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Category: nfta

02/27/15 06:09 - 8.0ºF - ID#59868 pmobl

Fun times on the NFTA

I took the NFTA for many years and I don't think I ever had as good of a time as these people are. Especially the guy standing in the front with the girl waist high.

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Category: dreams

02/26/15 02:14 - 7.0ºF - ID#59864 pmobl

Sunny days and crazy dreams

Ever since I started living and working in a two block radius for most of the time I forgot that the sun comes up over buildings sometimes. Even in winter.

Conventus looks much nicer in the sun
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This week I've been losing sleep getting up for an 8:30 MLM class (another story) at work. Since I get out at 4:30 instead of 7:30 this week, it seems crazy bright outside. Spring ( and daylight savings) is almost here.

Speaking of sleep, I've had some crazy dreams lately. Mostly programming related but my brain has been super weird.

Last night I dreamt I was struggling to stay awake and program Squeaky. So I decided to take meth to stay focused. (e:terry) tried to warn me but I didn't listen. instead I ended up with a >200bpm heart rate and I was so stressed I couldn't work at all.

To relax we went to Cleveland, which was so beautiful, warm, had great transit, people everywhere and fountains made of gold. Paul didn't want to go, but at the last second he rode his bike down (for the gold fountains maybe?) and met us on the Detroit-Superior bridge. The sky started turning black and I woke up.

The night before I had sleep paralysis but remember only laughing uncontrollably. I think it was real.

The week before I had a dream I was physically trapped in a surebert framework Index controller. I'm not sure what that means really but that's what I took from it when I woke up.

So close to warmer days and barer butts.

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Category: computer

02/26/15 01:01 - 7.0ºF - ID#59863 pmobl

Media hoarding

Sunday I went over to my parents house to chip ice off their roof that started a leak in their house. It was so freaking thick - I probably chiselled off a foot, and had to get the rest off with a giant torch attached to a propane tank. What an environmental disaster. The pyro in (e:paul) would have loved it.

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Got to chill with Mid too

While I was there my mom wanted me to go dehoard some old electronics for recycling. She still has the old 3.5" floppies we used to play. Probably one of the first games I remember playing was this DOS game called "Barbie Supermodel". My sister and I would go insane trying to play it

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I don't remember ever beating it or getting past the second level. I also remember not having a sound card so the motherboard speaker would just kind of screech the games music.

Transferring data with physical media has been irrelevant to me for so long now I almost forgot how terrible it was. Floppy disks becoming demagnitized and getting that WIndows "Abort, Retry, Ignore" message, CD's and DVD's becoming scratched and failing out halfway through loading, I almost never even use USB drives anymore. Why would you when you can scp almost everything. I'm so glad we're past that.

I did keep my favorite old game, Sim City 4. I usually can't keep interest in most games but little engineer me put thousands of hours into this game. I almost want to play it now. It was to me what Warcraft probably was to (e:terry) - it kept me up all hours of the night.
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Category: gay

02/26/15 12:46 - 7.0ºF - ID#59862

Bear night take 2

After the burst pipe situation (e:joe,59857) we headed out to bear night. (e:mike) and (e:libertad) were able to join. It's really how crazy bear night gets when there's literally no women around. (e:paul) thinks it's kind of how all male social clubs were. I'm not sure about that.

We met beardsly, another Roswell employee. He has the most amazing beard and speaks equally amazing German.
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The whole night turned into a shirts off dance off.

Afterwards the half of the bar came over to our house, where (e:terry) immediately started snoring. (e:mike) came up with a hit musical, <<Goldstar Gay>> (can I post the video of the lead song?)
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Category: house

02/22/15 10:59 - 17.ºF - ID#59857 pmobl

Pipes Burst

Scheiße. The freezing subzero temperatures froze our pipes along e basement wall last week. I've never dealt with frozen pipes before but because it started confined to the lines to the washing machine, and shutting off the water in that line meant shutting it off to half the house we never turned it off. We just went without doing laundry for a week and bought new underwear. (Tightly whities)

When we came back from skiing, we found all the water gushing from hot and cold pipes, flooding the basement. It was so crazy I didn't even manage a good picture.

