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Category: government

05/31/09 10:22 - 49ºF - ID#48807

State Employee Salaries and Welfare

I wrote about this before but I want to discuss it some more. It is interesting that you can see the names and salaries of all state workers
They are a little behind, its not real time number but last year's numbers - still interesting.

I understand why people want this - the public pays the salary - the public wants to know where the money is going.


I like this kind of transparency and think we should take it one step further.

I think we should also publish the names and amount that people reap in social welfare benefits, and how about unemployment too? Seems only fair.

What do you guys think?
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Location: Buffalo, NY

05/31/09 08:16 - ID#48806 pmobl

Finally got to the pipe in question

That diagnal pipe coming out of the tub going into the main toilet
drain is where the problem lies. Next step is to replace it. My arms
are so freakin tired.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: housing

05/31/09 01:20 - ID#48802

Hex tile at buffalo reuse

We went over to Buffalo reuse to find more hex tile for the bathroom
floor and we got a whole bag for $4 but that was all they had.
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Category: awards

05/31/09 12:46 - ID#48801

Mike's garage sale

I bought this award for (e:terry) at (e:mike)'s garage sale. For those of
you that missed it, it is still going till 3ish and you can buy the
high school musical board game.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: linwood

05/31/09 12:42 - ID#48800

The porch

Not that I don't think the bench has some awesome craftsmanship but I
am ready for some comfortable porch furniture.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: linwood

05/31/09 12:36 - ID#48799

So sick of this bathroom

I feel like the more I dig the worse it gets.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: computers

05/29/09 08:40 - 58ºF - ID#48790

Socks Proxy Magic - Using SSH for proxy

If this makes no sense to you, then you don't need it - I don't plan on helping anyone with it. However, if it does make sense it might be very useful.

What I am going to demonstrate allows you to secure you internet connection on your laptop when you are a coffee shop or when you are somewhere where they are blocking your favorite site and you want to get around that by piping all your laptop traffic through you home computer or external server, encrypted over SSH.

This assumes both machines have SSH and are *nix flavor (mac,unix,linux). If you are using windows I think you can still do this somehow but I don't care and you can figure it out yourself.

Its really just a few simple steps. The first step is to connect to your server/home computer from from the laptop:


SSH_PORT = The addres you communicate over ssh with. You can leave off the -p SSH_PORT if you are using ssh on the vanilla port 22.

LOCAL_PORT - The local port you want to use for the SOCKS proxy. I would suggest something like 8080 but it really doesn't matter. Just make sure its one you are not using.

USERNAME@SERVER - The normal username@server you use to connect to your home machine or server over ssh. e.g. It can also be the IP address if you don't have a domain name.

Once you have connected open up a SOCKS proxy complaint app. A common one is Firefox and great because its a web browser, so that is the kind of traffic you want to secure when surfing somewhere sketchy.

In your firefox prefs, choose the network tab.

Then set up the proxy settings to point to localhost and the LOCAL_PORT port you choose above.

You should be set to go. To test and make sure open you /etc/hosts files and add an entry for:

Now open up another browser. When you go to google it should be site not found as you are redirecting google to for your comp. However, when you use firefox with the SOCKS proxy it should still work when you go to because the traffic is being piped through SSH to your server or home machine.

Once you are done with this test remember to take the entry out of /etc/hosts and also remember all you traffic is only encrypted and piped via firefox.

Another simple test is to check your IP from your browser. Visit in firefox. The IP should be the same as your home computer/server.

To shut down the proxy just kill the process for the ssh connection to the server.

You can also set you entire system to use the proxy but that is for another day. Well here is a clue on a mac. This is in the system network preferences. Safari should be proxied afterwards.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

05/29/09 06:31 - ID#48788 pmobl

One more pic from zoar

(E:southernyankee) sent me this pic she took of me at zoar. I wish I
could have got this pic a month ago when I was much buffer but it's
better than no pic.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

05/29/09 03:45 - ID#48784 pmobl

Not heeding warnings

Despite (e:jon)'s tale of friend gone dead on rocks I decided to go climbing today and brought (e:southernyakee) with me.

It's done and I survived this time.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: words

05/27/09 10:14 - ID#48771


Seriously, news channel 4 just did a special report about the "growing
trend of staycations."

There is a wikipedia page explaining staycation.

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