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Category: computers

10/05/05 04:13 - 78ºF - ID#32270

Bye Bye Alias

Somehow everything fell into place. I am sure that I want to teach programming the rest of my life. Or at least be a programmer. No matter what language I learn and teach, everything seems to build on itself and it is all so useful. As long as there are computers, I can make anything work that I need to. The possibilities are endless and as I will only use free and opernsource languages, I will never be dependent on the software companies and their business whims. There are so many programs just waiting to be created.

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You may ask what brought on all this excitement. Well, Alias the makers of Maya were bought by Autodesk for $182 million. That is such a small amount of money for what Maya seems worth but basically it is bought in cash by autodesk the makers of 3D studio max. I hate that program, the interface was so freakin crappy. Maya and 3ds are similar enought though where one of them is going to have to die with the merger. I bet it is Maya.

PowerPoint presentation about the merger

The alias website

I have no intention of ever learning 3ds. I learned cinema 4d, I learned maya and to be honest I am too uninterested to have to learn another work flow to do the same thing. When I say I learned them I don't mean that I got a rough idea how to use them. I mean I learned how to do just about everything the package has to offer. I taught them.

I cannot believe that Alias only made $83 million last year and autodesk made over 1 billion. No wonder they could afford to just buy it in cash. I makes me wonder why they did not just buy it before.

I wonder if Autodesk will kill the mac line. This is probably the most satisfying news I have heard all year. So much for industry standard Barry, we should have just stuck with C4D
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Category: subway

10/04/05 05:38 - ID#32269

The Subway

The elevators at some of the subway stops have been down for a long time. I realize they are putting in new elevators but it has taken an incredibly long time to get done and must be such a hastle for handicapped people. I can't even imagine. Here are the official down times.

LaSalle Station August 8 - October 7, 2005
Humbolt Station August 22 - October 25, 2005

They have a "solution" listed on the NFTA website.

Customers can use the "Call for Aid" panel by pressing the emergency button once. The customer shall inform the police officer of their location and that the elevator is inoperable.

Customers calling from the train platform level will be advised to board the next train and proceed to the next station with a working elevator where they will board the #8 Main bus. If a bus is not scheduled to arrive for over 30-minutes, customers can use the "Call for Aid" panel to request alternative transportation.

Customers calling from the street level will be informed to board the next #8 Main bus to be transported to the next station with a working elevator. If a #8 Main bus is not scheduled to arrive for over 30 minutes, a police officer will dispatch a vehicle to transport the passenger.

Quoted from: NFTA - Metro: Routes & Fares



I also found lots of other links about the Buffalo subway system while looking for this info.

Here are some
Official Site -
Inside Metro Tunnels -
(WIKIPEDIA - Buffalo Metro Rail)
Pictures -

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Category: ub

10/03/05 04:06 - ID#32268 pmobl

destroying cars

While I was at UB today I heard some crazy smashing noises coming out of the student union. I thought there was a car crash but it kept banging and banging.

For some reason they were smashing cars. Only in america.

I ate lunch at the Korean place and the visa vultures were lurchng again. The bitch tried to get me to agree to an over 20% interest rate. I told her to fuck off. I wanted to spit on her bt I decided to refrain. If I was on campus more I would set up a stand next to telling the truth about interest and what it means.

I cannot stand how they prey on the freshman who don't understand. They think it's a free sandwich plus $1000. It kills me that the school condones this. I am sure they get a nice kickback.
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Here is a video of it.
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Category: food

10/01/05 10:59 - 65ºF - ID#32267 pmobl

Lunch

Basra and I ate lunch. He ate hey, I ate a turkey sandiwch at Globe.

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Category: food

10/01/05 10:47 - 65ºF - ID#32266 pmobl

Eating At Ambrosia

Two nights, (e:lilho), (e:mike) and I went to Ambrosia for dinner. We got there just as they were closing but they still made a yummy meal. We all got hot chocolate with whip cream. (e:mike) and (e:lilho) got yummy ones with plenty of whip cream.

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I, however, was denied whip cream. I was going to cry but decided to act like an adult. (e:hodown) used to love whip cream. It saved our friendship a couple times.

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(e:mike) spilled his water all in our calmaris and all over (e:lilho). You can see the water at the bottom of the dish.

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Then I got a turkey club sandwich.

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Then we went to spot and I computed while (e:lilho) played on the site via her cell phone. Her and (e:mike) have twin cell phones but seeing as (e:mike)'s mom doesn't pay for his cell phone service, he doesn't have the internet.

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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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