Archive of September 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Niagara International Kite Festival (2007)

”Niagara The Niagara International Kite Festival (2007) was this weekend.  This is just one of many photos I took at this event on Saturday.  Click on this picture to go to the complete album that contains many more photos.
September 30, 2007 @ 05:21 pm | Category:
Friday, September 28, 2007

Inflatable Humor

Take one new barracks, a lot of unnecessary inspections, a few inflatable sheep and what do you get?  Something terribly amusing.
September 28, 2007 @ 01:22 pm | Category:

Above A Butterfly

September 28, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Category:

Ayinger Ur-Weisse

Ayinger Ur-Weisse
September 28, 2007 @ 12:38 pm | Category:
Thursday, September 27, 2007

PolarBlog V1.10.1 Released

PolarBlog V1.10.1 has been released.  This is primarily a minor security update, bug fix and spam reduction release.

  • Added support for auto blocking of Akismet flagged messages.
  • Added additional protection against comment spam.
  • New configuration directive RBL_AKISMET_AUTODEL.
Bug Fixes
  • Prevent hacking of input variables to eliviate potential path disclosures.
  • Prevent hacking of session cookie to eliviate potential path disclosures.  Read more about these two changes in the PolarBlog Potential Path Disclosure entry.
  • User IP detection could return a comma delimited list of addresses instead of just one.
  • RSS feed not updating when multiple entires entered with the TTL.
  • Entries in deleted topic cause fatal errors.
Configuration Changes New Language Tags
  • None
See the PolarBlog Changes file for more information.  Please see the PolarBlog Upgrading documentation for information on upgrading your installation.
September 27, 2007 @ 09:27 pm | Category:
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Southern Tier Hop Sun

Southern Tier Hop Sun
September 26, 2007 @ 01:00 pm | Category:

Carvings For A Cause

So as some of you may recall, we had an early surprise October Snowstorm last year.  The biggest lasting effect from this freak storm was the massive damage to thousands of trees around the area.  Unfortunately many of these trees —some of the oldest in the area, have had to be cut down because the damage is so extensive that they cannot be saved.  Many areas that were very heavily treed are new virtually treeless.  So besides generating a lot of mulch from ground up limbs and branches, there were also a lot of very large tree trunks.  Fortunately some of them have found a new life thanks to Carvings For A Cause, an effort to help support Re-TreeWNY.  The basic idea is to raise money to plant some new trees to replace the old ones.  So from the sad ruins of thousands of destroyed trees comes something wonderful.  Currently a few of these are located at the Erie Basin Marina just outside my office.  Thus here is, what these start out as…

Starter Bare Tree Trunk

And then become Ben Franklin… Ben Franklin Ben Franklin Info

Or Teresa Bellissimo… Teresa Bellissimo Teresa Bellissimo Info

Or a Black Bear… Black Bear Black Bear Info

Or Frederick Law Olmsted… Frederick Law Olmsted Frederick Law Olmsted Info

Or a Bass Fish… Bass Fish Bass Fish Info

Or a Mystery Carving (My guess is Ralph C. Wilson Jr.)… Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Info

Or Ernestine Nardin… Ernestine Nardin ”Ernestine

You can view these and more of this growing collection of carvings by visiting Carvings For A Cause and their gallery.
September 26, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Category:
Sunday, September 16, 2007

Long Trail Hefeweizen

Long Trail Hefeweizen
September 16, 2007 @ 04:24 pm | Category:
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