First it was all like this, but now it’s all like this:
Posts Tagged ‘water’
Golden Gate Park Panhandle Bathroom Graffiti – From “Hetch Hetchy —>” to “Hobo—>” – Good Morning, SunshineWednesday, August 19th, 2015
To Its Credit, the “Green Roof” of Our California Academy of Sciences is Looking Pretty Brown These Days – “Drought Conversation” Coming August 14-15Monday, July 27th, 2015
IDK, maybe it’s been browner at some point, but it’s never been and it will never be as green as some thought it would be.
Here’s what’s coming up:
“Bay Area H2O
August 14-15 | 10 am – 4 pm
What does the drought mean for the Bay Area’s people, plants, and animals? Join this special two-day conversation on our museum floor, and learn how the drought impacts local lives.”
How Rec and Park/SFGov Treats the Low-Cost Power and Water We Steal From Yosemite: Wastefully – In the Recent Past and TodayTuesday, May 12th, 2015
Let’s see if I can pay off on that headline.
The stealing part has to do with the history of Hetch Hetchy, which nobody in SF officialdom wants to fix/deal with/discuss, ’cause SFGov conducted a bribery campaign a century ago and that’s The Way Things Are and that’s the way we likes it. OK fine.
And what’s this, SF now recycles a little bit of water the past few years, after all that criticism? OK fine.
But here we go, what’s this?
And what’s this?
And what’s this?
And at night too – so, who gives a fuck, right?
Anyway, that’s the recent past, but now here’s the here and now, or at least the past month or two – random historic street lamps in Golden Gate Park have been blazing away all the live-long day. See?
Do you think all the SFPUC/RPD/SFGov workers who claim to ride bikes to work might notice this and maybe say something to somebody after all these weeks and weeks? Oh what’s that, you merely testing the lights? Oh, well, maybe you are, maybe all these lights on makes sense somehow, the same way that watering the Panhandle bike path every night made sense, the same way that watering the Saabs of Fell and Oak made sense…
If you want to do something about the North American Drought of 2012 – 20xx, you can always drop by at our expensive SFPUC building in the western Twitterloin:
“Signage is available for pick-up at the SFPUC Customer Service Center, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 1st Floor. Request larger quantities by email firstname.lastname@example.org”
ASSIGNMENT DESK: A Patent Dispute of Concern to Hot Young Women – Local Angle! – Health Angle! – LIFEFACTORY vs. ???Thursday, March 19th, 2015
I’ll tell you, ONLY IN MARIN, ’cause only in Marin will you find the LifeFactory company, which makes those expensive, fashionable glass water bottles with silicone covers what are all the rage at the hot yoga the past few years. LF offers us “mobile glass solutions for modern life,” don’t you know.
That’s right, the Lifefactory ppl have US Patent 8579133 B2, Protective sleeves for containers. Check it:
You can see their press release below.
But come now the Ello and Zulu ppl to say, well, read what they have to say right here.
This story writes itself.
Bonus Time: Local Successful Female Entrepreneur of Color
1. Dear LF, what’s wrong with people buying Ello bottles at Costco #144 in SoMA for $7.49? (Oh, you’ll get an earful on that one, about how Ello sucks, which, you know, the pop-tops do seem a bit cheesy, but then again, everybody I know with the LF bottles complains about leaking caps, so there you go,)
2. And if your lawsuit is going so great, why is it that ppl can still buy Ello stuff in ‘Merica?
3. And Ello uses squares instead of circles (and Zulu uses a diamond pattern, I think), so what’s so wrong with that?
Enquiring Minds Want To Know.
I’ll tell you, nobody’s covered this one. This is your story.
This is the most accessible, local patent law case you will find. I’m srsly.
“SAUSALITO, Calif., July 21, 2014 — Lifefactory, Inc. (www.lifefactory.com), the leading provider of mobile glass solutions for modern life, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Leapfrog Product Development LLC, the manufacturer of the Ello and Zulu water bottle lines, for offering for sale, selling, and distributing reusable glass bottles with protective silicone sleeves in violation of Lifefactory’s patent. The company’s lawsuit alleges infringement of Utility Patent No. 8,579,133, which covers Lifefactory’s innovative sleeves and wraps for protecting containers.
The lawsuit, filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California, represents Lifefactory’s dedication to protecting its brand while issuing a warning to others attempting to or planning to infringe on its innovations. The lawsuit is the largest and most significant to date brought by Lifefactory, and is part of the company’s ongoing proactive efforts to combat the unlawful production, distribution, and sale of products that infringe on its valuable intellectual property rights.
“Lifefactory’s patent portfolio represents years of hard work and showcases our commitment to innovation on behalf of our customers,” said Roy Mabrey, C.O.O. of Lifefactory, Inc. “Putting our utility patent into full effect will allow our retail partners and consumers to be able to purchase high-quality products they can trust without confusion.”
