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Good Start Today

Walking to the Blue Line, I passed by what used to be the Daily Grind (at least, I think that was what it was called). Primer location, on the trisection of Milwaukee, North and Damen. And right across the street from an evil Starbucks. Well, there was a sign on the door saying that they would be open today, at…

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12 Hour Road Trip! I…. Oh, Wait. Nevermind.

This morning, I get an e-mail from Tim at the University of Alabama. They sent a letter to me, right around the time I moved into my new apartment; I never got the letter. Since they hadn’t heard from me, they assumed that I’d already made my own travel plans. Eek. Well, here I was then, early in the morning,…

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It’s Like Church, But Different

So, I have still yet to meet all the people who live in my building. I know Ted (my landlord) is up there, somewhere. The person direct above me (and I don’t think it’s Ted), has an organ. He/She is playing it right now. It’s soft, and surprisingly soothing at times – and makes everything seem a bit more dignified…

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UT2003

Played several games with the old UT crew. Still not that many who have the game it seems, or everyone’s super busy. Like many, I’m starting to like the game more… it’s a shift from the old UT, but we all need our complaining and adjustment time. I did the same things when Flash switched versions to 5 and then…

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Flash and XML

If you’re not able to see the image above, you don’t have the Flash 6 plugin. This is nothing fancy. The images (Frink and the Q101 logo), along with all the text are being loaded from an xml file. A small step towards making things more dynamic! Up until today, I didn’t really understand that XML in and of itself,…

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What an Odd Thing

There’s a lot of construction going on, on Wacker Drive. Near one of the construction areas, I saw this plant. This thing has been here for at while – I saw it almost every day last week, walking to work. Very cool, just sorta there in the middle of all this equipment and the river. When I got off of…

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Scare Wear, Pics

Alright. Yay for me, for heading out alone. Not like I really talked to anyone else there, save Mike and the girls… but still, good for me. I’m not one to dive into a new place alone, so this seems like a positive thing; that, or a strong indication of how much I care about Chelsea, Steph and Liz. Cool…

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Scare Wear

Michael and Liz and Steph (Michael is my landlord’s all-around fix-it guy, and Liz and Steph are friends I met through Chelsea) are all participating in this event tonight. Billed as a "performative Halloween event," where costumes made my local designers will be on display, and for sale. Should be interesting. Held at The Hideout. From what I understand, a…

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Motivation by Matt

Talking last night, Matt and I decided that we’re both going to write a haiku a day. Our original plan way back when was a poem a week, but we both sort of fell through on that deal (more me than him). So – it’s all about baby steps. Incidentally, I’m thinking about having my students (next week) create haikus….

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My Body is…

just a complicated mechanism for processing coffee. Twitchy and full of energy, and remarkably energetic in my energeticness. Ohhh boy. This is not a good sign.

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Who Are You?

I was thinking about this earlier today. Most of the people I know who visit this site are friends, people I’ve known or who I’ve met online. The chances of you visiting this page, without knowing who I am (to some degree) is slim. However, I tend to forget all those who I’ve either given this address out to –…

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Flash Monkeys: Your Opinions

So I’m leading this Flash MX workshop in little over a week. And I spent most of today developing a step-by-step walkthrough for some of the basics. If you wouldn’t mind taking a peek at this word document outlining our first class, I’d appreciate any feedback. Am I missing anything? Any glaring errors? Suggestions? I’ve got most of the week…

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