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Category: housing

05/22/09 02:10 - 72ºF - ID#48723

The Psycho Floor Scraper

I went out and bought a $20 floor scraping chisel. That plus my new mask makes me a lethal combo for the vinyl tiles.

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Category: linwood

05/21/09 08:43 - 67ºF - ID#48718

The floor Saga

I am helpig (e:matthew) fullfill his dream of slowly restoring everything to its original state. I draw the line at the kitchen. Luckily, our house was pretty modern for its time. For example, it had bathrooms.

It all started with this small hint that it was really tile underneith. I started to excavate a bit and then thought I should look online to see if it is asbestos, considering how much vinyl tile is. Then I discovered it was asbestos. I clearly found the exact print in the 1965 Armstrong Excelon vinyl asbestos floor tile catalog

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Here it is

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First we had to get the toilet up.
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I shaved so my mask would fit snugly. Here I am half done.
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Then I dressed up in my space suit and covered everything in myspace format.
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Then I taped myself in the room so no air could get out.

I learned everything I could about asbestos tile removal and decided to try it myself. It is not that dangerous as it is not very dusty at all. THe vinyl holds the asbestos in and it comes up in chunks. The secret was to use a waster mister and lots of wet newspaper on top while prying it up.

Turned out it made no dust as everything was soaking wet. The problem was the tar under the tiles was so sticky that it made the tiles so hard to remove.

Here I am after I got only a couple tiles up.

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I think it is going to take a few weeks to finish. I am going to try tomorrow with dry ice. I here it makes the glue freeze up and let go of the tile.

To make life more fun, there is a drip in the basement going to one of the water spouts outside and it has no shutoff so we before the drip. So basically we have to turn off all the water to fix it, argh.

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After I discovered it we ended up using the box to hold it until we can fix it tomorrow.
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Category: linwood

05/21/09 06:14 - ID#48716

The shit I am dealing with

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Category: linwood

05/21/09 03:51 - ID#48714

Earth/lung friendly paint

Home depot has this new low VOC lung and earth friendly paint line. I
would probably use this for everything from now on but $35/gallon is
kind of steep considering I don't know if it works well or not. They
should have a cheaper introductory price so you could test it. The
color selection is great.
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Category: holiday

05/21/09 12:50 - 76ºF - ID#48711

Get together BBQ?

Anyone down for a bbq on sunday at the 24? (e:southernyankee) is in town and we thought being memorial day weekend and all it might be a good time to have a bbq?
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05/20/09 10:39 - ID#48702 pmobl

Sushi at wasabi


(E:enknot) and I went to wasabi on elmwood for lunch the other day. We
both got the sushi/sashimi lunch for $12. It comes with lots of fish
and 6 crunchy crab peices. I also ordered some octopus and the sales
girl upsild us on some toro (fatty tuna) which brought my total closer
to $20 which is redox for lunch but it's also rare we eat sushi of
that caliber.
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05/19/09 09:38 - ID#48694 pmobl


I wrote this after my first conscious visit to a hospital. I fell on
a pine cone and it ripped up my knee on 5-22-84. I remember the
doctors picking pine needles out of the wound and saying how it is
dangerous if they got inside. Apparently, I was bad at spelling then
too.
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Category: web

05/17/09 09:22 - 50ºF - ID#48686

Community College Drama on Craigslist

I am fascinated by the drama on the craigslist's missed connections thread.

It all started because of a missed connection involving a bus and an ECC student that the writer admired. It then quickly turned into this over the top trash talk concerning community college. I see no reason why anyone would do this other than to inflate their own ego. I mean why would they even care, especially in the context of craigslist missed connections. The whole point of the site is hooking up with people you made eye contact with, right?

And the guy who wrote all the slander's location says New Haven. What is someone from New Haven doing in the Buffalo room anyways.

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May 14 - the guy in the buss from ecc north - m4m - 27 - Date: 2009-05-14, 7:31PM EDT: we both were waiting the buss. i remember your black back pack. let me know if you know who i am and hopefully you know what i was wearing.



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re: the guy in the buss from ecc north - m4m - 27 - Date: 2009-05-14, 8:47PM EDT - Lately I've noticed this trend of people wearing backpacks and clothing with the ECC logo. What happened to the days when people were ashamed of going to ECC? Come on, you don't even need to know basic things like how to spell "bus" in order to attend.



Paul says: If only they hadn't written "ass whole" instead of asshole.

re: re: the guy in the buss from ecc north - m4m - 27 - replying to ads?] Date: 2009-05-16, 7:26PM EDT - To the ass whole who thinks there is something wrong with going to ECC.

It may not be an Ivy League college, but it is part of the Suny System now. It is no longer some shitty community college. Secondly I think it is admirable for someone to be taking the steps to better themselves whether it is at a community college or a university. Finally there is an admittance exam there, and you do need to know how to spell bus... have you ever seen a typo in your life ASS?

To any of you who do go to ECC there is no reason to be ashamed for going there. Hell I started out there got my AAS and now I have an MBA (from NU). If it was not for my start at ECC I would be working at some minimum wage job.

So I like many others are proud for attending ECC!!



Re: re: re: the guy in the buss from ecc north - m4m - 27 - m4m - 27 (Not a shitty school) - Date: 2009-05-17, 2:36AM EDT - Congratulations! You went from earning one shit degree at a school nobody respects to getting a useless degree from a school nobody knows exists. Doesn't it make you proud to boast about these non-accomplishments on craigslist? So long as ECC remains on your resume, the taint of failure will follow you to every interview and job you obtain. And, even if you remove ECC from your resume, the same taint - or perhaps a more pernicious one, the stench of poor judgment - will be evident from your MBA at Niagara University.

