Posts Tagged ‘street’
Get a Special PP License Plate from the DMV and then You Too Can Park Wherever the Hell You Want – The Joys of Being a PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERWednesday, October 19th, 2016
It’s mostly video these days, not photography per se:
Get your own, here
Who says The Richmond is boring?
This is, and has been, a thing – see?
Hey, should these two blocks be on the Strava? Well, since there’re stop signs at the bottom of the dip, the answer is NO. Unless the “King of the Mountain” can actually stop, wait for any cross traffic to clear and then climb up to the next intersection in just 13 seconds…
If only Strava had more lawyer-advisors, you know, instead of the lawyer-investors, then Strava might look at this issue differently…
I ❤ Emoji-Con ’16!
You should go, Gentle Reader, and then ten years from now tell everybody how E-Con “used to be cool, like ten years ago, man.”
Emojicon is a multiple day celebration of all-things emoji that will take place November 4-6, 2016 in beautiful San Francisco.
There will be lots of things to do! See emoji art. Watch emoji films. Discuss emoji policy. Learn how brands use emoji to communicate. Get your picture taken in an emoji photo booth. Eat emoji-themed food. Suggest new emoji to members of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee.
Mix. Mingle. Enjoy.
Emojicon is meant to be accessible to everyone will have a wide range of activities, including
Emoji Learn: a panel-and-workshop track
Emoji Play: an emoji exhibitor space/art gallery
Emoji Film: an emoji film festival
Emoji Party: an emoji opening night party (featuring only food that also are emoji).
Speakers include a curator from MoMA, the founder of Emojipedia, members of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the author of the hijab emoji proposal and many notable designers.
Emojicon has a wide variety of tickets, starting as low as $20, to welcome all levels of emoji love!
Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4, #450A,, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Sprig Delivery vs. the SFMTA – How Hard is It to Treat Market Street as a Place Where You Can Park a Car for 5 Minutes?Friday, October 14th, 2016
I’ll tell you, I don’t have the balls to just park a ride on Market and then sass the SFMTA mounted sergeant(?) PCO’s what show up, but somebody at Sprig does, apparently. And no ticket was issued? Man, that’s lucky. (Delivering anything anywhere near the Financh is HARD, certainly.)
Can’t recall seeing two SFMTA employees on bikes at the same time, in all my years. You know, as Obama said at a fundraiser up in Pac Heights about rural Pennsylvanians who “cling” to their guns, our SFMTA clings to its cars and free parking spaces, oh well. Every SFGov agency is like this – they’ll agree in principal to get rid of / reduce their rides, but then when it comes time to actually do that, they’ll be all, “Well don’t count this car. It’s essential. Take away cars from Some Other Agency.” Poor poor SFGov, so addicted to cars it is…
Market Street: Where Parking Your Bike “For Just Five Minutes” Turns Into Five Days, and Then Maybe Five WeeksThursday, October 13th, 2016
That’s what everybody says, that they parked their bike for just five minutes and then when they came back it had been ripped off. Then the owner gives up and leaves the carcass there and then we have this, for day after day:
A quarter century ago, there were fewer bike thieves in Frisco, and they’d endeavor to steal your whole bike, instead of just parts off of your bike. It was a better era.
Anywho, if you took this mess into a Local Bike Shop, they might tell you to make an appointment, I’m srsly. And then they’d tell you that you’d be better off buying a whole new bike, most likely.
On It Goes…
A New Lunch Place in the Financh: TSUKIJI NO DONBURI-MONO from THE GRUBBIES – $200 for Sea Urchin and Rice?Thursday, October 13th, 2016
I’m taking things slow here. Peasant Pies is gone from 303 Sacramento. In its place is this joint with no seating. This is a real business registered with SFGov.
Now, check out the asking prices. If you want to go hog-wild, you can order UNI plus rice for $40 to $200(!) – click on the photo to see the prices. Is this meant for more than one person? IDK. I’m not sure how many servings of sea urchin gonads plus rice you’d get. Isn’t this a lot of money for lunch? (In mitigation, you can wash down your meal with a can of soda, for just $1 more.)
I’m not sure if they’re suggesting the seafood is flown in from Japan or if this place is just similar to a Japanese fish market. I’ll tell you, there was a Yoshinoya fast food donburi place what tried to make a go of it about a block away from here. They served inexpensive “beef bowls,” like something a taxi driver would eat on break. They didn’t last long.
But this place is different – it’s expensive, and all seafood AFAICS. It’s not at all on social media AFAIK. It’s terra incognita, foodies!
Have at it.
A Modest Proposal to Lessen the Impact of Horrible Octavia “Boulevard” by Removing Parking Spaces on OakWednesday, October 12th, 2016
The cars on the left lane of this block are parked, which is part of the reason why this block of Oak has idling cars on it all the time.
So why not make the left a tow away zone, allowing drivers to get through this congested block more easily? All the SFMTA would have to do is take out like eight spaces:
I mean, is this situation here what was “envisioned” a dozen years ago?