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Category: estrip

07/12/05 08:52 - 92ºF - ID#32091

e:strip's future after the thesis

In this case I am refering to the code running the site and not the site or community itself.

I think after some time documenting and organzing I am going to make an (e:strip) lite that is totally open source and comes with an installer. It is already pretty simply customizeable, it will just require some cleaning up and some documenting. I mean, for many communities it would be exactly the thing they need to maintain contact without having to program anything. It pretty much just requires PHP and MySQL and what doesn't these days. Wel all the RoR stuff I guess.

My biggest concern is security. I just don't like everyone knowing how this site works because I feel it gives them a major advantage if they wanted to ever hack it. That has consisently been my problem with open source projects. Also, I hate giving up control of something that is so my little baby. Another thing that kills is that I can't stand the fact that people will some how profit off my my hard work.

I know that technically I can make it so that people can't legally use my code for for-profit endeavours but that doesn't mean anything. I have seen so many of my students just rip code off the net for commercial projects and just take the credits out. Hell, I have even seen other professors using non-commerical open source code for commercial projects with the idea that no one will ever know what's going on behind the scenes. It makes me want to kill.
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Category: poetry

07/12/05 06:21 - 92ºF - ID#32090

Deleting Stuff and the Haiku

I am deleting and organizing stuff to make myself feel better. i guess it is my version of shopping [inlink]hodown,165[/inlink] Along the way I found the code for the xml version of my haiku writer. It is the last remaining copy of the code. I gave it a wrile and I got this.

submitted worried ,
about publish able what ,
be to seem want blog .


I think it really sums up how I feel these days. I deleted all the code that used to run the "advertising" module that I never wanted.
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Category: thesis

07/12/05 04:59 - 92ºF - ID#32089

Heat Wave

Can anyone else work when it is 92 degrees out and you thought it was bad in DC (e:southernyankee)

I am supposed to be writing my thesis today but all I can think about is developing new web applications and moving the server. Unfortunately, moving the server is far more complicated than I thought and I am not so sure if I want to do it anymore. It means I would have to get rid of vonage, cancel adelphia, and order a verizon phone line. Then I could apply for DSL but they can't promise any speed until after I have a phone line, but I don't really want the phone line if the DSL isn't going to be fast enough. I really need a solution now I am tired of uploading.

I guess when I look back on this time period I am either going to be really happy about what I accomplished or really hate myself for letting it control my life. (e:shawnr) got me to look around the web some more at what is going on and I still feel like a country mouse developer in the land of the city mice with my stupid VPS.
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Category: friends

07/11/05 09:58 - 86ºF - ID#32088

Josephine has a baby

I am so jealous of Josephine. Looking at the baby made me want a baby. Maybe ten years from now though. They look so happy.

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I also started writing my thesis finally. I have made it about 10 pages long today only 50 more to go. Tomorrow I am taking the plunge and buying Verizon Business DSL service to host the site at home. If it doesn't work I am going to cry. If anyone feels like donating to help defray the cost you can click ont he donate button at the top of the page. Or maybe someone knows of somewhere with some dark fibre I can use for free. That would be even better.

It is about $99/month but having it at home might mean that I have more free time n my life and can also offer better services. The only thing is that I hope 768k up is going to be enough.

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Category: thesis

07/12/05 08:51 - 87ºF - ID#32087

Silly Thesis Paul is for Programming

If programming and designing the site and developing the community was like eating a large delicious meal, then writing the thesis feels like the disgusting burp that leads to a little vomit after you eat too much. There is too much to talk about and not enough interest on my part about talking about it. I might need some of you to fill out a survey so that I have some more background information on why you use the site, etc.

I can't wait till this process is over. I have another 40 days to make it happen. I just have nothing to offer over what the sociologists have already said three million times. Maybe I will have some sort of inspiration. What really kills me is that I spent $70,000 to feel this crappy.
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07/11/05 01:17 - 77ºF - ID#32086

Random Chatter

Haul2k5: yo
paulSideKick: hello
Haul2k5: you seen krust?
paulSideKick: who is krust?
Haul2k5: jason park
paulSideKick: I don't know him, I don't think
paulSideKick: do I
paulSideKick: ?
Haul2k5: are you korean?
paulSideKick: no I'm AMerican
Haul2k5: guess i got the wrong person then
paulSideKick: are you?
paulSideKick: weird
Haul2k5: yeah
paulSideKick: how did you get my IM
Haul2k5: i think i forgot an s
paulSideKick: crazy
paulSideKick: are you in korea
paulSideKick: ?
Haul2k5: no, new york
paulSideKick: me too
paulSideKick: in buffalo
paulSideKick: well, good luck finding your friend
Haul2k5: haha
Haul2k5: thakns
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Category: work

07/10/05 10:53 - 77ºF - ID#32085

Now I have 5 jobs

So after being really angry and hating everything that is Buffalo for a little bit, I now have landed five jobs for the fall. It seems a little ridiculous to have to have five jobs but I guess it will make things interesting. I will be a multimedia specialist at Canisius (the same life sucking dead end job I had for the last four years), teaching advanced web programming at Canisius (sounds fun), teaching 3D modeling at Medaille, being a Landlord, and being the research assistant/3D modeler for Josephine Anstey's The Trial the Trail. Altogther, I will make a little bit more than $30,000 and have no health insurance.

