As the Chevy Volt –> VOLTRON, the New Chevy Bolt –> BOLTRON

October 13th, 2017

Voltron you know already, now here’s BOLTRON, which costs about $20k more than what it looks like it should, but otherwise seems fine, for those who can charge at home or at work.

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“IS YOUR CAR BLACKBERRY SECURE?” – IDK – Well, I Hope So

October 13th, 2017

Man, the name BlackBerry sure is a blast from the past:

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I guess they do car stuff now.

All right, on to new business: Is my tummy Tab™️ soda refreshed?

Spot the Real Trees, Spot the Fake Trees – Do These Cell Phone Towers Really Look Better Than Regular Cell Phone Towers?

October 12th, 2017

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Thief Steals Parts Off of Golden Gate Park Ghost Bike

October 12th, 2017

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Yet Another Way That UBER and Lyft are Just Like Taxis: Rooftop Light-Up Advertising Panels

October 12th, 2017

It’s come to this:

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Now you can have some entertainment when you’re stuck in UBER / Lyft-related traffic…

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The next frontier in advertising will be Lyft Blimp no doubt.

Our SFMTA Registers Its Disapproval with the Safe Hit Sidewalk Bulbouts Recently Installed by the SFMTrA at Fell and Baker

October 11th, 2017

These guerrilla-installed white posts went in on October 5-6. I was thinking since I saw them still there on the evening of October 9th that maybe the SFMTA might be tolerating them. But no, all these posts are gone now, as of the evening of October 10th anyway.

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One problem with bulbouts is that they embolden pedestrians, as here, but I don’t know if our non-transparent SFMTA would agree with that.

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Installing a couple bulbouts here wouldn’t be crazy. It would take the five lanes you’d have to cross to get out of traffic down to four, pretty much, at the cost of two parking spaces.

The existing timing* seems generous to me, even during rush hour, so I don’t understand how the recent accident occurred.

*43 seconds or so, which is about 20 seconds more than other nearby intersections on Fell west of Masonic, at least during rush hour.

Cow Palace History: Republican National Convention, Grand National Rodeo, and Now, “HEMPCON’S HALLOWEED”

October 11th, 2017

Only in Frisco Daly City:

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I remember back in aught-eight, back when The CP was all about the cows instead of the Mary Jane, man.

Consarnit.

Aging Toyota Starlet Ventures Out Amongst Real Cars

October 11th, 2017

Rear Wheel Drive, baby!

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Ergo, a collectible car these days

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Modernist McDonalds Makeover Tells the Western Addition, “We’re Not Going Anywhere”

October 10th, 2017

I mean, it wouldn’t make sense to put all kinds of money into the famous McD’s at Golden Gate and Fillmore if you were planning on selling out to developers in the near future, right?

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It doesn’t look like a McDonalds anymore, FBOW. (Reminds me of nearby Jane the Bakery somehow.)

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IDK how many San Francisco McDonaldses we’ve lost in recent years – the list must have a dozen entries the past decade. But not this one, not yet…

Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge Over the I-80 Reads as You Might Expect: “US NAVY – STOP KILLING WHALES”

October 10th, 2017

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