Posts Tagged ‘spot’

Breaking the Code: Blue Handicap Placards are for Luxury Cars and Red Handicap Placards are for Regular Cars

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

See? The brand-new Mercedes Benz and the Lexus have blue placards but the Honda has to make do with just a red placard.

Financial District, San Francisco:

Why is it that every brand new Mercedes parked in San Francisco’s Financial District has a blue handicap placard hanging from the rear view? Are these things like a no-cost option or something?

The fact that no California physician has ever been disciplined in the slightest for improperly signing the DMV form in the history of the state puts a lot of pressure on area doctors. Everybody knows that they won’t get caught. It’s like all the doctor needs to do is write down his or her name once and that will earn said doctor a fan for life.

A long healthy life.

In a new Mercedes Benz.

With an improperly-gotten handicap placard.

Hurray! Free parking. For life!

And when those downtown core congestion charges come, then free driving. For life!

 

OMG, Taylor Swift is in Saskatchewan Right Now! SF-Based JustSpotted.com Stalks Celebs All Over the World in Real Time

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I’ll tell you, back in the day fans needed to work hard to track the peregrinations of their favorite celebrities. But that’s all changed now thanks to San Francisco-based JustSpotted.com, which:

“…aggregates social data in real-time and collects submissions from spotters, provides real-time updates and allows millions of fans to connect with their favorite celebrities.”

O.K. fans, get to your stalking.

“JustSpotted.com Adds Celebrity Blog and Other Features

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2010  – AJ Asver, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of JustSpotted, announces the latest features to be deployed at JustSpotted.com, a newly launched website and the definitive source for breaking celebrity news. The site, which aggregates social data in real-time and collects submissions from spotters, provides real-time updates and allows millions of fans to connect with their favorite celebrities.

“JustSpotted pushes the boundaries of what can be done with real-time social data,” says Asver.  ”We have taken the celebrity spotting phenomena, which already occurs on Facebook and Twitter, and have made it more accessible.”

JustSpotted is a San Francisco-based technology company that aggregates publicly available information from websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. The company’s proprietary technology filters the aggregated information and collects credible comments on celebrity sightings, delivering a real-time newsfeed of the activities and locations of over 10,000 celebrities. JustSpotted allows fans and celebrities to connect and to share information with each other.

JustSpotted’s new features will provide a unique and interactive experience for fans and for celebrities.

The JustSpotted Blog, one of six new features to be deployed at the site, will include feature articles and real-time news on celebrity sightings.  The first blog will feature JustSpotted’s most prominent celebrity, Justin Bieber, and utilize tweets to chronicle his whereabouts over the last month.

JustSpotted’s Search by Location feature will allow visitors at the site to view celebrity sightings in a specific area by typing the location in the search bar.

The Fan Button feature will allow visitors to instantly become a “fan” of a celebrity and will offer a real-time feed of the latest sightings of the celebrity.

The Globe Spotters map will show celebrity sightings in real-time, information which JustSpotted will aggregate from other websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. With the reported sightings, JustSpotted’s fluid world map will show the locations of celebrities in real-time.

About JustSpotted

JustSpotted.com offers real-time updates of celebrities for their fans. It is the one-stop destination for fans to view over 700 celebrity sightings everyday. JustSpottedis celebrity friendly. The company, which offers page-branding and mobile updates, partners with celebrities. By developing direct relationships between JustSpotted and celebrities, the site will publish exclusive information that is provided directly by the celebrities.

Harsh: Apple’s iPhone Gets Pwned by T-Mobile – AT&T Service Personified in an Unfavorable Light

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Check out Laughing Squid for the latest critique of Apple and AT&T:

“T-Mobile goes after AT&T in their new myTouch 4G “Piggyback” commercial, which is a parody of Apple’s popular “Get a Mac” ads.”

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Pwned.

Looking for Parking in Golden Gate Park Can Become a Family Affair

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Those circling Golden Gate Park looking for a free parking space will eventually be rewarded, but finding an empty spot can be a trying ordeal taking upwards of an hour. Best if you enlist the aid of beasts and children.

Why not give it a try? They’ll bark or squeal to alert you when the see a legal space.

Bless the beasts and the children.