If you disagree, I suggest you to direct your frustrations to US News, an authority on school rankings. Let's have a look-see at Niagara's data, hm? First, Niagara's unranked, in contrast to schools like Harvard, MIT, and Dartmouth. A $35 application fee? Nothing compared to Dartmouth's $220. I see Niagara's not doing much to keep the riff-raff out. But how would you have gotten in otherwise? And look, unlike real schools, Niagara couldn't even be bothered to submit employment data. Am I supposed to believe the school's unglamorous "N/A" is in some way better than Dartmouth's honest 85% employment statistic in the face of a depression? Please, use all those critical thinking skills you no doubt acquired in the vaunted halls of learning at THE Niagara University.

In conclusion, you present a flawed premise. You claim that you have achieved something after graduating from ECC when you clearly have not. Do not respond to this; you'll only further embarrass yourself. ECC is a very bad school and part of a worse university system, given its potential.



re: ecc buss m4m - 40 - Date: 2009-05-17, 11:08AM EDT - just another angry queen that has nothing else better to do than start trouble.
its queens like him that give the buffalo gay community a bad rap... why don't
you old nasty queens get a fuckin life and leave others alone....



RE: The Bus Business - m4m - 2009-05-17, 3:11PM EDT Wow, it's just so great to see that classist, elitist douchebags will take any opportunity to inflate their undeserved sense of self-worth. So you attended some expensive school. Join the club. It doesn't make you a good person, it just means you had an opportunity available to you that others did not. And you're accusing other people of being entitled?!



Erie County Community College-BUSSSSS - Date: 2009-05-17, 12:51PM EDT - With reference to the obviously disturbed individual who spewed unkind things about the individual attending ECC & NU (whether or not they are true), I simply have to wonder who did what to this individual to have him be so unkind and nasty. Sad.




Erie County Community College-BUSSSSS - m4m - (New Haven) - Date: 2009-05-17, 2:46PM EDT Hi, the fellow who criticized ECC and NU here again. I'm not a queen, just concurring with the first person who asked where the shame in attending a community college went. Among people who accomplish things in life, this is in fact still a shameful thing. Nobody ever "did" anything to me to make me dislike either of these schools; my thoughts arise from the few times I've had to interact with graduates from ECC, NU, Medaille and plenty of other "schools," to the extent you can call them such with a straight face, while they served my dinner, mixed my drinks, de-scuffed a racquetball court, or mowed a golf course's fairway. Nobody should ever seriously consider applying to, let alone attending, those institutions.

These lesser institutions breed individuals who know nothing but have a haughty sense of undeserved worth. Witness the individual who utterly is convinced he's accomplished something by not failing out of ECC, he did not disclose where he finished his bachelor's, and then climbed all the way to the peak of academia at ULTRA-PRESTIGIOUS AND GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, THE CURRENT AND FUTURE HOME OF ELITE BUSINESS EDUCATION. Please. I'm doubtful this fellow could have gone elsewhere, as he probably got tripped up by all that complex ninth-grade algebra on the GMAT, provided he didn't drool all over the computer screen first. Who knows, maybe the labor of conscious breathing was too much for him to overcome in earning a decent score. No matter. The point is that not only are these graduates idiots, they are entitled ones, making them the worst kind of people to work with (assuming, of course, they could obtain meaningful employment). My message is simply a ray of light in a dark world where these people have convinced themselves that knowledge is power, their degree is worth something, and a world of riches awaits. In reality, these are directionless numbskulls whose biggest accomplishments will be the accolades they heap upon themselves for joining the middle class, in their view, and ignoring the nagging sensation of inadequacy belied by their resume.

Strive on, strivers. Strive into oblivion. Just know that those with greater native intelligence have already won.



The Bus Business - m4m Date: 2009-05-17, 3:11PM EDT - Wow, it's just so great to see that classist, elitist douchebags will take any opportunity to inflate their undeserved sense of self-worth. So you attended some expensive school. Join the club. It doesn't make you a good person, it just means you had an opportunity available to you that others did not. And you're accusing other people of being entitled?!


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Category: web

05/17/09 08:54 - 50ºF - ID#48685

Wolfram Search is Fun

The people that brought you mathematica have now jumped into the search engine industry. Well not exactly search but more data computation. It lets you query an insane amount of information in just about any field form nutrition, to physics, to language, to color.

Here is a comparison of the popularity of our names: query "matthew paul terry"

Almost all of the results, even the ones that look like text are actually images. I wonder what the purpose of that is, other than to prevent other services from data mining them?

Anyways you should check it out and have some fun.

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or check out his search for "2 slices of swiss cheese with 1 tbsp of peanut butter"

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As a side note I learned how to resize an image using preview. You open it and then go to tools->adjust size. There is no option when saving as you would expect. What the frick's stupid idea was that. So much for mac os and "ease of use."

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Its no only size, you can adjust color, exposure, white balanace, etc also without having to open iphoto, photoshop, etc
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Category: swimming

05/17/09 11:52 - 47ºF - ID#48683

Swimming 2009

While the lake is probaly too cold to swim in still, (e:Terry) and I managed to go swimming at Zoar Valley on Friday. It was so amazing to swim again. The creek was pretty fast and about belly button high on me. You could get in on one end and just let the current drag you downstaream. The current was strong enough to be fun but not so strong that you couldn't stop at any point.

The bottom was an almost totally smooth shale base from erosion. I hope this is the beginning of a lot more swimming but who knows with all the beaches closed.

You'd get in here
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and then float down past here
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and here..
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and then get out there
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