Posts Tagged ‘august 16’

Secretary of the Navy Visits Treasure Island Today to Name New Ship “USNS Harvey Milk” – Live on Facebook

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Via San Francisco FYI net:

“USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
When:  August 16, 2016 – Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Treasure Island Great Lawn, San Francisco
What:  Join the Secretary of the Navy, the Harvey Milk Foundation, Federal Elected Officials and Harvey’s family and friends for an historic ship naming ceremony.
Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Ed Lee,
San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus
Reception to follow with remarks from CA Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins,
San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer, SUNY Albany  President Robert Jones.”

Don’t know what the influential Harvey Milk Club thinks of this, but anyway, this is our Navy’s thing these days:


All the deets.

In July 2016, US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus advised Congress that he intended to name the Military Sealift Command‘s John Lewis-class oilers after prominent civil rights activists and leaders:

Homer Simpson’s Donuts on Sale at Krispy Kreme – Life Imitates Art

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Which Limited Edition Krispy Kreme doughnut, Strawberry Iced or Blueberry Iced, looks more Homer Simpsonesque?


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Whether it’s shocking pink or passionate purple – either treat would make a happy Homer. 


Available until August 16, 2009

San Francisco WordCamp 2008 a Huge Success.

Monday, August 18th, 2008

As promised, there was a huge turnout for WordCamp from WordPress last Saturday. Check out an insanely detailed account here and some nice photos from Adam Tow here.

Perhaps the best part of WordCamp is the Apple-inspired Genius Bar, where everybody knows your name.

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

San Francisco Hosts Multi-Agency Terror Drill Exercise

Monday, August 18th, 2008

This is what it looked like on Saturday when San Francisco held a dress rehearsal for disaster in the Financial District. Hundreds of people were on the scene. They came from an alphabet soup of local, state, and federal agencies, such as SFFD, SFPD, FEMA, FBI, the Army, etc.

KGO-TV has some video.

A decontamination tent near the 555 California building. Click to expand

WordPress: A Big Turnout for WordCamp 2008 in San Francisco

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

WordCamp 2008 is going right now in San Francisco with 420 enthusiastic attendees.

Here’s what it looks like. Click to expand:


WordCamp 2008 in San Francisco for WordPress Users and Developers

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

It’s on! [Update: As of Friday, August 15th, it’s sold out. 420 lucky people got tickets.]

WordCamp San Francisco is a conference organized by the creators of WordPress for users and developers. (It will be just like San Francisco’s recent Cupcake Camp, but without the cupcakes.) The 311 on WordCamp: 


Saturday, August 16, 2008. Registration will start at 8 a.m.  The camp should end around 5:30 or 6 p.m.


Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco — Map


To get WordPress users together, learn from each other, figure out the future of publishing the web, and have a good time.  

What to wear to WC 2008 in S.F.? Your shirt from WordCamp 2006. Of course:


via alexanderljung’s photostream

See you there!

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there’s nothing left
Cause I’ve been scripting and blogging so long that
Even my mama thinks that my mind is gone

Bin spending most our lives
Living in a Blogga’s Paradise 

Keep spending most our lives
Living in a Blogga’s Paradise