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Category: housing

07/25/06 07:39 - 78ºF - ID#32703

The purchase of 24 Linwood

After work today we tried to stop by the mansion to see what is up with the seller. He has been consistantly pushing our closing date back since July 11th, the date when it was supposed to happen.

This time he really freaked out. About halfway throught the conversation, after he told us the date is now possibly Aug 4th but no guarantee, he just yelled a bunch and went in the house.

I am so sick of him treating us as though we are somehow lesser in understanding than he is because of his age or wisdom. The other two guys would not believe me that he was a staller, draggin his fe3t unitl today. Everytime we met with him they would give him the benefit of the doubt. I thought he was a sketcher from the getgo.

I just need an answer. At least a firm date that he can agree on. Originally, our landlord wanted us out on July. I love how he told us he oredered a moving truck to take stuff from his house on the 4th (the earliest they could get one), but because he cannot give us a closing date, we are not afforded that luxury.

It kills me that everytime we talk about it. He tells me that I live in dreamworld that I actually believed we would close on the closing date of July 11th. He said that is just an arbitrary date they put in the paper. I have repeatedly asked him why he would have signed the contract a full month earlier on June 11th, stating a July11th closing date (with a time is of the essence clasue) if he could not handle it or had no place to live. It ias only two weeks ago that he even began finding a new place. Frankly, I have had it with him so much. I almost want to just pull out of the deal.

Tomorrow, i am calling the lawyer and telling her that time is of the freakin' essence, whatever good that will do. I wish i had just done it before because really there was just no point in working with him or being nice, as I had suspected.
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Category: web

07/24/06 01:07 - 67ºF - ID#32702

youtube, blog media and buffalo blogs

A sidenote: While (e:matthew) and (e:terry) went canooing today, I spent my whole day working on my thesis. I wrote a lot more the last couple of days. It should really be done within a week. I cannot wait to put this part of my life behind me so that I can go back to doing what I do best. Speaking of which did anyone visit and make a gallery

On another side note:
One thing I noticed when writing my thesis is that by the end of the summer we should have about 16,000 journal entries under our belt. Add 14,000 images and a multitude of other media formats.

Why do I keep finding references to wnymedia.net as buffalo only blogging community. I think it is fair to say we beat them to that by a long shot and that our network of journal writers are much more of a comprehensive community then they have.

"Marc Odien... wnymedia.net Dude is responsible for creating Buffalo Blogger Central... In a lot of ways, his is responsible for turning or should I say taking the whole Buffalo blogworld to new heights... "

So onto the main feature:
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The youtube : slogan is "broadcast yourself." I think it is a great slogan for a great conecpot but what I am seeing less and less of is peoples personal broadcasting content. There seems to be a tremendous amount of copyrighted television shows and other copyrighted media. This is deifnaetly going to endanger the entire youtube site. Ironically they were just sued by Robert Tur the guy who filmed the Reginald Denny for having the copyrighted video on the site. Instead of asking the to take it down, he sued demanding $150,000 for each of the 1,000+ viewings that occurred. Youtube then took down the video. AL the blogs refering to it now have a big gaping hole.

I am curious what is going to happen to all the blogs that refer to youtube if it goes away. I never want to make my blog dependent on some outside media server. In fact that is why you cannot link in any external media data on your elmwoodstrip.org journal as I want to maintain its long term storability integrity of the data as a historical document.

One day when youtube away and it will be so tragic to watch as all the blogs that reference those videos becoming meaningless, like pulling the threads out of a quilt. Does no one else think about this? It is like putting all your eggs in one basket. Or worse yet, it goes really corporate, and even though you wrote an entry refereing to a one free video, they then make the readers pay to see it.

Part of the beauty of digital media culture is the fact that data gets replicated and protected through sheer multiplication factor. If everyone posts their video content to youtube and then youtibe goes away, will everything go away.
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Category: mobile

07/22/06 09:39 - 65ºF - ID#32701 pmobl

speedy mobile internet

People ask me how fast the internet is on my phone and I never got around to checking till just now.

I get 605.7 kilobits per second Communications. That is freaking fast.
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Category: buffalo

07/22/06 05:06 - 69ºF - ID#32700 pmobl

A day in south east buffalo

The bees are dead, apparetnly they are stupid enough to swim into soapy water. The landlord later used chemicals even though most of the bees were gone at that point.
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Started out with a trip to the Larking Building to see the Leonardo de Vinci exhibit.

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When they say that Leonardo invented the helicopter, this is what they meant.
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They also had this really nice Rocroft Table that would look sweet in our new dining room. Unfortunately, it is not for sale and says do not touch. Not that I could ever afford it.
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Afterwards we stopped Uncle Sam's Army Navy Surplus. It is the largest army navy surplus store I ever saw although it smells extreemly moldy - they really do have everything - that is othe rthan geiger counters. I really want one so I asked. Does anyone know where I could get one in town?

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They did have these totally transparent microwave radiation protection suits. I almost bought one.

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Afterwards, we headed over to Tifft Farm. Nothing like a nature preserve build on a land fill.

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Category: design

07/22/06 12:59 - 72ºF - ID#32699

Image Smoothy

Want your own personal image smoothy. Just visit my new surebertCom demo. You don't need to be a programmer to mix images. When you're done you can save the web page as HTML or as an JS program.

Wow - sidenote - I just left in the middle of typing and when I got back, the restore backup button restored me my data. That was great.

