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Category: food

08/06/05 08:29 - ID#32153 pmobl

turkish yummy

On our way to eat at Sahara Grill we passed by the old Sofra. Did anyone else eat at Sofra before it closed? We went once with (e:flacidness) but it was mega overpriced. I got a tiny amount of lamb and a tiny rice pryamid for $16. To make it weirder, the prices on the inside far exceeded the prices on the menu outside.

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Now that they are closed down, the put up a sign saying that it is ideal for just about any ethnic restaurant. I wonder what makes the restaurant so unsuitable for american food. After all, it used to be a soda shop. (E:mike) says that is included in etc. Hahaha.

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Category: renting

08/06/05 04:02 - ID#32151 pmobl

landlording work

Today while I should have been finishing up my thesis, I instead had to attend to numerous amount of landlording tasks. (E:matthew) and (e:terry) and I moved so much crap. There were numerous dressers, nightstands, coffee tables, end tables, a 700 lb solid iron washing machine down 3 flights of stairs. Luckily we got a brand new double size matress out of it, and an end table, coffee table set.

I also took apart a motion detector for further study. (E:terry) and my dad worked on a chair for three millions hours and then threw it out.

On monday we get our first rent money. Hopefully, it will make it worth it.

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Category: estrip

08/05/05 10:14 - ID#32150 pmobl

day of vr with shawnr and co

(E:terry), (e:lilho) and I met up with (e:shawnr) [inlink]shawnr,144[/inlink] to go see the virtual reality demo at the coit house. I think it is tomorrow night too. I made the environment and character models for the last environment "The trial the trail."

We saw The Thing Growing the Trial The Trail and another one called metaspace.

The show was part of the infringement festival. Dave Pape made a pretty cool new VR piece in 24 hours. It mapped out your dancing and made music. It was pretty rad. It was nice to see my models alive. I look forward to continueswork on that project in the fall.

We also got to see josephine and dave's new baby. She is so cute.

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The coit house is for sale for 149,000, it is a pretty great space . The oldest house in Buffalo, the Coit house (built 1813) was moved from Pearl street to Virginia in 1863. I'll post a link to it when I get back to the comp.

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Today I also found all these george bush spray painted icons on elmwood. I wonder who made them.

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Category: estrip

08/05/05 04:34 - 81ºF - ID#32149

Out at the Pink

So for the last two nights I ended up at the pink. One night to hang out with Cassie where I almost died, and one night to hang out with (e:iriesara). Last night (e:rzoo) and (e:terry) traded clothes at the bar. (E:rzoo) ended up in a wife beater and painter shorts and (e:terry) ended up in a frock like dress. I am excited to work with (e:rzoo) in the fall.

We also went to the essex and saw Carrie with the dreadlocks. She still works there. Does anyone else know who I mean? i love her, she is one of the coolest people in buffalo. She lives next to the coop and was telling me about how horrible it was with their early morning deliveries. I remember living next to it on Lexingon and it was the same. Beep, beep, truck noise at the crack of dawn beep.

She also said it looks like a walgreens but at least a walgreens would be able to devlop her film 24 hours a day.

It is so crazy to try and figure out the web of crazieness between (e:joshua), (e:robin), (e:jason), (e:drclorine) and the peep formally know as (e:soyeon). We spent like a hour analyzing comments and chat to figure it out.
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Category: web

08/05/05 12:37 - 90ºF - ID#32148

Is anyone surprised about this?


The Discovery crew have reported seeing widespread environmental destruction on Earth.

They warned that greater care was needed to protect natural resources.Quoted from: No second repair job for Discovery


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Category: nature

08/04/05 02:03 - ID#32147 pmobl

crazy bugs

I also found a preying mantis on elmwood and bidwell, who would thing it's a jungle out there.

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Out at Roxy's for Karoki I met these people who have livejournal's but also know about Buffalo Taxi. Apparently some service that picks people up in rickshaws and takes them around town. Matt Mendo is coolest son of bitch, he is going to join the site. UPDATE: Matt Mendo is a loser and he is ugly. lol. I guess I will say anything to get people to start a journal.

