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Category: birthday

09/27/16 12:57 - ID#60666 pmobl

Mom's birthday

We spent most of the day working on m parents yard hanging out with the Midnight. He was rewarded with his favorite food, ice cream cake.

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Category: bikes

09/27/16 12:55 - ID#60665

Bike smut

Saturday we did a little more gardening and trimmed the rose bush way back. I think next year I want to clean up the driveway side and then put a trellis for something creepy. Then the bricks wouldn't soak up so much heat in the summer.

Afterwards we went to "House of Hummus" on Hertel for lunch. It's in the same spot that used to be "Mankeesh and More" and a million other of the same restaurants with different names. I don't know if that's a bad sign but oh well.

The falafel was OK but I really think I like a turkish style better, with cabbage and sauces, lots more vegetable options and the thicker doener bread.

Later at night, (e:terry) went to Squeaky Third Party, and (e:paul) and I went out to bike smut with (e:mike), (e:libertad) and (e:chris). Well, we got to Hot Mama's at ~8:30pm for something that was supposed to start at 9. It didn't start until 10:45(!!). Wtf?

The videos were good but definitely not as amazing as last time. Maybe it was because they were almost entirely lesbian oriented. Anyways we left at the end for The Third Party, I almost wish we had gone to that. The Agway warehouse space was awesome and the music was decent when we got there. Afterwards I hung out with (e:yesthatcasey) for a bit.

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Category: politics

09/23/16 12:55 - ID#60661

Between Two Ferns

Tonight (e:paul) and I went with some of our coworkers to the Beakers and Beers event at coco. I normally hate networking and forced socialization with colleuges but this wasn't too bad. The fact that I got three free beers and unlimited frittes didn't hurt either.

I saw this "Between Two Ferns" video of Hilary Clinton today. It's pretty hilarious. It actually humanized her a little. (I don't actually care if our president is "humanized", I'd rather they be rational. Even robotically so.) (e:terry) discussed why she is criticized for being so robotic or bad at speaking. I wonder if it's just because she doesn't have a more masculine or forceful voice like many politicians.


I also read the fucking ridiculous and disgusting statements by a Trump campaign manager in Ohio. A billion words have been spilled about Trump and his supporters but I wouldn't hesitate to think many think this way.


Kathy Miller says


"I don't think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this. I'm in the real estate industry. There's none. Now, the people with the guns and shootin' up neighborhoods and not being responsible citizens—that's a big change. And I think that's the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America. I think that's all his responsibility. And if you're black, and you haven't been successful in the last 50 years, it's your own fault."
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"I think you have a real advantage because you had all the advantages—going to college. You had all the advantages because they got into schools without the same grades as a white kid. So I think that when we look at the last 50 years, where are we and why? We have three generations of still having unwed babies, kids that don't go through high school. I mean, when do they take responsibility for how they live? I think it's due time, and I think it's good that Mr. Trump is pointing that out."



I was talking to (e:paul) today about how so many people who were previously just racist beneath the surface are straight up openly racist now. Maybe I just notice it more on the news and reddit, but I don't remember seeing anything like this before. . A lot of it seems to get teased out and encouraged by astroturfing and sockpuppeting from stormfront/other neo-Nazi sites. Makes me want to vomit.
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Category: buffalo

09/23/16 12:04 - ID#60660

LPCiminelli trash

On the day Louis P. Ciminelli gets a day in court to face charges of state briber -

I had to take these pictures. They have a $375 million project and they can't spring for a real garbage and recycle can for their employees and contractors?

Instead they leave a little bucket that overflows on High Street in front of the Langston Hughes building. The rest of the garbage from lunch and breakfast just gets left in the street and blows around for over a year now.

I wrote an email to their PR department, let's see what happens. If they don't answer me within a day or two I'll share this post with them.

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Category: garden

09/23/16 12:02 - ID#60659

Huge bush

On Sunday I tamed some of the out of control garden, like this rose bush. Apparently it's from (e:paul)'s nonna's house?

It reached the second floor. I like the look of the roses when it has them but it's too big. Next target, butterfly bush, after the bees are done with the flowers.

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We walked downtown with (e:chris) and (e:mike). Main Street is too busy for (e:mike) now.

First we stopped at the Soda Jerk store in the 500 block. The milkshake I had was pretty good. They also were trying out a loganberry IPA float that was not so good.

On the walk down to Canalside we saw this sign advertising poloroid rental. I didn't even know they made that film anymore.

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Category: bikes

09/19/16 09:21 - ID#60658

Tour de Farms

Jeremy joined us for the Tour de Farms last Saturday.

It poured almost the whole day, but it was warm. Once I got soaked I really didn't care about the rain.

Although I've seen the urban farms 3 times now, and the ride is slow-rolly. I think I'll just skip those for the lunch and end party in the future.

The food on the ride is amazing. Some sort of califlower mash, a purple and green bean potato salad, the best corn on the cob and a tofu burger.

