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Category: food

07/27/06 10:06 - 77ºF - ID#32705 pmobl

Long Stem Artichokes

Wegmans had long stem artichokes on sale for two for $3.00. I have never seen such huge, nice artichokes or long stem ones for that matter.

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I am gonna cook them tonight.

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The cherries were deliciou and huge too. Must be gentech. The were also reasonably prices for about the first time this summer.

I never though I would owe my parents so much money. I doubt they expected to get that much as one lump sum when we paid them back.

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Category: housing

07/25/06 08:03 - 76ºF - ID#32704

Letter to the Lawyer

The entry before this kind of explains what happend.

Jacqueline,
I tried to contact you today by phone but they said you were out of the office.

Last week we met with the seller of 24 Linwood and he agreed to closing on Aug 1st. Since then we have tried to contact him several times to check on the status of everything and he has avoided our calls. Today we stopped by the property and he gave us this new story about how it was now Aug 4th that he would start moving. Unfortunately, he could not guarantee that as a closing date either. He actually freaked out when we asked him to settle on an official date, and tried to blame the whole thing on us not doing everything in time, which has not been the case.

I have repeatedly asked him why he signed the contract with the July 11th closing date all the way back in early June if he was not going to be able to meet that deadline. He said in reality he had expected to close sometime in September and that the closing date of July 11th is meaningless. As everytime we have spoke he says, that if I was not so naive in the purchasing of houses, I would know the closing it is just an arbitrary date with no meaning.

I had finally persuaded our landlord to allow us to stay until the 15th. I cannot extend this further and I cannot risk that we move out the same day we move in as I am highly alergic to the house in its current state and we also need time to move. I want to take possesion of the property ASAP.

I would like to declare time is of the essence at this point. What does declaring Time is of The Essence require and what are the consequences of him failing to leave the property after that.

Is there any hope of getting in by Aug 1st?

Thank your for your time.

Sincerley,
Paul Visco
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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:
youtube
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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