of A-Bomb Fuel
New York Times - 1 hour ago
President Bush heightened the administration's pressure on Iran on Saturday by using his first summit meeting since he won re-election to accuse Iran of speeding ...



I wonder what is going to happen when the two countries we start to fight next (North Korea and Iran) both possess nuclear weapons.

I am so glad this is not me.

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11/20/04 02:03 - ID#31451

Independent Study From Hell

I am almost done with the independent study I started last year concerning second life . I will post the link to the information when I am done with it. The experience I had with tempreal was enough to make me never want to use that software again. I had a hard time getting back into it to finishes the work required but I am almost there.

I found this picture of Jesse and I from that time period. I wonder if we will look like that when we hit TO tomorrow night. I am so freakin' excited.

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I am going crazy without (e:twisted)
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11/19/04 01:25 - ID#31450

Grilled Cheese Industry

I don't knopw if you guys have been paying attention to this Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Mania, but someone on ebay is selling a grilled cheese sandwich with the Vigin Mary mysteriously burned onto it. As far as I can tell ebay pulled it but wWhat is even weirder is that a whole cottage industry has sprung up around it with people selling "I ate the virgin mary grilled cheese sandwich" teeshirts, and icons of mary feeding jesus grilled cheese. It is crazy how pervasive internet capitalism has become. You can find out about it here

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Here is the ultimate virgin mary knockoff product - a plain grilled cheese sandwich. It has 20 bids and is at $5.51 with this story. I didn't make the caplocks they came that way.

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THIS SANDWICH IS NOT INTENDED TO BE EATEN!!!! ME AND MY 2 YEAR OLD COOKED THIS SANDWICH AFTER ALL OF THE GRILLED CHEESE CRAZE STARTED. THE ONLY THING I THINK WE SEE IS A CROWN!!! BUT WE TRY! YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MAY SEE. IT IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!! WE JUST FOUND OUT WE ARE NOT GETTING A CHRISTMAS BONUS SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OWN A GRILLED ON WHEAT CHEESE SANDWICH WHICH YOU CAN SAY YOU BOUGHT ON EBAY AT THE SAME TIME AS THE VIRGIN MARY ONE WAS SOLD THEN I HAVE ONE!!!!!!! I HAVE PUT THIS IN A BOX AND WILL DO MY BEST TO PRESERVE IT. IT WILL BE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL FREE OF CHARGE AND WRAPPED IN A PLASTIC CONTAINER. CONTAINER WILL BE REUSABLE!!!! YOU CAN E-MAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS BUT PLEASE REMEMBER MY CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED IN THIS SALE SO NOTHING NASTY PLEASE! THANKS FOR LOOKING & HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!




[size=m]This site's beginning[/size]
Estrip actually got it's start when my ebay underwear business went under, due to a change in policy about selling used underwear on ebay. It used to be lucritive - so then I made my own site and really got into coding. Eventually, I ditched the profitable underwear sales business for this journal site as it seemed more legitimiate. I wonder if I did the right thing. I used to get like $40 for used tighty whities. Here is one of my sales pics form the site.

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11/18/04 03:43 - ID#31449

Are you serious?

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I just want to know one thing, Why do people hate "W" so much?



How can you even ask that question? I can understand how someone might think differently than me and possibily even be a republican, but to think that you don't undestand why people dissagree with the president is ludicris. Have you never seen the news? Do you know there is a war going on right now? Do you know the ecoconmy sucks? Have you noticed the rest of the world is beginning to hate us and that the world trade centers fell down during his presidency? How about the fact we haven't caught Osa Bin Laden. How about because there is no peace or democracy in Iraq? How about because when haliburton scammed the tax payers of out money? How about the fact that he tried to ban gay marriage on the constitution? How about because the fact that he is trying to make abortion illegal? These are only a few of the reasons.

I am not suggesting you should even think all of these things are bad. For example, you might want to force woman to resort to clothing hangers and drano in back allies. Or maybe you feel that gay people aren't really human anyways and don't deserve the same rights as everyone else. Maybe you even think that war is great and love to see poor people suffer and get bombed while having to resort to eating their pets and flour. But how can you not know that that is why other people hate him? My guess is you are simply retarded or just trying to get attention.
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