Monthly Archives: January 2008

Driving forward

During my shift today The City was slow as usual for this time of year. With just under one hour remaining on my shift, a lady hailed me in the Marina asking to head toward Tiburon to see her mother … Continue reading

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Media roundup: tripped out childhood memories and some good music

And now, some media worthy of your attention. Video Take some happy childhood memories, then trip out. This is what you get. First, Garfield. “Lasagna Cat” does live animation renditions of Jim Davis’ classic strips and then does a remix … Continue reading

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Will another gruesome Muni death stir Nat Ford to action?

The Examiner and the Chronicle both report on a disturbing incident which occurred Wednesday in the Sunset District. A man attempted to board the N-Judah around 9pm when the doors evidently closed on him. The train proceeded to drag him … Continue reading

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Sign of Muni progress: rear boarding (beta)

Kudos to Muni for trying to address one of the two main causes of Muni’s notoriously low system-wide average speed: DWELL. (Dwell is a geek transit term for the time for loading and unloading of passengers.) The other cause? Busses … Continue reading

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The City needs congestion pricing.

(Photo Credit) On a recent episode of KQED’s Forum, Dave Iverson discusses the possibility of congestion pricing in the City with two main guests: Ken Cleaveland, director of government and public affairs with the Building Owners and Managers Association and … Continue reading

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Driving the slow winter days

I drove Friday and Sunday during the day. During my shifts Fridays are usually busy, and this Friday was no different. Even though I didn’t get out until an hour later than usual I was still able to make almost … Continue reading

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DTV Transition ads are confusing, ineffective.

The National Association of Broadcasters has commissioned 30 second advertisements meant to warn consumers about the impending shift from analog to digital only television transmissions. This DTV transition will render analog TV over-the-air broadcasts — those received by TVs connected … Continue reading

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