I’m thinking that this kind of scene is pretty much what you could have seen in each of the past 13 decades…
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The Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park had a lot more color back in September, but there are still some flowers there in mid-November. See?
The colors, man – groove on the colors:
And what’s right around the corner? The flowering plum tree blossoms of January
I suppose December is our worst month for flowers – I’ll look for some around town in a few weeks…
Viking Games in the Panhandle: Look at All These People Throwing Wood to Play “Kubb” in Golden Gate ParkTuesday, November 18th, 2014
This was the call:
And here’s the result, as seen in the Panhandle – look at all them people:
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It’s Kubb, baby!
The SFMTA’s Crazy Traffic Signals at Fell and Shrader in the Western Addition, Just North of the PanhandleFriday, November 14th, 2014
The SFMTA makes all kinds of mistakes all the time, but it’s afraid to admit that it ever might have made a mistake ever, oh well.
Check out the newish light signals at Fell and Shrader:
(Filmed in Nike-Vision, except this woman is a real person who lives in the area and just happened to be passing through – quite unacceptable to those who reside in Niketown.)
So I understand the red bike and the upraised hand signal – so far so good.
And I understand the next phase, the I-do-what-I-want phase:
And then there’s this:
And then this:
And then back to all-red.
So now I understand what the SFMTA means, but I needed to study the lights.
IMO, the SFMTA should be focused on safety instead of ideology. IMO, the SFMTA should strive to keep things simple. IMO, the SFMTA should factor human nature into into its signal schemes. For example, this woman here entered into the intersection way late and had to rely upon the driver seeing her. Is the SFMTA at all curious as to why people might be confused by this unique-in-the-world intersection with its current signal setup? Not at all.
Electric Skateboard Unicycle! – This Tech Bro is a “Onewheel” “Beta Rider” – Bonus: Seussian Facial HairFriday, October 24th, 2014
This is a scene from the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, famous for its late-night, bully-boy, strong-arm bicycle robbers, and its “Have-You-Seen-My-Lost-Drone?” posters, and its winding bike path, which has become a test track for novel personal conveyances.
As here, with this Onewheel, a “self-balancing electric skateboard”
Four white LEDs up front as headlights and four red LEDs in the rear as taillights? Of course.
Kickstarter funded? Of course.
On Instagram? Of course.
Engineering degree from Stanfoo? Of course.
Mountain View-based? Of course.
Future Motion Inc founder and Onewheel Inventor
Onewheel was imagined and developed by Kyle Doerksen, an inventor and design engineer who’s been dreaming about one wheeled vehicles for years. He has built hardware products from kids toys to consumer electronics to medical devices and works to create magical new experiences through technology. Electric vehicles are his passion and Onewheel is an expression of the true freedom and excitement that electric vehicles can achieve.
Onewheel launched successfully on Kickstarter in January 2014 and thanks to the support of our amazing backers the Onewheel dream is becoming a reality!
Onewheel is based in Mountain View, California and is a privately held company focused on the development of advanced personal vehicles.”
Phil Ginsburg Breaks Bad! – Drains Lily Pond, Applies Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium Hydroxide – Video of White WastelandWednesday, October 22nd, 2014
I just caught a sneak peek of the sixth season of Rec and Park and boy, it’s a doozie:
Parks Chief Phil Ginsberg et. al. have cooked up a batch of white powdery chemicals…
…and they’ve applied it to the now-drained Quarry Lake / Lily Pond in Golden Gate Park.
Here’s what the place looks like now:
It’s a powdery wonderland, filled with all kinds of urban flotsam and jetsam…
…but there’s nary a peep out of those troublesome frogs.
Check this one-minute video of the place – it would be a good place for a seance or some kind of Wiccan ceremony this Halloween.
Here it is, a vast wasteland with the silence broken only by the occasional the calls of Belted Kingfishers (and, for all I know, Everdeen’s Mockingjays as well):
It’s hard to see, but this curb on MLK is mostly red, so it looks like a towaway zone.
But the signs say forget all that and park for free for four hours:
Prolly the RPD or DPW or SFMTA or some sort of ALPHABET SOUP org should clean off the red / reddish paint but if you say anything about that, then they’ll start begging you for more, ever more money, oh well.
Also note the fresh broken glass on the sidewalk, oh well
Coyote Warnings are Out Again in Golden Gate Park – At the Conservatory and Academy – But Don’t Say, “Clever Girl!”Thursday, October 16th, 2014
I’m not sure when CW Nevius SF Coyote Hysteria hit its peak – I think it was a year or two after he moved to town, so it must have been a year or two ago. Here’s a sample, where the SF newcomer uses the term “we” as if he were a long-timer:
So how many people have been nipped at by San Francisco coyotes since the Era of Alarmism? How about zero? Compare that with the number of people hospitalized from dog attacks over the same period. Mmmm…
Anyway, there are more signs than usual on the East Si-iiide of the park these days:
And here’s some mockery of these now-famous coyote signs, from back in the day