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Category: halloween

10/16/10 08:17 - 53.ºF - ID#52960 pmobl

The Giant Pumpkin Farm

We got another one. Its so freakin hard to decide. The field of them kind of looks like a million giant heirloom tomato. I also bought a Blue Hubbard squash and some pie pumkins to eat. Has anyone eaten a Blue Hubbard squash?

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10/15/10 06:56 - 51.ºF - ID#52955 pmobl

We want your support Mr. Disco

Mr Disco is not my name although maybe it should be ;)

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Category: pets

10/15/10 04:31 - 47.ºF - ID#52954 pmobl

Bully Sticks?

According to (e:Chris) these are bull penises that dogs eat. I never had a dog so I'm not so sure what is normal dog food.

My question is who invented this? Imagine the discussion, "Dude, you know that pile of bull penises we have out back. I bet we could sell them for like $3.00 each as dog treats."

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Category: work

10/14/10 11:23 - 43.ºF - ID#52952

Work party on estrip

Some of my coworkers must have had so much freetime today. According to google analytics and some later verification in my web logs I found a huge spike in work->estrip traffic today during prime work hours that consisted of several hours of total visitation time and 500+ of my blogs being rendered for work IPs in 27 distinct visits lasting an average of 8 minutes each.

It really stuck out because usually there is so little traffic from work. A few here and there from site members like (e:fing), (e:tinypliny) and myself checking in and checking messages. The last time it was high was back on April 21st when I posted this snapshot of a whiteboard I saw where someone drew a pictograph of consultant waste (e:paul,51434). By the way, that someone was not me and I have no idea who it was. I do however concur and so does my union.

I assume the visitors were people from my department because only 40% of the visits were from IE and pretty much everyone outside of my dept has no choice but to use IE 7. That and the higher resolution of the monitors makes it seem likely.

Here is a breakdown of browser visits from work->estrip visits. The A-T column stands for average time and yes that is in minutes.
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Assuming its people from my department, and that the average worker in my dept makes about $30/hr, that seems kind of expensive for NY tax payers to foot the bill for. You can verify salaries at http://seethroughny.org/

I see two possibilities for today's spike.
1. I am spontaneously interesting and everyone simultaneously decided to search for me on google and read my blog today.

Lets be honest - probably not the case. Then again, it did start this morning with work->estrip visits to (e:paul,39689) which are the journals I wrote when I was a 10 year computer dork in 1987 and they are pretty hilarious

2. Someone found something curious and then started gossiping about it to other people.

This seems more likely and it is supported by the fact that so many of the visits are to a work related blog about etime (e:paul,52862) and that they happen in the same few minutes ::READ PDF:: which screams email blast before the surfing to other posts began.

Its one of two things:
a. Coworkers also thought the code was an interesting look into browser OS and diversity back in 2001 and wanted to share it with each other.

b. Coworkers couldn't understand the code I posted thought it was some proprietary etime code I "leaked to the internet" when ironically it is totally open source code from netscape circa 2001 and is clearly marked as Permission granted to reuse and distribute. Sadly, I think this is much more likely the case.

The whole point of the post was to show how outdated the browser detection libraries that software used were and how the diversity of browsers and OSes was so much greater back in 2001. The code is a public clientside javascript that just detects the version of browser you are using. There is even a public link on that blog post to the same code online at another facility. Even more ironic is the fact that although it is included in etime, they don't even use it.

And then...
What happend after that, well an work day full of people wasting time reading my totally non work related blog posts during work hours. I barely even visit my own blog during work because I think it is a time waste. Visiting someone else's non-work related blog on company time strikes me as criminal waste of tax payer money. I hope whoever started it feels guilty about what it turned into.

I think that NY taxpayers should start to demand more transparency in web visitation of state workers during work hours. I would love to see just how much time is spend with state workers surfing facebook, twitter, youtube, etc. It must be a huge drain on both productivity and bandwidth.
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Category: holidays

10/14/10 06:42 - 48.ºF - ID#52951 pmobl

Happy 9/11 Anniversary

No, not Sept 11th.

Its been 11 years with (e:terry) and 9 with (e:matthew). I know its not 50 years but it seems pretty incredible to me. Just to be clear thats 9 years as a gay, athiest, polygamist. This should be great office gossip for my stalkers.

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Category: food

10/13/10 10:22 - 53.ºF - ID#52947 pmobl

Globe Market

Sameer and I ate at globe market on Elmwood for lunch yesterday. They had this very yummy pumpkin and coconut curry soup.

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I had it with Crab cakes and this really amazing parmasean and breadcrumbs crush asparagus. I've never seen it that way but it was delicious.
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Category: hiking

10/11/10 01:02 - 58.ºF - ID#52935

Letchworth Trip 2010

I have been to Letchworth like 30 times but I never saw it so crowded as yesterday. It made me never want to go back. We had to wait forever to get in and then there were numerous traffic jams throughout the park. It was the arts and crafts show weekend but I have been there for that too and don't remember it ever being like this. I guess that was many years ago. It makes me wonder if the internet is making everything more accessible and therefore raising the amount of people that visit.

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Here is (e:matthew) taking some pics. See (e:matthew,52934) to see some of them.
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I love these viewfinders. They have their own aesthetic that screams institutionalized natural wonder.
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We managed to go up on the railroad bridge again.
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It is clearly marked no trespassing but people flock to it. This was the most crowded I ever saw it. One time some of my friends were up there and I was down below playing in the river. We were young and neither thing was allowed. They were just about in the middle when a train started coming. I had not been up there at the time so I didn't realize people plus a train could fit. From below, it looked like everyone was going to die.
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You can see from the clean tracks that the bridge is still in use by railroad car.
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Its really high up. Looking through the tracks is a little frightening. What blows my mind is that people bring their kids up there. Seriously, small children could fall through the cracks.

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The whole reason everyone does it is for the view. It is pretty amazing looking down over the falls. You can see some hot air balloons about to take off on the left.

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I took so many pictures out the window because of this bird poop ghost. I almost looks like the virgin mary. I think in Mexico this could have been considered a sign of her presence.
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I just wish I had made spooky noises in the video.

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10/10/10 01:02 - 63.ºF - ID#52930 pmobl

Matthew as a paintbrush

hair plus electric tape plus stick

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Category: music

10/09/10 06:35 - 58.ºF - ID#52927

Andy C Wemf 2008

I think this was the favorite dancing moment of my life. The speakers were so insane. None of these videos do the sound justice.






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Category: food

10/08/10 10:52 - 61.ºF - ID#52919 pmobl

Collosal Shrimp Cocktail

Went to the chop house tonight for restaurant week. The food was yummy, I would try it again although for a similar price I very much prefer Rue Franklin both in terms of food and atmosphere. The appetizers were yummy though. I especially liked the shrimp cocktail. We got those and crab cakes and this baby spinich with Bacon wrapped scallops.

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