Posts Tagged ‘vantool’

Noe Valley’s 23rd Street Proves Too Much for This Google Bus – Its Rear End Gets Stuck at the Bottom of a Hill

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Oh well:

Via Jim Greer of online gaming site Kongregate - click to expand

Google Bus/

Google Bus/

It’s not your fault

Wouldn’t the Google Bus have been better off on 24th? I think so.

And hey, didn’t former Supervisor Bevan Dufty meet with area NIMBY’s to iron things out a half-decade ago?

I think so. Actually, I know so. It looked like this:

But the wealthy, white, wizened NIMBYs of Noe still weren’t satisfied.

Oh well.

I hope you’re happy, NIMBIES! Look what you made Google do.

(Or maybe the driver just got lost. You’d think he’d have a map with no-go areas marked out.)

(Do Googlers Google on Sundays? Not that I know of, but they go on fun field trips from time to time, wine tastings and the like, I hear.)

I’ll tell you, Google prolly hasn’t been this embarrassed since that federal cop busted the Maps Car in the Presidio.

Here’s the chase, recorded by Google itself:

And here’s the bust, apparently for not getting a permit from the Presidio Trust after the Presidio Trust told Google it would need a permit:

All right, let’s be careful out there, Google!

If You Work for Apple, You Can Opt Out of Public Transportation by Riding the Supr Sekrt “Van Ness Express”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hurray!

Apple’s Van Ness Express bus taking Apple workers home to the Marina after a long day’s work:

Click to expand

Can you imaging having to take MUNI and CalTrain to get to work?

(Perish the thought.)

The funny thing is that the taxes that Apple and its employees pay to subsidize transit just don’t even factor in. It’s just easier for them to opt out of the whole system.

Don’t you wish you could opt out too?