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Category: mobile

01/03/16 01:34 - ID#60383

T-Mobile Switch - LTE

We switched to T-Mobile from AT&T. I hated AT&T, the customer service department was friendly and quick but they would make up any story. I repeatedly had issues where I talked to 2 or 3 representatives that each had a different story.

Before we left AT&T, our family of 5 (me, (e:terry), (e:joe), (e:yesthatcasey), (e:xandra)) was paying over $300 every freakin month. Some months closer to $400. The $36 for a family text plan was the most ridiculous because almost no one texted anymore but it was an insurance in case someone did because it was otherwise $0.20 per text and $0.60 per MMS.

When we heard they were going to up the cost of our grandfathered unlimited plan we decided it was time to just ditch them. I also wanted to add my mother to the account as we got her a phone for christmas and I couldn't stand the thought of the bill going higher. Their shared mobile data accounts didn't work for me either. I wanted everyone to have their own amount of data so no one could hog it.

T-Mobile had a special and for $160 we got 6 lines unlimited talk, text and 6GB of LTE data. The speed is really fast. Even faster than I had with AT&T. Sometimes I think all the iphones of AT&T made the network slower. I remember before the iphnes were LTE it was much faster.

Anyways the best part is that we can use it in Canada. Living a 15 minute walk from the Canadian border. Even just swimming in Fort Erie it was such a pain in the neck that we had no service. I think this will result in me traveling to Toronto much more.

I hated going to Toronto and being in the dark of having to go from sketchy wifi hotspot to the next in order to contact the people we were with or get directions, etc.

Here is the speed from my neighborhood in Allentown in Buffalo, NY. I spend 90% of my life here so that works for me.
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(e:joe) had a T-Mobile phone over the weekend when we were camping in Allengheny State Park. I had a Verizon iphone 6 S Plus. His phone had service and mine did not. So much for the "its only in the city" that you always here.

The thing I found most frustrating about the move was AT&T holding my Note 4 unlock hostage for a week and not even being able to produce our final bill yet so that we can unlock our AT&T phones. I got so sick of it I just bought a new T-Mobile Note 5 (gold) and decided to just sell the AT&T one when they get around to unlocking it. AT&T and Verizon Note 5s can't be rooted or flashed with another ROM. The phone basically destroys itself so by switching you end up with a phone that can never be upgraded - ugh. I wanted the gold one anyways ;)

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Category: body

12/19/15 02:50 - ID#60370

Glasses No More


Good bye glasses.

I can't believe I don't need glasses anymore. I wonder why LASIK doesn't get cheaper. It seems like most anyone who can get it should get it instead of glasses but especially instead of contacts. It's crazy how much contact stuff I had in my life.

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Category: clothing

12/19/15 02:45 - ID#60367 pmobl

New Hat


I found a new very warm hat. This one for clearance at $6.99 at JC Penney which was such a great deal.

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Category: music

12/19/15 02:44 - ID#60366 pmobl

Matt and Kim


We went to go see Matt and Kim as part of the Christmas Kerfuffle concert at the First Niagara Center. There were some other bands including Third Eye Blind.

I love Matt and Kim's live performance. It is one of the most exciting and energetic shows there are. They are seem totally on.

The giant balloon drop was pretty out of control.

The only shitty thing was we didn't get floor tickets. Its not fun being at a dancey energetic event in seats.

I really thought that I had bought floor tickets but when we got there to pick up the will call tickets, it wasn't for the floor section. It's so frustrating because I felt like I had tripple confirmed it, guess not.

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Category: music

12/12/15 07:39 - ID#60361 pmobl

Soft Cell Cassette Tape


This was one of my favorite tapes from the past. I found it at one of those trade in music stores in high school. Then it sat in hoarder box after hoarder box. Using Google music I found so much more. It's crazy how accessible music is now.

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Category: food

11/28/15 10:17 - ID#60352 pmobl

Thanksgiving


This year I made the usual grapefruit juice and cranberry sauce with ginger but I also added clove and cinnamon. It was a really yummy combo.

Take 2 bags of cranberries, 1 cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit and orange juice, 0.5 cups water. Boil cranberries. Add grated ginger, clove and cinnamon bark roll to taste. Mash with spoon and keep stiring till jelly like. Add turbinado sugar to taste. You could substitute regular sugar or brown sugar.

We went to my parents for dinner. It was delicious. Afterwards (e:mike) and I went to the mall at 1am and got lots of great deals.

I did not get the coffee maker of my dreams.

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Category: preservation

11/22/15 12:03 - ID#60348 pmobl

Solar Panels - Preservation Board Sucks

Im all about preserving the historic nature of our house. Its one of the few that are the exact original design inside and out in our neighborhood.

At the same time we think responsible energy and renewable enegry are important so when the opportunity arrose to get solar pabels, we jumped on it.

After like a year of working on it and trying to get approval by the preservation board, we finally got the solar panels installed two weeks ago. They are on the side of the house facing the driveway.

The pattern looks asymmetrical because Tim Tielman of the preservation board would not approve the ones under that other dormer. Unfortunately, those ones got the most sun due to their postion and lack of shadowing. Therefore his decision, which really only makes it uglier, lowers our overall energy production significantly.

Now that it's asymmetrical it also draws way more attention to it than it would if it matched. Someone actually asked me if the ones under the front dormer blew off during the wind storm! Seeing as it's not a permanent fixture and seeing as the roof is covered in non historically accurate asphalt shingles, I don't understand why he had to be a dick about it.

The solar company we used almost quit on us after three rounds trying to get it approved.

Meanwhile, just down the street in the same historic district we have Sinatra paving the front yard of a house in asphalt and giant asphalt parking lot with cheap ass home depot special wood fence across from fugazi where the art voice building used to be.

I wish I had the deep pockets to just buy off the preservation board like the big players do.

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Category: 24 linwood

11/22/15 11:51 - ID#60347 pmobl

The New Den


We have been working a lot on the new den. It's where we will do our computing. After we build the new bathroom and took the closets out there was a lot of space with no trim. I learned how to cut with a manual coping saw and join the moulding. It looks pretty good for a first time try.

Believe it or not I did not pick this color. I would have definately gone lime green or darker orange.

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Category: food

11/22/15 11:48 - ID#60346 pmobl

Sato Ramen On Main Street


On Friday (e:Joe) and I decided to play "big city" and took the subway to dinner at Sato in Main St near In South Campus. The food was so delicious. The ramens were the same as the ones on Elmwood but they also had rice bowls that were new and they don't server sushi unlike the other location. I think the fries were also unique to main Street but I'm not sure.

I love their ramen so much. It is the best I have ever had. The sliced pork and the broth are amazing. I would eat it everyday if they opened one in Allentown instead of UB South. I still hope they keep expanding.

It's time for Japanese food to come Allentown. It's seems with all the people from the medical campus, a population which keeps rapidly expanding - that a Japanese restaurant could be successful. In fact their really isn't any Asian food other than Kaydara.

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Category: food

11/22/15 11:44 - ID#60345 pmobl

Deep South Taco


The food at Deep South Taco was pretty funny but unfortunately for (e:joe) their veggie choices were limited. Even their beans were cooked in hamhocks which was tasty but not veggie. You would think considering beans are the protein of choice for most vegetarians that they would have one non-meat bean option.

I really liked the nachos but they also had meat beans, so (e:Joe) got the fundido which was like molten cheese in a cute cast iron pan.

I had a crispy fish taco and an Al Pastor taco which both were really tasty. I would go back but I hope they expand their veggie options.

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