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Category: food

06/06/11 11:51 - ID#54437 pmobl

Humbolt Fog and Summer Crops

I love summer so much. The food choices are already awesome. I have cherries, strawberries, peas in a pod, corn on the cob, watermelon and even lychees.

I am also so obssessed with this Humbolt fog chevre.

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Category: hiking

06/06/11 08:18 - ID#54436 pmobl

Hiking at zoar

I took part of the day off and went hiking at zoar valley with (e:terry). The weather was amazing and the water was warm. Sadly (e:terry) was sunburned from yersterday and had to spend most of the time in the shade. Luckily there is lots if forest.

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Category: web

06/06/11 12:15 - ID#54434

Pride Parade Quote On Buffalo Rising

I was reading the comments about the pride parade announcement on Buffalo Rising As always there was a bunch of bickering but I found this one comment/response hilarious.

EllicotNick: - Anyone know when the straight parade is occurring?
paintedpost: - It's held each Saturday night on Chippewa.


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Category: buffalo

06/05/11 04:43 - ID#54432 pmobl

Welcome to Buffalo...

... where the evergreens go to die.

This is really the view when you get off the train at the habor. It would be better to just cut them down.

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Category: linux

06/05/11 11:00 - ID#54429

Fedora 15 - monitor rotation - Dell m4500

This is so great. I haven't had a one horizontally rotated monitor with one vertically rotated monitor setup since I left the mac platform, more than a year ago. The problem was I was always using the stupid closed source nvidia drivers because the open source nouveau drivers were not ready.

Apparently there is some complicated way of trying to get this to work ith the nvidia drivers andd xinerama but it never worked for me.

Well, this has all changed since fedora 15. All of the hardware acceleration I need is in the nourveau drivers. It runs the desktop great.

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Monitor suport is so easy with these drivers. Simply plug the monitor in and it works - no configuration necessary. If you want to rotate one monitor, open system-settings->displays and select the rotation desired.
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It works great and you can touch either monitor's top left corner to bring up activities mode in Gnome 3. I still prefer the hot key. Its amazing how efficient my computer usage is with Gnome 3. At first it was so different. Now I hate it when I find myself on a computer with anything else.

Sure these drivers get a few less fps than the closed drivers but nothing is noticeable as I am not playing games and the convenience of not having to deal with the nvidia drivers is amazing.

UPDATE: Not only is this so totally easy. It also remembers the settings when you log back in and reconect the monitor without even having to visit display preferences.
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Category: family

06/04/11 08:36 - ID#54425 pmobl

E:indo wedding

We went to (e:Matthew)'s cousin's wedding at the Tonawanda Castle. The location was amazing. I really liked the layout, the food, the decor. Congratulations!

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Category: food

06/04/11 02:56 - ID#54423

The most colorless meal

You know how I usually go all out with colors. Well, not so much last night. Just check of how bland this looks. I assure you it did not taste bland. Its porkchops with brown rice, Gruyère, cauliflower and pineapple.

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Category: music

06/03/11 08:12 - ID#54417 pmobl

NKOTBSB

When going through my phone gallery I realized that I had not posted any of the convert pics from NKOTBSB due to extenuating circumstances at the time.

The concert was so crazy. I love how they pretend you can't bring cameras in but every single person had a camera phone with them. Granted some of them don't take the best pics but still an 8mb phone cam is pretty good. Sadly mine is only 5 and there lens is shattered a bit.

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Category: web

06/03/11 05:00 - ID#54416

Browser Stats June 2011

In august, google is dropping support for IE 7 . Sadly, for a cutting edge reseach center, we are still using such outdated web technology as the default browser. No that we are special, I bet other places are just as behind. The problem stems from lazy vendors building everything to work in one browser. I hate having to build crap for IE 7 or even 8 as it severly limits what is possible compared to the more modern HTML 5 browsers. Its even worse with any non web software (which there is a ton of) and requires Win XP, an OS from 10 years ago. Imagine if we had to use cell phones from 10 years ago.

It's especially weird at my work because all new computers at come with windows 7 and IE 8. I guess they have to wait for vendor approval to upgrade the old ones? To me that just seems like a lame excuse as they have had years to resolve this and IE8 has IE7 compat mode.

Anyways thats not the point of this blog. The point is that my internet stats for estrip show that IE's total share for all versions is only 18% of viewers. I know we are a weird niche population but thats crazy considering several eyars ago it was over 80% of the visitors.

Microsoft is going down. Its about time.

Chrome on windows has the single largest share at 26% for windows and firefox on windows has 27%.

Overall Visitors % by OS/browser:
Windows OS: Firefox 27.95%, Chrome 26.59%, IE 18.58%, Safari 0.30%, Opera 1.08%
Mac OS: Safari 6.63%, Firefox 5.26%, Chrome 1.90%
Linux: Firefox 1.84%, Chrome 1.25%
Android: Android Browser 1.07%, Safari? 2.19% curiously more than iphone
iPhone: Safari 2.07%
iPad: Safari 0.84%
iPod: Safari 0.55%

In general, its still a 74.63% of visitors coming from windows world. Mac is at 13.85%, android, 3.29%, Linux 3.18%, iPhone at 2.21%, ipad 0.93%, iPod 0.61%, blackberry 0.26%, playstation 3 0.12%

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Category: linwood

06/03/11 04:02 - ID#54415 pmobl

The backyard in Summer

It gets better every year. I realized just how much I love our rustic backyard in the middle of the city during our BBQ party last night.

This is the same party I did a one handed cartwheel while holding a full size axe and chopping wood as dared by (e:Mike). I wonder if the dare had to do with his name on my insurance policy. The axe provided a lot of entertainment. (E:samathon1986) hit one log straight in half with the ax. So did (e:Terry)'s friend pat.

Partway through the party the grill died. Seemed like a disaster. Then I took over the grill and it worked leading to some pretty delicious grilled shrimp and pineapple.

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