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Category: winter

12/22/19 10:10 - ID#60798

Happy solstice

It's only up from here everyone. (e:terry) and I went on the Wassail ride. Last bike ride on the shortest day of the year. We sang the channel four holiday song as the unofficial theme.

(e:twisted), I am working on getting estrip infrastructure ready. We severely neglected the server and host estrip was on, to be expanded on in another post!





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Category: winter

01/09/17 01:33 - ID#60751

Cross country skiing

We went with (e:yesthatcasey) and David down to Byrnecliff in Warsaw. I loved being able to go down ridiculously fast on the Corkscrew trail. At one point I had to slide over and fall because I was out of control.

Afterwards we went to go eat mexican food at this restaurant called Arriba Tortilla in East Aurora. I thought there was no way they could make regular tex-mex expensive but they found a way by making portions huge but ridiculously overpriced.

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Category: winter

02/18/16 01:48 - ID#60423

Snow problems

It's snowed so little this winter it almost made me forget how much I hate the lack of shoveling, monster plows and salt that results from it. I love snow but this transforms me into a get-off-my-lawn type of guy.
I want to make a drone that lets sprays shaming messages on the lawns of people who plow but can't shovel. Some blog shaming is the least I can do. ;)

My dream is to have an website where you can report/document incidents and property owners could be easily fined by the city. It would go along with a program for disabled/elderly homeowners who couldn't afford a service could find shovelers, who would be paid to shovel by the fines. It'd have easy access to location info of users so shovelees could be matched to shovelers, and for reported properties it could pull county tax records to generate fines based on assessed value and frontage.

More than 24 hours after the heavy snow, Sinatra didn't shovel their Franklin Street slum house, but did plow their parking lot and driveway.


Neither did McGuire development, also on Franklin

Just because a building is for lease doesn't mean you don't have to shovel.

Or Elmwood Village Fabrics, although they also managed to plow their driveway.


Cleve Hill Auto piles their lot's snow on the corner of Main, over the fire hydrant and handicapped ramp.

A plow knocked a North Street light off and drives away.

And the stupid Church of the Ascension manages to drive down the sidewalk, heaving the sandstone - and plows our driveway in.

Also the wind blew one of our dormer windows open and split it at the hinges. ;(

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Category: winter

02/21/15 05:24 - ID#59856

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: winter

02/01/15 12:50 - ID#59809

Lake ice

We went down onto the ice at Wilkenson Point with (e:Terry)'s mom. It actually wasn't windy for once. I love sliding around on the ice, I want to go down more like last year - good thing we have a lot of time still.

This 360 photo sums up winter in Buffalo - white and dimly lit.

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So many deer and their fluffy tails.
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Category: winter

03/12/14 12:21 - ID#58780

Snow Day again

I can't believe I have another snow day. It wasn't that bad when I left this morning, but by the time I rode down to Delaware and Tupper, I got a call from work saying not to bother coming in since the office was closing at 12. So I went back home to sleep in. On the way home a truck driver started honking at me asking "What the fuck are you doing?" referring to my bike.

Now it's time for working from home (or programming and Deutsch). I'd still much rather have it be spring and be stuck at work than have another freaking foot and a half of snow.

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Category: winter

01/04/14 02:49 - ID#58540

Sledding at Chestnut Ridge

(E:paul), (e:terry) and I went sledding down at Chestnut Ridge. It was real fun, and the weather was perfect. Its amazing to not be cooped up inside.

Terry and I found the best way to go down was on your stomach, so much faster and way more control.

I saw my coworker Karl, who was carrying his kid up the hill. I can't even imagine, I'd be so dead.

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Category: winter

12/28/13 10:56 - ID#58504

Ice skating at Rotary Rink

Yesterday (e:paul), (e:terry) and (e:mike) went out to ice skate at the Rotary rink in Fountain Plaza. I don't think any of us had been ice skating in a while.
Skating was super tough with the loose skates and rough ice, but I think we figured it out by the end. Paul tied his laces around the back which made the skates way tighter.

Terry was super good at ice skating just like roller skating. He was was even doing circles by the end (no triple lutzes though sorry).

I'd definitely go again but maybe with skates from somewhere else since these were beat up and so gross (the rental place smelled awful) and smoother ice. Maybe MLK splash pad when its open for skating?

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