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Category: tech

10/31/15 08:27 - ID#60305 pmobl

Ploofy battery

As found in the TV's computer. How did it get this big without us knowing? If our house burned down, would Apple pay for it?

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Category: halloween

10/31/15 08:26 - ID#60304 pmobl

Halloween

Halloween party was a great success. (E:Paul)'s decorations turned out really good even though it was weird to eat snacks in the dark (also hard to take pictures).

A ton of people showed up. I started out with costume of a victim of car culture, and ended it with the cute bears.

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(e:mike) in his natural state.
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Category: allentown

10/30/15 01:57 - ID#60302 pmobl

Couch lifting on North Pearl


Look out below!

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Category: pets

10/27/15 06:04 - ID#60300 pmobl

See you later Basra the tortoise

Basra is now a resident of the Phoenix Herpetological Society in Scottsdale, AZ after 16 years in Buffalo.

This 4:30 in the morning we dragged him out of bed, put him in a dog kennel, and got him on the flight to Phoenix. The airpot cargo man was pretty strange. It all was so unceremonious.

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I felt guilty sending him away - their website even acknowledges how many sulcatas they receive from people who can't keep them anymore. But I know he'll be a lot happier living in warm weather year round. Who knows, maybe he'll even like their other tortoises?

Since we are sponsoring him, he stays in a special area and we're allowed to arrange visits up to twice a month. (E:lilho) you should stop by. It's too bad Phoenix is such a car centric city and so far away. Cross country bike trip there one day?



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See ya later beasty!




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Category: walks

10/25/15 11:20 - ID#60295

Sunday strollin'

(e:paul), (e:terry) and I went for a long walk today. The weather was perfect.

Feeding the beast before we went.
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The mushrooms on this tree on Ferry Street are going to town. Surprisingly the tree seems very alive.
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While we walked down Elmwood, they had a daytime trick or treat going on. I notice there's a lot more of these things going on and not many night trick or treaters. Are parents really too scared to take their kids at night?

The worst I've heard is "trunk or treating" where you go to a parking lot and go from trunk to trunk for candy. If my parents ever made us do that growing up I think I would have died.

Notice for a lost dog ;(
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On the way back we met up with (e:mike) and went to the bougie smoothie place next to the fancy salad place. It was good but very overpriced.

We walked down to Allen Street - look at this art inside the hoarder store. (e:xandra), that rear painting is meant for you.
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Category: trees

10/25/15 11:18 - ID#60294

East side elms

One of the best looking streets in Buffalo is Timon Street. It has a full canopy of elms on it running between Genesee and Northampton. It even has a brick road. How have they survived?

I can't imagine back in the day when every street in Buffalo had a canopy like this.

There are disease resistant elms now . I would love to have one - a big tree that could withstand snow, salt, and not fuck up all the pipes and sidewalk. Especially compared to the twigs the city plants now.

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Category: shopping

10/25/15 11:17 - ID#60293

Good shopping, bad shopping

Saturday was a lot of shopping.

First off (e:paul) and I went to the farmers market. It was good as usual, except for one farm. I need to confirm which one it is next week before I publish the name - but when we got up to get our fruit, the trashy lady was swearing and complaining about something being "fucking sent her way" and gave us a knowing look - I ignored it not knowing what she was talking about. When we finished our transaction and walked away, I saw the only other people at that stand was a family speaking Arabic. I can't believe how ridiculously racist that was and she looked to us for some sort of confirmation. I'm making sure to never buy anything from that stand again.

This put me in a bad mood. Then we had to go to Cheektowaga Target to look for a container to ship Basra and I went nuts. Sorry I was so miserable Paul - I shouldn't take the culture hate all out on you.

Here is childrens' olive oil they have - how could it really taste that different?
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A gold spray painted geode
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And royal tabloid news for (e:mike)
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It turns out Target didn't have a box big enough for the beast so we went to the nearby pet store. This is some shopping I am okay with, because we got to see:
Meerschweinchen!
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and birds
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and Paul looked at orthapedic dog beds (they were really comfy)
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It almost felt like cheating but I even looked at a Russian tortoise. He only gets to 8 inches, and lives 50 years. He also hibernates.
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Category: allenstreet

10/24/15 02:33 - ID#60287

Jones and O'Toole Launch party

Lots of ridiculousness was had, especially by (e:mike). And lots of candy. Congrats to (e:heidi) and Bobbi.

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Category: web

10/21/15 01:55 - ID#60286 pmobl

Let's Encrypt

Sorry, (e:strip) ((e:terry) too), I've been working too much ((e:Paul) too)

For the last couple months I've been awaiting this new tool called "Let's Encrypt" to come out. Basically it allows you to generate valid SSL certs for free, that are trusted by must make browsers. it's backed by Mozilla. You run their open source client (or implement your own based on the spec) which exchanges keys, serves up a file with a nonce, and validates your domain. Some big certificate authority is going to cross validate their certs, and its public starting in November.

I can't wait to use it and not have to worry about paying for a cert.
It doesn't offer extended validation or insurance or anything, but its still very awesome. Too bad the NSA (and others) are still probably listening in already ;)


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Category: halloween

10/18/15 10:20 - ID#60283

Halloween Take I

Now that Halloween has become a month long event, there is a party almost every weekend. This weekend was one at Mickey and (e:robert)'s.

Before we headed over there, I met up with Emily, Mike, Annie and Julie etc at Hardware. Normally I hate it there but we got there before it was a toolfest and had plenty space to dance. Emily got real crunk, hbd gurl.

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I met up with (e:paul) and (e:terry) at the Halloween party a little after midnight. The party was disorientingly crazy fun. Mickey and Nick's princess peach costumes were ridiculous.

Tom and (e:paul)
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Checking out Tom's fur
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