Posts Tagged ‘junior’

How Much Does It Cost to Attend an “Intensive 3-Month Web Development Program” to Learn to Code? The Answer Will Amaze You

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Here’s the question, how much does it cost to, as they say, Learn To Code?

Speak of the Devil:

General Assembly ‏@GA Feb 13 Struggling to teach yourself to code? Apply now to our intensive 3-month web development program in SF: https://cards.twitter.com/cards/2tg4az/5ah …

And here’s the answer, 11,500 didgeridoos:

OUCH! Isn’t that a lot? That’s like $200 a day.

I don’t know, if I were a cranky middle-aged bloggger barely off food stamps and without a colledge diploma, you know, still hoping to make some big score, you know, chasing venture paper like what Twitter get, sick of arguing with white dudes on the Internet, well maybe coding class could turn things around for me. I mean, cooking school was big in the aughts and a lot of people paid $50k to earn what turned out to be worthless diplomas. Are coding schools the same thing? I don’t know. What I DO know is that four years ago, you could sign up for similar courses (like GIRLS CAN CODE! or something) for free. And then, most of the people who attended were placed into jobs soon after “graduation.” That would have been a good thing for lots of people to do.

But these days? I don’t know.

OMG, He’s World-Famous! It’s Junior, the San Francisco Bike Messenger – A Living Legend, A Cultural Institution

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Spotted on Second Street:

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Hey, do you know who has more decades, more time, more hours, more miles on a bike in the 415 than anyone at the semi-governmental San Francisco Bicycle Coalition?

Me!*

And hey, do you know who has more decades, more time, more hours, more miles on a bike in the 415 than I?

Junior! (And others, to be sure.)

And hey, can you think of two people who don’t buy everything the semi-governmental San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has to say?

Me and Junior!

Isn’t that funny?

And hey, do think that Junior or I endorsed appointed Mayor Ed Lee, you know that guy on the right side of the aisle of San Francisco politics, for Mayor?

No. Hell no.

But, do you think the semi-governmental San Francisco Bicycle Coalition endorsed appointed Mayor Ed Lee for Mayor?

Yes!

Hell yes! Even though most of the members* of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition wouldn’t dream of endorsing Ed Lee for Mayor. 

Isn’t that funny?

No .

Hell no

Oh well.

*Since the 1980′s, baby. A daily driver. 

**Hey, you no who no longer boasts about the number of its members? That’s right, the SFBC. Does that mean that membership is down? Yep yep.

 

 

Silhouette Identification of Iconic San Francisco Bike Messengers: “Junior”

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

You know, Junior:

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The New SFPD BMWs are Here, the New SFPD BMWs are Here! As Seen Busting Cyclists on Market Street

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

2010:

“On the new green bike lanes and separators sprouting up all over the city:

I’m kind of worried that they are a precursor to beginning widespread bicycle ticketing around the city.”

2012:

Market Street, USA, between 6th and 5th, inbound, morning drive, last week, and the week before, and the week before…

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Dude, is that a BMW R1200RT-P? That’s the first I’ve seen in SFPD service.

Spot the Two-Wheeled Icon: It’s Junior, San Francisco’s Oldest Bike Messenger

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

See?

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The Humpback Whales of San Francisco County – Meet Mama, Papa and Junior – But Ouch: Big Killer Whale Bite

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

All right, I need to payoff on that headline.

Here are your humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) of San Francisco County, which, of course, includes a whole bunch of ocean (depending on how you look at it.)

A pair of namesake humps. This particular species is not endangered at all – there are tons of them out there.

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Horizontal tale = whale, of course. These things are huge, like almost 50 feet long and weighing as much as older DC-9 jetliners:

Here’s Mama and Papa and Junior, just a pod of freelance whales coming and going as they please:

And here’s what happens when a killer whale takes a big bite out of your hump. Chomp chomp:

Bon courage, cetaceans!

Pixar’s Campus in Emeryville is Delightful – Complete With a Giant Luxo Junior You Can See From Space

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Can you see Luxo Jr?

