Posts Tagged ‘gates’

Twin Peaks Update: How Things Look Since the Most Recent Murder and Before the Nighttime Road Shutdown

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Well, here’s your background – just keep reading down.

Photographer Ed French was killed in July 2017.

And here’s the latest:

SF Leaders Consider Proposal to Close Twin Peaks at Nighttime – By Terry McSweeney

(Of course, people would still go up atop Twin Peaks, but not with their cars, so that would certainly lower the SFPD / RPD workload.)

Impressions: Sunrise

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Here’s where one of the gates could go, on Twin Peaks Blvd. The 30 MPH speed limit seems a tad on the high side, but there you go:

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And here’s where the SFPD hangs out – you can pretty much see everybody who comes and goes from this spot:

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And here’s your greeting these days:

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Repeating endlessly:

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Speaking of which, here’s your broken auto glass report. I think I saw strong evidence of at least three break-ins last time I was up there:

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And:

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And:

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This is quite an improvement from earlier this summer, when all the broken glass really stood out on the newly laid macadam. So a rate of about 1000 break ins per year has dropped a lot, due to the heightened SFPD presence.

The popo aren’t up there now as much as in August 2017, but they’re still up there.

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As are your shutterbugs:

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All over, actually:

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Hey, did this woman sleep overnight on the less-trafficked, “car-free” side of this hill? IDK. She looked like a sleepyhead when I saw her one morning:

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So there you have it. I can understand why it’s easier for SFGov to just throw its hands up and say, “Screw it, let’s put up some gates on TPB.”

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As for whether that’s the best course of action, well, that’s up to you, Gentle Reader.

“Melinda Gates Bans Apple Products From The Gates Household” But is That Really So Bad? No iPads, No iPods, Just Zunes

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Don’t ever try to smuggle an Apple product into the house of Melinda Gates, cause she’s just not having it.

Now, Melinda, what if one of your children says, “Mom, I have to have an iPod?The reply:

“I have gotten that argument — ‘You may have a Zune.'”

What she means is a Zune HD, which is Microsoft’s version of an iPod Touch. Let’s learn about it, after a quick photo shoot that happened when Seattle turned aqua blue, for some reason.

MG in the lab, for some reason:

And we’re back.

Now, I myself have a Zune HD – they were going for $140-something just a few days ago but just this moment they’re a big higher at the Amazon. The primary reason I got it was to avoid any iTunes conflicts with my iPod Classic, one that’s been happily chugging along since ought-four. Anyway, compared with an iPod Touch, the Zune HD is cheaper, smaller, faster, smarter what with its OLED screen and NVIDIA chip and whatnot. And it’ll easily fit into the secret pocket of the right front pocket of your blue jeans, so that’s a bonus. I’m at a loss as to why it doesn’t have rocker buttons on the side for volume, but oh well.

Your takeaway is that Apple lowered prices of the iPod Touch line solely due to the arrival of the Zune HD, so you benefit from this piece of machinery regardless.

Anyway, if you’re reading this, Melinda, and you’re still in a you may have a Zune mood, I’ll gladly take a 64GB with the AV Dock, just have your people email me.

And, I’ll thank you sincerely – I won’t feel like I’m being deprived or nothing.

Zune HD rULeZ!