(e:paul) and terry took the bus back with Jeremy, but I rode with some of the other bikers. It rained even harder on the way back.

We rode through Alden into Lancaster, down the heritage trail, down to Como Park Boulevard. Como Park has huge 10 ft bike lanes on each side.

At this point we stopped at Hotel Bellevue. No good beer but a Yuengling was $1.75!

Still pouring but we continued down to Union, where a rail trail took us all the way to William. So now I know you can get to country roads avoiding almost all traffic. I think I rode about 75 miles for the day.

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Category: internet

09/13/16 01:17 - ID#60656

Goodbye Firefox Hello

I use Firefox and heard about Firefox Hello and pocket a while ago. I always ignored them in the browser because I assumed they required an account or were some third party plugin paid to get to the browser.

Well I guess I underestimated Mozilla because Firefox Hello is pretty cool. You just hit the Hello extension button and a link is generated on firefox's site. You can share the link with any WebRTC supporting browser, and it lets you text, voice, video chat, and web browse, with no other plugins or accounts. It's also all peer-to-peer, and end-to-end encrypted.

Meanwhile Google Hangouts is still not end-to-end encrypted, and still wants to use a Google Talk plugin in Firefox.

Unfortunately they took it out for version 49 of Firefox and never added it to the Android version.

Luckily the source for the server is still available, and written in Python.

It would be cool to integrate with the Patient Portal at work or here on (e:strip) for any sort of video work, especially since clients can just be JS.

Pocket needs a Mozilla account and I don't really like that.
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In other random internet things I found amazing artsy pictures from the Honcho Campout (e:joe,60626). NSFW if you can't see furry naked junk at work.


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Category: hikes

09/11/16 04:47 - ID#60653

The Niagara River bro tub

Today was perfect for a hike in the gorge.

While we were down there we:
  • saw the devily hole
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  • almost got overtaken on the show by the jetboat's wake (I first thought the driver was being dramatic when she yelled at us to get away from the water)
  • went up the newly repaired stairs to trail 5
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But the best part was probably swimming in a pool by the rapids. (e:paul) got in and I joined him.

It was down by the rapids below the cable car. The rapids behind the pool were actually higher than it, so it looks pretty terrifying from some angles. But it was very sheltered compared to the flat rocks upstream. Water was cold but the movement of the river constantly drained and refilled it through cracks in the rock.
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In the Niagara bro tub with (e:paul)
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The bubbles from the rapids really made it look like a hot tub.
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Hoping it will cure my scrody paws
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Category: festival

09/11/16 10:39 - ID#60649

Music is Art 2016

Now I know to go before it's night. Not only was it not rainy then but there were probably about 5 or 6 different tents with good dance music. Drum and bass, Jungle, house, everything.

Paul and I need to remember, don't take candy from strangers

By the time (e:uchina) and (e:terry) got there to meet up with us, huge grey storm clouds were starting to roll in. We saw the beginning of (e:czarkasm)'s set and then it poured.

They shut all the music down except for a stage underneath the stone bridge. Everyone was huddled down there while the huge tarp sagged more and more with water. Eventually it soaked the guys who set up the tarp like some sort of water park ride.

(e:paul) and I saw (e:metalpeter) at the end while we were grabbing our bikes.

When we decided to leave it was still raining so we slow rolled ourselves home with Masumi. The water in the Gates Circle fountain was warm and clean (it comes straight out of the water main and is constantly drained). I wish I didn't have my phone. e;uchina agrees, if there's a way to go it's by a lightning strike to the tall water.

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Category: bikes

09/11/16 10:38 - ID#60648

Dalmatia Hotel

I tried catching up with the Thursday night ride.

I thought I could count on the ride leaving late from Essex, but they were gone and I had to text find out where they were going. While I was waiting I ran into my mom's friend Leslie. She was taking out a cyclist who was staying at their house from warmshowers.org. It's essentially couchsurfing but for people who are traveling long distances by bike. I want to put our house on it.

Anyway I found out from Alex the ride was going to Dalmatia hotel in Old Town Tonawanda. So I raced up there to meet them, but it turns out I beat the ride.

I didn't want to go in yet so I sat on the curb with my bike. These three guys were arguing outside the bar, threatening to kick each others asses. They break up for a few minutes, and one walks down the street. Then a few minutes later, this 40ish year old guy comes back with a bag around his shoulder and starts yelling at one of the guys he fought with before. Almost 100% sure it was a gun bag, it looked like this: . The other guy starts yelling he's going to call the cops and runs down the block.

I never thought I'd be nervous to be of Tonawanda but there you go.

Obviously I went inside the bar, when the rest of the ride gets there. It turns out this bar is amazing. There were a ton of friendly bros, a CBW beer was $3, Hamburg double IPA was $3.50 (sounds like a lot but it was a full 16oz and 8%, which is amazing for a bar) and a bunch of drafts were only $2.

They even had a black bean burger but i didn't try it.

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