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Category: holidays

12/16/13 12:25 - ID#58457 pmobl

Squeaky Wheel - Dysfunction Holiday


We had so much fun at the Hallwalls Dysfunctional Holiday party at the old Buffalo Reuse building on North Hampton. It was a blast. We won a whole bunch of raffle baskets. It started with (e:joe), Erica, and I run/trudging there and (e:Joe) and I ran back. (e:terry) had to go early because as a board member, he helped with setup.

I might have had one too many wines because at some point I was fine with having to switch to white wine and I hate white wine.

I also bought a really cool burdock leaf plate that I thought would be great for a dinner party.

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Category: snow

12/16/13 12:04 - ID#58454 pmobl

Its Real Snowy


Damn its so snowy out. I am ready for it to be over.

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Category: holidays

12/15/13 02:45 - ID#58450 pmobl

I'm the Baby Jesus


There really was a live goat.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: furnace

12/13/13 05:34 - ID#58443 pmobl

Piece of Shit Furnace


Our York Gy9s is dead again. Not as bad a day as it was in 2011 when it broke and everything else was broken (e:paul,53450) but still sucks.

Apparently the motor blades just crack off over time. The HVAC guy at the store where we got the warranty part from the last time said its a known issue.

We got the furnace in 2006. I'm starting to think its time to just buy a whole new furnace and start out with a new warranty.

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Category: work

12/12/13 06:44 - ID#58440 pmobl

Nice Work Moments

I added a feature to the intranet where users could pick their shared files up externally to reduce the amount of wasted space in our limited email inboxes. It's so weird to have such extreme inbox limits in 2013 but we do. So when someone sends out a 10MB PDF it fills up everyone's inboxes pretty quick. A couple years ago I added a feature to the intranet to combat this issue by that allowing employees to share files through the intranet instead of attaching the files to email. Unfortunately, from off campus those links did not work.

Then yesterday, while taking a short break from patient portal development, I created an API for the external site to talk to the intranet and allow authenticated pickups from external and on mobile devices.

This morning someone from the helpdesk shared a file with me thanking me for the development. Although silly, it still made me feel like someone appreciates my work.

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Category: body

12/10/13 08:15 - ID#58429

The Mole and Buffalo Medical Options

This is the grossest mole I ever had. Its irregular shaped, raised, strange edges, fast growing in two direction, multi-color, big as a own cap, etc. A year ago I went to this dermatologist when it first started getting weird and he said it was normal but he wanted to do a year follow up. I really wanted it removed but I decided to let it go a year and see. Since then it got way weirder and bigger.

It literally matched every qualification for a dangerous mole on the poster on the back of his door that I read while waiting for him. Not only that but my brother has bunch of moles removed including some which turned out to be cancerous.

It took me six months to even get an appointment with him for something else in the first place. I was kind of looking forward to the appointment in February so that he could take another look as it's been growing 3 dimensionally recently with this weird red bubbly texture. Then today I get a letter in the mail saying they moved my February appointment to next April.

I had called another dermatologist. They wouldn't take me because he was her mentor and her office wouldn't take his patients. She also was not accepting new patients. I explained I had been to her in the 90s and that my brother goes there now but the nurse still refused.

Thats not the only medical issue I am having. In fact, its not even a super important one but it represents this problem that keeps happening to me. I have money, I have insurance and I can't seem to get any doctor.

As I see it there are two options:
A. leave buffalo for a city or country that has medical care available for purchase.
B. take it into my own hands and start practicing on myself.

It seems that with all the information available to me in 2013 and the ability to buy modern medical technology and medications on the internet that I could basically just give up on health insurance and invest the money in a home doctors office and training material. Except for an actual surgeon I haven't even experienced one doctor that gave me any advice, treatment or testing that was anything that a combo of pubmed, NIH, CDC and google couldn't given me.

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There used to be just one in that area.
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Category: food

12/10/13 12:43 - ID#58428 pmobl

The Sick Yogurt


The toppings tastes good till I got to the banana yogurt that tasted like it went real bad. I especially loved the strawberry peals which are basically the strawberry equivalent of salmon roe.

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Category: joe

12/09/13 11:39 - ID#58426 pmobl

Somebody is Programmed Out

He looks so cute passed out from programming.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: asbestos

12/09/13 10:14 - ID#58425 pmobl

Danger Asbestos


The whole building at Delaware and Chippewa must be riddled with asbestos. Must be terrible to the one salon that is still open.

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Category: arduino

12/08/13 01:07 - ID#58417 pmobl

Arduino Yun Sucks

Despite the pin being labeled 5v, it only puts out 4.67 volts. I wonder if I just have a defective unit. The uno and mega both put out 5v on the pin labeled 5v as you would expect.

This caused me a lot of grief before I realized what was going on and is now forcing me to power the project with the uno while running it on the yun.

The ability to offload WiFi to Linux on the card is great. You can sinoke call the Linux process and return the results. I used curl.

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