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Here It Is, Your New Official SFMTA Red-Painted Curb Stencils – Don’t Be Fooled By Fake Red-Painted CurbsMonday, May 4th, 2015
First it was all like this, with a seven pointed star, for Color of Authority:
But now it’s all like this, with SFMTA instead of MTA and the new logo the SFMTA stole a few years back. (Hey I wonder if they ever worked things out with those people in Chicago…)
Is this an improvement? I can’t tell. (Like, is relabeling the accurately-named 5L Limited the inaccurately-named 5R “Rapid” an “improvement?”)
Now when homeowners with garages see red curbs they say, “Goshdarnit, I need a red curb too!” But then they’ll discover all the SFGov red tape they’ll need to cut through, and all the green they’ll have to fork over, so they’ll paint their curbs red, you know, unofficially.
And then SFGov will come along to paint over the curbs in grey and On It Goes…
(And, you know, this is just my guess, as I generally don’t directly speak with the MUNI people because we’re far apart on many issues. And, oddly, these two curbs shown in the photos are right next to each other and they both have new looking paint…)
Facebook Follies: Our San Francisco Department of the Environment is “SF Environment” is “Powered by Wishpond Technologies?”Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Work with me here – check out this Facebook page from “SF Environment – Government Organization.”
Can you tell if this entity is part of SFGov? It’s a little hard.
Now, go down to the bottom to see a disclaimer about how FaceBook aint responsible for nothing, which is fair enough, but do you notice a typo in the first sentence? And “your information” isn’t going to SFGov, it’s actually going to “Wishpond Technologies?”
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Wishpond Technologies and Company and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims. Powered by Wishpond
The bad grammar, from people who want “your information,” it generally suggests a scam, non?
So then you hop on over to the San Francisco Department of the Environment website to see it’s a .org instead of a .gov? (I mean, even SFGov.org has “gov” in there somewhere.) Are you Environment people embarased to be a gov?)
Anyway, here at the official home page is where we see that SFE is in fact “A DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO.”
So first up, who runs it? IDK. Why do we need it? IDK. What has it ever done? IDK
So, second up, I think the San Francisco Department of the Environment shouldn’t be afraid to call itself the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
And, third up, it appears that any kind of participation in this “private public partnership” beautification program, like thumbs-upping a photo, will garner you, the Gentle Reader, a sales call from Wishpond Technologies and Company, whatever that is.
So, Reader beware.
And to you all, SF Environment, I’m only just saying.
With love, from .com to .gov or gov.org or org.gov or whatever you people are calling yourselves these days.
Let me tell you first about Los Angeles, about how they don’t want cars with “master” and “slave” brake cylinders, about how they don’t want PCs with master and slave hard drives:
Based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County, this is not an acceptable identification label,” Joe Sandoval, division manager of purchasing and contract services, said in a memo sent to County vendors
That’s your baseline.
Comes now CalTrain with a logo for the CRUSADER FENCE company, complete with a red cross:
(Check for yourself on the Google Maps: 341 Townsend Street, SF, CA ought to do it.)
So, the fence is so good, it can keep out even the Crusaders?
Does that make sense?
I don’t get it.
Ah, the Notorious “GreenCarCo” of Washington State – It Used to Advertise on Bay Area Craigslist? – Hey, What’s Up with TDI Motors?Friday, October 24th, 2014
Well, this here’s a scene from Masonic in the 94117:
And I’m thinking, gee, what makes this VW “green?” Its diesel engine? Mmmm…
And what’s up with “TDI Motors?” What’s its relationship with Green Car Co of Washington State? Is this old wine in new bottles? IDK, but mmmm… And what’s the relationship with Volkswagen? And hey, isn’t TDI a trade name or a trademark or a service mark or something like that, you know, owned by the VW Group, or someplace like that?
1. TDI does not equal green.
2. If somebody calls me from out of state to do a car deal in craigslist SFBay territory, I don’t think the conversation is going to last long, JMO.
Oh No, This Yellow Limousine Bus from White Motors is Just More Competition for San Francisco’s Beleaguered Taxi IndustryTuesday, May 6th, 2014
Here it is. It looks a lot like this one, huh?
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And then there’s this:
“There is such a shortage of drivers, we are basically trying to empty the ocean with an eyedropper,” Hayashi said. “So we may have recruited a few, but not nearly enough.”
Hey didn’t the SFMTA recently institute an enormous “tax” on medallions? Hey, was that a good idea? Oh it was, ’cause that’s the money what pays your six-figure salary? Ok fine…
No, it cannot.
And could McRoskey’s claim survive any kind of scrutiny?
No it could not.
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The reviews are IN – read away.
The Airflex is a lonely child
Who’s waiting by the park
The Airflex is a door to finding
Treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover
Isn’t that bizarre
Every little thing the Airflex does
Must be answered with a question mark
OMG, an Arresting SF-Related Skateboard Video: “SAN FRANCISCO SHRED CITY” – Thrilling, Scary, DangerousMonday, March 3rd, 2014
Here it is: Comet Skateboards // SAN FRANCISCO SHRED CITY
And in the end, they have a Shutterfly book to send to Nana
How Much Does It Cost to Attend an “Intensive 3-Month Web Development Program” to Learn to Code? The Answer Will Amaze YouTuesday, February 18th, 2014
Here’s the question, how much does it cost to, as they say, Learn To Code?
General Assembly @GA Feb 13 Struggling to teach yourself to code? Apply now to our intensive 3-month web development program in SF: https://cards.twitter.com/cards/2tg4az/5ah …
And here’s the answer, 11,500 didgeridoos:
OUCH! Isn’t that a lot? That’s like $200 a day.
I don’t know, if I were a cranky middle-aged bloggger barely off food stamps and without a colledge diploma, you know, still hoping to make some big score, you know, chasing venture paper like what Twitter get, sick of arguing with white dudes on the Internet, well maybe coding class could turn things around for me. I mean, cooking school was big in the aughts and a lot of people paid $50k to earn what turned out to be worthless diplomas. Are coding schools the same thing? I don’t know. What I DO know is that four years ago, you could sign up for similar courses (like GIRLS CAN CODE! or something) for free. And then, most of the people who attended were placed into jobs soon after “graduation.” That would have been a good thing for lots of people to do.
But these days? I don’t know.