Archive for the ‘parks’ Category

How Mother Nature Redistributes Sand Along Ocean Beach: By Allowing Humans to Evolve to Build Diesel-Powered Articulated Trucks to Haul Haul Haul

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

See?

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All the deets.

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Mercy me, looks like we got ourselves a convoy:

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“MEN AND EQUIPMENT WORKING” in RPD’s Sutro Heights Park, But WOMEN? Prolly Off Doing Their Nails Someplace – San Francisco, 2018

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Technically, they’ve been banned by the government’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices since 1988.”

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Koret Children’s Quarter Playground Update: Still Shut Down to Repair Arson Damage – Grand Reopening Skedded for March 31st, 2018

Monday, March 19th, 2018

From this last year

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to this right now:

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Here’s the current state – mostly fixed:

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The tall rope climbing structure to the right is gone – maybe it’ll reappear over the next dozen days:

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In the meantime, a lengthy chain link fence encircles almost everything, leading to tears from children and a string of swear words from an Area Dad, who helpfully pointed out that at least “the fucking carousel” was an option as consolation.

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Mark your calendars:

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Spot the Drone in Dolores Park

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

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I don’t really “get” drone ownership, or dronership as you might say.

What’s the point of this, flying near / around some hippies’ frisbees?

ROBOTS ARE COMING FOR OUR JOBS, Ch. CLXVII: The $50,000 “SPIDER ILD 02,” Official Robotic Lawnmower of San Francisco – From Czechia with Love

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Oh, I guess these things are old, but they’re new on me – I suppose I should get out more…

Here it is in Golden Gate Park, with an official, screaming chicken government seal and everything, so that’s why I call it the Official Lawnmower of Frisco:

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Look no seat and no handle for an operator – Dey Terk Er Jerbs!

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Well maybe there is an operator for this 800-pound beast, but dude didn’t seem to be doing much. It’s radio controlled. From the Czech Republic it is. Anyway, it kept busy in Big Rec, despite the nearby presence of non-robotic, bright orange French helicopter yesterday:

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The ILD02 has no fear of slopes, that’s for sure:

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I don’t see what’s preventing this rig from going Full Roomba, just saying…

The Strongest Frisco Rainbow I’ve Ever Seen – No Filter – From Back When They Called Strybing Arboretum Strybing Arboretum

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

This kind of thing is why I continue to call our San Francisco Botanical Garden the Strybing Arboretum.

Anyway, here’s your single rainbow, all the way, as seen near Heidelberg Hill, back when everybody called Strybing Strybing:

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This shot doesn’t look very SF, but there you go…

Continuing to Fail to See the Million Dollars Worth of Damage Due to the Koret Children’s Quarter Arson

Monday, December 11th, 2017

All right, so I had this last week but I suppose I didn’t articulate myself so well, so here you go, this is what the “million-dollar” hole looks like at Koret Chil’rens Quarter some six months after the arson:

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Of course they’ve cleaned up a bit already, perhaps they’ve spent $100,000 so far, IDK, but couldn’t they have filled in this hole with stuff already and couldn’t they have budgeted less than seven figures?

(Note that the clean up so far doesn’t include hauling away all the green plastic melty, as you can still see it right there.)

Anyway, that’s my beef, my Beef Of The Week…

Failing to See the Million Dollars Worth of Damage Due to the Koret Children’s Quarter Arson

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

JMO:

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So where’s the million dollars worth of damage? It’s in the middle somewhere. There’s sort of a hole where the non salvageable stuff was.

Apply the Mexico City test – would this damage have been all fixed up by now Down Mexico Way? Oh yes. And would the bill be for _less_ than $1,000,000?

Oh yes.

And you know, a half-year later, some of the melty plastic masses on the ground from the heat are still there, for some reason.

Turns Out This Giant Mystery Signpost in Golden Gate Park is Merely Going to Say, “The Panhandle”

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Man, this installation took a long time, man:

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And now it’s here, in a rather over-engineered fashion, some might think:

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I guess this is what they mean by “wayfinding,” for all those people who suddenly forget which part of Golden Gate Park they’re in:

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It almost looks like a map of Oklahoma, non?

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Hashtag: #THEPANHANDLEISOK!

So IDK, man. What’s the point of this? You know, if this sign went up back in the day, in the age that it’s aping, that would be a different matter. But IRL, it’s just expensive faux Victorian / Edwardian crap, similar to the twee benches also recently installed as part of some “safety” project.

I just don’t get this, man.