Posts Tagged ‘blackberry’

OMG, OMG, Meet Hundreds of Adorable Goats Today at the Presidio! Nature’s Lawnmowers Come to the Golf Course

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Get on up to the Presidio today at 1:00 PM to see hundreds of goats being delivered to clean up the areas surround our Presidio Golf Course. Deets below.

And then, to make your day completely hurcine, go ahead and nosh on a warm Goat Cheese Naploleon at the popular Presidio Cafe:

GOAT CHEESE NAPOLEON – warm Laura Chenel goat cheese, puff pastry, sweet & spicy pecans, fresh berries & balsamic dressing

It’s the circle of life, or something, nom nom.

Oh, here they are:

Three Boer Goats via Jennifer Schwalm

(When young, these critters kind of look like dogs.)

All the deets:

“NATURE’S LAWNMOWERS” REPORT FOR TOUR OF DUTY AT PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE

Date: Tuesday August 7, 2012

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Presidio Golf Course; behind the clubhouse (300 Finley Road, inside the Arguello Gate)

Who: The Presidio Trust and Arnold Palmer Golf welcome a herd of goats to the Presidio Golf Course to tame the overgrown ivy, blackberry and hemlock that have popped up around the links. The goats will arrive at 1:00pm on Tuesday, August 7 and will be corralled at the clubhouse for about an hour when the public can “meet the goats.” After all the goats are unloaded, they will be shepherded by three border collies to a site near the driving range.

What: The 250-300 Boer goats begin their culinary odyssey in an overgrown thicket behind the driving range. The hungry herd’s two-week tour of duty will be spent chomping through weeds and transforming them into natural fertilizer, allowing native grasses to flourish. Once the unwanted vegetation has been eaten back, not only can errant golf balls be retrieved, but serpentine soil will be revealed. The hope is long buried seeds will sprout, enabling native wildflowers and grasses to once again take root and thrive. The goats’ next stop will be a wetland area near the 4TH hole now thick with thistle and hemlock.

The project is part of a broader effort to upgrade the course using sustainable means whenever possible. Improvements are planned for every hole and bunker on the course, including the creation of so-called “fuzzy bunkers” using native plants and grasses. The result will be a course that is both more attractive and more challenging, with a less manicured and wilder look evocative of traditional Scottish links courses.

Originally constructed in 1895, the Presidio Golf Course is the second oldest course west of the Mississippi. Long restricted to members of the military and the exclusive Presidio Golf Club, the course was opened to public play 1995.

The goats are supplied by California Grazing, a holistic land management company that provides brush and weed control through grazing.”

See you there!

Your Bike Doesn’t Have a Built-In Phone? Well Get With the Times!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Thusly:

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(“Hello, I’m calling from my bike phone…”)

Some state Senator or Assembly Member wants to ban phone use on bikes, so enjoy while you can…

OMG, Free Kung Fu Tacos, Free Chairman Bao on Black Friday! At Fifth and Mission From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

eBay is going to pick up lunch for all you Black Friday shoppers tomorrow.

Start queuing up at 11:30 on November 26th, 2010 at 5th and Mission where there going to have the Kung Fu Tacos and Chairman Bao trucks.

See you there!  All the deets below.

Sacrilicious:

Shop with Your Mouth Full with eBay Mobile

What: eBay Mobile is celebrating Black Friday with a free and open to the public eventShop with Your Mouth Full. Skip the mall madness and come outside to 5th and Mission to learn about eBay’s mobile apps. The new eBay iPhone 2.0 update, now with selling and RedLaser barcode scanning, launched this week.

Join us for FREE lunch provided by Kung Fu Taco and Chairman Bao – two of San Francisco’s favorite food trucks! There will be lots of fun surprises.

Why: Free food, fun & skip the mall lines to shop outside!

When: Black Friday November 26th from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Where: 5th and Mission in front of the San Francisco Chronicle building; for more details see Facebook event

Who: eBay Mobile is the leader in mobile commerce with top free lifestyle apps including eBay Fashion, RedLaser and StubHub. eBay is available on major mobile platforms including: iPhone®, iPad™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone 7.

