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Category: birthday

08/31/16 10:38 - ID#60639 pmobl

Happy birthday e:mike


I hope your birthday was 360 degrees of awesomeness.

We went and had delicious food and cake from Maria.

We discovered Women's Day after dark. it's only a three pages so apparently women aren't supposed to stay up.

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Category: bikes

08/30/16 11:45 - ID#60636 pmobl

Bright lights, big duck

Has anyone else been down the new bike lanes on Niagara at night? I rode down last Friday night.

I love the green paint and the general quality of the pavement. Especially compared to what it was before.

But the LED streetlamps are blinding, especially coming on and off the dark streets on the west side. There's no trees to limit the glare either. I really wish they would either tone them down or pick a warmer color temperature, instead of putting a sodium lamps wattage into a white LED. It's really the same problem on Ohio Street too but much less traffic.

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Then I saw the giant duck down at Canalside. Even at midnight people were lining up to take pictures of it.

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But by yesterday it was already gone ;(
I stole this picture from (e:czarkasm)'s facebook. Who knew it would goatse everyone on the way out?


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Category: computer

08/30/16 11:43 - ID#60635

Terry's new battle station

The new battlestation is complete and (e:terry) is warcrafting. He and I assembled it together last night.

We spent hours debating the parts and I spent hours more deal hunting.

The parts include a
  • Nvidia GeForce 1080,
  • 4 core, 8 with i7 6700k, unlocked
  • Gigabyte motherboard with configurable timing and voltages for overclocking
  • A ridiculously heavy but silent case (Fractal R5)
  • 16 GB of 3000MHz ram
  • 500 GB SATA SSD.
  • and a gold level efficency power supply (550W and completely modular). The modular power cables along with the hidden cabling channel in the case made the build amazingly clean on the inside.
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I am 100% sure it is complete overkill for WoW (you know it, (e:yesthatcasey)). But maybe Terry will come across other intense games. Or (e:paul) and I can learn how to do some machine learning on the GPU, I could learn how to render something etc.

I have to admit even though it was pricey it was less than a nice laptop, and almost $1000 less then a much less powerful Macbook Pro. It seems like it'd be nicer to use a Linux chromebook as a thin client and have a beefy upgradeable tower to offload intense work remotely.

I installed Windows 10 on it, but left a ~70GB partition for a future Fedora installation - I can't imagine it'll be free for a little bit ;)

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Category: birthday

08/28/16 06:42 - ID#60627

Happy birthday e:terry

Happy birthday to the smartest, sexiest, squiggliest otter I know. Here's to another amazing year - love ya! 😘

Hope you had a good day, from the party til we stuffed our faces with cheesy nachos.

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Category: dancing

08/25/16 03:37 - ID#60626

Honcho campout

Last Thursday we went down to the Honcho campout. It was essentially the Pittsburgh party times 10 on top of a mountain in West Virginia (e:joe,59525).

It took us about 5 hours to drive down not counting a stop at an Indian restaurant in PA called Cafe Dehli.

It was rural. Like, an hour driving up twisty single lane, half washed out mountain roads rural. Despite that the campground itself was glamping. A pool, bar, "barn". $16 buffet - I'm glad we brought our own food.

Butts and boy and fur.

The event itself was full of the friendliest furriest sweatiest gayest gays I've ever seen. Maybe it was because nobody knew each other but the judgement was almost non-existent. People danced for days. The pool was human soup. Everyone just wanted a hedonistic good time. People just came up and chatted. Cell phones were practially non-existent.

On one hand I wish (e:uchina) could have come because she would have loved it. On the otherhand a weekend of just million other gays is pretty fun. Even if we had to retreat to our mountain campsite to take a break from it sometimes. Maybe we can just sneak her in next year.

This is Bones. He lived with the owners in the house next to our site. He was the best cat I ever met.
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The mountainous overlook over the pool.
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Category: food

08/25/16 03:35 - ID#60625

Teryiaki tempeh

(e:terry) and I made this delicious teryiaki tempeh, with steamed broccoli, white rice and purple cabbage.

It only took ~20 minutes to make, including prep. the recipe: Here's a link to the recipe.
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Category: hiking

08/17/16 12:10 - ID#60624

Mudbaths in Zoar Valley

We went down to Zoar Valley this weekend.

It must have been raining down south because the creek and the hills are a mudbath. I still swam in it. It felt so good.

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We attempted to go down Point Peter but the water was too high at the bottom. So it was a climb right back up.
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Lookin' skeptical
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Our new pet Philip
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The best part of Zoar to me is the way the water flows over and fractures the shale. A mix of engineered looking edges and channels with worn and cracked stone. I could watch the water run all day.
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Jungle boys
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Category: allentown

08/17/16 12:07 - ID#60623

Someone lost an arm

If you need it, it's shredded in the abandoned building on Allen.

I don't know how this building is still nothing with everything else that changes around it.

Speculators and and flippers are the worst.

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Category: bikes

08/17/16 12:05 - ID#60622

Skiballs at Pocketeer

Fwendsday night bike ride took (e:terry) and I out to West Seneca. There were about 5 people on the ride

Down by the river, in a secret rail bridge spot.
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And over to Pocketeer, I've heard about it but this was my first time. It was like a giant adult Putt Putt, just as run down. Pool tables, pinball machines, ski balls, and cheap beer.
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(e:terry) kicked my ass at skiball. I think he won pool with Nathan too. Where was the hustle when you need it?
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chomp that pole (e:terry)
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On the way home half of us inhaled a pizza and purple gatorade.
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Category: quackery

08/17/16 12:03 - ID#60621 pmobl

Ions cures your farts


The floating chamber place on Allen has an advertisement for this foot bath. Sticking your skanky feet in this water and turning it brown cures your flatulence. Ions you know? It's science.

Also they have a pair of red glasses said to cure autism. Only $20.

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