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Archive for the 'san francisco' Category

The curiously-named FasTrack

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I’ve been trying to sign up online for two days. After four attempts I think I’ll give up. First attempt: can’t get past the “agree to these conditions” screen. I get a message saying too many users are trying to access the system. This goes on all Sunday night. Today I logged in again and, [...]

I Don’t Like Rincon Tower Very Much

Monday, September 15th, 2008

It’s too tall, too ugly, and extends the San Francisco skyline too far to the east. But it’s a focal point. I guess. The above was shot this evening with a cameraphone. The foreground is the gutted 20th Street/Potrero Hill branch of the SF Public Library.

Citywise Fern

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Sword fern growing beneath the roadbed of the 101 freeway in San Francisco, about 35 feet above 13th/Duboce (near Bryant Street). I’m not sure it’ll make it through the summer, but a friend suggested I load up a deluxe Super Soaker with MiracleGro if the fronds get much browner. Not a bad idea. Taken with [...]

I Can’t Wait…

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

…not to shop there.

Giving Bicyclists A Bad Name Since 1992

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

People in San Francisco have learned to put up with Critical Mass, but there’s usually a few hundred cyclists who decide to test that tolerance by being bullying thugs.

Chicken In the Fifth Row: You Have A Question?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom calls a town hall meeting to talk about health care. Chaos ensues.

Conservatory Of Flowers Butterfly Exhibit

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Here’s a few Flickr photos from a trip to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers last weekend. SFCOF website

Brian Eno, Will Wright and Spore

Monday, June 26th, 2006

The Long Now Foundation sponsored a talk with Brian Eno and Will Wright tonight at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. The appearance was sold out. Eno sat at a table behind a Powerbook, a portable CD player and what appeared to be a small mixing board. Sims creator Will Wright sat behind two laptops. [...]

The Hazy Past of San Francisco’s “Technology Czar”

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Metroblogging delves into the work history of Chris Vein, the man now negotiating free wi-fi in San Francisco. The namecalling could use some work, but this is an interesting tibdbit nonetheless. Vein’s somewhat mealy-mouthed response to recent ACLU charges that he is a tad….unresponsive can be found here in the form of a linked youtube.com [...]

The State Of Daily Journalism In San Francisco

Friday, May 5th, 2006

A great CJR Daily piece questions why the “mostly inpenetrable” SF Bay Guardian would get so weird about a shakeup of daily newspapers in Northern California. Oh, that’s right– they’re the Guardian. Favorite line from CJR: What seems stunning to us, however, is that anyone would be so fired up to defend the status quo [...]