How about now?

From Andyi’s Visit to Pixar:

Via Andyi

OMG, Madonna’s Material Girl Collection Launches August 3rd! Giveaways at Macy’s Union Square!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Now, you’re too young to remember Madonna’s Material Girl phase (well maybe this is a better example), but her 80′s look is back in a big way for 2010.

So, this coming Tuesday, August 3rd, you can start lining up at the Macy’s at 170 O’Farrell to get one of 200 free bandeau tops and a gift card and maybe even an autographed Madonna T-shirt if you can pull off a proper Material Girl get-up.

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Appears as if Taylor Momsen won’t need too much help to get to an MG look. Anyway, look for her to model la coleccion starting next week:

 

See? Same lipstick:

The deets:

“The collection launches next week, on 8.3.10, at Macy’s Union Square, and this location is throwing two launch parties on Tuesday to celebrate! The first event will start promptly at 10 a.m, as the first 200 customers to line up at Macy’s in Union Square at this hour will receive a free bandeau top from the Material Girl collection and a $10 gift card valid only on August 3. At 11 a.m., show up in your best Madonna look for a chance to win an autographed Madonna t-shirt. Then, later in the day (at 3:00), everyone is invited to a shopping party at Macy’s!”

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California Academy of Sciences Offers Free Admission to Military, Police, Fire, Teachers Feb 1 to Mar 15

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Does that headline make enough sense? It means that if you are a member of the military (yes, including even the touchy touchy Coast Guard), or a firefighter, or a peace officer, or a teacher, then you can get into San Francisco’s awesome California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for free over the next month-and-a half:

“From February 1 through March 15, 2010, the Academy will offer free admission to military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and teachers, in honor of their service to our communities and country. To participate, individuals must show proof of occupation and a valid ID at the ticket window. This discount applies to one individual admission only and cannot be combined with other offers.”

Just think, your camera could soon be recording the most-photographed fish in the world:

This temporary program will save you $24.99.

See you there, hero.

Meraki Wants to WiFi Your School for Just $8 Per Student, Sort of, If You Act Now

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Oddly-named Meraki wants to WiFi up your K-12 school with a quickness, so all the kids can watch the Lady Gaga (coming December 13th, 2009!) and AutoTune the News without all those pesky wires about. See?

“Meraki, the cloud-based wireless networking company, launched its “Wireless For Schools” program today, offering K-12 schools and districts a comprehensive 802.11n wireless LANat the price of $40 per student or less. The program enables schools to deploy a high-quality wireless network quickly, easily, and at less than half the cost of other solutions in the market. To qualify, schools must contact Meraki and make their purchases by December 22, 2009.”

Now that’s $40 per, but if you get some kind of E-rate rebate aka (Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries (USFSL) from Uncle Sucker, the Feds will kick in for 80% of the bill. I mean, they wanted to pay for the Bridge to Nowhere and they still want to pay for the bulk of the Chinatown subway – the Feds have all kinds of moola. So it’s time to get your fair share. You know…. for kids.

Meraki founders Hans Robertson and Sanjit Biswas want to Free the Net, or something:

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“On Sanjit: Marc by Marc Jacobs army mélange jacket with zip-out vest ($528)[!] at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Cotton t-shirt and glasses, model’s own[!].” Photo by Bryan Davis.

All right, get cracking. One Call Does it All: (415) 632-5800

Meraki Offers Wireless Networks to K-12 Schools for $40 Per Student or Less

Meraki’s “Wireless For Schools” makes it easy for schools to deploy a high-quality 802.11n wireless network across the campus

Meraki, the cloud-based wireless networking company, launched its “Wireless For Schools” program today, offering K-12 schools and districts a comprehensive 802.11n wireless LAN at the price of $40 per student or less. The program enables schools to deploy a high-quality wireless network quickly, easily, and at less than half the cost of other solutions in the market. To qualify, schools must contact Meraki and make their purchases by December 22, 2009.

The Hard Sell, after the jump.

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