Before all that starts I need to finish writing my thesis and build GF! for (e:shawnr) .
Really all I ever want to do is work on (e:strip) . It is the only true passion I have, but it is totally anti-reality in terms of making me have health insurance and a nice house. I wish I could have a grant. I guess that would require writing for a grant and I am not capable of getting that started at this point, argh. (e:matthew) and I also have this really amazing business plan but putting into action will require more effort than we have ever put into anything.
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Category: mobile

07/10/05 06:34 - 85ºF - ID#32084

Cleaning and Eating and Saying Goodbye

The sidekick II is fried now. It got put in the driveway in the sun and I think the insides melted. So in one way it is good that the bugs are dead. In another way it is bad because I am phoneless and it is making me crazy. I have a feeling it is making (e:twisted) crazy too.

We are having a sausage, gumbo and chicken dinner party. (e:lilho) and (e:terry) are cooking it from scratch. I spent the entire afternoon at Nonna's cleaning out. I can't believe how much stuff we ended up taking. I am glad that (e:mike) wanted everything because otherwise we would have ended up with even more. I am still hunting for the popcorn maker!

Today is the last day of break for me. Then I have to start writing the thesis. There are very few days left.
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Category: events

07/10/05 12:12 - 76ºF - ID#32083

Taste of Buffalo

I went to the taste of Buffalo with (e:matthew) and (e:terry) . We also took our neighbor Katie. It was pretty crowded for later evening. The niagara square area is pretty spacious but the part of deleware was crowded beyond Main Street levels. I wonder what the future holds for the event.

For about $20 I had 7 crawfish, coconut crusted shrimp with mango sauce, two lamb sticks (one piece from rack of lamb), jerk chicken, rice, yummy tortellini from Pearl Street Brewery, and a Sicilian rice ball. I realy liked the Sicilian rice ball. It was kind of like a ball of risotto, battered and fried with tomato sauce. I was also very yummy. Here is a recipe for it. It is also known as Arancini. I never had them before. Although I am 1/4 Sicilian, my nonna never cooked so we ate mostly venetian food with an occasional Sicilian treat my grandmother learned to cook in America from other Sicilians on the west side. I really think my mom would like this one.

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I can't believe how many people waited in line to be advertised by crest and dove soap. Did any of you get any of that free crap.

So I ate and I also worked out today. SoonI will be buff, at that point I will start beating people up for fun, so watch out - lol.
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Category: food

07/09/05 01:57 - 71ºF - ID#32082

Pano's Sucks

Just when I thought that it was safe to maybe eat at scumbag Pano's this happens [inlink]metalpeter,376[/inlink]. Thanks for catching that (e:metalpeter). I can't believe the State Board is letting Pano knock the Atwater house down. I had heard through the grapevine that they were planning on incorporating it into the new restaurant and would have fully supported that. I guess I will just never eat there again. It sucks for Pano's because (e:terry), (e:matthew) and I used to spend a lot of money.

Well, (e:matthew) heard even more rumours about Elmwood that I kept waiting for him to post but he hasn't, here it is. He said he overheard that all the stores from Forest Avenue up to Pano's is owned by Hans Mobius and are planned for demolition to build a high rise condo thing. Then Forest will become a traffic circle with an underground parking area. I mean it's only a rumor, but the more Elmwood moves away from the traditional city, businesses in houses setup to a Transit Road or Niagara Falss Blvd look, the less people will shop here. I mean it will never be able to compete on equal gounds with shopping plaza's in the even expansive suburbs.

What I am waiting for is a GAP and a Ben and Jerry's. Then it will be the ideal suburban plaza expansion and the perfect time to get the hell out of here.

Here is some confirmation about the ownership of those houses by Hans Mobius on the preservation Society page, although I think the text is a little outdated.

I personally blame all this hoopla on the coop. They have now set a precident for knocking down older buildings to build new ones instead of adapting buildings. Even if the building they demolished was not as historically valuable as the one that Pano's wants to wreck, it is still the beginning.
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