In looking for broadband options, I went looking to see what the state of ConnectAkron was. I vaguely remember hearing about it, that it had troubles or didn’t work out. To my surprise, their website is now a porn site. So, obviously it didn’t work out.
Next week, barring unforeseen events, I will be the owner of my first (real) house. Continue reading
I have now passed the inspection + renegotiation stage of the home buying process. As long as the loan goes through, the house is mine. Continue reading
Barring unforeseen events, I will be buying a house. The seller has accepted my offer and signed the agreement. This will be my first “real” house, though I did own a not-very-good mobile home for a while. It is contingent on inspection, which I will be lining up as soon as possible, and then getting a mortgage. I’m kind of excited, though a bit worried at the same time.
I went to see the art at Akron Art Prize yesterday. Today was the last day, so I wanted to get in before then. I spent some time looking through the many art pieces. I actually read the little description and gave a good look at nearly every piece. There were lots of interesting pieces, but several that especially caught my eye, in no particular order, were:
- Blue Woods by J David Norton: I’ve been intersested in multi-layered transparent pieces since I saw Haley Litzinger‘s resin work. This piece is all glass and cool with light going through it.
- White Goes First by Brian Parsons: I’ve always liked intricate chess sets. This one’s pretty good.
- Just a Random Tree by Kim Ley: The metallic background of this photo really makes it striking, almost 3D looking.
- Frog at Dundee Falls by Anthony Contini: Neat photo with a subject above and below water. I’ve tried to experiment with this in the past, but struggled to get good results.
- Photonic Mesmerizer by James Leverton: Interesting device, computer nerdy.
- Terror of One by Mac Love / ART x LOVE
- Tantrique by Scott Alan Evans
- Planet Akron by Joseph C. Levack
- Color Study in Red and Green No. 2 by Donald Woods
The event is one of Cogneato’s clients. We built both their website and the voting system. The voting system, which started as a web based SMS + website setup and migrated to a web-based phone app (PhoneGap with an API server) provided a lot of interesting experience, some of which I haven’t really had in other projects. This year’s primary challenge was figuring out how to get the PhoneGap part working and deployed, as the guy who used to do that left the company. I took some notes on the deployment part.