Watch It’s a Mobile Miracle at the Mall! and Is that a Mall in Your Pocket? videos to learn more about eBay Mobile.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tweets That She’ll Run for Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives

Friday, November 5th, 2010

(Or Minority Leader, that’s what the press calls the position.)

In any event, this recent Tweet from Nancy’s BlackBerry would appear to suggest that she’s is not on the verge of retirement and that she’s not running for Mayor of San Francisco or whatever:

Anyway, that takes care of that – there’ll be no game of musical chairs for a while

“Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr#wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader.

8 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry

SF Bike Messenger President Fergus Tanaka, Star of New BlackBerry Ad, Would be Better Off With Brakes and No Helmet

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

As opposed to his current setup, which is No Brakes and Yes Helmet.

What I’m saying is that he’d be safer, and we’d be safer as well.

[UPDATE: Most likely that helmet will never do him any good. But brakes would definitely be useful at some point in his career. I know he has methods for slowing down and stopping but he doesn’t have “brakes” as required in California. Most cyclists are with me on this one, but not a substantial portion of the hard core, it seems. That’s O.K. If you want to change the law, then change the law, be my guest…]

Who knows, maybe he borrowed the bike for this ad, recently filmed on the Streets of San Francisco:

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Or, maybe, just maybe, someday he could afford, you know, in addition to the helmet, like brakes ‘n stuff. Perhaps a braking system on the front wheel for stopping power and another one on the rear wheel for compliance with the CA Vehicle Code?

Not saying you’d have to use them or anything, just for an emergency, let’s say.

Now, did those Research in Motion people force poor Fergus into wearing a helmet (which he’s not required by law to use in CA) and then let him get by without brakes (which he IS required by law to use in CA)? Seems bassackwards to me.

(And does he really call it “The Future Phone?” Like, “I’ll call you on my Future Phone as soon as I get back in range,” or something like that?

Anyway, enjoy your residuals and your ‘Berry, Fergie.

Really.

Just saying, not to sound like a square or nothing…

(I guess you got to click on it to make it go, depends on the browser…)

[UPDATE: Oh wait, here’s my bike, it has even fewer parts than your brakeless fixie. See? I mean, it’s so unnecessary and impractical having spokes and hubs and chains and whatnot, so I figured I’d just get rid of them all. Like, less is more, man. And there are fewer things for people to steal now. And, naturally, I’m just a bit more pure than you, man. You just don’t know what it’s like until you’ve Gone Hubless, man.

Bradford Waugh

(You can’t get much cleaner than this…)]

Most Absurd Poll in History: “How You Phone is How You Think” – Are iPhone Users “More Apt to Be Influenced by Tea Party?”

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Erin Lehane (Lehane, Lehane – where have I heard of that name before?) of CalInnovates.org, “a California technology coalition,” is crowing about some new poll today. Apparently, she’s chilling at the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) convention today in the 415, which is kind if funny since CITA announced a boycott of our little burg like a half-year ago.

Anyway, back to the poll. It’s absurd.

To wit:

“Now the next time you are on a plane waiting to take-off, you can just look at your neighbor sitting next to you tweeting on his iPhone and know that he is more likely to be adding applications to track where the nearest Tea Party rally is than your neighbor to the left of you typing away on his Blackberry.”

I don’t know where to begin.

But, as always, You Make The Call.

Are these Apple fan boys and girls ripe fodder for the Tea Party?

Absurdity comience:

HOW YOU PHONE IS HOW YOU THINK: IPHONE USERS MORE APT TO BELIEVE IN GOP TAKEOVER OF CONGRESS, BE INFLUENCED BY TEA PARTY, NEW POLL FINDS – iPhone Users Are Influenced by Tea Party Endorsements Two Times as Much as Android or Blackberry Users
 
San Francisco, CA — CALinnovates.org, a California technology coalition, released a poll today at the annual CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) convention in San Francisco about what voters’ mobile phones indicate about their political opinions.
 
“It’s fascinating research because our mobile phones are increasingly our portal to life, whether its politics, news, our job or even our friends and family,” said Tom Galvin, Zogby/463 pollster.  “We’re seeing a sea change as we go into the mid-term elections but what we learned in this survey is that voters are choosing their mobile technology in ways that predict behavior or opinions.”
 
