Monthly Archives: November 2007

Where to find a cab in San Francisco.

Another blogging SF cab driver posted a great find: a map showing where to hail a cab in the City. This map seems quite accurate from my few months of cab driving experience. You might want to keep a link … Continue reading

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When the wireless doesn’t work, write a poem.

the wireless is busted. my browser is encrusted with lameness and despair.

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Work

This weekend, The Oracle OpenWorld conference started Sunday, bringing bunches of people to the city and blocking off Howard Street. It was a busy weekend. I took a French speaking mom and daughter from the Haight to Union Square. My … Continue reading

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MUNI Haikus

Haikus about MUNI, just like the title says. Organized by bus line. My favorite from the 1 California (outside my window): pings, sci-fi noises 1 California zooms by not 1am yet –bobboman Link

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Work

Work was slow. I didn’t get a cab until late. I moved a couple from a Tenderloin apartment to… another Tenderloin apartment 3 blocks away. Yippee. I picked up a family from a hotel along with copious luggage and took … Continue reading

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Antitrust idiocy rises again — now it’s Apple’s turn!

Engadget reports that a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple claiming that its iPods are illegally tied to its iTunes software. In essence, the plaintiff claims the Apple iPod/iTunes ‘ecosystem’ locks out competitors. Non-Apple music players cannot play music … Continue reading

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Doing things we don’t like makes us human.

My friend Steve sent me this NY Times article by David Brooks. In a nutshell, Mr. Brooks says we ought to ‘outsource’ things we don’t like doing or thinking about with technology. Says Mr. Brooks, use a GPS instead of … Continue reading

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“Peak Medallions” are the answer to evening cab rush.

You have a 7pm reservation with friends across town in the Mission. It’s 6:30 and you know MUNI won’t get you there in less than an hour, so you have to cab it. You walk to the nearest busy street … Continue reading

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Work

Saturday, I drove cab 666. It’s semi–famous. I took a lady to her appointment at a Methodone clinic. She was tired of waiting for the 22. I took 3 guys to their respective homes in the Excelsior around 7 in … Continue reading

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1 mile on the MUNI takes longer than 10 on BART.

While this may be obvious to any San Francisco resident, I would like to release my extreme frustration caused by my travel from Berkeley to my apartment on Nob Hill this evening. The trip on BART from Berkeley to the … Continue reading

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