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Category: mobile

12/02/13 12:20- ID#58405

Phone vs Tree

Last Sunday, (e:paul) and I decided to climb the tree next door at the church. After trying to climb it once, I thought to myself, "I should take my phone out of my pocket so it doesn't fall out and get smashed". Of course, I decide to take it out of my pocket and hold it out for Paul just as he was climbing down from the tree, leading to this.
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The tree in question

So we ordered a Note 2 glass repair kit, an infrared thermometer and heat gun from amazon. First of all, I'm absolutely obsessed with taking the temperature of things.
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89 degrees, so hot.

I used this video to replace the glass yesterday. Basically the glass is glued down with a high temperature glue to the OLED display itself, and can only be pried off with some heat.
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It wasn't too difficult to remove. The glue bonding the OLED to the the glass came off with only 150F of heat, so the display didn't discolor at all. The most difficult part was keeping the new glass dust free while I was adhering it again.

The replacement glass is definitely a knock off. It doesn't have gorilla glass or oleophobic coatings, and the glue isn't vacuum bonded to the display like the original, meaning there's a bit of a gap and flex to it. It wasn't too much work to replace it though, and I don't have to worry about getting shards of glass in my finger. Plus the cost of the replacement was $20 vs $150+ for a new display with OEM glass.

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The finished product, and the flexed spot
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Category: holiday

11/30/13 10:31- ID#58403

Thanksgiving

Full of the friends, family, neighbors, dogs and deserts.

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Category: music

11/30/13 07:12- ID#58402 pmobl

Happy Hardcore and German communists


(e:paul) has gotten the weirdest two songs stuck in my head. The first one is "Your Smile" by Charly Lownoise. It's a happy hardcore song thats so 90s it hurts. But its so much more driving and upbeat than most EDM thats big now I don't even know how to dance to it. It makes me work like crazy.


The second song is called "Jungend Erwach" about young communists rebuilding east Germany. I really have nothing else to say but the lyrics are pretty sunny and apolitical for what I'd think a communist children's song would be.


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Category: drugs

11/30/13 04:15- ID#58401 pmobl

Watch out for that hooch


I found this at the turkey trot. how ridiculous did the person writing this feel when they had to list alcohols "street names"?

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Category: dancing

11/28/13 01:46- ID#58378 pmobl

Thanksgiving Eve at Lafayette

For thanksgiving eve (e:paul), (e:terry), (e:xandra) and Jake went out to the Lafayette for their dance night. The place itself was awesomely done, there were DJs and music spread over four different floors and rooms. The crowd was pretty bro. We ran into a bunch of people including Michelle, the go bike girl whose name I can't remember, and (e:Robert) and Mickey.

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This chick was dancing by herself, with the pole. She was real into it.

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Michelle tearing it up with the hula hoop

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Terry eating Paul's face
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Cray!

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Not sure what this was about
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Robert was drawing on a macbook which was getting projected inside
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and outside on the building next door.
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Someone forgot to fullscreen the video
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Bounds 3 with James Franco, love it

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Category: weather

11/27/13 12:31- ID#58371 pmobl

First Real Snow/Cliche snow pics

The first real snow of the year started yesterday. Snow is actually pretty exciting except that I want to ride my bike to work and I haven't bought new tires yet. I went on a run instead last night, and it was way easier to stay focused in the snow instead of the rain.

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Linwood looks so amazing covered in fresh snow.

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I was stuck driving to work and was behind this ancient truck. The exhaust was so rich I could smell gas in my car. It's so gross that trucks that old are exempt from emissions requirements in NYS.

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I can't believe how bright Richmond is below the Ferry Circle. I realized it before but the snow makes it so much worse. I'm guessing they picked the brightest lights in the name of safety, but I could never sleep if I lived down there.

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Collapsed stairs at Gates Circle. They were either working on them or the fill underneath got washed out somehow.

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Category: random

11/25/13 11:46- ID#58358 pmobl

Postcrossing

A while back I signed up for this website post crossing.org. the concept is that you send a postcard to a randomly assigned stranger somewhere in the world, and then they get it your name comes up for another stranger to send you one. It sounds like the beginning of some lifetime movie where i get murdered, but i haven't so far. I sent three cards, two to a guy and girl in Germany, and one to a biologist out in Siberia.

I know its super old school, but there's something about having physical mail which I never really get, especially from another person. it'd be way easier and to chatroulette but this is kind of cool (and has way fewer old man penises).

Today I got a card from Taiwan from Sheng/Rita? it was pretty cute.

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Category: love

11/25/13 12:14- ID#58354 pmobl

6 months


It's amazing how fast your life can change in 6 months from such a random occurance. I can honestly say I have never been happier. I love you (e:Paul) and (e:Terry).

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Category: food

11/24/13 11:47- ID#58353

Ch-ch-chili

Last night (e:paul), (e:terry), (e:xandra), and I headed to (e:mike) and (e:libertad)'s with (e:yesthatcasey) and Tanya for a chili dinner and some Cards Against Humanity (inaprop as usual, see Paul's post).

The chili was amazing, (e:libertad) and (e:mike) even made a vegetarian bean one. Paul's water, not so much. Terry and I made baklava and apple crisp to complete stuffing everyone.

Paul and Terry and I food coma'd on the floor before we could even plan to do anything else.

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Shopping for desserts and the outhouse calendar we always needed
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Four sticks of butter and three cups of sugar - don't think about it too much
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Finished product

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The queen in her own pope-mobile

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Food porn

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Terry and his mad puppeteer skills

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Giving back Mike's mess

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Royal spelunking - I guess the queen couldn't help herself

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If you got em flaunt em

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Food coma

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Category: dancing

11/24/13 11:15- ID#58352

Gay dance night

Friday night, (e:paul), (e:terry), (e:yesthatcasey), (e:mike) and (e:libertad) went out to the gay dance night at Milkies on Elmwood. We met up and saw (e:Robert) and Mickey there for a little bit before heading over to Acropolis, where we ran into Jesse. I hadn't been dancing there before but the music was pretty good.

Jesse ended up rescuing me from some suspender snapping bros. I didn't really mind after this guy asked to snap a suspender, but he ended up pulling one strap off the pants. Jesse beasted out and told Broseph to step off, he freaked out and his boss came over and started apologizing like crazy offering us drinks and everything.

We finished off the night by heading out to Underground for saddy hardcore as Paul put it. Gut nacht all around.

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Fitting outfits
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My new instagram friends at Lloyd's
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Jesse working it at Underground
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