The new national Zogby/463 online survey found the following:Nearly 60 percent (58.9%) of iPhone users are more likely to predict a Republican majority in Congress in this year’s mid-term elections, while nearly 44.8 percent of Blackberry and 46.5 percent of Android users are more likely to predict a Republican majority.
iPhone users are two times more likely to be influenced by the Tea Party than those voters who carry a Android or Blackberry phone.
1 in 5 iPhone users are influenced by the Tea Party.
iPhone users were twice as likely to say thatSarah Palin speaks for them than Android and Blackberry users.
Around 10 percent of likely voters evenly across mobile platforms say that Glenn Beck speaks for them.
 
Innovation was found to be important to voters and a strong majority support maintaining the Internet without additional regulation. Specifically, the poll found:
·         iPhone users are twice as likely to believe that innovation incentives are a better option to stimulate the economy than funding public works projects.
·         All likely voters are three times more likely to support a hands off approach to the Internet and supportive of not adding regulations. Of those voters, nearly 70 percent of iPhone and Android users and 50 percent of Blackberry users support keeping the Internet free of additional regulation.
 
In addition, other findings include:
Nearly 70 percent of Blackberry users feel confident about the country’s future over the next decade and nearly 90 percent of Blackberry users feel confident about their personal future.
Less than 50 percent of iPhone users feel confident about the country’s future over the next decade while 78 percent of iPhone users feel confident about their personal future.
Likely voters who do not own a mobile phone report the lowest levels of confidence of any group tested with less than 30 percent have any confidence of the future of the country over the next decade and 55 percent have confidence in their own personal future. 
 
“The results tell us a lot about mobile phone users and political trends,” said Erin Lehane, CALinnovates.org Executive Director.  “Now the next time you are on a plane waiting to take-off, you can just look at your neighbor sitting next to you tweeting on his iPhone and know that he is more likely to be adding applications to track where the nearest Tea Party rally is than your neighbor to the left of you typing away on his Blackberry.”
The poll, a national Zogby online surveyed 2,077 likely voters with a margin of error of 2.2%. It was conducted October 1 through October 4, 2010.
 
For more information on CALinnovates.org please go to www.calinnovates.org; http://www.facebook.com/#!/CALinnovates?ref=ts and http://twitter.com/CALinnovates
 
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CALinnovates.org is a statewide coalition focused on championing the conversation about the future of California’s critical technology sector. CALinnovates.org brings together industry experts, thought leaders, tech innovators, policy makers and consumers in a nonpartisan mission to promote innovation, create new jobs, spur investment and support tech-friendly

San Franciscans Give Up on Promised WiFi, Resorting to Cell Phone Tethering Instead

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I won’t even get into how ridiculous it is that San Francisco has no comprehensive WiFi service available when you consider the promises made a half-decade ago. The issue of the day is what you can do to get online wirelessly with your netbook or notebook or lapbook or whatever.

Of course you can always linger about a Tulley’s Coffee or (the very nice) Valencia Gardens housing project and get 50+ megabits per second, but most of San Francisco offers you no connection at all.

But how about tethering your cell phone to your netbook to get connected all over town. PdaNet software can get the job done for most smart phones (and even for your iPhone, assuming it’s jailbroke). Check it:

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See? Sprint connects pretty well all over town, so you can use your cellie’s $15/month unlimited data plan to connect to the Internet at a slow, but serviceable 2.4 Mbps.

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Hurray!

See The Offspring for Free at the Warfield on July 31 – Free Free Free!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Here’s your chance to experience The Offspring on Friday, July 31 at the Warfield right before they jet off to Europe.

Here’s the deal: Our corporate overlords at AT&T and Samsung want a chance to promote the new Samsung Jack cellie. Fair enough.

I’ve looked for the catch to this deal but, assuming you’re into The Offspring, there is no catch. Lots of  Euros will soon be paying lots of Euros to witness what you’ll see for no charge.

Señoras y caballeros, El Descendiente:

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The only way to mess this up is to wait too long.  Go here now. Your goal is to get a Priority Ticket for two with your first and last name on it. Print that out, bring your ID on July 31, and you are golden.

If you become a registered guest and end up with a regular access ticket because you dilly-dallied, well, good luck to you. You’ll end up in a longer line and have no guarantee of seeing the these fly white guys.

Carpe diem.