Lifefactory has been awarded numerous design and utility patents and has additional patents pending in the U.S. and internationally. For additional information, please visit www.lifefactory.com/ip.
ABOUT LIFEFACTORY, INC.
Lifefactory is the leading provider of mobile glass solutions for modern life. The Company brings the purity of glass, the protection of silicone, and the power of color to a full line of products designed for healthy families. Lifefactory’s materials are free of all known harmful substances including BPA/BPS and phthalates. All components are made in North America andEurope. All products are dishwasher safe. The Company is privately held and headquartered in Sausalito, CA.
SOURCE Lifefactory, Inc.”
Haunting Graffiti in the GGP Panhandle – Hey, How Many Gallons of Pure HETCH HETCHY Water Has SFGov EVER Recycled? Ever?Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
This* is arresting:
It’s at the famed half-million-dollar Honorable Gavin Christopher Newsom Toilet Building** in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. (Learn about the building itself from SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi here – “Class For Your Ass.”)
Anyway, yes, our drinking water comes from
the Yosemite area [Please see Comments for this correction], from a thousand li away. So, you’re oll korrect on that score, artiste de graffiti.
But IMO, the arrow points in the wrong direction. ‘Cause the Ladies Room doorway you can see there has toilets filled with the very same drinking water.
So yeah, SFPUC, the chairs you sit on up there above Civic Center are sustainable or whatever, and that, somehow, helped your new building become Platinum Leed certified or whatever, but what about your actual operations, man? Oh, you inherited a big chunk of flooded Yosemite and that’s the way you like it and you’ll fight to maintain your Way Of Life for as long as possible and that’s part of the reason why the “World Capital of Innovation” can’t worry about recycling any water at all? OK fine. Hey, SFGov, how about the water you spray on the street from the street sweepers? Oh, that’s drinking water so pure that you don’t need to filter it as well, huh? OK fine.
*Does the jogger have a white shirt with golden (red) hair or a blue shirt with black hair? Well, actually, my camera chose to give her white shirt a blue tinge, which I hastily fixed with one click. Anyway, when you do this kind of thing, everything in the background in direct sunlight goes to heck, but that’s white balance for you. In mitigation, the colors you see on the right side should be pretty much spot-on.
**IDK, that could be its name, who knows. Willie Brown will go to his grave having failed at having SFO and/or long long 3rd Street named after him, after decades of effort. (I think he eventually got an airport terminal or something.) But Gavin has a long road ahead of him afore the NAAWP or some other org will become the front organization for naming anything of significance after GCN.
Absurd: Nestle Pure Life Bottled Water Delivery Driver Blocks Southbound Fillmore by Double Parking 3x in 2 BlocksThursday, January 15th, 2015
What’s this? It takes just one truck double parking in our defunct “Jazz District” to back up Fillmore Street all the way across Geary?
Dude stopped at least three times to deliver huge water bottles on both sides of the street, like he had all the time in the world
And he seemed to double park closer to the middle of the street than the right side.
Anyway, I tended to bidness and then came back up Fillmore northbound and Dude was still there on Fillmore, except this time he nosed in a bit. Here’s your reverse angle:
Don’t we get water from Hetch Hetchy? So why do we need Nestle to deliver these huge bottles as if we had the worst water in the world?
Nestle charges extra for San Francisco deliveries and this impossible delivery situation is part of the reason why.
IMO, this job, which is unecessary in the first place, is too big for one person to do without cutting corners…
The Thing About San Francisco’s Lands End is That It’s Basically One Giant Landslide Waiting to HappenWednesday, December 24th, 2014
Take a look here, from about a week ago, from a time just before the recent mini-slides shut the place down for the next ten days:
Imagine the trail before the big slide of long ago. Imagine a flat road connecting the foreground to the background hundreds of feet away – that’s what used to be there before, but now the trail goes up and around this location.
Lands End is just like Devil’s Slide.
It’s a tough place to maintain a road…
I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the mud-covered hills
‘Til the landslide brought me down
The Catch Basin Keeper’s Creed: “This is my catch basin. There are many like it, but this one is mine”Thursday, December 11th, 2014
This is my catch basin. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My adoptive catch basin is doing great – so far so good, during DeathStorm14:
My catch basin is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My catch basin, without me, is useless. Without my catch basin, I am useless. I must clear my catch basin true.
My catch basin is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, and accessories. I will repeated stab at it with a broom handle. I will keep my catch basin clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
Before God, I swear this creed. My catch basin and I are the defenders of my City and County. We are the masters of our Enemy, the Pineapple Express. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is San Francisco’s and there is no Death Storm, but peace!