Posts Tagged ‘google’

Here It Is, the Delightfully-Named “Auto Drive,” in the Inner Sunset – Finally a Road Just for Car Drivers – And Also in SF: “Automobile Drive,” Somewhere

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Thusly:

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Google it yourself: Auto Dr SF

I first noticed this odd notation when I was on one of my bikes, and I thought, “I can’t go through there, not on a bike.” But then later on I actually went through the thing, inside sort of an auto anyway. This Drive is kind of narrow. Seems more like an Alley to me:

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I’d love to see a street sign for it.

Au revoir, L’Avenue du Auto:

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And yes, this is official:

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Say, is “Automobile Drive” the same thing? One thinks so, but one doesn’t know.

All right, happy motoring, in your quadricycles!

Here’s What Dinesh D’Souza’s “The Big Lie” Book Looks Like at Frisco’s Only Costco

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

This scene is notable since he apparently went to a store to set up an Instagram-worthy tableau for the benefit of his Twitter Followers, only to be mocked for it.

The IRL isn’t as grand, oh well:

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Perhaps he’ll yammer against Costco and Google again, who knows…

Frisco Zeppelin Nostalgia: Remembering When the Bay Area had Its Own Rigid Airship

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Here’s the news:

Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

And here’s what we had flying about a decade ago – ah memories:

Read all about itZeppelin service has been firmly established in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As seen over the weekend:

Passing by Coit Tower:

A close up view, click to enlarge. Can you see pilot Fritz Guenther and his Peltor brand headphones? Sure you can.

And an adorable piggly tail in the back:

There we go, back to normal:

Ah, memories.

2008 ZLT ZEPPELIN LUFTSCHIFFTECHNIK LZ N07-100 Blimp/Dirigible (17 seats / 3 engines)

Troubled Anthony Levandowski’s PRIBOT Prius, Last Seen Banged Up in the Western Addition Six Years Ago

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Was reading this…

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google? Inside the vicious patent fight over self-driving technology. By Max Chafkin and Mark Bergen

…and that reminded me of this, the last time I saw PRIBOT, the ur-car, left forgotten on the mean Streets of San Francisco:

Poor Pribot!

In closing:

“He’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.”

 

The Zeitgeist of 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Right here:

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Here’s what you do, you attach the lens of an old Google Glass onto the side of some Snapchat Spectacles and then put on a red Make America Great Again baseball cap and then sidle on into the ZG randomly saying, “OK Glass” every ten seconds or so and then see how that works out..

UBER is Now Recruiting “Vehicle Operators” in Frisco – Help Improve Their Sad Self-Driving Cars – $24/Hr + Snacks/Drinks

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

And then when your ride wants to sail through a red light, say the unexpected one installed mid-block out in front of our world-famous SFMOMA on Third, well, you just might get terminated, with extreme prejudice, oh well.

All the deets, via code1zero:

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OTOH, snacks!

The Secret Bus of Pets: How Can You Tell If a Bus is DOG FRIENDLY? – Just Look for This Sign Up Front –

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

As seen in the North of NoPA DivCo Divisadero Corridor Western Addition:

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MUNI sure aint dog-friendly.

Imagine a Google Bus on Market Without Protesters in Front of It: Google Maps Goes BEYOND THE ROAD in Frisco Today

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

All the deets.

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Maybe you can still register for the 3:00 PM event at this late hour, IDK. It’ll be at “The Village” or “The Wilson” or across the street at The Warfield next to The Crazy Horse.

What? 
Beyond the Road is a global Google Maps APIs event series where we share our vision for the next wave of maps and location intelligence and demonstrate how that impacts businesses both large and small.

Google experts, our technology partners and customers will share insights and trends in maps and location data and answer questions on how that affects global businesses today, as well as in the future.

There will also be time for one on one conversations with our experts and opportunities to connect with other local business leaders.

Why?
Google has spent over a decade building the most advanced, dynamic maps possible. Come and join us to learn how Google Maps is evolving to give enterprises new ways to leverage location intelligence.

Who?
If you are a senior level professional and want to find out how Google location services can benefit your business, please register here.

API means what now? Anyway, nice bus, G!

Know Your Google Bus from the Front, Side and Back

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

These are the new robin’s egg blue decals from the SFMTA – the “pilot” bus program is over, so the old light green decals have expired now.

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If you have any beefs with these buses, you’re supposed to call 311, that’s what the new phone icon means. And then you tell them, “Bus 09-5016 just run me over,” or something. That’s the system, baby.

The prefix “09” means LUX LEASING LLC. What’s that? Who the Hell knows, Gentle Reader. It’s some company, somewhere.

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And now we’re at the back. Here’s something new to me – a HOW’S MY DRIVING sticker:

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‘Cause the “Luxury” Leasing ppl want you complaining to them afore you call up SFGov with your bus beef.

This is how things stand with corporate buses in Frisco in the second half of 2016…

Here’s All What’s Left of 1994’s Giant “Gold Mountain” Mural at Romolo Place in North Beach – Graffiti

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:

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But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:

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Due to this:

“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.

There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…