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Twitterloin Update: The LAFAYETTE COFFEE SHOP Diner is Long Gone, But It’s Neon Sign is Still A-Glowing, For Some ReasonFriday, July 15th, 2016
For The Record, This is the OTHER Street Lamp on My Block That’s Been Burning 24-7-365 for a Year or SoWednesday, February 10th, 2016
So IDK, one supposes that all these street lights about town have photovoltaic-type switches that have gotten occluded (ala putting a piece of paper on the right side of my car’s dashboard to turn the headlights on / waving your hand in front of my TV to cover up the sensor to get it to go dimmer) over the months and years and that’s why they burn all the live-long day, for weeks, months, and what’s next, years?
Anyway, here’s the other lamp on my short block – I’ve never shown you this one afore.
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Hey SFGov, how much does it cost to this light in the daytime for a year? Multiply that by how many lights?
Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders
On the right you can see the new LEDs and on the left you can see the pinkish brownish light you get from regular old street lamps.
That’s it. That was the cause for all the hullaballoo.
And any org what crows about all the benefits of this change is the very same org that burns some street lamps all the livelong day, 24/7/365 for something like a year now.
Fell Street Blues: The Street Lights That Have Been Burning 24-7 for MONTHS Now Have Company – A New MysteryMonday, July 6th, 2015
Here you go, four streetlights in and around the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. From left to right:
1. ON ALL THE TIME SINCE EARLY 2015, on RPD Property.
2. ON ALL THE TIME SINCE EARLY 2015, on DPW Property.
3. ON ALL THE TIME SINCE THE PAST WEEK, on DPW Property.
4. ON ONLY AT NIGHT, on DPW Property – this one’s in the control group.
Q. Well, maybe this was at dusk, when the lights were turning on?
A. Nope. Daytime, nighttime, bright days, not-so-bright days. All the time.
Q. Well, this is just a few lamps, so this waste doesn’t amount to much, right?
A. Nope. There are other lights on as well. Just take a look at the Panhandle as you pass by, as thousands of well-compensated SFGov employees have similarly done. You can see these lights shining brightly, from a bus, from a car, whilst walking, whilst biking, you can see them from a box, you can see them with a fox, you can see them from a house, you can see them with a mouse. It all adds up.
Q. Well why don’t you just call 311 then?
A. ‘Cause 311 is for losers.* Actually, RPD is well-aware of this issue, one that they can see from their clubhouse at the end of … Fell Street. RPD just doesn’t give a fuck. Sorry.
END OF LINE.
*Oh sorry, loosers (if reading on the Internet).
How Rec and Park/SFGov Treats the Low-Cost Power and Water We Steal From Yosemite: Wastefully – In the Recent Past and TodayTuesday, May 12th, 2015
Let’s see if I can pay off on that headline.
The stealing part has to do with the history of Hetch Hetchy, which nobody in SF officialdom wants to fix/deal with/discuss, ’cause SFGov conducted a bribery campaign a century ago and that’s The Way Things Are and that’s the way we likes it. OK fine.
And what’s this, SF now recycles a little bit of water the past few years, after all that criticism? OK fine.
But here we go, what’s this?
And what’s this?
And what’s this?
And at night too – so, who gives a fuck, right?
Anyway, that’s the recent past, but now here’s the here and now, or at least the past month or two – random historic street lamps in Golden Gate Park have been blazing away all the live-long day. See?
Do you think all the SFPUC/RPD/SFGov workers who claim to ride bikes to work might notice this and maybe say something to somebody after all these weeks and weeks? Oh what’s that, you merely testing the lights? Oh, well, maybe you are, maybe all these lights on makes sense somehow, the same way that watering the Panhandle bike path every night made sense, the same way that watering the Saabs of Fell and Oak made sense…
These things are huge.
First there was just one giant billboard extolling the virtues of Budweiser, and now there are two.
Well played, Budweiser.
The Beautiful Overhead Wires of the Inner Sunset – Wires are Energy, Communication, Transportation – Wires Are LifeMonday, November 10th, 2014
What do you see here? It’s a Rorschach test deal:
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There are some millionaires out there who think that we should take tax money, mostly from non-millionaires of course, and use it to get rid of all these cables and wires and whatnot and replace them with a more expensive approach.
I cry foul.