This one is just from estrip
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This one is estrip mixed with myspace, livejournal, and friendster.
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CNN after saving as a webpage and viewing full screen.
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Category: housing

07/19/06 08:57 - 83ºF - ID#32698

Out By August 1st

(e:matthew) and I met with the seller of the mansion today. We were supposed to close on July 11th. He says the problems were with our lawyer and not his. Frankly, I don't believe him but we got him to agree to August 1st, which is good. He told me he originally considered September which still blows my mind seeing as he signed a contract for July 11th.

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Category: housing

07/18/06 09:56 - 76ºF - ID#32697

From My Lawyer To Theirs

Apparently, their lawyer isn't the swiftest. So our lawyer wrote them a letter today. I just want to move in so bad.

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Florence,

I just wanted to reiterate my clients' position on the above closing.

As you are aware, the contract closing date was July 11 and pursuant to the contract, possession is to be given to my clients on that day.

Further, the title documents were to be ordered five days after execution of the contract and delivered to me fifteen business days prior to closing. Therefore, please immediately provide me with the up-dated search, survey, tax receipts and proposed Deed.

Further advise your clients, my clients have given notice and must vacate their apartment no later than August 1, 2006. We have every intention of closing on that date and taking possession of the premises.

I am urging you to give this matter top priority.

Jackie

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Category: buffalo

07/16/06 11:19 - 78ºF - ID#32696 pmobl

A walk in the city

These bees started a nest in our back door, at first I thought we could learn to live with them peacefully - like with the ants and other bugs. Today they sting (e:terry) and started getting realy out of control. We fought back a bit. I killed some with rocks and terry killed some with soap and water. I called the landlord because I think the problem is getting out of control at this point.

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Sorry about the blair witchiness of the beginning, I was scared. It might be hard to tell but I think there were about 150 of them.

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The traveling barber on elmwood has some interesting signs.

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Baby at rust belt books.
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The mansion they are redoing on deleware. It has come along so much since it was just a facade but I am still scared of the pillar holding up the porch roof. It kind of buckles.

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Beautiful flowers on the edge of an elmwood concrete crack below the old buddies which is becomming a dinner theatre? Seems like they stopped reconstructing a while back.
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Hippiegrrlhas stickers on stop signs why don't I.
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All of the towne houses by the old Lord Chumley's are for sale. What is the deal with that. (e:matthew) sai dthey are all like 600,000. We decided that we want to go see them.
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The side of the buildings.
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What is this pretty house? Does anyone know the history of it? It is right by the corner of virgina and elmwood.
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The chocolate bar on Chippewa seems like it could be a really fun outting. It is chocolate bar with chocolate drinks and dessert.

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WKSE 98.5 is the building right behind our house. I always wondered what that Barn was.
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Category: festivals

07/16/06 01:42 - 83ºF - ID#32695

Italian Festival

We made it out to the Italian Festival. I think I only went one other time since it was on Hertel. I remember the old Italian Festival on Connecticut Street very well. My grandparents would always take me when I was a a kid. But when it moved over to Hertel Ave. itw as too far away.

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The food was delicious. I had fried calamari, fried ravioli, tortelini in vodka creme sauce, peach and raspeberry italian ice, italian sausage, streak and dandelions, clams, and ice cream. I love whatever that lobster hot place is, even if it is not overhwelmingly italian. They have really good seafood.

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They had some sort of Italian Dancers from our sister city in Italy. Sorry the pic is so blurry.
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The fried calamari from Lombardos are the same lame, pre-fab frozen ones that you get a Casa Di Pizza. The ones down the street at Fillippos - were so much better. You could see them actually breading the calamari and frying it. Not to mention tha it was a combination of legs and rings which I prefer. (e:mike) only likes the rings.

I don't know what it is about Lorigos but people were willing to wait over a half an hour in live to get their food. The flyer said they were a wholesale place form Grant Street. Somehow, in my whole Buffalo Italian life I never got introduced to that. It can't be that far away from Guercios.

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Yummy italian ice. It had the perfect consistency and flavor to me.

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I wish I could have gotten more pictures but my hands got so greasy so fast.

How can they always have free ice cream everywhere? Did anyone try it at the taste or at the Italian Festival.
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Category: summer

07/15/06 01:52 - 82ºF - ID#32694 pmobl

Block Sale

Well, it is freakin' hot out and I am sitting in an enclosed car with the windows rolled up waiting to die. I am alergic to lawnmower cutting and some woman started mowing her lawn right as I got in the car to put the canning pot I bought inside. So I decided to wait inside but seeing as its around 90out, I think I only have about 5 minutes left before I die or have to brave the alergies.

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The Dorchester Block Sale is the lamest blocksale I have seen. I kind of expected better stuff for such a fancy street.

On another note, I met with my thesis advisor and she liked my thesis, gave me a couple additional notes which my computer somehow deleted (hopefully I remember them) and it looks like I will graduate after all.

Just stop reading this if you hate your life.

The more sucessful my life becomes, the more uncomfortable small talk has become. I actually have caught myself lying about my life in order to appear less sucessful.

Typical situation - see someone I haven't seen for a while

Me: how's it going?

Them: It sucks. Buffalo sucks I don't have a job or just got fired, my girlfriend cheated on me, and my landlord sucks.

Me: Oh, that sucks.

Them: How about you?

Me: (quick, think of all the bad crap that has happened - blank) I didn't finish writing my thesis yet?

Insert: Talk about the weather or food

Them: Ya, we really need to get out of this town.

My advice is to just wait it out, times change.
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