In an industry famous for showing up late or not at all, these people are out afore sunup in the rain, believe it or not:
Posts Tagged ‘dark’
The “Innovation Capital of the World” Doesn’t Have a Backup Plan When Traffic SIgnals Go Out at McAllister and FillmoreWednesday, November 9th, 2016
Talking about Frisco here, of course, but I suppose we don’t hear that phrase all the time the way we used to. But “World Class City,” that’s going as strong as ever, when somebody wants to spend Someone Else’s Money on something new…
Anywho, obviously traffic signals are going to have issues from time to time, but what ends up happening at McAllister and Fillmore is that the traffic signals sometimes go totally dead, as here:
The solution of course is to flash all the lights red, which this intersection is capable of, but not during yesterday’s evening drive, oh well.
We could and should do better here…
South Bay Update: HALLOWEEN WHOPPER – Deliciously Dark – But Beware the “Green Poop” – Scary Food Dyes?Friday, October 2nd, 2015
This is how they roll down Hayward(?) way:
And here’s a review:
As Tolstoy said in Quotable Notables, “Give me learning, sir, and you may keep your black bread”
All the deets:
“A.1.® HALLOWEEN WHOPPER®SANDWICH – Deliciously Dark
What Comes After Silk Road? Silk Road 2.0, Of Course – The Feds Crack Down in SF, Once Again – Blake Benthall ArrestedThursday, November 6th, 2014
And here’s the Complaint – Hotel 1, Hotel 2, Twitter, GitHub, etc
Via Ryan Mac:
So, Homeland Security infiltrated SR2 with an undercover agent, one named “HSI-UC?” Gee, just how many undercover feds are operating in the 415 these days? A dozen? Three dozen? Who knows.
Big Blue, the Old Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate in the Twitterloin,will be a busy place today…
“Operator of Silk Road 2.0 Website Charged in Manhattan Federal Court – Silk Road 2.0, Launched in November 2013 After Its Predecessor was Shut Down by Law Enforcement, Has Enabled More Than 100,000 People to Buy and Sell Illegal Drugs Anonymously Over the Internet
U.S. Attorney’s OfficeNovember 06, 2014
Southern District of New York(212) 637-2600
FBI New York Press Office(212) 384-2100
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Peter Edge, Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today the arrest of BLAKE BENTHALL, a/k/a “Defcon,” in connection with his operation and ownership of the Silk Road 2.0 website, a hidden website designed to enable its users to buy and sell illegal drugs and other unlawful goods and services anonymously and beyond the reach of law enforcement. BENTHALL was arrested yesterday in San Francisco, California. He will be presented later today in federal court in San Francisco before Magistrate Judge Jaqueline Scott Corley.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “As alleged, Blake Benthall attempted to resurrect Silk Road, a secret website that law enforcement seized last year, by running Silk Road 2.0, a nearly identical criminal enterprise. Let’s be clear—this Silk Road, in whatever form, is the road to prison. Those looking to follow in the footsteps of alleged cybercriminals should understand that we will return as many times as necessary to shut down noxious online criminal bazaars. We don’t get tired.”
Dawn Patrol: The SFPD Rousting Bleary-Eyed, Bicycle-Thieving Hippies at 6 AM in Golden Gate Park, 94117Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
This is what it looks like, in the middle of the Panhandle halfway betwixt Fell and Oak, sometimes, when Park Station goes on we-own-the-night Dawn Patrol:
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SFPD Crown Vic radio cars do OK driving on the grass, until it gets too muddy in there.
Look out, sleepy hippies!
Turn Off the Dark: Our 88-Year-Old Pacific Telephone Building is Back in Business, Baby! 140 New Montgomery is All Lit UpThursday, November 28th, 2013
You see, first it was all like this, abandoned, empty:
Then it was all like this, as seen from 225 Bush, a slightly older and slightly shorter building:
And then you could see through the thing, as seen earlier this year:
And now it’s a beacon at night.
I guess it’s called 140NM now? Ok fine.
So, first this building was commercial office space, then they wanted to change it to condos, and then they changed it back to office space, and now I’ll bet they wished they had stuck with the condo idea. Oh well.
Anyway, get all the deets on the Pacific Bell Building right here.
Now That the Smurfs 2 Movie is Out, Let’s Recall the Time in 2011 When Mayor Ed Lee Had City Hall Lit in Blue for the Original Smurfs FilmFriday, August 9th, 2013
Here’s a retread post from 2011.
So, even though we might not have a blue* Mayor…
…we do have a blue City Hall. IRL, SRSLY, this is what City Hall, the Highest Classical Dome in the Western Hemisphere,* looks like at night these days:
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And here’s an effort from Do Not Lick, who asks, “How Broke is San Francisco?”
As they, say, Smurf Happens:
San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue in Honor of The Smurfs
City Hall, San Francisco\
Smurf Village at Hillsdale Shopping Center, Hillsdale Shopping Center
10AM-3PM – Thursday, July 28th, 2011
*Or sunburned, take your pick. This photo, which is sometimes used to show people what Ed Lee looks like, is way, way, way, way oversaturated
I would show you a one-click fix but I am ignorant of how to do such a thing. PhotoShop’s Replace Color on a sunburned area would be a start…
Oh, wait a sec, here we go – a simple black and white does the trick:
*That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
“Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol“