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Category: mobile

12/03/05 12:11 - 24ºF - ID#32376 pmobl

PPC 6700

So I got my dream phone today . It does everything I wanted it too accept flash right now. The pictures are great and the picture mode is so spytastic as you can turn off the sounds. There is a one button take picture and one button record audio button. It has a keyboard.

We went to sprint and (e:terry) and (e:matthew) got cell phones today too. We ended up with a family plan. With eLterry's government discount we pay about $70/month and we share 400 minutes, 100 text messages and I have really fast internet. They have free internet right now and have a month to decide if they want it. I hope they keep it because then they can use the site mobilly also.

Slowly the site is more and more a mobile entity as I always hoped for.

We started the day buying new cell phones.

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I foudn these polish cookies that I would have sworn were Italian. Maybe Nonna learned hwo to make them in America.

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Has anyone tried monkfish before. It looks really yummy but it is expensive.
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We bought another shipload of $400 in groceries. They all taste so yummy.
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We probably should not have watched Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory before going grocery shopping. There is about a pound of chocolate sponge candy under the groceries.

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The one thing that weirds me out about the camera is that it came with this picture on it marked 8/1/2005 but the camera did not even get release untill just recently so what is up with that. Did a developer take it? It came new fatcory sealed fromt he factory.

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Category: bable

12/01/05 09:08 - 33ºF - ID#32375

Dog Poop on Lilho

So (e:lilho) came to our house tonight with dog poop on her shoes. I think she should just throw them out. We were supposed to be recording new start up sounds for the site but I got sidetracked when (e:chris) came by with his new PPC-6700 mobile phone. I am going to buy one tomorrow - which is exciting. Because it has a keyboard, a working camera and a really fast Internet connection you can expect that I will be able to finally take my journal to the next level. I am not quite sure what to expect but it will be fantastic whatever it is.

So we got the mac set up in some sort of music studio with the giant Casio keyboard. Hopefully, this will inspire (e:terry) to write some magical new jingles for the site and finally put his music degree to some use.

We recorded (e:lilho)'s dog poop experience as music

::DOWNLOAD SOUND::



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Category: games

12/01/05 01:45 - 33ºF - ID#32374

Hangman

I didn't finish hangman because I got too absorbed in the graphics. Maybe tomorrow.

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--update I finished it but its only a beta and does not keep score.

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Category: estrip

11/30/05 11:27 - 33ºF - ID#32373

Home Away From Home

It is so weird but comforting to have this home away from everyone. Some this little space on the web exists and it makes me feel happy. I relaly like it now that I can see the userpics under the b:war. I makes it feel like everyone is peeking out when you visit the site.
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Category: school

11/30/05 11:03 - 33ºF - ID#32372

Student Underwhelm Me With Motivation

I can't understand why during the last week of school some of my students are grappling with the most basic features of web design. I can't believe that in Advanced Programming DMA 480, week 14 - I would have to teach anyone how to write basic HTML like a select list for a form. I can't even believe that I had to address such basic stuff at this point in their learning cycles. I would be embarassed to ask such trivial stuf at this point.

Have they not heard of google! Only a small handful of students ever looks anything up. No one buys books, and when they have a problem - such as a form not working - they simply wait a whole week until they see me instead of trying to figure it out.

I never got to any of the really cool stuff about advanced web deisgn because I spent the whole first half of the class dealing with fixing all the fossilized errors they learned in the past. It was the most disspointing teaching experience I ever had after tempreal. They basically came from a copy and paste mentality where they didn't really understand anything they were writing, just how to copy and paste stuff from other places. It led to all kinds of namespace errors and insanity. I still have students that are obsessed with procedural programming - they will never go anywhere with that.

I am glad I am moving on to a new place as I am so sick of living in the land of the remedial. Maybe I am just cranky in my old age but I worked a hell of a lot more as a student and a good half of my students don't try at all.

This one student Elizabeth is so great. So really knew almost nothing when she started and she tries very hard and learns very thoroughly. I think if she keeps practicing that she could really be good at it some day.
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Category: programming

11/30/05 04:54 - 37ºF - ID#32371

So I couldn't sleep

I couldn't sleep with the hangman game not being done and the idea of a new cell phone in my head. After finishing the PHP backend, I finished the javascript front end of the game, now I just need to come up with a scoring system and rip a couple thousand words from the journal entries. At least I can now say, (e:hangman) will soon be available for your chat game pleasure.

I think it will be really fun to implement other multiplayer games. I might need the help of (e:shawnr) for this.
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Category: estrip

11/30/05 03:41 - 38ºF - ID#32370

Soon you may have word games

Depending on how motivated I feel over the next few days you may have word games. I spent the entire evening progrmaming the backend of a sitewide hangman game which works off the journals.

It is the first game I am building around the surebert API . Basically the game should be in a continuous state of play when you come to the site. People can guess the letters until they kill hangman or fill up the word. I haven't decided how scoring would work but somehow I am thinking about implementing a journal scoring system that counts for other things too. You can gain points by doing things like winning games, posting images, posting journal entries, inlinking, etc.

It gives me a reason to use all the code I had written for my color coordinated grading system now that I am no longer a professor.

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Now hangman just needs some fancy graphics.
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Category: mobile

11/29/05 09:18 - 44ºF - ID#32369

I think I found a mate

So after deciding that life cannot go on with the nokia's lame camera, and speaking with (e:chris) I decided that I might need a Sprint PPC 6700

The problem is that I am not sure if I want to go with sprint and that the phone really kind of ugly. I need to go check it our tomorrow.

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At first I thought oh how lame that its a window mobile but then I realized that my whole life is about to goes windows style so why not just embrace it.
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Category: estrip

11/28/05 11:47 - 65ºF - ID#32368 pmobl

The Server Has Risen

The server is almost ready for deployment. I had to take everything apart and upgrade. God, I hate my stupid camera phone it sucks so bad that I am going to have to buy a new one.

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Category: walk

11/28/05 04:52 - 62ºF - ID#32367

TB shot for Paul

I took the subway to Roswell from Utica. I was the only person in the stop - it was freaky.

View toward south campus
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View toward Downtown
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I home from getting a TB shot at the place I will soon call work. I find it overly depressing at Roswell. I hope that where I work it will be slightly more isolated from the hospital portion because I think the sadness might overwhelm me otherwise.

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I go my last TB shot and go in for the results on Wednesday. If I don't have TB, which I expect that I don't I will be all set to start work. Walking home from work only takes 20 minutes. I just go down Allen to Franklin and then straight down Linwood.

Although the trees are bare, it is so warm out. All the snow is gone and I didn't realy even need a jacket.

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For some reason all of the businesses at the corner of Main and Allen are vacant including the corner store that was there.

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I always wonder what this staircase went up to before it was the edge of a blacktop parking lot. The address was 295 Franklin maybe.

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I wish my camera was no in 256 color mode!!


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