(E:terry) and I were able to get the water off and shopvac pump the water down the drain. Thankfully we were able to have bathroom hot water.

While the cleanup happened (e:paul) cooked a delicious spaghetti dinner with coconut oil, which we shared with Jeremy and Chris.

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Category: winter

02/21/15 05:24 - 23.ºF - ID#59856 pmobl

Cross country skiing

Today we went down to Allegheny with Jeremy and Chris to cross country ski.

It was crazy fun and not too cold. I love working to climb up a hill and then speeding down. I wiped out a few times at first but by the end I think I got pretty good. (e:Terry) was freaking fast.

We spent most of the time slithering down the snow snake trail, which is black diamond. Alleghany is real nice in the winter. they even have a shack where you can rent the skis and buy snacks.

I want to go downhill (e:YesThatCasey) but I think I'd hate the mechanical part of it.

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Jeremy had an interesting park job in the driveway.
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City living in Elicottviles historic Tim Horton's Lofts
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Category: war

02/21/15 12:32 - 21.ºF - ID#59855 pmobl

Delivering Freedom door to door

The other day I got this text from this army recruiter. I have no idea where he got my number from because I didn't go to a public school.

I tried not to hold being in the military against him because who knows his situatuon. Then I googled his name and saw this picture on his twitter. Its so clichéd I can't actually believe anyone thinks this is cool and would entice them to join. So fucking disgusting, SFC Fink.

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Category: computers

02/19/15 09:57 - 2.0ºF - ID#59849

New Mac

I got a new Macbook Pro for work, replacing (e:Paul)'s old Dell that I had been using. I have to say the computer itself is really amazing. The screen is so high res and bright and it's nice having a battery that lasts in hours and not minutes. My virtual machines start and suspend super fast and it's probably a quarter the weight and thickness of the old Dell.

Switching keyboards and commands from a PC Linux computer is driving me crazy - command + z, x, c, v are all so cramped and awkward to move to from the home keys compared to left control. I can't get used to command + R as refresh versus F5.

I also hate the Apple worship that I feel like is all over the internet when I look something up - if some decision made by Apple makes no sense they'll defend it to the death. IE hiding a "lock computer" function not in System Preferences->Security or Users or even screensaver, but you have to open Keychain->Preferences, enable "show keychain menu on menu bar". From there, you have to click the keychain menu and select lock the computer. How does this make sense?!

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Category: mardi gras

02/19/15 09:56 - 2.0ºF - ID#59848

Mardi Gras and a third place butt

For Mardi Gras, we headed out to Nietzsche's with Jeremy and our new friend Chris.

(E:paul) and I entered the butt contest. I made it to the final three with overalls and a jockstrap before I lost (consolation prize of a drink). One guy was super hot (didn't see his butt) but the other guy had a terrible butt. I'm going full out for next year. Start squatting.


Everyone was going freaking crazy when Chevon Davis came out to sing "Turn Back Time". We were all channeling (e:mike) a little bit. Apparently she was a dick to (e:dianne) though :(.

The night got so ridiculous. We saw emily, mike and a whole bunch of other people. By the end we left to try DBGBs but it was much more fun to go home.

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Category: skiing

02/16/15 01:53 - 0.0ºF - ID#59841

Cross country skiing in the city

On Saturday (e:terry) and I went cross-country skiing, while (e:paul) recorded his reel to reel tapes of his Italian family.

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The last time I went cross country skiing was the back field of Lindbergh in 3rd grade. It took me a block or two to get going but I really love it. It's super schnell to get around Buffalo on skies, way faster than walking. Plus you don't have to worry about assholes not shoveling - you just ski right through. Despite it being near 0 I also was sweating almost the whoel time.

We skied down to the cemetery, down through the park and down the hills in Rumsey Woods. We skied over to Aroma and then (e:yesthatcasey)'s. And then we skied back home with a stop at the liquor store. It's how I want to get around now in the winter.

I only wiped out a couple times - once going down the hill in the park. Terry has a video of it.
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