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Category: body

12/11/10 03:36 - 38.ºF - ID#53236 pmobl

Starting to wonder...

If I am going to die from this plague. I can't wait till my dermatology appt on Wednesday. It seems so ridiculous that I have money and health insurance and its taken two weeks so far before I can see a dermatologist.

Everyday I think its going to start going away and it gets worse. In a way it does seems like the original ones are fading but new ones are coming in places I did not have them before.
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Category: web

12/10/10 10:41 - 35.ºF - ID#53231

Grooveshark.com - is it legal?

I always am so behind on internet crap because I barely surf the web for entertainment purposes.

Tonight, I decided to spend a little more time visiting the chrome app store

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I am not really sure what the advantage of the chrome app store is other than a place to easily find the apps. Unlike the app stores on mobile devices there is no app to install per se. So it seems kind of like a store that sells/helps you locate urls? Isn't that just a search engine?

To its credit, I found grooveshark.com from it.

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Anyhow, grooveshark.com seems totally amazing. I am able to search for and listen to just about any music I want, kind of like rhapsody.com but it appears to be free and I can rewind and replay whatever songs I want. Maybe I just haven't gotten to the catch yet but it seems easier than have to maintain my own library minus the it only plays when online part.

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i was curious how they could do this legally so I went ahead and searched for is grooveshark.com legal and how there is a whole lot of drama there. Check out this yahoo answers for example or this arstechnica forum

Its interesting because it seems like the company tends to respond to the questions.

I still don't really understand how it is I can listen to whatever music I want and not pay anything. They don't even have audio advertisements like pandora and clearly, when you listen to the site you aren't looking at it much so the ads to the side are kind of useful.

They must have deals with the record labels, but what kind of deals. I mean this seems "free" like as in free from back in the napster days. The fact that they let anyone upload songs is great for independent artists but I find it hard to believe that Michael Stipe decided to upload all the R.E.M albums I am currently listening to.

In a way I am jealous as I would like to work on something like that web app much more than dealing with all the rules and regulations of dealing with employee and patient data in the hospital setting that makes up my life now. It must be so fun to make stuff simply for entertainment purposes. Maybe it would feel meaningless. Or maybe it would just be so much less stressful.

You can even download the music with this simple little hack that I am sure makes it all totally illegal. I am not suggesting it.


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Category: pets

12/10/10 08:47 - 34.ºF - ID#53229 pmobl

Feeder Fish

I used yo have a turtle that ate these. Glad I just have a vegetarian tortoise now although he is being such a pain right now. Today and I had to bathe him and oil his shell. He is getting so fat that I need to put him on a diet but eating is like his only entertainment.

He is getting so big now.

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Category: web

12/08/10 09:40 - 19.ºF - ID#53226

Estrip SSL certificate authority

I am so tired of needing SSL certs or having to ignore or confirm exceptions. I decided to just create my own certificate authority, once my systems trust that, they trust any of my certs.

If you are in a sketchy place and want to use the SSL version of estrip to protect your session you can.

First accept the estrip server as a certificate authority. Using firefox it is easy, go to and check all three boxes. Then just go to the ssl version of the site for the rest of your trip. You can do the same thing with other browser but you will need to follow you OSes way of importing certificate authorities as chrome, safari and IE all use the OSes cert trust store unlike firefox which has its own.

As a side note flash uploads will not work without having your OS truststore accept estrip as a certificate authority, however, drag/drop and mobile site upload will.
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Category: body

12/08/10 08:47 - 20.ºF - ID#53224

Frickin rash illness from hell

Like two weeks ago I had this first spot on my arm. I thoight it was a bug bite. After a few days I got another then it spread all over my chest and neck. At first it was super itchy but bendryl helped figuring it was an allergy. Then days turned into weeks and it now seems like its not an allergy. I use hypoallergenic everything to start off with and I've introduced nothing new.

Now I think its pityriasis rosacea. It fits the description very well with hive like welts that have a cigarette papery center. Trust me I have researched like every skin condition under the sun and it seems the most plausible. They radiate out like a Christmas tree if looking at me head on. The unfortunate part is that takes a long time to go away. Here are some links

So I have money and health insurances but it seems like every dermatologist has a months long waiting list and no idea about anyone else to call. Luckily, I made a dermologist appoint for next week about 4 months ago just to get some moles checked out. Here is to forward thinking or being psychic.

And more luckily, thankfully my boss let me work from home while it was really bad this week.

The lighting in the picture don't really do it justice in terms of the redness.

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The watery drip in this last pic is really just a water drip not some blister.
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Category: food

12/08/10 11:30 - 22.ºF - ID#53223 pmobl

Hubbard squash soup

(E:terry) made some yummy Hubbard squash soup. What surprised me is that we bought he squash before Halloween (e:paul,52960) and it was still totally good. Terry read it can last up to six monts so that people would store them for winter.

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I stole this last picture from the wikipedia article about squashes

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Category: food

12/06/10 07:18 - 24.ºF - ID#53218 pmobl

For Tinypliny - Chocolate at the coop

They didn't have the sharffen Berger but they had a bunch of other chocolates that I am sure are just as good.

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Category: buffalo

12/05/10 05:50 - 30.ºF - ID#53215 pmobl

The end of the world

Coming in from Kenmore it looked like downtown might be the end of the world.

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Category: web

12/05/10 01:19 - 30.ºF - ID#53214

Online Creative Suite

I am so freakin impressed with this online creative suite at

The entire thing was made using Adobe Flex and I think more than anything else I have seen, this really makes it apparent what can be done with flex. While I am generally not a big fan of Flex based design, the fact that this web system is free to use online makes it quite amazing.

They have different online apps for vector and bitmap manipulation. Additionally they have an app for make color palettes and editing music and video. They even have tutorials on how to use the different apps

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You can then export your creations to your desktop.

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Category: web

12/04/10 11:12 - 30.ºF - ID#53205

One Step Away From China

The government has now warned government employees to not look at the wikileaks site on either work or personal computers.

On one hand I get it, the data is still classified even though it has leaked. At the same time this is a slippery slope. I bet soon enough we will have a something close to the Chinese situation that American's so often criticize.
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