Hello! My name is kristopher miller.
I am a graphic designer/web designer/property manager/husband/father.
This site is a place where I post my work and write about various subjects. Enjoy.

1st time at a Level 2 Charger

First time using a Level 2 (240v) charger. These thing are super easy to use. Swiped my ChargePoint card, plugged it in and walked away. I was able to use the CarWings app to see the charging status, you can also use the ChargePoint app to check the status. The charger is FREE for 3 hours. When I plugged it in around 3:20pm, I was at 36 miles. I unplugged the charger around 4:50pm and was up to 77 miles. So I got around 41 miles for FREE. Later that night I charged the car to 91% (90 miles) with the trickle charger (120v).

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At the University at Buffalo I was able to get a ChargePoint card at the parking booth. I just walked over to the parking booth and got one without a problem. I was able to register the ChargePoint card on the website in about 3 minutes.

UB has a nice website showing how they support EV’s. I am hoping one day they will have a QuickCharge station, but what they have now is great.

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Your Digital Footprint Poster

Poster design for the first in a series of three events sponsored by the UB Libraries and UBIT. I went with an infographic feel on this one. Clean lines and simple imagery to illustrate how people leave behind a trail on the platforms and devices they use.

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Going 100% Electric with the 2015 Leaf

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So after many months of research we made the plunge and bought the Nissan Leaf. The car is 100% electric. No gas, no oil, no heavy maintenance! We picked it up last night from Autoplace Nissan in Buffalo, NY. I couldn’t be happier with the way the transaction went, I feel we got a good deal. It’s a 4 year lease . I wanted a 3 year, but I had to compromise for the monthly price I wanted.

We were able to get the color (Gun Metallic) and the model (SV) we wanted. It did have the the add on LED Headlights, QuickCharge port, Fog Lights and the Splash Guards. Things I really didn’t need, but were already on the car. This was the first 2015 model they got at the dealership. Getting everything you want in a Nissan Leaf is not easy in our area (not a lot of demand.) You can order it, but then the price isn’t guaranteed when it arrives. At least that is what I was told.

At the time of this post we have driven the car about 50 miles. It only had 23 when we left the lot. The interior electronics we are still playing with, but so far, the Bluetooth, Navigation, shifter and the CarWings app are pretty cool. The car is obviously quiet and it drives super smooth.

I plan to install my Bosch Level 2 charger this weekend. More to come.

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Vidler’s and Elm Street Bakery (Bucket List)

We made our way to Vidler’s 5 and 10 this afternoon. Place was filled with all kinds of toys, crafts, decorations, etc. Abigal was pretty excited by all the toys. Bridget and I also saw some things that made us say “oh I remember these!” haha.

After Vidler’s we headed over to the Elm Street Bakery for some lunch and tasty baked goods. While Elm Street Bakery wasn’t on our Bucket List, it probably should have been. Very tasty.

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Riley’s coonskin cap.

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Does anyone else remember these? I almost bought one.

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Abigal checking out all the bath toys.

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Elm Street Bakery

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Riley @ Elm Street Bakery

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Abigal @ Elm Street Bakery enjoying her PB&J.

See our progress on the Buffalo Bucket List (Kids Edition)

 

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Parkside Candy and Lake Effect Diner (Bucket List)

As part of our family bucket list we visited Parkside Candy and ate at the Lake Effect Diner. Parkside Candy was really cool inside. We bought about $35 worth of candy, so Abigal was pretty excited.

The Lake Effect diner had awesome food and great service. The kids really enjoyed the Mickey Mouse pancakes.

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Parkside Candy when you walk in

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Abigal checking out the lollipop selection

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Mickey Mouse pancakes at Lake Effect Diner

See our progress on the Buffalo Bucket List (Kids Edition)

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H.H. Richardson Complex Print

I finally got my letterpress print of the H. H. Richardson Complex matted and framed. Really like the way it turned out. Well worth the money for the print. Bridget and I have been looking for a nice print of this building for awhile. This one is perfect.

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Gustave Doré illustrations of Purgatory and Paradise

I’ve added 60 plates from Dante Alighieri’s Purgatory and Paradise to the Gustave Doré Illustrations Collection. Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was a French artist from the 19th-century.

View the digital collection

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Delivery+ Stickers

We have a service here in the UB Libraries called Delivery+ that delivers books and other materials to the departments of faculty, staff and students (students can pick up their materials at the circulation desk).  From a communication perspective I really wanted to make the patron aware that the UB Libraries got this material for them. I thought a sticker on the brown wrapped paper would do great for letting the patron know “We got this material for you”. The tagline was thought up by the Libraries Communication Officer, Kathleen Quinlivan. I really think these work. We ordered the stickers from Jakprints.com.

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Empire Shared Collection Logo & Website

I recently finished a website for a project called the Empire Shared Collection. Libraries from multiple library sectors in Western New York have worked together to develop a regional collaborative “last copy” print repository – the Empire Shared Collection Repository (ESCR) – that provides continuing access to a shared collection of seldom-used serial-type materials. The design is a simple one page layout that is responsive. A logo was also done for this project.

The site is not currently live but can be viewed on the staging server.

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Holiday Broadside featuring Robert Frost

Holiday Braodside I designed for the University at Buffalo Libraries Poetry Collection. The image is by J. J. Lankes. The interior features a poem, “Carpe Diem”, by Robert Frost.

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