Posts Tagged ‘outset’

Oh No, Another Problem with Apple Maps: Fictional Neighborhood Names Like “North Park” and “Intermission”

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Rambasta fairly questions this Apple Map:

Oh Apple Maps, will you ever win?

Learning From Japan, 2013: Internet Service What’s 100-1000 Times Faster But Also Cheaper Than Yours in San Francisco

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Well, I don’t know if the people at Google Fiber should feel ashamed, but check it:

SONY-BACKED ISP SHAMES GOOGLE FIBER, LAUNCHES 2GBPS SERVICE IN JAPAN

That’s like what, about a thousand times faster than your AT&T ADSL connection for less than what Google charges for Google Fiber?

You know why we don’t have this here? Because of politically-connected monopolies like Comcast.

JAPAN DON’T HAVE NO COMCAST, YOU DIG?

Of course, the Japanese pay waaaaaay too much for rice, on account of bad policies having to do with mom and pop farmers, but they’re doing lots better than us with the internet.

Obvs.

And did you know that there are people living out there west of San Francisco, all the way out there in the Outer Richmond and the Outset (the Outer Sunset) who can’t get cable internet or DSL at any price? Yes, in this day and age, in 2013, there are people in this so-called World Capital of Innovation who go online with a dial up modem because they have no choice.

Poor devils.

Poor, poor West Bay devils. (At least they have Ocean Beach.)

In closing, the Comcast monopoly ought to get shut down and Sony should start selling us internet for cheap.

OMG, It’s Free Slurpee Day All Over Town! Plus, a Special Celebration at 30th and Mission – Happy B-Day, 7-11!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Via SFFunCheap comes the news of Free Slurpee Day.

On a drizzly day in the Godforsaken West Bay, a 7-11 is the Beacon of Culture amongst the grow- and cat- and halfway- houses:

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“Monday, July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at almost every 7-Eleven in the country, but a few locations in the Bay Area are actually holding full on “7-Eleven Day” celebrations.

One 7-Eleven location in San Francisco (3400 Mission Street at 30th Street) hosts four hours of brainfreezing fun with not only free slurpees for all comers, but also fun competitions like Brain freeze contests (exactly what it sounds, who can slurp a slurpee the fastst), with prizes, a jump house with a slide, balloon artist, KYLD radio from noon to 2pm and a live mariachi band at 11am.

This event is free and open to the public. There’s also another free 7-Eleven Day celebration in Sunnyvale from 1p-5p.

Free Slurpee Day 2011 Celebrations

  • What: Free Slurpees throughout the Bay Area can only mean one thing…that’s right, it’s 7-Eleven Day. To commemorate 7-Eleven’s 84th birthday on July 11, aka 7-Eleven Day, Bay Area 7-Eleven stores will show their love by offering free 7.11-ounce Slurpees and hosting a series of competitions, including 84-second timed Slurpee-drinking contests
  • Why: Because 7-Eleven wants to say thank you to the Bay Area and invite y’all
  • Where: Nearly 400 participating Bay Area stores will offer free Slurpees.
    Two Bay Area stores will host big 7-Eleven Day celebrations at::
    - 11 am – 3 pm: 3400 Mission Street (at 30th) in San Francisco
    - 1 pm – 5 pm: 708 N. Fair Oak Ave in Sunnyvale
  • When: Monday, June 11, 2011 – 7 am – 11 pm, while supplies last”

And here’s a stab at participating locations:

1
7-ELEVEN #33434
1.1 mi
711 MARKET @ 3RD ST
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94103 (415) 495-0740Directions
2
7-ELEVEN #33437
1.1 mi
217 SUTTER STREET @ KEARNY
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94108 (415) 362-0590Directions
3
7-ELEVEN #33501
1.2 mi
564 MARKET STREET DELI CAFE
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94104 (415) 956-3368Directions
4
7-ELEVEN #24139
1.4 mi
3998 18TH STREET
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94114 (415) 552-8611Directions
5
7-ELEVEN #33429
1.6 mi
43 DRUMM ST
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94111 (415) 837-0161Directions
6
7-ELEVEN #33006
2.0 mi
2650 MASON ST
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94133 (415) 391-7499Directions
7
7-ELEVEN #39475
2.6 mi
3400 MISSION ST
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94110 (415) 398-5315Directions
8
7-ELEVEN #22627
3.0 mi
5100 GEARY BLVD
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94118 (415) 750-1711Directions
9
7-ELEVEN #20643
4.4 mi
2000 OCEAN AVE
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94127 (415) 584-7111Directions
10
7-ELEVEN #20473
4.6 mi
2222 TARAVAL ST
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94116 (415) 665-4747Directions
11
7-ELEVEN #21389
4.7 mi
2200 BAYSHORE BLVD
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94134 (415) 468-8646Directions
12
7-ELEVEN #20450
4.8 mi
1388 46TH AVE
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94122 (415) 661-5577Directions

Who Says the Outer Sunset Doesn’t Have Colour? A Bunch of Liars, That’s Who

Friday, April 15th, 2011

See?

Or maybe this is the Middle Sunset. I’m a little hazy on the geography of points west of San Francisco.

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Come to the Foggy West Bay, Where the Suburbs meet Utopia

Who, Besides the New York Times, Says the Sunset District is Bleak? On a Clear Day, You Can See the Farallones

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Or maybe it’s just the Outer Sunset, the Outset, that’s “bleak?”

The view from Golden Gate Heights, more or less, after rain clears. Basically, it’s the Inner Sunset

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Sugarloaf is whiter, so it shows up better than Southeast Farallon proper.

That big underwater nuclear waste dump is just to left of Southeast Farallon, the Big Island. From Hunters Point with love:

But we haven’t dumped 55 gallon drums there since 1970, so that’s good, right?

Anyway, at least the air is clean…

Hilarious: Yahoo Maps Calls the Outer Sunset the “Outset” and the Inner Sunset, Wait for It, the “Inset”

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Somebody at Yahoo! Local Maps must have a sense of humor ’cause they’re calling Inner Sunset the “Inset” and the Outer Sunset the “Outset.”

See?

At the outset, I’ll tell you that this image is not inset:

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I don’t know, Inset is a pretty good thing to be called, I guess:

 “a place where something flows in

“Something” could be knowledge, or fog, stuff like that.

And Outset, that’s pretty good too:

 “a start; beginning

Like if you’re starting a cross-country journey, or moving into a halfway house, stuff like that.

So, good on you, Yahoo.

And they also have some other new / funny / inventive names in San Francisco proper, like North Panhandle and stuff, but there’s no East Panhandle (EaPA*) or South Panhandle (SoPA**). Yet.

(And what about InMond for the Inner Richmond and OuMond (OW-MOND) for the Outer Richmond? Maybe someday…)

Anyway, Inset and Outset: Learn It, Know It, Live It.

*I’ll cop to making this one up, but someday DMV Hollow Adjacent will get it’s own moniker.

** There are people who actually use this term. Srlsy.