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Category: estrip

08/04/05 09:32 - 84ºF - ID#32146

Comments and Inlinks

I don't think anyone has inlinked gohelp:inlinks since the advent of comments and it is quite sad. It is amazing how many things get unused and how fast things change. Has anyone used their epad ever?

I knew that this would happen when we added comments after years of avoiding them. On one hand, the comments allow people to receive the direct public gratification that someone is in fact reading what they write, which encourages publication but on the other hand the information doesn't necessarily flow between journals as much as before. Imagine if the entire (e:soyeon) art controversy had played out as comments. Maybe it would have never made it into such a big deal! Maybe (e:soyeon) would be here today!

Just to bring inlinks back to life, I will add one here [inlink]paul,731[/inlink]. Wow I can't believe how wrong I was asking for 80 degree weather, now I want the 40 degree weather!
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Category: web

08/03/05 04:30 - 86ºF - ID#32145

Buffaloflickr Photoblog

After I saw (e:joshua)'s to buffaloflickr I wrote to Buffaloflickr to see if they would be interested in moving their blog over to elmwoodstrip.org. I think that our site missions are very similar and it would be great to have someone collecting image sof buffalo on the site. I figure we could move their archives over.

I sent them this email:

Hey,
I saw your buffaloflickr blog online and wanted to see if you would be interested in hosting it at elmwoodstrip.org instead of blogger, as our missions of talking about and showing buffalo are very similar. I don't know if you have seen elmwoodstrip.org, but we are a free buffalo based blogging community that has been around for about 3 years now.

We could easily port your previous content to elmwoodstrip.org.



Here is a quote from their mission statement, seems like a good fit.

I'll be trolling Flickr.com on daily basis looking for pics - people, places and things - tagged with something to do with Buffalo, NY. Got something you think I should know about, it's a blog so you know what to do.

The idea of course is to gather a growing collection of pics and images that represent something about who we are and what we think is important. Feel free to comment below on any of the pics if you think something needs a heads-up, a little clarification or just a few thoughts of your own.

Flickr.com is free and so easy to use. Occasionally, I'll share a post about how other people in far off places and close to home are using Flickr.com to share, connect and build bridges of understanding between people all over the world. Amazing stuff, really.Quoted from: Buffalo Flickr: About This Blog



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Category: work

08/03/05 01:05 - 79ºF - ID#32144

Turning Down Teaching

So after turning down teaching Realspace Electronics at UB and 3D Modeling at Medaille , today I turned down teaching a course on Digital Culture because it just wouldn't fit in my schedule and it was way to demanding of material to start preparing for only a couple weeks before the semester began. I think teaching isn't really a good deal, especially when I have to pay $706/month in student loans. The course subject actually appeals to me but not so much in the format it is presented, as it is a lecture course. I can do it this year, but I really need a better solution fo rthe future. One that at least includes health insurance before I turn 30.

In this case, it's also about the commute. Once again I need to commute back and forth from UB North to Canisius and I refuse to do it more than one time per day, especially in the winter semester. It is such hell in the winter, waiting for that bus after the subway or worse yet waiting for the bus at UB to take me back to the subway to Canisius to teach. I can never rely on it being on time!

After weighing it out, teaching this class was really not profitable for me as my salary and contract wasn't even going to change much, they offered me 10 hours in the lab instead of 12 per week, yet I would pick up a demanding lecture course of 25 students, the month before school starts. Maybe I will teach it some day in the future. There is always next year.

PS. If someone were to offer me a position teaching more web deisgn, programming, data management, web interactivity type of a class, I would definately say yes.
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Category: estrip

08/02/05 07:09 - 83ºF - ID#32143

Living on Elmwood

Who here has lived on elmwood previously but moved off because it was getting too expenisve. Moreover, who had wanted to live on elmwood but couldn't afford the rising cost of living on the strip?
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