28
    2014

    Mother Nature’s Fury: Flooding In Avon, NY

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    We’ve had a run of bad weather in our area. A harsh winter coupled with extreme weather throughout spring and summer has left many wondering if this is the new normal. Normal or not, it’s left residents with plenty of work to do and today was no exception. Starting around 11pm last night we’ve been experiencing heavy rainfall to the tune of more than 5 inches. Luckily we’ve only had a small amount of water in our basement. People in neighboring Avon, NY aren’t quite as lucky. Being one of [...]
    9
    2014

    Calm After The Storm: A Look At Yesterday’s Micro-burst in Honeoye Falls, NY

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    When I moved to Western NY from New York City I thought I was leaving the “excitement” of the big city behind. Boy was I wrong–just outside the span of a week we’ve had a massive manhunt AND we’ve been impacted by a major weather event. Late yesterday afternoon a destructive micro-burst tore through Honeoye Falls, NY. Luckily no one was killed in our area and the impact of the storm was relatively minor with most residents having power restored by morning. This in itself is miraculous considering how many [...]
    1
    2014

    Manhunt: Lima & Honeoye Falls (Exclusive Photos)

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    Here are some exclusive photos of the manhunt and arrest that was conducted in Lima & Honeoye Falls this morning, following a shooting in Bath, NY. No one expects to wake up to a manhunt in their front yard, yet that’s exactly what happened to us today. During the early morning hours, suspects wanted in connection to a shooting in Bath, NY abandoned their vehicle in Lima and took off on foot. Police set up road blocks around the area and deployed SWAT teams to conduct a massive manhunt. Local [...]
    3
    2014

    Winter Wallpaper: Snow Traxx

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    Winter’s officially over but that didn’t prevent Mother Nature from dropping a ton of snow on us last weekend…so I did what any sane person would do at the end of March. I strapped on some snow shoes and trekked through Mendon Ponds Park! The park is particularly breathtaking in the snow and as I arrived at a chicane I captured some of it’s beauty. The winter of 2013/2014 was a rough one–Forever remember it with this wallpaper set I’ve affectionately titled “Snow Traxx”. [...]
    31
    2014

    How Obamacare Can Lead To Double Taxation

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    We’ve all heard horror stories concerning the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare or ACA). Death panels! Doctor shortages! Loss of employment! In truth, most of these “issues” are nothing more than rumors and misinformation. Personally, I’ve avoided discussion of the ACA as much as possible—primarily because few of the changes affected me. Sure, coverage for pre-existing conditions it great…but I’ve had continuous insurance. Insurance companies can no longer drop me if I develop a serious/costly illness…but I have not yet had to cross that bridge (thankfully!). That being said I have [...]
    24
    2014

    My Earliest ExposureTo Computers (Happy Birthday Macintosh)

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    Twenty-seven years ago I was exposed to my first computer. The elementary school I attended (John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park, NY) recognized the importance of exposing children to computers at an early age. The school built a computer lab and stocked it with Apple II and Apple IIe computers. With increasing frequency, grades 1 through 6 shared use of the computer lab. Activities included everything from playing games to entering simple programs in BASIC. The first time I used a computer for a creative task was in second [...]
    24
    2013

    Get In The Holiday Spirit With the Empire State Building [UPDATED]

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    Last year the Empire State Building upgraded it’s lighting arrays. Not only were the new LED arrays far more efficient–they made way for fancy light combinations and light shows. We’ve been treated to a few spectacular shows since the upgrade (like this one on Halloween) but last Friday the ESB stepped up it’s game. They’ve been putting on light shows every night at 7pm since December 20th. Tonight marks the Empire State Building’s final light show of the year. If you’re anywhere near the ESB, tune your radio [...]
    1
    2013

    The American Congress

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    So you call yourself a fiscally responsible republican? Great! You stopped providing me with federal services at midnight. Kindly stop collecting taxes for these services until they are reinstated. Oh, you’re a tax and spend democrat? Awesome! Kindly spend some of those taxes you’re collecting from me by reopening the federal government. For those of you that are not a member of congress here’s some food for thought. While republicans attempt to put Christ back in Christmas by denouncing evolution and democrats try to socialize America through health care legislation, [...]
    18
    2013

    iOS 7 OTA “Software Update Unavailable”, iTunes error 9006 – FIX

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    Apple’s iOS 7 launch isn’t going as smoothly as they had hoped. Users trying to update their iPhone or iPad to iOS 7 via OTA (over the air) are receiving the error “Software Update Unavailable”. If they then try to update using iTunes many receive a different error, “iTunes error 9006″. Apple’s official fix doesn’t seem to be much help. Apple might be out to lunch on the issue but I figured out a workaround that will let you update via OTA, circumventing the “Software Update Unavailable” error. Just follows [...]
    12
    2013

    9/11 Tribute In Light – Royalty Free Stock Photos

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    Last night was the first time since September 11, 2001 that I made an effort to view anything related to that tragic day. I hopped on my bike and rode to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the intention of zoning out to the Tribute in Light. What I encountered at the park was an army of professional photographers competing for the best shots to sell on stock photo sites. The unfortunate truth is that 9/11 has spawned an entire commercial industry. I’ve written about my distaste for it, but words [...]