Monthly Archives: December 2007

Illegal taxis suck, but they’re a symptom of insufficient supply, not lax enforcement.

A fellow SF taxi driver and blogger, the same guy or gal that posted a great map of where to find a cab in the City, posted a few pictures of a taxi operating illegally in the City during his … Continue reading

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And now for some hippie speak on why cars are bad.

First, a surprising statistic about per capita car ownership. The USA doesn’t even rank in the top five! First, a non-surprising statistic about per capita vehicle ownership. The USA ranks at the top! (Source) (Old Source – This data set … Continue reading

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What would a San Francisco subway system look like? Maybe a little something like this…

I’m a big fan of Eric’s Transbay Blog. This Eric fellow never fails to impress. A recent post posed this question: if we had all the money in the world to spend on transit (and sometimes it seems like we … Continue reading

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More proof that Microsoft hates Apple: Office on Mac OS X sucks.

Microsoft Office for Mac OS X sucks. Everyone knows it. Let’s count the ways: It’s a system resource hog. Loading Microsoft Word takes forever. Look MS, this is a friggin’ rich text editor. You don’t need to load the entire … Continue reading

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We need more useful transit maps in the Bay Area. Here are a few.

Most transit maps of Bay Area and City transit systems suck. Some are misleading. It seems like everyone that moves to San Francisco checks out the Muni service map (warning, large GIF file) and responds with joy! “Wow, look at … Continue reading

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Transit fun fact: Fillmore Street developed as a commercial zone because of the 1906 quake.

(Photo Credit) Here’s another cool factoid from the amazing (out-of-print) book on the history of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. We know Upper Fillmore Street today as a bustling commercial district with high-end shops and restaurants married closely with its … Continue reading

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UCSF makes its own power. Why?

This past weekend I took a guy home early in the morning at the end of his night shift at the University of California, San Francisco‘s power plant. At first I thought he meant he works to maintain the big … Continue reading

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