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There is clearly much left to be done, and whatever else we are going to do, we had better get on with it.   

--Rosalynn Carter

Posted on May 27, 2007 at 02:06 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Emergent transit planning... 2007


Posted on May 26, 2007 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Beautiful Miller's Martini at Absinthe 2007


Posted on May 25, 2007 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Breaking down the big fish chunk at the bar at Sebo 2007







Posted on May 25, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Um... 2007


Spotted in Emeryville.

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Posted on May 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Google doesn't really strike me as a Libra...

- Buzz Andersen
May 21, 2007

Posted on May 24, 2007 at 06:55 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (1)

highway patrol pulling over our bus 2007


Nice goin', hotshot.

Not much traffic this morning, we were moving along with everyone else at a good speed, when "whoop! Weeooo!" Mr. CHP pulls us over and proceeds to go through the whole routine (instead of taking bus #, driver #, route #, giving a warning & letting us on our way) - walk up, talk to driver, walk around front to note bus number, take driver's license, go back to his vehicle & check on it, come back and lecture more. Don't know what it was for, but there sure didn't seem to be anything unsafe happening when we heard the siren. This driver's always really good, too. Very odd.

So then, when he's done with his long ritual, he goes up to move some of those cones so we can pull into the empty lane to work up speed to re-merge into traffic, but the dork hasn't a clue about buses or trucks apparently because he moves two cones really close to the sign and the bus can't quite clear the sign, despite our very good driver's efforts. Ridiculous!


In the afternoon, I received a very courteous call from a supervisor at the CHP who gave me more context and the driver was speeding and public transit is not exempt from the rules of the road.

I felt that my frustration was heard along with my suggestion that a speedier process of citation/warning and some acknowledgment of the inconvenienced passengers would would be very helpful in these situations.

Overall, I feel satisfied with the response.

I do wish the officer had been more clueful on a couple counts tho'...

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Posted on May 24, 2007 at 12:00 PM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Red Room 2007

Photos and captions by Joe.




Posted on May 23, 2007 at 07:13 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

dinner with Joe's parents 2007

[who were visiting SF; according to Joe's Google Calendar]

Posted on May 23, 2007 at 07:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

San Francisco Cocktail Week closing party at Absinthe 2007

A photo by me:


A year later in conversation with him at a bar he recalled this round, which prompted me to go back in Flickr to see I'd even photographed it!

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Photos by Courtney P.

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Photos by Joe:


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Posted on May 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bay to Breakers 2007



Salmon running upstream through Hayes Valley

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Posted on May 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Follies at Marlena's, Hayes Valley 2007


Posted on May 19, 2007 at 12:01 PM in creativity, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Citizen Cake 2007

oh how we love Citizen Cake


delicious dessert


Wagashi 2010 at Citizen Cake

[photo and caption by Joe]


Dried persimmon mochi cake, crispy green tea soba, milk gelato, nori croquant.

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Posted on May 19, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Maker Faire 2007

Poems about anything


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OMG, Tim Hunkin!


such a wonderful surprise to have him at the festival and so great to hear he's continuing to be supported by working on machines for fun


a small maker


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Giant controller


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Posted on May 19, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity | Permalink | Comments (0)

out of town and folks at our place 2007

[according to Joe's Google Calendar, I was out of town on Friday the 18th and Jinx and Paul were at our place that night through Sunday]

Posted on May 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, mundania | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ninjas disarm here 2007


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Posted on May 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

out with friends from work during the conference 2007


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Posted on May 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

So sad to see this go down the tubes 2007

but it was the vision and voice of Derek and Heather that brought me to JPG. 

I could deal with a difference in how to work together, or how to execute that vision, but to deny the origins of the magazine and the key people behind it? That's flat out wrong, not to mention an incredibly stupid business move.


Posted on May 15, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, warnings & kvetches, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Graffiti on Valencia 2007


Posted on May 13, 2007 at 12:01 PM in creativity, San Francisco, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinah is shocked, simply shocked, at the display of fish 2007

[Title and photo by my friend Ann Larie] Fun dinner at Limon with Dinah & Joe, Rose & Mark
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Photo by Ann Larie, "Dinah happy to try something new - blue corn juice"

Posted on May 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
                                             --Dalai Lama

Posted on May 5, 2007 at 01:15 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (1)

Washington and Stockton 2007


Good old corner.

Posted on May 4, 2007 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Todd is that sort of squirrel. 2007


I just noticed that Todd the Squirrel from Achewood (the web comic) is apparently of the family that modeled for this old candy, which, by the way, you can obtain at Miette on Hayes Green.

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Posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:00 PM in random synaptic firing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Watching the artists at work 2007


The drivers of this big gear get such fluid motion out of it. Very impressive.

And now we'll just make certain no one messes with the little gear...


Neatly protecting the small vehicle with the big at the end of the workday.

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Posted on May 2, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity, the big room with the blue ceiling, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

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