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04/28/05 03:51 - ID#31889

SVG support and tablet PCs

Mozilla announced that Firefox will natively support SVG in firefox 1.1! SVG stands for scalable vector graphics and is an open standard created by adobe to allow for use of vector graphics on a standard web page that can be controlled via javascript. It is like flash notepad style. You can already get an SVG enable version of firefox here

You have to remember to actually enable it by going to about:config in the browser and then change scg enable from false to true. So far it works great.

I also ordered a pen tablet PC off ebay. I wanted to try one out and it was really cheap. Maybe I shouldn't stay up so late anymore. I think I can sell it for more after checking it out. It is only 500mhz but comes with a color screen and a serial port. Maybe now if jesse would just pay me for the powerbook parts!!

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04/28/05 02:12 - ID#31888

Social Evening - Last poetry class

My last poetry class was finished with a dinner at Biblios, a lebanese restaurant somewhere off of campbell road near millersport. The food was tasty and not too expensive. I met people from Squeaky Wheel and got to have a conversation with Steffan. He said to (e:shawnr) and I - You know the feeling when you workout and then you go shower but your heart is still racing and you are all sweaty afterwards. I have no idea how that feels. I doubt shawn does either. I seriously don't ever excerise, maybe I should try it sometime. I guess it is supposed to be healthy but somehow, everytime I try and excercise, I end up hurting myself and deciding it is an unnecessary danger.

I love how (e:shawnr) is always trying to promote the site. It is so nice to hear someone else promote it. I should start some awards program for bringing in new writers! I hate promoting it myself because it is my project and then I feel like I am bragging about it but when someone else promotes it, it is just nice. By the way, there is plenty of room for lots of new people now, and if I get the job I will buy a T1 in celebration and have even more space.

After dinner I droped people off and ended up at (e:robin) 's . She is sick, just like liz. I hope I don't catch it. They were all going to the pink but I decided against hanging out with sick people. It just sounded too dangerous and I had to pick up (e:terry) at 1:20am anyways.

Tomorrow is a busy day. Install Linux on the new server, plan my interview lesson, visit the gallery space, teach a class, meet with jesse and finish the radio thing. One week left of grad school. It seems totally unreal.
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04/27/05 07:25 - ID#31887 pmobl

Joerg Piringer

He is so much like (e:terry) . He even looks and acts more like him than terry's brother. He is part of a band than performs live using instruments all made out of vegtables.
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04/27/05 06:16 - ID#31886 pmobl

Art or escape?

Here I am watching this amazing austrian sound poet when the fire alarm goes off. The apocalyptic fire alarm noise blends in so well with the language remix that everyone ignores it. The room is made of 100% plastic fibre. Will I finally become a cyrborg, when the controls melt to my skin? No one is leaving, it kind of feels like the moment when no one believed the titanic was sinking. At least I imagine.

Maybe joerg piringer is playing our final tune? Maybe - vielleicht, maybe vielleicht?

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04/27/05 02:56 - ID#31885

Laywers Call

So some lawyers called in regards to my PC magazine article [inlink]paul,3253[/inlink]. Both of the lawyers were former employees of the federal trade commission looking to get information about how the Adobe Macromedia merger would stifle competition and innovation. They wanted to know exactly how their software overlapped and where it didn't.

afterwards I was talking with Ben and he compared it to a merger between marvel and dc or pepsi and coke. It is true. What is going to happen to graphics design. Will a company like correl pick up a new position or will all competition be squashed. I mean what if these weren't graphic design companies. What if they were telecoms or stores. Would the government let the merger happen. Probably.

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04/27/05 12:53 - ID#31884

Wow, I can't believe that

I found this quote on my thesis advisors web journal. He is great, I hope to be able to work with him in the future. I seriously can't believe that the other professor would say this, even if he felt that way. It just seems so totally unprofessional. I am glad I work at a liberal arts school where they still care about teaching.

A couple of weeks ago a group of students complained that a colleague of mine (also pre-tenure) started out a class by telling the students that he "got paid to do research" and that teaching was just something he had to get through. That seems like an odd thing to think, let alone to say, but it's part of the mantra here, and I suspect at many top research universities. I also got into this because I like research, but why would you become a professor if you weren't going to work at becoming a good one?Quoted from: Alex Halavais

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04/26/05 09:15 - ID#31883

Joerg Piringer and Mr saniflush

An interesting sound poet/audio visual artist is coming to Ub tomorrow. He is from Germany. you can visit his site at

it's at 5:30 in Center for the Arts Room 232

(e:shawnr) and I will be there

Well, with all this talk of circumcision [inlink]shawnr,79[/inlink], I decided I should throw in my two sense. Contrary to everyone else it seems, I am circumcized and totally fine with it. I mean, I guess it seems cruel but I don't feel any less because of it and I seriously don't even mind it. I guess in theory I should mind it as I had no choice in the matter. However, I even kind of like the line. Okay enough of that.

(e:uncutsaniflush) [inlink]uncutsaniflush,50[/inlink], I guess I also thought that your username was about being uncut, lol. I guess (e:shawnr) did too . So what is it about, how did you pick that name?
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04/26/05 05:21 - ID#31882 pmobl

Last Tuesday

I have always hated Tuesdays my whole life. I think it stems back to when I was a kid and my mom would be gone on Tuesdays to volunteer fpr call for action. That meant my dad was the cook, and that meant we would eat spam or fried bologna.

I just never got to liking tuesdays and this year was the worst. Lots of commuting for a generally boring day. Today marked the last tuesday of grad school in the classroom and the last tuesday commute to North campus. Next week we meet at the space and then it's over.


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04/26/05 09:34 - ID#31881

Radio Freq Aware Clothing FiveV

My radio frequency aware clothing project is starting to work a little after like 50 hours of trial and error. In the future I need to look into classes and professor support for I enroll. Oh right, I am done after this - at least for now. I am sure someday it will be necessary to become Dr. Visco.

The problme exists that without a specialiized message the clothing itself basically just says I am here. Which would be fine if no one else was using that frequency but I have a feeeling that we won't be the only ones at the show broadcasting at 315mhz.
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04/26/05 09:34 - ID#31880

Has anyone heard of this?

lately i've been using the "touch your key to your chin so your body acts as an antenna" trick to increase the range of the car key remote control. by itself, the remote is usually reliable only to about 30 feet or so, but with the "chin antenna" i've been locking, opening windows, etc. from well over 50 feet away.

tonight i parked my car on the rooftop of my apartment complex's parking garage (6th floor), but when i got back to my 8th floor apartment i couldn't remember if i had locked up or not. i really didn't want to go all the way back to the car to check.... i looked out my window and could see my car parked in the distance, so i said what the hell, pressed the key tip firmly to my chin, hit the lock button... and saw the car's interior lights turn on! talk about range... i'd estimate the car is between 150ft to 200ft away, and through my apartment's closed windows no less. the power of the key's RF transmtter (as well as the sensitivity of the car's receiver) is quite impressive, and the chin antenna really does the trick. saved me a good 10 minutes going all the way to the car (and btw, i think i had locked it after all. )Quoted from: bimmerfest - BMW Forums - wow! chin "antenna" trick really works...

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